The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
Rank 101 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1008 1104 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.25% 2.12% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.02% 14.56% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 618 615
Median daily rate £370 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 59 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 909 £375 -3.22% 231
London -13 290 £400 -5.88% 80
South East -2 246 £400 +14.28% 42
Hampshire -3 88 £420 +5.00% 14
West Midlands +39 87 £368 -12.50% 27
North West +39 83 £355 -16.47% 37
East of England -16 56 £285 -24.00% 14
City of London +25 54 £400 -5.88% 17
Scotland +6 50 £324 -14.80% 6
Buckinghamshire +30 49 £363 +11.53% 7
South West +3 47 £280 +4.67% 10
Milton Keynes +31 41 £400 -6.43% 4
Manchester +34 39 £425 +17.24% 24
Berkshire -13 37 £331 -3.63% 4
North East +7 35 £395 +39.69% 2
Solihull -1 34 £265 - 2
Yorkshire -5 34 £425 +41.66% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 32 £395 +39.69% 2
Tyne and Wear -3 32 £395 +39.69% 2
East Midlands +7 29 £300 -23.80% 7
Birmingham +16 28 £311 -14.13% 9
Surrey -13 28 £210 -45.45% 10
Hertfordshire -8 22 £198 -45.51% 7
South Wales +18 18 £300 - 1
Merseyside +14 18 £340 +78.94% 2
Wales +14 18 £300 - 2
Oxfordshire +12 18 £475 +46.15% 2
West Yorkshire -4 17 £425 +34.38% 8
Cheshire +18 14 £338 -32.50% 8
Basingstoke +16 14 £315 -37.00% 1

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LAN.

1 1696 (80.00%) WAN
2 1151 (54.29%) Cisco
3 923 (43.54%) Firewall
4 695 (32.78%) Windows
5 692 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
6 528 (24.91%) Security Cleared
7 464 (21.89%) SC Cleared
8 460 (21.70%) CCNP
9 446 (21.04%) Microsoft
9 446 (21.04%) Data Centre
10 417 (19.67%) Wireless
11 416 (19.62%) Active Directory
12 401 (18.92%) VPN
13 387 (18.25%) TCP/IP
13 387 (18.25%) ITIL
14 367 (17.31%) CCNA
15 353 (16.65%) VMware
16 339 (15.99%) Juniper
17 315 (14.86%) DNS
18 310 (14.62%) CheckPoint
19 274 (12.92%) Network Design
20 268 (12.64%) Network Security
21 264 (12.45%) Windows Server
22 255 (12.03%) VoIP
23 247 (11.65%) DHCP
23 247 (11.65%) Linux
24 243 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
25 227 (10.71%) MPLS
26 216 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
27 212 (10.00%) F5

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 93 (4.39%) MS Exchange
2 57 (2.69%) IIS
3 50 (2.36%) Skype for Business
4 48 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 41 (1.93%) Apache
6 34 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 14 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.42%) DataSynapse
13 9 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.38%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 175 (8.25%) MS Office
2 160 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 60 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.094%) assyst
3 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.047%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.047%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.047%) RMDS
4 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 126 (5.94%) Office 365
2 124 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.50%) IaaS
5 30 (1.42%) PaaS
6 26 (1.23%) SaaS
7 21 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.19%) Akamai
12 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.094%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.094%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.094%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1696 (80.00%) WAN
2 923 (43.54%) Firewall
3 417 (19.67%) Wireless
4 401 (18.92%) VPN
5 387 (18.25%) TCP/IP
6 315 (14.86%) DNS
7 268 (12.64%) Network Security
8 255 (12.03%) VoIP
9 247 (11.65%) DHCP
10 243 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
11 227 (10.71%) MPLS
12 177 (8.35%) BGP
13 173 (8.16%) OSPF
14 167 (7.88%) Internet
15 164 (7.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 161 (7.59%) WLAN
17 159 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
18 151 (7.12%) SAN
19 133 (6.27%) VLAN
20 100 (4.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.27%) MySQL
4 25 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 19 (0.90%) HBase
5 19 (0.90%) Redis
6 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.75%) Big Data
8 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
10 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.42%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.42%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Zeppelin
14 6 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (0.85%) JIRA
2 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.33%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.14%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.14%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.094%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.094%) JMeter
9 1 (0.047%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.047%) Maven
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.047%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.047%) Subversion
General
1 202 (9.53%) Finance
2 186 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 73 (3.44%) Banking
4 54 (2.55%) Retail
5 29 (1.37%) Legal
6 23 (1.08%) Back Office
7 22 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.61%) Advertising
8 13 (0.61%) Marketing
9 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.38%) Games
11 7 (0.33%) Local Government
12 6 (0.28%) Electronics
12 6 (0.28%) French Language
12 6 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.19%) Automotive
14 4 (0.19%) Military
14 4 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 612 (28.87%) Network Engineer
2 304 (14.34%) Architect
3 249 (11.75%) Analyst
4 146 (6.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 145 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 121 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 114 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 110 (5.19%) Network Architect
8 110 (5.19%) Project Manager
9 105 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 86 (4.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 85 (4.01%) Network Analyst
12 78 (3.68%) LAN Engineer
13 75 (3.54%) Support Analyst
14 71 (3.35%) Network Support
15 70 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
16 69 (3.25%) Security Engineer
17 67 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
18 63 (2.97%) Consultant
19 60 (2.83%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
2 49 (2.31%) Web Services
3 43 (2.03%) 802.1X
4 34 (1.60%) Middleware
5 18 (0.85%) XML
6 17 (0.80%) HTML
7 15 (0.71%) .NET
7 15 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 15 (0.71%) RESTful
8 14 (0.66%) CSS
9 9 (0.42%) Rendezvous
9 9 (0.42%) XMPP
9 9 (0.42%) XSLT
10 8 (0.38%) Apache Tez
10 8 (0.38%) Kafka
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.33%) J2EE
11 7 (0.33%) Leaflet
12 6 (0.28%) MFC
12 6 (0.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 446 (21.04%) Data Centre
2 115 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 107 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 40 (1.89%) NHS
7 32 (1.51%) Clustering
8 30 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 29 (1.37%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 25 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
12 24 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 24 (1.13%) CMDB
13 23 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.08%) Smartphone
14 21 (0.99%) PKI
15 20 (0.94%) Replication
16 15 (0.71%) PMI
16 15 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 14 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 695 (32.78%) Windows
2 264 (12.45%) Windows Server
3 247 (11.65%) Linux
4 149 (7.03%) Unix
5 138 (6.51%) Windows 7
6 130 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 90 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (2.92%) Windows 10
10 55 (2.59%) Windows XP
11 47 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.84%) Android
13 38 (1.79%) Solaris
14 34 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.08%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.90%) Mac OS X
17 14 (0.66%) CatOS
18 8 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.38%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (18.25%) ITIL
2 274 (12.92%) Network Design
3 169 (7.97%) Service Management
4 167 (7.88%) Project Management
5 149 (7.03%) Migration
6 130 (6.13%) Load Balancing
7 115 (5.42%) Network Management
8 114 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
9 111 (5.24%) PRINCE2
10 86 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (4.06%) Change Management
10 86 (4.06%) Configuration Management
11 84 (3.96%) Information Security
12 80 (3.77%) Problem Management
13 75 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
14 71 (3.35%) SIEM
15 69 (3.25%) Patch Management
16 67 (3.16%) Network Architecture
16 67 (3.16%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (4.72%) SQL
2 50 (2.36%) PowerShell
3 36 (1.70%) Java
4 35 (1.65%) C
5 30 (1.42%) Python
6 23 (1.08%) Perl
7 19 (0.90%) C++
8 12 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.57%) VBScript
9 11 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.47%) C#
11 6 (0.28%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.24%) VB
13 4 (0.19%) Lisp
13 4 (0.19%) PHP
14 3 (0.14%) Korn
15 2 (0.094%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.047%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.047%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.047%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 692 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
2 528 (24.91%) Security Cleared
3 464 (21.89%) SC Cleared
4 460 (21.70%) CCNP
5 367 (17.31%) CCNA
6 176 (8.30%) CCIE
7 137 (6.46%) Degree
8 104 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 101 (4.76%) CCDP
10 80 (3.77%) CISSP
11 73 (3.44%) MCSE
12 68 (3.21%) CCSE
13 67 (3.16%) CCSA
14 66 (3.11%) JNCIA
15 64 (3.02%) DV Cleared
16 54 (2.55%) SANS
16 54 (2.55%) SSCP
17 46 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
18 44 (2.08%) CCIP
19 42 (1.98%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.55%) SLA
2 51 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.71%) PMO
7 13 (0.61%) QA
8 11 (0.52%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.38%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.28%) RMADS
11 4 (0.19%) COBIT
12 2 (0.094%) BS25999
12 2 (0.094%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 416 (19.62%) Active Directory
2 216 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.22%) vSphere
5 36 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
6 29 (1.37%) XenApp
7 26 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 25 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.75%) Xen
10 16 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.71%) Docker
11 15 (0.71%) Firmware
12 14 (0.66%) KVM
12 14 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.61%) ProxySG
13 13 (0.61%) vCloud
13 13 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.57%) NFS
15 11 (0.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 96 (4.53%) SCCM
2 81 (3.82%) FortiGate
3 49 (2.31%) QRadar
4 47 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
5 30 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 29 (1.37%) Puppet
7 25 (1.18%) Nessus
8 24 (1.13%) Ansible
9 20 (0.94%) Kibana
10 19 (0.90%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.90%) logstash
11 17 (0.80%) Nagios
12 16 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
13 15 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 14 (0.66%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.61%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.57%) ZABBIX
17 11 (0.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1151 (54.29%) Cisco
2 446 (21.04%) Microsoft
3 353 (16.65%) VMware
4 339 (15.99%) Juniper
5 310 (14.62%) CheckPoint
6 212 (10.00%) F5
7 200 (9.43%) Citrix
8 173 (8.16%) HP
9 105 (4.95%) Palo Alto
10 104 (4.91%) Fortinet
11 98 (4.62%) Apple
12 94 (4.43%) Riverbed
13 90 (4.25%) Intel Security
14 87 (4.10%) Aruba
15 83 (3.92%) SolarWinds
16 80 (3.77%) Oracle
17 79 (3.73%) IBM
18 62 (2.92%) Splunk
19 55 (2.59%) Blue Coat
20 44 (2.08%) Dell
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