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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 114 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 1137 1201 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 2.09% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.41% 14.99% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 750 640
Median daily rate £399 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 89 71
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%

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
8477 8013 8229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5161 4567 4443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 458
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 1048 £400 +14.28% 247
London -46 334 £450 +24.13% 66
South East -16 219 £375 +4.89% 66
West Midlands +4 103 £400 +23.07% 16
East of England +49 97 £300 -4.00% 16
North West +19 84 £390 +15.55% 21
South West +19 80 £325 - 16
City of London -23 67 £463 +8.82% 18
Berkshire +1 63 £368 +13.07% 19
Yorkshire -24 59 £325 +27.45% 28
Hampshire -6 56 £390 +0.64% 11
Scotland +29 55 £370 +27.58% 9
Manchester +10 48 £400 +28.00% 10
Surrey +13 38 £401 +20.90% 11
Southampton +23 34 £400 +6.66% 3
West Yorkshire +11 34 £325 +8.33% 20
East Midlands +10 34 £400 +6.66% 11
Birmingham +8 31 £319 +1.59% 6
Leeds +19 30 £325 -3.70% 11
Reading +15 28 £445 +14.83% 7
Edinburgh +15 28 £350 +20.68% 1
Bedfordshire +23 27 £488 +27.86% 2
Hertfordshire +4 26 £375 -16.66% 3
North East -6 26 £320 +3.22% 6
Bristol +10 24 £325 -10.34% 4
Essex +25 23 £255 -36.25% 2
Solihull +10 23 £285 - 2
Tyne and Wear -14 23 £330 +9.27% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 22 £330 +9.27% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 20 £363 -6.45% 7

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 1954 (86.73%) WAN
2 1170 (51.93%) Cisco
3 1010 (44.83%) Firewall
4 726 (32.22%) Cisco Certification
5 695 (30.85%) Windows
6 505 (22.41%) CCNP
7 503 (22.33%) Active Directory
8 478 (21.22%) Data Centre
9 469 (20.82%) Wireless
10 451 (20.02%) Microsoft
11 433 (19.22%) VMware
12 427 (18.95%) ITIL
13 420 (18.64%) VPN
14 396 (17.58%) TCP/IP
15 387 (17.18%) CCNA
16 358 (15.89%) CheckPoint
17 345 (15.31%) Security Cleared
18 334 (14.82%) Network Security
19 319 (14.16%) DNS
20 310 (13.76%) VoIP
21 308 (13.67%) Windows Server
22 298 (13.23%) SC Cleared
23 293 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 292 (12.96%) Finance
25 286 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
26 271 (12.03%) Juniper
27 255 (11.32%) MPLS
28 251 (11.14%) Linux
29 242 (10.74%) Citrix
30 236 (10.47%) SAN

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
1 183 (8.12%) MS Exchange
2 77 (3.42%) Skype for Business
3 74 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 57 (2.53%) IIS
6 38 (1.69%) Apache
7 34 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (0.89%) Mule
13 19 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 18 (0.80%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.71%) IBM Notes
15 16 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
16 15 (0.67%) JBoss
17 10 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
18 6 (0.27%) CMS
18 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 146 (6.48%) MS Office
2 117 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 61 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.75%) MS Project
6 13 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.089%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.089%) InDesign
8 2 (0.089%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.044%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.13%) RMDS
2 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.089%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.089%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.089%) Primavera
3 2 (0.089%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.044%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (5.15%) Office 365
3 87 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (2.71%) IaaS
5 49 (2.17%) PaaS
6 33 (1.46%) SaaS
7 13 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.044%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.044%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1954 (86.73%) WAN
2 1010 (44.83%) Firewall
3 469 (20.82%) Wireless
4 420 (18.64%) VPN
5 396 (17.58%) TCP/IP
6 334 (14.82%) Network Security
7 319 (14.16%) DNS
8 310 (13.76%) VoIP
9 286 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
10 255 (11.32%) MPLS
11 236 (10.47%) SAN
12 216 (9.59%) DHCP
13 214 (9.50%) Wi-Fi
14 210 (9.32%) BGP
15 192 (8.52%) WLAN
16 191 (8.48%) OSPF
17 167 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 157 (6.97%) Internet
19 155 (6.88%) VLAN
20 115 (5.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.62%) Relational Database
3 31 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (0.93%) MySQL
5 20 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 18 (0.80%) HBase
7 11 (0.49%) Data Mining
8 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.18%) QlikView
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.13%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.13%) DB2
12 3 (0.13%) GIS
12 3 (0.13%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.44%) JIRA
4 9 (0.40%) Subversion
5 8 (0.36%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.18%) Hudson
6 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.089%) Ant
8 2 (0.089%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.089%) Maven
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.089%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.089%) Toad
8 2 (0.089%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.044%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.044%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.044%) Vagrant
General
1 292 (12.96%) Finance
2 214 (9.50%) Telecoms
3 100 (4.44%) Banking
4 50 (2.22%) Retail
5 44 (1.95%) Legal
6 30 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 21 (0.93%) Marketing
8 15 (0.67%) Billing
8 15 (0.67%) Military
9 14 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.58%) Advertising
11 12 (0.53%) Back Office
11 12 (0.53%) French Language
12 11 (0.49%) Local Government
13 10 (0.44%) German Language
14 9 (0.40%) Law
15 8 (0.36%) Electronics
16 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 615 (27.30%) Network Engineer
2 403 (17.89%) Architect
3 249 (11.05%) Analyst
4 171 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 151 (6.70%) Support Engineer
6 145 (6.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 143 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 140 (6.21%) Project Manager
9 138 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 130 (5.77%) Network Architect
11 119 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
12 105 (4.66%) Consultant
13 91 (4.04%) Security Engineer
14 83 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
15 82 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
16 75 (3.33%) Network Analyst
17 73 (3.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 71 (3.15%) LAN Engineer
18 71 (3.15%) Network Support
19 59 (2.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.42%) Middleware
2 68 (3.02%) 802.1X
3 52 (2.31%) HTML
4 33 (1.46%) XML
5 30 (1.33%) Web Services
6 24 (1.07%) XSLT
7 23 (1.02%) .NET
8 16 (0.71%) Rendezvous
9 15 (0.67%) CSS
10 8 (0.36%) HTML5
10 8 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (0.22%) LAMP
11 5 (0.22%) ODBC
11 5 (0.22%) SOAP
12 3 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.13%) Servlets
12 3 (0.13%) XMPP
13 2 (0.089%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 478 (21.22%) Data Centre
2 94 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 63 (2.80%) Clustering
5 49 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 44 (1.95%) Blackberry
7 38 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 37 (1.64%) Driving Licence
9 32 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.38%) Computer Science
11 29 (1.29%) IVR
11 29 (1.29%) PKI
12 25 (1.11%) Replication
13 22 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 22 (0.98%) NHS
14 19 (0.84%) Handset
15 18 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.67%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.62%) BYOD
17 14 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 695 (30.85%) Windows
2 308 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 251 (11.14%) Linux
4 189 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (6.21%) Unix
7 139 (6.17%) Windows 7
8 119 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (3.15%) Solaris
10 63 (2.80%) Windows XP
11 45 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 43 (1.91%) Mac OS X
13 38 (1.69%) Windows 10
14 26 (1.15%) Android
15 23 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (0.93%) AIX
17 15 (0.67%) CentOS
17 15 (0.67%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.62%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (18.95%) ITIL
2 225 (9.99%) Network Design
3 176 (7.81%) Migration
4 174 (7.72%) Project Management
5 151 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 121 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 116 (5.15%) Change Management
7 116 (5.15%) Service Management
8 106 (4.70%) PRINCE2
9 105 (4.66%) Network Management
10 99 (4.39%) High Availability
11 85 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 84 (3.73%) DevOps
13 83 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
15 73 (3.24%) SIEM
16 67 (2.97%) Service Delivery
17 62 (2.75%) Kalman Filter
17 62 (2.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 60 (2.66%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 141 (6.26%) SQL
2 83 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 43 (1.91%) Python
4 41 (1.82%) Java
5 40 (1.78%) Perl
6 35 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 22 (0.98%) C++
8 22 (0.98%) PHP
9 19 (0.84%) C#
9 19 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.80%) C
11 16 (0.71%) VB
12 10 (0.44%) VBScript
13 8 (0.36%) Ruby
14 4 (0.18%) AppleScript
15 2 (0.089%) Korn
15 2 (0.089%) Lisp
15 2 (0.089%) VBA
16 1 (0.044%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 726 (32.22%) Cisco Certification
2 505 (22.41%) CCNP
3 387 (17.18%) CCNA
4 345 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 298 (13.23%) SC Cleared
6 149 (6.61%) CCIE
7 114 (5.06%) Degree
8 82 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 81 (3.60%) CCDP
10 57 (2.53%) CISSP
11 56 (2.49%) MCSE
12 42 (1.86%) CCSE
13 41 (1.82%) CCSA
14 40 (1.78%) MCP
15 37 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (1.42%) PMP
17 30 (1.33%) PMI Certification
18 28 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
19 27 (1.20%) CCDA
20 26 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.31%) SLA
2 54 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 43 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 20 (0.89%) QA
6 12 (0.53%) RMADS
7 9 (0.40%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.089%) COBIT
11 1 (0.044%) GxP
11 1 (0.044%) MiFID
System Software
1 503 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 293 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 70 (3.11%) XenApp
5 68 (3.02%) vSphere
6 53 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 41 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.69%) Xen
8 38 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 35 (1.55%) KVM
10 32 (1.42%) NFS
11 28 (1.24%) SRDF
12 22 (0.98%) Firmware
13 21 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.84%) vCloud
15 9 (0.40%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.40%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.40%) XenServer
16 8 (0.36%) iptables
17 7 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 144 (6.39%) SCCM
2 68 (3.02%) Puppet
3 61 (2.71%) Ansible
4 51 (2.26%) SCOM
5 47 (2.09%) FortiGate
6 39 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 25 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 25 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 24 (1.07%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
8 24 (1.07%) Nessus
9 23 (1.02%) WSUS
10 22 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (0.89%) AirWatch
13 19 (0.84%) Cacti
13 19 (0.84%) Nagios
14 17 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
15 16 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1170 (51.93%) Cisco
2 451 (20.02%) Microsoft
3 433 (19.22%) VMware
4 358 (15.89%) CheckPoint
5 271 (12.03%) Juniper
6 242 (10.74%) Citrix
7 170 (7.55%) F5
8 148 (6.57%) HP
9 147 (6.52%) Palo Alto
10 110 (4.88%) Oracle
11 86 (3.82%) Fortinet
11 86 (3.82%) IBM
12 76 (3.37%) NetApp
13 67 (2.97%) SolarWinds
14 59 (2.62%) Avaya
14 59 (2.62%) EMC
14 59 (2.62%) Intel Security
15 50 (2.22%) Riverbed
16 48 (2.13%) Aruba
17 45 (2.00%) Blue Coat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Rate: £100 per day + .
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £274 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £690.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 11 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago