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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 108 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1123 1200 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.19% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.75% 15.32% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 718 750
Median daily rate £375 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £210 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 95 98
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -11.80%

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
7611 7835 8312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.17% 14.32% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4599 4756
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 475 451
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -13 987 £380 -5.00% 256
London -18 339 £400 -5.82% 76
South East -15 215 £362 -9.50% 55
North West +35 129 £438 +15.89% 25
West Midlands -2 92 £363 +17.88% 22
Scotland +9 73 £341 -10.19% 5
Manchester +37 69 £450 +28.57% 16
Berkshire -8 69 £375 -6.25% 17
Hampshire -14 65 £343 -14.37% 20
East of England -4 61 £325 +4.00% 17
South West +14 60 £290 -17.14% 24
City of London +9 46 £405 - 19
Wales +18 38 £400 +28.00% 4
North East -7 38 £403 +7.33% 3
South Wales +21 35 £400 +28.00% 3
Shropshire +27 33 £350 +16.66%
Yorkshire -13 33 £356 +3.63% 18
Telford - 32 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -20 27 £410 +5.80% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 25 £410 +5.80% 2
Surrey +5 23 £375 -9.09% 8
West Yorkshire -10 23 £400 - 8
Merseyside +16 21 £350 -20.00% 2
East Midlands -30 21 £250 -37.50% 15
Edinburgh +20 20 £338 +35.00% 1
Cheshire +12 20 £350 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £315 -25.88% 4
Glasgow +14 19 £333 -5.00% 1
Salford - 19 £450 -
Reading -4 18 £313 -26.47% 7

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 1827 (81.34%) WAN
2 1194 (53.16%) Cisco
3 986 (43.90%) Firewall
4 709 (31.57%) Cisco Certification
5 669 (29.79%) Windows
6 512 (22.80%) Data Centre
7 470 (20.93%) CCNP
8 467 (20.79%) Microsoft
9 449 (19.99%) VPN
9 449 (19.99%) Security Cleared
10 443 (19.72%) Active Directory
11 411 (18.30%) Wireless
12 403 (17.94%) SC Cleared
13 400 (17.81%) VMware
14 393 (17.50%) CCNA
15 381 (16.96%) TCP/IP
16 366 (16.30%) ITIL
17 332 (14.78%) CheckPoint
18 329 (14.65%) Network Security
19 301 (13.40%) Cisco ASA
20 296 (13.18%) VoIP
21 292 (13.00%) DNS
22 287 (12.78%) Windows Server
23 279 (12.42%) Juniper
24 263 (11.71%) Linux
25 250 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
26 236 (10.51%) Network Design
27 229 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
28 227 (10.11%) WLAN
29 216 (9.62%) DHCP

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
1 129 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 68 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 67 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (2.32%) Apache
5 48 (2.14%) IIS
6 42 (1.87%) SharePoint
7 35 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 18 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 18 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
12 13 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (0.58%) JBoss
13 12 (0.53%) Mule
14 11 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.40%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 155 (6.90%) MS Office
2 144 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 58 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.36%) MS Project
7 5 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.089%) InDesign
8 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.089%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.089%) RMDS
2 2 (0.089%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.045%) assyst
3 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.045%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.045%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.045%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 123 (5.48%) Office 365
2 112 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (1.51%) IaaS
5 26 (1.16%) SaaS
6 24 (1.07%) PaaS
7 14 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.089%) Yammer
12 1 (0.045%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.045%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1827 (81.34%) WAN
2 986 (43.90%) Firewall
3 449 (19.99%) VPN
4 411 (18.30%) Wireless
5 381 (16.96%) TCP/IP
6 329 (14.65%) Network Security
7 301 (13.40%) Cisco ASA
8 296 (13.18%) VoIP
9 292 (13.00%) DNS
10 229 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
11 227 (10.11%) WLAN
12 216 (9.62%) DHCP
13 209 (9.31%) SAN
14 198 (8.82%) MPLS
15 192 (8.55%) Internet
16 184 (8.19%) BGP
17 182 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 177 (7.88%) OSPF
19 155 (6.90%) VLAN
20 111 (4.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 33 (1.47%) MySQL
4 32 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 28 (1.25%) HBase
6 20 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.53%) Big Data
8 12 (0.53%) Redis
9 11 (0.49%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.40%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.40%) Sqoop
12 8 (0.36%) Apache Zeppelin
Development Applications
1 14 (0.62%) Jenkins
1 14 (0.62%) JIRA
2 8 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.31%) Subversion
4 6 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.22%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.13%) Maven
7 2 (0.089%) Ant
7 2 (0.089%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.089%) Hudson
7 2 (0.089%) JMeter
7 2 (0.089%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.089%) Toad
8 1 (0.045%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.045%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.045%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.045%) Travis CI
General
1 198 (8.82%) Finance
2 188 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 80 (3.56%) Banking
4 52 (2.32%) Retail
5 24 (1.07%) Legal
6 21 (0.93%) Marketing
7 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.53%) Advertising
8 12 (0.53%) Back Office
9 11 (0.49%) Law
10 10 (0.45%) Electronics
11 9 (0.40%) Military
12 8 (0.36%) Local Government
13 7 (0.31%) Billing
14 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.22%) Games
15 5 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 599 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 398 (17.72%) Architect
3 227 (10.11%) Analyst
4 183 (8.15%) Cisco Engineer
5 152 (6.77%) Support Engineer
6 150 (6.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 144 (6.41%) Network Architect
8 143 (6.37%) Infrastructure Architect
9 139 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 134 (5.97%) Project Manager
11 107 (4.76%) Security Engineer
12 101 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
13 94 (4.19%) Consultant
14 87 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
15 83 (3.70%) Network Analyst
16 82 (3.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 79 (3.52%) LAN Engineer
18 67 (2.98%) Network Support
19 66 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
20 63 (2.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (2.63%) Middleware
2 56 (2.49%) 802.1X
3 40 (1.78%) ELK Stack
4 38 (1.69%) Web Services
5 35 (1.56%) XML
6 32 (1.42%) HTML
7 25 (1.11%) XSLT
8 20 (0.89%) .NET
9 19 (0.85%) CSS
10 16 (0.71%) Rendezvous
11 13 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 11 (0.49%) RESTful
13 8 (0.36%) Apache Tez
13 8 (0.36%) HTML5
13 8 (0.36%) Kafka
13 8 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
14 7 (0.31%) J2EE
14 7 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
15 6 (0.27%) XMPP
16 5 (0.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 512 (22.80%) Data Centre
2 106 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.18%) NHS
5 47 (2.09%) Private Cloud
6 40 (1.78%) Driving Licence
7 38 (1.69%) Clustering
8 37 (1.65%) Blackberry
9 34 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
10 33 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 31 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.07%) Replication
13 21 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
14 20 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 20 (0.89%) PKI
15 17 (0.76%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.53%) CMDB
17 12 (0.53%) IVR
18 11 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 669 (29.79%) Windows
2 287 (12.78%) Windows Server
3 263 (11.71%) Linux
4 168 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 151 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 148 (6.59%) Unix
7 110 (4.90%) Windows 7
8 95 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (2.94%) Solaris
10 57 (2.54%) Windows 10
11 56 (2.49%) Windows 8
12 40 (1.78%) Windows XP
13 33 (1.47%) Android
14 31 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 25 (1.11%) Apple iOS
15 25 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.58%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.53%) CentOS
19 11 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (16.30%) ITIL
2 236 (10.51%) Network Design
3 184 (8.19%) Project Management
4 173 (7.70%) Migration
5 132 (5.88%) Service Management
6 123 (5.48%) Load Balancing
7 118 (5.25%) PRINCE2
8 112 (4.99%) Network Management
9 108 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
10 97 (4.32%) Change Management
11 92 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 90 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (3.56%) SIEM
14 77 (3.43%) Configuration Management
15 74 (3.29%) High Availability
16 70 (3.12%) Patch Management
17 69 (3.07%) DevOps
17 69 (3.07%) Information Security
18 66 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
19 65 (2.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 120 (5.34%) SQL
2 52 (2.32%) PowerShell
3 49 (2.18%) Java
4 32 (1.42%) Python
5 29 (1.29%) C++
6 26 (1.16%) C
7 23 (1.02%) Perl
8 20 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 20 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 18 (0.80%) PHP
10 16 (0.71%) C#
11 13 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.58%) VB
12 6 (0.27%) VBScript
13 5 (0.22%) Ruby
14 2 (0.089%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.089%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.045%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.045%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 709 (31.57%) Cisco Certification
2 470 (20.93%) CCNP
3 449 (19.99%) Security Cleared
4 403 (17.94%) SC Cleared
5 393 (17.50%) CCNA
6 136 (6.06%) CCIE
7 113 (5.03%) Degree
8 90 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 84 (3.74%) CISSP
10 71 (3.16%) MCSE
11 58 (2.58%) CCDP
12 49 (2.18%) DV Cleared
13 43 (1.91%) CCDA
14 42 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (1.74%) CCSA
15 39 (1.74%) SANS
16 37 (1.65%) CCSE
17 35 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 34 (1.51%) MCP
18 34 (1.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 68 (3.03%) SLA
3 40 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.76%) RMADS
6 14 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.45%) QA
8 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 443 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 250 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (4.50%) Hyper-V
4 76 (3.38%) vSphere
5 56 (2.49%) XenApp
6 39 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 34 (1.51%) Xen
9 30 (1.34%) KVM
10 27 (1.20%) NFS
10 27 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (1.11%) SRDF
11 25 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.07%) Firmware
12 24 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.67%) vCloud
14 13 (0.58%) Docker
15 11 (0.49%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
17 9 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 122 (5.43%) SCCM
2 60 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 48 (2.14%) Puppet
4 42 (1.87%) Nessus
5 40 (1.78%) Ansible
6 36 (1.60%) QRadar
7 34 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (1.38%) SCOM
9 29 (1.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 25 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
11 24 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
12 23 (1.02%) Backup Exec
13 21 (0.93%) WSUS
14 20 (0.89%) AirWatch
15 19 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
17 14 (0.62%) NetBackup
18 13 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
19 12 (0.53%) Kibana
19 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1194 (53.16%) Cisco
2 467 (20.79%) Microsoft
3 400 (17.81%) VMware
4 332 (14.78%) CheckPoint
5 279 (12.42%) Juniper
6 196 (8.73%) Citrix
7 153 (6.81%) F5
8 126 (5.61%) Palo Alto
9 125 (5.57%) HP
10 100 (4.45%) Oracle
11 97 (4.32%) Intel Security
12 93 (4.14%) IBM
13 88 (3.92%) Fortinet
14 75 (3.34%) SolarWinds
15 72 (3.21%) Apple
15 72 (3.21%) NetApp
16 60 (2.67%) Blue Coat
17 59 (2.63%) Aruba
17 59 (2.63%) Splunk
18 58 (2.58%) Riverbed
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: 3 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £80 - 85 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
AAP3
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £397.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago