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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
Rank 100 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 1030 1132 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.34% 2.23% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.26% 15.33% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 651 632
Median daily rate £362 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 81 96
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.98 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -9.27%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -6 915 £374 -6.62% 242
London -19 319 £380 -10.58% 72
South East -13 226 £374 -6.43% 51
West Midlands +28 83 £350 +7.69% 32
North West +34 81 £350 -12.50% 29
Hampshire -3 80 £385 -3.75% 13
Scotland +23 68 £325 -18.75% 6
City of London +23 63 £400 -1.23% 23
East of England -16 62 £325 -13.33% 8
Berkshire -6 49 £350 -6.66% 11
South West +17 47 £293 +0.86% 14
Buckinghamshire +28 39 £350 -6.97% 10
Yorkshire -8 38 £356 +18.55% 18
Manchester +38 34 £425 +19.29% 23
North East +12 34 £375 -3.22% 2
Solihull +8 33 £265 - 4
Milton Keynes +35 31 £350 -17.64% 4
Birmingham +5 26 £310 -7.46% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 26 £400 +3.22% 1
Tyne and Wear -8 26 £400 +3.22% 1
East Midlands -18 25 £275 -21.42% 14
West Yorkshire +11 24 £400 +16.36% 11
Surrey -4 24 £350 -12.50% 6
Hertfordshire -13 22 £195 -48.00% 2
Oxfordshire +13 20 £350 -6.66% 3
Merseyside +16 18 £340 +21.42% 1
Cheshire +10 18 £338 -32.50% 4
Wales +10 17 £369 +30.53% 5
Wiltshire +9 17 £365 +46.00% 3
Aberdeen +4 17 £383 +8.51%

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1755 (80.99%) WAN
2 1212 (55.93%) Cisco
3 965 (44.53%) Firewall
4 694 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
5 664 (30.64%) Windows
6 487 (22.47%) Security Cleared
7 478 (22.06%) Data Centre
8 450 (20.77%) CCNP
9 447 (20.63%) Microsoft
10 434 (20.03%) SC Cleared
11 424 (19.57%) Active Directory
12 404 (18.64%) VPN
13 395 (18.23%) Wireless
14 394 (18.18%) VMware
15 392 (18.09%) TCP/IP
16 387 (17.86%) ITIL
17 378 (17.44%) CCNA
18 334 (15.41%) Juniper
19 327 (15.09%) CheckPoint
20 325 (15.00%) DNS
21 297 (13.71%) Network Security
22 291 (13.43%) Windows Server
23 271 (12.51%) Cisco ASA
24 264 (12.18%) VoIP
25 260 (12.00%) Network Design
26 252 (11.63%) DHCP
27 239 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
28 229 (10.57%) Linux
29 226 (10.43%) MPLS
30 211 (9.74%) Telecoms

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
1 119 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 69 (3.18%) Skype for Business
3 55 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 54 (2.49%) IIS
5 52 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (1.98%) Apache
7 28 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
14 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.42%) JBoss
15 8 (0.37%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 147 (6.78%) MS Office
2 134 (6.18%) MS Excel
3 64 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.32%) MS Project
7 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) InDesign
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.092%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.092%) RMDS
3 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.046%) assyst
4 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.046%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 120 (5.54%) Office 365
2 113 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (2.35%) IaaS
5 31 (1.43%) PaaS
6 28 (1.29%) SaaS
7 20 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.23%) Akamai
9 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.092%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.092%) Yammer
13 1 (0.046%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.046%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.046%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1755 (80.99%) WAN
2 965 (44.53%) Firewall
3 404 (18.64%) VPN
4 395 (18.23%) Wireless
5 392 (18.09%) TCP/IP
6 325 (15.00%) DNS
7 297 (13.71%) Network Security
8 271 (12.51%) Cisco ASA
9 264 (12.18%) VoIP
10 252 (11.63%) DHCP
11 226 (10.43%) MPLS
12 194 (8.95%) WLAN
13 191 (8.81%) Internet
14 178 (8.21%) OSPF
14 178 (8.21%) SAN
14 178 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
15 177 (8.17%) BGP
16 174 (8.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 142 (6.55%) VLAN
18 104 (4.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.80%) Relational Database
3 28 (1.29%) MySQL
4 26 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 20 (0.92%) HBase
5 20 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.60%) Big Data
7 13 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
9 11 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.51%) Redis
10 10 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.42%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.42%) Sqoop
12 8 (0.37%) Apache Zeppelin
13 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (0.69%) JIRA
2 12 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.092%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.092%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.092%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.092%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.092%) JMeter
7 2 (0.092%) Maven
7 2 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.092%) Subversion
8 1 (0.046%) Ant
8 1 (0.046%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.046%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.046%) Travis CI
General
1 211 (9.74%) Telecoms
2 194 (8.95%) Finance
3 76 (3.51%) Banking
4 54 (2.49%) Retail
5 22 (1.02%) Legal
6 21 (0.97%) Back Office
7 18 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.78%) Marketing
9 16 (0.74%) Advertising
10 11 (0.51%) Electronics
11 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.37%) Games
13 7 (0.32%) French Language
13 7 (0.32%) Local Government
14 6 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.18%) Billing
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
16 4 (0.18%) Law
16 4 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 622 (28.70%) Network Engineer
2 320 (14.77%) Architect
3 220 (10.15%) Analyst
4 165 (7.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 143 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 134 (6.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 124 (5.72%) Project Manager
8 121 (5.58%) Network Architect
9 115 (5.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 114 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 95 (4.38%) Security Engineer
12 87 (4.01%) LAN Engineer
13 85 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
14 83 (3.83%) Consultant
14 83 (3.83%) Network Analyst
15 77 (3.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 73 (3.37%) Network Support
17 69 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
18 63 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
19 62 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.03%) Middleware
2 42 (1.94%) 802.1X
2 42 (1.94%) ELK Stack
2 42 (1.94%) Web Services
3 24 (1.11%) XML
4 23 (1.06%) HTML
5 17 (0.78%) .NET
6 15 (0.69%) CSS
6 15 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 15 (0.69%) XSLT
7 10 (0.46%) RESTful
8 9 (0.42%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.37%) Apache Tez
9 8 (0.37%) Kafka
9 8 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.32%) J2EE
10 7 (0.32%) XMPP
11 5 (0.23%) MFC
11 5 (0.23%) SOAP
11 5 (0.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 478 (22.06%) Data Centre
2 105 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 104 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 41 (1.89%) NHS
6 37 (1.71%) Clustering
7 35 (1.62%) Driving Licence
7 35 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 33 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 31 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 29 (1.34%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.02%) CMDB
12 21 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
13 19 (0.88%) PKI
14 18 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.78%) Replication
16 15 (0.69%) Handset
16 15 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 664 (30.64%) Windows
2 291 (13.43%) Windows Server
3 229 (10.57%) Linux
4 154 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (6.55%) Unix
7 120 (5.54%) Windows 7
8 103 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (2.91%) Windows 10
10 50 (2.31%) Solaris
11 44 (2.03%) Windows 8
12 41 (1.89%) Windows XP
13 35 (1.62%) Android
14 32 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.88%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.60%) CatOS
18 11 (0.51%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.46%) AIX
20 8 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (17.86%) ITIL
2 260 (12.00%) Network Design
3 174 (8.03%) Project Management
4 162 (7.48%) Service Management
5 159 (7.34%) Migration
6 128 (5.91%) Load Balancing
7 114 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 111 (5.12%) Network Management
9 102 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
10 100 (4.61%) Change Management
11 87 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
12 85 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (3.69%) Configuration Management
14 74 (3.41%) SIEM
15 72 (3.32%) Information Security
15 72 (3.32%) Problem Management
16 71 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
17 70 (3.23%) High Availability
18 67 (3.09%) Patch Management
19 64 (2.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 108 (4.98%) SQL
2 57 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 37 (1.71%) C
4 36 (1.66%) Java
5 29 (1.34%) Python
6 26 (1.20%) C++
7 24 (1.11%) Perl
8 15 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.65%) VB
10 13 (0.60%) C#
10 13 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.60%) PHP
11 8 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.28%) VBScript
13 3 (0.14%) Ruby
14 2 (0.092%) Korn
14 2 (0.092%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.046%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.046%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.046%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 694 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
2 487 (22.47%) Security Cleared
3 450 (20.77%) CCNP
4 434 (20.03%) SC Cleared
5 378 (17.44%) CCNA
6 167 (7.71%) CCIE
7 127 (5.86%) Degree
8 100 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 89 (4.11%) CCDP
10 76 (3.51%) MCSE
11 68 (3.14%) CISSP
12 63 (2.91%) CCSA
13 58 (2.68%) DV Cleared
14 56 (2.58%) CCSE
15 55 (2.54%) JNCIA
16 44 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
17 38 (1.75%) CCDA
18 37 (1.71%) SANS
18 37 (1.71%) SSCP
19 32 (1.48%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.18%) PCI DSS
2 56 (2.58%) SLA
3 39 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.78%) RMADS
6 10 (0.46%) QA
7 9 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.046%) BS25999
10 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 424 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 239 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 66 (3.05%) vSphere
5 36 (1.66%) XenApp
6 33 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.83%) Firmware
12 17 (0.78%) KVM
13 15 (0.69%) Xen
14 14 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.60%) Docker
15 13 (0.60%) NFS
15 13 (0.60%) vCloud
16 12 (0.55%) SRDF
16 12 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
17 11 (0.51%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 89 (4.11%) SCCM
2 64 (2.95%) FortiGate
3 44 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
4 43 (1.98%) Nessus
5 35 (1.62%) QRadar
6 30 (1.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 30 (1.38%) Puppet
7 25 (1.15%) Ansible
8 24 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
9 23 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 23 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
10 22 (1.02%) AirWatch
10 22 (1.02%) WSUS
11 21 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 20 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
13 15 (0.69%) SCOM
14 12 (0.55%) Kibana
14 12 (0.55%) logstash
14 12 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1212 (55.93%) Cisco
2 447 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 394 (18.18%) VMware
4 334 (15.41%) Juniper
5 327 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 201 (9.28%) Citrix
7 190 (8.77%) F5
8 166 (7.66%) HP
9 99 (4.57%) Intel Security
9 99 (4.57%) Palo Alto
10 96 (4.43%) Fortinet
11 93 (4.29%) Oracle
12 79 (3.65%) Aruba
13 78 (3.60%) Riverbed
14 76 (3.51%) IBM
15 75 (3.46%) Apple
16 68 (3.14%) SolarWinds
17 62 (2.86%) Blue Coat
18 53 (2.45%) Splunk
19 47 (2.17%) BT
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