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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 113 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 1133 1187 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.06% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.93% 15.03% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 717 716
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 85 77
Median hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.68 £44.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.72%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -8 1018 £400 +13.47% 261
London -27 337 £425 +11.84% 78
South East -11 214 £375 +7.14% 64
West Midlands +16 119 £344 +11.86% 24
North West +9 108 £425 +6.25% 25
East of England +40 88 £325 +8.33% 18
Berkshire +4 68 £375 +11.11% 20
South West +11 58 £283 -21.52% 13
City of London -12 56 £425 - 20
Scotland +9 55 £350 +34.61% 11
Manchester +15 54 £425 +6.25% 19
Hampshire -7 43 £400 +6.66% 10
Shropshire +8 40 £409 - 1
Yorkshire -22 39 £325 +18.18% 23
Telford +8 38 £398 - 1
Surrey +13 34 £388 +16.98% 9
Wales +26 31 £400 +9.14% 6
South Wales +33 29 £400 - 5
Bedfordshire +20 28 £425 +55.96% 5
East Midlands -13 27 £336 -15.93% 13
Solihull +12 26 £300 - 3
Essex +22 25 £275 +5.76% 3
Birmingham 0 25 £290 -2.03% 10
West Yorkshire +1 22 £325 +8.33% 20
Hertfordshire -12 22 £375 -2.59% 9
North East -14 22 £375 +8.69% 2
Edinburgh +20 21 £363 +31.81% 1
Lancashire +37 20 £525 +208.82% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £363 -14.70% 11
Reading +7 20 £458 +18.06% 9

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1893 (84.32%) WAN
2 1163 (51.80%) Cisco
3 992 (44.19%) Firewall
4 734 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
5 692 (30.82%) Windows
6 496 (22.09%) CCNP
7 488 (21.74%) Data Centre
8 485 (21.60%) Active Directory
9 444 (19.78%) Microsoft
10 424 (18.89%) VMware
11 419 (18.66%) CCNA
12 415 (18.49%) ITIL
12 415 (18.49%) Wireless
13 410 (18.26%) VPN
14 380 (16.93%) TCP/IP
15 373 (16.61%) Security Cleared
16 335 (14.92%) Network Security
16 335 (14.92%) CheckPoint
17 326 (14.52%) SC Cleared
18 307 (13.67%) Windows Server
19 295 (13.14%) DNS
20 291 (12.96%) VoIP
21 287 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
22 280 (12.47%) VMware Infrastructure
23 259 (11.54%) Linux
24 254 (11.31%) Juniper
24 254 (11.31%) Finance
25 235 (10.47%) SAN
25 235 (10.47%) MPLS
25 235 (10.47%) Network Design

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
1 169 (7.53%) MS Exchange
2 69 (3.07%) Skype for Business
3 67 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (2.72%) IIS
5 60 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 45 (2.00%) Apache
7 33 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (1.43%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (0.89%) Mule
12 18 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 17 (0.76%) IBM Notes
14 15 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
15 14 (0.62%) JBoss
16 12 (0.53%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
18 7 (0.31%) Apache Pig
18 7 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 149 (6.64%) MS Office
2 121 (5.39%) MS Excel
3 62 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.67%) MS Project
7 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.089%) InDesign
9 1 (0.045%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.13%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.089%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.089%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.045%) Primavera
4 1 (0.045%) RMDS
4 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (5.79%) Office 365
3 100 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.14%) IaaS
5 39 (1.74%) PaaS
6 30 (1.34%) SaaS
7 14 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.045%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.045%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1893 (84.32%) WAN
2 992 (44.19%) Firewall
3 415 (18.49%) Wireless
4 410 (18.26%) VPN
5 380 (16.93%) TCP/IP
6 335 (14.92%) Network Security
7 295 (13.14%) DNS
8 291 (12.96%) VoIP
9 287 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
10 235 (10.47%) MPLS
10 235 (10.47%) SAN
11 221 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
12 207 (9.22%) DHCP
13 204 (9.09%) WLAN
14 197 (8.78%) BGP
15 189 (8.42%) OSPF
16 184 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 163 (7.26%) Internet
18 158 (7.04%) VLAN
19 107 (4.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.32%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.20%) MySQL
4 24 (1.07%) Hadoop
4 24 (1.07%) HBase
4 24 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (1.02%) Data Mining
6 16 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.49%) Big Data
8 10 (0.45%) Redis
9 8 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.31%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.31%) Apache Zeppelin
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.31%) Sqoop
11 6 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.45%) JIRA
2 10 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.36%) Artifactory
3 8 (0.36%) Subversion
4 7 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.18%) Hudson
6 3 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.089%) Ant
7 2 (0.089%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.089%) Maven
7 2 (0.089%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.089%) Toad
7 2 (0.089%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.045%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.045%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.045%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
General
1 254 (11.31%) Finance
2 198 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 96 (4.28%) Banking
4 45 (2.00%) Retail
5 41 (1.83%) Legal
6 26 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.89%) Marketing
8 12 (0.53%) Billing
9 11 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.45%) Advertising
10 10 (0.45%) Back Office
10 10 (0.45%) German Language
11 9 (0.40%) Law
11 9 (0.40%) Local Government
11 9 (0.40%) Military
12 8 (0.36%) Electronics
12 8 (0.36%) French Language
13 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 594 (26.46%) Network Engineer
2 404 (18.00%) Architect
3 245 (10.91%) Analyst
4 177 (7.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 153 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 151 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 145 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 139 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 137 (6.10%) Project Manager
10 134 (5.97%) Network Architect
11 110 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
12 108 (4.81%) Security Engineer
13 103 (4.59%) Consultant
14 99 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
15 88 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
16 74 (3.30%) Network Analyst
17 73 (3.25%) LAN Engineer
18 70 (3.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 65 (2.90%) Network Support
20 63 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.34%) Middleware
2 66 (2.94%) 802.1X
3 51 (2.27%) HTML
4 34 (1.51%) Web Services
5 30 (1.34%) XML
6 24 (1.07%) XSLT
7 22 (0.98%) .NET
8 20 (0.89%) ELK Stack
9 15 (0.67%) CSS
9 15 (0.67%) Rendezvous
10 9 (0.40%) RESTful
11 8 (0.36%) HTML5
11 8 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
12 7 (0.31%) Apache Tez
12 7 (0.31%) Kafka
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 5 (0.22%) J2EE
13 5 (0.22%) LAMP
14 4 (0.18%) ODBC
15 3 (0.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 488 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 91 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 65 (2.90%) Clustering
5 53 (2.36%) Private Cloud
6 41 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 39 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 33 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
9 32 (1.43%) NHS
10 31 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 31 (1.38%) IVR
11 30 (1.34%) PKI
12 28 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 27 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.89%) Handset
14 20 (0.89%) Replication
15 15 (0.67%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.62%) Cryptography
17 13 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
18 11 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 692 (30.82%) Windows
2 307 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 259 (11.54%) Linux
4 177 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 160 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 154 (6.86%) Unix
7 120 (5.35%) Windows 7
8 119 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (3.07%) Solaris
10 50 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 50 (2.23%) Windows XP
11 43 (1.92%) Windows 10
12 40 (1.78%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.07%) Android
14 22 (0.98%) AIX
15 19 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.67%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.67%) CentOS
18 10 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (18.49%) ITIL
2 235 (10.47%) Network Design
3 176 (7.84%) Project Management
4 174 (7.75%) Migration
5 140 (6.24%) Load Balancing
6 126 (5.61%) Service Management
7 119 (5.30%) PRINCE2
8 112 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 109 (4.86%) Change Management
10 104 (4.63%) Network Management
11 102 (4.54%) High Availability
12 88 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
12 88 (3.92%) SIEM
13 86 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
14 81 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
15 78 (3.47%) DevOps
16 68 (3.03%) Information Security
17 63 (2.81%) Service Delivery
18 61 (2.72%) Change Control
19 60 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 143 (6.37%) SQL
2 71 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 49 (2.18%) Java
4 47 (2.09%) Python
5 37 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 36 (1.60%) Perl
7 26 (1.16%) C++
8 22 (0.98%) PHP
9 20 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 19 (0.85%) C
10 19 (0.85%) JavaScript
11 17 (0.76%) C#
12 14 (0.62%) VB
13 8 (0.36%) Ruby
14 7 (0.31%) VBScript
15 4 (0.18%) AppleScript
16 2 (0.089%) Korn
16 2 (0.089%) Lisp
16 2 (0.089%) VBA
17 1 (0.045%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 734 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
2 496 (22.09%) CCNP
3 419 (18.66%) CCNA
4 373 (16.61%) Security Cleared
5 326 (14.52%) SC Cleared
6 144 (6.41%) CCIE
7 120 (5.35%) Degree
8 87 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (3.30%) CISSP
10 71 (3.16%) CCDP
11 64 (2.85%) MCSE
12 45 (2.00%) CCSA
13 41 (1.83%) CCSE
14 39 (1.74%) MCP
15 35 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (1.43%) CCDA
17 31 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
17 31 (1.38%) PMP
18 29 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.61%) SLA
2 62 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 48 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.76%) RMADS
6 16 (0.71%) QA
7 14 (0.62%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.045%) MiFID
12 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
System Software
1 485 (21.60%) Active Directory
2 280 (12.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 70 (3.12%) vSphere
5 62 (2.76%) XenApp
6 54 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 37 (1.65%) Xen
7 37 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.47%) KVM
9 32 (1.43%) NFS
10 29 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (1.20%) SRDF
12 21 (0.94%) Firmware
13 18 (0.80%) vCloud
14 10 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.40%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.36%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.36%) iptables
16 8 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 146 (6.50%) SCCM
2 61 (2.72%) Puppet
3 59 (2.63%) Ansible
4 50 (2.23%) FortiGate
5 45 (2.00%) SCOM
6 42 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
7 28 (1.25%) Nessus
8 27 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 25 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 24 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (1.02%) WSUS
12 22 (0.98%) Backup Exec
12 22 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
13 21 (0.94%) AirWatch
14 20 (0.89%) QRadar
15 19 (0.85%) Nagios
15 19 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.76%) Cacti
17 16 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
18 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1163 (51.80%) Cisco
2 444 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 424 (18.89%) VMware
4 335 (14.92%) CheckPoint
5 254 (11.31%) Juniper
6 224 (9.98%) Citrix
7 170 (7.57%) F5
8 144 (6.41%) Palo Alto
9 135 (6.01%) HP
10 108 (4.81%) Oracle
11 95 (4.23%) IBM
12 84 (3.74%) Fortinet
13 83 (3.70%) Intel Security
14 70 (3.12%) NetApp
15 62 (2.76%) SolarWinds
16 52 (2.32%) EMC
17 50 (2.23%) Riverbed
18 46 (2.05%) Apple
19 45 (2.00%) Aruba
19 45 (2.00%) Blue Coat
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Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
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Surrey
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London
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Hampshire
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £Market
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London
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West Midlands
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Bracknell
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West Midlands
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Experis Ltd
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London
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London
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City, London
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