The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.98% 3.38% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 22.64% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £208 £413 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +44.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £406 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £488 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% +28.57%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 68 53 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 22.52% 14.93% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 157
Median daily rate £208 £413 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +43.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £650 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 35
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £36.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Cambridge

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Cambridge

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) VoIP
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) SCCM
4 5 (33.33%) Software Distribution
4 5 (33.33%) Break/Fix
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (26.67%) Dell
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (13.33%) CCNP
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) VoIP
2 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
4 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 5 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed