Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 91 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +15
Contract jobs citing LAN 65 52 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.29% 1.68% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.05% 12.59% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 40
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £294 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -30.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £91 £197 £258
90th Percentile £425 £436 £663
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -46.25% +14.29%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.43 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.11% -17.01% +6.33%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 405 413 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.26% 13.33% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 255 242
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.18% +17.50%
10th Percentile £127 £147 £213
90th Percentile £500 £532 £615
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -2.07% -27.50%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.96 £8.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £33.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +27 21 £400 +33.33% 1
Northamptonshire -17 15 £238 -36.67% 7
Leicestershire +4 13 £300 +20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 12 £300 -27.27% 9
Lincolnshire +10 2 - - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 45 (69.23%) WAN
2 27 (41.54%) Cisco
2 27 (41.54%) Windows
3 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
3 18 (27.69%) TCP/IP
4 16 (24.62%) Firewall
5 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (16.92%) High Availability
7 11 (16.92%) SLA
8 10 (15.38%) Office 365
9 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (12.31%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (12.31%) DHCP
11 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.77%) DNS
11 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
11 7 (10.77%) VMware
11 7 (10.77%) VLAN
11 7 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (9.23%) Quickr
12 6 (9.23%) Wireless
12 6 (9.23%) Identity Management
12 6 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (9.23%) Lotus

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (9.23%) IBM Notes
1 6 (9.23%) Quickr
2 5 (7.69%) Site Server
3 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (6.15%) G Suite
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (69.23%) WAN
2 18 (27.69%) TCP/IP
3 16 (24.62%) Firewall
4 8 (12.31%) DHCP
5 7 (10.77%) DNS
5 7 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (10.77%) VLAN
6 6 (9.23%) Wireless
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (7.69%) SAN
7 5 (7.69%) VoIP
7 5 (7.69%) WLAN
8 4 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (6.15%) VPN
9 3 (4.62%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (4.62%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.62%) MPLS
9 3 (4.62%) Network Security
9 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.08%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.62%) Back Office
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Local Government
5 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Analyst
2 12 (18.46%) IT Support
3 10 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Junior
4 8 (12.31%) Junior IT Support
5 7 (10.77%) IT Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) IT Support Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Junior IT Support Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Junior Support Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Server Support
6 6 (9.23%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) IT Support Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) NHS
3 3 (4.62%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) CMDB
5 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.54%) Life Science
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (41.54%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.15%) Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) High Availability
2 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (12.31%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.23%) Identity Management
3 6 (9.23%) ITIL
4 4 (6.15%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) Availability Management
5 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.62%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.62%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.08%) Change Management
6 2 (3.08%) Line Management
6 2 (3.08%) Tech Ops
7 1 (1.54%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.54%) Security Hardening
7 1 (1.54%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) VBScript
3 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.23%) CCNA
2 6 (9.23%) CCNP
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.69%) MCSE
4 4 (6.15%) MCSA
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
5 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.08%) MCITP
5 2 (3.08%) MCTS
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.54%) HND
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.08%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Cisco
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.77%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) Lotus
5 5 (7.69%) Dell
5 5 (7.69%) HP
5 5 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (7.69%) Veeam
6 3 (4.62%) BT
6 3 (4.62%) F5
6 3 (4.62%) Mercator
6 3 (4.62%) Mitel
7 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.08%) EqualLogic
7 2 (3.08%) Juniper
7 2 (3.08%) Red Box
8 1 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle