Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 92 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 52 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.61% 1.61% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 13.15% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 36
East Midlands median daily rate £305 £338 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £213
90th Percentile £429 £625 £488
England median daily rate £363 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -9.38% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 15
East Midlands median hourly rate - £18.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% -7.50%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +7.50% +5.26%

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 461 403 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.32% 12.24% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 262 194
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £168
90th Percentile £500 £534 £479
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.13 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Leicestershire 0 12 £196 -27.98% 5
Derbyshire -3 11 £300 +20.12% 3
Northamptonshire +4 10 £375 +15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 9 £338 -40.27% 5
Lincolnshire -1 8 £313 +123.21% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 45 (86.54%) WAN
2 36 (69.23%) Windows
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server
4 25 (48.08%) Cisco
5 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 24 (46.15%) VMware
6 19 (36.54%) Firewall
7 15 (28.85%) SCCM
8 14 (26.92%) HP
9 13 (25.00%) SAN
9 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 12 (23.08%) DNS
11 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
11 11 (21.15%) SQL
11 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (19.23%) DHCP
13 9 (17.31%) ITIL
13 9 (17.31%) Office 365
14 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
14 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (15.38%) VLAN
14 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (15.38%) VoIP
14 8 (15.38%) CCNA
14 8 (15.38%) Project Management
14 8 (15.38%) MPLS
14 8 (15.38%) Citrix

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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.77%) IIS
6 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
4 1 (1.92%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) WAN
2 19 (36.54%) Firewall
3 13 (25.00%) SAN
4 12 (23.08%) DNS
5 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
6 10 (19.23%) DHCP
7 8 (15.38%) MPLS
7 8 (15.38%) VLAN
7 8 (15.38%) VoIP
8 6 (11.54%) Skype
8 6 (11.54%) Unified Communications
8 6 (11.54%) VPN
8 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (9.62%) NAS
10 4 (7.69%) Internet
10 4 (7.69%) Wireless
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.77%) EIGRP
11 3 (5.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Architect
2 7 (13.46%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) EPoS Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Network Design Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Driving Licence
2 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
4 3 (5.77%) EPoS
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (69.23%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) Windows Server
3 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Information Security
4 4 (7.69%) Change Control
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (7.69%) Network Design
4 4 (7.69%) Presales
4 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.69%) Security Management
4 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.77%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 3 (5.77%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (5.77%) ITSM
5 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (5.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.38%) CCNA
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.62%) CCNP
4 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) MCSA
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
6 3 (5.77%) CCDP
6 3 (5.77%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.92%) VCAP
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.62%) XenApp
5 4 (7.69%) vSphere
6 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.92%) Firmware
7 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco
2 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 24 (46.15%) VMware
3 14 (26.92%) HP
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix
5 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.69%) Aruba
6 4 (7.69%) Dell
7 3 (5.77%) AppSense
7 3 (5.77%) arcserve
7 3 (5.77%) Avaya
7 3 (5.77%) Intel
7 3 (5.77%) Juniper
7 3 (5.77%) Meraki
7 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.85%) Google
8 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.85%) Veeam