Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 99 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 49 46 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.63% 1.46% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.89% 11.62% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 48
East Midlands median daily rate £315 £275 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -25.42% +9.26%
10th Percentile £114 £200 £209
90th Percentile £393 £400 £491
England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
East Midlands median hourly rate - £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.63% -25.00%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.55% -5.00% -

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 412 396 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.72% 12.55% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 254 214
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £149 £127 £165
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +26.11% -27.03%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +7 14 £338 +22.73% 9
Northamptonshire +13 10 £339 +0.37% 4
Nottinghamshire -7 10 £313 -21.75% 8
Leicestershire -4 9 £118 -53.47% 10
Lincolnshire -1 6 £315 +125.00% 8
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 36 (73.47%) WAN
2 29 (59.18%) Cisco
3 25 (51.02%) Windows
4 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.69%) VMware
6 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
7 15 (30.61%) Firewall
8 13 (26.53%) CCNA
8 13 (26.53%) DNS
8 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
9 12 (24.49%) Office 365
9 12 (24.49%) CCNP
9 12 (24.49%) DHCP
9 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
9 12 (24.49%) Citrix
10 11 (22.45%) SAN
10 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.41%) XenApp
12 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
13 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
13 8 (16.33%) VLAN
14 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (14.29%) ITIL
14 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 6 (12.24%) CCIE
15 6 (12.24%) NHS

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 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Google Drive
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (73.47%) WAN
2 15 (30.61%) Firewall
3 13 (26.53%) DNS
4 12 (24.49%) DHCP
4 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
5 11 (22.45%) SAN
6 8 (16.33%) VLAN
7 5 (10.20%) NAS
7 5 (10.20%) VoIP
7 5 (10.20%) VPN
7 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.20%) WLAN
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.16%) Unified Communications
8 4 (8.16%) Wireless
9 3 (6.12%) MPLS
10 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (4.08%) Internet
10 2 (4.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (2.04%) Back Office
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.04%) Retail
1 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.45%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.24%) Technical Architect
4 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Network Design Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) NHS
2 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) CRM
2 5 (10.20%) Presales
3 4 (8.16%) Network Design
4 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) Data Management
5 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) Service Design
6 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.04%) Information Security
6 1 (2.04%) ITSM
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) CCNA
3 12 (24.49%) CCNP
4 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (12.24%) CCIE
6 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 5 (10.20%) MCSA
7 5 (10.20%) MCSE
8 4 (8.16%) CCDP
9 2 (4.08%) CCSA
9 2 (4.08%) ISEB
10 1 (2.04%) CCDA
10 1 (2.04%) Degree
10 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.04%) VCAP
10 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) XenApp
3 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.20%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Firmware
6 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
1 5 (10.20%) WSUS
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Cisco
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
4 6 (12.24%) Sophos
5 5 (10.20%) Apple
6 3 (6.12%) HP
6 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.04%) Avaya
8 1 (2.04%) Capita
8 1 (2.04%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.04%) Google
8 1 (2.04%) Remedy
8 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.04%) Veeam