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 3 months to 25 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 59 65
Rank change year-on-year -26 +6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.26% 2.31% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 19.23% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 13
Median daily rate £294 £600 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.04% +71.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 173 182 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.48% 12.00% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 119
Median daily rate £313 £425 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +24.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 12
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -39.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £65.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Leicestershire -2 9 £258 - 2
Northamptonshire -5 3 £375 +7.14% 3
Nottinghamshire -22 3 £375 -38.52% 1
Derbyshire -18 1 £313 +4.16% 3
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) WAN
3 21 (45.65%) TCP/IP
4 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 19 (41.30%) Cisco
5 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
5 19 (41.30%) DHCP
6 18 (39.13%) DNS
6 18 (39.13%) Firewall
6 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
7 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
8 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (34.78%) VMware
8 16 (34.78%) HP
9 15 (32.61%) Dell
9 15 (32.61%) Wireless
10 14 (30.43%) SCCM
10 14 (30.43%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
12 12 (26.09%) EPoS
12 12 (26.09%) VBScript
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
13 11 (23.91%) IIS
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (19.57%) MPLS
16 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (17.39%) VLAN
17 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (15.22%) ITIL

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 11 (23.91%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) G Suite
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) WAN
2 21 (45.65%) TCP/IP
3 19 (41.30%) DHCP
4 18 (39.13%) DNS
4 18 (39.13%) Firewall
5 15 (32.61%) Wireless
6 14 (30.43%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (19.57%) MPLS
9 8 (17.39%) VLAN
10 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (8.70%) EIGRP
12 4 (8.70%) OSPF
12 4 (8.70%) SAN
12 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
12 4 (8.70%) VPN
12 4 (8.70%) WLAN
13 3 (6.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Network Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) EPoS Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.87%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Network Support
7 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) EPoS
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) AS400
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.52%) Android
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) Project Management
3 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
3 3 (6.52%) Network Management
4 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) ERP
5 1 (2.17%) Information Security
5 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
5 1 (2.17%) Security Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 12 (26.09%) VBScript
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CCNA
2 2 (4.35%) CCNP
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) CCSA
3 1 (2.17%) CCSE
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.26%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) HP
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 15 (32.61%) Dell
4 6 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 5 (10.87%) NetApp
6 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 3 (6.52%) Aruba
7 3 (6.52%) Citrix
7 3 (6.52%) Intel
7 3 (6.52%) LANDesk
7 3 (6.52%) Sun
8 2 (4.35%) Avaya
8 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) Meraki
8 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
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