Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 74 50 46
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4 +50
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 19 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.02% 2.41% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 19.39% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 39
10th Percentile £143 £120 £119
25th Percentile £185 £140 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £245 £250 £210
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +19.05% -35.38%
75th Percentile £399 £441 £388
90th Percentile £510 £506 £428
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
10th Percentile - - £11.88
25th Percentile - - £15.35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.41% +9.48%
75th Percentile - - £16.50
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £23.63 £20.05
% change year-on-year +1.59% +17.82% -12.82%

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 187 98 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.59% 12.42% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 61 145
10th Percentile £162 £155 £150
25th Percentile £210 £213 £205
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £360 £331
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.76% -5.43%
75th Percentile £438 £419 £438
90th Percentile £544 £506 £500
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 36
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.94 £11.74
25th Percentile - £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.82 £19.47 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -23.88% +20.19% +9.83%
75th Percentile £17.50 £22.50 £29.38
90th Percentile £28.60 £30.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -33.85% +52.94% +18.06%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in the East Midlands

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in the East Midlands.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Leicestershire - 10 £185 - 7
Northamptonshire -16 7 £363 +28.89% 10
Derbyshire -1 6 £175 - 3
Nottinghamshire -24 6 £256 +46.43% 5
Lincolnshire - 1 £470 - 3
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 26 (86.67%) WAN
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) Firewall
7 10 (33.33%) VPN
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft 365
9 8 (26.67%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) Windows 10
10 7 (23.33%) SD-WAN
11 6 (20.00%) HP
11 6 (20.00%) Linux
11 6 (20.00%) Break/Fix
11 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (20.00%) Driving Licence
12 5 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
12 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (16.67%) Wireless
12 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 5 (16.67%) MPLS
12 5 (16.67%) SCCM
13 4 (13.33%) Aruba
13 4 (13.33%) Internet
13 4 (13.33%) NHS
13 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (13.33%) CCNP
13 4 (13.33%) CCNA

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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (13.33%) Nutanix
3 3 (10.00%) Azure
4 1 (3.33%) AWS
4 1 (3.33%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) WAN
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) VPN
4 7 (23.33%) SD-WAN
5 5 (16.67%) MPLS
5 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (16.67%) Wireless
6 4 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) BGP
7 2 (6.67%) DHCP
7 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) VLAN
7 2 (6.67%) WLAN
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.33%) Network Security
8 1 (3.33%) VoIP
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) IT Support
3 8 (26.67%) IT Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (13.33%) NHS
3 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) BYOD
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (6.67%) Cost Control
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Line Management
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.33%) Dell Certification
5 1 (3.33%) HP APS
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (13.33%) Aruba
7 3 (10.00%) Dell
7 3 (10.00%) EMC
7 3 (10.00%) Meraki
7 3 (10.00%) Veeam
8 2 (6.67%) Apple
8 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.67%) F5
8 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.67%) Juniper
9 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.33%) Bomgar
9 1 (3.33%) Facebook
9 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless