The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 March 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 of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 46 78
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32  
Contract jobs citing LAN 55 81 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.59% 3.27% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.59% 22.95% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 28
Median daily rate £325 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £265 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £27.00 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.19% -61.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £15.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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 of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 353 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.76% 14.27% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 194 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £261 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Hertfordshire -9 22 £325 -23.52% 5
Cambridgeshire -10 12 £141 -65.75% 5
Suffolk +6 6 £538 +115.00%
Essex -2 6 £400 +3.22%
Norfolk +1 5 £285 -0.86%
Bedfordshire -1 4 £625 +16.27%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 90 (81.82%) WAN
2 43 (39.09%) Cisco
3 42 (38.18%) Firewall
4 40 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (34.55%) Windows
6 29 (26.36%) Wireless
6 29 (26.36%) Microsoft
7 27 (24.55%) Active Directory
8 25 (22.73%) CCNA
8 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 20 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 20 (18.18%) DNS
9 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 19 (17.27%) Network Security
11 18 (16.36%) WLAN
11 18 (16.36%) ITIL
12 17 (15.45%) VPN
12 17 (15.45%) Juniper
13 16 (14.55%) CCNP
13 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
14 15 (13.64%) Citrix
14 15 (13.64%) VMware
15 14 (12.73%) Load Balancing
16 13 (11.82%) SCCM
16 13 (11.82%) Internet
16 13 (11.82%) Network Monitoring
16 13 (11.82%) High Availability
17 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (10.91%) Linux
17 12 (10.91%) MS Office

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (4.55%) IIS
1 5 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.82%) GroupWise
3 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Office
2 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.36%) IaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (81.82%) WAN
2 42 (38.18%) Firewall
3 29 (26.36%) Wireless
4 20 (18.18%) DNS
5 19 (17.27%) Network Security
6 18 (16.36%) WLAN
7 17 (15.45%) VPN
8 16 (14.55%) TCP/IP
9 13 (11.82%) Internet
10 12 (10.91%) VoIP
11 11 (10.00%) ISDN
11 11 (10.00%) SAN
12 10 (9.09%) Broadband
13 9 (8.18%) DHCP
14 6 (5.45%) IPsec
15 5 (4.55%) FTP
15 5 (4.55%) NAS
15 5 (4.55%) OSPF
15 5 (4.55%) VLAN
15 5 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.09%) Finance
1 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.55%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) French Language
3 4 (3.64%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Legal
5 2 (1.82%) Automotive
5 2 (1.82%) Local Government
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (29.09%) Network Engineer
2 17 (15.45%) Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Architect
4 11 (10.00%) Network Support
5 10 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (8.18%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.36%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Designer
10 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (4.55%) IT Support
10 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Security Officer
11 4 (3.64%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Middleware
2 3 (2.73%) Java SE
3 1 (0.91%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.45%) Clustering
4 5 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.55%) NHS
5 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.82%) e-Health
7 2 (1.82%) EPoS
7 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.91%) CCTV
8 1 (0.91%) Handset
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.55%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Linux
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.18%) Unix
6 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.64%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.36%) ITIL
2 14 (12.73%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.82%) High Availability
3 13 (11.82%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (10.00%) Network Design
5 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (8.18%) Network Management
6 8 (7.27%) Information Security
6 8 (7.27%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.45%) Business Continuity
8 6 (5.45%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.45%) Project Management
8 6 (5.45%) Service Management
9 5 (4.55%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.55%) Data Security
9 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) SQL
2 2 (1.82%) C
2 2 (1.82%) C++
2 2 (1.82%) Python
3 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (22.73%) CCNA
2 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 20 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 16 (14.55%) CCNP
5 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (9.09%) MCSE
7 7 (6.36%) MCP
8 6 (5.45%) CISM
8 6 (5.45%) CISSP
9 5 (4.55%) A+ Certification
9 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.55%) SSCP
10 4 (3.64%) CCIE
10 4 (3.64%) MCSA
11 3 (2.73%) CCA
11 3 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.73%) Degree
12 2 (1.82%) CCSA
12 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (24.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) Firmware
3 3 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.73%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.73%) XenApp
4 2 (1.82%) NDS
4 2 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) SCCM
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.91%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.91%) Nessus
4 1 (0.91%) Nmap
4 1 (0.91%) OpenView
4 1 (0.91%) WMI
4 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (39.09%) Cisco
2 29 (26.36%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.45%) Juniper
4 15 (13.64%) Citrix
4 15 (13.64%) VMware
5 10 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.36%) Dell
6 7 (6.36%) HP
7 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.73%) Aruba
8 3 (2.73%) F5
8 3 (2.73%) Lotus
8 3 (2.73%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.73%) Remedy
9 2 (1.82%) Mitel
9 2 (1.82%) NetApp
9 2 (1.82%) Novell
9 2 (1.82%) Peregrine
9 2 (1.82%) Toshiba
10 1 (0.91%) Blue Coat