Period
to 18 April 2019

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 6 months to 18 April 2019 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
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 100 87
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -28
Contract jobs citing LAN 108 101 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.63% 2.26% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.04% 14.60% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 72
East of England median daily rate £425 £330 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% +5.18% -23.94%
10th Percentile £300 £143 £134
90th Percentile £525 £519 £500
England median daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £22.38 £27.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +198.59% -17.30% +80.37%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.59% -14.12%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 769 692 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.75% 15.51% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 331 421
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -11.39%
10th Percentile £230 £143 £163
90th Percentile £550 £551 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 86 73
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.07 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% -42.64% -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.79 £10.53
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.00 £44.34
England median hourly rate £18.76 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.23% -6.98% -14.00%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +2 41 £350 +16.67% 5
Bedfordshire +28 20 £475 +35.71% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 14 £221 -37.23% 5
Essex +6 13 £520 +108.00% 2
Suffolk +10 9 £300 -46.69% 1
Norfolk +2 9 £375 +60.43% 2
East Anglia - 2 £513 - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 71 (65.74%) WAN
2 52 (48.15%) Cisco
3 42 (38.89%) Firewall
4 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (26.85%) Security Cleared
6 28 (25.93%) Data Centre
7 26 (24.07%) CCNP
8 24 (22.22%) DNS
8 24 (22.22%) BGP
8 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 23 (21.30%) OSPF
9 23 (21.30%) Wireless
10 22 (20.37%) ITIL
11 21 (19.44%) Linux
11 21 (19.44%) VPN
12 20 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (15.74%) Windows
13 17 (15.74%) Migration
13 17 (15.74%) CheckPoint
14 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
16 14 (12.96%) F5
16 14 (12.96%) VMware
16 14 (12.96%) Cisco ISE
16 14 (12.96%) Network Monitoring
17 13 (12.04%) 802.1X
17 13 (12.04%) Juniper

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 4 (3.70%) IBM Domino
1 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.93%) IBM Connections
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) Akamai
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 71 (65.74%) WAN
2 42 (38.89%) Firewall
3 24 (22.22%) BGP
3 24 (22.22%) DNS
4 23 (21.30%) OSPF
4 23 (21.30%) Wireless
5 21 (19.44%) VPN
6 20 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (12.96%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (9.26%) DHCP
9 10 (9.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (9.26%) FWSM
9 10 (9.26%) Network Security
9 10 (9.26%) TACACS
9 10 (9.26%) WPA2
10 8 (7.41%) VLAN
11 7 (6.48%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) MySQL
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) Mocha
General
1 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.56%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (26.85%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) Analyst
3 15 (13.89%) Architect
4 12 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.26%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 10 (9.26%) Network Architect
6 9 (8.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Designer
8 7 (6.48%) Administrator
8 7 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) Blue Coat Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Linux Support
11 4 (3.70%) Platform Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) 802.1X
2 6 (5.56%) Middleware
3 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) APPC
5 2 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.85%) ISPF
5 2 (1.85%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) CGI
6 1 (0.93%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) CCTV
4 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.85%) Handset
4 2 (1.85%) NHS
4 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.85%) VSAM
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) LIMS
5 1 (0.93%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) PACS
5 1 (0.93%) SCADA
5 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Linux
2 17 (15.74%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) Unix
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 17 (15.74%) Migration
3 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.96%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.19%) Target Operating Model
7 10 (9.26%) Load Balancing
7 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.33%) High Availability
8 9 (8.33%) Project Management
9 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.41%) Network Design
9 8 (7.41%) Network Management
10 6 (5.56%) Change Control
10 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.56%) Service Management
11 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (3.70%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) Python
1 6 (5.56%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.85%) JCL
3 2 (1.85%) Perl
3 2 (1.85%) REXX
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.85%) Security Cleared
3 26 (24.07%) CCNP
4 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.19%) CCNA
6 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.78%) CCSA
7 3 (2.78%) MCSE
7 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.85%) CCDP
8 2 (1.85%) CCIE
8 2 (1.85%) CCSE
8 2 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (0.93%) CEH
9 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) ProxySG
3 7 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.78%) Firmware
6 2 (1.85%) RACF
6 2 (1.85%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Ansible
2 4 (3.70%) SCCM
3 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.85%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.85%) PowerBroker
4 2 (1.85%) QRadar
4 2 (1.85%) Terraform
5 1 (0.93%) Cacti
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) OVPM
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) Cisco
2 17 (15.74%) CheckPoint
3 16 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.96%) F5
4 14 (12.96%) VMware
5 13 (12.04%) Juniper
6 11 (10.19%) Blue Coat
7 8 (7.41%) Citrix
7 8 (7.41%) Oracle
8 7 (6.48%) IBM
8 7 (6.48%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.63%) HP
11 3 (2.78%) Arista
11 3 (2.78%) CA
11 3 (2.78%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.85%) Brocade
12 2 (1.85%) Meraki
12 2 (1.85%) Mitel
12 2 (1.85%) Remedy