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 29 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 of England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 57 79
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22  
Contract jobs citing LAN 76 77 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.23% 3.01% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.57% 19.90% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 38
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.36%  
10th Percentile £149 £253 £214
90th Percentile £501 £588 £430
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.25% +70.21%  
10th Percentile £13.45 £37.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £26.40 £44.50 £33.90
England median hourly rate £16.81 £22.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -23.61% +18.91%  

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 488 387 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.77% 15.13% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 577 888
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
10th Percentile £166 £225 £194
90th Percentile £573 £588 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 63 128
East of England median hourly rate £16.90 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.74% +73.91%  
10th Percentile £13.41 £17.25 £8.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 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
Hertfordshire +15 35 £378 +0.66% 7
Cambridgeshire +16 24 £300 -27.27% 1
Bedfordshire -13 7 £375 - 8
Essex -15 6 £275 +10.00% 3
Suffolk -4 3 £190 -65.45% 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 114 (87.02%) WAN
2 58 (44.27%) Cisco
3 49 (37.40%) Firewall
4 47 (35.88%) Windows
5 35 (26.72%) Security Cleared
6 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
7 33 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
9 26 (19.85%) Data Centre
10 25 (19.08%) ITIL
11 23 (17.56%) CCNP
11 23 (17.56%) VMware
12 22 (16.79%) Citrix
13 21 (16.03%) Windows Server
14 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
15 18 (13.74%) VoIP
16 17 (12.98%) HP
17 16 (12.21%) Wireless
17 16 (12.21%) DV Cleared
17 16 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
19 14 (10.69%) Telecoms
19 14 (10.69%) Juniper
20 13 (9.92%) CCIE
20 13 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
20 13 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
20 13 (9.92%) CheckPoint
20 13 (9.92%) SCCM
20 13 (9.92%) F5

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 11 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.58%) IIS
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) CMS
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.76%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) IaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (87.02%) WAN
2 49 (37.40%) Firewall
3 18 (13.74%) VoIP
4 16 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (12.21%) Wireless
5 13 (9.92%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (9.16%) WLAN
7 11 (8.40%) DNS
7 11 (8.40%) Network Security
7 11 (8.40%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.63%) Internet
8 10 (7.63%) SAN
8 10 (7.63%) SNMP
9 9 (6.87%) DHCP
9 9 (6.87%) Unified Communications
9 9 (6.87%) VPN
10 8 (6.11%) TACACS
11 6 (4.58%) IP Telephony
12 5 (3.82%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 14 (10.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.05%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) French Language
2 4 (3.05%) Retail
3 3 (2.29%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Games
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.79%) Analyst
1 22 (16.79%) Network Engineer
2 11 (8.40%) Architect
2 11 (8.40%) Support Analyst
2 11 (8.40%) Support Engineer
2 11 (8.40%) Technical Support
3 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.87%) Desktop Support
4 9 (6.87%) Security Analyst
5 8 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.11%) Network Security Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) IT Support
7 6 (4.58%) Designer
7 6 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Network Specialist
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Support Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Voice Specialist
8 5 (3.82%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) Middleware
2 3 (2.29%) Java SE
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.85%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.58%) Clustering
2 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.58%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.82%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.05%) NHS
5 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) EPoS
6 2 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.53%) PDA
7 1 (0.76%) Animation
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.88%) Windows
2 21 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
4 12 (9.16%) Linux
5 9 (6.87%) Unix
5 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.05%) HPUX
8 4 (3.05%) Solaris
8 4 (3.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.08%) ITIL
2 13 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (9.16%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (8.40%) Business Continuity
4 11 (8.40%) High Availability
4 11 (8.40%) Information Security
5 10 (7.63%) Project Management
6 9 (6.87%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (6.11%) Compliance Management
7 8 (6.11%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.11%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.34%) Service Management
9 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.58%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.58%) Network Management
9 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.82%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (3.82%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.34%) SQL
2 6 (4.58%) C
3 4 (3.05%) Perl
3 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.53%) C++
4 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (17.56%) CCNP
4 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.21%) DV Cleared
6 13 (9.92%) CCIE
7 10 (7.63%) CCNA
7 10 (7.63%) CCSA
8 8 (6.11%) CCSE
9 7 (5.34%) Degree
10 6 (4.58%) MCP
10 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.82%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.05%) CISM
12 4 (3.05%) CISSP
12 4 (3.05%) MCSE
13 3 (2.29%) HNC
13 3 (2.29%) SSCP
14 2 (1.53%) MCSA
14 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.05%) Samba
4 4 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) SCCM
2 8 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.05%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.53%) DameWare
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.76%) Nessus
6 1 (0.76%) Nmap
6 1 (0.76%) OpenView
6 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (44.27%) Cisco
2 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.56%) VMware
4 22 (16.79%) Citrix
5 17 (12.98%) HP
6 14 (10.69%) Juniper
7 13 (9.92%) CheckPoint
7 13 (9.92%) F5
8 11 (8.40%) Dell
9 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.11%) Nokia
10 4 (3.05%) Computacenter
10 4 (3.05%) Mitel
10 4 (3.05%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.05%) Sun
11 3 (2.29%) Lotus
11 3 (2.29%) Remedy
12 2 (1.53%) Peregrine
12 2 (1.53%) Symantec
12 2 (1.53%) Toshiba
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