Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 75 56
Rank change year-on-year -27 -19 +22
Contract jobs citing LAN 112 150 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.27% 2.95% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 17.03% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 92 94
East of England median daily rate £325 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +7.85% -
10th Percentile £144 £182 £220
90th Percentile £533 £567 £538
England median daily rate £375 £360 £395
% change year-on-year +4.17% -8.86% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £16.81 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.79% -43.25% +37.56%
10th Percentile £13.84 £13.20 £25.32
90th Percentile £66.81 £32.25 £39.92
England median hourly rate £23.33 £17.38 £22.00
% change year-on-year +34.24% -21.02% +10.00%

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 903 881 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.27% 17.30% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 453 457
East of England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £174 £161 £194
90th Percentile £550 £568 £538
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 107 70
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +1.41% +20.34%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.25 £44.05
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -21 39 £335 -10.67% 11
Cambridgeshire +13 30 £300 +15.38% 7
Bedfordshire -3 14 £325 -12.46% 7
Essex -19 13 £460 +53.33% 6
Suffolk -12 9 £525 -6.67% 1
East Anglia - 4 £513 - 7
Norfolk +13 3 £349 -0.36% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 67 (59.82%) WAN
2 42 (37.50%) Cisco
3 35 (31.25%) Firewall
4 33 (29.46%) Windows
5 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
6 28 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 24 (21.43%) DNS
7 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (20.54%) VPN
9 22 (19.64%) Migration
9 22 (19.64%) VMware
10 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (17.86%) ITIL
12 19 (16.96%) Juniper
12 19 (16.96%) Wireless
13 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
13 18 (16.07%) Linux
14 17 (15.18%) Office 365
15 15 (13.39%) Windows Server
15 15 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
17 13 (11.61%) OSPF
17 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (11.61%) CCNP
18 12 (10.71%) CCNA
18 12 (10.71%) Citrix
18 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (10.71%) Big Data

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 7 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.36%) IIS
3 5 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.57%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.68%) IBM Connections
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.18%) Office 365
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) G Suite
6 1 (0.89%) Akamai
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (59.82%) WAN
2 35 (31.25%) Firewall
3 24 (21.43%) DNS
4 23 (20.54%) VPN
5 19 (16.96%) Wireless
6 13 (11.61%) OSPF
6 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (9.82%) BGP
7 11 (9.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
8 8 (7.14%) SAN
8 8 (7.14%) WLAN
9 7 (6.25%) NAS
9 7 (6.25%) VLAN
10 6 (5.36%) FWSM
10 6 (5.36%) Network Security
10 6 (5.36%) TACACS
10 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.36%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) Big Data
2 9 (8.04%) MySQL
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.57%) MariaDB
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.68%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio Code
3 2 (1.79%) Mocha
4 1 (0.89%) Hudson
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Law
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.61%) Analyst
2 13 (11.61%) Architect
3 10 (8.93%) Administrator
4 9 (8.04%) Network Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Network Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Security Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) Middleware
2 8 (7.14%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) jQuery
5 3 (2.68%) React
5 3 (2.68%) Redux
5 3 (2.68%) REST
6 2 (1.79%) Web Services
7 1 (0.89%) APPC
7 1 (0.89%) CGI
7 1 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.89%) ISPF
7 1 (0.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) Clustering
3 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.89%) Handset
5 1 (0.89%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.89%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.46%) Windows
2 18 (16.07%) Linux
3 15 (13.39%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) Unix
5 6 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.68%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.64%) Migration
2 20 (17.86%) ITIL
3 15 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.82%) Service Management
6 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (8.93%) Network Management
7 9 (8.04%) API Integration
7 9 (8.04%) High Availability
7 9 (8.04%) Project Management
8 8 (7.14%) Data Encryption
8 8 (7.14%) ITSM
8 8 (7.14%) Line Management
8 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.25%) Information Security
10 6 (5.36%) Analytics
11 5 (4.46%) Change Control
11 5 (4.46%) Network Design
11 5 (4.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.14%) Python
2 5 (4.46%) Perl
2 5 (4.46%) SQL
3 4 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.89%) JCL
4 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.89%) R
4 1 (0.89%) REXX
4 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.61%) CCNP
5 12 (10.71%) CCNA
6 5 (4.46%) CCSA
7 4 (3.57%) CCIE
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.68%) CCIE Data Center
8 3 (2.68%) MCSE
8 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.79%) CCDE
9 2 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.79%) CCSE
9 2 (1.79%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.89%) PMP
10 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (1.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.89%) GxP
4 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.46%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.79%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.89%) Docker
6 1 (0.89%) Firmware
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.89%) RACF
6 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 7 (6.25%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) Kibana
3 4 (3.57%) Cacti
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Ansible
5 2 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.79%) Puppet
5 2 (1.79%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.89%) Terraform
6 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (37.50%) Cisco
2 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
3 22 (19.64%) VMware
4 19 (16.96%) Juniper
5 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.71%) Citrix
7 9 (8.04%) F5
8 7 (6.25%) CA
9 6 (5.36%) Dell
9 6 (5.36%) Google
10 5 (4.46%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.46%) McAfee
10 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.46%) Remedy
11 4 (3.57%) IBM
11 4 (3.57%) NetQoS
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle
11 4 (3.57%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.57%) Sun
12 3 (2.68%) Nintex