Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 51 91
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 169 164 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.33% 3.39% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.04% 19.34% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 103 67
East of England median daily rate £360 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +4.00% +11.61%
10th Percentile £181 £226 £198
90th Percentile £550 £579 £464
England median daily rate £360 £400 £364
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.97% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 26
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £34.81 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +61.70% -38.50%
10th Percentile £13.40 £30.40 £15.13
90th Percentile £32.25 £41.21 £33.25
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -19.19% +17.81% -3.95%

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 937 848 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.47% 17.55% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 473 463
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £525 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 66 125
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.88 £52.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +17 77 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 37 £260 +10.64% 3
Bedfordshire -20 24 £389 -13.61% 1
Essex -35 17 £275 - 1
Suffolk +3 12 £557 +78.80%
Norfolk 0 2 £350 +118.75%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 127 (75.15%) WAN
2 81 (47.93%) Cisco
3 66 (39.05%) Firewall
4 54 (31.95%) Windows
5 53 (31.36%) Security Cleared
6 49 (28.99%) Active Directory
7 47 (27.81%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (22.49%) Windows Server
9 35 (20.71%) VMware
9 35 (20.71%) SC Cleared
10 32 (18.93%) Data Centre
11 30 (17.75%) Migration
11 30 (17.75%) Wireless
11 30 (17.75%) CCNP
12 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
12 29 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (15.38%) VoIP
13 26 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (14.79%) Citrix
15 23 (13.61%) Juniper
15 23 (13.61%) HP
16 22 (13.02%) SAN
16 22 (13.02%) ITIL
16 22 (13.02%) DV Cleared
17 21 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (11.83%) Telecoms
18 20 (11.83%) Project Management
19 19 (11.24%) WLAN
19 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
19 19 (11.24%) CCNA

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 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.55%) IIS
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (1.18%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.59%) Site Server
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) IaaS
3 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (75.15%) WAN
2 66 (39.05%) Firewall
3 30 (17.75%) Wireless
4 26 (15.38%) VoIP
4 26 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 22 (13.02%) SAN
6 21 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (11.24%) WLAN
8 17 (10.06%) VPN
9 15 (8.88%) TCP/IP
10 14 (8.28%) DNS
10 14 (8.28%) VLAN
11 12 (7.10%) Network Security
12 11 (6.51%) DHCP
12 11 (6.51%) Internet
13 10 (5.92%) NAS
13 10 (5.92%) Unified Communications
14 9 (5.33%) SNMP
15 8 (4.73%) HTTP
15 8 (4.73%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (11.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.92%) Finance
3 9 (5.33%) Retail
4 6 (3.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.78%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.61%) Analyst
2 23 (13.61%) Project Manager
3 21 (12.43%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 10 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Administrator
6 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 9 (5.33%) Network Specialist
6 9 (5.33%) Network Support
6 9 (5.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Voice Specialist
7 8 (4.73%) Architect
7 8 (4.73%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.14%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Project Coordinator
8 7 (4.14%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.93%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.33%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.14%) Clustering
4 6 (3.55%) NHS
5 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.96%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.37%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) PDA
9 1 (0.59%) CCTV
9 1 (0.59%) CMDB
9 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.95%) Windows
2 38 (22.49%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.24%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.69%) Linux
4 13 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.33%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.14%) Unix
8 4 (2.37%) HPUX
8 4 (2.37%) Solaris
8 4 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.78%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.75%) Migration
2 22 (13.02%) ITIL
3 20 (11.83%) Project Management
4 18 (10.65%) Network Management
5 16 (9.47%) Information Security
5 16 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (9.47%) PRINCE2
6 14 (8.28%) Change Control
7 13 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (7.10%) Network Optimisation
9 11 (6.51%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (5.92%) Network Design
11 9 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (5.33%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (4.73%) Business Continuity
12 8 (4.73%) Compliance Management
12 8 (4.73%) High Availability
12 8 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) SQL
2 7 (4.14%) C
3 4 (2.37%) Perl
3 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (31.36%) Security Cleared
2 47 (27.81%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (20.71%) SC Cleared
4 30 (17.75%) CCNP
5 22 (13.02%) DV Cleared
6 19 (11.24%) CCNA
7 16 (9.47%) CCIE
8 10 (5.92%) CCSA
9 9 (5.33%) Degree
10 8 (4.73%) CCSE
11 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (2.96%) CCDP
13 5 (2.96%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.96%) MCP
14 3 (1.78%) CCA
14 3 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.78%) HNC
14 3 (1.78%) MCSE
14 3 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) SLA
2 8 (4.73%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.37%) Samba
7 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (3.55%) SCCM
4 3 (1.78%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.18%) Cacti
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.18%) DameWare
5 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.18%) SmokePing
5 2 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.59%) SCOM
6 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (47.93%) Cisco
2 35 (20.71%) VMware
3 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
4 25 (14.79%) Citrix
5 23 (13.61%) HP
5 23 (13.61%) Juniper
6 17 (10.06%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 13 (7.69%) F5
8 12 (7.10%) Dell
9 8 (4.73%) Mitel
9 8 (4.73%) Nokia
10 6 (3.55%) Veeam
11 5 (2.96%) Brocade
11 5 (2.96%) Forcepoint
12 4 (2.37%) arcserve
12 4 (2.37%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (2.37%) CA
12 4 (2.37%) Computacenter
12 4 (2.37%) Sun