Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 77 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +29
Contract jobs citing LAN 103 127 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.31% 2.84% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.21% 15.32% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 84 94
East of England median daily rate £363 £349 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -15.45% +15.79%
10th Percentile £191 £136 £252
90th Percentile £476 £513 £588
England median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
East of England median hourly rate £22.63 £17.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.90% +7.20% -51.88%
10th Percentile £13.56 £13.53 £14.50
90th Percentile £32.16 £32.25 £43.50
England median hourly rate £19.75 £16.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year +19.70% -22.68% +9.44%

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 725 829 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.24% 18.53% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 459 398
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £216
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 54
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.90 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -46.93% +54.24%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.16 £14.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £45.10 £48.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +18.34%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -30 28 £363 -3.33% 8
Cambridgeshire -7 23 £403 +56.31% 8
Bedfordshire +9 14 £350 -11.39% 4
Essex +9 11 £250 -31.03% 5
Norfolk +13 10 £234 -17.98% 1
Suffolk -5 10 £475 -11.63% 3
East Anglia - 6 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 82 (79.61%) WAN
2 56 (54.37%) Cisco
3 52 (50.49%) Firewall
4 38 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (36.89%) Data Centre
5 31 (30.10%) ITIL
6 27 (26.21%) Windows
6 27 (26.21%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.24%) VMware
8 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
8 24 (23.30%) VPN
9 21 (20.39%) CCNA
10 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (18.45%) Migration
12 18 (17.48%) Network Security
12 18 (17.48%) Citrix
12 18 (17.48%) Windows Server
13 17 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (15.53%) TCP/IP
14 16 (15.53%) Wireless
15 15 (14.56%) CCNP
15 15 (14.56%) VLAN
16 14 (13.59%) CheckPoint
16 14 (13.59%) Network Management
17 13 (12.62%) SAN
17 13 (12.62%) VoIP
18 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
18 12 (11.65%) MPLS
18 12 (11.65%) Telecoms
18 12 (11.65%) Validation

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 8 (7.77%) IIS
1 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.80%) Office 365
3 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.88%) Akamai
5 3 (2.91%) IaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (79.61%) WAN
2 52 (50.49%) Firewall
3 24 (23.30%) VPN
4 18 (17.48%) Network Security
5 17 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (15.53%) TCP/IP
6 16 (15.53%) Wireless
7 15 (14.56%) VLAN
8 13 (12.62%) SAN
8 13 (12.62%) VoIP
9 12 (11.65%) MPLS
10 11 (10.68%) BGP
10 11 (10.68%) OSPF
11 9 (8.74%) DNS
11 9 (8.74%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (8.74%) WLAN
12 8 (7.77%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (7.77%) NAS
12 8 (7.77%) SMTP
13 7 (6.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.97%) Ingres
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.97%) JMeter
1 1 (0.97%) NUnit
1 1 (0.97%) Selenium
1 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (11.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.74%) Legal
3 5 (4.85%) Finance
4 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.94%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (33.98%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Analyst
5 9 (8.74%) Administrator
5 9 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Network Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Middleware
2 4 (3.88%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.91%) HTML
3 3 (2.91%) Web Services
4 2 (1.94%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) CSS
5 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.97%) LINQ
5 1 (0.97%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 38 (36.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Clustering
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) CMDB
3 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.85%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.88%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.88%) NHS
6 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.97%) Animation
7 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Windows
2 18 (17.48%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.85%) Linux
4 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.94%) Android
6 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
7 1 (0.97%) Unix
7 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) ITIL
2 19 (18.45%) Migration
3 14 (13.59%) Network Management
4 12 (11.65%) Validation
5 11 (10.68%) High Availability
5 11 (10.68%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.74%) Change Management
7 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.77%) Identity Management
7 8 (7.77%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.77%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (7.77%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (7.77%) Secure Coding
7 8 (7.77%) SIEM
7 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (6.80%) Project Management
9 6 (5.83%) Information Security
9 6 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) Python
4 1 (0.97%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) R
4 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (20.39%) CCNA
3 15 (14.56%) CCNP
4 8 (7.77%) CCIE
5 6 (5.83%) CCSA
6 5 (4.85%) CCDP
6 5 (4.85%) Degree
6 5 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.88%) CCDA
7 4 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.91%) CCENT
8 3 (2.91%) CCSE
8 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.91%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) MCITP
9 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) XenApp
4 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.91%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (3.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (1.94%) Ansible
3 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.94%) Terraform
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.97%) Puppet
4 1 (0.97%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (54.37%) Cisco
2 26 (25.24%) VMware
3 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
4 18 (17.48%) Citrix
5 14 (13.59%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.80%) HP
6 7 (6.80%) Juniper
7 6 (5.83%) Aruba
8 5 (4.85%) Arista
8 5 (4.85%) Dell
8 5 (4.85%) Meraki
8 5 (4.85%) ShoreTel
9 4 (3.88%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (3.88%) F5
9 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
9 4 (3.88%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.91%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.91%) Veeam
11 2 (1.94%) Zscaler