Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 66 54
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12 +40
Contract jobs citing LAN 120 160 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.40% 3.27% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.65% 17.39% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 96 101
East of England median daily rate £345 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.44% +5.36% +3.70%
10th Percentile £135 £183 £250
90th Percentile £533 £508 £588
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 3
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.52% -57.99% +68.42%
10th Percentile £14.83 £13.40 £37.50
90th Percentile £32.14 £32.25 £44.50
England median hourly rate £23.15 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.24% -13.13% +9.59%

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 879 920 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.61% 18.79% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 471 475
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £170 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 109 58
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -43.27% +17.19%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.90 £12.78
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.00 £45.32
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.50% -23.79% +18.75%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -34 36 £325 -13.33% 15
Cambridgeshire +1 30 £300 - 10
Bedfordshire +2 18 £306 -21.22% 4
Suffolk -12 14 £500 +2.04% 2
Essex -6 11 £475 +111.11% 3
East Anglia - 7 - - 11
Norfolk +20 4 - - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 81 (67.50%) WAN
2 50 (41.67%) Cisco
3 46 (38.33%) Firewall
4 37 (30.83%) Data Centre
5 36 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 31 (25.83%) Windows
8 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
8 28 (23.33%) Migration
9 24 (20.00%) VMware
9 24 (20.00%) DNS
10 23 (19.17%) VPN
10 23 (19.17%) ITIL
11 20 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (15.83%) Windows Server
12 19 (15.83%) Citrix
13 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
13 18 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (14.17%) CCNA
14 17 (14.17%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (13.33%) Wireless
15 16 (13.33%) WLAN
15 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 16 (13.33%) High Availability
16 15 (12.50%) Network Management
16 15 (12.50%) Network Security
17 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
17 14 (11.67%) Juniper
18 13 (10.83%) SAN
18 13 (10.83%) OSPF

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 (9.17%) IIS
2 8 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.67%) Office 365
4 4 (3.33%) Akamai
4 4 (3.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 81 (67.50%) WAN
2 46 (38.33%) Firewall
3 24 (20.00%) DNS
4 23 (19.17%) VPN
5 17 (14.17%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (13.33%) Wireless
6 16 (13.33%) WLAN
7 15 (12.50%) Network Security
8 13 (10.83%) OSPF
8 13 (10.83%) SAN
8 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
9 12 (10.00%) NAS
9 12 (10.00%) VLAN
10 11 (9.17%) BGP
10 11 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (7.50%) MPLS
12 6 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (5.00%) VoIP
13 5 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) Big Data
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (2.50%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.83%) JMeter
4 1 (0.83%) Mocha
4 1 (0.83%) NUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Legal
3 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.50%) Law
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Billing
7 1 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.83%) Analyst
3 13 (10.83%) Consultant
3 13 (10.83%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Administrator
8 6 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Network Administrator
9 5 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) Middleware
2 9 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.33%) HTML
3 4 (3.33%) Web Services
4 3 (2.50%) jQuery
5 2 (1.67%) React
5 2 (1.67%) Redux
5 2 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (30.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.17%) Clustering
3 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.17%) CMDB
5 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.83%) Windows
2 19 (15.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.33%) Linux
4 6 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) Unix
6 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.67%) Android
7 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.83%) VMS
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.33%) Migration
2 23 (19.17%) ITIL
3 18 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (13.33%) High Availability
5 15 (12.50%) Network Management
6 13 (10.83%) Load Balancing
6 13 (10.83%) Project Management
7 11 (9.17%) Identity Management
7 11 (9.17%) Network Optimisation
7 11 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (9.17%) Secure Coding
7 11 (9.17%) Service Management
7 11 (9.17%) SIEM
7 11 (9.17%) Validation
7 11 (9.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (7.50%) API Integration
9 9 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (6.67%) Data Encryption
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) Python
1 6 (5.00%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) Perl
2 3 (2.50%) PHP
3 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) R
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (14.17%) CCNA
3 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.83%) CCNP
6 9 (7.50%) CCSA
7 8 (6.67%) CCIE
8 4 (3.33%) CCDP
8 4 (3.33%) CCSE
8 4 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.50%) CCENT
9 3 (2.50%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.67%) CCDE
10 2 (1.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.67%) Degree
10 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) GxP
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.50%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.67%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) Docker
6 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (4.17%) Kibana
3 4 (3.33%) Ansible
3 4 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.50%) Cacti
4 3 (2.50%) Terraform
5 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.67%) SCCM
5 2 (1.67%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.83%) Nagios
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (41.67%) Cisco
2 32 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.00%) VMware
4 19 (15.83%) Citrix
5 18 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 14 (11.67%) Juniper
7 7 (5.83%) F5
8 5 (4.17%) CA
8 5 (4.17%) Dell
8 5 (4.17%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.33%) Apple
9 4 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.33%) Cloudera
9 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.33%) Remedy
10 3 (2.50%) Arista
10 3 (2.50%) Aruba
10 3 (2.50%) NetQoS
10 3 (2.50%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.50%) ServiceNow