Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 1 July 2022 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)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 187 202 145
Rank change year-on-year +15 -57 +26
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,083 699 672
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.34% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.93% 11.71% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 463 471
10th Percentile £200 £190 £156
25th Percentile £306 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £558 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £588 £580
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 37
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.80 £13.17
25th Percentile £17.86 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% +5.41%
75th Percentile £48.71 £65.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £56.00 £71.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.38 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% +10.00% +11.11%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,376 5,969 4,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.63% 11.42% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,579 3,845 3,026
10th Percentile £230 £225 £200
25th Percentile £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.79%
75th Percentile £625 £545 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 289 226
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.04 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.21 £21.69
Median % change year-on-year +7.71% +7.02% +8.44%
75th Percentile £50.39 £50.00 £44.13
90th Percentile £68.08 £62.00 £52.13
UK median hourly rate £29.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.48% - +19.05%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in England.

Daily rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for LAN in England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +2 354 £475 +11.76% 100
South East -16 197 £428 +0.59% 79
North of England +25 195 £425 +6.25% 65
Midlands -8 121 £363 -3.33% 48
North West +11 96 £413 +7.14% 37
West Midlands -13 88 £370 -10.84% 27
South West +4 81 £338 -10.00% 30
Yorkshire +1 72 £450 +18.42% 22
East of England +6 64 £400 +28.00% 28
East Midlands +3 34 £338 -10.00% 20
North East +11 29 £450 +50.00% 6
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 882 (81.44%) WAN
2 515 (47.55%) Cisco
3 490 (45.24%) Firewall
4 301 (27.79%) Windows
5 288 (26.59%) Wireless
6 234 (21.61%) Microsoft
7 233 (21.51%) Active Directory
8 225 (20.78%) VPN
9 214 (19.76%) Wi-Fi
10 212 (19.58%) Social Skills
11 210 (19.39%) Data Centre
12 204 (18.84%) Security Cleared
13 203 (18.74%) Cisco Certification
14 189 (17.45%) ITIL
15 185 (17.08%) Microsoft 365
16 183 (16.90%) TCP/IP
17 166 (15.33%) VMware
18 161 (14.87%) SC Cleared
19 155 (14.31%) Network Security
19 155 (14.31%) Azure
20 150 (13.85%) Juniper
21 147 (13.57%) OSPF
22 146 (13.48%) BGP
23 140 (12.93%) CCNP
24 126 (11.63%) WLAN
25 125 (11.54%) Windows Server
26 124 (11.45%) SD-WAN
27 121 (11.17%) Migration
28 120 (11.08%) DNS
29 119 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 47 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.59%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.39%) Confluence
5 9 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.65%) IIS
7 6 (0.55%) Apache
7 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.092%) Appian
12 1 (0.092%) CMS
12 1 (0.092%) SAS
12 1 (0.092%) TPMS
Applications
1 86 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.65%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.46%) RMDS
2 4 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.092%) assyst
4 1 (0.092%) Eikon
4 1 (0.092%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 185 (17.08%) Microsoft 365
2 155 (14.31%) Azure
3 62 (5.72%) AWS
4 47 (4.34%) SaaS
5 37 (3.42%) PaaS
6 34 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (2.49%) IaaS
8 21 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 10 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.92%) GCP
10 8 (0.74%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (0.74%) Google Workspace
11 6 (0.55%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.46%) Azure Monitor
12 5 (0.46%) GitHub
13 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.37%) Azure Sentinel
13 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.18%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 882 (81.44%) WAN
2 490 (45.24%) Firewall
3 288 (26.59%) Wireless
4 225 (20.78%) VPN
5 214 (19.76%) Wi-Fi
6 183 (16.90%) TCP/IP
7 155 (14.31%) Network Security
8 147 (13.57%) OSPF
9 146 (13.48%) BGP
10 126 (11.63%) WLAN
11 124 (11.45%) SD-WAN
12 120 (11.08%) DNS
13 113 (10.43%) DHCP
14 109 (10.06%) Internet
15 104 (9.60%) MPLS
16 101 (9.33%) VLAN
17 73 (6.74%) VoIP
18 71 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 64 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
20 57 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.94%) DB2
3 8 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 8 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.55%) MySQL
5 5 (0.46%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.28%) DTS
7 2 (0.18%) Big Data
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.092%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.092%) Redis
8 1 (0.092%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (1.57%) JIRA
2 11 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.92%) SonarQube
4 9 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (0.37%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.37%) JUnit
6 4 (0.37%) Maven
6 4 (0.37%) Selenium
6 4 (0.37%) Subversion
7 3 (0.28%) Crucible
7 3 (0.28%) FishEye
7 3 (0.28%) TestNG
7 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.18%) GitLab
9 1 (0.092%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.092%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.092%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.092%) WebDriver
General
1 212 (19.58%) Social Skills
2 111 (10.25%) Finance
3 100 (9.23%) Public Sector
4 99 (9.14%) Telecoms
5 64 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (4.99%) Documentation Skills
7 37 (3.42%) Local Government
8 25 (2.31%) Banking
9 23 (2.12%) Retail
10 19 (1.75%) Law
11 18 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.57%) Influencing Skills
13 13 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
14 12 (1.11%) Electronics
14 12 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
15 10 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
16 8 (0.74%) Back Office
16 8 (0.74%) Military
17 7 (0.65%) Legal
17 7 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 295 (27.24%) Network Engineer
2 121 (11.17%) Architect
3 99 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 78 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 71 (6.56%) Analyst
7 65 (6.00%) Network Architect
8 43 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
8 43 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
9 42 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 41 (3.79%) Desktop Support
11 38 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
12 35 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 35 (3.23%) Network Manager
13 34 (3.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 33 (3.05%) IT Engineer
15 31 (2.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 31 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
16 30 (2.77%) Network Support
17 28 (2.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.49%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (1.20%) JSON
4 10 (0.92%) .NET
5 9 (0.83%) XML
5 9 (0.83%) XMPP
6 6 (0.55%) HTML
6 6 (0.55%) REST
6 6 (0.55%) SAML
6 6 (0.55%) SOAP
7 5 (0.46%) Web Services
7 5 (0.46%) XSLT
8 3 (0.28%) Akka
8 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.28%) Java EE
8 3 (0.28%) LDAP
8 3 (0.28%) Node.js
8 3 (0.28%) OAuth
8 3 (0.28%) OpenID
8 3 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 210 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 48 (4.43%) Video Conferencing
3 47 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.06%) NHS
5 34 (3.14%) Public Cloud
6 27 (2.49%) Private Cloud
7 18 (1.66%) CCTV
7 18 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.29%) PKI
9 14 (1.29%) User Experience
10 13 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.02%) IoT
13 10 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.83%) Replication
15 7 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 301 (27.79%) Windows
2 125 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 90 (8.31%) Windows 10
4 82 (7.57%) Linux
5 44 (4.06%) Windows 7
6 33 (3.05%) Unix
7 31 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (2.31%) Mac OS
10 24 (2.22%) Android
10 24 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 24 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (1.11%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.55%) VMS
16 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (17.45%) ITIL
2 121 (11.17%) Migration
3 102 (9.42%) Network Design
3 102 (9.42%) Project Management
4 92 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 83 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (7.29%) Service Management
7 74 (6.83%) Network Management
8 68 (6.28%) Load Balancing
9 65 (6.00%) Change Management
9 65 (6.00%) Project Delivery
10 54 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 52 (4.80%) Agile
12 51 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
13 47 (4.34%) Network Virtualisation
14 45 (4.16%) ITSM
15 42 (3.88%) Service Delivery
16 41 (3.79%) Network Architecture
17 39 (3.60%) Customer Requirements
18 34 (3.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 53 (4.89%) C
2 49 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 41 (3.79%) Bash
4 35 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 29 (2.68%) Python
6 27 (2.49%) SQL
7 18 (1.66%) Java
8 9 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.74%) VB
10 7 (0.65%) VBScript
11 5 (0.46%) Bicep
11 5 (0.46%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) Perl
13 3 (0.28%) R
13 3 (0.28%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.18%) C#
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
15 1 (0.092%) Search Processing Language
15 1 (0.092%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.092%) VBA
Qualifications
1 204 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 203 (18.74%) Cisco Certification
3 161 (14.87%) SC Cleared
4 140 (12.93%) CCNP
5 75 (6.93%) Degree
6 73 (6.74%) CCNA
7 72 (6.65%) CCIE
8 28 (2.59%) CCDP
9 23 (2.12%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (1.20%) JNCIP
13 13 (1.20%) RHCA
14 11 (1.02%) Master's Degree
15 9 (0.83%) CCSA
15 9 (0.83%) JNCIA
15 9 (0.83%) JNCIE
16 8 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.36%) SLA
2 16 (1.48%) PMO
3 8 (0.74%) QA
4 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.46%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.37%) GDPR
6 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) NIST
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
8 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.092%) GAAP
9 1 (0.092%) GMP
9 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 233 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 119 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (3.42%) vSphere
6 25 (2.31%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (1.20%) VMware NSX
9 11 (1.02%) Docker
10 8 (0.74%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.55%) XenApp
12 5 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.46%) Firmware
12 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.37%) vCloud
14 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.092%) NFS
15 1 (0.092%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (5.82%) SCCM
2 49 (4.52%) FortiGate
3 38 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (2.03%) Ansible
4 22 (2.03%) Terraform
5 15 (1.39%) vCenter Server
6 13 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 13 (1.20%) SCOM
7 9 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.74%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.65%) Grafana
10 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.55%) Nagios
10 6 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (0.46%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.37%) SCSM
12 4 (0.37%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 515 (47.55%) Cisco
2 234 (21.61%) Microsoft
3 166 (15.33%) VMware
4 150 (13.85%) Juniper
5 104 (9.60%) Citrix
6 94 (8.68%) Aruba
6 94 (8.68%) Palo Alto
7 93 (8.59%) CheckPoint
8 78 (7.20%) Meraki
9 74 (6.83%) HP
10 66 (6.09%) F5
11 65 (6.00%) Oracle
12 54 (4.99%) Fortinet
13 48 (4.43%) SolarWinds
14 27 (2.49%) Zscaler
15 26 (2.40%) Google
15 26 (2.40%) Red Hat
16 25 (2.31%) IBM
17 22 (2.03%) Blue Coat
18 21 (1.94%) McAfee