Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 173 152
Rank change year-on-year -40 -21 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 859 432 1,426
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.63% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 12.12% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 314 938
10th Percentile £163 £163 £170
25th Percentile £256 £259 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £395
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%
75th Percentile £500 £489 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 19 73
10th Percentile £15.00 £16.15 £14.50
25th Percentile £18.50 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.33 £19.72
Median % change year-on-year -1.30% +28.45% +0.14%
75th Percentile £53.75 £58.75 £44.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.80 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.60
% change year-on-year +12.50% +7.53% -2.11%

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 7,564 3,564 10,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.36% 13.42% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,922 2,283 6,421
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £579 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £634 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 152 491
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.44 £16.00
Median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year -32.75% +21.42% +32.21%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.40 £47.06
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.90 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -30.16% +25.40% +33.69%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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
London -94 282 £425 - 89
South East -2 208 £415 +10.67% 102
North of England -29 105 £350 +11.11% 128
South West -11 92 £338 -20.59% 48
Midlands -44 91 £350 +4.48% 49
West Midlands -41 64 £348 -7.33% 31
Yorkshire -12 49 £325 +85.71% 43
North West -45 45 £350 -6.67% 64
East of England -45 39 £409 +48.64% 41
East Midlands -31 27 £363 +45.00% 18
North East -2 11 £550 +214.29% 21
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 625 (72.76%) WAN
2 349 (40.63%) Cisco
3 296 (34.46%) Windows
3 296 (34.46%) Firewall
4 237 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 221 (25.73%) Microsoft
6 175 (20.37%) Data Centre
7 171 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
8 166 (19.32%) VMware
9 165 (19.21%) Microsoft 365
10 158 (18.39%) VPN
11 150 (17.46%) Azure
12 140 (16.30%) Social Skills
13 129 (15.02%) Wireless
14 128 (14.90%) TCP/IP
14 128 (14.90%) ITIL
15 125 (14.55%) CCNP
16 112 (13.04%) Security Cleared
17 111 (12.92%) DNS
18 109 (12.69%) Windows Server
19 108 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
20 102 (11.87%) Telecoms
21 100 (11.64%) Finance
21 100 (11.64%) Migration
21 100 (11.64%) DHCP
22 99 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
23 97 (11.29%) Juniper
23 97 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
24 94 (10.94%) SCCM
25 89 (10.36%) Windows 10

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 48 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.96%) Confluence
3 25 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.70%) CMS
8 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.47%) IIS
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.23%) Apache
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) Site Server
Applications
1 99 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 165 (19.21%) Microsoft 365
2 150 (17.46%) Azure
3 76 (8.85%) AWS
4 31 (3.61%) PaaS
5 30 (3.49%) SaaS
6 28 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (3.26%) IaaS
7 23 (2.68%) GCP
8 19 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.51%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.40%) AWS CodeCommit
10 12 (1.40%) AWS CodePipeline
10 12 (1.40%) GitHub
11 11 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.05%) Serverless
13 7 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (0.81%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 625 (72.76%) WAN
2 296 (34.46%) Firewall
3 158 (18.39%) VPN
4 129 (15.02%) Wireless
5 128 (14.90%) TCP/IP
6 111 (12.92%) DNS
7 108 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
8 100 (11.64%) DHCP
9 82 (9.55%) VoIP
10 81 (9.43%) BGP
11 80 (9.31%) OSPF
12 75 (8.73%) MPLS
13 73 (8.50%) Internet
14 71 (8.27%) Network Security
15 65 (7.57%) WLAN
16 59 (6.87%) Ethernet
17 54 (6.29%) SAN
18 52 (6.05%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (6.05%) SD-WAN
18 52 (6.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.10%) NoSQL
3 15 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.81%) DB2
6 7 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.58%) MySQL
8 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.47%) FileMaker
8 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.47%) Riak
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.23%) Big Data
10 2 (0.23%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (4.19%) JIRA
2 27 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 20 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.75%) JUnit
5 15 (1.75%) Maven
5 15 (1.75%) Subversion
6 14 (1.63%) FishEye
6 14 (1.63%) Selenium
6 14 (1.63%) TestNG
7 13 (1.51%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.40%) GitLab
9 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.35%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.23%) eggPlant
13 1 (0.12%) Chocolatey
13 1 (0.12%) VectorCAST
General
1 140 (16.30%) Social Skills
2 102 (11.87%) Telecoms
3 100 (11.64%) Finance
4 54 (6.29%) Public Sector
5 51 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.49%) Banking
7 25 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (2.68%) Documentation Skills
9 18 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (1.51%) Legal
11 9 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
12 8 (0.93%) Local Government
12 8 (0.93%) Marketing
13 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.81%) Military
13 7 (0.81%) Retail
14 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.58%) Electronics
15 5 (0.58%) Law
16 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 200 (23.28%) Network Engineer
2 136 (15.83%) Architect
3 93 (10.83%) Support Engineer
4 80 (9.31%) Analyst
5 68 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (6.05%) Network Architect
7 42 (4.89%) IT Support
8 40 (4.66%) Desktop Support
8 40 (4.66%) IT Engineer
9 39 (4.54%) Cisco Engineer
10 37 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 32 (3.73%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 29 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 29 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
14 26 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 25 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (2.68%) Senior Network Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) Security Engineer
18 20 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.14%) JSON
2 24 (2.79%) XML
3 17 (1.98%) Middleware
4 15 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 15 (1.75%) Node.js
5 14 (1.63%) Java EE
5 14 (1.63%) Java EE 5
5 14 (1.63%) Spring
6 12 (1.40%) Akka
7 11 (1.28%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.16%) XMPP
9 8 (0.93%) Web Services
10 7 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.70%) SOAP
12 5 (0.58%) .NET
13 4 (0.47%) EDI
13 4 (0.47%) HTML
13 4 (0.47%) LDAP
13 4 (0.47%) SAML
13 4 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 175 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.10%) Replication
8 17 (1.98%) NHS
9 14 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.51%) PKI
11 12 (1.40%) Fibre Optics
11 12 (1.40%) iPad
12 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.16%) BYOD
14 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.05%) iPhone
15 8 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 296 (34.46%) Windows
2 109 (12.69%) Windows Server
3 89 (10.36%) Windows 10
4 85 (9.90%) Linux
5 38 (4.42%) Android
6 27 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 27 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (2.91%) Mac OS
7 25 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.79%) Apple iOS
9 22 (2.56%) Unix
10 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (1.28%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.81%) Solaris
15 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.58%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.47%) SUSE
17 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (14.90%) ITIL
2 100 (11.64%) Migration
3 84 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 80 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (7.57%) Project Management
7 58 (6.75%) Network Design
8 54 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (6.17%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (5.59%) Network Management
11 41 (4.77%) Customer Requirements
12 37 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (3.84%) Computer Science
14 33 (3.84%) Project Delivery
15 30 (3.49%) DevOps
15 30 (3.49%) Network Architecture
15 30 (3.49%) Scrum
16 28 (3.26%) Load Balancing
16 28 (3.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (6.52%) Python
2 55 (6.40%) SQL
3 41 (4.77%) PowerShell
4 31 (3.61%) Java
5 20 (2.33%) C++
5 20 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.63%) Java 8
7 12 (1.40%) C
7 12 (1.40%) TypeScript
8 10 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.05%) Perl
9 9 (1.05%) R
10 7 (0.81%) VB
11 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.58%) Ruby
13 4 (0.47%) VBScript
14 3 (0.35%) C#
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 171 (19.91%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (14.55%) CCNP
3 112 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 85 (9.90%) CCNA
5 82 (9.55%) SC Cleared
6 69 (8.03%) Degree
7 29 (3.38%) CCIE
8 23 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.51%) CCDP
9 13 (1.51%) MCSE
10 12 (1.40%) JNCIA
10 12 (1.40%) JNCIS
11 11 (1.28%) Master's Degree
12 10 (1.16%) CISSP
12 10 (1.16%) PMP
12 10 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.05%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.66%) SLA
2 18 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (1.75%) PMO
4 10 (1.16%) QA
5 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.58%) HL7
8 3 (0.35%) GDPR
9 2 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.23%) DICOM
9 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) GRC
9 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) ITGC
10 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 237 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 97 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (3.14%) Docker
6 23 (2.68%) vSphere
7 15 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (1.40%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.05%) KVM
9 9 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.93%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.93%) Xen
11 7 (0.81%) NFS
11 7 (0.81%) SRDF
11 7 (0.81%) XenApp
12 6 (0.70%) Firmware
13 5 (0.58%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.58%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 94 (10.94%) SCCM
2 43 (5.01%) Ansible
3 38 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (2.91%) Terraform
5 15 (1.75%) Puppet
6 14 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.51%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.28%) CASB
8 11 (1.28%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.70%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.70%) vRealize
12 6 (0.70%) WSUS
13 5 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.58%) SCOM
14 4 (0.47%) AppManager
14 4 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 349 (40.63%) Cisco
2 221 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 166 (19.32%) VMware
4 97 (11.29%) Juniper
5 80 (9.31%) CheckPoint
6 74 (8.61%) Citrix
7 60 (6.98%) Palo Alto
8 53 (6.17%) Meraki
9 50 (5.82%) F5
10 45 (5.24%) Aruba
11 37 (4.31%) Oracle
12 31 (3.61%) McAfee
12 31 (3.61%) SolarWinds
13 29 (3.38%) Fortinet
14 26 (3.03%) HP
15 23 (2.68%) Dell
16 22 (2.56%) Apple
17 21 (2.44%) IBM
17 21 (2.44%) Symantec
17 21 (2.44%) Veeam