Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 117 104
Rank change year-on-year -31 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1668 2090 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.12% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.13% 13.59% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 1341 1357
England median daily rate £373 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £163 £213 £188
90th Percentile £538 £588 £500
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 83 172
England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.30 £11.55
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +10.53% +8.57%

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 12708 15375 14782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.90% 15.61% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7787 9450 8572
England median daily rate £405 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.52% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 750 971
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +15.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.13 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.31% +20.00% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor 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 19 October 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
London -23 610 £375 -13.79% 49
South East -31 354 £388 +3.33% 38
Midlands -3 218 £358 +2.14% 27
North of England -4 199 £350 -16.67% 39
West Midlands +6 171 £375 +10.29% 13
East of England -18 156 £370 +13.85% 16
South West -13 132 £313 -0.79% 9
North West -32 95 £350 -17.65% 27
Yorkshire +29 87 £341 -9.96% 11
East Midlands -17 45 £280 -30.00% 14
North East +29 17 £369 -6.65% 1
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 1364 (81.77%) WAN
2 770 (46.16%) Cisco
3 621 (37.23%) Firewall
4 599 (35.91%) Windows
5 459 (27.52%) Active Directory
6 397 (23.80%) Cisco Certification
7 394 (23.62%) Microsoft
8 340 (20.38%) VMware
9 331 (19.84%) Data Centre
10 316 (18.94%) VPN
11 303 (18.17%) Windows Server
12 296 (17.75%) Wireless
13 285 (17.09%) TCP/IP
14 280 (16.79%) ITIL
15 277 (16.61%) DNS
16 260 (15.59%) Security Cleared
17 256 (15.35%) CCNP
18 232 (13.91%) Wi-Fi
19 223 (13.37%) Linux
20 221 (13.25%) Finance
21 220 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
22 217 (13.01%) DHCP
23 209 (12.53%) VoIP
24 208 (12.47%) Juniper
25 188 (11.27%) MPLS
26 186 (11.15%) Citrix
27 184 (11.03%) CCNA
28 182 (10.91%) SC Cleared
29 180 (10.79%) MS Exchange
30 177 (10.61%) CheckPoint

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
1 180 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 66 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (3.12%) Skype for Business
4 48 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 44 (2.64%) IIS
6 26 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.72%) Apache
13 11 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.60%) Confluence
15 9 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.42%) CMS
16 7 (0.42%) JBoss
17 5 (0.30%) SAS
18 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 169 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.42%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.42%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.36%) Houdini
7 6 (0.36%) Maya
7 6 (0.36%) NUKE
7 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.30%) HipChat
9 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.42%) Eikon
3 4 (0.24%) RMDS
4 3 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.18%) Maximo
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 152 (9.11%) Office 365
2 108 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.46%) IaaS
5 33 (1.98%) PaaS
6 32 (1.92%) SaaS
7 17 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.90%) GitHub
9 8 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.30%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.18%) Yammer
14 2 (0.12%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.060%) G Suite
15 1 (0.060%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.060%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1364 (81.77%) WAN
2 621 (37.23%) Firewall
3 316 (18.94%) VPN
4 296 (17.75%) Wireless
5 285 (17.09%) TCP/IP
6 277 (16.61%) DNS
7 232 (13.91%) Wi-Fi
8 217 (13.01%) DHCP
9 209 (12.53%) VoIP
10 188 (11.27%) MPLS
11 177 (10.61%) Network Security
12 149 (8.93%) WLAN
13 143 (8.57%) SAN
14 139 (8.33%) BGP
15 135 (8.09%) Cisco ASA
16 128 (7.67%) VLAN
17 124 (7.43%) Internet
17 124 (7.43%) OSPF
18 109 (6.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 97 (5.82%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.92%) Big Data
3 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (0.90%) Apache Hive
6 15 (0.90%) HBase
6 15 (0.90%) Impala
6 15 (0.90%) Sqoop
7 14 (0.84%) MySQL
8 11 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.66%) MS Access
9 9 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.42%) Power BI
11 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 27 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.84%) JIRA
5 7 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.30%) git-flow
7 5 (0.30%) Maven
8 4 (0.24%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.24%) MSI
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.12%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.060%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.060%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 221 (13.25%) Finance
2 156 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 73 (4.38%) Banking
4 58 (3.48%) Retail
5 34 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.04%) Marketing
6 23 (1.38%) Legal
7 22 (1.32%) Law
8 21 (1.26%) Electronics
9 19 (1.14%) Back Office
10 16 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.90%) Publishing
12 11 (0.66%) Billing
13 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.36%) French Language
14 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.24%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (22.12%) Network Engineer
2 207 (12.41%) Architect
3 158 (9.47%) Project Manager
4 151 (9.05%) Support Engineer
5 142 (8.51%) Analyst
6 123 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 108 (6.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 102 (6.12%) Network Architect
9 95 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 91 (5.46%) Desktop Support
11 78 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 67 (4.02%) Infrastructure Manager
13 66 (3.96%) Administrator
14 60 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 60 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 56 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
15 56 (3.36%) Support Analyst
16 47 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
16 47 (2.82%) Windows Engineer
17 46 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.04%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.44%) HTML
2 24 (1.44%) Sensu
3 22 (1.32%) .NET
3 22 (1.32%) Web Services
4 19 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (1.14%) Middleware
5 15 (0.90%) Kafka
5 15 (0.90%) Spark Streaming
5 15 (0.90%) XML
6 13 (0.78%) REST
7 12 (0.72%) Node.js
8 7 (0.42%) LAMP
9 5 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.30%) jQuery
9 5 (0.30%) JSON
9 5 (0.30%) SOAP
10 4 (0.24%) Ajax
10 4 (0.24%) XHTML
11 3 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 331 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 81 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.34%) Private Cloud
5 38 (2.28%) Blackberry
6 36 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.68%) Clustering
9 27 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.62%) Replication
10 25 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.50%) NHS
11 24 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 24 (1.44%) iPhone
12 20 (1.20%) PKI
13 18 (1.08%) BYOD
14 17 (1.02%) iPad
14 17 (1.02%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.90%) Public Cloud
16 13 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 599 (35.91%) Windows
2 303 (18.17%) Windows Server
3 223 (13.37%) Linux
4 170 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 168 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 157 (9.41%) Windows 7
7 97 (5.82%) Unix
8 88 (5.28%) Windows 10
9 60 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 41 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 39 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (2.10%) CentOS
14 33 (1.98%) Windows XP
15 31 (1.86%) Android
16 23 (1.38%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.96%) Windows Phone
18 14 (0.84%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.78%) Mac OS
20 12 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (16.79%) ITIL
2 160 (9.59%) Migration
3 134 (8.03%) Network Design
4 127 (7.61%) Project Management
5 120 (7.19%) PRINCE2
6 103 (6.18%) Network Management
7 85 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 78 (4.68%) DevOps
9 76 (4.56%) Change Management
10 75 (4.50%) Information Security
11 72 (4.32%) Service Management
12 70 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 69 (4.14%) Load Balancing
14 67 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (3.72%) Configuration Management
16 59 (3.54%) High Availability
17 56 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
18 53 (3.18%) Presales
19 51 (3.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (7.73%) SQL
2 86 (5.16%) PowerShell
3 71 (4.26%) Python
4 49 (2.94%) Java
5 35 (2.10%) Shell Script
6 34 (2.04%) Perl
7 30 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.74%) C
9 27 (1.62%) PHP
10 20 (1.20%) VB
11 18 (1.08%) VBScript
12 11 (0.66%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.54%) Ruby
14 8 (0.48%) C++
14 8 (0.48%) Groovy
15 7 (0.42%) Lisp
16 6 (0.36%) C#
16 6 (0.36%) VBA
17 5 (0.30%) Delphi
18 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 397 (23.80%) Cisco Certification
2 260 (15.59%) Security Cleared
3 256 (15.35%) CCNP
4 184 (11.03%) CCNA
5 182 (10.91%) SC Cleared
6 127 (7.61%) CCIE
7 116 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (5.94%) Degree
9 78 (4.68%) MCSE
10 68 (4.08%) DV Cleared
11 52 (3.12%) MCP
12 40 (2.40%) JNCIA
13 35 (2.10%) PMP
14 33 (1.98%) JNCIS
15 31 (1.86%) CCDP
15 31 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 30 (1.80%) CCSE
17 29 (1.74%) MCDST
17 29 (1.74%) MCSA
17 29 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.34%) SLA
2 23 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.20%) QA
5 17 (1.02%) PMO
6 10 (0.60%) RMADS
7 9 (0.54%) GDPR
7 9 (0.54%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.36%) MiFID
10 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.18%) FATCA
10 3 (0.18%) IFRS
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.060%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 459 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 220 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 55 (3.30%) vSphere
5 54 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.70%) XenApp
7 33 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
8 24 (1.44%) Docker
9 22 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.26%) Samba
11 19 (1.14%) VMware NSX
12 15 (0.90%) Apache Flume
13 14 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.84%) ProxySG
14 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.60%) Xen
16 9 (0.54%) Firmware
16 9 (0.54%) KVM
16 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 104 (6.24%) SCCM
2 43 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
3 36 (2.16%) Ansible
4 35 (2.10%) FortiGate
5 32 (1.92%) SCOM
6 30 (1.80%) WSUS
7 29 (1.74%) AirWatch
8 24 (1.44%) Nessus
9 23 (1.38%) Kubernetes
10 22 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 21 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (1.26%) Puppet
12 19 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.02%) Nagios
14 16 (0.96%) Prometheus
15 15 (0.90%) NetBackup
15 15 (0.90%) QRadar
16 13 (0.78%) Nmap
17 12 (0.72%) Grafana
18 11 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 770 (46.16%) Cisco
2 394 (23.62%) Microsoft
3 340 (20.38%) VMware
4 208 (12.47%) Juniper
5 186 (11.15%) Citrix
6 177 (10.61%) CheckPoint
7 158 (9.47%) HP
8 111 (6.65%) F5
9 99 (5.94%) SolarWinds
10 89 (5.34%) Palo Alto
11 72 (4.32%) Riverbed
12 62 (3.72%) Oracle
13 61 (3.66%) Fortinet
14 58 (3.48%) Dell
15 49 (2.94%) Red Hat
16 46 (2.76%) NetApp
17 45 (2.70%) Apple
17 45 (2.70%) Splunk
18 43 (2.58%) Avaya
19 39 (2.34%) Mitel