Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 166 171
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -37
Contract jobs citing LAN 676 1,468 1,497
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.83% 1.73% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.81% 13.70% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 999 876
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £159 £180 £164
90th Percentile £588 £572 £588
UK median daily rate £385 £389 £375
% change year-on-year -0.96% +3.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 80 97
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -5.63% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.17 £12.73 £12.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.81 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.77% +3.17% -6.67%

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 4,896 10,718 12,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.62% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 6,649 7,727
Median daily rate £438 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £206
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 500 689
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.09 £47.57
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.33 £19.49
% change year-on-year +52.40% +9.40% -2.05%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +5 185 £375 -11.76% 24
South East +10 139 £450 +12.50% 19
North of England +30 114 £325 -7.14% 38
Midlands +71 94 £350 - 19
East of England +34 78 £450 -1.37% 10
South West +27 68 £425 +21.43% 12
West Midlands +73 63 £500 +35.14% 18
North West +20 57 £363 -9.38% 24
Yorkshire +41 43 £325 -9.72% 13
East Midlands +36 30 £170 -32.67% 1
North East +22 14 £325 +42.86% 1
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 549 (81.21%) WAN
2 292 (43.20%) Cisco
3 272 (40.24%) Firewall
4 209 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
5 200 (29.59%) Windows
6 163 (24.11%) Security Cleared
7 159 (23.52%) CCNP
8 147 (21.75%) VPN
9 144 (21.30%) Microsoft
10 131 (19.38%) Active Directory
11 130 (19.23%) Wireless
12 117 (17.31%) Data Centre
13 114 (16.86%) BGP
14 111 (16.42%) DNS
15 107 (15.83%) TCP/IP
16 103 (15.24%) OSPF
16 103 (15.24%) VMware
17 101 (14.94%) CCNA
17 101 (14.94%) SC Cleared
18 96 (14.20%) Wi-Fi
19 95 (14.05%) MPLS
19 95 (14.05%) Linux
20 90 (13.31%) Juniper
21 83 (12.28%) DHCP
22 80 (11.83%) Network Security
23 79 (11.69%) VoIP
24 78 (11.54%) ITIL
25 77 (11.39%) Migration
26 76 (11.24%) Network Design
26 76 (11.24%) Telecoms

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 43 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.33%) IIS
5 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.59%) Confluence
8 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.15%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Line 500
2 1 (0.15%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (10.80%) Azure
2 72 (10.65%) Office 365
3 39 (5.77%) AWS
4 19 (2.81%) PaaS
5 16 (2.37%) SaaS
6 13 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.92%) IaaS
7 12 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.04%) GCP
9 4 (0.59%) Akamai
10 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.30%) G Suite
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 549 (81.21%) WAN
2 272 (40.24%) Firewall
3 147 (21.75%) VPN
4 130 (19.23%) Wireless
5 114 (16.86%) BGP
6 111 (16.42%) DNS
7 107 (15.83%) TCP/IP
8 103 (15.24%) OSPF
9 96 (14.20%) Wi-Fi
10 95 (14.05%) MPLS
11 83 (12.28%) DHCP
12 80 (11.83%) Network Security
13 79 (11.69%) VoIP
14 74 (10.95%) Ethernet
15 71 (10.50%) WLAN
16 70 (10.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 63 (9.32%) Internet
18 54 (7.99%) Cisco ASA
18 54 (7.99%) SAN
19 51 (7.54%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.15%) GIS
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.63%) JIRA
2 7 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.59%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.59%) JUnit
4 4 (0.59%) Maven
4 4 (0.59%) Redmine
5 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.44%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.30%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) FishEye
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 76 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 54 (7.99%) Finance
3 44 (6.51%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.40%) Banking
5 16 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.37%) Retail
6 12 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.18%) Local Government
8 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 4 (0.59%) French Language
9 4 (0.59%) German Language
9 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Front Office
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 206 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 84 (12.43%) Architect
3 51 (7.54%) Network Architect
4 50 (7.40%) Support Engineer
5 49 (7.25%) Analyst
6 29 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 28 (4.14%) Technical Leader
8 25 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (3.40%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.25%) IT Support
12 20 (2.96%) Consultant
13 19 (2.81%) Designer
13 19 (2.81%) LAN Engineer
13 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (2.51%) IT Engineer
15 15 (2.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (2.22%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.78%) XML
3 7 (1.04%) JSON
3 7 (1.04%) Web Services
4 5 (0.74%) .NET
4 5 (0.74%) LDAP
4 5 (0.74%) Middleware
5 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.44%) Apache Camel
6 3 (0.44%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.44%) Node.js
6 3 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (0.44%) WireMock
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.30%) Flutter
7 2 (0.30%) HTML
7 2 (0.30%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (0.15%) Akka
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.14%) NHS
4 27 (3.99%) Video\Live Streaming
5 21 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.51%) Device Driver
8 14 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.92%) Fibre Optics
10 9 (1.33%) CMDB
11 8 (1.18%) CCTV
11 8 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.18%) Tandem
11 8 (1.18%) User Experience
12 7 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.04%) Handset
12 7 (1.04%) Replication
13 6 (0.89%) Clustering
13 6 (0.89%) PKI
14 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 200 (29.59%) Windows
2 95 (14.05%) Linux
3 73 (10.80%) Windows Server
4 50 (7.40%) Windows 10
5 36 (5.33%) Windows 7
6 31 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (3.55%) Unix
9 22 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (2.96%) Android
11 18 (2.66%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (2.07%) Mac OS
13 12 (1.78%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.89%) AIX
16 6 (0.89%) CatOS
16 6 (0.89%) Solaris
16 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
17 4 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (11.54%) ITIL
2 77 (11.39%) Migration
3 76 (11.24%) Network Design
4 65 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 59 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (5.92%) Network Management
7 38 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 38 (5.62%) Technical Leadership
8 35 (5.18%) Project Management
9 32 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (4.73%) Load Balancing
9 32 (4.73%) Project Delivery
10 31 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (4.44%) Network Architecture
11 30 (4.44%) Software Architecture
12 28 (4.14%) PRINCE2
13 25 (3.70%) Change Management
14 21 (3.11%) Network Virtualisation
15 20 (2.96%) Customer Requirements
15 20 (2.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.03%) Python
2 32 (4.73%) SQL
3 24 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 19 (2.81%) Bash Shell
4 19 (2.81%) C
5 16 (2.37%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.18%) Java
7 5 (0.74%) VB
8 4 (0.59%) Perl
9 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.44%) VBScript
10 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.30%) C++
10 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.30%) Lisp
10 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.30%) PHP
11 1 (0.15%) C#
11 1 (0.15%) Java 8
11 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 209 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (24.11%) Security Cleared
3 159 (23.52%) CCNP
4 101 (14.94%) CCNA
4 101 (14.94%) SC Cleared
5 61 (9.02%) DV Cleared
6 53 (7.84%) CCDP
7 51 (7.54%) CCIE
8 35 (5.18%) Degree
9 26 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (2.96%) CCDA
10 20 (2.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 18 (2.66%) BC Cleared
11 18 (2.66%) MCSE
12 13 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.48%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.33%) CCDE
14 9 (1.33%) CISSP
15 8 (1.18%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.51%) SLA
2 10 (1.48%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) GDPR
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) NIST
5 3 (0.44%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) NCSC
7 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 131 (19.38%) Active Directory
2 69 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.07%) XenApp
6 13 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.92%) vSphere
7 11 (1.63%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.74%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.59%) Docker
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.44%) Firmware
11 3 (0.44%) NFS
11 3 (0.44%) vCloud
12 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.30%) Samba
12 2 (0.30%) Snort
12 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (6.21%) SCCM
2 18 (2.66%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.22%) SCOM
4 14 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.63%) vRealize
6 9 (1.33%) Puppet
7 8 (1.18%) Ansible
7 8 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (1.04%) WSUS
9 6 (0.89%) OpenView
10 5 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.74%) Statseeker
10 5 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.74%) Terraform
11 4 (0.59%) Grafana
11 4 (0.59%) Nagios
11 4 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 292 (43.20%) Cisco
2 144 (21.30%) Microsoft
3 103 (15.24%) VMware
4 90 (13.31%) Juniper
5 64 (9.47%) CheckPoint
6 51 (7.54%) Citrix
7 47 (6.95%) Palo Alto
8 46 (6.80%) F5
9 45 (6.66%) Dell
9 45 (6.66%) SolarWinds
10 30 (4.44%) Oracle
11 28 (4.14%) Meraki
12 26 (3.85%) HP
13 24 (3.55%) Splunk
14 23 (3.40%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.07%) Aruba
16 12 (1.78%) McAfee
17 11 (1.63%) Blue Coat
17 11 (1.63%) Google
18 10 (1.48%) Symantec