Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 159 165
Rank change year-on-year +30 +6 -45
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,274 1,626 1,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.95% 1.78% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.36% 13.90% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 1,051 888
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £153 £159 £152
90th Percentile £540 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 93
England median hourly rate £20.11 £24.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.23% +33.33% -7.99%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.05 £12.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £66.57 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £22.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.36% +29.50% -13.13%

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 8,872 11,702 12,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.61% 12.83% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,400 7,108 7,690
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 516 625
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -1.29% -14.61%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.58% -15.08%

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 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 +28 443 £363 -9.38% 140
South East +11 268 £400 +3.23% 141
North of England +16 223 £363 +3.57% 141
Midlands +73 150 £375 +4.17% 99
North West -2 121 £400 +6.67% 87
East of England +26 96 £400 +14.29% 59
South West +4 94 £320 -1.54% 53
West Midlands +55 88 £400 +11.11% 59
Yorkshire +40 71 £323 -7.86% 40
East Midlands +48 62 £210 -35.38% 40
North East +17 31 £338 +8.43% 14
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 994 (78.02%) WAN
2 680 (53.38%) Cisco
3 508 (39.87%) Firewall
4 435 (34.14%) Windows
5 391 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
6 290 (22.76%) Active Directory
7 277 (21.74%) Wireless
8 276 (21.66%) CCNP
9 265 (20.80%) VPN
10 262 (20.57%) Microsoft
11 261 (20.49%) Data Centre
12 236 (18.52%) Security Cleared
13 212 (16.64%) MPLS
14 209 (16.41%) ITIL
15 207 (16.25%) CCNA
16 205 (16.09%) DNS
16 205 (16.09%) BGP
17 203 (15.93%) TCP/IP
18 190 (14.91%) VMware
19 177 (13.89%) DHCP
20 175 (13.74%) Office 365
21 173 (13.58%) WLAN
21 173 (13.58%) Windows Server
22 165 (12.95%) Wi-Fi
23 160 (12.56%) Telecoms
24 152 (11.93%) SC Cleared
24 152 (11.93%) Windows 10
25 151 (11.85%) OSPF
26 150 (11.77%) Network Security
27 149 (11.70%) Azure

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 90 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 75 (5.89%) SharePoint
3 63 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (1.49%) IIS
5 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.71%) Confluence
7 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.31%) Kinematics
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.078%) CMS
11 1 (0.078%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.078%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.078%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.078%) WordPress
Applications
1 129 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.31%) Simulink
5 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.078%) Houdini
6 1 (0.078%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) Line 500
3 3 (0.24%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.078%) assyst
5 1 (0.078%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.078%) RMDS
5 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 175 (13.74%) Office 365
2 149 (11.70%) Azure
3 55 (4.32%) AWS
4 36 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.12%) IaaS
6 25 (1.96%) SaaS
7 24 (1.88%) PaaS
8 10 (0.78%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.63%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.47%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Flow
12 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.31%) G Suite
13 4 (0.31%) GCP
14 3 (0.24%) Akamai
14 3 (0.24%) Yammer
15 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 994 (78.02%) WAN
2 508 (39.87%) Firewall
3 277 (21.74%) Wireless
4 265 (20.80%) VPN
5 212 (16.64%) MPLS
6 205 (16.09%) BGP
6 205 (16.09%) DNS
7 203 (15.93%) TCP/IP
8 177 (13.89%) DHCP
9 173 (13.58%) WLAN
10 165 (12.95%) Wi-Fi
11 151 (11.85%) OSPF
12 150 (11.77%) Network Security
13 149 (11.70%) VoIP
14 140 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
15 118 (9.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 106 (8.32%) Ethernet
17 102 (8.01%) Internet
18 94 (7.38%) VLAN
19 90 (7.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.24%) MySQL
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.078%) Big Data
8 1 (0.078%) DB2
8 1 (0.078%) Informix
8 1 (0.078%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.078%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.078%) Redis
8 1 (0.078%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 16 (1.26%) JIRA
3 11 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.71%) AdminStudio
4 9 (0.71%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.24%) TestRail
7 2 (0.16%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.16%) Hudson
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) JUnit
7 2 (0.16%) Maven
7 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.078%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.078%) Mocha
8 1 (0.078%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (12.56%) Telecoms
2 131 (10.28%) Finance
3 73 (5.73%) Banking
4 58 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 43 (3.38%) Retail
6 23 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.10%) Front Office
9 13 (1.02%) Publishing
10 12 (0.94%) Local Government
11 10 (0.78%) Law
12 9 (0.71%) German Language
12 9 (0.71%) Marketing
12 9 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.63%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.55%) Advertising
14 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.55%) Legal
15 6 (0.47%) Billing
15 6 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 430 (33.75%) Network Engineer
2 124 (9.73%) Architect
3 102 (8.01%) Analyst
3 102 (8.01%) Support Engineer
4 95 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 87 (6.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 85 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 76 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 47 (3.69%) Security Engineer
9 47 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
10 45 (3.53%) IT Support
11 41 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 40 (3.14%) Desktop Support
13 39 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.06%) Network Security Engineer
14 33 (2.59%) IT Engineer
14 33 (2.59%) Support Analyst
15 32 (2.51%) Consultant
15 32 (2.51%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.79%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.10%) Web Services
3 7 (0.55%) Middleware
4 6 (0.47%) LDAP
5 4 (0.31%) XML
6 3 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.16%) FFmpeg
7 2 (0.16%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.16%) HTML
7 2 (0.16%) JSON
7 2 (0.16%) LAMP
7 2 (0.16%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.16%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.16%) SOAP
7 2 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.16%) WireMock
8 1 (0.078%) CSS
8 1 (0.078%) Express
8 1 (0.078%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 261 (20.49%) Data Centre
2 60 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
3 55 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.81%) PKI
5 23 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.73%) User Experience
7 21 (1.65%) Smartphone
8 18 (1.41%) Handset
8 18 (1.41%) NHS
9 17 (1.33%) iPhone
10 15 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
11 14 (1.10%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.94%) Fibre Optics
12 12 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.86%) CCTV
13 11 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (0.86%) Replication
14 10 (0.78%) iPad
15 9 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 435 (34.14%) Windows
2 173 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 152 (11.93%) Windows 10
4 131 (10.28%) Windows 7
5 96 (7.54%) Linux
6 69 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (3.77%) Android
8 27 (2.12%) Mac OS
9 22 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 17 (1.33%) Unix
12 12 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.47%) SUSE
15 6 (0.47%) VMS
16 5 (0.39%) CentOS
16 5 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
16 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (16.41%) ITIL
2 122 (9.58%) Migration
2 122 (9.58%) Network Design
3 100 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 83 (6.51%) Change Management
5 83 (6.51%) Project Delivery
6 82 (6.44%) Service Delivery
7 76 (5.97%) Project Management
8 75 (5.89%) Load Balancing
9 66 (5.18%) Incident Management
10 65 (5.10%) Network Management
11 62 (4.87%) Service Management
12 56 (4.40%) Network Architecture
13 50 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (3.61%) Asset Management
16 43 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (3.30%) Enterprise Architecture
18 39 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (5.81%) SQL
2 55 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.98%) Python
4 24 (1.88%) Perl
5 20 (1.57%) C
6 13 (1.02%) VB
7 8 (0.63%) Java
8 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.31%) Ada
9 4 (0.31%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.16%) C#
11 2 (0.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.078%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.078%) Julia
12 1 (0.078%) VBA
12 1 (0.078%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 391 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
2 276 (21.66%) CCNP
3 236 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 207 (16.25%) CCNA
5 152 (11.93%) SC Cleared
6 109 (8.56%) CCIE
7 65 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 58 (4.55%) Degree
9 48 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (3.61%) CCDP
11 40 (3.14%) CCDA
12 25 (1.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 24 (1.88%) MCSE
14 20 (1.57%) BC Cleared
15 17 (1.33%) MCSA
16 16 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (1.18%) CCSE
18 14 (1.10%) MCP
19 11 (0.86%) CCIP
19 11 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.63%) SLA
2 16 (1.26%) QA
3 14 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.94%) PMO
5 11 (0.86%) GDPR
6 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.47%) COBIT
8 5 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.31%) BS7799
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.24%) NCSC
11 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.16%) RMADS
12 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.078%) HL7
12 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.078%) MiFID
12 1 (0.078%) NIST
System Software
1 290 (22.76%) Active Directory
2 125 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.81%) vSphere
5 21 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.02%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.86%) XenApp
8 10 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.71%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.55%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.55%) vCloud
11 6 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.39%) Docker
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.24%) Firmware
13 3 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (7.06%) SCCM
2 55 (4.32%) FortiGate
3 43 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
4 34 (2.67%) WSUS
5 25 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 22 (1.73%) SCOM
8 20 (1.57%) Nagios
9 19 (1.49%) Puppet
10 17 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.33%) Statseeker
10 17 (1.33%) ZABBIX
11 16 (1.26%) Cacti
12 15 (1.18%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.18%) NetMRI
12 15 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.71%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.71%) ThinApp
14 8 (0.63%) Ansible
15 7 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 680 (53.38%) Cisco
2 262 (20.57%) Microsoft
3 190 (14.91%) VMware
4 137 (10.75%) Palo Alto
5 129 (10.13%) CheckPoint
6 126 (9.89%) Juniper
7 103 (8.08%) Citrix
8 89 (6.99%) F5
9 73 (5.73%) Fortinet
10 67 (5.26%) SolarWinds
11 59 (4.63%) Meraki
12 50 (3.92%) Aruba
13 48 (3.77%) HP
14 46 (3.61%) Dell
14 46 (3.61%) McAfee
15 32 (2.51%) Oracle
15 32 (2.51%) Riverbed
16 29 (2.28%) Mitel
17 24 (1.88%) Apple
18 23 (1.81%) Symantec