Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 138 163
Rank change year-on-year -37 +25 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 470 1,431 1,648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.53% 1.90% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.84% 14.12% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 951 1,023
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £555 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 81 89
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.72 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.48% -17.83% +38.13%
10th Percentile £16.33 £14.00 £13.27
90th Percentile £63.45 £57.50 £46.20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.80 £23.15
% change year-on-year +86.17% -18.79% +32.29%

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 3,971 10,136 12,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.89% 13.45% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,315 6,135 7,471
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £213 £190 £200
90th Percentile £619 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +3.57% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 538 565
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +18.13% +7.38%
10th Percentile £14.40 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.10 £53.75 £48.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.38 £19.75
% change year-on-year +43.59% +23.42% +5.61%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -47 154 £425 +13.33% 31
South East 0 89 £365 -8.75% 31
Midlands +9 63 £335 -10.67% 45
North of England -26 63 £338 -3.57% 66
South West +59 56 £381 +1.67% 16
North West -5 45 £375 -6.25% 36
West Midlands +23 43 £370 -6.92% 21
East of England +46 38 £330 -17.50% 20
East Midlands +11 17 £250 -28.57% 24
Yorkshire +11 15 £285 +5.56% 21
North East +21 3 £168 -37.96% 9
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 393 (83.62%) WAN
2 218 (46.38%) Cisco
3 194 (41.28%) Firewall
4 133 (28.30%) Windows
5 127 (27.02%) Security Cleared
6 117 (24.89%) Microsoft
7 114 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (21.06%) VPN
9 93 (19.79%) VMware
10 90 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 86 (18.30%) SC Cleared
12 83 (17.66%) CCNP
13 81 (17.23%) Azure
14 80 (17.02%) Active Directory
15 71 (15.11%) Wireless
16 66 (14.04%) DNS
17 61 (12.98%) CCNA
17 61 (12.98%) Network Security
17 61 (12.98%) Data Centre
18 60 (12.77%) Office 365
18 60 (12.77%) Linux
18 60 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (11.91%) OSPF
20 55 (11.70%) F5
21 53 (11.28%) MPLS
21 53 (11.28%) Juniper
22 52 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
23 51 (10.85%) VoIP
23 51 (10.85%) BGP
24 49 (10.43%) Internet

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 15 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.06%) Confluence
5 4 (0.85%) CMS
5 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.85%) CATIA
6 2 (0.43%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (17.23%) Azure
2 60 (12.77%) Office 365
3 39 (8.30%) AWS
4 23 (4.89%) PaaS
5 22 (4.68%) SaaS
6 14 (2.98%) GCP
7 13 (2.77%) IaaS
8 12 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (1.06%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.85%) GitHub
12 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.43%) Akamai
14 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 393 (83.62%) WAN
2 194 (41.28%) Firewall
3 99 (21.06%) VPN
4 90 (19.15%) TCP/IP
5 71 (15.11%) Wireless
6 66 (14.04%) DNS
7 61 (12.98%) Network Security
8 60 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
9 56 (11.91%) OSPF
10 53 (11.28%) MPLS
11 51 (10.85%) BGP
11 51 (10.85%) VoIP
12 49 (10.43%) Internet
13 43 (9.15%) DHCP
14 39 (8.30%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (7.45%) Ethernet
15 35 (7.45%) SAN
16 32 (6.81%) VLAN
17 29 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (6.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
1 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.43%) Power BI
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.21%) Riak
3 1 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (4.04%) JIRA
2 9 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (0.64%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.43%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.21%) GitLab
General
1 48 (10.21%) Public Sector
2 46 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 40 (8.51%) Finance
4 11 (2.34%) Banking
5 9 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.28%) Billing
6 6 (1.28%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.64%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 2 (0.43%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 131 (27.87%) Network Engineer
2 75 (15.96%) Architect
3 39 (8.30%) Network Architect
4 33 (7.02%) Analyst
5 30 (6.38%) IT Engineer
5 30 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.26%) Consultant
8 19 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (3.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 16 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (3.40%) Desktop Support
10 15 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (3.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (2.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (2.98%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (2.98%) Network Support
12 13 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (2.77%) IT Support
12 13 (2.77%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.91%) JSON
3 7 (1.49%) .NET
4 5 (1.06%) REST
4 5 (1.06%) SOAP
5 4 (0.85%) Web Services
5 4 (0.85%) WebRTC
6 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.64%) XML
6 3 (0.64%) YAML
7 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.43%) Velocity
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.21%) LDAP
8 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.83%) NHS
3 17 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (2.98%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.28%) Replication
9 6 (1.28%) User Experience
10 5 (1.06%) PKI
10 5 (1.06%) Tandem
11 4 (0.85%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 3 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) iPad
12 3 (0.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 133 (28.30%) Windows
2 60 (12.77%) Linux
3 43 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.60%) Unix
5 30 (6.38%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.83%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.70%) Solaris
10 7 (1.49%) VMS
10 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.85%) Debian
12 4 (0.85%) Fedora
12 4 (0.85%) NetWare
12 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (9.57%) ITIL
2 35 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (7.02%) Migration
4 31 (6.60%) Load Balancing
5 27 (5.74%) Project Management
6 25 (5.32%) Network Design
6 25 (5.32%) Network Management
7 24 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (4.89%) Network Virtualisation
9 21 (4.47%) Change Management
9 21 (4.47%) DevOps
10 19 (4.04%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (3.83%) PRINCE2
12 17 (3.62%) Project Delivery
13 15 (3.19%) Cryptography
13 15 (3.19%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.19%) Service Management
13 15 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.19%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.96%) C
2 26 (5.53%) Python
3 13 (2.77%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.77%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.06%) SQL
6 4 (0.85%) MATLAB
6 4 (0.85%) Perl
6 4 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.21%) Korn
7 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 127 (27.02%) Security Cleared
2 114 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (18.30%) SC Cleared
4 83 (17.66%) CCNP
5 61 (12.98%) CCNA
6 41 (8.72%) DV Cleared
7 33 (7.02%) CCIE
8 22 (4.68%) Degree
9 21 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (3.19%) MCSE
11 12 (2.55%) CISSP
12 11 (2.34%) CCDP
13 10 (2.13%) CCDA
14 9 (1.91%) ECDL
15 8 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.85%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.34%) SLA
2 9 (1.91%) NIST
3 6 (1.28%) QA
4 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) COBIT
5 3 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.43%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) NCSC
System Software
1 80 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (3.40%) VMware NSX
6 15 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.13%) vSphere
8 6 (1.28%) Docker
9 5 (1.06%) XenApp
10 4 (0.85%) KVM
10 4 (0.85%) Xen
11 3 (0.64%) Firmware
11 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.21%) vCloud
13 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (5.53%) SCCM
2 19 (4.04%) Ansible
3 11 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.13%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.70%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.06%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.85%) Nessus
8 4 (0.85%) QRadar
9 3 (0.64%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.64%) SCOM
9 3 (0.64%) Terraform
10 2 (0.43%) Nagios
10 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.43%) Puppet
10 2 (0.43%) WMI
10 2 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 218 (46.38%) Cisco
2 117 (24.89%) Microsoft
3 93 (19.79%) VMware
4 55 (11.70%) F5
5 53 (11.28%) Juniper
6 46 (9.79%) CheckPoint
7 41 (8.72%) Palo Alto
8 39 (8.30%) SolarWinds
9 25 (5.32%) Citrix
9 25 (5.32%) Oracle
10 24 (5.11%) Meraki
11 21 (4.47%) Dell
11 21 (4.47%) Fortinet
12 19 (4.04%) Aruba
12 19 (4.04%) Veeam
13 18 (3.83%) HP
14 16 (3.40%) Blue Coat
15 14 (2.98%) Splunk
16 13 (2.77%) Avaya
17 12 (2.55%) Arista