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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 112 99
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13  
Contract jobs citing LAN 815 1054 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.16% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.02% 13.63% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 648 670
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 83
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.68% +11.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5815 7734 7530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 4791 4313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 352 440
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 283 £375 -16.66% 72
South East -21 173 £395 +5.33% 41
West Midlands +17 87 £400 +14.28% 25
East of England -8 72 £350 -13.84% 20
South West -25 66 £313 -7.74% 14
North West +12 50 £319 -15.67% 55
Yorkshire +2 38 £338 -3.57% 19
North East +51 27 £475 +14.18% 2
East Midlands -26 19 £294 -51.04% 9
Midlands +10 2 £400 +14.28% 34
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1370 (82.68%) WAN
2 821 (49.55%) Cisco
3 692 (41.76%) Firewall
4 585 (35.30%) Windows
5 472 (28.49%) Cisco Certification
6 394 (23.78%) Active Directory
7 377 (22.75%) Microsoft
8 369 (22.27%) Security Cleared
9 359 (21.67%) Wireless
10 332 (20.04%) CCNP
11 330 (19.92%) Data Centre
12 319 (19.25%) ITIL
13 316 (19.07%) VPN
14 296 (17.86%) Juniper
15 295 (17.80%) DNS
16 293 (17.68%) VMware
17 281 (16.96%) TCP/IP
18 273 (16.48%) SC Cleared
19 225 (13.58%) CheckPoint
20 219 (13.22%) CCNA
21 218 (13.16%) DHCP
22 215 (12.98%) Windows Server
23 206 (12.43%) Network Design
24 191 (11.53%) MPLS
25 190 (11.47%) F5
26 189 (11.41%) Finance
27 185 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
28 183 (11.04%) Citrix
29 182 (10.98%) VoIP
30 181 (10.92%) Linux

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
1 108 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 67 (4.04%) IIS
3 60 (3.62%) Skype for Business
4 50 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.09%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.97%) Apache
9 16 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.48%) Confluence
12 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 4 (0.24%) JBoss
15 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 155 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.24%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.060%) RMDS
4 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 121 (7.30%) Office 365
2 107 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.35%) IaaS
5 28 (1.69%) SaaS
6 26 (1.57%) PaaS
7 11 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.48%) Yammer
9 7 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.18%) G Suite
13 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1370 (82.68%) WAN
2 692 (41.76%) Firewall
3 359 (21.67%) Wireless
4 316 (19.07%) VPN
5 295 (17.80%) DNS
6 281 (16.96%) TCP/IP
7 218 (13.16%) DHCP
8 191 (11.53%) MPLS
9 182 (10.98%) VoIP
10 181 (10.92%) Cisco ASA
11 172 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
12 167 (10.08%) Network Security
13 136 (8.21%) BGP
14 128 (7.72%) WLAN
15 119 (7.18%) SAN
16 117 (7.06%) VLAN
17 116 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
18 115 (6.94%) OSPF
19 113 (6.82%) Internet
20 111 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.39%) MySQL
4 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.66%) MS Access
8 10 (0.60%) Redis
8 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.54%) Big Data
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.24%) Power BI
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.03%) JIRA
4 16 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.24%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.18%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.18%) MSI
10 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.12%) TestPartner
10 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle APEX
General
1 189 (11.41%) Finance
2 163 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.04%) Banking
4 50 (3.02%) Retail
5 36 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.39%) Marketing
7 22 (1.33%) Back Office
8 18 (1.09%) Legal
9 15 (0.91%) Electronics
10 11 (0.66%) Local Government
11 10 (0.60%) Advertising
11 10 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.54%) French Language
12 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Law
15 4 (0.24%) Billing
15 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 412 (24.86%) Network Engineer
2 207 (12.49%) Architect
3 185 (11.16%) Analyst
4 138 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 120 (7.24%) Support Engineer
6 95 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 91 (5.49%) Network Architect
8 90 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 80 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 70 (4.22%) Support Analyst
11 69 (4.16%) Desktop Support
12 65 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 63 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
14 62 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
15 59 (3.56%) Consultant
16 58 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
16 58 (3.50%) Network Analyst
17 52 (3.14%) Administrator
18 51 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
19 49 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
3 25 (1.51%) Web Services
4 22 (1.33%) .NET
4 22 (1.33%) HTML
5 18 (1.09%) Middleware
6 12 (0.72%) Sensu
6 12 (0.72%) XML
7 7 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.36%) REST
8 6 (0.36%) RESTful
9 5 (0.30%) jQuery
9 5 (0.30%) LAMP
9 5 (0.30%) SOAP
9 5 (0.30%) XMPP
10 4 (0.24%) MFC
10 4 (0.24%) SAML
10 4 (0.24%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.18%) CSS
11 3 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 330 (19.92%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.02%) Private Cloud
5 41 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 31 (1.87%) Clustering
7 26 (1.57%) NHS
8 24 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.39%) Smartphone
9 23 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.33%) PKI
11 18 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.09%) Replication
12 17 (1.03%) BYOD
13 16 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.91%) EPoS
14 15 (0.91%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.84%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.72%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 585 (35.30%) Windows
2 215 (12.98%) Windows Server
3 181 (10.92%) Linux
4 149 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 149 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (7.36%) Windows 7
6 96 (5.79%) Unix
7 75 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (4.10%) Windows 10
9 46 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 43 (2.60%) Android
11 30 (1.81%) Windows 8
12 22 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.27%) CentOS
14 19 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.91%) Solaris
16 14 (0.84%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.78%) AIX
18 11 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (19.25%) ITIL
2 206 (12.43%) Network Design
3 161 (9.72%) Migration
4 118 (7.12%) Service Management
5 111 (6.70%) Project Management
6 109 (6.58%) Network Management
7 96 (5.79%) Load Balancing
7 96 (5.79%) PRINCE2
8 86 (5.19%) High Availability
9 78 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 75 (4.53%) Change Management
11 72 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (3.98%) Network Monitoring
13 64 (3.86%) Information Security
14 62 (3.74%) DevOps
15 58 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (3.38%) Network Architecture
17 52 (3.14%) ITSM
18 50 (3.02%) Service Delivery
19 48 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (5.91%) SQL
2 87 (5.25%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.11%) Perl
4 33 (1.99%) Python
5 31 (1.87%) Java
6 27 (1.63%) PHP
7 24 (1.45%) VBScript
8 19 (1.15%) VB
9 16 (0.97%) C
10 10 (0.60%) C#
10 10 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.48%) Lisp
12 7 (0.42%) C++
13 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.30%) Delphi
14 4 (0.24%) Korn
15 3 (0.18%) Groovy
15 3 (0.18%) VBA
16 2 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 472 (28.49%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (22.27%) Security Cleared
3 332 (20.04%) CCNP
4 273 (16.48%) SC Cleared
5 219 (13.22%) CCNA
6 162 (9.78%) CCIE
7 100 (6.04%) Degree
8 84 (5.07%) DV Cleared
9 76 (4.59%) JNCIA
10 74 (4.47%) CCDP
11 71 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 66 (3.98%) CCSA
13 65 (3.92%) CCSE
14 58 (3.50%) JNCIE
15 44 (2.66%) CCIP
15 44 (2.66%) MCSE
16 36 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
17 35 (2.11%) CISSP
18 34 (2.05%) JNCIS
19 32 (1.93%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.38%) SLA
2 23 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.27%) QA
5 18 (1.09%) PMO
6 12 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.36%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.18%) RMADS
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) GMP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.060%) BS25999
12 1 (0.060%) COBIT
12 1 (0.060%) GDPR
12 1 (0.060%) GPG13
12 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.060%) P3O
12 1 (0.060%) PMBOK
System Software
1 394 (23.78%) Active Directory
2 185 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (4.77%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.05%) vSphere
5 27 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
7 24 (1.45%) Docker
8 22 (1.33%) XenApp
9 19 (1.15%) Xen
10 16 (0.97%) KVM
11 14 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (0.66%) vCloud
14 10 (0.60%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.54%) ProxySG
15 9 (0.54%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.36%) UAG
17 5 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 97 (5.85%) SCCM
2 72 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 44 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
4 30 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 28 (1.69%) SCOM
6 26 (1.57%) Ansible
7 25 (1.51%) Puppet
7 25 (1.51%) WSUS
8 24 (1.45%) AirWatch
9 21 (1.27%) logstash
9 21 (1.27%) QRadar
10 18 (1.09%) Kubernetes
10 18 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (1.03%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.91%) Grafana
13 15 (0.91%) Nagios
14 13 (0.78%) Kibana
15 12 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 821 (49.55%) Cisco
2 377 (22.75%) Microsoft
3 296 (17.86%) Juniper
4 293 (17.68%) VMware
5 225 (13.58%) CheckPoint
6 190 (11.47%) F5
7 183 (11.04%) Citrix
8 177 (10.68%) HP
9 110 (6.64%) Palo Alto
10 101 (6.10%) Fortinet
11 88 (5.31%) Riverbed
12 78 (4.71%) SolarWinds
13 55 (3.32%) Dell
14 54 (3.26%) Aruba
14 54 (3.26%) Oracle
15 48 (2.90%) NetApp
16 43 (2.60%) Red Hat
17 42 (2.53%) Avaya
18 39 (2.35%) Apple
18 39 (2.35%) IBM
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