Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 166 119
Rank change year-on-year +12 -47 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,656 1,487 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.82% 1.61% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.22% 12.12% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 897 1,218
England median daily rate £375 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -1.94%
10th Percentile £159 £150 £200
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 88 103
England median hourly rate £24.91 £17.44 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -8.22% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £12.68 £12.02
90th Percentile £66.81 £31.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.31 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.08% -8.88% -5.00%

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 11,648 12,266 12,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.82% 13.27% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,085 7,651 7,911
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 632 680
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £19.45 £21.50
% change year-on-year -3.54% -9.55% -4.44%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +15 615 £400 +4.58% 192
South East +22 412 £390 +4.70% 112
North of England +58 282 £356 +13.37% 128
North West +45 167 £381 +37.39% 75
East of England +16 123 £350 -3.45% 50
Midlands -51 113 £360 -0.35% 71
South West -21 109 £350 +16.67% 58
Yorkshire +7 82 £350 +7.69% 37
West Midlands -51 78 £360 -10.00% 40
East Midlands -3 34 £375 +19.05% 31
North East +19 33 £263 -2.96% 16
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 1,336 (80.68%) WAN
2 788 (47.58%) Cisco
3 727 (43.90%) Firewall
4 666 (40.22%) Windows
5 462 (27.90%) Active Directory
6 435 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
7 422 (25.48%) VPN
8 409 (24.70%) Microsoft
9 344 (20.77%) TCP/IP
10 342 (20.65%) VMware
11 315 (19.02%) Data Centre
12 311 (18.78%) Windows Server
12 311 (18.78%) Wireless
13 305 (18.42%) CCNP
14 300 (18.12%) DNS
15 291 (17.57%) ITIL
16 275 (16.61%) Security Cleared
17 245 (14.79%) OSPF
18 240 (14.49%) BGP
19 232 (14.01%) Office 365
20 229 (13.83%) CheckPoint
21 224 (13.53%) CCNA
22 222 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
23 218 (13.16%) MPLS
24 215 (12.98%) VoIP
25 214 (12.92%) Network Security
26 210 (12.68%) DHCP
26 210 (12.68%) Juniper
27 207 (12.50%) WLAN
28 205 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 109 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 72 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 47 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.15%) IIS
7 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.36%) CMS
9 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.24%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.18%) IBM Connections
12 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 222 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.12%) Windchill
7 1 (0.060%) HipChat
7 1 (0.060%) Houdini
7 1 (0.060%) Maya
7 1 (0.060%) NUKE
7 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.12%) Eikon
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.060%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.060%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.060%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.060%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 232 (14.01%) Office 365
2 184 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (3.14%) IaaS
5 39 (2.36%) SaaS
6 34 (2.05%) PaaS
7 31 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (0.91%) Sumo Logic
12 11 (0.66%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.48%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.30%) Akamai
15 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.30%) G Suite
15 5 (0.30%) GitHub
16 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,336 (80.68%) WAN
2 727 (43.90%) Firewall
3 422 (25.48%) VPN
4 344 (20.77%) TCP/IP
5 311 (18.78%) Wireless
6 300 (18.12%) DNS
7 245 (14.79%) OSPF
8 240 (14.49%) BGP
9 218 (13.16%) MPLS
10 215 (12.98%) VoIP
11 214 (12.92%) Network Security
12 210 (12.68%) DHCP
13 207 (12.50%) WLAN
14 177 (10.69%) Wi-Fi
15 174 (10.51%) Cisco ASA
16 153 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
17 148 (8.94%) SAN
18 134 (8.09%) Internet
19 110 (6.64%) VLAN
20 101 (6.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.21%) MySQL
3 17 (1.03%) Big Data
4 12 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.48%) MariaDB
7 7 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.30%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.30%) HBase
9 5 (0.30%) Mahout
9 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.30%) Sqoop
10 4 (0.24%) DB2
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.42%) JIRA
4 4 (0.24%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.18%) Hudson
5 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.12%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.060%) Maven
7 1 (0.060%) Mocha
7 1 (0.060%) MSI
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.060%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 171 (10.33%) Finance
2 118 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.38%) Retail
4 47 (2.84%) Law
5 46 (2.78%) Banking
6 22 (1.33%) Legal
7 20 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.66%) Local Government
11 10 (0.60%) Advertising
12 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.36%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Back Office
14 5 (0.30%) Billing
14 5 (0.30%) Games
15 4 (0.24%) Automotive
15 4 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.24%) Military
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 471 (28.44%) Network Engineer
2 201 (12.14%) Analyst
3 176 (10.63%) Architect
4 135 (8.15%) Support Engineer
5 116 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 96 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 82 (4.95%) Network Architect
8 80 (4.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 80 (4.83%) Security Engineer
9 72 (4.35%) Desktop Support
9 72 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 65 (3.93%) Consultant
10 65 (3.93%) IT Support
11 58 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 57 (3.44%) Senior Network Engineer
13 51 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 49 (2.96%) Network Security Engineer
15 48 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
16 43 (2.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 43 (2.60%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.36%) 802.1X
1 39 (2.36%) Web Services
2 30 (1.81%) Middleware
3 29 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
4 20 (1.21%) HTML
5 16 (0.97%) REST
6 14 (0.85%) XMPP
7 10 (0.60%) CGI
8 9 (0.54%) LDAP
8 9 (0.54%) SAML
9 7 (0.42%) OAuth
9 7 (0.42%) OpenID
10 6 (0.36%) XML
10 6 (0.36%) YAML
11 5 (0.30%) jQuery
11 5 (0.30%) JSON
11 5 (0.30%) React
12 4 (0.24%) .NET
12 4 (0.24%) CSS
12 4 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 315 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 76 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
6 42 (2.54%) Smartphone
7 37 (2.23%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 30 (1.81%) Cyberattack
10 28 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.45%) PKI
13 22 (1.33%) Clustering
14 21 (1.27%) iPhone
15 19 (1.15%) Driving Licence
15 19 (1.15%) Handset
16 15 (0.91%) NHS
17 14 (0.85%) CMDB
17 14 (0.85%) FMCG
18 13 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 666 (40.22%) Windows
2 311 (18.78%) Windows Server
3 191 (11.53%) Linux
4 163 (9.84%) Windows 7
5 151 (9.12%) Windows 10
6 140 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 112 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (4.83%) Unix
9 53 (3.20%) Android
10 47 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.93%) Mac OS X
13 31 (1.87%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.69%) Windows 8
15 22 (1.33%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.91%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.72%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.66%) CentOS
18 11 (0.66%) Solaris
19 4 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (17.57%) ITIL
2 176 (10.63%) Migration
3 151 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 144 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 126 (7.61%) Network Design
6 120 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
7 118 (7.13%) Project Management
8 109 (6.58%) Change Management
9 101 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (5.43%) Service Management
11 88 (5.31%) Information Security
12 84 (5.07%) Network Management
13 72 (4.35%) Network Architecture
14 71 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
14 71 (4.29%) SIEM
15 70 (4.23%) Patch Management
16 67 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
18 64 (3.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (6.28%) SQL
2 91 (5.50%) Python
3 80 (4.83%) PowerShell
4 53 (3.20%) Perl
5 26 (1.57%) C
6 25 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 23 (1.39%) VB
8 21 (1.27%) Java
9 13 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.54%) PHP
11 7 (0.42%) C++
12 6 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.36%) Ruby
13 4 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.18%) JCL
14 3 (0.18%) R
14 3 (0.18%) REXX
14 3 (0.18%) VBScript
15 2 (0.12%) Korn
16 1 (0.060%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 435 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
2 305 (18.42%) CCNP
3 275 (16.61%) Security Cleared
4 224 (13.53%) CCNA
5 187 (11.29%) SC Cleared
6 100 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 87 (5.25%) Degree
8 75 (4.53%) CCIE
9 71 (4.29%) MCSE
10 69 (4.17%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
11 32 (1.93%) MCSA
12 31 (1.87%) CISSP
13 25 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (1.45%) CCDP
14 24 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.27%) MCP
16 19 (1.15%) CCSA
17 18 (1.09%) JNCIP
18 16 (0.97%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.07%) SLA
2 28 (1.69%) HIPAA
3 24 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.33%) FedRAMP
4 22 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (1.15%) GDPR
6 15 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.60%) PMO
8 8 (0.48%) QA
9 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.060%) COBIT
11 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.060%) FISMA
11 1 (0.060%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 462 (27.90%) Active Directory
2 205 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (6.28%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (2.36%) vSphere
6 30 (1.81%) XenApp
7 22 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 19 (1.15%) KVM
9 19 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 17 (1.03%) Firmware
11 16 (0.97%) Docker
11 16 (0.97%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.72%) NFS
13 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.72%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
14 11 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 130 (7.85%) SCCM
2 36 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (2.11%) Ansible
4 23 (1.39%) QRadar
5 21 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 21 (1.27%) WSUS
6 19 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
6 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.09%) Puppet
8 16 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (0.97%) Nagios
8 16 (0.97%) SCOM
9 15 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 15 (0.91%) Istio
10 13 (0.79%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.54%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 788 (47.58%) Cisco
2 409 (24.70%) Microsoft
3 342 (20.65%) VMware
4 229 (13.83%) CheckPoint
5 210 (12.68%) Juniper
6 147 (8.88%) Citrix
7 145 (8.76%) F5
8 126 (7.61%) HP
9 123 (7.43%) Palo Alto
10 89 (5.37%) SolarWinds
11 84 (5.07%) Aruba
12 80 (4.83%) Meraki
13 77 (4.65%) McAfee
14 74 (4.47%) Oracle
15 71 (4.29%) Apple
16 61 (3.68%) Fortinet
17 54 (3.26%) NetApp
18 53 (3.20%) Splunk
19 52 (3.14%) Dell
20 46 (2.78%) Avaya