Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 114 114
Rank change year-on-year -48 0 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,509 1,938 2,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 2.17% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.35% 14.65% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,253 1,241
England median daily rate £350 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -1.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £156 £203 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 167
England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.44% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.75 £11.80
90th Percentile £33.30 £55.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -19.19% +3.61% +3.75%

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 12,217 13,227 13,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.44% 14.83% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,609 8,099 8,115
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 668 846
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.59 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.33 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -46 612 £375 -7.41% 156
South East -35 347 £366 -2.50% 92
Midlands -13 187 £350 +8.53% 75
North of England -58 153 £350 -12.50% 114
West Midlands -8 134 £375 +13.64% 42
East of England -27 113 £355 +9.23% 40
South West +1 96 £300 +1.69% 36
North West -65 83 £350 -17.65% 70
Yorkshire -3 60 £368 +10.94% 35
East Midlands +5 48 £300 -4.00% 32
North East -4 10 £271 -26.64% 9
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 1,235 (81.84%) WAN
2 698 (46.26%) Cisco
3 540 (35.79%) Windows
4 528 (34.99%) Firewall
5 426 (28.23%) Active Directory
6 342 (22.66%) Cisco Certification
7 341 (22.60%) Microsoft
8 313 (20.74%) Data Centre
9 290 (19.22%) VMware
10 278 (18.42%) VPN
11 264 (17.50%) TCP/IP
12 263 (17.43%) ITIL
13 260 (17.23%) Windows Server
14 245 (16.24%) DNS
15 235 (15.57%) Wireless
16 226 (14.98%) Security Cleared
17 212 (14.05%) DHCP
18 207 (13.72%) CCNP
19 195 (12.92%) Juniper
20 192 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
21 186 (12.33%) Office 365
21 186 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
22 185 (12.26%) CCNA
22 185 (12.26%) Windows 7
23 179 (11.86%) Citrix
24 176 (11.66%) Finance
25 175 (11.60%) MPLS
26 173 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
27 170 (11.27%) Network Security
28 169 (11.20%) MS Exchange

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
1 169 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 58 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 44 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 33 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (1.59%) IIS
7 13 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.60%) Apache
11 8 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.40%) CMS
13 6 (0.40%) Confluence
13 6 (0.40%) SAS
14 5 (0.33%) JBoss
14 5 (0.33%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 186 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.53%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.53%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.40%) Houdini
7 6 (0.40%) Maya
7 6 (0.40%) NUKE
7 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.33%) HipChat
9 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Eikon
1 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
1 4 (0.27%) RMDS
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.13%) Maximo
3 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 186 (12.33%) Office 365
2 119 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.52%) IaaS
5 33 (2.19%) PaaS
5 33 (2.19%) SaaS
6 15 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.60%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.066%) G Suite
13 1 (0.066%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.066%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.066%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,235 (81.84%) WAN
2 528 (34.99%) Firewall
3 278 (18.42%) VPN
4 264 (17.50%) TCP/IP
5 245 (16.24%) DNS
6 235 (15.57%) Wireless
7 212 (14.05%) DHCP
8 175 (11.60%) MPLS
9 173 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
10 170 (11.27%) Network Security
11 146 (9.68%) VoIP
12 143 (9.48%) SAN
13 135 (8.95%) Cisco ASA
14 134 (8.88%) Internet
15 122 (8.08%) VLAN
16 120 (7.95%) WLAN
17 113 (7.49%) BGP
18 110 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 100 (6.63%) OSPF
20 67 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.60%) Big Data
5 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.27%) MS Access
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.13%) Power BI
9 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.066%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.066%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.46%) Maven
5 6 (0.40%) JIRA
6 5 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.33%) git-flow
7 4 (0.27%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.27%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.13%) JUnit
10 1 (0.066%) MSI
10 1 (0.066%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.066%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 176 (11.66%) Finance
2 126 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.78%) Banking
4 38 (2.52%) Retail
5 35 (2.32%) Legal
6 21 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.86%) Law
8 13 (0.86%) Marketing
9 12 (0.80%) Back Office
10 11 (0.73%) Billing
11 10 (0.66%) French Language
12 9 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.46%) Publishing
14 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.33%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
15 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 358 (23.72%) Network Engineer
2 246 (16.30%) Architect
3 133 (8.81%) Analyst
4 126 (8.35%) Network Architect
5 121 (8.02%) Support Engineer
6 117 (7.75%) Project Manager
7 111 (7.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 103 (6.83%) Desktop Support
9 95 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 91 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 70 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
12 66 (4.37%) Support Analyst
13 58 (3.84%) Infrastructure Manager
14 54 (3.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 48 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
16 47 (3.11%) Network Manager
16 47 (3.11%) Security Architect
17 44 (2.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 43 (2.85%) IT Support
19 41 (2.72%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.59%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.52%) Web Services
3 22 (1.46%) LDAP
4 19 (1.26%) Middleware
5 13 (0.86%) XML
6 12 (0.80%) Node.js
7 10 (0.66%) .NET
7 10 (0.66%) JSON
8 9 (0.60%) REST
9 7 (0.46%) HTML
9 7 (0.46%) LAMP
10 6 (0.40%) Ajax
11 5 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.33%) SOAP
12 4 (0.27%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.20%) XHTML
14 2 (0.13%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.13%) Sensu
14 2 (0.13%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.13%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 313 (20.74%) Data Centre
2 81 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
5 38 (2.52%) Clustering
6 37 (2.45%) NHS
7 34 (2.25%) Replication
8 30 (1.99%) Smartphone
9 29 (1.92%) Blackberry
10 28 (1.86%) iPhone
10 28 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.66%) PKI
12 24 (1.59%) iPad
13 20 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.26%) Private Cloud
15 17 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.99%) Computer Science
17 13 (0.86%) BYOD
18 12 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 540 (35.79%) Windows
2 260 (17.23%) Windows Server
3 185 (12.26%) Windows 7
4 149 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (9.54%) Linux
6 137 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (6.89%) Windows 10
8 69 (4.57%) Unix
9 66 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (3.25%) Windows 8
11 41 (2.72%) Apple iOS
12 40 (2.65%) Windows XP
13 37 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.92%) CentOS
15 21 (1.39%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 15 (0.99%) Solaris
18 14 (0.93%) Android
19 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000
20 9 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (17.43%) ITIL
2 162 (10.74%) Migration
3 120 (7.95%) Network Design
4 105 (6.96%) Project Management
5 90 (5.96%) PRINCE2
6 86 (5.70%) Service Delivery
7 80 (5.30%) Network Management
8 74 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (4.71%) Change Management
10 68 (4.51%) Load Balancing
11 66 (4.37%) Information Security
12 63 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
13 58 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 53 (3.51%) Network Architecture
14 53 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (3.31%) DevOps
16 47 (3.11%) Incident Management
16 47 (3.11%) Presales
17 46 (3.05%) Change Control
17 46 (3.05%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 91 (6.03%) SQL
2 72 (4.77%) PowerShell
3 64 (4.24%) Python
4 40 (2.65%) Java
5 31 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 28 (1.86%) Perl
7 27 (1.79%) C
8 17 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.60%) PHP
9 9 (0.60%) Ruby
9 9 (0.60%) VBScript
10 6 (0.40%) C++
11 5 (0.33%) Groovy
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
13 1 (0.066%) C#
13 1 (0.066%) Scala
13 1 (0.066%) VB
Qualifications
1 342 (22.66%) Cisco Certification
2 226 (14.98%) Security Cleared
3 207 (13.72%) CCNP
4 185 (12.26%) CCNA
5 145 (9.61%) SC Cleared
6 136 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 94 (6.23%) MCSE
8 90 (5.96%) CCIE
9 69 (4.57%) Degree
10 67 (4.44%) MCP
11 63 (4.17%) DV Cleared
12 34 (2.25%) MCSA
13 31 (2.05%) MCDST
14 27 (1.79%) CISSP
15 24 (1.59%) PMP
16 21 (1.39%) CCDP
17 19 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 18 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.10%) SLA
2 31 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.59%) PMO
5 20 (1.33%) GDPR
6 14 (0.93%) QA
7 12 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.73%) RMADS
9 8 (0.53%) MiFID
10 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.46%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.27%) GAAP
13 3 (0.20%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.20%) FATCA
13 3 (0.20%) IFRS
14 1 (0.066%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.066%) SAS 70
System Software
1 426 (28.23%) Active Directory
2 192 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.71%) vSphere
5 47 (3.11%) XenApp
6 45 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.66%) Samba
8 20 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.13%) Docker
10 16 (1.06%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.80%) Firmware
13 11 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.66%) XenServer
15 9 (0.60%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.53%) NFS
16 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
17 5 (0.33%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 118 (7.82%) SCCM
2 34 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (1.72%) Ansible
4 24 (1.59%) SCOM
5 21 (1.39%) Nessus
6 20 (1.33%) AirWatch
6 20 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.33%) WSUS
7 16 (1.06%) FortiGate
7 16 (1.06%) Nagios
7 16 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.99%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (0.80%) Puppet
9 12 (0.80%) WMI
10 11 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 698 (46.26%) Cisco
2 341 (22.60%) Microsoft
3 290 (19.22%) VMware
4 195 (12.92%) Juniper
5 179 (11.86%) Citrix
6 126 (8.35%) CheckPoint
7 109 (7.22%) HP
8 78 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 69 (4.57%) F5
10 63 (4.17%) Apple
11 62 (4.11%) Fortinet
12 52 (3.45%) Oracle
13 50 (3.31%) Palo Alto
14 46 (3.05%) Dell
15 41 (2.72%) NetApp
16 40 (2.65%) Avaya
17 38 (2.52%) Meraki
18 37 (2.45%) Red Hat
18 37 (2.45%) Symantec
19 36 (2.39%) Splunk