Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 159 149
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -31
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,418 1,631 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.74% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 13.19% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 951 1,039
England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -7.50%
10th Percentile £174 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £585 £538
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.53% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 104 113
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.88 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +31.65% -13.13%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.20 £12.24
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.69 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £20.65 £19.78
% change year-on-year -4.48% +4.37% -5.81%

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 10,189 12,369 12,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.22% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,213 7,480 7,724
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 594 653
England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.14 £12.25 £11.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +57.89% -1.30% -17.20%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +2 459 £400 - 147
South East +29 368 £400 - 134
North of England +25 247 £350 +1.82% 119
North West +9 149 £405 +15.61% 68
Midlands +40 139 £375 +22.45% 97
South West -2 102 £375 +15.38% 61
East of England +9 96 £425 +30.77% 38
West Midlands +27 83 £400 +26.98% 60
Yorkshire +45 78 £270 -26.37% 39
East Midlands +24 56 £350 +16.67% 37
North East 0 20 £270 -16.92% 12
South Coast - 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,162 (81.95%) WAN
2 762 (53.74%) Cisco
3 654 (46.12%) Firewall
4 467 (32.93%) Windows
5 448 (31.59%) Cisco Certification
6 337 (23.77%) Active Directory
7 308 (21.72%) VPN
8 307 (21.65%) Microsoft
9 294 (20.73%) Wireless
10 285 (20.10%) Data Centre
11 283 (19.96%) CCNP
12 262 (18.48%) TCP/IP
12 262 (18.48%) ITIL
13 241 (17.00%) VMware
14 237 (16.71%) CCNA
15 230 (16.22%) MPLS
16 221 (15.59%) BGP
17 218 (15.37%) DNS
18 214 (15.09%) Security Cleared
19 199 (14.03%) CheckPoint
19 199 (14.03%) Windows Server
20 196 (13.82%) Azure
21 195 (13.75%) Office 365
22 186 (13.12%) Wi-Fi
23 183 (12.91%) VoIP
24 180 (12.69%) Network Security
25 174 (12.27%) Telecoms
26 173 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
27 168 (11.85%) WLAN
28 165 (11.64%) Juniper

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 87 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 85 (5.99%) MS Exchange
3 71 (5.01%) Skype for Business
4 25 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (1.76%) IIS
5 18 (1.27%) Confluence
6 16 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.13%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.49%) JBoss
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.14%) Kinematics
9 2 (0.14%) WordPress
10 1 (0.071%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.071%) Quickr
10 1 (0.071%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 141 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.071%) Houdini
8 1 (0.071%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.21%) Magento
3 3 (0.21%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.071%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.071%) Global One
5 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.071%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.071%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 196 (13.82%) Azure
2 195 (13.75%) Office 365
3 109 (7.69%) AWS
4 34 (2.40%) IaaS
5 30 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (1.48%) PaaS
7 20 (1.41%) SaaS
8 17 (1.20%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.13%) Power Platform
10 15 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Flow
10 15 (1.06%) PowerApps
11 13 (0.92%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.85%) GCP
12 12 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.42%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.35%) G Suite
16 4 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
17 3 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1,162 (81.95%) WAN
2 654 (46.12%) Firewall
3 308 (21.72%) VPN
4 294 (20.73%) Wireless
5 262 (18.48%) TCP/IP
6 230 (16.22%) MPLS
7 221 (15.59%) BGP
8 218 (15.37%) DNS
9 186 (13.12%) Wi-Fi
10 183 (12.91%) VoIP
11 180 (12.69%) Network Security
12 173 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
13 168 (11.85%) WLAN
14 162 (11.42%) OSPF
15 155 (10.93%) DHCP
16 123 (8.67%) Internet
17 122 (8.60%) VLAN
18 115 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 90 (6.35%) EIGRP
20 88 (6.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.42%) MariaDB
6 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.28%) MySQL
8 4 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.21%) Big Data
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.14%) Informix
10 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (1.69%) JIRA
2 12 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.21%) Hudson
3 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.071%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.071%) JMeter
5 1 (0.071%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.071%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.071%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.071%) TestRail
5 1 (0.071%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio
General
1 174 (12.27%) Telecoms
2 161 (11.35%) Finance
3 70 (4.94%) Public Sector
4 58 (4.09%) Banking
5 34 (2.40%) Retail
6 29 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.27%) Local Government
8 17 (1.20%) Publishing
9 16 (1.13%) Billing
10 13 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.85%) Back Office
11 12 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.85%) Legal
12 9 (0.63%) Law
12 9 (0.63%) Marketing
12 9 (0.63%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.56%) German Language
14 7 (0.49%) Advertising
14 7 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 480 (33.85%) Network Engineer
2 182 (12.83%) Architect
3 118 (8.32%) Analyst
4 107 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 105 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 103 (7.26%) Network Architect
7 91 (6.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 79 (5.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 63 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
10 57 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 56 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
12 52 (3.67%) IT Support
13 51 (3.60%) Security Engineer
14 50 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
15 47 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 47 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
15 47 (3.31%) Support Analyst
16 45 (3.17%) Consultant
17 40 (2.82%) Network Support
18 39 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.16%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.62%) Middleware
3 21 (1.48%) Web Services
4 9 (0.63%) LDAP
5 6 (0.42%) J2EE
6 4 (0.28%) JSON
6 4 (0.28%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.21%) HTML
7 3 (0.21%) LAMP
7 3 (0.21%) SOAP
7 3 (0.21%) Velocity
7 3 (0.21%) XML
8 2 (0.14%) CSS
8 2 (0.14%) FFmpeg
8 2 (0.14%) Node.js
9 1 (0.071%) OAuth
9 1 (0.071%) RESTful
9 1 (0.071%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.071%) VML
9 1 (0.071%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 285 (20.10%) Data Centre
2 60 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
3 54 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 30 (2.12%) Driving Licence
6 30 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 28 (1.97%) Clustering
7 28 (1.97%) iPhone
8 22 (1.55%) Handset
8 22 (1.55%) PKI
9 20 (1.41%) NHS
9 20 (1.41%) Replication
10 17 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.06%) CMDB
12 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
14 9 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 467 (32.93%) Windows
2 199 (14.03%) Windows Server
3 151 (10.65%) Windows 10
4 143 (10.08%) Windows 7
5 136 (9.59%) Linux
6 100 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (3.95%) Unix
9 47 (3.31%) Android
10 30 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.62%) Mac OS
11 23 (1.62%) Solaris
12 22 (1.55%) CentOS
13 20 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 19 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.06%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.42%) Check Point GAiA
17 6 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (18.48%) ITIL
2 155 (10.93%) Migration
3 138 (9.73%) Network Design
4 129 (9.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 110 (7.76%) Load Balancing
6 106 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (6.56%) Network Management
8 88 (6.21%) Change Management
9 82 (5.78%) Project Management
10 81 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 78 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 77 (5.43%) Project Delivery
13 72 (5.08%) Service Management
14 68 (4.80%) Incident Management
15 63 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (4.16%) Network Monitoring
17 56 (3.95%) Network Architecture
18 48 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
19 46 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (6.91%) SQL
2 47 (3.31%) Python
3 40 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 22 (1.55%) Perl
5 20 (1.41%) C
6 13 (0.92%) Java
7 4 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.28%) PHP
8 3 (0.21%) VB
9 2 (0.14%) Ada
9 2 (0.14%) C++
9 2 (0.14%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.14%) Ruby
9 2 (0.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.071%) C#
10 1 (0.071%) Groovy
10 1 (0.071%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.071%) Scala
10 1 (0.071%) Tcl
10 1 (0.071%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 448 (31.59%) Cisco Certification
2 283 (19.96%) CCNP
3 237 (16.71%) CCNA
4 214 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 149 (10.51%) SC Cleared
6 127 (8.96%) CCIE
7 78 (5.50%) Degree
8 60 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (3.53%) CCDP
10 45 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 27 (1.90%) CCSE
12 26 (1.83%) MCSE
13 23 (1.62%) CCSA
13 23 (1.62%) MCP
13 23 (1.62%) MCSA
14 21 (1.48%) CCDA
15 19 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
16 16 (1.13%) CISSP
17 15 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.64%) SLA
2 20 (1.41%) QA
3 19 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.92%) PMO
6 12 (0.85%) NIST
7 6 (0.42%) GDPR
8 5 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.28%) COBIT
9 4 (0.28%) MiFID
9 4 (0.28%) NCSC
10 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.071%) ITGC
12 1 (0.071%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 337 (23.77%) Active Directory
2 149 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 34 (2.40%) vSphere
5 32 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.69%) Docker
7 18 (1.27%) XenApp
8 14 (0.99%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.71%) vCloud
11 9 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.63%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.56%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.49%) Firmware
13 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.21%) Ceph
16 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (5.29%) SCCM
2 46 (3.24%) FortiGate
3 34 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 33 (2.33%) WSUS
5 31 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
7 22 (1.55%) Ansible
8 21 (1.48%) AirWatch
9 18 (1.27%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.13%) Puppet
11 14 (0.99%) Kubernetes
12 12 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.85%) SCOM
12 12 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.78%) Nagios
14 9 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
15 8 (0.56%) vRealize
16 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (0.42%) Prometheus
17 5 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 762 (53.74%) Cisco
2 307 (21.65%) Microsoft
3 241 (17.00%) VMware
4 199 (14.03%) CheckPoint
5 165 (11.64%) Juniper
6 153 (10.79%) Palo Alto
7 144 (10.16%) F5
8 122 (8.60%) Citrix
9 113 (7.97%) Fortinet
10 95 (6.70%) HP
11 81 (5.71%) Aruba
12 76 (5.36%) SolarWinds
13 69 (4.87%) Meraki
14 57 (4.02%) McAfee
15 53 (3.74%) Dell
15 53 (3.74%) Riverbed
16 39 (2.75%) Apple
17 35 (2.47%) Mitel
18 33 (2.33%) Oracle
19 29 (2.05%) Avaya