Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 140 119
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,534 1,665 2,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.90% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 13.82% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,094 1,322
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £588
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 119 101
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -23.81% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.81 £45.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year +9.67% -17.99% +13.21%

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 12,592 12,048 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,777 7,262 9,592
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 692 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -5 615 £400 - 124
South East -30 334 £400 +1.27% 79
North of England -26 215 £346 -12.34% 103
Midlands -36 153 £325 -13.33% 50
North West -10 133 £346 -3.82% 60
South West -22 111 £350 +12.00% 22
East of England -29 107 £340 +4.62% 31
West Midlands -54 90 £325 -16.13% 25
East Midlands +14 63 £320 +11.30% 25
Yorkshire -45 57 £388 +3.33% 35
North East -17 25 £290 -34.09% 8
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 1,258 (82.01%) WAN
2 747 (48.70%) Cisco
3 611 (39.83%) Firewall
4 504 (32.86%) Windows
5 458 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
6 358 (23.34%) Microsoft
7 353 (23.01%) ITIL
8 350 (22.82%) Active Directory
9 303 (19.75%) Data Centre
10 292 (19.04%) VMware
11 278 (18.12%) VPN
12 274 (17.86%) Wireless
13 271 (17.67%) CCNP
13 271 (17.67%) DNS
14 248 (16.17%) TCP/IP
15 242 (15.78%) Windows Server
16 237 (15.45%) CCNA
17 229 (14.93%) MPLS
18 218 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 214 (13.95%) Security Cleared
20 212 (13.82%) Finance
21 209 (13.62%) Network Security
22 203 (13.23%) Office 365
23 196 (12.78%) Juniper
24 187 (12.19%) Wi-Fi
25 186 (12.13%) Migration
26 178 (11.60%) DHCP
27 164 (10.69%) VoIP
28 161 (10.50%) BGP
29 159 (10.37%) WLAN

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
1 121 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 65 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (3.59%) IIS
4 52 (3.39%) Skype for Business
5 37 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 29 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.72%) Apache
10 8 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.52%) JBoss
10 8 (0.52%) Site Server
11 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.39%) CMS
13 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.26%) Quickr
14 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 149 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.065%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) RMDS
2 2 (0.13%) Relativity
2 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.065%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 203 (13.23%) Office 365
2 143 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.22%) IaaS
5 28 (1.83%) PaaS
6 18 (1.17%) SaaS
7 14 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.52%) G Suite
8 8 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.39%) Akamai
10 6 (0.39%) GitHub
11 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.20%) Route 53
12 3 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,258 (82.01%) WAN
2 611 (39.83%) Firewall
3 278 (18.12%) VPN
4 274 (17.86%) Wireless
5 271 (17.67%) DNS
6 248 (16.17%) TCP/IP
7 229 (14.93%) MPLS
8 209 (13.62%) Network Security
9 187 (12.19%) Wi-Fi
10 178 (11.60%) DHCP
11 164 (10.69%) VoIP
12 161 (10.50%) BGP
13 159 (10.37%) WLAN
14 153 (9.97%) OSPF
15 144 (9.39%) VLAN
16 137 (8.93%) SAN
17 127 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
18 122 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
19 121 (7.89%) Internet
20 89 (5.80%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database
2 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (0.72%) MySQL
5 9 (0.59%) Big Data
6 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.26%) Redis
9 3 (0.20%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.13%) HBase
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.65%) JIRA
3 10 (0.65%) Subversion
4 8 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.39%) JMeter
6 5 (0.33%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.20%) Hudson
8 3 (0.20%) MSI
8 3 (0.20%) Selenium
8 3 (0.20%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.13%) Mocha
9 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.13%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.065%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.065%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 212 (13.82%) Finance
2 152 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.52%) Banking
4 49 (3.19%) Retail
5 25 (1.63%) Legal
6 16 (1.04%) Back Office
7 15 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 15 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.85%) Advertising
8 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.72%) Law
10 9 (0.59%) Local Government
11 8 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.33%) Games
13 5 (0.33%) Marketing
13 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.26%) Billing
14 4 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 181 (11.80%) Analyst
3 173 (11.28%) Architect
4 135 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 110 (7.17%) Project Manager
6 92 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 90 (5.87%) Desktop Support
8 84 (5.48%) Network Architect
9 80 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 74 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 71 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
12 70 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (4.04%) Consultant
14 59 (3.85%) Security Engineer
15 58 (3.78%) IT Support
16 57 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
17 55 (3.59%) Support Analyst
18 52 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
19 50 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 49 (3.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.04%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.50%) Middleware
3 18 (1.17%) Web Services
4 15 (0.98%) LDAP
5 8 (0.52%) HTML
6 7 (0.46%) .NET
6 7 (0.46%) LAMP
7 6 (0.39%) MAPI
8 5 (0.33%) JSON
9 4 (0.26%) CSS
9 4 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.26%) Sensu
9 4 (0.26%) XML
9 4 (0.26%) XMPP
10 3 (0.20%) Kafka
10 3 (0.20%) LINQ
10 3 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.20%) Velocity
10 3 (0.20%) WAP
10 3 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 303 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 89 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.93%) Smartphone
5 44 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 41 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.61%) Clustering
8 28 (1.83%) NHS
8 28 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 24 (1.56%) PKI
10 22 (1.43%) iPhone
11 19 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 19 (1.24%) Thin Client
12 18 (1.17%) iPad
12 18 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.04%) Blackberry
14 15 (0.98%) Replication
15 13 (0.85%) Driving Licence
15 13 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 504 (32.86%) Windows
2 242 (15.78%) Windows Server
3 150 (9.78%) Windows 7
4 141 (9.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 137 (8.93%) Linux
6 110 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (6.78%) Windows 10
8 86 (5.61%) Unix
9 47 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (2.80%) Windows 8
11 30 (1.96%) Android
11 30 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 28 (1.83%) Mac OS
13 27 (1.76%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.50%) Solaris
15 20 (1.30%) Windows XP
16 16 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.65%) CentOS
18 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (23.01%) ITIL
2 186 (12.13%) Migration
3 145 (9.45%) Project Management
4 127 (8.28%) Network Design
5 109 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (6.91%) Network Management
7 103 (6.71%) Service Management
8 100 (6.52%) Change Management
9 91 (5.93%) Load Balancing
10 86 (5.61%) Service Delivery
11 78 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
12 74 (4.82%) PRINCE2
13 73 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (4.69%) Incident Management
15 69 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 64 (4.17%) High Availability
17 58 (3.78%) Configuration Management
17 58 (3.78%) Problem Management
18 56 (3.65%) Network Architecture
19 52 (3.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 101 (6.58%) SQL
2 93 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 59 (3.85%) Python
4 28 (1.83%) Perl
5 23 (1.50%) C
6 19 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 16 (1.04%) Java
8 13 (0.85%) VBScript
9 9 (0.59%) VBA
10 8 (0.52%) C#
10 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.39%) PHP
11 6 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.33%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.26%) R
13 4 (0.26%) VB
14 3 (0.20%) Ruby
15 2 (0.13%) C++
15 2 (0.13%) Korn
15 2 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 458 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
2 271 (17.67%) CCNP
3 237 (15.45%) CCNA
4 214 (13.95%) Security Cleared
5 138 (9.00%) SC Cleared
6 98 (6.39%) CCIE
7 79 (5.15%) Degree
8 75 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 58 (3.78%) DV Cleared
10 42 (2.74%) MCSE
11 36 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (2.15%) CISSP
13 29 (1.89%) MCP
13 29 (1.89%) MCSA
14 26 (1.69%) CCDP
15 19 (1.24%) CCSA
15 19 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (1.04%) JNCIS
17 14 (0.91%) CCDA
18 13 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.28%) SLA
2 24 (1.56%) GDPR
3 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.04%) QA
5 13 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.59%) PMO
8 5 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.20%) GMP
9 3 (0.20%) GxP
10 2 (0.13%) FISMA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) RMADS
11 1 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.065%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.065%) SAS 70
System Software
1 350 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 218 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 52 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (2.09%) XenApp
6 30 (1.96%) vSphere
7 22 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.24%) VMware NSX
9 15 (0.98%) BitLocker
9 15 (0.98%) ProxySG
10 12 (0.78%) Docker
11 10 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.59%) Xen
13 8 (0.52%) Firmware
13 8 (0.52%) KVM
14 7 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.39%) NFS
15 6 (0.39%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
17 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 144 (9.39%) SCCM
2 46 (3.00%) Cisco Prime
3 41 (2.67%) WSUS
4 34 (2.22%) SCOM
5 30 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 29 (1.89%) FortiGate
7 26 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 22 (1.43%) Ansible
9 18 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (1.04%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.98%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.98%) Puppet
12 14 (0.91%) AirWatch
12 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.72%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.65%) Opsview
16 9 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 747 (48.70%) Cisco
2 358 (23.34%) Microsoft
3 292 (19.04%) VMware
4 196 (12.78%) Juniper
5 158 (10.30%) Citrix
6 154 (10.04%) CheckPoint
7 147 (9.58%) HP
8 126 (8.21%) F5
9 85 (5.54%) Palo Alto
10 79 (5.15%) SolarWinds
11 66 (4.30%) Aruba
12 54 (3.52%) McAfee
13 53 (3.46%) Oracle
14 47 (3.06%) Apple
15 46 (3.00%) Meraki
16 39 (2.54%) Fortinet
17 38 (2.48%) Blue Coat
18 36 (2.35%) NetApp
19 33 (2.15%) Dell
20 31 (2.02%) Avaya