Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 158 173
Rank change year-on-year +39 +15 -49
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,104 1,577 1,448
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.98% 1.79% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.82% 14.14% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1,067 891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £160
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £356
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 80 87
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.79 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +8.96% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.75 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.35 £38.29
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% -0.27%

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 7,449 11,150 12,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 12.65% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,435 6,877 7,627
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 497 658
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.96
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.06
% change year-on-year +20.32% -1.89% -11.35%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in England.

Daily rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in England

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +13 341 £350 -12.50% 69
South East +4 216 £425 +11.84% 70
North of England +37 191 £325 -9.72% 83
Midlands +93 167 £363 +0.69% 55
West Midlands +75 104 £450 +25.00% 41
East of England +30 100 £450 -5.26% 42
North West +10 97 £375 -5.06% 52
South West +7 90 £313 -10.71% 49
Yorkshire +35 68 £325 -9.72% 19
East Midlands +54 62 £170 -51.43% 12
North East +17 26 £325 +20.93% 12
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 862 (78.08%) WAN
2 533 (48.28%) Cisco
3 417 (37.77%) Firewall
4 371 (33.61%) Windows
5 337 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
6 258 (23.37%) Active Directory
7 252 (22.83%) CCNP
8 242 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 239 (21.65%) Microsoft
10 226 (20.47%) Wireless
11 220 (19.93%) VPN
11 220 (19.93%) Data Centre
12 183 (16.58%) DNS
13 180 (16.30%) VMware
14 179 (16.21%) CCNA
15 172 (15.58%) TCP/IP
16 171 (15.49%) BGP
17 167 (15.13%) DHCP
18 166 (15.04%) MPLS
19 163 (14.76%) ITIL
20 162 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
21 156 (14.13%) OSPF
22 154 (13.95%) Windows Server
23 144 (13.04%) WLAN
24 138 (12.50%) Office 365
25 134 (12.14%) SC Cleared
25 134 (12.14%) Juniper
26 131 (11.87%) Azure
26 131 (11.87%) Network Security
27 121 (10.96%) Network Design

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 81 (7.34%) MS Exchange
2 45 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.99%) Skype for Business
4 21 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (1.90%) IIS
5 9 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.45%) Confluence
9 4 (0.36%) Kinematics
10 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.091%) Apache
12 1 (0.091%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.091%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.091%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.091%) WordPress
Applications
1 95 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.36%) Simulink
5 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.091%) Houdini
7 1 (0.091%) Maya
7 1 (0.091%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) Line 500
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.091%) assyst
4 1 (0.091%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.091%) Magento
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 138 (12.50%) Office 365
2 131 (11.87%) Azure
3 60 (5.43%) AWS
4 29 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.45%) IaaS
6 26 (2.36%) PaaS
7 23 (2.08%) SaaS
8 11 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.91%) GCP
10 8 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.63%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.54%) G Suite
13 5 (0.45%) Akamai
13 5 (0.45%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.091%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.091%) Serverless
15 1 (0.091%) Slack
15 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 862 (78.08%) WAN
2 417 (37.77%) Firewall
3 226 (20.47%) Wireless
4 220 (19.93%) VPN
5 183 (16.58%) DNS
6 172 (15.58%) TCP/IP
7 171 (15.49%) BGP
8 167 (15.13%) DHCP
9 166 (15.04%) MPLS
10 162 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
11 156 (14.13%) OSPF
12 144 (13.04%) WLAN
13 131 (11.87%) Network Security
14 119 (10.78%) VoIP
15 112 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 107 (9.69%) Ethernet
17 94 (8.51%) Internet
18 90 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
19 88 (7.97%) VLAN
20 78 (7.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.27%) MySQL
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.091%) Big Data
8 1 (0.091%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.091%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.091%) Power BI
8 1 (0.091%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.091%) Redis
8 1 (0.091%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.091%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 16 (1.45%) JIRA
3 14 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.82%) AdminStudio
4 9 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.82%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.54%) JUnit
6 6 (0.54%) Maven
7 5 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.36%) Redmine
9 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.18%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.18%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.18%) TestRail
11 1 (0.091%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.091%) Subversion
General
1 119 (10.78%) Telecoms
2 99 (8.97%) Finance
3 66 (5.98%) Banking
4 54 (4.89%) Public Sector
5 40 (3.62%) Retail
6 21 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.27%) Front Office
9 11 (1.00%) Local Government
9 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.82%) Marketing
10 9 (0.82%) Publishing
11 8 (0.72%) Legal
12 6 (0.54%) Electronics
12 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.54%) French Language
12 6 (0.54%) German Language
12 6 (0.54%) Law
12 6 (0.54%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 358 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 114 (10.33%) Architect
3 97 (8.79%) Support Engineer
4 80 (7.25%) Analyst
5 71 (6.43%) Network Architect
6 69 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
8 65 (5.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 41 (3.71%) IT Support
10 39 (3.53%) Project Manager
10 39 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
11 34 (3.08%) IT Engineer
12 33 (2.99%) Technical Leader
13 31 (2.81%) Desktop Support
13 31 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.72%) Security Engineer
15 28 (2.54%) Consultant
15 28 (2.54%) LAN Engineer
16 27 (2.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 27 (2.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.09%) XML
3 10 (0.91%) LDAP
4 8 (0.72%) Web Services
5 7 (0.63%) JSON
5 7 (0.63%) Middleware
6 5 (0.45%) Apache Camel
6 5 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.45%) Hibernate
6 5 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (0.45%) WireMock
7 4 (0.36%) HTML
7 4 (0.36%) Node.js
8 3 (0.27%) .NET
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (0.18%) Flutter
9 2 (0.18%) Ionic Framework
9 2 (0.18%) ModSecurity
9 2 (0.18%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.091%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 220 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.99%) Video Conferencing
4 35 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
7 24 (2.17%) User Experience
8 18 (1.63%) Device Driver
9 15 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
9 15 (1.36%) PKI
10 14 (1.27%) NHS
11 13 (1.18%) CCTV
12 11 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.91%) Handset
13 10 (0.91%) iPad
14 9 (0.82%) CMDB
14 9 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.82%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 371 (33.61%) Windows
2 154 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 116 (10.51%) Linux
4 114 (10.33%) Windows 10
5 80 (7.25%) Windows 7
6 59 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (3.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 39 (3.53%) Android
10 25 (2.26%) Mac OS
11 19 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
12 18 (1.63%) Unix
13 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.91%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.72%) Solaris
17 7 (0.63%) VMS
17 7 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (14.76%) ITIL
2 121 (10.96%) Network Design
3 114 (10.33%) Migration
4 91 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (7.25%) Service Delivery
6 67 (6.07%) Change Management
7 65 (5.89%) Project Management
8 63 (5.71%) Project Delivery
9 58 (5.25%) Network Management
10 57 (5.16%) Load Balancing
11 51 (4.62%) Incident Management
11 51 (4.62%) Technical Leadership
12 47 (4.26%) Service Management
13 45 (4.08%) Network Architecture
14 40 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (3.35%) Asset Management
17 33 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
18 32 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (5.80%) SQL
2 58 (5.25%) PowerShell
3 55 (4.98%) Python
4 20 (1.81%) Perl
5 18 (1.63%) C
6 16 (1.45%) VB
7 13 (1.18%) Java
8 9 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.36%) Ada
9 4 (0.36%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.27%) PHP
10 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.18%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.18%) C#
11 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.18%) VBA
11 2 (0.18%) VBScript
12 1 (0.091%) C++
Qualifications
1 337 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (22.83%) CCNP
3 242 (21.92%) Security Cleared
4 179 (16.21%) CCNA
5 134 (12.14%) SC Cleared
6 84 (7.61%) CCIE
7 79 (7.16%) DV Cleared
8 58 (5.25%) Degree
9 52 (4.71%) CCDP
10 42 (3.80%) CCDA
11 41 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (2.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 26 (2.36%) BC Cleared
13 26 (2.36%) MCSE
14 19 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (1.18%) CISSP
15 13 (1.18%) MCSA
16 11 (1.00%) JNCIA
16 11 (1.00%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.62%) SLA
2 17 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.09%) GDPR
3 12 (1.09%) PMO
4 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.45%) QA
6 4 (0.36%) BS7799
6 4 (0.36%) COBIT
6 4 (0.36%) NIST
7 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
9 1 (0.091%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.091%) HL7
9 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.091%) MiFID
9 1 (0.091%) NIST 800
System Software
1 258 (23.37%) Active Directory
2 118 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.99%) vSphere
5 17 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.36%) XenApp
7 13 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 10 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (0.72%) vCloud
11 7 (0.63%) Docker
12 5 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.36%) Firmware
13 4 (0.36%) NFS
13 4 (0.36%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (8.15%) SCCM
2 38 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (3.17%) FortiGate
4 24 (2.17%) Puppet
5 23 (2.08%) SCOM
6 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.81%) WSUS
8 17 (1.54%) Nagios
8 17 (1.54%) Statseeker
8 17 (1.54%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.36%) Cacti
10 15 (1.36%) NetMRI
11 12 (1.09%) Ansible
12 10 (0.91%) vRealize
13 9 (0.82%) ThinApp
14 7 (0.63%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.63%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 533 (48.28%) Cisco
2 239 (21.65%) Microsoft
3 180 (16.30%) VMware
4 134 (12.14%) Juniper
5 94 (8.51%) Palo Alto
6 92 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 82 (7.43%) Citrix
8 73 (6.61%) F5
9 62 (5.62%) Dell
10 57 (5.16%) SolarWinds
11 52 (4.71%) HP
11 52 (4.71%) Meraki
12 43 (3.89%) Fortinet
13 34 (3.08%) McAfee
14 32 (2.90%) Oracle
15 31 (2.81%) Aruba
16 28 (2.54%) Symantec
17 23 (2.08%) Riverbed
17 23 (2.08%) Splunk
18 19 (1.72%) NetScout