Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 217 182 135
Rank change year-on-year -35 -47 +23
Contract jobs citing LAN 891 493 1,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.49% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 11.93% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 354 867
10th Percentile £160 £163 £152
25th Percentile £210 £225 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £371 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% -1.15% -
75th Percentile £500 £459 £475
90th Percentile £600 £561 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 28 78
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.00 £12.62
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.00 £16.21
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +18.13% -12.59%
75th Percentile £35.63 £55.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £46.16 £64.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.46 £19.86
% change year-on-year +4.63% +13.09% -7.99%

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 7,692 4,133 9,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.47% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,083 2,637 5,716
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £319 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £425 £410
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% +3.66% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £495 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +13.14% +6.71% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 210 483
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.97 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.00 £16.02
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.53
Median % change year-on-year -31.20% +45.18% +19.58%
75th Percentile £46.57 £50.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.31% +44.44% +25.00%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -65 294 £425 +6.25% 77
South East +5 210 £425 +16.44% 68
Midlands -19 114 £300 -11.11% 66
North of England -12 111 £313 +10.62% 114
West Midlands -22 81 £308 -18.00% 37
South West -25 76 £313 -13.79% 37
North West -25 57 £325 -2.26% 48
East of England -36 53 £350 +27.27% 23
Yorkshire -3 48 £275 +57.14% 50
East Midlands -22 29 £265 +24.71% 28
North East +4 6 £180 +2.86% 16
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 674 (75.65%) WAN
2 367 (41.19%) Cisco
3 322 (36.14%) Windows
4 315 (35.35%) Firewall
5 271 (30.42%) Active Directory
6 245 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 193 (21.66%) Microsoft 365
8 190 (21.32%) Social Skills
9 188 (21.10%) VPN
10 187 (20.99%) Data Centre
11 185 (20.76%) VMware
12 158 (17.73%) Cisco Certification
13 148 (16.61%) Wireless
14 147 (16.50%) Azure
15 139 (15.60%) ITIL
16 129 (14.48%) DNS
16 129 (14.48%) TCP/IP
17 125 (14.03%) Wi-Fi
18 124 (13.92%) Windows 10
19 122 (13.69%) Microsoft Office
20 120 (13.47%) DHCP
21 119 (13.36%) Windows Server
22 113 (12.68%) Finance
23 112 (12.57%) BGP
24 111 (12.46%) Security Cleared
25 110 (12.35%) CCNP
25 110 (12.35%) Juniper
26 107 (12.01%) OSPF
27 106 (11.90%) Migration
28 104 (11.67%) 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 51 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.82%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.46%) Confluence
4 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.34%) Appian
8 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.22%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 122 (13.69%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Maximo
3 1 (0.11%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 193 (21.66%) Microsoft 365
2 147 (16.50%) Azure
3 67 (7.52%) AWS
4 32 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (3.37%) SaaS
6 26 (2.92%) PaaS
7 25 (2.81%) OneDrive
8 21 (2.36%) IaaS
9 16 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.80%) GCP
10 10 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.12%) Serverless
11 9 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (1.01%) AWS CodeCommit
11 9 (1.01%) AWS CodePipeline
11 9 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.67%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.45%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 674 (75.65%) WAN
2 315 (35.35%) Firewall
3 188 (21.10%) VPN
4 148 (16.61%) Wireless
5 129 (14.48%) DNS
5 129 (14.48%) TCP/IP
6 125 (14.03%) Wi-Fi
7 120 (13.47%) DHCP
8 112 (12.57%) BGP
9 107 (12.01%) OSPF
10 87 (9.76%) VLAN
11 84 (9.43%) MPLS
12 74 (8.31%) WLAN
13 72 (8.08%) Internet
13 72 (8.08%) Network Security
14 71 (7.97%) VoIP
15 70 (7.86%) SD-WAN
16 61 (6.85%) SAN
17 54 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
18 51 (5.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 9 (1.01%) DB2
3 7 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.56%) Riak
5 4 (0.45%) FileMaker
5 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.22%) Big Data
6 2 (0.22%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.22%) Metadata
6 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (2.92%) JIRA
2 11 (1.23%) GitLab
3 5 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.22%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.22%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.22%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.22%) FishEye
6 2 (0.22%) GCC
6 2 (0.22%) JUnit
6 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.22%) Maven
6 2 (0.22%) Selenium
6 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.22%) Subversion
6 2 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 190 (21.32%) Social Skills
2 113 (12.68%) Finance
3 70 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 67 (7.52%) Public Sector
5 52 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (3.93%) Banking
7 24 (2.69%) Organisational Skills
8 22 (2.47%) Documentation Skills
9 17 (1.91%) Local Government
10 16 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (1.57%) Retail
12 13 (1.46%) Legal
13 11 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.01%) Military
15 8 (0.90%) Law
15 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.79%) Marketing
17 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.56%) Back Office
17 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 109 (12.23%) Architect
3 107 (12.01%) Support Engineer
4 80 (8.98%) Analyst
5 61 (6.85%) Desktop Support
6 60 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 54 (6.06%) IT Support
8 53 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (5.61%) Project Manager
10 46 (5.16%) IT Engineer
10 46 (5.16%) Network Architect
11 39 (4.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 38 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
13 35 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
14 32 (3.59%) Cisco Engineer
15 30 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 29 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
17 27 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 25 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 24 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.24%) XMPP
2 12 (1.35%) JSON
3 11 (1.23%) Middleware
4 10 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.01%) XML
6 7 (0.79%) SOAP
6 7 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.56%) FHIR
7 5 (0.56%) Web Services
8 4 (0.45%) .NET
8 4 (0.45%) SAML
9 3 (0.34%) Azure Blueprints
9 3 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.34%) Node.js
10 2 (0.22%) Akka
10 2 (0.22%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.22%) Java EE 5
10 2 (0.22%) LDAP
10 2 (0.22%) REST
10 2 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 187 (20.99%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (2.47%) NHS
4 21 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 14 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.46%) Fibre Optics
8 12 (1.35%) BYOD
9 11 (1.23%) iPad
9 11 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.12%) iPhone
10 10 (1.12%) PKI
10 10 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.90%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 322 (36.14%) Windows
2 124 (13.92%) Windows 10
3 119 (13.36%) Windows Server
4 80 (8.98%) Linux
5 40 (4.49%) Android
6 37 (4.15%) Windows 7
7 35 (3.93%) Mac OS
8 32 (3.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 31 (3.48%) Unix
10 29 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
13 19 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.68%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.23%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.01%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (0.67%) Windows Phone
20 4 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (15.60%) ITIL
2 106 (11.90%) Migration
3 78 (8.75%) Project Management
4 62 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 61 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (6.51%) Network Design
7 56 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (5.50%) Service Management
10 43 (4.83%) ITSM
11 41 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (4.49%) Project Delivery
13 39 (4.38%) Load Balancing
14 36 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
15 35 (3.93%) Change Management
15 35 (3.93%) Customer Requirements
15 35 (3.93%) Service Delivery
16 34 (3.82%) Network Architecture
17 31 (3.48%) PRINCE2
18 30 (3.37%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (6.06%) SQL
2 45 (5.05%) Python
3 43 (4.83%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.24%) C
5 17 (1.91%) VBScript
6 15 (1.68%) VB
7 12 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.12%) Bash
9 9 (1.01%) Java
10 6 (0.67%) C++
11 5 (0.56%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.45%) Erlang
12 4 (0.45%) Perl
13 3 (0.34%) C#
14 2 (0.22%) Java 8
14 2 (0.22%) R
14 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (17.73%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (12.46%) Security Cleared
3 110 (12.35%) CCNP
4 65 (7.30%) SC Cleared
5 63 (7.07%) CCNA
6 58 (6.51%) Degree
7 29 (3.25%) CCIE
8 22 (2.47%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.13%) CCDP
9 19 (2.13%) JNCIP
10 15 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (1.35%) CISSP
12 11 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.12%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.12%) MCSE
14 8 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.90%) JNCIS
14 8 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.26%) SLA
2 14 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (1.35%) PMO
4 9 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.01%) QA
5 6 (0.67%) HL7
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) GDPR
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) DICOM
8 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.22%) ITGC
9 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) GRC
9 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 271 (30.42%) Active Directory
2 104 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (2.69%) vSphere
6 21 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (2.24%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (1.01%) Docker
9 9 (1.01%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.56%) XenApp
13 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.34%) KVM
14 3 (0.34%) vCloud
15 2 (0.22%) Firmware
15 2 (0.22%) NFS
15 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (10.33%) SCCM
2 45 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (2.81%) Ansible
4 18 (2.02%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.68%) AppManager
5 15 (1.68%) Terraform
6 11 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (1.01%) CASB
8 8 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (0.79%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.67%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.45%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 367 (41.19%) Cisco
2 245 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 185 (20.76%) VMware
4 110 (12.35%) Juniper
5 82 (9.20%) Citrix
6 69 (7.74%) CheckPoint
7 60 (6.73%) Palo Alto
8 52 (5.84%) HP
9 50 (5.61%) Aruba
9 50 (5.61%) Meraki
10 46 (5.16%) SolarWinds
11 40 (4.49%) F5
11 40 (4.49%) Oracle
12 32 (3.59%) Fortinet
13 30 (3.37%) Dell
14 27 (3.03%) McAfee
15 26 (2.92%) Apple
15 26 (2.92%) Veeam
16 25 (2.81%) ServiceNow
17 20 (2.24%) IBM