Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 169 131
Rank change year-on-year +3 -38 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,385 1,447 1,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.59% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 11.85% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 839 1,099
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £174 £160 £185
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 87 112
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.33% -20.63%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.20 £10.51
90th Percentile £55.36 £45.18 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £18.06 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +3.17% -10.26% -9.30%

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 10,463 12,207 11,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 13.43% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,479 7,509 7,125
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £587
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 482 663 673
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.20% -22.48%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.76 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -4.55% -23.81%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -25 495 £425 +6.25% 39
South East +27 349 £400 - 32
North of England +50 208 £353 +8.46% 46
South West -12 118 £350 +7.69% 12
East of England +12 111 £425 +17.24% 20
North West +9 103 £400 +18.08% 25
Midlands -7 100 £350 +9.38% 25
Yorkshire +37 78 £368 +30.67% 13
West Midlands -18 61 £370 +13.85% 18
East Midlands +4 38 £245 -20.07% 7
North East +27 27 £228 -17.27% 8
South Coast - 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,135 (81.95%) WAN
2 725 (52.35%) Cisco
3 639 (46.14%) Firewall
4 479 (34.58%) Windows
5 429 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
6 368 (26.57%) Active Directory
7 336 (24.26%) VPN
8 333 (24.04%) Microsoft
9 309 (22.31%) Data Centre
10 294 (21.23%) CCNP
11 290 (20.94%) Wireless
12 281 (20.29%) TCP/IP
13 255 (18.41%) DNS
14 253 (18.27%) ITIL
15 251 (18.12%) VMware
16 232 (16.75%) BGP
17 229 (16.53%) CheckPoint
18 223 (16.10%) Security Cleared
19 222 (16.03%) OSPF
20 215 (15.52%) Windows Server
21 213 (15.38%) CCNA
22 188 (13.57%) MPLS
22 188 (13.57%) Network Security
23 187 (13.50%) VoIP
23 187 (13.50%) Finance
24 179 (12.92%) Juniper
25 174 (12.56%) DHCP
25 174 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
26 167 (12.06%) Office 365
27 162 (11.70%) F5

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 80 (5.78%) MS Exchange
2 58 (4.19%) Skype for Business
3 39 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.37%) IIS
6 18 (1.30%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.01%) JBoss
8 10 (0.72%) Confluence
8 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.14%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.14%) SAS
14 1 (0.072%) CMS
14 1 (0.072%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.072%) Site Server
Applications
1 152 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Windchill
7 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.072%) RMDS
3 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 174 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (12.06%) Office 365
3 145 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.18%) IaaS
5 35 (2.53%) PaaS
6 30 (2.17%) OpenShift
7 25 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.73%) SaaS
9 22 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.08%) Azure Stack
11 11 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.79%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.43%) Akamai
15 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.29%) G Suite
15 4 (0.29%) GitHub
15 4 (0.29%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1,135 (81.95%) WAN
2 639 (46.14%) Firewall
3 336 (24.26%) VPN
4 290 (20.94%) Wireless
5 281 (20.29%) TCP/IP
6 255 (18.41%) DNS
7 232 (16.75%) BGP
8 222 (16.03%) OSPF
9 188 (13.57%) MPLS
9 188 (13.57%) Network Security
10 187 (13.50%) VoIP
11 174 (12.56%) DHCP
12 159 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
13 151 (10.90%) WLAN
14 149 (10.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 143 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
16 124 (8.95%) SAN
17 116 (8.38%) Internet
18 111 (8.01%) VLAN
19 84 (6.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 15 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.72%) MariaDB
6 7 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.36%) MySQL
7 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.14%) Big Data
9 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.14%) DB2
9 2 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.14%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.072%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.072%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.072%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (1.16%) JIRA
2 8 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.29%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.29%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.22%) Hudson
7 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.072%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.072%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.072%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.072%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.072%) Subversion
8 1 (0.072%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.072%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.072%) WinRunner
General
1 187 (13.50%) Finance
2 130 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.68%) Retail
4 50 (3.61%) Banking
5 26 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.23%) Law
9 15 (1.08%) Local Government
10 13 (0.94%) Multimedia
11 11 (0.79%) Marketing
12 10 (0.72%) Legal
13 9 (0.65%) Advertising
13 9 (0.65%) Back Office
14 8 (0.58%) Electronics
14 8 (0.58%) Publishing
15 6 (0.43%) Billing
16 5 (0.36%) German Language
16 5 (0.36%) Military
17 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 441 (31.84%) Network Engineer
2 168 (12.13%) Architect
3 138 (9.96%) Analyst
4 104 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 94 (6.79%) Cisco Engineer
6 87 (6.28%) Support Engineer
7 77 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 70 (5.05%) Network Architect
9 69 (4.98%) Senior Network Engineer
10 63 (4.55%) Project Manager
11 57 (4.12%) Consultant
12 49 (3.54%) Security Engineer
13 47 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 46 (3.32%) Support Analyst
15 43 (3.10%) IT Support
16 41 (2.96%) Network Security Engineer
17 36 (2.60%) Desktop Support
17 36 (2.60%) LAN Engineer
18 33 (2.38%) Technical Architect
19 32 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 33 (2.38%) Middleware
3 25 (1.81%) Web Services
4 23 (1.66%) LDAP
5 22 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.01%) JSON
6 14 (1.01%) REST
7 12 (0.87%) J2EE
7 12 (0.87%) XML
8 10 (0.72%) SOAP
8 10 (0.72%) XMPP
8 10 (0.72%) YAML
9 4 (0.29%) Jinja
9 4 (0.29%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.29%) SAML
10 3 (0.22%) React
10 3 (0.22%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.22%) Spring
10 3 (0.22%) WAP
11 2 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 309 (22.31%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
3 53 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.74%) PKI
7 37 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 29 (2.09%) Clustering
10 23 (1.66%) Cyberattack
11 22 (1.59%) Replication
12 19 (1.37%) Mainframe
13 18 (1.30%) NHS
14 16 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (1.16%) iPhone
14 16 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.08%) CMDB
16 14 (1.01%) Smartphone
17 13 (0.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 479 (34.58%) Windows
2 215 (15.52%) Windows Server
3 157 (11.34%) Linux
4 128 (9.24%) Windows 10
5 113 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 113 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 101 (7.29%) Unix
7 79 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (3.39%) Android
10 32 (2.31%) Solaris
11 23 (1.66%) CentOS
12 22 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.08%) Ubuntu
16 14 (1.01%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.01%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.72%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (18.27%) ITIL
2 158 (11.41%) Migration
3 140 (10.11%) Network Design
4 139 (10.04%) Load Balancing
5 134 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 110 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
7 102 (7.36%) Project Management
8 93 (6.71%) Service Management
9 87 (6.28%) Network Management
10 80 (5.78%) Change Management
11 76 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (4.77%) Incident Management
14 63 (4.55%) DevOps
15 62 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (4.40%) High Availability
17 57 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
17 57 (4.12%) Service Delivery
18 56 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
19 53 (3.83%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (6.57%) SQL
2 60 (4.33%) Python
3 59 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 24 (1.73%) Java
5 21 (1.52%) C
6 20 (1.44%) Perl
7 12 (0.87%) VB
8 10 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.36%) VBScript
11 3 (0.22%) R
12 2 (0.14%) JCL
12 2 (0.14%) PHP
12 2 (0.14%) REXX
13 1 (0.072%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.072%) C#
13 1 (0.072%) C++
13 1 (0.072%) CLIST
13 1 (0.072%) Tcl
13 1 (0.072%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 429 (30.97%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (21.23%) CCNP
3 223 (16.10%) Security Cleared
4 213 (15.38%) CCNA
5 136 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 114 (8.23%) CCIE
7 73 (5.27%) Degree
8 72 (5.20%) DV Cleared
9 61 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (2.82%) MCSE
11 30 (2.17%) CCDP
12 26 (1.88%) JNCIP
13 23 (1.66%) CISSP
14 19 (1.37%) CCSA
15 17 (1.23%) CCSE
15 17 (1.23%) JNCIE
16 16 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
17 15 (1.08%) MCSA
18 14 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.62%) SLA
2 22 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.87%) QA
4 12 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.79%) NIST
5 11 (0.79%) PMO
6 8 (0.58%) GDPR
7 7 (0.51%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.29%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.29%) ITGC
8 4 (0.29%) MiFID
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) HL7
11 1 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.072%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 368 (26.57%) Active Directory
2 142 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 42 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.60%) Docker
6 28 (2.02%) vSphere
7 24 (1.73%) XenApp
8 21 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.37%) ProxySG
10 16 (1.16%) Firmware
11 13 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.72%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.58%) KVM
15 7 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (5.63%) SCCM
2 48 (3.47%) Ansible
3 32 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 25 (1.81%) Puppet
6 23 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
7 20 (1.44%) WSUS
8 18 (1.30%) Kubernetes
9 15 (1.08%) QRadar
9 15 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 13 (0.94%) vRealize
11 12 (0.87%) FortiGate
11 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.79%) Stealthwatch
13 10 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.72%) SCOM
14 9 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 725 (52.35%) Cisco
2 333 (24.04%) Microsoft
3 251 (18.12%) VMware
4 229 (16.53%) CheckPoint
5 179 (12.92%) Juniper
6 162 (11.70%) F5
7 117 (8.45%) Citrix
8 113 (8.16%) Palo Alto
9 111 (8.01%) HP
10 75 (5.42%) Dell
11 74 (5.34%) Aruba
11 74 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 72 (5.20%) Fortinet
13 61 (4.40%) Oracle
14 60 (4.33%) Meraki
15 52 (3.75%) Apple
16 49 (3.54%) McAfee
17 40 (2.89%) EMC
18 39 (2.82%) NetApp
19 36 (2.60%) Riverbed