Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 117 110
Rank change year-on-year -32 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 1723 2047 2187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.12% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 13.73% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1305 1358
England median daily rate £360 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £156 £205 £200
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 90 180
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.19% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.73 £11.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.38 £47.22
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year -15.29% +7.59% +1.28%

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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -25 634 £375 -11.76% 81
South East -24 370 £375 - 41
Midlands +3 220 £350 - 25
North of England -28 193 £350 -15.92% 46
East of England -13 171 £351 +8.00% 11
West Midlands +5 165 £375 +7.14% 11
South West -11 133 £313 -3.85% 10
North West -43 94 £350 -17.65% 30
Yorkshire +15 87 £338 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +1 52 £300 -11.11% 13
North East +12 12 £400 +4.58% 3
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 1405 (81.54%) WAN
2 760 (44.11%) Cisco
3 628 (36.45%) Windows
4 596 (34.59%) Firewall
5 479 (27.80%) Active Directory
6 398 (23.10%) Microsoft
7 380 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
8 353 (20.49%) VMware
9 328 (19.04%) Data Centre
10 320 (18.57%) VPN
11 319 (18.51%) Windows Server
12 301 (17.47%) TCP/IP
13 295 (17.12%) Wireless
14 289 (16.77%) Security Cleared
15 284 (16.48%) ITIL
16 266 (15.44%) DNS
17 238 (13.81%) CCNP
18 237 (13.76%) Wi-Fi
19 232 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
20 224 (13.00%) Linux
21 222 (12.88%) DHCP
22 220 (12.77%) Finance
23 204 (11.84%) Juniper
24 203 (11.78%) VoIP
25 198 (11.49%) SC Cleared
26 196 (11.38%) MS Exchange
26 196 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
27 194 (11.26%) Citrix
28 192 (11.14%) Windows 7
29 184 (10.68%) CCNA

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
1 196 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 70 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 44 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 34 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (1.86%) IIS
7 18 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (0.87%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.58%) Apache
13 9 (0.52%) Confluence
14 8 (0.46%) CMS
15 7 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.35%) JBoss
17 5 (0.29%) SAS
18 4 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 196 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.46%) Houdini
6 8 (0.46%) Maya
6 8 (0.46%) NUKE
6 8 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.41%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.29%) HipChat
9 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) Eikon
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.29%) RMDS
4 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 168 (9.75%) Office 365
2 99 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.09%) IaaS
5 31 (1.80%) PaaS
6 29 (1.68%) SaaS
7 17 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.87%) GitHub
9 9 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.46%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.12%) Cloudflare
17 1 (0.058%) G Suite
17 1 (0.058%) Google Drive
17 1 (0.058%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1405 (81.54%) WAN
2 596 (34.59%) Firewall
3 320 (18.57%) VPN
4 301 (17.47%) TCP/IP
5 295 (17.12%) Wireless
6 266 (15.44%) DNS
7 237 (13.76%) Wi-Fi
8 222 (12.88%) DHCP
9 203 (11.78%) VoIP
10 179 (10.39%) Network Security
11 173 (10.04%) MPLS
12 161 (9.34%) SAN
13 155 (9.00%) WLAN
14 128 (7.43%) VLAN
15 125 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
16 121 (7.02%) BGP
17 117 (6.79%) Internet
18 116 (6.73%) OSPF
19 111 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
20 84 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.92%) Big Data
3 27 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.87%) Apache Hive
6 15 (0.87%) HBase
6 15 (0.87%) Impala
6 15 (0.87%) Sqoop
7 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (0.52%) MySQL
9 8 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.41%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.35%) MS Access
11 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.17%) Power BI
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.75%) JIRA
3 13 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.29%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.29%) git-flow
6 5 (0.29%) Maven
7 4 (0.23%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.23%) MSI
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.17%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.12%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.058%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.058%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.058%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 220 (12.77%) Finance
2 149 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 80 (4.64%) Banking
4 51 (2.96%) Retail
5 35 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.80%) Marketing
7 28 (1.63%) Legal
8 23 (1.33%) Law
9 20 (1.16%) Back Office
10 18 (1.04%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.99%) Electronics
12 12 (0.70%) Billing
12 12 (0.70%) Publishing
13 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.41%) French Language
14 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.23%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.17%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 221 (12.83%) Architect
3 163 (9.46%) Support Engineer
4 158 (9.17%) Analyst
5 151 (8.76%) Project Manager
6 135 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 116 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 108 (6.27%) Desktop Support
8 108 (6.27%) Network Architect
9 93 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 72 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 69 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 69 (4.00%) Support Analyst
12 66 (3.83%) Administrator
12 66 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
13 62 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 55 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
15 54 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 52 (3.02%) Windows Engineer
17 51 (2.96%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.57%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.39%) Web Services
3 20 (1.16%) Middleware
4 19 (1.10%) Sensu
5 17 (0.99%) HTML
6 15 (0.87%) Kafka
6 15 (0.87%) REST
6 15 (0.87%) Spark Streaming
7 14 (0.81%) .NET
7 14 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (0.81%) XML
8 12 (0.70%) Node.js
9 7 (0.41%) Ajax
9 7 (0.41%) LAMP
10 6 (0.35%) SOAP
11 5 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.29%) JSON
12 4 (0.23%) XHTML
13 3 (0.17%) Software Packaging
14 2 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 328 (19.04%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
5 36 (2.09%) Clustering
6 35 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 35 (2.03%) Replication
7 34 (1.97%) Blackberry
7 34 (1.97%) NHS
8 30 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.63%) iPhone
10 27 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 25 (1.45%) PKI
13 24 (1.39%) Smartphone
14 21 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 20 (1.16%) iPad
16 18 (1.04%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.87%) BYOD
17 15 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 628 (36.45%) Windows
2 319 (18.51%) Windows Server
3 224 (13.00%) Linux
4 192 (11.14%) Windows 7
5 171 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 163 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 104 (6.04%) Windows 10
8 94 (5.46%) Unix
9 62 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 49 (2.84%) Windows 8
11 48 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 44 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (2.38%) Windows XP
14 36 (2.09%) CentOS
15 28 (1.63%) Android
16 27 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 20 (1.16%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.81%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.70%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (16.48%) ITIL
2 169 (9.81%) Migration
3 129 (7.49%) Network Design
4 125 (7.25%) Project Management
5 117 (6.79%) PRINCE2
6 98 (5.69%) Network Management
7 97 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 90 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (4.88%) Information Security
10 77 (4.47%) Change Management
11 76 (4.41%) DevOps
11 76 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 68 (3.95%) Service Management
14 66 (3.83%) Network Monitoring
15 60 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (3.31%) Patch Management
16 57 (3.31%) Presales
17 56 (3.25%) Configuration Management
18 51 (2.96%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 127 (7.37%) SQL
2 78 (4.53%) PowerShell
3 76 (4.41%) Python
4 51 (2.96%) Java
5 40 (2.32%) Shell Script
6 35 (2.03%) Perl
7 33 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.68%) C
9 20 (1.16%) PHP
10 16 (0.93%) VBScript
11 11 (0.64%) VB
12 10 (0.58%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.58%) Ruby
13 9 (0.52%) C++
14 7 (0.41%) Groovy
15 6 (0.35%) VBA
16 2 (0.12%) Korn
17 1 (0.058%) C#
17 1 (0.058%) Scala
17 1 (0.058%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 380 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (16.77%) Security Cleared
3 238 (13.81%) CCNP
4 198 (11.49%) SC Cleared
5 184 (10.68%) CCNA
6 125 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 114 (6.62%) CCIE
8 94 (5.46%) Degree
9 82 (4.76%) DV Cleared
9 82 (4.76%) MCSE
10 59 (3.42%) MCP
11 34 (1.97%) MCDST
12 32 (1.86%) JNCIA
13 31 (1.80%) CCDP
14 30 (1.74%) MCSA
14 30 (1.74%) PMP
15 28 (1.63%) CCSE
16 27 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 26 (1.51%) CCSA
18 24 (1.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.51%) SLA
2 25 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.16%) PMO
5 14 (0.81%) QA
6 11 (0.64%) GDPR
7 10 (0.58%) RMADS
8 9 (0.52%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.46%) MiFID
9 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.17%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.17%) FATCA
11 3 (0.17%) IFRS
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.058%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.058%) PMBOK
System Software
1 479 (27.80%) Active Directory
2 232 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.54%) vSphere
5 60 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (2.50%) XenApp
7 28 (1.63%) Samba
8 26 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.22%) VMware NSX
11 20 (1.16%) Docker
12 16 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.87%) Apache Flume
13 15 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.70%) Firmware
15 11 (0.64%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.58%) NFS
16 10 (0.58%) XenServer
17 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
18 7 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 122 (7.08%) SCCM
2 47 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (2.03%) Ansible
4 29 (1.68%) SCOM
5 28 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 24 (1.39%) Nessus
7 23 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 23 (1.33%) WSUS
8 22 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 20 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (1.10%) Kubernetes
11 16 (0.93%) Nagios
11 16 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.93%) Puppet
12 15 (0.87%) Prometheus
13 13 (0.75%) Nmap
13 13 (0.75%) QRadar
14 11 (0.64%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.64%) WMI
15 10 (0.58%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 760 (44.11%) Cisco
2 398 (23.10%) Microsoft
3 353 (20.49%) VMware
4 204 (11.84%) Juniper
5 194 (11.26%) Citrix
6 161 (9.34%) CheckPoint
7 159 (9.23%) HP
8 103 (5.98%) F5
9 101 (5.86%) SolarWinds
10 69 (4.00%) Palo Alto
11 66 (3.83%) Dell
12 63 (3.66%) Riverbed
13 62 (3.60%) Fortinet
13 62 (3.60%) Oracle
14 60 (3.48%) Apple
15 48 (2.79%) Splunk
16 47 (2.73%) Avaya
16 47 (2.73%) Red Hat
17 44 (2.55%) Blue Coat
18 40 (2.32%) Mitel