Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 198 148 163
Rank change year-on-year -50 +15 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 776 566 1,478
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.77% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.73% 13.32% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 413 979
10th Percentile £185 £160 £171
25th Percentile £300 £213 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £504 £500 £500
90th Percentile £596 £587 £571
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 28 67
10th Percentile £12.89 £14.85 £14.30
25th Percentile £18.13 £18.19 £15.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -3.53%
75th Percentile £64.50 £31.13 £30.00
90th Percentile £69.95 £49.13 £47.10
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.92 £18.06
% change year-on-year -15.11% +43.53% -4.97%

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 6,613 4,250 10,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.45% 13.28% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,262 2,690 6,811
10th Percentile £246 £200 £200
25th Percentile £352 £321 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £448 £425
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% +5.35% -
75th Percentile £550 £540 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 193 487
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.01 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £26.81 £21.15
Median % change year-on-year -17.94% +26.76% +5.75%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £64.35 £50.00 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +18.42%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -56 253 £425 +13.33% 81
South East +4 198 £425 -5.56% 88
North of England -23 98 £385 +45.28% 103
Midlands -34 95 £375 +7.14% 80
South West +1 71 £400 -5.88% 44
West Midlands -33 70 £415 -3.77% 44
Yorkshire -10 46 £375 +16.28% 39
North West -39 40 £370 +48.00% 55
East of England -45 34 £320 -3.03% 28
East Midlands -21 27 £350 +59.09% 36
North East +3 13 £550 +233.39% 9
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 596 (76.80%) WAN
2 349 (44.97%) Cisco
3 301 (38.79%) Firewall
4 242 (31.19%) Windows
5 185 (23.84%) Active Directory
6 183 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
7 171 (22.04%) VMware
8 169 (21.78%) Microsoft
9 152 (19.59%) Data Centre
10 139 (17.91%) Azure
11 136 (17.53%) Social Skills
12 130 (16.75%) Microsoft 365
13 128 (16.49%) VPN
14 124 (15.98%) Wireless
15 119 (15.34%) CCNP
16 118 (15.21%) Security Cleared
17 114 (14.69%) TCP/IP
18 113 (14.56%) ITIL
19 105 (13.53%) Telecoms
20 102 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 97 (12.50%) DNS
22 96 (12.37%) CCNA
23 92 (11.86%) CheckPoint
24 91 (11.73%) Linux
25 86 (11.08%) Migration
26 82 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
27 81 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
28 80 (10.31%) Juniper
28 80 (10.31%) DHCP
28 80 (10.31%) Windows Server

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 44 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.99%) Confluence
3 30 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.45%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.64%) CMS
8 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.39%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 81 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 139 (17.91%) Azure
2 130 (16.75%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (9.15%) AWS
4 31 (3.99%) PaaS
5 26 (3.35%) GCP
6 25 (3.22%) IaaS
6 25 (3.22%) SaaS
7 17 (2.19%) OneDrive
8 16 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.93%) GitHub
10 12 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 11 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.42%) Yammer
12 6 (0.77%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.64%) Google Workspace
14 4 (0.52%) AWS CodeCommit
14 4 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (0.52%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 596 (76.80%) WAN
2 301 (38.79%) Firewall
3 128 (16.49%) VPN
4 124 (15.98%) Wireless
5 114 (14.69%) TCP/IP
6 97 (12.50%) DNS
7 82 (10.57%) Wi-Fi
8 80 (10.31%) DHCP
9 79 (10.18%) VoIP
10 75 (9.66%) Network Security
11 71 (9.15%) Internet
11 71 (9.15%) MPLS
12 70 (9.02%) WLAN
13 69 (8.89%) OSPF
14 68 (8.76%) BGP
15 59 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (7.22%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (7.22%) VLAN
17 50 (6.44%) SD-WAN
18 46 (5.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.06%) NoSQL
3 15 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.90%) MySQL
6 7 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.77%) HBase
8 4 (0.52%) DB2
9 3 (0.39%) Riak
10 2 (0.26%) Power BI
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.13%) Ingres
11 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 48 (6.19%) JIRA
2 33 (4.25%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (2.71%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.06%) Subversion
6 14 (1.80%) JUnit
6 14 (1.80%) LoadRunner
6 14 (1.80%) Maven
7 13 (1.68%) FishEye
7 13 (1.68%) Selenium
7 13 (1.68%) TestNG
8 12 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.52%) GitLab
10 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.39%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.26%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.26%) Rational Team Concert
13 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 136 (17.53%) Social Skills
2 105 (13.53%) Telecoms
3 79 (10.18%) Finance
4 62 (7.99%) Public Sector
5 36 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.25%) Documentation Skills
7 22 (2.84%) Presentation Skills
8 21 (2.71%) Banking
9 15 (1.93%) Back Office
10 12 (1.55%) Legal
10 12 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.03%) Marketing
13 6 (0.77%) Billing
14 5 (0.64%) Electronics
14 5 (0.64%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.64%) Law
14 5 (0.64%) Police
15 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 195 (25.13%) Network Engineer
2 127 (16.37%) Architect
3 78 (10.05%) Analyst
4 60 (7.73%) Network Architect
5 57 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 56 (7.22%) Support Engineer
7 48 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 41 (5.28%) Cisco Engineer
9 39 (5.03%) Infrastructure Manager
10 36 (4.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 32 (4.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 27 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (2.71%) Consultant
15 20 (2.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 20 (2.58%) IT Engineer
16 19 (2.45%) Desktop Support
17 18 (2.32%) Design Engineer
17 18 (2.32%) Network Manager
17 18 (2.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.35%) JSON
2 21 (2.71%) XML
3 20 (2.58%) 802.1X
4 16 (2.06%) Node.js
5 15 (1.93%) AngularJS
6 14 (1.80%) Middleware
7 13 (1.68%) Java EE
7 13 (1.68%) Java EE 5
7 13 (1.68%) Spring
8 11 (1.42%) Akka
9 8 (1.03%) LDAP
10 6 (0.77%) .NET
10 6 (0.77%) Web Services
11 5 (0.64%) SOAP
12 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.52%) EDI
12 4 (0.52%) HTML
12 4 (0.52%) SAML
12 4 (0.52%) Spine.js
12 4 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 152 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
3 30 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.45%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.32%) Replication
7 16 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.93%) PKI
9 14 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.55%) NHS
12 10 (1.29%) Clustering
12 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (1.29%) Tandem
13 7 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.90%) iPad
13 7 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.77%) BYOD
14 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 242 (31.19%) Windows
2 91 (11.73%) Linux
3 80 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 56 (7.22%) Windows 10
5 29 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (3.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (3.09%) Android
7 17 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.06%) Unix
9 15 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (1.42%) Mac OS
11 11 (1.42%) Solaris
12 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.56%) ITIL
2 86 (11.08%) Migration
3 78 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 76 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (9.28%) Project Management
6 66 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (7.99%) Network Design
8 60 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (5.15%) Network Management
11 38 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (4.38%) Customer Requirements
12 34 (4.38%) Project Delivery
13 31 (3.99%) Business Continuity
13 31 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (3.87%) Scrum
15 29 (3.74%) DevOps
16 28 (3.61%) Service Delivery
17 27 (3.48%) Network Architecture
18 26 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.93%) SQL
2 40 (5.15%) PowerShell
3 37 (4.77%) Python
4 33 (4.25%) Java
5 19 (2.45%) C++
6 18 (2.32%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.68%) Java 8
8 11 (1.42%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.29%) C
10 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.16%) Perl
11 8 (1.03%) R
12 5 (0.64%) C#
12 5 (0.64%) PHP
12 5 (0.64%) Ruby
13 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.39%) VB
14 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 183 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (15.34%) CCNP
3 118 (15.21%) Security Cleared
4 96 (12.37%) CCNA
5 76 (9.79%) SC Cleared
6 56 (7.22%) Degree
7 35 (4.51%) CCIE
8 30 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.71%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.19%) CCDP
11 14 (1.80%) CISSP
12 13 (1.68%) MCSE
13 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.42%) JNCIA
14 11 (1.42%) JNCIS
15 10 (1.29%) Master's Degree
16 9 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.16%) CCSP
16 9 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.51%) SLA
2 13 (1.68%) PMO
2 13 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (1.55%) QA
4 8 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.39%) GDPR
6 3 (0.39%) GRC
6 3 (0.39%) HL7
7 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.26%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.13%) DICOM
8 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.13%) JTAG
8 1 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 185 (23.84%) Active Directory
2 102 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.48%) Docker
5 23 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.06%) VMware NSX
7 15 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.93%) vSphere
8 12 (1.55%) KVM
8 12 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (1.42%) NFS
9 11 (1.42%) SRDF
9 11 (1.42%) Xen
10 9 (1.16%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.03%) Firmware
11 8 (1.03%) XenApp
12 7 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (8.12%) SCCM
2 46 (5.93%) Ansible
3 23 (2.96%) Terraform
4 19 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (2.45%) Puppet
5 15 (1.93%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.93%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 12 (1.55%) SCOM
8 10 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.03%) CASB
9 8 (1.03%) SCSM
9 8 (1.03%) WSUS
10 7 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.77%) vRealize
12 5 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 349 (44.97%) Cisco
2 171 (22.04%) VMware
3 169 (21.78%) Microsoft
4 92 (11.86%) CheckPoint
5 80 (10.31%) Juniper
6 72 (9.28%) F5
7 61 (7.86%) Meraki
8 56 (7.22%) Palo Alto
9 53 (6.83%) Citrix
10 48 (6.19%) SolarWinds
11 47 (6.06%) Fortinet
12 40 (5.15%) Aruba
13 29 (3.74%) McAfee
14 27 (3.48%) Oracle
15 22 (2.84%) HP
16 21 (2.71%) Riverbed
17 20 (2.58%) Apple
18 19 (2.45%) Dell
19 18 (2.32%) Blue Coat
19 18 (2.32%) Red Hat