Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 146 116
Rank change year-on-year -15 -30 -16
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,613 1,670 2,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.85% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 13.41% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 1,060 1,315
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £163 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £588
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 110 82
England median hourly rate £23.08 £17.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.25% -14.06% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.23 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.14 £43.08 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.01% -1.70% +11.11%

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 12,506 12,456 15,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.79% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,636 7,604 9,315
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 672 716
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -20.96% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.30
% change year-on-year +5.26% -21.81% +21.50%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -1 629 £400 +5.26% 134
South East -16 363 £400 +3.23% 116
North of England +14 264 £361 -2.86% 119
North West +25 168 £350 - 66
Midlands -54 140 £300 -20.00% 65
East of England -29 120 £335 -9.15% 44
South West -42 94 £324 +3.71% 55
West Midlands -77 78 £300 -22.58% 45
Yorkshire -40 65 £406 +14.04% 40
East Midlands +19 62 £300 +7.14% 20
North East -8 31 £318 -33.16% 13
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 1,321 (81.90%) WAN
2 763 (47.30%) Cisco
3 632 (39.18%) Firewall
4 560 (34.72%) Windows
5 434 (26.91%) Cisco Certification
6 407 (25.23%) Microsoft
7 375 (23.25%) Active Directory
8 371 (23.00%) ITIL
9 326 (20.21%) VPN
10 320 (19.84%) VMware
11 289 (17.92%) TCP/IP
12 282 (17.48%) Data Centre
13 277 (17.17%) Wireless
14 268 (16.62%) DNS
15 261 (16.18%) Windows Server
16 255 (15.81%) Security Cleared
17 246 (15.25%) Finance
18 243 (15.07%) CCNP
19 230 (14.26%) CCNA
20 223 (13.83%) MPLS
21 217 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
22 211 (13.08%) Juniper
22 211 (13.08%) Network Security
23 203 (12.59%) Office 365
24 193 (11.97%) WLAN
25 192 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
26 178 (11.04%) Migration
26 178 (11.04%) VoIP
26 178 (11.04%) SC Cleared
27 175 (10.85%) Microsoft Office

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
1 125 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 56 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 49 (3.04%) Skype for Business
5 38 (2.36%) IIS
6 27 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 11 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.56%) Apache
9 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.56%) Site Server
10 8 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.37%) Quickr
13 4 (0.25%) Confluence
13 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 175 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.062%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.062%) Magento
4 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.062%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 203 (12.59%) Office 365
2 168 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.17%) IaaS
5 23 (1.43%) PaaS
6 21 (1.30%) SaaS
7 20 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.50%) G Suite
9 8 (0.50%) GitHub
10 7 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.31%) Akamai
11 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.31%) Serverless
12 4 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.19%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,321 (81.90%) WAN
2 632 (39.18%) Firewall
3 326 (20.21%) VPN
4 289 (17.92%) TCP/IP
5 277 (17.17%) Wireless
6 268 (16.62%) DNS
7 223 (13.83%) MPLS
8 211 (13.08%) Network Security
9 193 (11.97%) WLAN
10 192 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
11 178 (11.04%) VoIP
12 170 (10.54%) DHCP
13 168 (10.42%) OSPF
14 160 (9.92%) BGP
15 133 (8.25%) SAN
16 132 (8.18%) Internet
17 124 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
18 123 (7.63%) VLAN
19 122 (7.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 104 (6.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (1.12%) Big Data
3 18 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.74%) MySQL
4 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.25%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.25%) Redis
8 3 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.19%) DB2
8 3 (0.19%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.12%) MS Access
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 18 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.81%) JIRA
4 11 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.56%) Subversion
6 6 (0.37%) JMeter
6 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.31%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.19%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Hudson
9 2 (0.12%) Mocha
9 2 (0.12%) MSI
9 2 (0.12%) Selenium
9 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.062%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.062%) SpecFlow
General
1 246 (15.25%) Finance
2 165 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.16%) Banking
4 46 (2.85%) Retail
5 31 (1.92%) Law
6 29 (1.80%) Legal
7 20 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.62%) Back Office
12 9 (0.56%) Advertising
12 9 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.43%) Marketing
14 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.31%) Games
14 5 (0.31%) German Language
14 5 (0.31%) Publishing
15 4 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 407 (25.23%) Network Engineer
2 215 (13.33%) Analyst
3 168 (10.42%) Architect
4 138 (8.56%) Support Engineer
5 105 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 103 (6.39%) Project Manager
7 96 (5.95%) Desktop Support
8 95 (5.89%) Network Architect
9 89 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
10 76 (4.71%) IT Support
11 71 (4.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 70 (4.34%) Senior Network Engineer
13 69 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 68 (4.22%) Consultant
15 67 (4.15%) Support Analyst
16 61 (3.78%) Security Engineer
17 58 (3.60%) Network Analyst
18 53 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
18 53 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
19 51 (3.16%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.72%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.80%) Middleware
3 18 (1.12%) Web Services
4 15 (0.93%) HTML
5 14 (0.87%) CSS
6 13 (0.81%) LDAP
7 12 (0.74%) SAML
8 11 (0.68%) OAuth
8 11 (0.68%) OpenID
9 8 (0.50%) .NET
10 7 (0.43%) REST
11 6 (0.37%) LAMP
12 5 (0.31%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.31%) React
13 4 (0.25%) Sensu
13 4 (0.25%) XMPP
14 3 (0.19%) jQuery
14 3 (0.19%) JSON
14 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 282 (17.48%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.47%) Smartphone
4 51 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
6 48 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.36%) Clustering
8 34 (2.11%) iPhone
9 27 (1.67%) iPad
10 25 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.55%) Fat Client
10 25 (1.55%) NHS
10 25 (1.55%) Thin Client
11 24 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.43%) PKI
13 20 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.12%) Replication
15 17 (1.05%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 560 (34.72%) Windows
2 261 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 173 (10.73%) Windows 7
4 152 (9.42%) Linux
5 145 (8.99%) Windows 10
6 126 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 105 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (5.08%) Unix
9 45 (2.79%) Windows 8
10 43 (2.67%) Android
11 42 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 36 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 33 (2.05%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.24%) Solaris
16 13 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.56%) CentOS
18 8 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (23.00%) ITIL
2 178 (11.04%) Migration
3 150 (9.30%) Project Management
4 137 (8.49%) Network Design
5 135 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 112 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (6.94%) Service Management
7 105 (6.51%) Network Management
8 96 (5.95%) Service Delivery
9 92 (5.70%) Load Balancing
10 84 (5.21%) Change Management
11 75 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
12 74 (4.59%) Network Architecture
13 70 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (3.84%) High Availability
15 61 (3.78%) Information Security
16 60 (3.72%) PRINCE2
17 59 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 58 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
19 57 (3.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (6.82%) SQL
2 88 (5.46%) PowerShell
3 57 (3.53%) Python
4 26 (1.61%) C
4 26 (1.61%) Perl
5 19 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 17 (1.05%) Java
7 11 (0.68%) PHP
8 10 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.62%) VBScript
9 8 (0.50%) VB
10 5 (0.31%) C#
10 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.25%) Scala
12 3 (0.19%) Korn
12 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.12%) R
13 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.12%) VBA
14 1 (0.062%) C++
Qualifications
1 434 (26.91%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (15.81%) Security Cleared
3 243 (15.07%) CCNP
4 230 (14.26%) CCNA
5 178 (11.04%) SC Cleared
6 79 (4.90%) CCIE
7 76 (4.71%) Degree
7 76 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 58 (3.60%) DV Cleared
9 47 (2.91%) MCSE
10 38 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.61%) MCSA
12 22 (1.36%) MCP
13 20 (1.24%) CCDP
14 18 (1.12%) CISSP
15 17 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.05%) JNCIS
16 16 (0.99%) CCSA
16 16 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.81%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.58%) SLA
2 30 (1.86%) QA
3 20 (1.24%) GDPR
4 17 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.74%) HIPAA
5 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.56%) FedRAMP
7 8 (0.50%) PMO
8 7 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.19%) GMP
9 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.12%) FISMA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.062%) GxP
11 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 375 (23.25%) Active Directory
2 217 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (2.29%) vSphere
6 27 (1.67%) BitLocker
7 24 (1.49%) XenApp
8 19 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 15 (0.93%) ProxySG
12 10 (0.62%) Docker
12 10 (0.62%) FreeRADIUS
13 9 (0.56%) Xen
14 8 (0.50%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.43%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.31%) KVM
16 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 142 (8.80%) SCCM
2 47 (2.91%) Cisco Prime
3 40 (2.48%) SCOM
4 38 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 36 (2.23%) WSUS
6 31 (1.92%) FortiGate
7 27 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 23 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
9 21 (1.30%) Ansible
10 18 (1.12%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.99%) AirWatch
11 16 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (0.81%) Puppet
14 12 (0.74%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.68%) CASB
15 11 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
16 9 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 763 (47.30%) Cisco
2 407 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 320 (19.84%) VMware
4 211 (13.08%) Juniper
5 152 (9.42%) CheckPoint
6 151 (9.36%) Citrix
7 143 (8.87%) HP
8 128 (7.94%) F5
9 93 (5.77%) Palo Alto
10 83 (5.15%) SolarWinds
11 81 (5.02%) McAfee
12 76 (4.71%) Aruba
13 68 (4.22%) Oracle
14 50 (3.10%) Apple
14 50 (3.10%) Meraki
15 48 (2.98%) NetApp
16 41 (2.54%) Fortinet
17 39 (2.42%) Mitel
17 39 (2.42%) Riverbed
18 35 (2.17%) Blue Coat