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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 119 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 -26  
Contract jobs citing LAN 834 1000 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.01% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.76% 13.65% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 584 620
Median daily rate £375 £385 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £229 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 77
Median hourly rate £15.78 £20.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.04% -4.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £43.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -13.26%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6060 7327 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.52% 14.75% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4449 4027
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 309 403
Median hourly rate £23.95 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 265 £400 -11.11% 73
South East -4 231 £391 +15.07% 38
North West +35 73 £400 -1.23% 36
South West -20 60 £272 -27.46% 14
West Midlands +15 55 £371 +14.23% 16
East of England -26 55 £325 -21.21% 12
North East +9 35 £410 +42.48% 7
Yorkshire -13 29 £425 +41.66% 21
East Midlands +3 27 £300 +3.44% 8
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1440 (81.68%) WAN
2 952 (54.00%) Cisco
3 792 (44.92%) Firewall
4 613 (34.77%) Windows
5 541 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
6 428 (24.28%) Security Cleared
7 409 (23.20%) Microsoft
8 385 (21.84%) Data Centre
9 381 (21.61%) Active Directory
10 380 (21.55%) Wireless
11 372 (21.10%) SC Cleared
12 371 (21.04%) VPN
13 353 (20.02%) CCNP
14 350 (19.85%) TCP/IP
15 331 (18.77%) Juniper
16 327 (18.55%) VMware
17 321 (18.21%) DNS
18 317 (17.98%) ITIL
19 281 (15.94%) CCNA
20 266 (15.09%) CheckPoint
21 246 (13.95%) DHCP
22 233 (13.22%) Linux
23 227 (12.88%) Windows Server
24 222 (12.59%) Network Security
25 221 (12.54%) Network Design
26 212 (12.02%) Cisco ASA
27 203 (11.51%) VoIP
28 200 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
29 194 (11.00%) Citrix
29 194 (11.00%) MPLS

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 90 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 56 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.12%) IIS
4 54 (3.06%) Skype for Business
5 36 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (1.82%) Apache
7 23 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 9 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (0.45%) DataSynapse
12 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.40%) JBoss
14 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 148 (8.39%) MS Office
2 139 (7.88%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.057%) RMDS
4 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (6.47%) Office 365
3 111 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (3.12%) IaaS
5 29 (1.64%) PaaS
6 24 (1.36%) SaaS
7 14 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.40%) Yammer
11 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.28%) Akamai
12 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1440 (81.68%) WAN
2 792 (44.92%) Firewall
3 380 (21.55%) Wireless
4 371 (21.04%) VPN
5 350 (19.85%) TCP/IP
6 321 (18.21%) DNS
7 246 (13.95%) DHCP
8 222 (12.59%) Network Security
9 212 (12.02%) Cisco ASA
10 203 (11.51%) VoIP
11 194 (11.00%) MPLS
12 156 (8.85%) BGP
13 149 (8.45%) SAN
14 145 (8.22%) OSPF
15 139 (7.88%) WLAN
16 130 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 128 (7.26%) Internet
18 127 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
19 125 (7.09%) VLAN
20 97 (5.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.19%) MySQL
3 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 17 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.62%) HBase
5 11 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.62%) Redis
6 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.40%) Big Data
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.17%) DB2
11 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.02%) JIRA
2 11 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.17%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.11%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.11%) JMeter
10 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.057%) MSI
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.057%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 186 (10.55%) Finance
2 164 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.80%) Banking
4 50 (2.84%) Retail
5 27 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.36%) Legal
7 23 (1.30%) Back Office
8 15 (0.85%) Marketing
9 12 (0.68%) Advertising
9 12 (0.68%) Local Government
10 9 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.40%) Games
11 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.34%) French Language
13 5 (0.28%) Billing
13 5 (0.28%) Electronics
13 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.23%) Automotive
14 4 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 469 (26.60%) Network Engineer
2 254 (14.41%) Architect
3 199 (11.29%) Analyst
4 117 (6.64%) Support Engineer
5 109 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 104 (5.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 95 (5.39%) Network Architect
8 93 (5.28%) Infrastructure Architect
9 92 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 89 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 72 (4.08%) Network Analyst
12 64 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 61 (3.46%) Support Analyst
14 60 (3.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 56 (3.18%) Consultant
15 56 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
16 54 (3.06%) Desktop Support
17 50 (2.84%) Network Support
18 48 (2.72%) Administrator
18 48 (2.72%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 42 (2.38%) Web Services
3 39 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (1.87%) Middleware
5 16 (0.91%) HTML
5 16 (0.91%) XML
6 15 (0.85%) .NET
7 12 (0.68%) CSS
8 9 (0.51%) XMPP
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (0.45%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.45%) RESTful
9 8 (0.45%) XSLT
10 6 (0.34%) MFC
10 6 (0.34%) SOAP
10 6 (0.34%) WCF
10 6 (0.34%) XML Messaging
11 5 (0.28%) Leaflet
12 4 (0.23%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 385 (21.84%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 95 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 35 (1.99%) Clustering
6 33 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 32 (1.82%) NHS
8 24 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.36%) PKI
8 24 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.25%) Replication
10 21 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 18 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 16 (0.91%) Cyber Attack
14 15 (0.85%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.79%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 613 (34.77%) Windows
2 233 (13.22%) Linux
3 227 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 129 (7.32%) Unix
5 128 (7.26%) Windows 7
6 126 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 68 (3.86%) Windows 10
10 44 (2.50%) Windows XP
11 40 (2.27%) Android
12 36 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (1.87%) Solaris
14 32 (1.82%) Windows 8
15 22 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.51%) AIX
18 7 (0.40%) CentOS
18 7 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (17.98%) ITIL
2 221 (12.54%) Network Design
3 148 (8.39%) Migration
4 130 (7.37%) Service Management
5 119 (6.75%) Load Balancing
5 119 (6.75%) Project Management
6 102 (5.79%) Network Management
7 86 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 79 (4.48%) Change Management
8 79 (4.48%) Information Security
9 78 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
10 69 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 64 (3.63%) High Availability
13 63 (3.57%) DevOps
13 63 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 58 (3.29%) ITSM
15 57 (3.23%) Network Architecture
15 57 (3.23%) Problem Management
16 54 (3.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (4.71%) SQL
2 59 (3.35%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.59%) Java
4 25 (1.42%) Perl
4 25 (1.42%) Python
5 16 (0.91%) VBScript
6 15 (0.85%) C
7 14 (0.79%) C++
8 12 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.57%) C#
10 9 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.40%) VB
12 6 (0.34%) PHP
13 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.17%) Korn
15 2 (0.11%) Lisp
15 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.057%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.057%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.057%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 541 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
2 428 (24.28%) Security Cleared
3 372 (21.10%) SC Cleared
4 353 (20.02%) CCNP
5 281 (15.94%) CCNA
6 155 (8.79%) CCIE
7 100 (5.67%) Degree
8 90 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (4.54%) CCDP
10 68 (3.86%) JNCIA
11 65 (3.69%) MCSE
12 62 (3.52%) CCSE
13 59 (3.35%) CISSP
14 57 (3.23%) CCSA
14 57 (3.23%) DV Cleared
15 44 (2.50%) JNCIE
16 42 (2.38%) SANS
17 39 (2.21%) CCIP
17 39 (2.21%) SSCP
18 34 (1.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.33%) SLA
2 38 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.85%) PMO
6 10 (0.57%) QA
7 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 6 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) BS25999
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.057%) P3O
System Software
1 381 (21.61%) Active Directory
2 200 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.99%) vSphere
5 28 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 27 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.53%) XenApp
7 18 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.91%) Docker
10 14 (0.79%) Xen
11 13 (0.74%) KVM
12 12 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.68%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.62%) ProxySG
14 10 (0.57%) Firmware
14 10 (0.57%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.57%) NFS
14 10 (0.57%) SRDF
14 10 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 86 (4.88%) SCCM
2 75 (4.25%) FortiGate
3 41 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (1.76%) QRadar
5 28 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 26 (1.47%) Puppet
7 24 (1.36%) Ansible
8 21 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
9 18 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (0.96%) Nagios
10 17 (0.96%) Nessus
10 17 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.91%) AirWatch
11 16 (0.91%) Backup Exec
12 14 (0.79%) SCOM
12 14 (0.79%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (0.68%) WSUS
14 11 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.62%) Nmap
Vendors
1 952 (54.00%) Cisco
2 409 (23.20%) Microsoft
3 331 (18.77%) Juniper
4 327 (18.55%) VMware
5 266 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 194 (11.00%) Citrix
7 184 (10.44%) F5
8 151 (8.56%) HP
9 108 (6.13%) Palo Alto
10 91 (5.16%) Fortinet
11 79 (4.48%) SolarWinds
12 75 (4.25%) Oracle
12 75 (4.25%) Riverbed
13 71 (4.03%) Aruba
14 65 (3.69%) Apple
15 59 (3.35%) Intel Security
16 57 (3.23%) IBM
17 50 (2.84%) Dell
18 49 (2.78%) NetApp
19 46 (2.61%) Blue Coat
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago