Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 151 120
Rank change year-on-year -10 -31 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,629 1,738 2,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.73% 1.84% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 13.39% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1,051 1,321
England median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £162 £158 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 118 89
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.13% -17.26% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.24 £12.56
90th Percentile £46.04 £41.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.33 £18.60 £21.00
% change year-on-year +25.40% -11.43% +6.33%

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 12,400 12,978 14,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 13.73% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,502 7,983 9,124
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 680 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.35 £46.58 £46.78
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 0 618 £400 +6.67% 131
South East +1 384 £390 +4.00% 102
North of England +31 276 £361 +3.04% 129
North West +40 168 £366 +4.64% 70
Midlands -55 138 £325 -7.14% 59
East of England -34 111 £325 -10.03% 57
South West -49 98 £350 +12.00% 36
West Midlands -80 76 £355 -5.33% 33
Yorkshire -27 68 £395 +14.49% 47
East Midlands +18 62 £313 +4.17% 26
North East +24 40 £310 -22.50% 12
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,334 (81.89%) WAN
2 773 (47.45%) Cisco
3 651 (39.96%) Firewall
4 621 (38.12%) Windows
5 426 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
6 422 (25.91%) Active Directory
7 406 (24.92%) Microsoft
8 343 (21.06%) VPN
9 340 (20.87%) VMware
10 329 (20.20%) ITIL
11 325 (19.95%) TCP/IP
12 306 (18.78%) Wireless
13 289 (17.74%) Windows Server
14 280 (17.19%) Data Centre
15 278 (17.07%) DNS
16 269 (16.51%) CCNP
17 240 (14.73%) Security Cleared
18 234 (14.36%) Office 365
19 220 (13.51%) CCNA
19 220 (13.51%) MPLS
20 218 (13.38%) WLAN
21 216 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 212 (13.01%) Finance
23 207 (12.71%) OSPF
23 207 (12.71%) Network Security
24 202 (12.40%) BGP
25 199 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
26 192 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
27 191 (11.72%) Juniper
28 190 (11.66%) VoIP

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
1 123 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 54 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 33 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.41%) IIS
7 13 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 12 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.31%) Apache
13 5 (0.31%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.31%) CMS
13 5 (0.31%) Quickr
13 5 (0.31%) Site Server
13 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 199 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.061%) HipChat
7 1 (0.061%) Houdini
7 1 (0.061%) Maya
7 1 (0.061%) NUKE
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Eikon
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.061%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.061%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.061%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.061%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 234 (14.36%) Office 365
2 192 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.52%) IaaS
5 27 (1.66%) PaaS
6 25 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.23%) SaaS
10 16 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.68%) Sumo Logic
12 8 (0.49%) G Suite
13 7 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.43%) GitHub
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.25%) GoToWebinar
15 4 (0.25%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,334 (81.89%) WAN
2 651 (39.96%) Firewall
3 343 (21.06%) VPN
4 325 (19.95%) TCP/IP
5 306 (18.78%) Wireless
6 278 (17.07%) DNS
7 220 (13.51%) MPLS
8 218 (13.38%) WLAN
9 207 (12.71%) Network Security
9 207 (12.71%) OSPF
10 202 (12.40%) BGP
11 190 (11.66%) VoIP
12 186 (11.42%) DHCP
13 151 (9.27%) Wi-Fi
14 132 (8.10%) Internet
15 130 (7.98%) SAN
16 126 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 123 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
18 120 (7.37%) VLAN
19 104 (6.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.41%) Big Data
3 20 (1.23%) MySQL
4 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.31%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.31%) HBase
9 5 (0.31%) Mahout
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.31%) Redis
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.31%) Sqoop
10 4 (0.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 19 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.49%) JIRA
5 5 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.12%) Mocha
7 2 (0.12%) MSI
7 2 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.061%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.061%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.061%) Hudson
8 1 (0.061%) Maven
8 1 (0.061%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.061%) SonarQube
General
1 212 (13.01%) Finance
2 139 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.13%) Retail
4 49 (3.01%) Banking
5 43 (2.64%) Law
6 25 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.41%) Legal
8 15 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.55%) Back Office
11 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.43%) Publishing
13 6 (0.37%) Advertising
13 6 (0.37%) Marketing
14 5 (0.31%) Games
15 4 (0.25%) German Language
15 4 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 430 (26.40%) Network Engineer
2 202 (12.40%) Analyst
3 171 (10.50%) Architect
4 136 (8.35%) Support Engineer
5 110 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 95 (5.83%) Desktop Support
7 91 (5.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 91 (5.59%) Network Architect
7 91 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 77 (4.73%) Consultant
9 74 (4.54%) IT Support
10 71 (4.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 71 (4.36%) Support Analyst
11 68 (4.17%) Security Engineer
12 62 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
13 57 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
15 47 (2.89%) IT Engineer
15 47 (2.89%) Network Analyst
16 46 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.96%) Middleware
3 31 (1.90%) Web Services
4 24 (1.47%) HTML
5 14 (0.86%) CSS
6 11 (0.68%) SAML
7 10 (0.61%) OAuth
7 10 (0.61%) OpenID
7 10 (0.61%) REST
8 9 (0.55%) .NET
9 8 (0.49%) CGI
10 6 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.37%) LDAP
10 6 (0.37%) React
11 5 (0.31%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.31%) Sensu
11 5 (0.31%) XML
12 4 (0.25%) jQuery
12 4 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 280 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 75 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (3.19%) Smartphone
5 50 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.78%) Clustering
9 28 (1.72%) iPhone
10 27 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.60%) Blackberry
12 24 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 22 (1.35%) iPad
14 20 (1.23%) PKI
15 19 (1.17%) Fat Client
15 19 (1.17%) Handset
15 19 (1.17%) NHS
15 19 (1.17%) Thin Client
16 17 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 621 (38.12%) Windows
2 289 (17.74%) Windows Server
3 187 (11.48%) Windows 7
4 176 (10.80%) Linux
5 156 (9.58%) Windows 10
6 112 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 109 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (4.79%) Unix
9 50 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (2.89%) Android
11 41 (2.52%) Mac OS
12 37 (2.27%) Windows 8
13 36 (2.21%) Mac OS X
14 33 (2.03%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.10%) Solaris
17 16 (0.98%) CentOS
18 12 (0.74%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
20 6 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (20.20%) ITIL
2 176 (10.80%) Migration
3 146 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 127 (7.80%) Network Design
5 126 (7.73%) Project Management
6 107 (6.57%) Change Management
7 104 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 103 (6.32%) Service Management
9 99 (6.08%) Load Balancing
10 97 (5.95%) Network Management
11 89 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
12 81 (4.97%) Service Delivery
13 74 (4.54%) Information Security
14 70 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 68 (4.17%) Network Architecture
16 61 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
17 58 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 57 (3.50%) High Availability
19 54 (3.31%) DevOps
20 52 (3.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (6.57%) SQL
2 79 (4.85%) Python
3 76 (4.67%) PowerShell
4 43 (2.64%) Perl
5 23 (1.41%) C
5 23 (1.41%) Java
6 20 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 14 (0.86%) VB
8 13 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.74%) PHP
10 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.49%) VBScript
12 7 (0.43%) C++
13 5 (0.31%) Ruby
14 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.25%) Scala
15 3 (0.18%) Korn
16 2 (0.12%) R
16 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.061%) JCL
Qualifications
1 426 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (16.51%) CCNP
3 240 (14.73%) Security Cleared
4 220 (13.51%) CCNA
5 160 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 86 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 77 (4.73%) CCIE
8 73 (4.48%) Degree
9 57 (3.50%) DV Cleared
10 54 (3.31%) MCSE
11 33 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (1.84%) MCSA
13 24 (1.47%) CISSP
14 23 (1.41%) CCDP
15 22 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.35%) MCP
16 20 (1.23%) JNCIS
17 17 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.98%) CCSA
19 14 (0.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (6.26%) SLA
2 26 (1.60%) HIPAA
3 25 (1.53%) QA
4 21 (1.29%) FedRAMP
5 20 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.92%) GDPR
7 14 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.43%) PMO
10 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.18%) FISMA
11 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.12%) GMP
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.061%) GxP
13 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.061%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 422 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 216 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (2.39%) vSphere
6 30 (1.84%) BitLocker
7 21 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 20 (1.23%) XenApp
9 18 (1.10%) Xen
10 17 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.92%) Docker
12 14 (0.86%) KVM
12 14 (0.86%) NFS
12 14 (0.86%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.80%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
14 12 (0.74%) ProxySG
15 10 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.49%) Samba
17 6 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 146 (8.96%) SCCM
2 45 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (1.90%) Ansible
4 30 (1.84%) FortiGate
4 30 (1.84%) WSUS
5 28 (1.72%) SCOM
6 27 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 21 (1.29%) Puppet
9 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (1.04%) Nagios
10 16 (0.98%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.74%) CASB
13 11 (0.68%) Istio
14 10 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
15 9 (0.55%) AirWatch
15 9 (0.55%) Kibana
16 8 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 773 (47.45%) Cisco
2 406 (24.92%) Microsoft
3 340 (20.87%) VMware
4 191 (11.72%) Juniper
5 175 (10.74%) CheckPoint
6 150 (9.21%) Citrix
7 132 (8.10%) HP
8 130 (7.98%) F5
9 95 (5.83%) Palo Alto
10 84 (5.16%) Aruba
11 80 (4.91%) Oracle
11 80 (4.91%) SolarWinds
12 79 (4.85%) McAfee
13 60 (3.68%) Meraki
14 57 (3.50%) Riverbed
15 49 (3.01%) Fortinet
16 48 (2.95%) NetApp
17 47 (2.89%) Apple
18 45 (2.76%) Avaya
19 35 (2.15%) Google