Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 131 109
Rank change year-on-year -46 -22 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,444 1,708 2,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 2.02% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 14.24% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 1,120 1,261
England median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £150 £195 £213
90th Percentile £563 £556 £585
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -2.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 118 124
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -15.98% +5.63%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.00 £12.54
90th Percentile £38.89 £55.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% -13.95% +7.50%

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 12,269 11,993 14,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 14.21% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,586 7,340 8,659
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 657 636
England median hourly rate £19.51 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -14.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.67 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.34% -11.00% +11.11%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -14 628 £400 - 154
South East -67 302 £390 +0.65% 94
North of England -63 179 £335 -16.25% 126
Midlands -47 137 £361 +11.15% 64
North West -51 105 £343 -4.86% 80
South West -2 101 £325 +12.07% 45
East of England -18 96 £340 +8.80% 43
West Midlands -43 88 £413 +10.00% 37
Yorkshire -28 58 £335 -16.25% 36
East Midlands -15 46 £300 +2.13% 27
North East -27 16 £250 -40.48% 10
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1,171 (81.09%) WAN
2 691 (47.85%) Cisco
3 541 (37.47%) Firewall
4 477 (33.03%) Windows
5 394 (27.29%) Cisco Certification
6 335 (23.20%) Active Directory
7 314 (21.75%) Data Centre
8 307 (21.26%) Microsoft
9 269 (18.63%) VMware
10 267 (18.49%) ITIL
11 255 (17.66%) VPN
12 251 (17.38%) CCNP
13 245 (16.97%) DNS
14 234 (16.20%) Wireless
15 221 (15.30%) Windows Server
16 210 (14.54%) CCNA
16 210 (14.54%) TCP/IP
17 205 (14.20%) MPLS
18 201 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 195 (13.50%) Security Cleared
20 194 (13.43%) DHCP
21 187 (12.95%) Office 365
22 186 (12.88%) Juniper
23 181 (12.53%) Migration
24 168 (11.63%) Finance
25 162 (11.22%) Network Security
26 158 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
27 154 (10.66%) Citrix
28 148 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
28 148 (10.25%) Windows 7

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
1 111 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 52 (3.60%) IIS
3 50 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (2.91%) Skype for Business
5 39 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.55%) CMS
9 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.35%) Apache
10 5 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.35%) JBoss
10 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 148 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) Houdini
6 2 (0.14%) Maya
6 2 (0.14%) NUKE
6 2 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.42%) RMDS
2 2 (0.14%) Relativity
3 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.069%) Magento
3 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 187 (12.95%) Office 365
2 136 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.77%) IaaS
5 35 (2.42%) PaaS
6 30 (2.08%) SaaS
7 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.42%) G Suite
11 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.14%) Akamai
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.069%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1,171 (81.09%) WAN
2 541 (37.47%) Firewall
3 255 (17.66%) VPN
4 245 (16.97%) DNS
5 234 (16.20%) Wireless
6 210 (14.54%) TCP/IP
7 205 (14.20%) MPLS
8 194 (13.43%) DHCP
9 162 (11.22%) Network Security
10 158 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
11 138 (9.56%) Cisco ASA
11 138 (9.56%) VoIP
12 137 (9.49%) Internet
13 132 (9.14%) VLAN
14 131 (9.07%) BGP
15 119 (8.24%) SAN
16 116 (8.03%) OSPF
17 114 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 110 (7.62%) WLAN
19 70 (4.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.48%) MySQL
5 6 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.21%) BigQuery
7 3 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.14%) Big Data
8 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.14%) HBase
8 2 (0.14%) MS Access
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.069%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.48%) JIRA
3 7 (0.48%) Subversion
4 6 (0.42%) JMeter
5 5 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.35%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.21%) Selenium
7 3 (0.21%) SilkTest
7 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.14%) Hudson
8 2 (0.14%) JUnit
8 2 (0.14%) Maven
8 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.14%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.069%) MSI
9 1 (0.069%) NUnit
General
1 168 (11.63%) Finance
2 133 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.02%) Banking
4 44 (3.05%) Retail
5 35 (2.42%) Legal
6 19 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.04%) Back Office
7 15 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.76%) Law
9 10 (0.69%) Advertising
9 10 (0.69%) Local Government
9 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.55%) French Language
11 6 (0.42%) Marketing
12 5 (0.35%) Automotive
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
12 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.21%) Electronics
13 3 (0.21%) Games
13 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 377 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 222 (15.37%) Architect
3 152 (10.53%) Analyst
4 125 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 108 (7.48%) Project Manager
6 103 (7.13%) Network Architect
7 95 (6.58%) Desktop Support
8 94 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 79 (5.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 79 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 71 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
11 66 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
12 64 (4.43%) Security Architect
13 56 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
13 56 (3.88%) Support Analyst
14 48 (3.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 43 (2.98%) IT Support
16 41 (2.84%) Network Manager
17 40 (2.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 38 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.42%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.25%) Middleware
3 15 (1.04%) Web Services
4 11 (0.76%) LDAP
5 10 (0.69%) HTML
6 9 (0.62%) XML
7 8 (0.55%) JSON
8 7 (0.48%) .NET
9 6 (0.42%) MAPI
10 5 (0.35%) LAMP
11 4 (0.28%) CSS
11 4 (0.28%) Node.js
11 4 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.28%) SOAP
11 4 (0.28%) WAP
12 3 (0.21%) Ajax
12 3 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.21%) LINQ
12 3 (0.21%) Velocity
12 3 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 314 (21.75%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 40 (2.77%) Smartphone
6 38 (2.63%) NHS
7 34 (2.35%) Clustering
8 32 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (1.94%) PKI
10 23 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.39%) Replication
13 18 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.11%) iPhone
15 14 (0.97%) Computer Science
16 13 (0.90%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.76%) iPad
18 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
18 8 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 477 (33.03%) Windows
2 221 (15.30%) Windows Server
3 148 (10.25%) Windows 7
4 122 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (6.86%) Linux
7 81 (5.61%) Windows 10
8 76 (5.26%) Unix
9 51 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.49%) Windows 8
10 36 (2.49%) Windows XP
11 29 (2.01%) Apple iOS
12 23 (1.59%) Android
12 23 (1.59%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.45%) Solaris
14 19 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.76%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.69%) CentOS
16 10 (0.69%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (18.49%) ITIL
2 181 (12.53%) Migration
3 128 (8.86%) Project Management
4 124 (8.59%) Network Design
5 113 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
6 87 (6.02%) Network Management
7 82 (5.68%) Change Management
8 79 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 78 (5.40%) PRINCE2
10 73 (5.06%) Load Balancing
11 70 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
13 63 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (4.02%) Incident Management
15 57 (3.95%) Information Security
15 57 (3.95%) Service Management
16 53 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
17 52 (3.60%) Network Architecture
18 50 (3.46%) SIEM
19 48 (3.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 83 (5.75%) PowerShell
2 77 (5.33%) SQL
3 65 (4.50%) Python
4 32 (2.22%) Perl
5 29 (2.01%) Java
6 22 (1.52%) C
7 17 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.62%) C#
10 9 (0.62%) VBA
10 9 (0.62%) VBScript
11 8 (0.55%) PHP
11 8 (0.55%) Ruby
12 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.21%) R
14 2 (0.14%) C++
14 2 (0.14%) VB
15 1 (0.069%) Korn
15 1 (0.069%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 394 (27.29%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (17.38%) CCNP
3 210 (14.54%) CCNA
4 195 (13.50%) Security Cleared
5 128 (8.86%) SC Cleared
6 95 (6.58%) CCIE
7 94 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (4.85%) Degree
9 60 (4.16%) DV Cleared
10 56 (3.88%) MCSE
11 47 (3.25%) MCP
12 42 (2.91%) CISSP
13 28 (1.94%) MCSA
14 27 (1.87%) CCDP
15 19 (1.32%) CCSA
16 17 (1.18%) CISM
16 17 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.18%) PMP
17 15 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.97%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.68%) SLA
2 28 (1.94%) GDPR
3 26 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.32%) PMO
5 16 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.55%) QA
8 5 (0.35%) RMADS
9 4 (0.28%) GAAP
10 3 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.21%) MiFID
11 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.14%) GxP
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.069%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.069%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.069%) SAS 70
System Software
1 335 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 201 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.82%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.63%) XenApp
5 37 (2.56%) vSphere
6 33 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.32%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (0.76%) Samba
11 10 (0.69%) Firmware
12 9 (0.62%) Docker
13 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.42%) XenServer
14 5 (0.35%) NFS
14 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 124 (8.59%) SCCM
2 36 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (2.01%) WSUS
4 24 (1.66%) SCOM
5 23 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 19 (1.32%) Ansible
8 16 (1.11%) FortiGate
9 15 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.90%) Puppet
12 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.69%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.62%) Nessus
14 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.55%) Cacti
15 8 (0.55%) Opsview
16 7 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
16 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
16 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 691 (47.85%) Cisco
2 307 (21.26%) Microsoft
3 269 (18.63%) VMware
4 186 (12.88%) Juniper
5 154 (10.66%) Citrix
6 137 (9.49%) CheckPoint
7 118 (8.17%) HP
8 92 (6.37%) F5
9 70 (4.85%) SolarWinds
10 56 (3.88%) Fortinet
11 54 (3.74%) Palo Alto
12 51 (3.53%) Apple
13 50 (3.46%) Aruba
14 42 (2.91%) Meraki
15 40 (2.77%) Capita
15 40 (2.77%) Oracle
16 35 (2.42%) Avaya
17 33 (2.29%) Dell
18 32 (2.22%) Remedy
19 30 (2.08%) NetApp