Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 14 December 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)
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 80 42
Rank change year-on-year -19 -38 +29
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.21% 1.98% 4.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 12.20% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 35
Essex median daily rate £460 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% +9.09% -16.67%
10th Percentile £188 £194 £220
90th Percentile £560 £593 £358
East of England median daily rate £325 £351 £325
% change year-on-year -7.28% +7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -56.10% +115.35%
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £16.81 £29.61
% change year-on-year +45.79% -43.25% +37.56%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 173 123 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.11% 16.25% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 78 115
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -18.75%
10th Percentile £171 £149 £216
90th Percentile £600 £591 £517
East of England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Essex median hourly rate £14.75 £24.00 £34.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.54% -30.05% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.90
90th Percentile £21.23 £40.00 £42.93
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -54.17% +1.41% +20.34%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Essex

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Essex

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Essex over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Essex

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Essex

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Essex region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Brentwood - 6 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £543 - 2
Basildon +5 1 - -
Colchester -3 1 £105 -81.33%
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for LAN.

1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) SNMP
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) CA
2 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 4 (30.77%) Cacti
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Big Data
3 4 (30.77%) MariaDB
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) NetQoS
3 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) Extranet
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Network Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Mocha

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) SNMP
3 3 (23.08%) Extranet
4 1 (7.69%) APPN
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) SMTP
4 1 (7.69%) SNA
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
1 4 (30.77%) MariaDB
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Mocha
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) PHP Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Deskside Technician
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) APPC
2 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Analytics
1 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
2 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 3 (23.08%) Network Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PHP
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) RACF
2 1 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Cacti
3 2 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CA
3 4 (30.77%) NetQoS
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Mercator