Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 55 72
Rank change year-on-year -21 +17 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.10% 3.64% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.96% 20.86% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 6
Essex median daily rate £300 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.56% -12.86%
10th Percentile £209 £216 £247
90th Percentile £593 £425 £510
East of England median daily rate £355 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +9.23% -10.34% +31.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Essex median hourly rate £12.00 £29.61 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.47% +169.18% -22.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £29.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.00 £29.61 £27.30
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £24.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -29.59% +40.00% -28.21%

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 108 139 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.17% 17.44% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 100 76
Essex median daily rate £435 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £159 £200 £231
90th Percentile £600 £568 £569
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Essex median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +15.41% +5.46%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.00 £45.41
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £34.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -18.25% +14.17% +22.45%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Basildon +2 3 £300 -7.69%
Colchester - 2 £563 - 4
Harlow +1 1 £375 -16.67%
Chelmsford -2 1 - -
Chigwell - 1 £225 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for LAN.

1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) CCNA
4 5 (35.71%) WLAN
4 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) CCA
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) MCP
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) MCSE
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) SmokePing
7 2 (14.29%) Meraki
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (14.29%) F5

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) WLAN
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) MRTG
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless Security
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) FTP
7 1 (7.14%) NAS
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Secure Coding
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) CCA
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MCP
4 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (14.29%) CCNP
5 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cacti
1 2 (14.29%) SmokePing
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Meraki
3 2 (14.29%) Polycom
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Aruba
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix