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 3 months to 25 April 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)
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 49 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.00% 0.47% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 4.26% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Median daily rate £325 £175 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -57.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £347
% change year-on-year +4.60% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +16.88%  

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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 83 47 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.80% 11.08% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 54
Median daily rate £425 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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
Colchester +4 2 £325 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for LAN.

1 17 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Internet
4 6 (35.29%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
5 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity Management
5 5 (29.41%) CISM
5 5 (29.41%) SSCP
5 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
5 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Data Security
5 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (29.41%) Information Security
5 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
5 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
5 5 (29.41%) CISSP
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) SSL
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) FTP
6 4 (23.53%) SMTP

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 (11.76%) GroupWise
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) BGP
3 6 (35.29%) Internet
3 6 (35.29%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) SSL
4 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) FTP
5 4 (23.53%) IMAP
5 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) LDAP
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) SMTP
6 3 (17.65%) Extranet
7 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Officer
3 4 (23.53%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) LAN Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
2 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
2 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
2 5 (29.41%) Data Security
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISM
1 5 (29.41%) CISSP
1 5 (29.41%) SSCP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Novell
2 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
2 2 (11.76%) Zeacom
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard