Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 85 45
Rank change year-on-year -9 -40 +29
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.17% 1.91% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 11.76% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 30
Essex median daily rate £438 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% - -20.58%
10th Percentile £188 £134 £225
90th Percentile £547 £438 £343
East of England median daily rate £325 £370 £328
% change year-on-year -12.16% +12.98% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Essex median hourly rate - £13.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.06% -57.99% +73.91%

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 179 136 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.41% 16.21% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 108
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15% -10.34%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £209
90th Percentile £600 £588 £511
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Essex median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -60.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £25.35
90th Percentile £29.70 £37.20 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -36.00% -33.33% +17.19%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 - 3 - -
Basildon +4 2 £475 +65.22% 1
Colchester +1 2 £105 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £565 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (41.67%) Network Management
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (25.00%) Cacti
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Big Data
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) NetQoS
6 3 (25.00%) MariaDB
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Network Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) SNMP
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) PHP
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) CA
6 3 (25.00%) Extranet

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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) Extranet
2 3 (25.00%) SNMP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
1 3 (25.00%) MariaDB
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Mocha
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Network Management
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PHP
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) CCDA
2 1 (8.33%) CCDP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cacti
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CA
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) NetQoS
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Mercator
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds