Period
to 27 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 -22 +35
Contract jobs citing LAN 37 42 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.52% 3.46% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 16.54% 29.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £198 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.90% -50.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £198 £130 £224
90th Percentile £384 £496 £538
East of England median daily rate £340 £313 £413
% change year-on-year +8.80% -24.24% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £31.38 £31.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +110.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £19.34 £30.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £32.21 £32.25 £21.21
East of England median hourly rate £22.38 £27.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year -17.30% +80.37% -62.50%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 253 254 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.20% 20.91% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 137 115
Hertfordshire median daily rate £343 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.47% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £175 £158 £260
90th Percentile £539 £560 £538
East of England median daily rate £361 £350 £386
% change year-on-year +3.21% -9.39% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 22
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.92 £31.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.81% +110.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £36.75 £49.60 £41.08
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.61 £37.75
% change year-on-year -40.90% -21.56% +54.08%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 27 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
Stevenage -7 13 £256 +31.41%
Watford -17 4 - - 5
Hatfield 0 3 £293 -28.22%
Welwyn Garden City -6 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -6 1 £425 - 1
St Albans - 1 £300 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 24 (64.86%) WAN
3 22 (59.46%) Firewall
4 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (43.24%) CCNA
6 13 (35.14%) ITIL
6 13 (35.14%) Juniper
7 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
7 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
8 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (27.03%) VPN
9 9 (24.32%) CCNP
9 9 (24.32%) Network Security
9 9 (24.32%) VMware
10 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (21.62%) VLAN
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (18.92%) HTTP
11 7 (18.92%) Wireless
11 7 (18.92%) Migration
12 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
12 6 (16.22%) VoIP
12 6 (16.22%) Windows
12 6 (16.22%) SQL
12 6 (16.22%) SLA

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Akamai
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) WAN
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 10 (27.03%) VPN
4 9 (24.32%) Network Security
5 8 (21.62%) VLAN
5 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (18.92%) HTTP
6 7 (18.92%) Wireless
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (16.22%) VoIP
8 5 (13.51%) SMTP
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (8.11%) IPsec
11 2 (5.41%) Broadband
11 2 (5.41%) DHCP
11 2 (5.41%) ISDN
11 2 (5.41%) SNMP
11 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Network Support
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Support
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) LINQ
3 1 (2.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.41%) CMDB
3 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) Animation
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (18.92%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security
5 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.81%) Network Management
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.11%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.41%) Network Design
7 2 (5.41%) NsoIT
7 2 (5.41%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNA
3 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) CCNP
5 4 (10.81%) CCIE
5 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.11%) CCENT
6 3 (8.11%) CCSA
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (8.11%) MCP
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.70%) MCSA
8 1 (2.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (8.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (8.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) Juniper
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
6 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) HP
7 4 (10.81%) Forcepoint
8 3 (8.11%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (8.11%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) F5
8 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.11%) Remedy
8 3 (8.11%) Veeam
9 2 (5.41%) Arista
9 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.41%) Zscaler
10 1 (2.70%) Tufin