Period
to 18 January 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 18 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 52 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 +53
Contract jobs citing LAN 45 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.91% 3.20% 4.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 14.47% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £287 £195 £196
90th Percentile £403 £500 £484
East of England median daily rate £356 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% -13.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 - £21.00
10th Percentile £15.79 - £14.50
90th Percentile £28.12 - £23.41
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £24.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.41% +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 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 270 311 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.46% 22.14% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 160 123
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
10th Percentile £192 £195 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £548
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 10 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £36.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.92% +74.29% +28.83%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £30.95 £44.53 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £34.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -18.84% +15.00% +22.45%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 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
Stevenage 0 18 £338 +73.08% 3
Watford -4 10 £369 +15.23% 3
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - - 2
St Albans -2 1 £300 -
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 23 (51.11%) WAN
3 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 21 (46.67%) Firewall
5 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (42.22%) Juniper
7 15 (33.33%) VPN
8 13 (28.89%) ITIL
9 12 (26.67%) CCNA
10 11 (24.44%) CCNP
10 11 (24.44%) VMware
10 11 (24.44%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (22.22%) Wireless
11 10 (22.22%) VLAN
12 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.00%) Network Security
12 9 (20.00%) Network Management
12 9 (20.00%) Migration
12 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (13.33%) DNS
14 6 (13.33%) DHCP
14 6 (13.33%) Windows
14 6 (13.33%) WLAN
14 6 (13.33%) Broadband
14 6 (13.33%) ISDN
14 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
15 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) WAN
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 15 (33.33%) VPN
4 10 (22.22%) VLAN
4 10 (22.22%) Wireless
5 9 (20.00%) Network Security
6 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
6 8 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (13.33%) Broadband
7 6 (13.33%) DHCP
7 6 (13.33%) DNS
7 6 (13.33%) ISDN
7 6 (13.33%) WLAN
8 5 (11.11%) BGP
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (11.11%) OSPF
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.89%) VoIP
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Retail
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Network Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Network Support
5 5 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Support
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) Network Management
4 5 (11.11%) Network Design
4 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) Change Control
5 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.67%) Information Security
6 3 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.44%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 1 (2.22%) Line Management
8 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (26.67%) CCNA
5 11 (24.44%) CCNP
6 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.11%) CCDP
7 5 (11.11%) JNCIS
8 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (6.67%) CCIE
9 3 (6.67%) CCSA
10 2 (4.44%) Degree
11 1 (2.22%) HNC
11 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) Juniper
3 11 (24.44%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 5 (11.11%) Brocade
4 5 (11.11%) Forcepoint
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.89%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.89%) Mitel
6 3 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (6.67%) Remedy
6 3 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle