Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 51 50
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +33
Contract jobs citing LAN 77 43 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.96% 3.11% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.99% 15.09% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 18
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +0.84%
10th Percentile £286 £247 £233
90th Percentile £548 £471 £488
East of England median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.77% +4.00% +11.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 - £21.53
10th Percentile £15.00 - £15.88
90th Percentile £32.25 - £28.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £34.81 £21.53
% change year-on-year -51.72% +61.70% -38.50%

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 321 285 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.70% 20.64% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 158 144
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £125 £245 £263
90th Percentile £535 £525 £546
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +39.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.15 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +5 21 £300 -33.33% 1
Watford +2 12 £341 +13.75%
Hemel Hempstead +1 5 £475 +26.67%
Hatfield - 5 £375 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £315 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 45 (58.44%) WAN
2 43 (55.84%) Security Cleared
3 42 (54.55%) Cisco
4 30 (38.96%) Firewall
5 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
6 25 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (28.57%) Juniper
7 22 (28.57%) DV Cleared
8 20 (25.97%) Windows
9 19 (24.68%) CCNP
10 18 (23.38%) VMware
11 17 (22.08%) ITIL
12 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
12 16 (20.78%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
13 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (18.18%) HP
15 12 (15.58%) Migration
15 12 (15.58%) Blue Coat
15 12 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (14.29%) Network Security
16 11 (14.29%) Network Management
16 11 (14.29%) VLAN
16 11 (14.29%) Wireless
16 11 (14.29%) SLA
16 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 11 (14.29%) VPN
17 10 (12.99%) WLAN
17 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.99%) CCIE

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 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (58.44%) WAN
2 30 (38.96%) Firewall
3 12 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (14.29%) Network Security
4 11 (14.29%) VLAN
4 11 (14.29%) VPN
4 11 (14.29%) Wireless
5 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.99%) WLAN
6 9 (11.69%) SNMP
6 9 (11.69%) VoIP
6 9 (11.69%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (10.39%) HTTP
7 8 (10.39%) SMTP
8 7 (9.09%) DHCP
8 7 (9.09%) DNS
8 7 (9.09%) TACACS
9 5 (6.49%) BGP
9 5 (6.49%) Broadband
9 5 (6.49%) OSPF
General
1 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Administrator
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Network Security Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Network Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Network Designer
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Network Support
7 4 (5.19%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) CCTV
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.39%) Linux
4 7 (9.09%) Unix
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.19%) HPUX
7 4 (5.19%) Solaris
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (15.58%) Migration
4 11 (14.29%) Network Management
5 9 (11.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (10.39%) Compliance Management
6 8 (10.39%) Server Virtualisation
7 7 (9.09%) Network Design
8 6 (7.79%) Information Security
8 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.79%) Project Management
9 5 (6.49%) Change Control
9 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.19%) Fault Management
10 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.19%) Service Design
11 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.90%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) C
3 4 (5.19%) Perl
3 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (55.84%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
3 25 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 19 (24.68%) CCNP
6 10 (12.99%) CCIE
6 10 (12.99%) CCNA
7 9 (11.69%) CCSA
8 7 (9.09%) CCSE
9 5 (6.49%) CCDP
9 5 (6.49%) JNCIS
9 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (3.90%) Degree
10 3 (3.90%) HNC
11 1 (1.30%) CCENT
11 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.19%) Samba
6 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.30%) XenApp
7 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.60%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) Cisco
2 22 (28.57%) Juniper
3 18 (23.38%) VMware
4 14 (18.18%) HP
5 12 (15.58%) Blue Coat
6 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
8 9 (11.69%) Citrix
8 9 (11.69%) Dell
9 7 (9.09%) F5
9 7 (9.09%) Mitel
9 7 (9.09%) Nokia
10 6 (7.79%) Veeam
11 5 (6.49%) Brocade
11 5 (6.49%) Forcepoint
12 4 (5.19%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (5.19%) Computacenter
12 4 (5.19%) Sun
13 3 (3.90%) Remedy
14 1 (1.30%) Apple