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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 24 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21  
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.75% 5.59% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.47% 32.77% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 9
Median daily rate £325 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £287 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.38 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -12.75%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 113 119 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.25% 17.05% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 57
Median daily rate £365 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 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
Stevenage -2 4 £195 -16.84% 1
Watford +1 3 £130 - 2
Hatfield -15 2 £408 -18.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead +4 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 £325 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 34 (77.27%) WAN
2 22 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
4 20 (45.45%) Cisco
4 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 19 (43.18%) Firewall
6 18 (40.91%) Wireless
7 15 (34.09%) Juniper
8 13 (29.55%) CCNA
8 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
8 13 (29.55%) VPN
8 13 (29.55%) Network Security
8 13 (29.55%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (25.00%) Network Design
9 11 (25.00%) ITIL
9 11 (25.00%) Windows
10 10 (22.73%) Broadband
10 10 (22.73%) ISDN
11 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
12 8 (18.18%) CCNP
12 8 (18.18%) Network Management
13 6 (13.64%) SCCM
13 6 (13.64%) HP
13 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
14 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
14 5 (11.36%) WLAN
14 5 (11.36%) Linux
14 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (11.36%) Telecoms

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 3 (6.82%) IBM Notes
1 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (77.27%) WAN
2 19 (43.18%) Firewall
3 18 (40.91%) Wireless
4 13 (29.55%) Network Security
4 13 (29.55%) TCP/IP
4 13 (29.55%) VPN
5 10 (22.73%) Broadband
5 10 (22.73%) ISDN
6 5 (11.36%) WLAN
7 4 (9.09%) DHCP
7 4 (9.09%) DNS
7 4 (9.09%) Internet
7 4 (9.09%) SAN
8 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
8 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.55%) VoIP
10 1 (2.27%) ATM
10 1 (2.27%) Intranet
10 1 (2.27%) SNMP
10 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Network Support
3 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Support
7 2 (4.55%) Junior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Network Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Java SE
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (6.82%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) e-Health
3 2 (4.55%) EPoS
3 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) CCTV
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Network Design
3 8 (18.18%) Network Management
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (6.82%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Validation
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.27%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.27%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (2.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
1 2 (4.55%) C++
1 2 (4.55%) Python
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (47.73%) Security Cleared
3 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 13 (29.55%) CCNA
5 8 (18.18%) CCNP
6 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) CCSA
7 2 (4.55%) HNC
8 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) OpenView
2 1 (2.27%) WMI
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Cisco
2 15 (34.09%) Juniper
3 6 (13.64%) HP
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.36%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (6.82%) Aruba
6 3 (6.82%) Dell
6 3 (6.82%) Lotus
6 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.55%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.27%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) NetApp
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy