Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 30 40
Rank change year-on-year -39 +10 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.04% 5.48% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.08% 25.18% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £130 £251
90th Percentile £456 £538 £536
East of England median daily rate £340 £325 £406
% change year-on-year +4.62% -20.00% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.52% +5.03% -29.32%
10th Percentile £21.90 £15.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £32.18 £32.25 £16.50
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +45.79% -57.99% +40.35%

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 265 278 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.91% 21.75% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 148 145
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +8.99%
10th Percentile £154 £130 £245
90th Percentile £509 £558 £533
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -12.33% -5.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.50 £43.55
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year -16.37% -45.79% +55.44%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -18 8 £325 -19.35%
Hatfield -3 5 £419 +11.67% 3
Watford -7 4 £105 -19.23% 5
Welwyn Garden City -9 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -14 1 £425 -10.53% 2
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (78.13%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) WAN
3 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (50.00%) Firewall
5 11 (34.38%) VMware
5 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) CCNP
6 10 (31.25%) Juniper
7 9 (28.13%) OSPF
7 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (21.88%) Wireless
9 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
9 7 (21.88%) SQL
9 7 (21.88%) HTTP
9 7 (21.88%) VPN
9 7 (21.88%) BGP
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix
10 6 (18.75%) CCNA
10 6 (18.75%) Active Directory

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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Akamai
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) WAN
2 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) OSPF
4 8 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (21.88%) BGP
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (21.88%) HTTP
5 7 (21.88%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) Wireless
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (18.75%) DNS
6 6 (18.75%) VoIP
7 5 (15.63%) MPLS
7 5 (15.63%) Network Security
7 5 (15.63%) SMTP
7 5 (15.63%) VLAN
8 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 4 (12.50%) FWSM
8 4 (12.50%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Support
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Support
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ
4 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Animation
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) NsoIT
5 2 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (6.25%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) R
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNP
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) CCNA
5 4 (12.50%) CCIE
6 3 (9.38%) CCENT
6 3 (9.38%) CCIE Data Center
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (9.38%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (6.25%) CCDE
7 2 (6.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.13%) PMP
8 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.63%) VMware NSX
4 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
4 3 (9.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
1 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Juniper
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Blue Coat
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) F5
6 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.38%) Apple
7 3 (9.38%) Google
7 3 (9.38%) Veeam
8 2 (6.25%) Arista
8 2 (6.25%) Brocade
8 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.25%) Zscaler
9 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow