Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 30 55
Rank change year-on-year -39 +25 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 78 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.08% 4.94% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.41% 24.15% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 24
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £247
90th Percentile £484 £545 £471
East of England median daily rate £325 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -10.03% +11.15% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.52% - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.06% -57.99% +85.83%

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 274 323 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.75% 20.47% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 151 159
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -3.73% -
10th Percentile £186 £128 £245
90th Percentile £500 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.65 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% -14.60% -9.41%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £12.63
90th Percentile £51.85 £33.00 £44.23
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +20.00%

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 15 November 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
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 15 November 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 -14 12 £325 +8.33%
Watford -1 8 £350 -3.45% 5
Hatfield +2 4 £506 +35.00%
Hemel Hempstead -6 2 £300 -36.84% 1
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Radlett - 1 £100 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 16 (47.06%) Cisco
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) WAN
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) Juniper
4 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) Migration
5 9 (26.47%) DNS
6 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 7 (20.59%) OSPF
7 7 (20.59%) Wireless
8 6 (17.65%) VMware
8 6 (17.65%) BGP
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) 802.1X
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (14.71%) MySQL
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) VPN
9 5 (14.71%) CCNP
9 5 (14.71%) VLAN
10 4 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (11.76%) WPA2
10 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
10 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi

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 (8.82%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) WAN
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) DNS
4 7 (20.59%) OSPF
4 7 (20.59%) Wireless
5 6 (17.65%) BGP
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (14.71%) VLAN
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.76%) FWSM
7 4 (11.76%) MPLS
7 4 (11.76%) TACACS
7 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (11.76%) WLAN
7 4 (11.76%) WPA2
8 2 (5.88%) BGP-4
8 2 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (5.88%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Code
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
General
1 3 (8.82%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.82%) React
2 3 (8.82%) Redux
2 3 (8.82%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) CGI
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.94%) Handset
4 1 (2.94%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security Management
4 3 (8.82%) ISMS
4 3 (8.82%) Security Management
4 3 (8.82%) Workflow
5 2 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Perl
1 2 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) R
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (14.71%) CCNP
5 3 (8.82%) CCIE
5 3 (8.82%) CCIE Data Center
6 2 (5.88%) CCDE
6 2 (5.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.94%) CCNA
7 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.94%) PMP
7 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) GxP
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.88%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 11 (32.35%) Juniper
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) Remedy
5 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 4 (11.76%) Sun
6 3 (8.82%) Apple
6 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) F5
6 3 (8.82%) Google
6 3 (8.82%) Nintex
6 3 (8.82%) Sony
7 2 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (5.88%) Brocade
7 2 (5.88%) CA
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet