Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 73 54
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 44 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.18% 2.06% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 12.36% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +22.88% -15.71%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £172
90th Percentile £550 £403 £500
East of England median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £21.28 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.03% - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £19.26 £24.50
% change year-on-year +246.84% -21.38% +48.48%

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 336 259 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.26% 16.71% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 112 149
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% -12.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £146 £189
90th Percentile £553 £523 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £36.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -61.75% +74.29%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.05 £10.38
90th Percentile £66.81 £36.75 £44.73
East of England median hourly rate £16.35 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -53.28% +6.06% -5.71%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 19 £335 +19.64%
Watford +11 7 £350 -5.08% 4
Hemel Hempstead +8 6 - - 6
Hatfield - 5 £350 - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £550 - 2
Radlett - 1 £100 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 (56.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (50.00%) Cisco
3 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
4 19 (43.18%) WAN
5 17 (38.64%) DNS
5 17 (38.64%) Firewall
6 15 (34.09%) Juniper
7 13 (29.55%) BGP
8 12 (27.27%) OSPF
8 12 (27.27%) VPN
8 12 (27.27%) Wireless
9 11 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (25.00%) F5
9 11 (25.00%) 802.1X
10 10 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 10 (22.73%) CCNP
10 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
11 9 (20.45%) ProxySG
11 9 (20.45%) WPA2
11 9 (20.45%) TACACS
11 9 (20.45%) ITIL
11 9 (20.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (20.45%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (20.45%) FWSM
11 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (18.18%) Linux

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 4 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.27%) Akamai
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) WAN
2 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 17 (38.64%) Firewall
3 13 (29.55%) BGP
4 12 (27.27%) OSPF
4 12 (27.27%) VPN
4 12 (27.27%) Wireless
5 11 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (20.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (20.45%) FWSM
6 9 (20.45%) TACACS
6 9 (20.45%) WPA2
7 6 (13.64%) VLAN
8 5 (11.36%) DHCP
9 3 (6.82%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.82%) SAN
9 3 (6.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Code
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Law
4 2 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Designer
7 2 (4.55%) IT Architect
7 2 (4.55%) MIS Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.82%) React
2 3 (6.82%) Redux
2 3 (6.82%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) CGI
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Handset
3 1 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Unix
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (20.45%) ITIL
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Service Management
4 7 (15.91%) Network Design
5 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) High Availability
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security Management
7 3 (6.82%) ISMS
7 3 (6.82%) Security Management
7 3 (6.82%) Workflow
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
8 2 (4.55%) Network Management
8 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (22.73%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) ProxySG
2 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Firmware
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.55%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) PowerBroker
2 2 (4.55%) QRadar
2 2 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (34.09%) Juniper
3 11 (25.00%) F5
4 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
4 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.64%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.09%) Remedy
6 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
6 4 (9.09%) Sun
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Nintex
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle
7 3 (6.82%) Sony
8 2 (4.55%) Arista
8 2 (4.55%) Meraki
8 2 (4.55%) xMatters