Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 28 51
Rank change year-on-year -41 +23 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 75 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.15% 5.32% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 22.73% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 44 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
10th Percentile £103 £212 £259
90th Percentile £488 £543 £466
East of England median daily rate £338 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -7.53% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.69 £16.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.61% - -
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +78.52% -57.99% +68.42%

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 258 330 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.83% 23.40% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 155 149
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £153 £130 £245
90th Percentile £506 £550 £490
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £16.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.89% -3.97% -18.70%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £13.60
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.25 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% -43.96% +22.95%

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 September 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 19 September 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 -10 12 £325 -19.35% 3
Hatfield -1 5 £419 +11.67% 1
Watford -10 5 £105 -66.13%
Hemel Hempstead -11 2 £300 -36.84% 3
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Radlett - 1 £100 -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 18 (51.43%) WAN
3 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) Juniper
7 10 (28.57%) Firewall
7 10 (28.57%) Migration
8 9 (25.71%) OSPF
9 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.86%) DNS
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (22.86%) 802.1X
10 7 (20.00%) CCNP
10 7 (20.00%) BGP
11 6 (17.14%) Citrix
11 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
11 6 (17.14%) VPN
11 6 (17.14%) Windows
11 6 (17.14%) Wireless
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) VLAN
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
12 5 (14.29%) CCNA
12 5 (14.29%) WLAN

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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Akamai
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) WAN
2 10 (28.57%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) OSPF
4 8 (22.86%) DNS
4 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (20.00%) BGP
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (17.14%) VLAN
6 6 (17.14%) VPN
6 6 (17.14%) Wireless
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (14.29%) WLAN
8 4 (11.43%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.43%) FWSM
8 4 (11.43%) HTTP
8 4 (11.43%) TACACS
8 4 (11.43%) WPA2
9 3 (8.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Hudson
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.71%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) React
3 1 (2.86%) Redux
3 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) CMDB
4 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.57%) Network Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) NsoIT
4 3 (8.57%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.71%) ITSM
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (20.00%) CCNP
5 5 (14.29%) CCNA
6 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.57%) CCENT
7 3 (8.57%) CCIE
7 3 (8.57%) CCIE Data Center
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (5.71%) CCDE
8 2 (5.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (2.86%) MCP
9 1 (2.86%) MCSA
9 1 (2.86%) MCSE
9 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.86%) PMP
9 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) ProxySG
3 3 (8.57%) VMware NSX
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Juniper
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.43%) F5
6 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
7 3 (8.57%) Apple
7 3 (8.57%) Google
8 2 (5.71%) Brocade
8 2 (5.71%) CA
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) HP
8 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.71%) Remedy
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.71%) Sun
8 2 (5.71%) Veeam