Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 January 2020 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 95 122
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 -52
Contract jobs citing LAN 280 408 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.45% 2.56% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 15.38% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 243 186
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.26% -1.83%
10th Percentile £140 £158 £135
90th Percentile £536 £535 £531
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 28
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £24.91 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.50% +24.55% -23.08%
10th Percentile £15.75 £16.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £47.50 £42.48
England median hourly rate £20.11 £23.58 £17.44
% change year-on-year -14.72% +35.20% -11.99%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,060 2,652 2,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.03% 16.63% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,065 1,411 1,547
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £184 £213 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £565
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 133 145
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% +14.29% -20.90%
10th Percentile £14.83 £12.00 £10.85
90th Percentile £78.75 £48.57 £45.70
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.97% +0.29% -16.89%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +6 116 £395 +0.64% 72
Hampshire +10 95 £400 +6.67% 23
Berkshire +6 78 £400 +3.23% 43
Surrey -3 30 £462 +31.93% 19
Kent +26 20 £400 +6.67% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 20 £348 -18.81% 11
Oxfordshire +23 18 £375 -3.85% 18
West Sussex -1 9 £509 +29.21% 12
East Sussex +12 8 £350 -31.71% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 239 (85.36%) WAN
2 149 (53.21%) Cisco
3 116 (41.43%) Firewall
4 80 (28.57%) Windows
4 80 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (23.93%) Active Directory
5 67 (23.93%) Data Centre
6 65 (23.21%) Security Cleared
6 65 (23.21%) MPLS
7 64 (22.86%) BGP
8 63 (22.50%) DNS
9 61 (21.79%) VPN
10 50 (17.86%) CCNP
10 50 (17.86%) SC Cleared
11 47 (16.79%) Windows Server
12 45 (16.07%) Telecoms
13 43 (15.36%) Microsoft
13 43 (15.36%) CheckPoint
13 43 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (14.64%) Palo Alto
14 41 (14.64%) Juniper
14 41 (14.64%) ITIL
14 41 (14.64%) Wireless
14 41 (14.64%) VMware
15 40 (14.29%) F5
16 39 (13.93%) Azure
17 37 (13.21%) DHCP
18 36 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
19 35 (12.50%) OSPF
19 35 (12.50%) CCNA

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.43%) Kinematics
5 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.43%) Simulink
5 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.93%) Azure
2 27 (9.64%) Office 365
3 19 (6.79%) AWS
4 7 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.14%) IaaS
6 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.07%) Akamai
7 3 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.07%) PaaS
7 3 (1.07%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 239 (85.36%) WAN
2 116 (41.43%) Firewall
3 65 (23.21%) MPLS
4 64 (22.86%) BGP
5 63 (22.50%) DNS
6 61 (21.79%) VPN
7 43 (15.36%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (14.64%) Wireless
9 37 (13.21%) DHCP
10 36 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
11 35 (12.50%) OSPF
12 33 (11.79%) WLAN
13 32 (11.43%) Network Security
14 31 (11.07%) IPsec
15 30 (10.71%) TCP/IP
16 26 (9.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (9.29%) VoIP
17 22 (7.86%) Ethernet
18 20 (7.14%) HSRP
19 18 (6.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.14%) Finance
3 12 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.93%) Retail
5 5 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Environmental Health
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 37 (13.21%) Architect
3 27 (9.64%) Network Architect
4 22 (7.86%) Analyst
5 20 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (4.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (3.57%) IT Support
10 9 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (3.21%) Network Support
10 9 (3.21%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) Consultant
12 7 (2.50%) Network Analyst
12 7 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.93%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.14%) Web Services
3 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (23.93%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.14%) CMDB
5 6 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.79%) Replication
7 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.43%) Clustering
7 4 (1.43%) PKI
7 4 (1.43%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.07%) Life Science
9 2 (0.71%) CCTV
9 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.57%) Windows
2 47 (16.79%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.36%) Windows 10
4 27 (9.64%) Windows 7
5 16 (5.71%) Linux
6 15 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.21%) Android
8 9 (3.21%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.43%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.71%) CentOS
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) Fedora
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) OS/2
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.64%) ITIL
2 31 (11.07%) Network Design
3 29 (10.36%) Migration
4 27 (9.64%) Incident Management
5 21 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (6.43%) Project Delivery
7 17 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (5.71%) Network Architecture
9 15 (5.36%) Change Management
9 15 (5.36%) Decision-Making
10 14 (5.00%) Configuration Management
10 14 (5.00%) Load Balancing
11 13 (4.64%) Capacity Management
11 13 (4.64%) Project Management
11 13 (4.64%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.29%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.50%) C
2 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.14%) SQL
3 5 (1.79%) Perl
3 5 (1.79%) Python
4 4 (1.43%) Ada
4 4 (1.43%) MATLAB
5 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.07%) Java
6 2 (0.71%) C++
6 2 (0.71%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) Julia
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (23.21%) Security Cleared
3 50 (17.86%) CCNP
3 50 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 35 (12.50%) CCNA
5 28 (10.00%) CCIE
6 19 (6.79%) Degree
7 15 (5.36%) DV Cleared
8 14 (5.00%) CCDP
9 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (2.14%) MCSE
11 5 (1.79%) CCIP
11 5 (1.79%) MCP
12 4 (1.43%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.43%) PMP
13 3 (1.07%) CCSE
13 3 (1.07%) CISSP
13 3 (1.07%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.07%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.07%) SLA
2 10 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (1.07%) NCSC
4 2 (0.71%) COBIT
4 2 (0.71%) GDPR
4 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.71%) PMO
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.93%) vSphere
4 9 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.79%) vCloud
6 4 (1.43%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) UAG
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (8.21%) SCCM
2 16 (5.71%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.64%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (3.57%) WSUS
5 7 (2.50%) SCOM
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.79%) Nagios
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco CME
7 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.71%) Terraform
9 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.36%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 149 (53.21%) Cisco
2 43 (15.36%) CheckPoint
2 43 (15.36%) Microsoft
3 41 (14.64%) Juniper
3 41 (14.64%) Palo Alto
3 41 (14.64%) VMware
4 40 (14.29%) F5
5 25 (8.93%) Fortinet
6 22 (7.86%) Citrix
6 22 (7.86%) SolarWinds
7 11 (3.93%) HP
7 11 (3.93%) McAfee
8 9 (3.21%) Blue Coat
9 8 (2.86%) Aruba
9 8 (2.86%) Meraki
9 8 (2.86%) Remedy
10 6 (2.14%) Brocade
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle
11 5 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (1.79%) Genesys