Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 116 74
Rank change year-on-year +23 -42 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 404 350 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 2.14% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.60% 12.22% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 186 336
South East median daily rate £388 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.53% -3.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £155 £143 £250
90th Percentile £550 £531 £550
England median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 21
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.55% -33.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £23.15 £17.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.42% -17.44% +7.50%

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 2,589 2,863 3,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.45% 17.50% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,540 1,756
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £161 £229
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 146 200
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.44 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.16% -22.07% -31.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.58 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
Thames Valley +55 141 £400 +13.88% 39
Hampshire -12 128 £375 -6.25% 25
Surrey +7 88 £350 +7.69% 23
Berkshire +18 83 £415 +4.73% 20
Buckinghamshire +34 39 £429 +22.43% 13
West Sussex -7 34 £400 +17.65% 5
Oxfordshire +33 19 £388 +38.39% 6
East Sussex -1 11 £513 +310.00% 4
Kent +7 5 £375 -4.15% 7
Middlesex +9 1 £140 -71.57% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 333 (82.43%) WAN
2 191 (47.28%) Cisco
3 168 (41.58%) Firewall
4 160 (39.60%) Windows
5 135 (33.42%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (28.71%) Microsoft
7 106 (26.24%) TCP/IP
8 104 (25.74%) Active Directory
9 99 (24.50%) Security Cleared
10 98 (24.26%) CCNP
11 93 (23.02%) ITIL
12 87 (21.53%) VPN
13 79 (19.55%) Data Centre
14 76 (18.81%) Windows Server
15 73 (18.07%) Wireless
16 72 (17.82%) Juniper
17 71 (17.57%) VMware
17 71 (17.57%) Office 365
18 68 (16.83%) SC Cleared
19 66 (16.34%) VoIP
20 64 (15.84%) OSPF
21 63 (15.59%) CCNA
22 61 (15.10%) Microsoft Office
23 58 (14.36%) Migration
23 58 (14.36%) BGP
24 57 (14.11%) MPLS
25 55 (13.61%) DNS
26 53 (13.12%) IPsec
27 49 (12.13%) Network Security
27 49 (12.13%) Cisco ASA

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 32 (7.92%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.94%) Skype for Business
3 21 (5.20%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.49%) IIS
7 4 (0.99%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.74%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.50%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (15.10%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.95%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.25%) SAP GTS
1 1 (0.25%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (17.57%) Office 365
2 36 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.98%) IaaS
4 8 (1.98%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.99%) Akamai
6 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.50%) G Suite
7 2 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 333 (82.43%) WAN
2 168 (41.58%) Firewall
3 106 (26.24%) TCP/IP
4 87 (21.53%) VPN
5 73 (18.07%) Wireless
6 66 (16.34%) VoIP
7 64 (15.84%) OSPF
8 58 (14.36%) BGP
9 57 (14.11%) MPLS
10 55 (13.61%) DNS
11 53 (13.12%) IPsec
12 49 (12.13%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (12.13%) Network Security
13 48 (11.88%) WLAN
14 47 (11.63%) SAN
15 45 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (9.90%) Internet
17 32 (7.92%) NAS
17 32 (7.92%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (7.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.24%) MySQL
4 4 (0.99%) Apache Hive
4 4 (0.99%) Big Data
4 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.99%) HBase
4 4 (0.99%) Mahout
4 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.99%) Sqoop
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.50%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 42 (10.40%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.68%) Finance
3 14 (3.47%) Law
4 10 (2.48%) Banking
5 7 (1.73%) Advertising
5 7 (1.73%) Retail
6 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 124 (30.69%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.15%) Support Engineer
3 40 (9.90%) Analyst
4 33 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (7.92%) Architect
6 24 (5.94%) Consultant
7 21 (5.20%) Desktop Support
7 21 (5.20%) Service Desk Engineer
8 20 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
9 17 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 17 (4.21%) IT Engineer
9 17 (4.21%) Network Consultant
10 16 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (3.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (3.71%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.47%) IT Support
12 14 (3.47%) Project Engineer
12 14 (3.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.72%) HTML
2 9 (2.23%) CGI
3 7 (1.73%) CSS
4 4 (0.99%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.99%) REST
4 4 (0.99%) Web Services
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
5 3 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.74%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.50%) Ajax
6 2 (0.50%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) Kafka
7 1 (0.25%) Middleware
7 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.25%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.25%) Sensu
7 1 (0.25%) WSDL
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.94%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.71%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.48%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.49%) BBC
9 5 (1.24%) iPhone
9 5 (1.24%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) CMDB
10 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.74%) PKI
10 3 (0.74%) Replication
10 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (39.60%) Windows
2 76 (18.81%) Windows Server
3 44 (10.89%) Linux
4 37 (9.16%) Windows 7
5 34 (8.42%) Windows 10
6 19 (4.70%) Unix
7 16 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.22%) Mac OS X
8 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.24%) Android
11 5 (1.24%) Solaris
11 5 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.74%) AIX
13 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.02%) ITIL
2 58 (14.36%) Migration
3 42 (10.40%) Load Balancing
4 39 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 35 (8.66%) Network Management
5 35 (8.66%) Project Management
6 34 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (7.43%) Network Design
8 29 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (5.69%) Change Management
10 22 (5.45%) Service Management
11 21 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (4.95%) DevOps
13 18 (4.46%) Decision-Making
13 18 (4.46%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.21%) Network Architecture
14 17 (4.21%) Presales
15 16 (3.96%) ITIL V3
15 16 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.95%) Python
2 18 (4.46%) SQL
3 16 (3.96%) Perl
4 13 (3.22%) VB
5 12 (2.97%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.72%) C
7 7 (1.73%) Java
8 4 (0.99%) C++
9 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.74%) PHP
9 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.50%) Korn
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (33.42%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (24.50%) Security Cleared
3 98 (24.26%) CCNP
4 68 (16.83%) SC Cleared
5 63 (15.59%) CCNA
6 37 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (8.91%) DV Cleared
8 28 (6.93%) MCSE
9 17 (4.21%) MCSA
10 16 (3.96%) Degree
11 13 (3.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (2.97%) HP MASE
12 12 (2.97%) JNCIS
13 11 (2.72%) CCIE
14 10 (2.48%) MCP
14 10 (2.48%) MOS
15 8 (1.98%) CCDP
15 8 (1.98%) MCDST
16 6 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.91%) SLA
2 8 (1.98%) QA
3 5 (1.24%) PMO
4 3 (0.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (25.74%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.96%) vSphere
4 12 (2.97%) FreeRADIUS
5 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.98%) Docker
7 8 (1.98%) KVM
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.24%) XenApp
10 4 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.99%) HDFS
10 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.99%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.74%) UAG
12 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (11.39%) SCCM
2 14 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (2.23%) Ansible
5 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.49%) Puppet
5 6 (1.49%) SCOM
6 4 (0.99%) Ambari
6 4 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.99%) Oozie
7 3 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.74%) vRealize
8 2 (0.50%) Nagios
8 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Kibana
9 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 191 (47.28%) Cisco
2 116 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 72 (17.82%) Juniper
4 71 (17.57%) VMware
5 45 (11.14%) Citrix
6 44 (10.89%) CheckPoint
7 38 (9.41%) HP
8 36 (8.91%) Aruba
8 36 (8.91%) F5
9 34 (8.42%) Palo Alto
10 32 (7.92%) NetApp
11 24 (5.94%) McAfee
11 24 (5.94%) Oracle
11 24 (5.94%) SolarWinds
12 20 (4.95%) Fortinet
13 19 (4.70%) Avaya
13 19 (4.70%) Riverbed
14 18 (4.46%) Apple
15 14 (3.47%) Brocade
15 14 (3.47%) Sony