Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 108 80
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 342 341 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.05% 2.14% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.13% 12.63% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 229 323
South East median daily rate £396 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +8.97% -0.68%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £559 £525 £505
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 29
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.48 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.15% -52.76% +38.32%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.24 £13.17
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.38 £21.30
% change year-on-year +20.86% -18.41% +10.62%

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 2,604 2,699 3,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.59% 16.91% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,352 1,465 2,046
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 170 200
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Thames Valley +9 128 £425 +20.91% 26
Hampshire -41 89 £381 -13.41% 23
Surrey +13 80 £335 -11.84% 21
Berkshire -6 73 £415 +16.90% 16
Buckinghamshire +18 32 £439 +19.96% 4
Oxfordshire +9 23 £450 +119.51% 6
West Sussex -14 18 £490 +24.05% 2
Kent +3 14 £371 -0.50% 5
East Sussex +6 6 £375 +150.00% 1
Middlesex +2 2 £295 -26.25%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 291 (85.09%) WAN
2 170 (49.71%) Cisco
3 147 (42.98%) Firewall
4 111 (32.46%) Windows
5 96 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (26.90%) Active Directory
7 88 (25.73%) VMware
8 85 (24.85%) Microsoft
9 79 (23.10%) Data Centre
10 77 (22.51%) VPN
10 77 (22.51%) Security Cleared
11 75 (21.93%) ITIL
12 73 (21.35%) DNS
13 71 (20.76%) Juniper
14 64 (18.71%) TCP/IP
15 61 (17.84%) CCNP
16 60 (17.54%) Wireless
17 59 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 58 (16.96%) MPLS
18 58 (16.96%) BGP
19 55 (16.08%) Windows Server
20 53 (15.50%) Wi-Fi
21 52 (15.20%) OSPF
22 49 (14.33%) SC Cleared
23 48 (14.04%) CCNA
24 45 (13.16%) Network Security
25 43 (12.57%) Migration
26 42 (12.28%) WLAN
27 41 (11.99%) Internet
27 41 (11.99%) IPsec

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 25 (7.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.58%) IIS
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) eRoom
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.53%) Office 365
2 34 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.46%) IaaS
5 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.88%) PaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 291 (85.09%) WAN
2 147 (42.98%) Firewall
3 77 (22.51%) VPN
4 73 (21.35%) DNS
5 64 (18.71%) TCP/IP
6 60 (17.54%) Wireless
7 58 (16.96%) BGP
7 58 (16.96%) MPLS
8 53 (15.50%) Wi-Fi
9 52 (15.20%) OSPF
10 45 (13.16%) Network Security
11 42 (12.28%) WLAN
12 41 (11.99%) Internet
12 41 (11.99%) IPsec
13 38 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (10.53%) DHCP
15 34 (9.94%) VLAN
16 32 (9.36%) VoIP
17 31 (9.06%) SAN
18 30 (8.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.17%) MySQL
3 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.88%) Redis
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.75%) Subversion
3 5 (1.46%) JMeter
3 5 (1.46%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.88%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.58%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (10.82%) Finance
2 36 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.39%) Retail
4 9 (2.63%) Banking
5 6 (1.75%) Legal
6 4 (1.17%) Law
7 3 (0.88%) Advertising
7 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (23.68%) Network Engineer
2 52 (15.20%) Architect
3 49 (14.33%) Analyst
4 32 (9.36%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.48%) Network Architect
6 28 (8.19%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.68%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (4.39%) Network Analyst
10 14 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (3.80%) Consultant
12 12 (3.51%) IT Engineer
12 12 (3.51%) Network Security Analyst
12 12 (3.51%) Technical Manager
13 11 (3.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (3.22%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (2.92%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.75%) Web Services
3 4 (1.17%) CSS
3 4 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.17%) LDAP
3 4 (1.17%) Sensu
4 3 (0.88%) .NET
4 3 (0.88%) Kafka
4 3 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.58%) JAAS
5 2 (0.58%) MAPI
5 2 (0.58%) OAuth
5 2 (0.58%) OpenID
5 2 (0.58%) SAML
5 2 (0.58%) Web Services Management
5 2 (0.58%) XACML
6 1 (0.29%) EDI
6 1 (0.29%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (23.10%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.92%) Fat Client
3 10 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (2.92%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 8 (2.34%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.34%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.05%) iPhone
6 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.75%) CMDB
7 6 (1.75%) NHS
8 5 (1.46%) Replication
9 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.17%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.17%) iPad
9 4 (1.17%) PKI
9 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 4 (1.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 111 (32.46%) Windows
2 55 (16.08%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 25 (7.31%) Linux
5 23 (6.73%) Windows 10
6 21 (6.14%) Unix
7 18 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.80%) Solaris
10 10 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.75%) Android
12 6 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.17%) CentOS
14 4 (1.17%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.93%) ITIL
2 43 (12.57%) Migration
3 37 (10.82%) Project Management
4 30 (8.77%) Service Delivery
5 28 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (8.19%) Network Management
6 27 (7.89%) Change Management
7 26 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (6.43%) Service Management
9 21 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (5.85%) Network Design
11 19 (5.56%) DevOps
11 19 (5.56%) Load Balancing
12 18 (5.26%) Resource Management
12 18 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (4.97%) PRINCE2
13 17 (4.97%) Problem Management
14 15 (4.39%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.09%) Network Architecture
16 13 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.68%) Python
2 13 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.51%) C
4 11 (3.22%) SQL
5 7 (2.05%) Java
6 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.46%) C#
7 5 (1.46%) Perl
8 4 (1.17%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) Lingo
10 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (22.51%) Security Cleared
3 61 (17.84%) CCNP
4 49 (14.33%) SC Cleared
5 48 (14.04%) CCNA
6 31 (9.06%) DV Cleared
7 18 (5.26%) CCIE
7 18 (5.26%) Degree
8 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (4.39%) CCDP
10 13 (3.80%) MCSE
11 11 (3.22%) JNCIS
12 9 (2.63%) MCP
13 8 (2.34%) CCDA
14 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.46%) CCIP
17 4 (1.17%) BC Cleared
17 4 (1.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.56%) SLA
2 9 (2.63%) GDPR
3 7 (2.05%) QA
4 5 (1.46%) PMO
5 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 92 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 59 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.34%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.46%) vSphere
7 4 (1.17%) Docker
7 4 (1.17%) KVM
7 4 (1.17%) Xen
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.88%) XenApp
9 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.29%) Snort
10 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (11.70%) SCCM
2 13 (3.80%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.34%) SCOM
5 7 (2.05%) Ansible
6 5 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.46%) Perfmon
6 5 (1.46%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.46%) WSUS
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.17%) Grafana
7 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.17%) logstash
7 4 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.17%) Puppet
8 3 (0.88%) Consul
8 3 (0.88%) Kibana
8 3 (0.88%) QRadar
8 3 (0.88%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 170 (49.71%) Cisco
2 88 (25.73%) VMware
3 85 (24.85%) Microsoft
4 71 (20.76%) Juniper
5 38 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 35 (10.23%) Citrix
7 31 (9.06%) HP
8 29 (8.48%) Palo Alto
9 28 (8.19%) Aruba
10 26 (7.60%) F5
11 24 (7.02%) McAfee
12 21 (6.14%) NetApp
13 20 (5.85%) Oracle
14 19 (5.56%) SolarWinds
15 18 (5.26%) Brocade
16 13 (3.80%) Blue Coat
16 13 (3.80%) Qualys
17 12 (3.51%) Avaya
18 11 (3.22%) Nimble Storage
19 9 (2.63%) Riverbed