Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 110 83
Rank change year-on-year -1 -27 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 371 360 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 2.21% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.03% 12.72% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 232 321
South East median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £154 £172 £213
90th Percentile £563 £528 £488
England median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 20
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.57 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.70% -58.73% +80.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.24 £12.53
90th Percentile £45.25 £38.38 £49.25
England median hourly rate £23.00 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.37% -13.13% +9.59%

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 2,645 2,830 3,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.08% 17.39% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,393 1,564 1,778
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 155 215
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.87 £46.10 £48.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +35 138 £425 +18.06% 37
Hampshire -29 109 £450 +12.01% 20
Surrey +6 82 £275 -23.61% 19
Berkshire +6 69 £423 +14.32% 19
Buckinghamshire +36 40 £428 +14.13% 9
Oxfordshire +18 29 £393 +46.73% 9
West Sussex -20 20 £459 +10.54% 6
Kent -5 12 £375 - 5
East Sussex +3 8 £400 +220.00% 7
Middlesex +5 2 £295 -26.25% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 311 (83.83%) WAN
2 166 (44.74%) Cisco
3 154 (41.51%) Firewall
4 131 (35.31%) Windows
5 109 (29.38%) Microsoft
6 107 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
7 105 (28.30%) Active Directory
8 92 (24.80%) VMware
9 88 (23.72%) Security Cleared
10 86 (23.18%) ITIL
10 86 (23.18%) TCP/IP
11 75 (20.22%) VPN
12 72 (19.41%) Data Centre
13 71 (19.14%) CCNP
14 66 (17.79%) DNS
14 66 (17.79%) Windows Server
15 64 (17.25%) Wireless
16 62 (16.71%) Juniper
17 59 (15.90%) CCNA
17 59 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (14.82%) SC Cleared
19 50 (13.48%) Network Security
19 50 (13.48%) MPLS
19 50 (13.48%) OSPF
20 49 (13.21%) Project Management
21 47 (12.67%) BGP
21 47 (12.67%) IPsec
21 47 (12.67%) WLAN
21 47 (12.67%) Microsoft Office
21 47 (12.67%) Office 365

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 26 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.16%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.08%) IIS
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) eRoom
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (12.67%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.27%) SAP GTS
1 1 (0.27%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.67%) Office 365
2 32 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.54%) G Suite
6 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 311 (83.83%) WAN
2 154 (41.51%) Firewall
3 86 (23.18%) TCP/IP
4 75 (20.22%) VPN
5 66 (17.79%) DNS
6 64 (17.25%) Wireless
7 50 (13.48%) MPLS
7 50 (13.48%) Network Security
7 50 (13.48%) OSPF
8 47 (12.67%) BGP
8 47 (12.67%) IPsec
8 47 (12.67%) WLAN
9 46 (12.40%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (11.59%) VoIP
11 41 (11.05%) Internet
12 38 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (9.43%) SAN
13 35 (9.43%) VLAN
14 32 (8.63%) DHCP
15 31 (8.36%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.35%) MySQL
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.08%) Redis
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.54%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.27%) Lumira
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (9.43%) Finance
2 30 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.04%) Banking
4 14 (3.77%) Retail
5 13 (3.50%) Law
6 5 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (0.81%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Automotive
8 2 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (21.83%) Network Engineer
2 44 (11.86%) Analyst
2 44 (11.86%) Architect
3 32 (8.63%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.66%) Consultant
6 21 (5.66%) Network Architect
7 19 (5.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (4.31%) Project Engineer
8 16 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (4.04%) IT Engineer
10 14 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.50%) Network Analyst
11 13 (3.50%) Technical Manager
12 12 (3.23%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.43%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.89%) CSS
3 5 (1.35%) .NET
3 5 (1.35%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.35%) HTML
3 5 (1.35%) Sensu
4 4 (1.08%) Kafka
4 4 (1.08%) LDAP
4 4 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.08%) Web Services
5 3 (0.81%) CGI
6 2 (0.54%) Ajax
6 2 (0.54%) JAAS
6 2 (0.54%) OAuth
6 2 (0.54%) OpenID
6 2 (0.54%) SAML
6 2 (0.54%) XACML
7 1 (0.27%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 72 (19.41%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.43%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.16%) iPhone
7 8 (2.16%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.16%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.62%) BBC
8 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.35%) iPad
9 5 (1.35%) NHS
9 5 (1.35%) PKI
9 5 (1.35%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 131 (35.31%) Windows
2 66 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 35 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 33 (8.89%) Windows 10
5 32 (8.63%) Linux
6 23 (6.20%) Unix
7 22 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.04%) Solaris
9 14 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.62%) Android
13 5 (1.35%) CentOS
13 5 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.08%) AIX
14 4 (1.08%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.18%) ITIL
2 49 (13.21%) Project Management
3 45 (12.13%) Migration
4 37 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (8.09%) Change Management
5 30 (8.09%) Network Design
6 29 (7.82%) Network Management
7 27 (7.28%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.66%) Network Architecture
8 21 (5.66%) Service Management
9 20 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (5.12%) Load Balancing
10 19 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (4.85%) Resource Management
12 17 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (4.58%) PRINCE2
13 16 (4.31%) Presales
14 15 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
15 14 (3.77%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.50%) PowerShell
1 13 (3.50%) Python
1 13 (3.50%) SQL
2 11 (2.96%) Perl
3 7 (1.89%) C
3 7 (1.89%) PHP
4 5 (1.35%) Java
4 5 (1.35%) VB
5 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.54%) Korn
7 1 (0.27%) Lingo
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (28.84%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (23.72%) Security Cleared
3 71 (19.14%) CCNP
4 59 (15.90%) CCNA
5 55 (14.82%) SC Cleared
6 34 (9.16%) DV Cleared
7 23 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (5.66%) CCIE
9 14 (3.77%) MCSE
10 13 (3.50%) CCDP
10 13 (3.50%) Degree
11 12 (3.23%) HP MASE
12 11 (2.96%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.96%) MCSA
13 9 (2.43%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.62%) JNCIA
16 5 (1.35%) A+ Certification
16 5 (1.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.01%) SLA
2 11 (2.96%) GDPR
3 10 (2.70%) QA
4 6 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.08%) PMO
6 3 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.54%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 59 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (3.77%) vSphere
4 12 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
5 11 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.35%) Docker
7 5 (1.35%) KVM
7 5 (1.35%) Xen
8 3 (0.81%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.81%) UAG
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (9.43%) SCCM
2 13 (3.50%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.35%) Ansible
5 5 (1.35%) Grafana
5 5 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.35%) logstash
5 5 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.35%) Puppet
5 5 (1.35%) SCOM
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.08%) Consul
6 4 (1.08%) Kibana
6 4 (1.08%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.08%) Uchiwa
7 3 (0.81%) vRealize
7 3 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (44.74%) Cisco
2 109 (29.38%) Microsoft
3 92 (24.80%) VMware
4 62 (16.71%) Juniper
5 40 (10.78%) Aruba
5 40 (10.78%) HP
6 37 (9.97%) CheckPoint
7 35 (9.43%) Citrix
8 33 (8.89%) Palo Alto
9 31 (8.36%) Oracle
10 30 (8.09%) McAfee
10 30 (8.09%) NetApp
11 29 (7.82%) F5
12 20 (5.39%) Brocade
13 17 (4.58%) Riverbed
14 16 (4.31%) Avaya
14 16 (4.31%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.50%) Sony
16 12 (3.23%) Blue Coat
17 11 (2.96%) Qualys