Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 88 132
Rank change year-on-year +6 +44 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 116 393 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 2.64% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 15.48% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 276 177
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £168 £200 £175
90th Percentile £559 £531 £559
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.69% +38.40%
10th Percentile £14.41 £15.75 £12.44
90th Percentile £50.12 £130.50 £47.40
England median hourly rate £26.66 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.29% -5.00% +17.65%

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 936 2,539 2,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.47% 17.05% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 1,486 1,362
Median daily rate £413 £413 £413
10th Percentile £181 £213 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 136 150
Median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.48% -8.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.25 £57.25 £52.63
Median hourly rate £34.90 £22.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.86% +13.40% +10.50%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in the South East.

Daily rate trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in the South East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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
Hampshire +7 50 £473 +23.53% 12
Thames Valley +12 41 £388 -3.13% 6
Berkshire +15 24 £413 +10.00% 1
Surrey +58 14 £191 -57.67% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 11 £375 -10.45% 2
Oxfordshire +19 6 £160 -57.33% 3
West Sussex +1 4 £243 -41.21%
Kent +27 3 £200 -38.46% 2
East Sussex +37 2 £165 -52.87%
Sussex - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 99 (85.34%) WAN
2 51 (43.97%) Cisco
2 51 (43.97%) Firewall
3 36 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (28.45%) Windows
5 30 (25.86%) MPLS
6 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 26 (22.41%) Active Directory
8 25 (21.55%) CCNP
9 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 23 (19.83%) VPN
11 21 (18.10%) BGP
11 21 (18.10%) Migration
12 20 (17.24%) VMware
12 20 (17.24%) CCNA
12 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
13 19 (16.38%) DNS
13 19 (16.38%) Telecoms
14 18 (15.52%) VLAN
14 18 (15.52%) Ethernet
14 18 (15.52%) Juniper
14 18 (15.52%) Data Centre
15 17 (14.66%) TCP/IP
16 16 (13.79%) Linux
16 16 (13.79%) CheckPoint
16 16 (13.79%) Internet
16 16 (13.79%) Wireless
17 15 (12.93%) OSPF
17 15 (12.93%) SNMP
17 15 (12.93%) VoIP

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 6 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.59%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Azure
2 13 (11.21%) AWS
3 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.31%) IaaS
3 5 (4.31%) Office 365
4 3 (2.59%) PaaS
5 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.86%) SaaS
6 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 99 (85.34%) WAN
2 51 (43.97%) Firewall
3 30 (25.86%) MPLS
4 23 (19.83%) VPN
5 21 (18.10%) BGP
6 19 (16.38%) DNS
7 18 (15.52%) Ethernet
7 18 (15.52%) VLAN
8 17 (14.66%) TCP/IP
9 16 (13.79%) Internet
9 16 (13.79%) Wireless
10 15 (12.93%) Network Security
10 15 (12.93%) OSPF
10 15 (12.93%) SNMP
10 15 (12.93%) VoIP
11 14 (12.07%) DHCP
12 13 (11.21%) IPsec
13 11 (9.48%) SAN
13 11 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (8.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.86%) GIS
3 1 (0.86%) MySQL
3 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (2.59%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.59%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.59%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) JUnit
2 3 (2.59%) Maven
2 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.86%) FishEye
4 1 (0.86%) Selenium
4 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.86%) Subversion
4 1 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 19 (16.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.62%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (35.34%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.38%) Architect
3 10 (8.62%) Analyst
3 10 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.17%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.31%) IT Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) Telephony Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Consultant
7 4 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) IT Support
7 4 (3.45%) Network Support
7 4 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) Junior
8 3 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) LDAP
2 3 (2.59%) Middleware
2 3 (2.59%) Node.js
3 2 (1.72%) .NET
3 2 (1.72%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.72%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (1.72%) Flutter
3 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.72%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (1.72%) WireMock
4 1 (0.86%) Akka
4 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.86%) Java EE
4 1 (0.86%) Java EE 5
4 1 (0.86%) JSON
4 1 (0.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.86%) Spring
4 1 (0.86%) Velocity
4 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.03%) NHS
4 6 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.17%) Tandem
5 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.45%) CCTV
6 4 (3.45%) Clustering
7 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.59%) PKI
8 2 (1.72%) CESG
8 2 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.86%) BYOD
9 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.86%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.86%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.45%) Windows
2 16 (13.79%) Linux
3 9 (7.76%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.31%) AIX
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.45%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (3.45%) Solaris
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Android
7 3 (2.59%) Unix
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.10%) Migration
2 11 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (8.62%) ITIL
3 10 (8.62%) Project Delivery
4 9 (7.76%) Information Security
5 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 8 (6.90%) Presales
6 7 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.03%) Network Design
6 7 (6.03%) Network Management
6 7 (6.03%) Product Management
7 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.17%) DevOps
7 6 (5.17%) Network Planning
7 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.31%) Change Management
8 5 (4.31%) Scrum
8 5 (4.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.45%) Python
2 3 (2.59%) Java
2 3 (2.59%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) VB
2 3 (2.59%) VBScript
3 2 (1.72%) Apple Swift
3 2 (1.72%) C++
3 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.86%) Java 8
4 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.86%) R
4 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 25 (21.55%) CCNP
4 20 (17.24%) CCNA
4 20 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.90%) CCIE
7 7 (6.03%) Degree
8 4 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) GIAC
8 4 (3.45%) MCSE
9 3 (2.59%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.59%) CCDA
9 3 (2.59%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (2.59%) CCIP
9 3 (2.59%) CEH
9 3 (2.59%) CREST Certified
9 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) NIST
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) HL7
3 1 (0.86%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.45%) XenApp
6 3 (2.59%) Docker
6 3 (2.59%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.59%) vSphere
7 2 (1.72%) Snort
7 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.86%) RHEV
8 1 (0.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Ansible
1 6 (5.17%) SCCM
2 5 (4.31%) WSUS
3 4 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.45%) SCOM
3 4 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.59%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.72%) Grafana
5 2 (1.72%) Kibana
5 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.72%) Terraform
5 2 (1.72%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 51 (43.97%) Cisco
2 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.24%) VMware
4 18 (15.52%) Juniper
5 16 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.62%) F5
7 7 (6.03%) HP
7 7 (6.03%) Meraki
7 7 (6.03%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.17%) Citrix
9 5 (4.31%) Palo Alto
9 5 (4.31%) Symantec
10 4 (3.45%) Avaya
10 4 (3.45%) McAfee
10 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.59%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.59%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (2.59%) IBM
11 3 (2.59%) Lotus