Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 86 73
Rank change year-on-year -47 -13 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 310 394 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.88% 2.56% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 14.31% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 268 316
South East median daily rate £395 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +13.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £161 £205 £226
90th Percentile £563 £533 £525
England median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 37
South East median hourly rate £34.96 £16.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.88% -61.63% +53.57%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.29 £11.58
90th Percentile £47.83 £34.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.75 £16.52 £21.30
% change year-on-year +19.59% -22.45% +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 2,525 2,753 3,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.29% 17.86% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,548 2,086
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 175 221
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -46.88% +0.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.85 £47.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -22 120 £425 +20.91% 29
Hampshire -52 79 £349 -17.94% 16
Berkshire -13 69 £425 +21.43% 15
Surrey -4 68 £380 +4.83% 13
Buckinghamshire -19 34 £363 +3.13% 8
West Sussex +7 23 £475 +16.56% 11
Oxfordshire 0 17 £500 +48.15% 6
Kent -10 12 £366 -2.33% 12
East Sussex +5 3 £325 -
Middlesex -1 1 £450 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 263 (84.84%) WAN
2 155 (50.00%) Cisco
3 138 (44.52%) Firewall
4 95 (30.65%) Windows
5 80 (25.81%) Data Centre
6 76 (24.52%) Active Directory
6 76 (24.52%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (23.87%) Security Cleared
8 70 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 70 (22.58%) VMware
9 66 (21.29%) VPN
9 66 (21.29%) Juniper
10 61 (19.68%) DNS
11 56 (18.06%) Migration
12 55 (17.74%) ITIL
13 54 (17.42%) Wireless
14 52 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (15.48%) CCNP
16 45 (14.52%) MPLS
16 45 (14.52%) Windows Server
17 41 (13.23%) OSPF
17 41 (13.23%) BGP
18 40 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
18 40 (12.90%) SC Cleared
18 40 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (12.90%) Office 365
19 38 (12.26%) TCP/IP
20 36 (11.61%) VLAN
21 34 (10.97%) Network Security
21 34 (10.97%) DV Cleared

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 30 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.94%) IIS
7 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.97%) JBoss
8 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 33 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.65%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 40 (12.90%) Office 365
2 33 (10.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.61%) IaaS
3 5 (1.61%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.97%) PaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) G Suite
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 263 (84.84%) WAN
2 138 (44.52%) Firewall
3 66 (21.29%) VPN
4 61 (19.68%) DNS
5 54 (17.42%) Wireless
6 45 (14.52%) MPLS
7 41 (13.23%) BGP
7 41 (13.23%) OSPF
8 40 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
9 38 (12.26%) TCP/IP
10 36 (11.61%) VLAN
11 34 (10.97%) DHCP
11 34 (10.97%) IPsec
11 34 (10.97%) Network Security
12 33 (10.65%) Internet
13 32 (10.32%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (9.35%) WLAN
15 25 (8.06%) VoIP
16 23 (7.42%) SAN
17 22 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (2.26%) Subversion
2 6 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.61%) JIRA
3 5 (1.61%) JMeter
3 5 (1.61%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.97%) SilkTest
5 2 (0.65%) Hudson
5 2 (0.65%) Selenium
5 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.42%) Finance
3 10 (3.23%) Retail
4 6 (1.94%) Back Office
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.32%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (20.97%) Network Engineer
2 62 (20.00%) Architect
3 43 (13.87%) Analyst
4 37 (11.94%) Network Architect
5 29 (9.35%) Project Manager
6 26 (8.39%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 13 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.19%) Network Analyst
9 12 (3.87%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (3.87%) IT Engineer
9 12 (3.87%) Network Manager
9 12 (3.87%) Network Security Analyst
10 11 (3.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (3.55%) Consultant
10 11 (3.55%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (2.90%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.94%) MAPI
1 6 (1.94%) Web Services
2 4 (1.29%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.29%) LDAP
3 2 (0.65%) .NET
3 2 (0.65%) JAAS
3 2 (0.65%) OAuth
3 2 (0.65%) OpenID
3 2 (0.65%) SAML
3 2 (0.65%) SOAP
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services Management
3 2 (0.65%) XACML
4 1 (0.32%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) EDI
4 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.32%) JSON
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.32%) Sensu
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.19%) Smartphone
4 9 (2.90%) Clustering
4 9 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.94%) NHS
6 5 (1.61%) CMDB
6 5 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.61%) IVR
6 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) PKI
7 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.97%) iPhone
8 3 (0.97%) PMI
8 3 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (30.65%) Windows
2 45 (14.52%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (6.77%) Unix
5 20 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.13%) Linux
6 19 (6.13%) Windows 10
7 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.19%) Solaris
10 9 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.29%) Android
12 4 (1.29%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.32%) CentOS
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.06%) Migration
2 55 (17.74%) ITIL
3 28 (9.03%) Service Delivery
4 27 (8.71%) Network Design
5 25 (8.06%) Project Management
6 23 (7.42%) Change Management
6 23 (7.42%) Load Balancing
6 23 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.77%) Network Management
8 19 (6.13%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (5.81%) Service Management
10 17 (5.48%) Problem Management
11 16 (5.16%) High Availability
11 16 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (4.19%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.19%) DevOps
12 13 (4.19%) PRINCE2
13 12 (3.87%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.16%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.87%) Python
3 11 (3.55%) C
4 9 (2.90%) Java
5 7 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.94%) VBA
7 5 (1.61%) C#
7 5 (1.61%) SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Lingo
8 1 (0.32%) Perl
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (24.52%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (23.87%) Security Cleared
3 48 (15.48%) CCNP
4 40 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 34 (10.97%) DV Cleared
6 33 (10.65%) CCNA
7 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (6.45%) Degree
9 19 (6.13%) CCDP
10 16 (5.16%) CCIE
11 15 (4.84%) MCSE
12 12 (3.87%) JNCIS
13 11 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (3.23%) MCP
15 9 (2.90%) MCSA
16 7 (2.26%) CCDA
17 6 (1.94%) DBS Check
17 6 (1.94%) JNCIA
18 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
18 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) SLA
2 8 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.94%) GDPR
4 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.97%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.65%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (24.52%) Active Directory
2 52 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.55%) VMware NSX
5 9 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.97%) UAG
7 3 (0.97%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
9 1 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Snort
9 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.32%) vSphere
9 1 (0.32%) Xen
9 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (10.65%) SCCM
2 15 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.26%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.26%) SCOM
4 5 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.61%) Perfmon
4 5 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.61%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.29%) Ansible
5 4 (1.29%) WSUS
6 3 (0.97%) Cacti
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.97%) QRadar
6 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.32%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 155 (50.00%) Cisco
2 70 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 70 (22.58%) VMware
3 66 (21.29%) Juniper
4 32 (10.32%) CheckPoint
5 25 (8.06%) Citrix
6 24 (7.74%) HP
7 21 (6.77%) Brocade
8 20 (6.45%) Aruba
8 20 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 18 (5.81%) F5
10 17 (5.48%) SolarWinds
11 16 (5.16%) McAfee
12 14 (4.52%) Qualys
13 13 (4.19%) NetApp
14 10 (3.23%) Google
14 10 (3.23%) Oracle
15 9 (2.90%) Apple
15 9 (2.90%) Avaya
15 9 (2.90%) Blue Coat