Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 78 65
Rank change year-on-year -25 -13 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 376 442 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 2.66% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.72% 13.98% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 316 358
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £230
90th Percentile £525 £504 £503
England median daily rate £363 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -9.38% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 48
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £45.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.39% +81.82% +45.59%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.53 £13.20
90th Percentile £33.03 £55.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.11% +8.75% +5.26%

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 2955 3161 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 18.99% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1803 1910
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 219 244
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.70 £11.83
90th Percentile £46.10 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +25 154 £400 +6.67% 5
Thames Valley -77 99 £375 - 24
Surrey -3 66 £350 -9.68% 3
Berkshire -51 60 £383 +2.00% 11
West Sussex +10 34 £375 +0.33%
Buckinghamshire -38 23 £375 +3.81% 8
Oxfordshire +9 16 £293 -45.58% 5
Kent -4 15 £368 +84.06% 1
Middlesex -6 5 £400 -11.11%
East Sussex -8 3 £125 -44.44% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 297 (78.99%) WAN
2 152 (40.43%) Cisco
3 147 (39.10%) Windows
4 100 (26.60%) Active Directory
5 98 (26.06%) Firewall
6 95 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 92 (24.47%) DNS
8 91 (24.20%) TCP/IP
9 84 (22.34%) Security Cleared
10 79 (21.01%) VMware
11 76 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
12 70 (18.62%) Windows 7
13 68 (18.09%) ITIL
13 68 (18.09%) Data Centre
14 67 (17.82%) Windows Server
14 67 (17.82%) VPN
15 66 (17.55%) DHCP
16 61 (16.22%) Wireless
17 60 (15.96%) Office 365
18 58 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
19 53 (14.10%) CCNP
19 53 (14.10%) SC Cleared
20 50 (13.30%) Juniper
20 50 (13.30%) MS Exchange
21 49 (13.03%) Migration
22 47 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 47 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (11.97%) BGP
23 45 (11.97%) CCNA
24 44 (11.70%) Network Security

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 50 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.86%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.33%) IIS
6 5 (1.33%) SAS
7 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.53%) Confluence
8 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.53%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Kentico
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 58 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.86%) Acrobat
4 7 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.86%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Eikon
2 1 (0.27%) Maximo
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.96%) Office 365
2 29 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 297 (78.99%) WAN
2 98 (26.06%) Firewall
3 92 (24.47%) DNS
4 91 (24.20%) TCP/IP
5 67 (17.82%) VPN
6 66 (17.55%) DHCP
7 61 (16.22%) Wireless
8 45 (11.97%) BGP
9 44 (11.70%) Network Security
10 43 (11.44%) OSPF
11 39 (10.37%) VLAN
12 37 (9.84%) VoIP
13 33 (8.78%) MPLS
14 30 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (4.79%) WLAN
17 16 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (3.99%) Ethernet
18 15 (3.99%) SAN
19 14 (3.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.06%) MS Access
3 4 (1.06%) MySQL
4 3 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.27%) MSI
4 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (8.78%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.71%) Finance
3 11 (2.93%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.93%) Retail
4 9 (2.39%) Publishing
5 5 (1.33%) Billing
6 4 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (22.34%) Network Engineer
2 64 (17.02%) Architect
3 50 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 45 (11.97%) Network Architect
5 33 (8.78%) Project Manager
6 24 (6.38%) Desktop Support
7 23 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (6.12%) Analyst
7 23 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 22 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 22 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (4.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (4.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
11 16 (4.26%) Windows Support Engineer
12 15 (3.99%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.06%) Web Services
2 3 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (0.80%) Sensu
3 2 (0.53%) .NET
3 2 (0.53%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.53%) HTML
3 2 (0.53%) Node.js
4 1 (0.27%) ADO
4 1 (0.27%) MFC
4 1 (0.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) XML
4 1 (0.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 68 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.19%) User Experience
6 11 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.66%) NHS
8 8 (2.13%) iPhone
9 7 (1.86%) iPad
9 7 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.33%) CESG
10 5 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.33%) Replication
10 5 (1.33%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.06%) Clustering
11 4 (1.06%) PMI
12 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 147 (39.10%) Windows
2 70 (18.62%) Windows 7
3 67 (17.82%) Windows Server
4 47 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (10.11%) Windows 10
6 32 (8.51%) Linux
7 31 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (6.91%) Windows 8
9 19 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.46%) Apple iOS
11 11 (2.93%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.39%) Unix
13 5 (1.33%) CentOS
14 4 (1.06%) Android
15 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.53%) Solaris
16 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.09%) ITIL
2 49 (13.03%) Migration
3 27 (7.18%) Network Design
4 25 (6.65%) Service Delivery
5 24 (6.38%) Project Management
6 18 (4.79%) PRINCE2
7 17 (4.52%) Service Management
8 16 (4.26%) Configuration Management
8 16 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (3.72%) Capacity Planning
9 14 (3.72%) Incident Management
9 14 (3.72%) Network Management
9 14 (3.72%) Patch Management
9 14 (3.72%) SOA
10 13 (3.46%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.19%) Asset Management
12 11 (2.93%) Change Management
13 10 (2.66%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.79%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.26%) SQL
3 12 (3.19%) Python
4 10 (2.66%) Perl
5 6 (1.60%) Java
6 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.06%) C
7 4 (1.06%) VBScript
8 3 (0.80%) PHP
9 2 (0.53%) C++
9 2 (0.53%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 76 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (14.10%) CCNP
3 53 (14.10%) SC Cleared
4 45 (11.97%) CCNA
5 34 (9.04%) Degree
5 34 (9.04%) DV Cleared
5 34 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (6.38%) CCIE
7 23 (6.12%) MCSE
8 21 (5.59%) MCP
9 18 (4.79%) MCDST
10 14 (3.72%) CCDP
11 12 (3.19%) JNCIA
12 9 (2.39%) CCSA
12 9 (2.39%) CCSE
12 9 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (2.39%) JNCIE
12 9 (2.39%) PMI Certification
12 9 (2.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.71%) SLA
2 8 (2.13%) PMO
3 6 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 100 (26.60%) Active Directory
2 47 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.32%) XenApp
4 15 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.93%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.39%) VMware NSX
6 9 (2.39%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.86%) vSphere
7 7 (1.86%) XenServer
8 6 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.33%) Docker
10 3 (0.80%) KVM
10 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.80%) Xen
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
11 2 (0.53%) Gluster
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (10.11%) SCCM
2 13 (3.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.66%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.39%) Ansible
5 8 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.86%) Puppet
6 7 (1.86%) WSUS
7 5 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.06%) Nagios
8 4 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.80%) Grafana
9 3 (0.80%) logstash
10 2 (0.53%) SCOM
11 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 152 (40.43%) Cisco
2 95 (25.27%) Microsoft
3 79 (21.01%) VMware
4 50 (13.30%) Juniper
5 40 (10.64%) Citrix
6 36 (9.57%) F5
6 36 (9.57%) HP
7 27 (7.18%) CheckPoint
8 24 (6.38%) Symantec
9 17 (4.52%) Fortinet
10 15 (3.99%) Apple
10 15 (3.99%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.46%) Dell
12 12 (3.19%) Oracle
13 11 (2.93%) Brocade
13 11 (2.93%) Forcepoint
13 11 (2.93%) Riverbed
14 10 (2.66%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.39%) Meraki
15 9 (2.39%) Red Hat