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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / South East
Rank 66 66 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing LAN 226 263 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.88% 2.85% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 12.90% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 153 153
Median daily rate £400 £340 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -8.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 17
Median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.00% -41.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £50.00 £77.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.72% -2.27%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 88 £410 +13.88% 13
Buckinghamshire +12 43 £400 +23.07% 5
Berkshire +10 33 £350 +35.92% 12
Surrey -12 29 £210 -32.80% 11
Oxfordshire -5 12 £475 +97.91% 1
Kent +16 10 £160 - 3
West Sussex 0 7 £413 +35.24% 4
Middlesex +3 3 £450 +36.36%
East Sussex +1 1 £425 - 4
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 338 (76.82%) WAN
2 266 (60.45%) Cisco
3 174 (39.55%) Firewall
4 156 (35.45%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (32.95%) Security Cleared
6 144 (32.73%) Windows
7 130 (29.55%) SC Cleared
8 106 (24.09%) CCNP
9 101 (22.95%) Data Centre
10 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
10 96 (21.82%) ITIL
11 86 (19.55%) Juniper
11 86 (19.55%) CheckPoint
12 82 (18.64%) Wireless
13 77 (17.50%) Active Directory
14 74 (16.82%) Telecoms
15 69 (15.68%) F5
16 67 (15.23%) VMware
16 67 (15.23%) VPN
17 63 (14.32%) CCNA
18 60 (13.64%) DHCP
18 60 (13.64%) Linux
19 59 (13.41%) DNS
19 59 (13.41%) Network Design
19 59 (13.41%) Windows Server
20 58 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
21 57 (12.95%) TCP/IP
22 55 (12.50%) HP
22 55 (12.50%) MS Office
23 53 (12.05%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related 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 23 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.59%) IIS
7 6 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.14%) Apache
8 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (0.91%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (12.50%) MS Office
2 42 (9.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.82%) Office 365
2 23 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.95%) IaaS
5 6 (1.36%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.68%) PaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 338 (76.82%) WAN
2 174 (39.55%) Firewall
3 82 (18.64%) Wireless
4 67 (15.23%) VPN
5 60 (13.64%) DHCP
6 59 (13.41%) DNS
7 58 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
8 57 (12.95%) TCP/IP
9 53 (12.05%) MPLS
10 44 (10.00%) VoIP
11 42 (9.55%) Network Security
12 40 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (8.86%) BGP
14 37 (8.41%) VLAN
15 33 (7.50%) OSPF
15 33 (7.50%) SAN
16 26 (5.91%) WLAN
17 24 (5.45%) Internet
17 24 (5.45%) SSL
18 23 (5.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.86%) MySQL
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.91%) Big Data
4 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.68%) HBase
5 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Zeppelin
6 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.45%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.23%) DB2
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.36%) JIRA
2 6 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 74 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.00%) Finance
3 10 (2.27%) Back Office
3 10 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.14%) Advertising
4 5 (1.14%) Banking
4 5 (1.14%) Retail
5 4 (0.91%) Publishing
6 3 (0.68%) Games
6 3 (0.68%) Legal
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
6 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.45%) Billing
7 2 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (27.73%) Network Engineer
2 52 (11.82%) Architect
3 42 (9.55%) Analyst
4 32 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.36%) Network Architect
7 26 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
8 25 (5.68%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.77%) Network Analyst
10 20 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 19 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (4.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 18 (4.09%) Consultant
13 16 (3.64%) Administrator
13 16 (3.64%) Desktop Support
13 16 (3.64%) Security Engineer
14 15 (3.41%) Design Engineer
14 15 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
15 14 (3.18%) LAN Engineer
15 14 (3.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.27%) Middleware
2 9 (2.05%) .NET
3 7 (1.59%) Web Services
4 6 (1.36%) MFC
4 6 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.36%) WCF
4 6 (1.36%) XML
4 6 (1.36%) XML Messaging
5 4 (0.91%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.91%) ADO
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Tez
6 2 (0.45%) CSS
6 2 (0.45%) HTML
6 2 (0.45%) J2EE
6 2 (0.45%) Kafka
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.45%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.23%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 101 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.18%) Replication
6 11 (2.50%) PKI
7 6 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.36%) FlexPod
7 6 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.14%) BYOD
8 5 (1.14%) Clustering
8 5 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.14%) PMI
8 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.91%) CMDB
10 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.68%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.68%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 144 (32.73%) Windows
2 60 (13.64%) Linux
3 59 (13.41%) Windows Server
4 39 (8.86%) Unix
4 39 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 33 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (6.14%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (4.32%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.73%) Android
10 12 (2.73%) Solaris
11 11 (2.50%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.36%) AIX
14 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.91%) CentOS
15 4 (0.91%) HPUX
15 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.82%) ITIL
2 59 (13.41%) Network Design
3 34 (7.73%) Service Management
4 32 (7.27%) Migration
5 30 (6.82%) Project Management
6 26 (5.91%) Load Balancing
7 25 (5.68%) Change Management
8 23 (5.23%) Incident Management
9 22 (5.00%) ITSM
10 21 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (4.55%) Network Management
11 20 (4.55%) PRINCE2
12 19 (4.32%) Problem Management
13 16 (3.64%) Configuration Management
14 14 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.18%) Service Delivery
15 13 (2.95%) Information Security
16 12 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (2.73%) High Availability
16 12 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.09%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.18%) Java
2 14 (3.18%) SQL
3 11 (2.50%) C++
4 9 (2.05%) C#
4 9 (2.05%) Perl
5 5 (1.14%) C
5 5 (1.14%) VB
6 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.68%) PHP
8 2 (0.45%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 156 (35.45%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (32.95%) Security Cleared
3 130 (29.55%) SC Cleared
4 106 (24.09%) CCNP
5 63 (14.32%) CCNA
6 46 (10.45%) CCIE
7 33 (7.50%) Degree
7 33 (7.50%) JNCIA
8 31 (7.05%) CCSE
9 27 (6.14%) CCDP
10 23 (5.23%) CCSA
11 20 (4.55%) JNCIE
12 19 (4.32%) CCIP
12 19 (4.32%) DV Cleared
12 19 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (3.64%) HP ASE
13 16 (3.64%) HP MASE
14 14 (3.18%) JNCIS
15 10 (2.27%) CISSP
16 9 (2.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.64%) SLA
2 12 (2.73%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.27%) PMO
5 8 (1.82%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 77 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.36%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.14%) UAG
6 5 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.14%) XenApp
7 4 (0.91%) Samba
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.68%) vSphere
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.45%) HDFS
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.23%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.23%) FortiGate
2 19 (4.32%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (3.41%) SCCM
4 8 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.59%) WSUS
6 6 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.91%) Puppet
8 3 (0.68%) Ansible
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.68%) OPNET
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 266 (60.45%) Cisco
2 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 86 (19.55%) CheckPoint
3 86 (19.55%) Juniper
4 69 (15.68%) F5
5 67 (15.23%) VMware
6 55 (12.50%) HP
7 30 (6.82%) Fortinet
8 29 (6.59%) Riverbed
9 26 (5.91%) Citrix
10 24 (5.45%) Aruba
10 24 (5.45%) Palo Alto
11 23 (5.23%) Oracle
12 20 (4.55%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.95%) Brocade
13 13 (2.95%) Forcepoint
14 12 (2.73%) Intel Security
14 12 (2.73%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.73%) Symantec
15 11 (2.50%) IBM
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