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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 75 61
Rank change year-on-year -20 -14  
Contract jobs citing LAN 174 248 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 2.76% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 14.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 160 151
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 25
Median hourly rate £17.08 £47.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.29% +145.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £30.25 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.74 £50.88 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £22.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +21.31% +27.53%  

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 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2750 2349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 317 356
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +7 71 £450 +20.00% 14
Berkshire -15 33 £360 +4.34% 12
Buckinghamshire -14 19 £352 -18.25% 3
Kent +6 17 £370 +17.46% 3
Surrey -19 14 £385 +1.31% 5
West Sussex +11 12 £395 - 1
Oxfordshire -10 6 £145 -75.83%
Middlesex +13 2 £460 -5.64% 1
East Sussex -9 1 £150 -40.00% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 323 (80.75%) WAN
2 220 (55.00%) Cisco
3 180 (45.00%) Firewall
4 159 (39.75%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (37.25%) Security Cleared
6 116 (29.00%) Windows
7 115 (28.75%) CCNP
8 111 (27.75%) SC Cleared
9 96 (24.00%) Juniper
10 95 (23.75%) Wireless
11 84 (21.00%) Microsoft
11 84 (21.00%) ITIL
12 81 (20.25%) DNS
12 81 (20.25%) CheckPoint
13 79 (19.75%) Data Centre
14 78 (19.50%) F5
15 70 (17.50%) Network Design
16 69 (17.25%) CCNA
17 67 (16.75%) VPN
18 62 (15.50%) VMware
19 61 (15.25%) DHCP
20 60 (15.00%) Telecoms
21 58 (14.50%) Active Directory
22 55 (13.75%) HP
23 52 (13.00%) MPLS
24 50 (12.50%) CCIE
24 50 (12.50%) TCP/IP
25 47 (11.75%) Cisco ASA
25 47 (11.75%) Network Security
26 44 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 17 (4.25%) MS Exchange
1 17 (4.25%) Skype for Business
2 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (2.75%) IIS
3 11 (2.75%) OpenStack
4 10 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (7.25%) Office 365
2 22 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.25%) IaaS
4 7 (1.75%) SaaS
4 7 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.25%) G Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 323 (80.75%) WAN
2 180 (45.00%) Firewall
3 95 (23.75%) Wireless
4 81 (20.25%) DNS
5 67 (16.75%) VPN
6 61 (15.25%) DHCP
7 52 (13.00%) MPLS
8 50 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 47 (11.75%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (11.75%) Network Security
10 40 (10.00%) BGP
11 39 (9.75%) VLAN
12 37 (9.25%) VoIP
13 31 (7.75%) OSPF
14 30 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (6.75%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (6.75%) WLAN
16 26 (6.50%) BIG-IP
16 26 (6.50%) Internet
17 18 (4.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.25%) MySQL
2 14 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.75%) MS Access
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (3.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.00%) JIRA
3 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 60 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.00%) Finance
3 9 (2.25%) Banking
4 8 (2.00%) Retail
5 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.00%) Back Office
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (28.75%) Network Engineer
2 51 (12.75%) Architect
3 33 (8.25%) Analyst
4 32 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 30 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.50%) Project Manager
7 24 (6.00%) Consultant
8 20 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (3.50%) Network Consultant
11 14 (3.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Design Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Network Analyst
12 13 (3.25%) Network Design Engineer
13 12 (3.00%) Network Manager
13 12 (3.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (2.75%) Sensu
2 8 (2.00%) .NET
3 5 (1.25%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.00%) MFC
4 4 (1.00%) XML
4 4 (1.00%) XML Messaging
5 3 (0.75%) WCF
5 3 (0.75%) Web Services
6 2 (0.50%) ADO
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) JSF
7 1 (0.25%) LAMP
7 1 (0.25%) Middleware
7 1 (0.25%) ODBC
7 1 (0.25%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.00%) Replication
6 11 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.75%) Video on Demand
7 9 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.25%) NHS
8 8 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.75%) BBC
9 7 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.50%) PKI
11 5 (1.25%) CESG
12 4 (1.00%) BYOD
12 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.00%) Machine to Machine
12 4 (1.00%) PMI
12 4 (1.00%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 116 (29.00%) Windows
2 37 (9.25%) Windows Server
3 36 (9.00%) Windows 7
4 35 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (8.25%) Linux
7 26 (6.50%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.50%) Windows XP
10 13 (3.25%) Android
10 13 (3.25%) CentOS
11 12 (3.00%) Unix
12 7 (1.75%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.50%) AIX
14 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.75%) Solaris
14 3 (0.75%) zOS
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.00%) ITIL
2 70 (17.50%) Network Design
3 39 (9.75%) Migration
4 34 (8.50%) Service Management
5 28 (7.00%) ITSM
6 23 (5.75%) Network Management
7 22 (5.50%) Change Management
8 21 (5.25%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.50%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.25%) High Availability
10 17 (4.25%) Network Architecture
10 17 (4.25%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (3.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 14 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.50%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.50%) Project Management
13 13 (3.25%) DevOps
13 13 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.75%) PowerShell
2 22 (5.50%) SQL
3 13 (3.25%) Perl
4 12 (3.00%) PHP
4 12 (3.00%) Python
5 10 (2.50%) VB
6 6 (1.50%) Java
7 4 (1.00%) C++
8 3 (0.75%) C
8 3 (0.75%) C#
8 3 (0.75%) VBScript
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 159 (39.75%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (37.25%) Security Cleared
3 115 (28.75%) CCNP
4 111 (27.75%) SC Cleared
5 69 (17.25%) CCNA
6 50 (12.50%) CCIE
7 40 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 39 (9.75%) JNCIA
9 37 (9.25%) CCDP
10 35 (8.75%) Degree
11 34 (8.50%) CCSE
12 33 (8.25%) CCSA
13 28 (7.00%) JNCIE
14 26 (6.50%) CCIP
15 21 (5.25%) HP ASE
15 21 (5.25%) HP MASE
16 19 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (3.25%) JNCIS
19 10 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.50%) SLA
2 11 (2.75%) PMO
3 6 (1.50%) QA
4 5 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.00%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 58 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.00%) Docker
3 12 (3.00%) Xen
4 11 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.75%) KVM
5 8 (2.00%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (1.25%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.25%) UAG
9 4 (1.00%) vSphere
10 3 (0.75%) XenApp
11 1 (0.25%) Gluster
11 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.25%) vCloud
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 17 (4.25%) SCCM
3 15 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (3.50%) Ansible
5 12 (3.00%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.00%) Puppet
5 12 (3.00%) WSUS
6 11 (2.75%) Grafana
6 11 (2.75%) logstash
7 10 (2.50%) NetBackup
8 9 (2.25%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.75%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.50%) Netcool
11 2 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 220 (55.00%) Cisco
2 96 (24.00%) Juniper
3 84 (21.00%) Microsoft
4 81 (20.25%) CheckPoint
5 78 (19.50%) F5
6 62 (15.50%) VMware
7 55 (13.75%) HP
8 44 (11.00%) Fortinet
9 42 (10.50%) Riverbed
10 25 (6.25%) Aruba
10 25 (6.25%) Palo Alto
11 21 (5.25%) Blue Coat
12 17 (4.25%) Citrix
12 17 (4.25%) Oracle
13 16 (4.00%) Brocade
14 14 (3.50%) Red Hat
15 12 (3.00%) Splunk
15 12 (3.00%) Symantec
16 11 (2.75%) SaltStack
17 9 (2.25%) MobileIron
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour + BENEFITS
Posted: 9 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago