Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 69 65
Rank change year-on-year -44 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 344 453 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.08% 2.94% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.57% 14.73% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 321 359
South East median daily rate £375 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -4.52% +9.93%
10th Percentile £129 £250 £251
90th Percentile £531 £550 £550
England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 36
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -50.63% +125.71%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.90 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.69 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% -

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 2,736 3,076 3,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.56% 19.94% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,783 1,919
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £218 £220
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 217 211
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +58.80%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.43 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Hampshire -16 112 £376 +3.80% 26
Thames Valley -78 111 £375 +3.45% 53
Surrey -13 66 £350 -3.45% 15
Berkshire -38 64 £425 +19.30% 27
Buckinghamshire -51 34 £350 - 17
West Sussex +11 30 £420 +9.09% 3
Kent -5 17 £413 -2.94% 6
Oxfordshire -21 13 £268 -43.68% 9
East Sussex -9 4 £125 -58.33% 1
Middlesex -5 2 £538 +26.47% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 268 (77.91%) WAN
2 141 (40.99%) Cisco
3 125 (36.34%) Windows
4 103 (29.94%) Firewall
5 99 (28.78%) Active Directory
6 86 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 83 (24.13%) Security Cleared
8 81 (23.55%) DNS
9 77 (22.38%) Migration
10 68 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
11 66 (19.19%) Data Centre
12 65 (18.90%) TCP/IP
13 63 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
13 63 (18.31%) Office 365
14 62 (18.02%) DHCP
15 60 (17.44%) ITIL
16 56 (16.28%) VMware
16 56 (16.28%) Windows 7
17 54 (15.70%) Windows Server
18 53 (15.41%) Wireless
18 53 (15.41%) Juniper
19 52 (15.12%) MS Exchange
20 51 (14.83%) VPN
21 46 (13.37%) CCNP
21 46 (13.37%) VLAN
22 44 (12.79%) DV Cleared
22 44 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 43 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
24 39 (11.34%) SC Cleared
25 36 (10.47%) OSPF

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 52 (15.12%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.91%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.33%) IIS
8 3 (0.87%) SAS
8 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Kentico
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 63 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.03%) Acrobat
3 7 (2.03%) PaintShop Pro
4 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.31%) Office 365
2 30 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 268 (77.91%) WAN
2 103 (29.94%) Firewall
3 81 (23.55%) DNS
4 65 (18.90%) TCP/IP
5 62 (18.02%) DHCP
6 53 (15.41%) Wireless
7 51 (14.83%) VPN
8 46 (13.37%) VLAN
9 36 (10.47%) BGP
9 36 (10.47%) OSPF
10 29 (8.43%) VoIP
11 25 (7.27%) Network Security
12 24 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (6.40%) WLAN
14 21 (6.10%) MPLS
15 18 (5.23%) IP Telephony
15 18 (5.23%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (4.65%) DAB
18 15 (4.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Selenium
2 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (7.56%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.23%) Finance
3 9 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.33%) Back Office
5 6 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (20.64%) Architect
2 70 (20.35%) Network Engineer
3 53 (15.41%) Network Architect
4 34 (9.88%) Support Engineer
5 32 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 28 (8.14%) Analyst
7 26 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (6.40%) Desktop Support
9 16 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 16 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (3.49%) Network Manager
12 12 (3.49%) Service Desk Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (3.20%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.74%) MAPI
2 4 (1.16%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.78%) Smartphone
4 10 (2.91%) Clustering
4 10 (2.91%) iPhone
4 10 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.62%) iPad
5 9 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.33%) NHS
7 7 (2.03%) User Experience
8 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) CMDB
10 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.87%) IVR
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) PMI
11 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 125 (36.34%) Windows
2 56 (16.28%) Windows 7
3 54 (15.70%) Windows Server
4 43 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (9.30%) Windows 10
6 24 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (6.40%) Linux
9 21 (6.10%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.65%) Apple iOS
11 15 (4.36%) Unix
12 10 (2.91%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.03%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.03%) Solaris
14 5 (1.45%) Android
15 4 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.38%) Migration
2 60 (17.44%) ITIL
3 26 (7.56%) Network Design
3 26 (7.56%) Service Delivery
4 21 (6.10%) Project Management
4 21 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (5.23%) Change Management
5 18 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (5.23%) Load Balancing
6 17 (4.94%) PRINCE2
7 15 (4.36%) High Availability
8 13 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (3.78%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (3.49%) Network Architecture
9 12 (3.49%) Problem Management
10 10 (2.91%) Network Management
11 9 (2.62%) Business Continuity
12 8 (2.33%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.78%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.91%) Python
3 9 (2.62%) SQL
4 7 (2.03%) C
4 7 (2.03%) VBA
5 6 (1.74%) Java
6 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.29%) C++
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
7 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (24.13%) Security Cleared
2 68 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (13.37%) CCNP
4 44 (12.79%) DV Cleared
4 44 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (11.34%) SC Cleared
6 30 (8.72%) CCNA
7 26 (7.56%) MCSE
8 24 (6.98%) MCP
9 19 (5.52%) CCIE
10 16 (4.65%) Degree
10 16 (4.65%) MCDST
11 13 (3.78%) CCDP
12 11 (3.20%) JNCIS
12 11 (3.20%) MCSA
13 10 (2.91%) JNCIA
13 10 (2.91%) PMI Certification
13 10 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (2.62%) PMP
15 5 (1.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.17%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) PMO
2 8 (2.33%) QA
2 8 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 99 (28.78%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.49%) XenApp
5 11 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.03%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.74%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.45%) vSphere
9 4 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.16%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.16%) XenServer
10 3 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.87%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.87%) UAG
11 2 (0.58%) Firmware
12 1 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 33 (9.59%) SCCM
2 10 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (2.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.03%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.03%) Ansible
5 4 (1.16%) Cacti
5 4 (1.16%) Nagios
5 4 (1.16%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.16%) SCOM
6 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.87%) Puppet
6 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.87%) WSUS
7 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 141 (40.99%) Cisco
2 86 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 56 (16.28%) VMware
4 53 (15.41%) Juniper
5 33 (9.59%) Citrix
6 28 (8.14%) HP
7 25 (7.27%) Symantec
8 19 (5.52%) F5
9 18 (5.23%) Apple
10 16 (4.65%) CheckPoint
11 15 (4.36%) Brocade
11 15 (4.36%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.78%) Forcepoint
13 12 (3.49%) Adobe
14 10 (2.91%) NetApp
15 9 (2.62%) Dell
16 8 (2.33%) Avaya
16 8 (2.33%) Google
16 8 (2.33%) Meraki
16 8 (2.33%) Oracle