Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 September 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 West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 91 63
Rank change year-on-year -27 -28 +35
Contract jobs citing LAN 95 127 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.63% 2.31% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.57% 14.91% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 76 108
South West median daily rate £325 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £178 £216 £229
90th Percentile £485 £475 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.70% +54.90% +15.91%
England median hourly rate £23.15 £17.43 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.84% -12.86% +7.53%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 821 852 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.10% 15.52% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 512 564
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £209
90th Percentile £550 £525 £511
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +13.67% +12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -27.60% +24.42%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the South West

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the South West

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the South West

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the South West

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the South West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the South West

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Wiltshire +6 34 £359 -7.35% 10
Bristol -43 25 £300 -4.00% 8
Gloucestershire +3 17 £320 -18.99% 8
Devon +4 6 £275 -18.52% 4
Dorset -9 5 £158 -65.00% 9
Somerset 0 3 £450 +63.64% 8
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 77 (81.05%) WAN
2 43 (45.26%) Cisco
3 36 (37.89%) Firewall
4 35 (36.84%) Windows
5 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (29.47%) Security Cleared
7 27 (28.42%) Active Directory
8 22 (23.16%) BGP
9 20 (21.05%) VMware
10 19 (20.00%) CCNA
11 17 (17.89%) Linux
11 17 (17.89%) OSPF
11 17 (17.89%) Office 365
12 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
12 16 (16.84%) VLAN
12 16 (16.84%) HP
13 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
14 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
14 14 (14.74%) VPN
14 14 (14.74%) VoIP
14 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
15 13 (13.68%) CCNP
15 13 (13.68%) MPLS
15 13 (13.68%) Wireless
15 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (12.63%) SC Cleared
16 12 (12.63%) Juniper
16 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
16 12 (12.63%) ITIL
17 11 (11.58%) Cisco Prime

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (9.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Office 365
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (81.05%) WAN
2 36 (37.89%) Firewall
3 22 (23.16%) BGP
4 17 (17.89%) OSPF
5 16 (16.84%) VLAN
6 14 (14.74%) VoIP
6 14 (14.74%) VPN
7 13 (13.68%) MPLS
7 13 (13.68%) Wireless
8 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.58%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (11.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (11.58%) EIGRP
10 9 (9.47%) SAN
11 8 (8.42%) ADSL
11 8 (8.42%) Ethernet
12 7 (7.37%) Wireshark
12 7 (7.37%) WLAN
13 6 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (6.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) Big Data
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.05%) Hudson
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Back Office
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.42%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) IT Support
6 5 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Senior IT Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) WAN Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) WAN Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.05%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.11%) PKI
3 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Animation
4 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.05%) SCADA
4 1 (1.05%) VAX
4 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Linux
3 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
5 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.58%) Windows 10
7 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (8.42%) Android
8 8 (8.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.16%) Unix
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Service Management
3 8 (8.42%) Capacity Management
3 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
3 8 (8.42%) Security Patching
4 7 (7.37%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (4.21%) Migration
7 4 (4.21%) Network Design
7 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.16%) Break/Fix
8 3 (3.16%) Change Control
8 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) Python
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) C
4 1 (1.05%) C++
4 1 (1.05%) Korn
4 1 (1.05%) Lisp
4 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (29.47%) Security Cleared
3 19 (20.00%) CCNA
4 13 (13.68%) CCNP
5 12 (12.63%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.21%) MOS
8 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.11%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.11%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.11%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.11%) MCSA
8 2 (2.11%) MCSE
9 1 (1.05%) APMP
9 1 (1.05%) Degree
9 1 (1.05%) HNC
9 1 (1.05%) MCITP
9 1 (1.05%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.11%) RMADS
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 27 (28.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) NFS
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.05%) Firmware
5 1 (1.05%) Samba
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (8.42%) ZENworks
3 7 (7.37%) Opsview
4 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 5 (5.26%) WSUS
5 3 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.05%) Ansible
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.05%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Cisco
2 20 (21.05%) VMware
3 16 (16.84%) HP
4 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.63%) Juniper
6 10 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.42%) Micro Focus
7 8 (8.42%) Novell
8 7 (7.37%) McAfee
9 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.21%) Citrix
10 4 (4.21%) Meraki
11 3 (3.16%) F5
11 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.11%) Avaya
12 2 (2.11%) Brocade
12 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.11%) Mitel
12 2 (2.11%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.11%) Splunk