Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 103 95
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +17
Contract jobs citing LAN 106 95 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.67% 1.82% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.22% 12.48% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 65
South West median daily rate £313 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +2.08% -13.04%
10th Percentile £198 £180 £178
90th Percentile £488 £446 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.49 £21.50
% change year-on-year +37.22% -18.65% +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 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 945 761 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.88% 14.60% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 461 410
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £151 £181 £150
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 69
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -33.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.09 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £49.50 £43.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.39 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% -16.89% +2.27%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -12 35 £375 -11.76% 4
Bristol -10 34 £325 +6.12% 20
Somerset +8 13 £250 -6.98% 2
Gloucestershire -22 10 £401 +7.72% 1
Dorset -1 4 £215 -14.00% 9
Devon -6 4 £275 -8.33% 4
Avon - 1 £250 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 79 (74.53%) WAN
2 53 (50.00%) Cisco
3 51 (48.11%) Windows
4 42 (39.62%) Firewall
5 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
6 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
6 31 (29.25%) Windows Server
7 28 (26.42%) VMware
8 27 (25.47%) Linux
9 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
12 17 (16.04%) SAN
12 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
13 16 (15.09%) Office 365
13 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
13 16 (15.09%) VPN
14 15 (14.15%) Wireless
15 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (12.26%) DV Cleared
16 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (12.26%) Juniper
16 13 (12.26%) CheckPoint
16 13 (12.26%) VoIP
16 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (11.32%) Windows 10
17 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
17 12 (11.32%) Wi-Fi

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 7 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) HipChat
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) Office 365
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (74.53%) WAN
2 42 (39.62%) Firewall
3 17 (16.04%) SAN
4 16 (15.09%) VPN
5 15 (14.15%) Wireless
6 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (12.26%) VoIP
7 12 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (9.43%) MPLS
8 10 (9.43%) WLAN
9 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
10 8 (7.55%) BGP
10 8 (7.55%) OSPF
11 7 (6.60%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (6.60%) IPsec
11 7 (6.60%) Network Security
11 7 (6.60%) SSL
12 6 (5.66%) iSCSI
13 5 (4.72%) FCoE
13 5 (4.72%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (0.94%) Finance
3 1 (0.94%) Military
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Consultant
3 8 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Desktop Support
4 7 (6.60%) Architect
4 7 (6.60%) Network Consultant
5 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Network Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco Support
7 4 (3.77%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) LAMP
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
1 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.83%) Animation
5 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Derivative
6 1 (0.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (48.11%) Windows
2 31 (29.25%) Windows Server
3 27 (25.47%) Linux
4 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
7 12 (11.32%) Windows 10
7 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.60%) CentOS
9 6 (5.66%) Android
9 6 (5.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.94%) Unix
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.55%) ITIL
4 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.66%) DevOps
5 6 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (4.72%) Migration
6 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.77%) Service Management
7 4 (3.77%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (2.83%) High Availability
8 3 (2.83%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.83%) Network Design
8 3 (2.83%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (2.83%) Project Management
9 2 (1.89%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) Python
2 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.77%) SQL
4 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) C
4 1 (0.94%) Perl
4 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.26%) DV Cleared
5 10 (9.43%) CCNA
6 9 (8.49%) CCNP
7 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.89%) Degree
8 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.89%) MCSE
8 2 (1.89%) MOS
9 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.94%) CWNA
9 1 (0.94%) HNC
9 1 (0.94%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.94%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.94%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.94%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.94%) MCSA
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.66%) NFS
3 6 (5.66%) Samba
4 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
5 2 (1.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) SCCM
2 7 (6.60%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (5.66%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.94%) Ansible
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Opsview
4 1 (0.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Cisco
2 28 (26.42%) VMware
3 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.26%) CheckPoint
4 13 (12.26%) Juniper
5 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 9 (8.49%) HP
7 8 (7.55%) Citrix
8 6 (5.66%) Micro Focus
8 6 (5.66%) Novell
9 5 (4.72%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.72%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.83%) Avaya
10 3 (2.83%) Meraki
11 2 (1.89%) Aruba
11 2 (1.89%) Dell
11 2 (1.89%) Mitel
11 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.94%) Brocade
12 1 (0.94%) Google