Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 70 109
Rank change year-on-year -13 +39 -53
Contract jobs citing LAN 132 151 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.33% 2.63% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.68% 17.93% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 80
South West median daily rate £313 £320 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% -4.83% +8.47%
10th Percentile £179 £195 £180
90th Percentile £458 £604 £479
England median daily rate £360 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -34.71% +88.09%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.00 £15.85
90th Percentile £42.75 £43.75 £44.13
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -19.19% +11.69% +1.32%

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 842 842 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 14.67% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 497 455
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £171 £167 £180
90th Percentile £532 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Bristol +9 53 £313 -3.85% 6
Gloucestershire +16 22 £365 +25.86% 1
Wiltshire -18 22 £423 -11.05%
Dorset +2 16 £350 -2.10% 1
Cornwall -5 6 £320 -
Somerset -15 6 £228 -17.27% 1
Devon -8 5 £325 +20.37%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 110 (83.33%) WAN
2 78 (59.09%) Cisco
3 54 (40.91%) Firewall
4 41 (31.06%) Windows
5 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
6 35 (26.52%) Active Directory
7 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
8 33 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (21.97%) SC Cleared
10 27 (20.45%) Linux
10 27 (20.45%) ITIL
11 26 (19.70%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (15.91%) Wireless
12 21 (15.91%) VPN
13 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
14 19 (14.39%) Juniper
14 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
14 19 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.64%) CCNP
15 18 (13.64%) CCNA
15 18 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (12.88%) HP
17 16 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
17 16 (12.12%) Finance
18 15 (11.36%) VMware
18 15 (11.36%) DHCP
18 15 (11.36%) Broadband
19 14 (10.61%) WLAN

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 14 (10.61%) Skype for Business
2 10 (7.58%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.06%) Houdini
2 8 (6.06%) Maya
2 8 (6.06%) NUKE
2 8 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.30%) Office 365
3 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 110 (83.33%) WAN
2 54 (40.91%) Firewall
3 26 (19.70%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (15.91%) VPN
4 21 (15.91%) Wireless
5 19 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 15 (11.36%) Broadband
7 15 (11.36%) DHCP
8 14 (10.61%) WLAN
9 12 (9.09%) Network Security
10 10 (7.58%) BGP
10 10 (7.58%) DNS
11 9 (6.82%) MPLS
11 9 (6.82%) VLAN
11 9 (6.82%) VoIP
12 8 (6.06%) SAN
13 7 (5.30%) EIGRP
13 7 (5.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
1 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (1.52%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) German Language
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.15%) Project Manager
2 20 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Administrator
5 10 (7.58%) Installation Manager
5 10 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Architect
6 8 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.06%) Network Support
6 8 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
9 5 (3.79%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (3.79%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) .NET
1 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.30%) Animation
4 6 (4.55%) VAX
5 5 (3.79%) Replication
6 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.52%) Clustering
8 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.76%) FMCG
9 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.06%) Windows
2 27 (20.45%) Linux
3 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.58%) CentOS
5 10 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.30%) Unix
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) ITIL
2 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
3 12 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (7.58%) Network Design
5 10 (7.58%) Network Management
6 8 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.30%) Visual Effects
8 5 (3.79%) Capacity Management
8 5 (3.79%) DevOps
8 5 (3.79%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (3.79%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.03%) Project Management
9 4 (3.03%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) Python
2 9 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.30%) SQL
4 4 (3.03%) C
5 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (21.97%) SC Cleared
4 18 (13.64%) CCNA
4 18 (13.64%) CCNP
5 16 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.55%) APMP
8 4 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.03%) Degree
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.52%) MCITP
10 2 (1.52%) MCSE
10 2 (1.52%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.76%) CWNA
11 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.27%) RMADS
3 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (26.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.82%) NFS
3 9 (6.82%) Samba
4 6 (4.55%) vSphere
5 4 (3.03%) Firmware
6 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.27%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) WSUS
2 5 (3.79%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.79%) Puppet
3 4 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.03%) SCCM
4 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.27%) Opsview
4 3 (2.27%) SCOM
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.76%) Nessus
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 78 (59.09%) Cisco
2 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.39%) Juniper
4 17 (12.88%) HP
5 15 (11.36%) VMware
6 9 (6.82%) Dell
6 9 (6.82%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.30%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.55%) Oracle
8 6 (4.55%) Remedy
8 6 (4.55%) Siemens
8 6 (4.55%) Sun
9 5 (3.79%) F5
9 5 (3.79%) IBM
9 5 (3.79%) Nortel
10 4 (3.03%) Forcepoint
10 4 (3.03%) McAfee
10 4 (3.03%) Meraki