Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 112 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 -32 -20
Contract jobs citing LAN 118 108 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.86% 1.97% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 13.99% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 90
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -7.75%
10th Percentile £194 £185 £206
90th Percentile £631 £591 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.86% -55.70% +43.64%
10th Percentile £16.55 £17.50 £14.10
90th Percentile £56.96 £187.50 £42.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -15.91% +26.62% -17.26%

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 1,015 772 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.00% 14.11% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 434 531
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +4.23%
10th Percentile £167 £208 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 80 67
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £18.79 £16.25 £12.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +18.75% +10.80% -27.80%

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 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Gloucestershire -5 36 £483 +24.52% 9
Bristol +13 28 £350 +16.67% 8
Wiltshire -37 27 £385 +2.67% 10
Somerset 0 11 £250 -44.44%
Cornwall - 9 £350 -
Dorset +2 4 £350 +122.22% 18
Devon -18 1 £350 +27.27% 7
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 106 (89.83%) WAN
2 67 (56.78%) Cisco
3 51 (43.22%) Firewall
4 49 (41.53%) Windows
5 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
5 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
6 34 (28.81%) VMware
6 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
7 31 (26.27%) Data Centre
8 30 (25.42%) VPN
9 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (22.88%) Linux
12 26 (22.03%) Service Management
13 24 (20.34%) SAN
13 24 (20.34%) WLAN
14 23 (19.49%) ITIL
14 23 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (19.49%) DV Cleared
15 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (18.64%) SLA
15 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
16 21 (17.80%) TCP/IP
16 21 (17.80%) CCNA
16 21 (17.80%) Load Balancing
17 20 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (16.10%) SC Cleared
18 19 (16.10%) Migration
19 18 (15.25%) Finance
20 17 (14.41%) DNS

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 15 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.02%) OpenStack
3 12 (10.17%) JBoss
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (19.49%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (11.86%) Office 365
4 13 (11.02%) IaaS
4 13 (11.02%) OpenShift
4 13 (11.02%) PaaS
5 12 (10.17%) Azure Stack
6 8 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.54%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.54%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 106 (89.83%) WAN
2 51 (43.22%) Firewall
3 30 (25.42%) VPN
4 24 (20.34%) SAN
4 24 (20.34%) WLAN
5 21 (17.80%) TCP/IP
6 17 (14.41%) DNS
7 15 (12.71%) VoIP
8 14 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (11.86%) Network Security
9 13 (11.02%) Wireless
10 12 (10.17%) BGP
10 12 (10.17%) OSPF
11 10 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (6.78%) VLAN
14 6 (5.08%) HSRP
14 6 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
15 5 (4.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (4.24%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) Big Data
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.32%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.93%) Publishing
5 4 (3.39%) Electronics
5 4 (3.39%) Local Government
5 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (34.75%) Network Engineer
2 22 (18.64%) Architect
3 16 (13.56%) Technical Architect
4 12 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (8.47%) Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Active Directory Support
8 6 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) LAN Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) WAN Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.24%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Network Technician
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Network Technician
10 4 (3.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) Middleware
2 12 (10.17%) J2EE
3 7 (5.93%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.27%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.86%) Replication
3 11 (9.32%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.78%) Public Cloud
5 6 (5.08%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.69%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.69%) iPad
7 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.85%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.53%) Windows
2 27 (22.88%) Linux
3 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.86%) Unix
4 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.02%) CentOS
5 13 (11.02%) Solaris
5 13 (11.02%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.85%) Debian
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) Service Management
2 23 (19.49%) ITIL
3 21 (17.80%) Load Balancing
4 19 (16.10%) Migration
5 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
6 13 (11.02%) Data Deduplication
6 13 (11.02%) Data Migration
6 13 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
9 9 (7.63%) Decision-Making
9 9 (7.63%) DevOps
9 9 (7.63%) Web Filtering
10 8 (6.78%) Matrix Management
10 8 (6.78%) Network Design
10 8 (6.78%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.02%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.17%) Java
3 11 (9.32%) SQL
4 10 (8.47%) C
4 10 (8.47%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (19.49%) DV Cleared
4 21 (17.80%) CCNA
5 19 (16.10%) SC Cleared
6 15 (12.71%) CCNP
7 8 (6.78%) Degree
8 4 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.54%) CCIE
10 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.69%) CNE
10 2 (1.69%) HND
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.69%) MCP
10 2 (1.69%) MCSE
10 2 (1.69%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.85%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.02%) Docker
4 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.24%) Firmware
6 3 (2.54%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.02%) Ansible
1 13 (11.02%) Kubernetes
1 13 (11.02%) Puppet
2 12 (10.17%) vRealize
3 6 (5.08%) SCCM
4 4 (3.39%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.69%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 67 (56.78%) Cisco
2 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.81%) VMware
3 16 (13.56%) CheckPoint
3 16 (13.56%) Juniper
4 15 (12.71%) HP
5 14 (11.86%) Red Hat
6 13 (11.02%) F5
7 12 (10.17%) Micro Focus
8 11 (9.32%) Aruba
8 11 (9.32%) ServiceNow
9 9 (7.63%) Riverbed
10 8 (6.78%) McAfee
11 7 (5.93%) Citrix
12 5 (4.24%) Palo Alto
12 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.39%) Apple
13 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.39%) Meraki
13 4 (3.39%) SonicWALL