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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / South West
Rank 75 65 78
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing LAN 59 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.31% 2.58% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 16.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 34
Median daily rate £269 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.26% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £148 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £431 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £352 £348
% change year-on-year +0.14% +1.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.64 £35.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.47% +78.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £29.05 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £41.45 £25.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -27.88% -3.40%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 22 £269 -14.60% 1
Wiltshire -3 16 £253 -32.66%
Bristol 0 12 £313 -2.34% 7
Somerset +4 5 £225 -37.93% 1
Devon -7 2 £111 -74.00% 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 103 (88.03%) WAN
2 54 (46.15%) Firewall
3 47 (40.17%) Windows
4 46 (39.32%) Security Cleared
5 45 (38.46%) Cisco
6 39 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 34 (29.06%) DNS
8 32 (27.35%) VPN
8 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
9 29 (24.79%) VMware
10 25 (21.37%) Windows Server
11 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
11 23 (19.66%) Juniper
11 23 (19.66%) TCP/IP
12 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
12 22 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (17.95%) Wireless
13 21 (17.95%) ITIL
14 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (15.38%) Load Balancing
16 17 (14.53%) DHCP
16 17 (14.53%) CCNA
17 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (11.97%) CCNP
19 13 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
20 12 (10.26%) Linux
20 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
21 11 (9.40%) Migration
22 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Top Related 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 5 (4.27%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.56%) Apache
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) MS Office
2 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) Office 365
3 3 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 103 (88.03%) WAN
2 54 (46.15%) Firewall
3 34 (29.06%) DNS
4 32 (27.35%) VPN
5 23 (19.66%) TCP/IP
6 21 (17.95%) Wireless
7 17 (14.53%) DHCP
8 13 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (7.69%) VoIP
10 8 (6.84%) NetScaler
10 8 (6.84%) Network Security
11 7 (5.98%) SSL
12 6 (5.13%) ISDN
13 5 (4.27%) BGP
13 5 (4.27%) Broadband
13 5 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (4.27%) Internet
13 5 (4.27%) MPLS
13 5 (4.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (4.27%) Finance
1 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (26.50%) Network Engineer
2 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.55%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.84%) Architect
5 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (5.13%) Analyst
5 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) IT Support
6 5 (4.27%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.42%) Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.42%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Network Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Network Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.71%) LAMP
2 2 (1.71%) SAML
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.85%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (0.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Replication
4 2 (1.71%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.85%) Handset
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.17%) Windows
2 25 (21.37%) Windows Server
3 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.26%) Linux
5 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.13%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.42%) Android
8 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.56%) Unix
10 2 (1.71%) CentOS
10 2 (1.71%) VMS
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) ITIL
2 18 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.40%) Migration
4 8 (6.84%) ITIL V3
4 8 (6.84%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (6.84%) SIEM
5 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.98%) Information Security
6 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.13%) Network Management
6 6 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.27%) DevOps
7 5 (4.27%) Network Design
7 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.27%) Project Management
7 5 (4.27%) Service Management
8 4 (3.42%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.56%) Perl
1 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.56%) SQL
2 2 (1.71%) Java
2 2 (1.71%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) C#
3 1 (0.85%) C++
3 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (39.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.80%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (14.53%) CCNA
5 14 (11.97%) CCNP
6 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.13%) SANS
7 5 (4.27%) MCSE
8 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.56%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.56%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.56%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.56%) MCSA
10 2 (1.71%) CCDA
10 2 (1.71%) CNA
10 2 (1.71%) CNE
10 2 (1.71%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.71%) Novell Certification
10 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.27%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.56%) vSphere
6 2 (1.71%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.85%) UAG
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) SCCM
2 4 (3.42%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.71%) SCOM
4 2 (1.71%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.85%) Nessus
5 1 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.85%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.85%) Nmap
5 1 (0.85%) QRadar
5 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 45 (38.46%) Cisco
2 29 (24.79%) VMware
3 23 (19.66%) Juniper
4 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.84%) Citrix
6 6 (5.13%) HP
6 6 (5.13%) NetApp
7 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.27%) CommVault
7 5 (4.27%) Dell
7 5 (4.27%) F5
7 5 (4.27%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.27%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.42%) Aruba
8 4 (3.42%) BT
8 4 (3.42%) Oracle
9 3 (2.56%) Brocade
9 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.71%) Novell
10 2 (1.71%) Red Hat