Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 82 69
Rank change year-on-year -43 -13 +36
Contract jobs citing LAN 100 133 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.60% 2.39% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 16.16% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 89
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £198 £178 £195
90th Percentile £488 £460 £603
England median daily rate £375 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 8
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.70% +42.34% -34.71%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year +38.13% -19.19% +17.81%

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 914 823 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.58% 14.78% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 496 487
South West median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -4.11%
10th Percentile £188 £171 £164
90th Percentile £538 £528 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 50 82
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -4.55% -15.92%
10th Percentile £17.05 £12.42 £12.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.25 £47.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -8 37 £370 -8.36% 17
Bristol -30 30 £350 +12.00% 8
Gloucestershire -21 14 £298 -18.36% 1
Somerset 0 9 £200 -12.09% 3
Devon -1 3 £275 -15.38% 4
Dorset -12 3 £215 -38.57% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 81 (81.00%) WAN
2 49 (49.00%) Cisco
3 46 (46.00%) Windows
4 33 (33.00%) Firewall
5 31 (31.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 26 (26.00%) VMware
8 25 (25.00%) Linux
9 24 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (23.00%) Windows Server
11 18 (18.00%) BGP
11 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (17.00%) VoIP
13 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
13 16 (16.00%) MPLS
13 16 (16.00%) Office 365
13 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
14 14 (14.00%) OSPF
14 14 (14.00%) Wireless
14 14 (14.00%) CCNP
14 14 (14.00%) VPN
15 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
16 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (12.00%) HP
16 12 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
16 12 (12.00%) SAN
16 12 (12.00%) Python
17 11 (11.00%) CCNA

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 (7.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.00%) Confluence
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) HipChat
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.00%) Office 365
2 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (81.00%) WAN
2 33 (33.00%) Firewall
3 18 (18.00%) BGP
4 17 (17.00%) VoIP
5 16 (16.00%) MPLS
6 14 (14.00%) OSPF
6 14 (14.00%) VPN
6 14 (14.00%) Wireless
7 12 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (12.00%) SAN
8 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (10.00%) WLAN
9 9 (9.00%) EIGRP
10 8 (8.00%) ADSL
10 8 (8.00%) iSCSI
10 8 (8.00%) VLAN
10 8 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (6.00%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Big Data
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.00%) JIRA
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Consultant
3 10 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.00%) Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) COM
1 1 (1.00%) LAMP
1 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.00%) Animation
5 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.00%) Derivative
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.00%) Windows
2 25 (25.00%) Linux
3 23 (23.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (7.00%) CentOS
10 6 (6.00%) Android
10 6 (6.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.00%) Unix
13 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.00%) Service Management
4 7 (7.00%) Capacity Management
4 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.00%) ITIL
4 7 (7.00%) Project Management
4 7 (7.00%) Security Patching
5 6 (6.00%) DevOps
5 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.00%) Migration
7 4 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.00%) Network Design
7 4 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.00%) Break/Fix
8 3 (3.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) Python
2 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) Korn
5 1 (1.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (31.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (14.00%) CCNP
4 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.00%) CCNA
5 11 (11.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) MOS
7 2 (2.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.00%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.00%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.00%) APMP
8 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.00%) CWNA
8 1 (1.00%) HNC
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.00%) NFS
4 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.00%) Samba
5 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.00%) Firmware
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (7.00%) SCCM
3 6 (6.00%) ZENworks
4 5 (5.00%) Opsview
5 1 (1.00%) Ansible
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (1.00%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.00%) WSUS
5 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (49.00%) Cisco
2 26 (26.00%) VMware
3 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.00%) HP
5 11 (11.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.00%) Juniper
7 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.00%) Citrix
9 6 (6.00%) Micro Focus
9 6 (6.00%) Novell
10 4 (4.00%) Meraki
11 3 (3.00%) Mitel
11 3 (3.00%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.00%) Avaya
12 2 (2.00%) Brocade
12 2 (2.00%) BT
12 2 (2.00%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.00%) McAfee
12 2 (2.00%) Sophos