Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 83 65
Rank change year-on-year -14 -18 +29
Contract jobs citing LAN 101 120 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.02% 2.29% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.65% 14.58% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 118
South West median daily rate £325 £313 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.42% -4.17%
10th Percentile £130 £196 £205
90th Percentile £506 £461 £461
England median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.70% +43.64% +66.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.10 £17.00
90th Percentile £30.88 £42.75 £37.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £21.30
% change year-on-year +19.01% -21.08% +10.62%

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 740 823 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.81% 15.72% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 506 622
South West median daily rate £378 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -0.69% -2.03%
10th Percentile £203 £193 £213
90th Percentile £540 £522 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 69 72
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +22.30% +72.16%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.61 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
Bristol -14 28 £300 -4.00% 9
Wiltshire +6 27 £420 +46.09% 4
Gloucestershire +4 22 £320 +18.96% 6
Devon +2 8 £200 -42.86%
Somerset +3 7 £388 +72.22% 3
Dorset -6 7 £158 -65.95% 3
Cornwall -3 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 75 (74.26%) WAN
2 62 (61.39%) Cisco
3 42 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (31.68%) Firewall
5 30 (29.70%) Windows
6 28 (27.72%) Active Directory
6 28 (27.72%) Security Cleared
7 27 (26.73%) CCNP
8 24 (23.76%) CCNA
9 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
10 19 (18.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (17.82%) Wireless
11 18 (17.82%) BGP
12 17 (16.83%) VMware
12 17 (16.83%) Cisco Prime
13 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
13 16 (15.84%) VoIP
13 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
13 16 (15.84%) Windows Server
14 15 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.87%) EIGRP
16 13 (12.87%) Telecoms
16 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
17 12 (11.88%) Security Patching
17 12 (11.88%) Service Management
17 12 (11.88%) DNS
17 12 (11.88%) HP
17 12 (11.88%) VLAN
17 12 (11.88%) Capacity Management

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 (6.93%) IIS
1 7 (6.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.99%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (74.26%) WAN
2 32 (31.68%) Firewall
3 19 (18.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (17.82%) BGP
4 18 (17.82%) Wireless
5 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
5 16 (15.84%) VoIP
6 15 (14.85%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (12.87%) EIGRP
8 12 (11.88%) DNS
8 12 (11.88%) VLAN
9 11 (10.89%) WLAN
10 10 (9.90%) OSPF
10 10 (9.90%) SAN
11 9 (8.91%) VPN
11 9 (8.91%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (8.91%) Wireshark
12 8 (7.92%) DMZ
12 8 (7.92%) NX-OS
13 7 (6.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) BigQuery
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.99%) Hudson
General
1 13 (12.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.85%) Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) IT Support
6 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) LAN Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Wireless Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Senior IT Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 3 (2.97%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) WAP
2 1 (0.99%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) PKI
3 4 (3.96%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.96%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.97%) Social Media
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) SCADA
6 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.99%) VAX
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.90%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.92%) Linux
5 7 (6.93%) Windows 10
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.97%) Android
8 3 (2.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Unix
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.88%) Capacity Management
1 12 (11.88%) Security Patching
1 12 (11.88%) Service Management
2 11 (10.89%) Incident Management
2 11 (10.89%) ITIL
3 7 (6.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.95%) Data Analysis
4 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (3.96%) Business Transformation
5 4 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.96%) DNA
5 4 (3.96%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.96%) Migration
5 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (3.96%) Network Management
5 4 (3.96%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.97%) Digital Analytics
6 3 (2.97%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 9 (8.91%) Python
3 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) R
4 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) C
4 1 (0.99%) Korn
4 1 (0.99%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (27.72%) Security Cleared
3 27 (26.73%) CCNP
4 24 (23.76%) CCNA
5 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.91%) DV Cleared
6 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.93%) MCSA
8 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.97%) CCDP
9 2 (1.98%) CCIE
9 2 (1.98%) CWNA
10 1 (0.99%) APMP
10 1 (0.99%) CCDA
10 1 (0.99%) CCIE Wireless
10 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.99%) MCITP
10 1 (0.99%) MCSE
10 1 (0.99%) MOS
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) GxP
2 2 (1.98%) RMADS
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 28 (27.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.96%) Firmware
6 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.99%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.99%) NFS
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (10.89%) SCCM
3 10 (9.90%) Opsview
3 10 (9.90%) WSUS
4 7 (6.93%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.97%) Cacti
5 3 (2.97%) Kibana
5 3 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.97%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (61.39%) Cisco
2 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.83%) VMware
4 12 (11.88%) HP
5 9 (8.91%) Juniper
6 8 (7.92%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.93%) F5
7 7 (6.93%) Fortinet
7 7 (6.93%) Splunk
8 5 (4.95%) Aruba
8 5 (4.95%) McAfee
8 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.96%) Google
9 4 (3.96%) Meraki
10 3 (2.97%) Micro Focus
10 3 (2.97%) Nortel
10 3 (2.97%) Novell
10 3 (2.97%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (2.97%) Sophos
11 2 (1.98%) Red Hat