The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 27 14 47
Rank change year-on-year -13 +33  
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.68% 10.07% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 37.33% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 4
Median daily rate £406 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £316 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £406 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.72% -2.27%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 47 75 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.01% 26.98% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 44
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £312 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Southampton

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for LAN.

1 15 (93.75%) WAN
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) VoIP
4 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
4 11 (68.75%) Wireless
4 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
6 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 6 (37.50%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Network Design
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (6.25%) Symantec
10 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (6.25%) VPN
10 1 (6.25%) WLAN
10 1 (6.25%) ITIL
10 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
10 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
10 1 (6.25%) Citrix
10 1 (6.25%) NHS
10 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) WAN
2 12 (75.00%) VoIP
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) iPad
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Line Management
2 1 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) VMware