Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 12 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 104 82
Rank change year-on-year -25 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,111 1,210 1,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.02% 2.28% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 14.66% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 696 998
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £166 £206
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 123 72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £19.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.40% -1.70% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.60
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.60 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £23.15 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.72% -2.50% +5.26%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,050 8,251 9,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.66% 15.58% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,402 4,721 5,662
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.59%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 573 658
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -22.48% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.21 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £22.92
% change year-on-year -2.88% -14.64% +11.79%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK excluding London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the UK excluding London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the UK excluding London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the UK excluding London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the UK excluding London

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 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
South East +3 395 £393 +4.67% 117
North of England +27 272 £350 - 143
North West +29 166 £350 - 84
Midlands -50 138 £325 -7.14% 71
East of England -35 111 £325 -8.58% 59
South West -46 95 £350 +12.00% 42
West Midlands -75 77 £325 -13.33% 48
Scotland -42 72 £300 -7.69% 18
Yorkshire -31 66 £395 +15.75% 47
East Midlands +30 61 £325 +16.07% 23
North East +26 40 £310 -22.50% 12
Wales -24 19 £450 +60.71% 5
Northern Ireland +46 12 - - 1
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 12 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 875 (78.76%) WAN
2 541 (48.69%) Cisco
3 451 (40.59%) Firewall
4 400 (36.00%) Windows
5 323 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
6 293 (26.37%) Active Directory
7 264 (23.76%) Microsoft
8 242 (21.78%) VMware
9 233 (20.97%) ITIL
10 225 (20.25%) CCNP
11 220 (19.80%) TCP/IP
12 205 (18.45%) Security Cleared
13 195 (17.55%) VPN
13 195 (17.55%) Wireless
14 187 (16.83%) Windows Server
15 179 (16.11%) CCNA
16 171 (15.39%) DNS
16 171 (15.39%) Data Centre
17 164 (14.76%) CheckPoint
18 157 (14.13%) Juniper
19 153 (13.77%) Office 365
20 152 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
21 145 (13.05%) OSPF
22 144 (12.96%) MPLS
23 142 (12.78%) BGP
24 130 (11.70%) Network Security
25 128 (11.52%) SC Cleared
26 126 (11.34%) VoIP
27 123 (11.07%) WLAN
27 123 (11.07%) Microsoft Office

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 82 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 35 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (1.71%) IIS
6 12 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 10 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.45%) Quickr
11 5 (0.45%) Site Server
12 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.36%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 123 (11.07%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 26 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.090%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.45%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Eikon
4 1 (0.090%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.090%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.090%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.090%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 153 (13.77%) Office 365
2 106 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.62%) IaaS
5 14 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.54%) G Suite
7 6 (0.54%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.18%) Akamai
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.18%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.090%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.090%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 875 (78.76%) WAN
2 451 (40.59%) Firewall
3 220 (19.80%) TCP/IP
4 195 (17.55%) VPN
4 195 (17.55%) Wireless
5 171 (15.39%) DNS
6 145 (13.05%) OSPF
7 144 (12.96%) MPLS
8 142 (12.78%) BGP
9 130 (11.70%) Network Security
10 126 (11.34%) VoIP
11 123 (11.07%) WLAN
12 110 (9.90%) SAN
13 102 (9.18%) Wi-Fi
14 100 (9.00%) DHCP
15 99 (8.91%) VLAN
16 96 (8.64%) Cisco ASA
17 80 (7.20%) Internet
18 79 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 64 (5.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.62%) Big Data
2 18 (1.62%) MySQL
3 15 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.36%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.36%) HBase
8 4 (0.36%) Mahout
8 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (0.36%) Redis
8 4 (0.36%) Sqoop
9 3 (0.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (0.63%) JIRA
4 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.18%) MSI
6 1 (0.090%) Hudson
6 1 (0.090%) Mocha
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.090%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (9.54%) Telecoms
2 83 (7.47%) Finance
3 30 (2.70%) Retail
4 24 (2.16%) Banking
5 23 (2.07%) Law
6 18 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.54%) Back Office
8 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.36%) Advertising
9 4 (0.36%) Games
9 4 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
9 4 (0.36%) Marketing
9 4 (0.36%) Publishing
10 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.27%) Legal
10 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.18%) Automotive
11 2 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.090%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 309 (27.81%) Network Engineer
2 141 (12.69%) Analyst
3 99 (8.91%) Architect
4 90 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 79 (7.11%) Support Engineer
6 59 (5.31%) Consultant
7 56 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 51 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 49 (4.41%) Desktop Support
10 48 (4.32%) IT Support
11 47 (4.23%) Network Architect
12 40 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 40 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
13 37 (3.33%) IT Engineer
14 34 (3.06%) Network Analyst
14 34 (3.06%) Security Engineer
14 34 (3.06%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.79%) Service Analyst
16 30 (2.70%) Network Consultant
16 30 (2.70%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.16%) Middleware
2 21 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.44%) Web Services
4 15 (1.35%) HTML
5 7 (0.63%) CGI
5 7 (0.63%) CSS
5 7 (0.63%) LDAP
6 6 (0.54%) .NET
6 6 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.45%) Sensu
8 4 (0.36%) Kafka
8 4 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.36%) XML
9 3 (0.27%) jQuery
9 3 (0.27%) React
9 3 (0.27%) Redux
9 3 (0.27%) REST
9 3 (0.27%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 171 (15.39%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.07%) Smartphone
6 21 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.71%) iPhone
7 19 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 18 (1.62%) Clustering
8 18 (1.62%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.62%) NHS
9 17 (1.53%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.53%) Handset
10 16 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.17%) iPad
12 12 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 400 (36.00%) Windows
2 187 (16.83%) Windows Server
3 108 (9.72%) Linux
4 99 (8.91%) Windows 7
5 84 (7.56%) Windows 10
6 75 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (4.14%) Unix
9 40 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (2.07%) Android
11 20 (1.80%) Windows 8
12 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.62%) Solaris
13 12 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.99%) CentOS
15 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (20.97%) ITIL
2 115 (10.35%) Migration
3 113 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 83 (7.47%) Project Management
5 81 (7.29%) Service Management
6 73 (6.57%) Load Balancing
6 73 (6.57%) Network Design
7 68 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 67 (6.03%) Network Management
9 65 (5.85%) Change Management
10 63 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
12 50 (4.50%) High Availability
13 48 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (3.78%) Incident Management
16 38 (3.42%) Network Architecture
17 36 (3.24%) ITSM
18 35 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 71 (6.39%) SQL
2 44 (3.96%) Python
3 42 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 30 (2.70%) Perl
5 16 (1.44%) Java
6 15 (1.35%) C
7 12 (1.08%) VB
8 10 (0.90%) PHP
9 9 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.45%) C++
11 5 (0.45%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.36%) VBScript
13 3 (0.27%) Korn
14 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.090%) JCL
15 1 (0.090%) Lingo
15 1 (0.090%) R
15 1 (0.090%) REXX
Qualifications
1 323 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
2 225 (20.25%) CCNP
3 205 (18.45%) Security Cleared
4 179 (16.11%) CCNA
5 128 (11.52%) SC Cleared
6 57 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 51 (4.59%) Degree
8 50 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 43 (3.87%) CCIE
10 37 (3.33%) MCSE
11 23 (2.07%) CCDP
12 21 (1.89%) MCSA
13 18 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (1.26%) A+ Certification
15 14 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (1.17%) MCP
17 12 (1.08%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.12%) SLA
2 24 (2.16%) QA
3 14 (1.26%) GDPR
4 9 (0.81%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.63%) PMO
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) GMP
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.090%) FISMA
10 1 (0.090%) GxP
10 1 (0.090%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 293 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 152 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (2.52%) vSphere
6 17 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.35%) XenApp
8 14 (1.26%) Xen
9 13 (1.17%) NFS
9 13 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.08%) FreeRADIUS
11 11 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.81%) Docker
12 9 (0.81%) KVM
13 8 (0.72%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.63%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.54%) Samba
16 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 90 (8.10%) SCCM
2 29 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (2.16%) FortiGate
4 16 (1.44%) WSUS
5 15 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (1.17%) Ansible
7 13 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.08%) SCOM
9 11 (0.99%) Puppet
10 10 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.81%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.81%) Kibana
12 8 (0.72%) OpenView
13 7 (0.63%) Cacti
13 7 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
13 7 (0.63%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.54%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.54%) Opsview
14 6 (0.54%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 541 (48.69%) Cisco
2 264 (23.76%) Microsoft
3 242 (21.78%) VMware
4 164 (14.76%) CheckPoint
5 157 (14.13%) Juniper
6 106 (9.54%) HP
7 105 (9.45%) Citrix
8 104 (9.36%) F5
9 69 (6.21%) McAfee
10 65 (5.85%) Aruba
11 64 (5.76%) Palo Alto
12 63 (5.67%) Oracle
13 48 (4.32%) NetApp
14 44 (3.96%) SolarWinds
15 34 (3.06%) Avaya
15 34 (3.06%) Fortinet
16 32 (2.88%) Red Hat
17 31 (2.79%) Meraki
17 31 (2.79%) Riverbed
18 26 (2.34%) Brocade