Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 November 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.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 113 109
Rank change year-on-year -32 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 1866 2258 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 2.17% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.29% 13.99% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1427 1457
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £193
90th Percentile £538 £575 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 106 186
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +7.59% +1.28%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £44.20 £50.00 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11% -10.00%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England -32 1723 £360 -10.00% 209
UK excluding London -24 1216 £350 -6.67% 143
London -25 634 £375 -11.76% 78
South East -24 370 £375 - 39
Midlands +3 220 £350 - 26
North of England -28 193 £350 -15.92% 47
East of England -13 171 £351 +8.00% 10
West Midlands +5 165 £375 +7.14% 10
South West -11 133 £313 -3.85% 9
Scotland -17 110 £325 -10.96% 9
North West -43 94 £350 -17.65% 30
Yorkshire +15 87 £338 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +1 52 £300 -11.11% 16
Wales -16 21 £280 -27.74% 2
North East +12 12 £400 +4.58% 4
Northern Ireland -60 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for LAN.

1 1529 (81.94%) WAN
2 850 (45.55%) Cisco
3 671 (35.96%) Firewall
4 664 (35.58%) Windows
5 503 (26.96%) Active Directory
6 431 (23.10%) Cisco Certification
7 418 (22.40%) Microsoft
8 368 (19.72%) VMware
9 352 (18.86%) VPN
10 351 (18.81%) Wireless
10 351 (18.81%) Data Centre
11 339 (18.17%) TCP/IP
12 332 (17.79%) Windows Server
13 320 (17.15%) ITIL
14 299 (16.02%) Security Cleared
15 276 (14.79%) DNS
16 267 (14.31%) CCNP
17 241 (12.92%) Wi-Fi
17 241 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 236 (12.65%) Finance
19 232 (12.43%) Linux
20 229 (12.27%) DHCP
21 222 (11.90%) Juniper
22 213 (11.41%) Citrix
23 210 (11.25%) VoIP
24 206 (11.04%) CCNA
25 204 (10.93%) SC Cleared
26 202 (10.83%) Windows 7
26 202 (10.83%) MS Exchange
27 201 (10.77%) Microsoft Office

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 202 (10.83%) MS Exchange
2 75 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 48 (2.57%) Skype for Business
5 36 (1.93%) IIS
6 34 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.64%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.54%) Apache
14 9 (0.48%) Confluence
14 9 (0.48%) JBoss
15 8 (0.43%) CMS
16 7 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.27%) SAS
17 5 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 201 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.43%) Houdini
6 8 (0.43%) Maya
6 8 (0.43%) NUKE
6 8 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.27%) HipChat
8 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Eikon
2 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.27%) RMDS
4 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.054%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 171 (9.16%) Office 365
2 109 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.04%) IaaS
5 33 (1.77%) PaaS
5 33 (1.77%) SaaS
6 17 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.80%) GitHub
8 8 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.054%) G Suite
15 1 (0.054%) Route 53
15 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1529 (81.94%) WAN
2 671 (35.96%) Firewall
3 352 (18.86%) VPN
4 351 (18.81%) Wireless
5 339 (18.17%) TCP/IP
6 276 (14.79%) DNS
7 241 (12.92%) Wi-Fi
8 229 (12.27%) DHCP
9 210 (11.25%) VoIP
10 195 (10.45%) MPLS
11 194 (10.40%) Network Security
12 165 (8.84%) WLAN
13 164 (8.79%) SAN
14 149 (7.98%) BGP
15 139 (7.45%) Internet
16 137 (7.34%) VLAN
17 136 (7.29%) Cisco ASA
18 129 (6.91%) OSPF
19 115 (6.16%) Cisco Nexus
20 91 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.77%) Big Data
3 30 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.80%) Apache Hive
6 15 (0.80%) HBase
6 15 (0.80%) Impala
6 15 (0.80%) Sqoop
7 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (0.48%) MySQL
9 8 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.32%) MS Access
11 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.16%) Power BI
13 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.70%) JIRA
3 13 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.27%) git-flow
6 5 (0.27%) Maven
7 4 (0.21%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.21%) MSI
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.11%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.054%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.054%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 236 (12.65%) Finance
2 180 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.45%) Banking
4 51 (2.73%) Retail
5 36 (1.93%) Legal
6 35 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.66%) Marketing
8 23 (1.23%) Back Office
8 23 (1.23%) Law
9 18 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.91%) Electronics
11 12 (0.64%) Billing
11 12 (0.64%) Publishing
12 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.16%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 463 (24.81%) Network Engineer
2 224 (12.00%) Architect
3 178 (9.54%) Support Engineer
4 167 (8.95%) Analyst
5 162 (8.68%) Project Manager
6 153 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
7 133 (7.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 113 (6.06%) Desktop Support
9 111 (5.95%) Network Architect
10 100 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 75 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 74 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
13 72 (3.86%) Support Analyst
14 69 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
15 66 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
15 66 (3.54%) Administrator
16 59 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
17 57 (3.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 54 (2.89%) Network Manager
19 53 (2.84%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.77%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.39%) Web Services
3 20 (1.07%) Middleware
4 19 (1.02%) Sensu
5 17 (0.91%) HTML
5 17 (0.91%) XML
6 15 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (0.80%) Kafka
6 15 (0.80%) REST
6 15 (0.80%) Spark Streaming
7 14 (0.75%) .NET
8 12 (0.64%) Node.js
9 9 (0.48%) LAMP
9 9 (0.48%) SOAP
10 7 (0.38%) Ajax
11 5 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.27%) JSON
12 4 (0.21%) XHTML
12 4 (0.21%) XSLT
13 3 (0.16%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 351 (18.81%) Data Centre
2 85 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 41 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.14%) Private Cloud
7 39 (2.09%) NHS
8 36 (1.93%) Clustering
9 35 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 35 (1.88%) Replication
10 29 (1.55%) iPhone
11 28 (1.50%) PKI
11 28 (1.50%) Smartphone
12 27 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.29%) Driving Licence
14 21 (1.13%) iPad
15 18 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.80%) BYOD
16 15 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 664 (35.58%) Windows
2 332 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 232 (12.43%) Linux
4 202 (10.83%) Windows 7
5 174 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 106 (5.68%) Windows 10
8 101 (5.41%) Unix
9 64 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (2.89%) Windows 8
11 48 (2.57%) Apple iOS
11 48 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 43 (2.30%) Windows XP
13 36 (1.93%) CentOS
14 29 (1.55%) Mac OS X
15 28 (1.50%) Android
16 20 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.75%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (17.15%) ITIL
2 175 (9.38%) Migration
3 147 (7.88%) Project Management
4 143 (7.66%) Network Design
5 133 (7.13%) PRINCE2
6 102 (5.47%) Service Delivery
7 101 (5.41%) Network Management
8 96 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (4.88%) Information Security
10 87 (4.66%) Change Management
11 83 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 82 (4.39%) Service Management
13 79 (4.23%) DevOps
13 79 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
14 78 (4.18%) Load Balancing
15 64 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 63 (3.38%) Configuration Management
17 58 (3.11%) Patch Management
18 57 (3.05%) Presales
19 52 (2.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 127 (6.81%) SQL
2 79 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 76 (4.07%) Python
4 54 (2.89%) Java
5 40 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 35 (1.88%) Perl
7 33 (1.77%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.55%) C
9 20 (1.07%) PHP
10 17 (0.91%) VBScript
11 14 (0.75%) VB
12 10 (0.54%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.54%) Ruby
13 9 (0.48%) C++
14 7 (0.38%) Groovy
15 6 (0.32%) VBA
16 2 (0.11%) Korn
17 1 (0.054%) C#
17 1 (0.054%) Scala
17 1 (0.054%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 431 (23.10%) Cisco Certification
2 299 (16.02%) Security Cleared
3 267 (14.31%) CCNP
4 206 (11.04%) CCNA
5 204 (10.93%) SC Cleared
6 130 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 126 (6.75%) Degree
8 124 (6.65%) CCIE
9 85 (4.56%) DV Cleared
10 84 (4.50%) MCSE
11 60 (3.22%) MCP
12 39 (2.09%) JNCIA
13 38 (2.04%) CCDP
14 37 (1.98%) PMP
15 36 (1.93%) CCSE
16 35 (1.88%) MCDST
17 34 (1.82%) CCSA
18 32 (1.71%) MCSA
18 32 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 31 (1.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.25%) SLA
2 29 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.23%) PMO
5 15 (0.80%) QA
6 13 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.70%) GDPR
7 10 (0.54%) RMADS
8 9 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.43%) MiFID
9 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.16%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.16%) FATCA
12 3 (0.16%) IFRS
13 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.054%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 503 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 241 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.43%) vSphere
5 60 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (2.57%) XenApp
7 30 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
8 28 (1.50%) Samba
9 26 (1.39%) VMware NSX
10 24 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 21 (1.13%) Docker
12 19 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (0.80%) Apache Flume
15 14 (0.75%) XenServer
16 13 (0.70%) Firmware
17 11 (0.59%) ProxySG
18 10 (0.54%) NFS
18 10 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
19 8 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 139 (7.45%) SCCM
2 48 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
3 42 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 36 (1.93%) Ansible
5 30 (1.61%) SCOM
6 26 (1.39%) WSUS
7 24 (1.29%) Nessus
8 23 (1.23%) AirWatch
9 22 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (1.02%) Kubernetes
12 17 (0.91%) Nagios
12 17 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
13 16 (0.86%) Puppet
14 15 (0.80%) Prometheus
15 13 (0.70%) Nmap
15 13 (0.70%) QRadar
16 11 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
16 11 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 850 (45.55%) Cisco
2 418 (22.40%) Microsoft
3 368 (19.72%) VMware
4 222 (11.90%) Juniper
5 213 (11.41%) Citrix
6 187 (10.02%) CheckPoint
7 179 (9.59%) HP
8 125 (6.70%) F5
9 114 (6.11%) SolarWinds
10 72 (3.86%) Fortinet
10 72 (3.86%) Palo Alto
11 71 (3.80%) Riverbed
12 66 (3.54%) Dell
13 62 (3.32%) Oracle
14 60 (3.22%) Apple
15 53 (2.84%) Avaya
16 49 (2.63%) Red Hat
17 48 (2.57%) Blue Coat
17 48 (2.57%) Splunk
18 43 (2.30%) Aruba