Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 168 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 -43 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,579 1,576 1,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.56% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.69% 11.78% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,016 918 1,239
UK median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £170 £163 £175
90th Percentile £563 £575 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £370
% change year-on-year +8.70% -6.76% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 107 139
UK median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% -7.89% -11.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -16.28%

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 11,531 13,380 12,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.65% 13.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,071 8,210 7,724
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +5.13% +1.30% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 734 747
UK median hourly rate £21.08 £19.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.41% -2.80% -23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £19.19
% change year-on-year +2.55% -0.91% -28.99%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -2 1,421 £400 +6.67% 174
UK excluding London +31 1,041 £375 +8.70% 136
London -22 494 £425 +6.25% 47
South East +33 370 £400 - 31
North of England +46 211 £350 +7.69% 38
South West -8 118 £350 +7.69% 15
East of England +9 114 £438 +20.69% 18
Midlands -6 107 £350 +7.69% 26
North West +14 106 £388 +14.81% 17
Scotland +39 86 £325 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +48 77 £360 +25.22% 17
West Midlands -21 63 £370 -1.33% 18
East Midlands +19 43 £268 -14.54% 7
North East +42 28 £228 -17.27% 4
Wales +1 23 £350 - 2
Northern Ireland +18 12 £300 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for LAN.

1 1,292 (81.82%) WAN
2 840 (53.20%) Cisco
3 720 (45.60%) Firewall
4 537 (34.01%) Windows
5 505 (31.98%) Cisco Certification
6 401 (25.40%) Active Directory
7 369 (23.37%) VPN
8 362 (22.93%) Microsoft
9 350 (22.17%) Data Centre
10 341 (21.60%) Wireless
11 335 (21.22%) CCNP
12 333 (21.09%) TCP/IP
13 286 (18.11%) ITIL
14 283 (17.92%) VMware
15 272 (17.23%) DNS
16 263 (16.66%) BGP
17 255 (16.15%) CCNA
18 249 (15.77%) Security Cleared
19 244 (15.45%) CheckPoint
20 242 (15.33%) OSPF
21 238 (15.07%) Windows Server
22 230 (14.57%) MPLS
23 206 (13.05%) VoIP
23 206 (13.05%) Network Security
24 197 (12.48%) Juniper
25 193 (12.22%) DHCP
25 193 (12.22%) Finance
26 190 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
27 189 (11.97%) F5
28 183 (11.59%) Office 365

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 86 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 65 (4.12%) Skype for Business
3 48 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (1.33%) IIS
6 19 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 14 (0.89%) JBoss
8 10 (0.63%) Confluence
9 9 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.19%) SAS
13 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.13%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.063%) CMS
15 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.063%) Site Server
Applications
1 164 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Windchill
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.063%) assyst
3 1 (0.063%) RMDS
3 1 (0.063%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 190 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 183 (11.59%) Office 365
3 154 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.72%) IaaS
5 35 (2.22%) PaaS
6 30 (1.90%) OpenShift
7 26 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.39%) SaaS
10 15 (0.95%) Azure Stack
11 12 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.70%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 7 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.38%) Akamai
16 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.25%) G Suite
16 4 (0.25%) GitHub
16 4 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1,292 (81.82%) WAN
2 720 (45.60%) Firewall
3 369 (23.37%) VPN
4 341 (21.60%) Wireless
5 333 (21.09%) TCP/IP
6 272 (17.23%) DNS
7 263 (16.66%) BGP
8 242 (15.33%) OSPF
9 230 (14.57%) MPLS
10 206 (13.05%) Network Security
10 206 (13.05%) VoIP
11 193 (12.22%) DHCP
12 181 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
13 175 (11.08%) WLAN
14 169 (10.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 169 (10.70%) Wi-Fi
15 133 (8.42%) Internet
15 133 (8.42%) VLAN
16 129 (8.17%) SAN
17 92 (5.83%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.63%) MariaDB
6 8 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.32%) MySQL
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.19%) MS Access
10 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.13%) Big Data
10 2 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.13%) DB2
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.063%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.063%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (1.08%) JIRA
2 9 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.38%) Hudson
4 6 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.25%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.25%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.063%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.063%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.063%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.063%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.063%) QARun
8 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.063%) Subversion
8 1 (0.063%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.063%) WinRunner
General
1 193 (12.22%) Finance
2 152 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.36%) Banking
4 50 (3.17%) Retail
5 27 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.01%) Law
8 13 (0.82%) Back Office
8 13 (0.82%) Local Government
8 13 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 12 (0.76%) Legal
10 11 (0.70%) Billing
10 11 (0.70%) Marketing
11 10 (0.63%) Publishing
12 9 (0.57%) Electronics
13 8 (0.51%) Advertising
14 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 5 (0.32%) Military
16 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 523 (33.12%) Network Engineer
2 193 (12.22%) Architect
3 149 (9.44%) Analyst
4 117 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 109 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 105 (6.65%) Support Engineer
7 90 (5.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 86 (5.45%) Network Architect
9 73 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
10 67 (4.24%) Project Manager
11 62 (3.93%) Consultant
12 57 (3.61%) IT Support
13 53 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 52 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
15 49 (3.10%) Security Engineer
16 43 (2.72%) Desktop Support
17 42 (2.66%) Network Security Engineer
18 41 (2.60%) LAN Engineer
19 38 (2.41%) Design Engineer
19 38 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 34 (2.15%) Middleware
3 28 (1.77%) Web Services
4 22 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
5 21 (1.33%) LDAP
6 14 (0.89%) JSON
6 14 (0.89%) REST
7 13 (0.82%) XML
8 12 (0.76%) J2EE
9 10 (0.63%) SOAP
9 10 (0.63%) YAML
10 8 (0.51%) XMPP
11 4 (0.25%) Jinja
11 4 (0.25%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.25%) SAML
11 4 (0.25%) Velocity
12 3 (0.19%) HTML
12 3 (0.19%) React
12 3 (0.19%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 350 (22.17%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 69 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
4 57 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.47%) PKI
7 38 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 36 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 35 (2.22%) Clustering
10 23 (1.46%) Cyberattack
10 23 (1.46%) NHS
10 23 (1.46%) Replication
11 22 (1.39%) iPhone
12 20 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (1.27%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (1.08%) Handset
14 17 (1.08%) Smartphone
15 16 (1.01%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 537 (34.01%) Windows
2 238 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 173 (10.96%) Linux
4 140 (8.87%) Windows 10
5 127 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (7.92%) Windows 7
7 107 (6.78%) Unix
8 88 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (3.29%) Android
11 37 (2.34%) Solaris
12 26 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.65%) CentOS
13 24 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.20%) Windows 8
15 17 (1.08%) Ubuntu
16 16 (1.01%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.95%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.44%) AIX
18 7 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (18.11%) ITIL
2 181 (11.46%) Migration
3 160 (10.13%) Network Design
4 150 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 148 (9.37%) Load Balancing
6 116 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
7 114 (7.22%) Project Management
8 100 (6.33%) Network Management
9 94 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
9 94 (5.95%) Service Management
10 82 (5.19%) Change Management
11 76 (4.81%) Incident Management
11 76 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 71 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (4.31%) DevOps
13 68 (4.31%) Service Delivery
14 62 (3.93%) High Availability
15 58 (3.67%) Patch Management
16 57 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
16 57 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 99 (6.27%) SQL
2 63 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 60 (3.80%) Python
4 27 (1.71%) Java
5 21 (1.33%) C
6 18 (1.14%) Perl
7 14 (0.89%) VB
8 10 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.32%) VBScript
11 2 (0.13%) JCL
11 2 (0.13%) PHP
11 2 (0.13%) R
11 2 (0.13%) REXX
12 1 (0.063%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.063%) C#
12 1 (0.063%) CLIST
12 1 (0.063%) Scala
12 1 (0.063%) Tcl
12 1 (0.063%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 505 (31.98%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (21.22%) CCNP
3 255 (16.15%) CCNA
4 249 (15.77%) Security Cleared
5 156 (9.88%) SC Cleared
6 141 (8.93%) CCIE
7 86 (5.45%) Degree
8 76 (4.81%) DV Cleared
9 68 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 42 (2.66%) MCSE
11 35 (2.22%) CCDP
12 29 (1.84%) CISSP
13 28 (1.77%) JNCIP
14 19 (1.20%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (1.14%) CCSA
15 18 (1.14%) JNCIE
15 18 (1.14%) PMP
16 17 (1.08%) MCSA
17 16 (1.01%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.43%) SLA
2 25 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.01%) PMO
5 13 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.76%) QA
7 11 (0.70%) NIST
8 8 (0.51%) GDPR
9 7 (0.44%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.25%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.25%) ITGC
10 4 (0.25%) MiFID
11 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.19%) HL7
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.13%) COBIT
13 1 (0.063%) GAMP
13 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 401 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 164 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (2.79%) vSphere
6 39 (2.47%) Docker
7 31 (1.96%) XenApp
8 28 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.20%) Firmware
9 19 (1.20%) ProxySG
10 18 (1.14%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.57%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.51%) KVM
15 8 (0.51%) vCloud
15 8 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (5.57%) SCCM
2 49 (3.10%) Ansible
3 35 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 30 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 26 (1.65%) Puppet
6 22 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
7 20 (1.27%) Kubernetes
7 20 (1.27%) WSUS
8 18 (1.14%) vCenter Server
9 15 (0.95%) QRadar
10 14 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.89%) vRealize
11 13 (0.82%) FortiGate
11 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.70%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.70%) SCOM
12 11 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
13 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 840 (53.20%) Cisco
2 362 (22.93%) Microsoft
3 283 (17.92%) VMware
4 244 (15.45%) CheckPoint
5 197 (12.48%) Juniper
6 189 (11.97%) F5
7 132 (8.36%) Citrix
8 125 (7.92%) Palo Alto
9 122 (7.73%) HP
10 93 (5.89%) Fortinet
11 84 (5.32%) SolarWinds
12 83 (5.26%) Aruba
13 80 (5.07%) Dell
14 70 (4.43%) Meraki
15 66 (4.18%) Oracle
16 64 (4.05%) McAfee
17 55 (3.48%) Apple
18 47 (2.98%) Riverbed
19 42 (2.66%) EMC
19 42 (2.66%) Splunk