Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 160 150
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 -33
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,547 1,788 1,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.73% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 13.13% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 1,034 1,132
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £177 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 127 138
UK median hourly rate £19.86 £20.65 £19.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +4.37% -1.10%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.18 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.95
% change year-on-year -2.63% -4.76% -0.25%

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 11,271 13,617 13,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 13.16% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,807 8,200 8,316
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £605 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 665 733
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -1.30% -15.70%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.36
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.26% -22.24%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +13 1,438 £400 +6.67% 572
UK excluding London +23 1,043 £375 +7.14% 476
London -1 464 £400 - 136
South East +32 375 £400 - 128
North of England +21 247 £350 +0.72% 106
North West +9 149 £405 +15.61% 58
Midlands +41 145 £370 +18.40% 93
South West -2 105 £375 +15.38% 68
East of England +14 95 £425 +30.77% 41
West Midlands +32 88 £398 +24.22% 54
Yorkshire +37 78 £270 -25.66% 36
East Midlands +28 57 £341 +13.50% 39
Scotland +23 57 £275 -8.33% 23
North East -2 20 £270 -16.92% 12
Wales +18 14 £300 -33.33% 16
Northern Ireland -1 5 £192 -30.13% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,260 (81.45%) WAN
2 849 (54.88%) Cisco
3 713 (46.09%) Firewall
4 515 (33.29%) Windows
5 498 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
6 368 (23.79%) Active Directory
7 336 (21.72%) Microsoft
8 333 (21.53%) VPN
9 329 (21.27%) Wireless
10 316 (20.43%) CCNP
11 305 (19.72%) Data Centre
12 292 (18.88%) TCP/IP
13 281 (18.16%) ITIL
14 272 (17.58%) CCNA
14 272 (17.58%) VMware
15 248 (16.03%) MPLS
16 242 (15.64%) BGP
17 238 (15.38%) Security Cleared
18 231 (14.93%) DNS
19 220 (14.22%) Windows Server
20 219 (14.16%) Office 365
21 209 (13.51%) CheckPoint
22 208 (13.45%) VoIP
23 203 (13.12%) Azure
24 201 (12.99%) Network Security
25 200 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
26 190 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
27 189 (12.22%) Telecoms
28 182 (11.76%) WLAN
29 181 (11.70%) OSPF

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 98 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 93 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 81 (5.24%) Skype for Business
4 26 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (1.68%) IIS
5 18 (1.16%) Confluence
6 17 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.52%) JBoss
9 3 (0.19%) Apache
9 3 (0.19%) Kinematics
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.19%) WordPress
10 2 (0.13%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.065%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 149 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) Simulink
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.065%) Houdini
7 1 (0.065%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.19%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.065%) assyst
5 1 (0.065%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.065%) Global One
5 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.065%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.065%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 219 (14.16%) Office 365
2 203 (13.12%) Azure
3 120 (7.76%) AWS
4 33 (2.13%) IaaS
5 29 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (1.42%) PaaS
7 19 (1.23%) OneDrive
7 19 (1.23%) SaaS
8 16 (1.03%) Power Platform
9 15 (0.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 15 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Flow
9 15 (0.97%) PowerApps
10 14 (0.90%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.78%) GCP
11 12 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.39%) Azure Stack
13 5 (0.32%) G Suite
14 4 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,260 (81.45%) WAN
2 713 (46.09%) Firewall
3 333 (21.53%) VPN
4 329 (21.27%) Wireless
5 292 (18.88%) TCP/IP
6 248 (16.03%) MPLS
7 242 (15.64%) BGP
8 231 (14.93%) DNS
9 208 (13.45%) VoIP
10 201 (12.99%) Network Security
11 200 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
12 190 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
13 182 (11.76%) WLAN
14 181 (11.70%) OSPF
15 163 (10.54%) DHCP
16 135 (8.73%) VLAN
17 132 (8.53%) Internet
18 121 (7.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 100 (6.46%) EIGRP
20 99 (6.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.39%) MariaDB
6 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.26%) MySQL
8 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.19%) Big Data
9 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.13%) DB2
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.13%) Informix
10 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.13%) MS Access
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (1.55%) JIRA
2 12 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.32%) Hudson
4 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.065%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.065%) JMeter
5 1 (0.065%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.065%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.065%) TestRail
5 1 (0.065%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (12.22%) Telecoms
2 163 (10.54%) Finance
3 88 (5.69%) Public Sector
4 61 (3.94%) Banking
5 34 (2.20%) Retail
6 29 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.23%) Local Government
8 17 (1.10%) Publishing
9 16 (1.03%) Billing
10 13 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.78%) Back Office
11 12 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.78%) Legal
12 10 (0.65%) Law
13 9 (0.58%) Advertising
13 9 (0.58%) Marketing
13 9 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.52%) German Language
15 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 532 (34.39%) Network Engineer
2 184 (11.89%) Architect
3 126 (8.14%) Analyst
4 122 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 110 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 110 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 105 (6.79%) Network Architect
7 93 (6.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 64 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 60 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 59 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 58 (3.75%) IT Support
12 53 (3.43%) Security Engineer
13 52 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 51 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
15 50 (3.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 50 (3.23%) Consultant
16 49 (3.17%) Network Support
17 48 (3.10%) Network Security Engineer
18 41 (2.65%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.94%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.49%) Middleware
3 22 (1.42%) Web Services
4 8 (0.52%) LDAP
5 6 (0.39%) J2EE
6 4 (0.26%) JSON
6 4 (0.26%) Velocity
7 3 (0.19%) HTML
7 3 (0.19%) LAMP
7 3 (0.19%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.19%) SOAP
7 3 (0.19%) XML
8 2 (0.13%) CSS
8 2 (0.13%) FFmpeg
8 2 (0.13%) Node.js
8 2 (0.13%) OLE
8 2 (0.13%) VML
9 1 (0.065%) Kafka
9 1 (0.065%) OAuth
9 1 (0.065%) React
Miscellaneous
1 305 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
3 57 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (2.20%) Smartphone
7 33 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 31 (2.00%) Clustering
8 31 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.87%) iPhone
10 23 (1.49%) NHS
11 22 (1.42%) Handset
12 21 (1.36%) PKI
13 20 (1.29%) Replication
14 18 (1.16%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (1.03%) CMDB
16 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
17 12 (0.78%) Private Cloud
18 11 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 515 (33.29%) Windows
2 220 (14.22%) Windows Server
3 162 (10.47%) Windows 10
4 147 (9.50%) Linux
4 147 (9.50%) Windows 7
5 111 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (4.20%) Unix
8 53 (3.43%) Android
9 35 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.75%) Solaris
11 24 (1.55%) CentOS
11 24 (1.55%) Mac OS
12 22 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 17 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.97%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
17 6 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (18.16%) ITIL
2 170 (10.99%) Migration
3 148 (9.57%) Network Design
4 138 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 115 (7.43%) Load Balancing
6 113 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
7 98 (6.33%) Change Management
7 98 (6.33%) Network Management
8 89 (5.75%) Project Management
9 88 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 88 (5.69%) Service Delivery
10 80 (5.17%) Project Delivery
11 76 (4.91%) Service Management
12 71 (4.59%) Incident Management
13 66 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (3.94%) Network Architecture
15 60 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
16 59 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
18 47 (3.04%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 110 (7.11%) SQL
2 52 (3.36%) Python
3 48 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 27 (1.75%) Perl
5 21 (1.36%) C
6 14 (0.90%) Java
7 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.26%) PHP
9 3 (0.19%) Ada
9 3 (0.19%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.19%) VB
10 2 (0.13%) C++
10 2 (0.13%) Ruby
10 2 (0.13%) VBScript
11 1 (0.065%) C#
11 1 (0.065%) Groovy
11 1 (0.065%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.065%) Scala
11 1 (0.065%) Tcl
11 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 498 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
2 316 (20.43%) CCNP
3 272 (17.58%) CCNA
4 238 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 164 (10.60%) SC Cleared
6 137 (8.86%) CCIE
7 81 (5.24%) Degree
8 68 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (3.68%) CCDP
10 52 (3.36%) DV Cleared
11 30 (1.94%) MCSE
12 27 (1.75%) CCSE
13 26 (1.68%) MCSA
14 24 (1.55%) CCSA
14 24 (1.55%) MCP
15 21 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
15 21 (1.36%) CCDA
16 19 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
17 17 (1.10%) BC Cleared
17 17 (1.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.43%) SLA
2 24 (1.55%) QA
3 20 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.84%) PMO
6 11 (0.71%) NIST
7 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.39%) GDPR
8 5 (0.32%) COBIT
8 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.32%) NCSC
9 4 (0.26%) MiFID
10 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.065%) GAMP
12 1 (0.065%) HL7
12 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 368 (23.79%) Active Directory
2 170 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (4.98%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.52%) vSphere
5 32 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.55%) Docker
7 21 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 19 (1.23%) XenApp
9 15 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (0.90%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.71%) vCloud
13 10 (0.65%) Firmware
14 9 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.58%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.58%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 95 (6.14%) SCCM
2 49 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 35 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (2.13%) WSUS
6 29 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
7 23 (1.49%) Ansible
8 21 (1.36%) AirWatch
9 19 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.10%) Puppet
11 16 (1.03%) SCOM
12 14 (0.90%) Kubernetes
13 13 (0.84%) Nagios
13 13 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.58%) Avamar
15 9 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
16 8 (0.52%) vRealize
17 7 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
18 6 (0.39%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 849 (54.88%) Cisco
2 336 (21.72%) Microsoft
3 272 (17.58%) VMware
4 209 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 180 (11.64%) Juniper
6 167 (10.80%) Palo Alto
7 152 (9.83%) F5
8 128 (8.27%) Citrix
9 121 (7.82%) Fortinet
10 101 (6.53%) HP
11 87 (5.62%) SolarWinds
12 80 (5.17%) Aruba
13 78 (5.04%) Meraki
14 68 (4.40%) McAfee
15 57 (3.68%) Dell
16 56 (3.62%) Riverbed
17 43 (2.78%) Apple
18 41 (2.65%) Mitel
19 34 (2.20%) Oracle
20 33 (2.13%) Veeam