Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 106 109
Rank change year-on-year -53 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,602 2,103 2,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 2.23% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.14% 14.97% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1,353 1,333
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £150 £195 £200
90th Percentile £550 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 126 159
UK median hourly rate £17.31 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.47 £11.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -4.17% -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 13,200 14,044 15,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.86% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,151 8,548 8,837
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 747 824
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% +1.95%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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
England -44 1,487 £350 -7.89% 524
UK excluding London -49 992 £350 -6.67% 417
London -31 600 £383 -4.38% 138
South East -44 349 £373 +2.76% 99
Midlands -21 179 £361 +12.89% 78
North of England -68 155 £314 -25.18% 132
West Midlands -22 126 £400 +16.96% 38
East of England -22 109 £363 +11.54% 41
South West +5 96 £300 +4.35% 36
North West -67 80 £278 -38.33% 86
Scotland -49 76 £356 +9.62% 18
Yorkshire +4 66 £325 -18.75% 42
East Midlands +4 49 £315 +14.55% 40
Wales -28 28 £231 -36.21% 13
North East -15 9 £271 -31.08% 4
Northern Ireland -12 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for LAN.

1 1,310 (81.77%) WAN
2 724 (45.19%) Cisco
3 569 (35.52%) Firewall
4 552 (34.46%) Windows
5 436 (27.22%) Active Directory
6 383 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
7 366 (22.85%) Microsoft
8 315 (19.66%) Data Centre
9 303 (18.91%) ITIL
10 293 (18.29%) VMware
11 286 (17.85%) VPN
12 267 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 261 (16.29%) Windows Server
14 259 (16.17%) Wireless
15 249 (15.54%) DNS
16 244 (15.23%) CCNP
17 226 (14.11%) Security Cleared
18 220 (13.73%) DHCP
19 215 (13.42%) CCNA
20 204 (12.73%) Office 365
21 202 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
22 194 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 192 (11.99%) MPLS
24 191 (11.92%) Windows 7
25 184 (11.49%) Citrix
26 183 (11.42%) Juniper
27 175 (10.92%) MS Exchange
28 170 (10.61%) Finance
29 166 (10.36%) Network Security
30 162 (10.11%) Migration

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
1 175 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 63 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (3.25%) Skype for Business
4 46 (2.87%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (2.00%) IIS
7 23 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.56%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.44%) Apache
11 7 (0.44%) JBoss
12 6 (0.37%) CMS
12 6 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.31%) Confluence
14 4 (0.25%) Drupal
14 4 (0.25%) SAS
14 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 202 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.44%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.31%) HipChat
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) Houdini
9 2 (0.12%) Maya
9 2 (0.12%) NUKE
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.19%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.19%) RMDS
2 2 (0.12%) Relativity
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.062%) Eikon
3 1 (0.062%) Maximo
3 1 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.062%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 204 (12.73%) Office 365
2 141 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (2.93%) IaaS
5 41 (2.56%) PaaS
6 37 (2.31%) SaaS
7 22 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.062%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.062%) G Suite
13 1 (0.062%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.062%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,310 (81.77%) WAN
2 569 (35.52%) Firewall
3 286 (17.85%) VPN
4 267 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 259 (16.17%) Wireless
6 249 (15.54%) DNS
7 220 (13.73%) DHCP
8 192 (11.99%) MPLS
9 166 (10.36%) Network Security
10 157 (9.80%) Wi-Fi
11 152 (9.49%) SAN
12 149 (9.30%) VoIP
13 146 (9.11%) Internet
14 140 (8.74%) VLAN
15 135 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
16 126 (7.87%) WLAN
17 118 (7.37%) BGP
18 113 (7.05%) Cisco Nexus
19 99 (6.18%) OSPF
20 59 (3.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.56%) Big Data
6 8 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.31%) MySQL
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.19%) MS Access
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.12%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.12%) Power BI
11 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.44%) JIRA
3 7 (0.44%) Maven
4 6 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.31%) git-flow
6 4 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.12%) JUnit
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.062%) MSI
9 1 (0.062%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.062%) Selenium
9 1 (0.062%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.062%) Subversion
9 1 (0.062%) WebDriver
General
1 170 (10.61%) Finance
2 132 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.25%) Banking
4 44 (2.75%) Legal
5 35 (2.18%) Retail
6 19 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.94%) Back Office
9 13 (0.81%) Law
10 11 (0.69%) Billing
11 10 (0.62%) French Language
12 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.50%) Marketing
13 7 (0.44%) Local Government
14 6 (0.37%) Advertising
14 6 (0.37%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.31%) Publishing
16 4 (0.25%) Automotive
17 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 384 (23.97%) Network Engineer
2 252 (15.73%) Architect
3 161 (10.05%) Analyst
4 133 (8.30%) Project Manager
5 127 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 122 (7.62%) Network Architect
7 113 (7.05%) Cisco Engineer
8 109 (6.80%) Desktop Support
9 97 (6.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 88 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 87 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
12 76 (4.74%) Support Analyst
13 64 (4.00%) Security Architect
14 60 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
15 56 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 53 (3.31%) IT Support
17 47 (2.93%) Desktop Engineer
17 47 (2.93%) Network Manager
18 46 (2.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 44 (2.75%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.31%) LDAP
2 21 (1.31%) Web Services
3 15 (0.94%) Middleware
4 12 (0.75%) JSON
5 10 (0.62%) .NET
5 10 (0.62%) Node.js
5 10 (0.62%) XML
6 9 (0.56%) REST
7 6 (0.37%) HTML
7 6 (0.37%) LAMP
7 6 (0.37%) SOAP
8 5 (0.31%) Ajax
8 5 (0.31%) MAPI
9 4 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.25%) WAP
10 3 (0.19%) XMPP
11 2 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.12%) HTML5
11 2 (0.12%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 315 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 79 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.68%) NHS
5 40 (2.50%) Clustering
6 39 (2.43%) Smartphone
7 35 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (2.00%) Replication
9 30 (1.87%) PKI
10 29 (1.81%) iPhone
11 28 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.62%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.56%) iPad
13 25 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.94%) Computer Science
18 14 (0.87%) BYOD
18 14 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 552 (34.46%) Windows
2 261 (16.29%) Windows Server
3 191 (11.92%) Windows 7
4 155 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 135 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (8.11%) Linux
7 96 (5.99%) Windows 10
8 77 (4.81%) Unix
9 72 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (3.31%) Windows 8
11 50 (3.12%) Windows XP
12 38 (2.37%) Apple iOS
13 34 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.50%) CentOS
15 23 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.37%) Windows Vista
17 21 (1.31%) Solaris
18 18 (1.12%) Android
19 14 (0.87%) Windows 2000
20 7 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (18.91%) ITIL
2 162 (10.11%) Migration
3 130 (8.11%) Network Design
4 120 (7.49%) Project Management
5 96 (5.99%) PRINCE2
6 90 (5.62%) Service Delivery
7 86 (5.37%) Change Management
8 84 (5.24%) Network Management
9 74 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (4.43%) Load Balancing
11 68 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
12 67 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 64 (4.00%) Information Security
14 61 (3.81%) Incident Management
15 60 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (3.68%) Network Architecture
17 55 (3.43%) SIEM
18 54 (3.37%) DevOps
19 52 (3.25%) High Availability
20 51 (3.18%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 91 (5.68%) SQL
2 83 (5.18%) PowerShell
3 68 (4.24%) Python
4 40 (2.50%) Java
5 32 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 32 (2.00%) Perl
6 27 (1.69%) C
7 12 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.69%) Ruby
9 9 (0.56%) PHP
10 8 (0.50%) VBScript
11 7 (0.44%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.44%) VBA
12 5 (0.31%) C++
12 5 (0.31%) Groovy
13 3 (0.19%) VB
14 2 (0.12%) R
15 1 (0.062%) C#
15 1 (0.062%) Scala
Qualifications
1 383 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 244 (15.23%) CCNP
3 226 (14.11%) Security Cleared
4 215 (13.42%) CCNA
5 144 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 137 (8.55%) SC Cleared
7 91 (5.68%) MCSE
8 90 (5.62%) CCIE
9 78 (4.87%) Degree
10 69 (4.31%) MCP
11 66 (4.12%) DV Cleared
12 41 (2.56%) MCSA
13 38 (2.37%) CISSP
14 33 (2.06%) PMP
15 28 (1.75%) MCDST
16 24 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (1.37%) CCDP
18 18 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (1.12%) JNCIA
19 17 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.87%) SLA
2 35 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.87%) GDPR
4 27 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 26 (1.62%) PMO
6 15 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.87%) QA
8 12 (0.75%) RMADS
8 12 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.31%) MiFID
10 4 (0.25%) GAAP
11 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.12%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.12%) FATCA
12 2 (0.12%) GxP
12 2 (0.12%) IFRS
13 1 (0.062%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.062%) PMBOK
System Software
1 436 (27.22%) Active Directory
2 194 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 59 (3.68%) vSphere
5 53 (3.31%) XenApp
6 42 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.31%) Samba
8 19 (1.19%) Docker
8 19 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.06%) VMware NSX
10 16 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.94%) Firmware
12 13 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.56%) XenServer
15 8 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (0.44%) ProxySG
17 6 (0.37%) ISA Server
18 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 131 (8.18%) SCCM
2 39 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (1.94%) SCOM
4 29 (1.81%) Ansible
5 24 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.31%) WSUS
7 20 (1.25%) Nessus
8 19 (1.19%) FortiGate
9 18 (1.12%) Nagios
10 17 (1.06%) AirWatch
11 15 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.94%) Puppet
12 14 (0.87%) Kubernetes
13 13 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.75%) WMI
15 10 (0.62%) Cacti
15 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 724 (45.19%) Cisco
2 366 (22.85%) Microsoft
3 293 (18.29%) VMware
4 184 (11.49%) Citrix
5 183 (11.42%) Juniper
6 129 (8.05%) CheckPoint
7 119 (7.43%) HP
8 81 (5.06%) SolarWinds
9 79 (4.93%) F5
10 61 (3.81%) Fortinet
11 58 (3.62%) Apple
12 51 (3.18%) Oracle
13 47 (2.93%) Avaya
14 46 (2.87%) Palo Alto
15 41 (2.56%) Aruba
15 41 (2.56%) Symantec
16 40 (2.50%) Meraki
17 37 (2.31%) Capita
17 37 (2.31%) Dell
18 36 (2.25%) Remedy