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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 113 100
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13  
Contract jobs citing LAN 931 1148 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.13% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.44% 13.15% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 686 689
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 57 78
Median hourly rate £27.44 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.72% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +3.65% +49.27%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 5273 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 431 468
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 826 £375 -6.25% 274
London -7 288 £375 -16.66% 77
South East -20 174 £395 +5.33% 41
West Midlands +12 86 £400 +14.28% 28
Scotland +53 78 £363 -6.14% 5
East of England -6 75 £350 -12.50% 25
Hampshire +7 71 £450 +20.00% 16
South West -27 68 £313 -7.40% 23
North West +9 51 £325 -16.66% 49
City of London -20 48 £390 -16.80% 15
Yorkshire -3 39 £338 -3.57% 21
Hertfordshire +13 35 £378 -2.58% 7
Berkshire -15 33 £360 +5.88% 12
Bristol +2 30 £313 -10.71% 8
Aberdeen +12 28 £369 - 1
Edinburgh +20 26 £225 -35.71% 3
West Yorkshire +11 26 £315 -10.00% 18
North East +58 25 £450 +9.22%
Cambridgeshire +14 24 £300 -27.27% 1
Solihull +27 23 - - 2
Manchester +6 22 £249 -33.53% 26
Birmingham -7 22 £394 +19.31% 9
Tyne and Wear +53 20 £463 +12.25%
East Midlands -26 20 £280 -53.33% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +55 19 £475 +15.29%
Cheshire +12 19 £338 -8.47% 16
Buckinghamshire -14 19 £352 -18.25% 3
Leeds +7 18 £331 -5.35% 10
Wales 0 18 £290 -29.69% 6
Kent +6 17 £370 +17.46% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1525 (82.88%) WAN
2 922 (50.11%) Cisco
3 786 (42.72%) Firewall
4 638 (34.67%) Windows
5 542 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
6 415 (22.55%) Wireless
6 415 (22.55%) Active Directory
7 403 (21.90%) Microsoft
8 394 (21.41%) Security Cleared
9 383 (20.82%) CCNP
10 361 (19.62%) ITIL
11 355 (19.29%) Data Centre
12 351 (19.08%) VPN
13 331 (17.99%) Juniper
14 322 (17.50%) TCP/IP
15 314 (17.07%) VMware
16 309 (16.79%) DNS
17 291 (15.82%) SC Cleared
18 266 (14.46%) CheckPoint
19 243 (13.21%) Network Design
20 239 (12.99%) CCNA
21 237 (12.88%) Windows Server
22 233 (12.66%) F5
23 222 (12.07%) DHCP
24 216 (11.74%) HP
25 211 (11.47%) MPLS
26 210 (11.41%) Finance
27 200 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
28 199 (10.82%) Citrix
29 198 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 121 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 69 (3.75%) IIS
3 65 (3.53%) Skype for Business
4 50 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 39 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (0.82%) Apache
11 10 (0.54%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.49%) Confluence
13 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.27%) JBoss
15 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 166 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) RMDS
5 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 132 (7.17%) Office 365
2 115 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.23%) IaaS
5 26 (1.41%) SaaS
6 25 (1.36%) PaaS
7 13 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.43%) Yammer
9 7 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.16%) G Suite
12 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1525 (82.88%) WAN
2 786 (42.72%) Firewall
3 415 (22.55%) Wireless
4 351 (19.08%) VPN
5 322 (17.50%) TCP/IP
6 309 (16.79%) DNS
7 222 (12.07%) DHCP
8 211 (11.47%) MPLS
9 200 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
10 189 (10.27%) VoIP
11 182 (9.89%) Wi-Fi
12 179 (9.73%) Network Security
13 165 (8.97%) BGP
14 141 (7.66%) WLAN
15 134 (7.28%) OSPF
16 131 (7.12%) Cisco IOS
17 130 (7.07%) Internet
18 126 (6.85%) VLAN
19 125 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
20 122 (6.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.07%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.25%) MySQL
4 20 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.60%) MS Access
7 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.54%) Big Data
8 10 (0.54%) Redis
9 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.22%) Power BI
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.92%) JIRA
4 11 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.27%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.16%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.16%) MSI
10 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.11%) TestPartner
10 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle APEX
General
1 210 (11.41%) Finance
2 189 (10.27%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.86%) Banking
4 53 (2.88%) Retail
5 37 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.47%) Legal
7 23 (1.25%) Back Office
7 23 (1.25%) Marketing
8 14 (0.76%) Electronics
9 11 (0.60%) Local Government
10 10 (0.54%) Advertising
10 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.49%) French Language
11 9 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.38%) Law
12 7 (0.38%) Publishing
13 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 507 (27.55%) Network Engineer
2 216 (11.74%) Architect
3 194 (10.54%) Analyst
4 147 (7.99%) Project Manager
5 128 (6.96%) Support Engineer
6 110 (5.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 104 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (5.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 97 (5.27%) Network Architect
10 72 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 71 (3.86%) Desktop Support
12 69 (3.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 67 (3.64%) Consultant
14 66 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
15 65 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
16 61 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
17 57 (3.10%) Senior Network Engineer
18 56 (3.04%) Network Analyst
19 53 (2.88%) Network Support
20 52 (2.83%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.77%) 802.1X
2 32 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 30 (1.63%) Web Services
4 23 (1.25%) HTML
5 22 (1.20%) .NET
6 18 (0.98%) Middleware
7 12 (0.65%) Sensu
7 12 (0.65%) XML
8 7 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.33%) CSS
9 6 (0.33%) LAMP
9 6 (0.33%) REST
9 6 (0.33%) RESTful
9 6 (0.33%) XMPP
10 5 (0.27%) jQuery
10 5 (0.27%) SOAP
11 4 (0.22%) MFC
11 4 (0.22%) SAML
11 4 (0.22%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 355 (19.29%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.93%) Private Cloud
6 32 (1.74%) Clustering
7 30 (1.63%) NHS
8 29 (1.58%) Driving Licence
9 24 (1.30%) Smartphone
10 22 (1.20%) PKI
10 22 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.09%) Replication
12 18 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 18 (0.98%) BYOD
13 16 (0.87%) EPoS
14 15 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.82%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 638 (34.67%) Windows
2 237 (12.88%) Windows Server
3 192 (10.43%) Linux
4 164 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (7.17%) Windows 7
7 107 (5.82%) Unix
8 79 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (4.02%) Windows 10
10 53 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 45 (2.45%) Android
12 39 (2.12%) Windows 8
13 26 (1.41%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.25%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.14%) Solaris
16 20 (1.09%) CentOS
17 19 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.76%) Windows Phone
19 13 (0.71%) AIX
20 11 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (19.62%) ITIL
2 243 (13.21%) Network Design
3 167 (9.08%) Migration
4 145 (7.88%) Service Management
5 127 (6.90%) Project Management
6 113 (6.14%) Network Management
7 104 (5.65%) Load Balancing
8 102 (5.54%) PRINCE2
9 89 (4.84%) High Availability
10 83 (4.51%) Change Management
11 81 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
12 80 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 76 (4.13%) ITSM
14 75 (4.08%) Information Security
15 74 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (3.59%) Configuration Management
17 63 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (3.37%) DevOps
18 62 (3.37%) Network Architecture
19 58 (3.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 102 (5.54%) SQL
2 92 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.01%) Java
3 37 (2.01%) Perl
4 34 (1.85%) Python
5 27 (1.47%) PHP
6 26 (1.41%) VBScript
7 20 (1.09%) C
8 19 (1.03%) VB
9 10 (0.54%) C#
9 10 (0.54%) Lisp
9 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.38%) C++
12 6 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.27%) Delphi
13 5 (0.27%) Korn
14 4 (0.22%) VBA
15 3 (0.16%) Groovy
16 1 (0.054%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 542 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
2 394 (21.41%) Security Cleared
3 383 (20.82%) CCNP
4 291 (15.82%) SC Cleared
5 239 (12.99%) CCNA
6 182 (9.89%) CCIE
7 132 (7.17%) Degree
8 99 (5.38%) CCDP
9 94 (5.11%) JNCIA
10 85 (4.62%) CCSE
10 85 (4.62%) DV Cleared
11 84 (4.57%) CCSA
12 76 (4.13%) JNCIE
13 75 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 67 (3.64%) CCIP
15 54 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 49 (2.66%) CISSP
17 48 (2.61%) HP ASE
17 48 (2.61%) HP MASE
18 44 (2.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.48%) SLA
2 25 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.14%) QA
5 20 (1.09%) PMO
6 13 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.22%) COBIT
9 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.16%) RMADS
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) GDPR
11 2 (0.11%) GMP
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.054%) BS25999
12 1 (0.054%) GPG13
12 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.054%) P3O
System Software
1 415 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 198 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 37 (2.01%) vSphere
5 28 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (1.52%) XenApp
6 26 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (1.36%) Docker
8 19 (1.03%) Xen
9 16 (0.87%) KVM
10 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (0.76%) ProxySG
11 12 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.60%) vCloud
13 10 (0.54%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.38%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 106 (5.76%) SCCM
2 94 (5.11%) FortiGate
3 49 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
4 30 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (1.63%) SCOM
5 28 (1.52%) Ansible
6 26 (1.41%) Puppet
7 25 (1.36%) WSUS
8 23 (1.25%) AirWatch
9 22 (1.20%) QRadar
10 21 (1.14%) logstash
11 20 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (1.03%) Kubernetes
12 19 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (0.92%) NetBackup
14 16 (0.87%) Nagios
14 16 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (0.82%) Grafana
16 13 (0.71%) Kibana
17 12 (0.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 922 (50.11%) Cisco
2 403 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 331 (17.99%) Juniper
4 314 (17.07%) VMware
5 266 (14.46%) CheckPoint
6 233 (12.66%) F5
7 216 (11.74%) HP
8 199 (10.82%) Citrix
9 121 (6.58%) Fortinet
10 119 (6.47%) Palo Alto
11 113 (6.14%) Riverbed
12 89 (4.84%) SolarWinds
13 74 (4.02%) Aruba
14 61 (3.32%) Dell
15 60 (3.26%) Oracle
16 49 (2.66%) NetApp
17 45 (2.45%) Apple
17 45 (2.45%) Avaya
18 43 (2.34%) McAfee
19 42 (2.28%) Red Hat
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: Circa £120 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cornwall
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago