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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
Rank 119 113 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18  
Contract jobs citing LAN 907 1106 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.08% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.91% 14.05% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 624 663
Median daily rate £375 £385 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £214 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +0.71% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 83
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.34 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.02% -5.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.97 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -3 835 £375 -2.59% 241
London -22 269 £400 -5.88% 72
South East -8 226 £400 +17.64% 51
Hampshire +2 89 £410 +13.88% 12
North West +32 72 £401 -5.76% 32
South West -9 61 £272 -27.46% 14
West Midlands +24 59 £371 +14.23% 20
East of England -28 55 £325 -21.21% 12
Buckinghamshire +11 43 £400 +23.07% 5
Manchester +38 42 £406 +1.56% 19
City of London +1 39 £425 -5.55% 19
Milton Keynes +26 37 £400 -6.43% 3
Scotland -19 35 £323 -15.13% 12
Berkshire +15 34 £350 +35.92% 12
North East +4 31 £398 +39.31% 8
Yorkshire -8 31 £425 +39.23% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 28 £398 +39.31% 7
Tyne and Wear -2 28 £398 +39.31% 7
East Midlands +4 27 £300 +3.44% 15
Surrey -19 27 £205 -34.40% 11
Gloucestershire +9 22 £269 -14.60% 1
Hertfordshire -14 22 £200 -51.51% 4
Birmingham +6 19 £368 +17.60% 6
Solihull -1 19 £265 -29.33% 5
West Yorkshire +1 18 £420 +26.31% 10
Basingstoke +14 17 £350 -24.32% 4
Wiltshire -3 17 £253 -32.66%
Salford - 16 £450 - 1
Cheshire +14 15 £349 -24.59% 11
South Wales +12 15 £300 -7.69% 3

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1592 (80.77%) WAN
2 1070 (54.29%) Cisco
3 865 (43.89%) Firewall
4 664 (33.69%) Windows
5 606 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
6 480 (24.35%) Security Cleared
7 446 (22.63%) Microsoft
8 430 (21.82%) Data Centre
9 423 (21.46%) Wireless
10 419 (21.26%) Active Directory
11 414 (21.00%) SC Cleared
12 404 (20.50%) CCNP
13 390 (19.79%) VPN
14 381 (19.33%) TCP/IP
15 369 (18.72%) ITIL
16 350 (17.76%) Juniper
17 346 (17.55%) VMware
18 333 (16.89%) DNS
19 308 (15.63%) CCNA
20 295 (14.97%) CheckPoint
21 259 (13.14%) Network Design
22 258 (13.09%) Windows Server
23 251 (12.73%) DHCP
24 243 (12.33%) Network Security
25 236 (11.97%) Cisco ASA
26 235 (11.92%) Linux
27 222 (11.26%) MPLS
28 217 (11.01%) VoIP
29 215 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
30 207 (10.50%) Finance

LAN
Top Related 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 96 (4.87%) MS Exchange
2 57 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 56 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 55 (2.79%) IIS
5 34 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.67%) Apache
7 24 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (0.46%) DataSynapse
13 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.36%) JBoss
15 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 169 (8.57%) MS Office
2 164 (8.32%) MS Excel
3 51 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.10%) assyst
3 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.051%) RMDS
4 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (6.14%) Office 365
3 113 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (2.79%) IaaS
5 29 (1.47%) PaaS
6 25 (1.27%) SaaS
7 15 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.36%) Yammer
11 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.25%) Akamai
12 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
15 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.10%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1592 (80.77%) WAN
2 865 (43.89%) Firewall
3 423 (21.46%) Wireless
4 390 (19.79%) VPN
5 381 (19.33%) TCP/IP
6 333 (16.89%) DNS
7 251 (12.73%) DHCP
8 243 (12.33%) Network Security
9 236 (11.97%) Cisco ASA
10 222 (11.26%) MPLS
11 217 (11.01%) VoIP
12 184 (9.34%) BGP
13 175 (8.88%) OSPF
14 148 (7.51%) SAN
15 146 (7.41%) Internet
16 145 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 143 (7.26%) Wi-Fi
18 142 (7.20%) WLAN
19 138 (7.00%) VLAN
20 118 (5.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.07%) MySQL
5 18 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.61%) HBase
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.56%) Redis
8 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.41%) Big Data
10 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.15%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (0.91%) JIRA
2 11 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.15%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.15%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.10%) JMeter
10 2 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.10%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.051%) Maven
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 207 (10.50%) Finance
2 181 (9.18%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.65%) Banking
4 53 (2.69%) Retail
5 27 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.22%) Legal
7 23 (1.17%) Back Office
8 14 (0.71%) Marketing
9 12 (0.61%) Advertising
9 12 (0.61%) Local Government
10 10 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.36%) Games
12 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.30%) French Language
14 5 (0.25%) Billing
14 5 (0.25%) Electronics
14 5 (0.25%) Law
15 4 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 578 (29.33%) Network Engineer
2 266 (13.50%) Architect
3 216 (10.96%) Analyst
4 135 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 124 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 113 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 104 (5.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 100 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
9 98 (4.97%) Project Manager
10 94 (4.77%) Network Architect
11 79 (4.01%) Network Analyst
12 76 (3.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 70 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 67 (3.40%) Network Support
15 65 (3.30%) Support Analyst
16 63 (3.20%) LAN Engineer
16 63 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
17 59 (2.99%) Consultant
17 59 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
18 56 (2.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.33%) 802.1X
2 45 (2.28%) Web Services
3 39 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
4 33 (1.67%) Middleware
5 18 (0.91%) XML
6 17 (0.86%) HTML
7 15 (0.76%) .NET
7 15 (0.76%) CSS
8 9 (0.46%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.46%) XMPP
8 9 (0.46%) XSLT
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (0.41%) RESTful
10 6 (0.30%) Leaflet
10 6 (0.30%) MFC
10 6 (0.30%) SOAP
10 6 (0.30%) WCF
10 6 (0.30%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 430 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 106 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 34 (1.73%) Clustering
7 33 (1.67%) NHS
8 25 (1.27%) CMDB
8 25 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 24 (1.22%) PKI
9 24 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.12%) Replication
11 20 (1.01%) Smartphone
12 18 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 18 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
13 16 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 15 (0.76%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 664 (33.69%) Windows
2 258 (13.09%) Windows Server
3 235 (11.92%) Linux
4 135 (6.85%) Windows 7
5 130 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 126 (6.39%) Unix
8 86 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (3.55%) Windows 10
10 55 (2.79%) Windows XP
11 42 (2.13%) Android
11 42 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 38 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.78%) Solaris
14 23 (1.17%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.07%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.71%) CatOS
17 9 (0.46%) AIX
18 7 (0.36%) SUSE
18 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (18.72%) ITIL
2 259 (13.14%) Network Design
3 152 (7.71%) Migration
4 151 (7.66%) Service Management
5 147 (7.46%) Project Management
6 124 (6.29%) Load Balancing
7 110 (5.58%) Network Management
8 89 (4.52%) PRINCE2
9 86 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 81 (4.11%) Information Security
12 80 (4.06%) Change Management
13 78 (3.96%) Configuration Management
14 74 (3.75%) Problem Management
15 69 (3.50%) ITSM
16 68 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 67 (3.40%) DevOps
18 66 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
18 66 (3.35%) Network Architecture
19 63 (3.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (4.46%) SQL
2 60 (3.04%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.52%) Java
4 29 (1.47%) C
5 25 (1.27%) Perl
6 24 (1.22%) Python
7 16 (0.81%) VBScript
8 13 (0.66%) C++
9 12 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.51%) C#
10 10 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.30%) PHP
11 6 (0.30%) VB
12 4 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.20%) Lisp
13 3 (0.15%) Korn
14 2 (0.10%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.051%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.051%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.051%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 606 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
2 480 (24.35%) Security Cleared
3 414 (21.00%) SC Cleared
4 404 (20.50%) CCNP
5 308 (15.63%) CCNA
6 163 (8.27%) CCIE
7 124 (6.29%) Degree
8 102 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 91 (4.62%) CCDP
10 73 (3.70%) JNCIA
11 68 (3.45%) MCSE
12 67 (3.40%) CCSE
13 63 (3.20%) CISSP
14 62 (3.15%) CCSA
15 61 (3.09%) DV Cleared
16 46 (2.33%) CCIP
16 46 (2.33%) JNCIE
17 42 (2.13%) SANS
18 39 (1.98%) SSCP
19 38 (1.93%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.54%) SLA
2 41 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.76%) PMO
6 12 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.56%) QA
8 8 (0.41%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.10%) BS25999
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.051%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 419 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 215 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.03%) vSphere
5 33 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 28 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.37%) XenApp
8 19 (0.96%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.81%) Docker
11 15 (0.76%) Xen
12 14 (0.71%) KVM
13 13 (0.66%) Firmware
13 13 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.66%) ProxySG
13 13 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.56%) NFS
14 11 (0.56%) SRDF
15 10 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 91 (4.62%) SCCM
2 81 (4.11%) FortiGate
3 42 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (1.57%) QRadar
5 28 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 26 (1.32%) Puppet
7 24 (1.22%) Ansible
8 21 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
9 18 (0.91%) Nagios
9 18 (0.91%) Nessus
10 17 (0.86%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.76%) AirWatch
13 14 (0.71%) SCOM
13 14 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (0.56%) Kibana
15 11 (0.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1070 (54.29%) Cisco
2 446 (22.63%) Microsoft
3 350 (17.76%) Juniper
4 346 (17.55%) VMware
5 295 (14.97%) CheckPoint
6 207 (10.50%) F5
7 195 (9.89%) Citrix
8 176 (8.93%) HP
9 110 (5.58%) Palo Alto
10 98 (4.97%) Fortinet
11 86 (4.36%) Aruba
12 85 (4.31%) Riverbed
13 81 (4.11%) SolarWinds
14 79 (4.01%) Oracle
15 78 (3.96%) Apple
16 69 (3.50%) Intel Security
17 59 (2.99%) IBM
18 52 (2.64%) Dell
18 52 (2.64%) NetApp
19 51 (2.59%) Blue Coat
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago