Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 124 113
Rank change year-on-year -51 -11 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1,572 1,832 2,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.00% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 14.42% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 1,234 1,322
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.85% +10.29%
10th Percentile £162 £175 £208
90th Percentile £575 £543 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £368 £370
% change year-on-year -6.46% -0.68% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 139 126
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -11.63% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.58 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -16.28% +2.38%

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 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 1,465 £375 - 446
UK excluding London -56 923 £344 -6.46% 327
London 0 631 £400 +1.91% 135
South East -43 314 £400 - 81
North of England -51 181 £325 -15.86% 111
Midlands -51 133 £325 -13.33% 57
North West -17 119 £338 -4.93% 79
South West -12 104 £325 +4.00% 25
East of England -15 103 £363 +3.94% 37
West Midlands -59 84 £325 -16.13% 31
Scotland -75 63 £260 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire -38 49 £281 -25.00% 25
East Midlands +2 48 £314 +4.67% 26
Wales -19 25 £350 +16.67% 7
North East -40 13 £275 -34.52% 7
Northern Ireland +21 4 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1,287 (81.87%) WAN
2 778 (49.49%) Cisco
3 615 (39.12%) Firewall
4 520 (33.08%) Windows
5 477 (30.34%) Cisco Certification
6 377 (23.98%) Active Directory
7 362 (23.03%) Microsoft
8 353 (22.46%) ITIL
9 325 (20.67%) Data Centre
10 323 (20.55%) VMware
11 295 (18.77%) VPN
12 277 (17.62%) DNS
13 275 (17.49%) CCNP
14 260 (16.54%) Wireless
15 253 (16.09%) Windows Server
16 248 (15.78%) CCNA
17 247 (15.71%) Security Cleared
18 235 (14.95%) MPLS
19 234 (14.89%) TCP/IP
20 232 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 216 (13.74%) Office 365
22 207 (13.17%) Juniper
23 199 (12.66%) Network Security
24 193 (12.28%) Migration
25 191 (12.15%) Finance
26 188 (11.96%) DHCP
27 175 (11.13%) Wi-Fi
28 170 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
29 167 (10.62%) SC Cleared
29 167 (10.62%) Windows 7

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
1 153 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 80 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 53 (3.37%) IIS
5 38 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (0.76%) Apache
9 10 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.51%) JBoss
10 8 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.45%) Site Server
12 6 (0.38%) CMS
13 5 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 156 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.064%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) RMDS
2 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.13%) Relativity
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.064%) Magento
4 1 (0.064%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 216 (13.74%) Office 365
2 157 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (2.67%) IaaS
5 37 (2.35%) PaaS
6 24 (1.53%) SaaS
7 15 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.45%) G Suite
11 7 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.38%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.38%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.32%) Akamai
13 5 (0.32%) GitHub
14 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,287 (81.87%) WAN
2 615 (39.12%) Firewall
3 295 (18.77%) VPN
4 277 (17.62%) DNS
5 260 (16.54%) Wireless
6 235 (14.95%) MPLS
7 234 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 199 (12.66%) Network Security
9 188 (11.96%) DHCP
10 175 (11.13%) Wi-Fi
11 155 (9.86%) BGP
11 155 (9.86%) VoIP
12 152 (9.67%) VLAN
13 149 (9.48%) Internet
14 147 (9.35%) WLAN
15 145 (9.22%) OSPF
16 142 (9.03%) Cisco ASA
17 131 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 130 (8.27%) SAN
19 81 (5.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (0.57%) MySQL
3 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.38%) Big Data
6 5 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.19%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.13%) HBase
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.064%) GIS
10 1 (0.064%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.64%) JIRA
3 10 (0.64%) Subversion
4 7 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.38%) JMeter
6 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.19%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.19%) Hudson
8 3 (0.19%) Selenium
8 3 (0.19%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.13%) JUnit
9 2 (0.13%) Maven
9 2 (0.13%) MSI
9 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 191 (12.15%) Finance
2 139 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.69%) Banking
4 45 (2.86%) Retail
5 31 (1.97%) Legal
6 18 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.02%) Back Office
9 12 (0.76%) Advertising
10 11 (0.70%) Local Government
10 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.64%) Law
12 6 (0.38%) Marketing
13 5 (0.32%) French Language
13 5 (0.32%) Games
13 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.25%) Billing
14 4 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 400 (25.45%) Network Engineer
2 199 (12.66%) Architect
3 185 (11.77%) Analyst
4 134 (8.52%) Support Engineer
5 109 (6.93%) Project Manager
6 97 (6.17%) Desktop Support
7 95 (6.04%) Network Architect
8 88 (5.60%) Cisco Engineer
9 83 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 75 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 75 (4.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 64 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
12 63 (4.01%) IT Support
12 63 (4.01%) Support Analyst
13 56 (3.56%) Consultant
14 55 (3.50%) Security Engineer
15 52 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
16 50 (3.18%) Security Architect
17 48 (3.05%) IT Engineer
18 45 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.59%) Web Services
3 19 (1.21%) LDAP
3 19 (1.21%) Middleware
4 9 (0.57%) LAMP
5 8 (0.51%) HTML
6 7 (0.45%) JSON
7 6 (0.38%) .NET
7 6 (0.38%) MAPI
8 4 (0.25%) CSS
8 4 (0.25%) Node.js
8 4 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (0.25%) XML
8 4 (0.25%) XMPP
9 3 (0.19%) LINQ
9 3 (0.19%) Velocity
9 3 (0.19%) WAP
10 2 (0.13%) OAuth
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.13%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 325 (20.67%) Data Centre
2 84 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 42 (2.67%) Clustering
5 42 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.04%) NHS
8 30 (1.91%) Private Cloud
9 27 (1.72%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.72%) PKI
10 21 (1.34%) iPhone
11 20 (1.27%) Computer Science
12 18 (1.15%) Replication
13 16 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.89%) Driving Licence
16 13 (0.83%) iPad
16 13 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 520 (33.08%) Windows
2 253 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 170 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 167 (10.62%) Windows 7
5 127 (8.08%) Linux
6 116 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (6.30%) Unix
8 93 (5.92%) Windows 10
9 57 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 31 (1.97%) Windows XP
12 30 (1.91%) Solaris
13 29 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.78%) Android
15 27 (1.72%) Mac OS
16 26 (1.65%) Mac OS X
17 20 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.45%) AIX
18 7 (0.45%) CentOS
18 7 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (22.46%) ITIL
2 193 (12.28%) Migration
3 137 (8.72%) Network Design
4 135 (8.59%) Project Management
5 112 (7.12%) Change Management
6 110 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
7 95 (6.04%) Network Management
8 87 (5.53%) Service Delivery
9 86 (5.47%) Service Management
10 83 (5.28%) Load Balancing
11 74 (4.71%) PRINCE2
12 73 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
13 72 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (4.26%) Network Architecture
15 65 (4.13%) Incident Management
16 60 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
17 58 (3.69%) High Availability
18 55 (3.50%) Configuration Management
18 55 (3.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 104 (6.62%) SQL
2 86 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 59 (3.75%) Python
4 26 (1.65%) C
5 25 (1.59%) Perl
6 22 (1.40%) Java
7 20 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.64%) VBScript
9 9 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.57%) VBA
10 8 (0.51%) C#
10 8 (0.51%) PHP
11 7 (0.45%) Ruby
12 6 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.32%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.25%) R
15 3 (0.19%) VB
16 2 (0.13%) Korn
16 2 (0.13%) Lisp
17 1 (0.064%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 477 (30.34%) Cisco Certification
2 275 (17.49%) CCNP
3 248 (15.78%) CCNA
4 247 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 167 (10.62%) SC Cleared
6 106 (6.74%) CCIE
7 89 (5.66%) Degree
7 89 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (4.07%) DV Cleared
9 54 (3.44%) MCSE
10 45 (2.86%) CISSP
11 44 (2.80%) MCP
12 39 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (2.23%) CCDP
14 29 (1.84%) MCSA
15 22 (1.40%) CCSA
16 20 (1.27%) JNCIS
17 18 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
19 15 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.73%) SLA
2 27 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.65%) GDPR
4 20 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.76%) QA
7 10 (0.64%) PMO
8 7 (0.45%) RMADS
9 4 (0.25%) GAAP
10 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.13%) GMP
11 2 (0.13%) GxP
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.13%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.064%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
System Software
1 377 (23.98%) Active Directory
2 232 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 62 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (2.61%) vSphere
6 37 (2.35%) XenApp
7 23 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (1.34%) VMware NSX
9 14 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.64%) BitLocker
10 10 (0.64%) Docker
10 10 (0.64%) Firmware
10 10 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.38%) NFS
11 6 (0.38%) Samba
11 6 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.32%) vCloud
12 5 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 148 (9.41%) SCCM
2 44 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (2.23%) WSUS
4 31 (1.97%) SCOM
5 27 (1.72%) FortiGate
6 25 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 25 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (1.08%) Ansible
7 17 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (1.02%) vCenter Server
9 15 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.83%) AirWatch
10 13 (0.83%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.76%) Nessus
11 12 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.70%) Opsview
12 11 (0.70%) Puppet
13 9 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 778 (49.49%) Cisco
2 362 (23.03%) Microsoft
3 323 (20.55%) VMware
4 207 (13.17%) Juniper
5 157 (9.99%) Citrix
6 155 (9.86%) CheckPoint
7 147 (9.35%) HP
8 108 (6.87%) F5
9 82 (5.22%) Palo Alto
10 76 (4.83%) SolarWinds
11 57 (3.63%) Fortinet
12 51 (3.24%) Aruba
13 46 (2.93%) Apple
14 44 (2.80%) Oracle
15 42 (2.67%) McAfee
16 39 (2.48%) Meraki
17 37 (2.35%) NetApp
18 33 (2.10%) Remedy
19 32 (2.04%) Blue Coat
19 32 (2.04%) Symantec