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 29 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.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 110 93
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17  
Contract jobs citing LAN 907 1126 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.09% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 14.18% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 640 658
Median daily rate £374 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +7.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 70 83
Median hourly rate £15.89 £21.34 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% -5.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £47.97 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -13.26%  

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 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
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 £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
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 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 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 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 29 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 29 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 -5 834 £375 -2.59% 224
London -21 265 £400 -11.11% 68
South East -4 231 £391 +15.07% 39
Hampshire +4 88 £410 +16.47% 9
North West +35 73 £400 -1.23% 40
South West -20 60 £272 -27.46% 13
West Midlands +15 55 £371 +14.23% 16
East of England -26 55 £325 -21.21% 10
Manchester +45 43 £400 +5.82% 25
Buckinghamshire +12 42 £381 +17.30% 5
City of London -5 40 £425 -5.55% 18
Scotland -13 37 £319 -16.11% 11
Milton Keynes +23 36 £381 -10.81% 2
Berkshire +16 35 £350 +35.92% 12
North East +9 35 £410 +42.48% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 32 £410 +42.48% 6
Tyne and Wear +2 32 £410 +42.48% 6
Yorkshire -13 29 £425 +41.66% 21
East Midlands +3 27 £300 +3.44% 9
Surrey -26 26 £200 -36.00% 7
Gloucestershire +6 22 £269 -24.64% 1
Hertfordshire -17 22 £325 -23.52% 6
Solihull 0 18 £265 -29.33% 4
Basingstoke +12 17 £350 -24.32% 3
Birmingham 0 17 £371 +18.80% 6
West Yorkshire -1 17 £423 +30.00% 15
Kent +25 16 £176 - 1
Wiltshire -3 16 £253 -32.66% 1
Salford - 16 £450 - 1
Hook +13 15 £423 +34.12%

For the 6 months to 29 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 (81.18%) WAN
2 1066 (54.36%) Cisco
3 861 (43.91%) Firewall
4 664 (33.86%) Windows
5 604 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
6 478 (24.38%) Security Cleared
7 444 (22.64%) Microsoft
8 428 (21.83%) Wireless
9 425 (21.67%) Data Centre
10 421 (21.47%) Active Directory
11 410 (20.91%) SC Cleared
12 403 (20.55%) CCNP
13 389 (19.84%) VPN
14 377 (19.22%) TCP/IP
15 371 (18.92%) ITIL
16 353 (18.00%) Juniper
17 345 (17.59%) VMware
18 337 (17.19%) DNS
19 305 (15.55%) CCNA
20 294 (14.99%) CheckPoint
21 257 (13.11%) Network Design
22 256 (13.05%) DHCP
23 255 (13.00%) Windows Server
24 238 (12.14%) Network Security
25 236 (12.03%) Linux
26 231 (11.78%) Cisco ASA
27 221 (11.27%) MPLS
28 215 (10.96%) VoIP
29 212 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
30 210 (10.71%) F5

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 99 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 56 (2.86%) IIS
2 56 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 36 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (1.68%) Apache
5 24 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (0.46%) DataSynapse
12 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.36%) JBoss
14 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 167 (8.52%) MS Office
2 162 (8.26%) MS Excel
3 49 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.15%) assyst
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
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 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (6.07%) Office 365
3 113 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (2.80%) IaaS
5 29 (1.48%) 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 (0.31%) 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%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1592 (81.18%) WAN
2 861 (43.91%) Firewall
3 428 (21.83%) Wireless
4 389 (19.84%) VPN
5 377 (19.22%) TCP/IP
6 337 (17.19%) DNS
7 256 (13.05%) DHCP
8 238 (12.14%) Network Security
9 231 (11.78%) Cisco ASA
10 221 (11.27%) MPLS
11 215 (10.96%) VoIP
12 184 (9.38%) BGP
13 172 (8.77%) OSPF
14 152 (7.75%) SAN
15 146 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
16 145 (7.39%) WLAN
17 140 (7.14%) Internet
17 140 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
18 138 (7.04%) VLAN
19 119 (6.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.07%) MySQL
5 18 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.92%) 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 7 (0.36%) 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%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (0.92%) 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 (0.31%) 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%) Subversion
General
1 207 (10.56%) Finance
2 182 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.57%) Banking
4 51 (2.60%) Retail
5 27 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.22%) Legal
7 23 (1.17%) Back Office
8 15 (0.76%) Marketing
9 12 (0.61%) Advertising
9 12 (0.61%) Local Government
10 10 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.36%) Games
11 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.31%) French Language
13 5 (0.25%) Billing
13 5 (0.25%) Electronics
13 5 (0.25%) Law
13 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 572 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 269 (13.72%) Architect
3 214 (10.91%) Analyst
4 129 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 121 (6.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 114 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 102 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 102 (5.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 97 (4.95%) Network Architect
8 97 (4.95%) Project Manager
9 77 (3.93%) Network Analyst
10 75 (3.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 70 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 64 (3.26%) LAN Engineer
12 64 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
12 64 (3.26%) Support Analyst
13 62 (3.16%) Network Support
14 59 (3.01%) Consultant
15 58 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
16 56 (2.86%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 44 (2.24%) Web Services
3 39 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
4 34 (1.73%) Middleware
5 18 (0.92%) XML
6 17 (0.87%) 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 (0.31%) Leaflet
10 6 (0.31%) MFC
10 6 (0.31%) SOAP
10 6 (0.31%) WCF
10 6 (0.31%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.20%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 425 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 106 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.09%) Private Cloud
6 36 (1.84%) Clustering
6 36 (1.84%) NHS
7 27 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 24 (1.22%) CMDB
8 24 (1.22%) PKI
8 24 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.12%) Replication
10 21 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.97%) Smartphone
12 18 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 16 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
14 16 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.76%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 664 (33.86%) Windows
2 255 (13.00%) Windows Server
3 236 (12.03%) Linux
4 135 (6.88%) Windows 7
5 130 (6.63%) Unix
5 130 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (3.52%) Windows 10
9 55 (2.80%) Windows XP
10 43 (2.19%) Android
11 41 (2.09%) Windows 8
12 38 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.78%) Solaris
14 22 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.66%) CatOS
16 9 (0.46%) AIX
17 7 (0.36%) CentOS
17 7 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (18.92%) ITIL
2 257 (13.11%) Network Design
3 155 (7.90%) Service Management
4 152 (7.75%) Migration
5 146 (7.45%) Project Management
6 124 (6.32%) Load Balancing
7 106 (5.41%) Network Management
8 87 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 85 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (4.23%) Change Management
11 82 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
12 81 (4.13%) Configuration Management
13 79 (4.03%) Information Security
14 74 (3.77%) ITSM
15 73 (3.72%) Problem Management
16 67 (3.42%) DevOps
16 67 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
17 65 (3.31%) Network Architecture
18 64 (3.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 87 (4.44%) SQL
2 60 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.53%) Java
4 29 (1.48%) C
5 25 (1.27%) Perl
5 25 (1.27%) Python
6 16 (0.82%) VBScript
7 14 (0.71%) C++
8 12 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.51%) C#
9 10 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.36%) VB
11 6 (0.31%) PHP
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
1 604 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
2 478 (24.38%) Security Cleared
3 410 (20.91%) SC Cleared
4 403 (20.55%) CCNP
5 305 (15.55%) CCNA
6 166 (8.47%) CCIE
7 128 (6.53%) Degree
8 100 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 94 (4.79%) CCDP
10 76 (3.88%) JNCIA
11 69 (3.52%) CCSE
12 66 (3.37%) MCSE
13 65 (3.31%) CCSA
14 63 (3.21%) CISSP
14 63 (3.21%) DV Cleared
15 50 (2.55%) CCIP
15 50 (2.55%) JNCIE
16 42 (2.14%) SANS
17 39 (1.99%) SSCP
18 36 (1.84%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.50%) SLA
2 38 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.76%) PMO
6 11 (0.56%) QA
7 8 (0.41%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.36%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.10%) BS25999
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 421 (21.47%) Active Directory
2 212 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.99%) vSphere
5 31 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
6 28 (1.43%) XenApp
7 27 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.82%) Docker
11 15 (0.76%) Xen
12 14 (0.71%) KVM
13 13 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.66%) ProxySG
13 13 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.61%) Firmware
15 11 (0.56%) NFS
15 11 (0.56%) SRDF
16 10 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 93 (4.74%) SCCM
2 85 (4.33%) FortiGate
3 42 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (1.58%) QRadar
5 28 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 26 (1.33%) Puppet
7 24 (1.22%) Ansible
8 21 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
9 18 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 18 (0.92%) Nagios
9 18 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (0.87%) Nessus
10 17 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.82%) AirWatch
12 15 (0.76%) SCOM
13 14 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.61%) WSUS
15 11 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1066 (54.36%) Cisco
2 444 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 353 (18.00%) Juniper
4 345 (17.59%) VMware
5 294 (14.99%) CheckPoint
6 210 (10.71%) F5
7 197 (10.05%) Citrix
8 180 (9.18%) HP
9 111 (5.66%) Palo Alto
10 103 (5.25%) Fortinet
11 88 (4.49%) Riverbed
12 85 (4.33%) Aruba
13 83 (4.23%) SolarWinds
14 79 (4.03%) Oracle
15 77 (3.93%) Apple
16 67 (3.42%) Intel Security
17 58 (2.96%) IBM
18 53 (2.70%) Dell
18 53 (2.70%) NetApp
19 51 (2.60%) Blue Coat
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £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: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago