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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 119 94
Rank change year-on-year -25 -25  
Contract jobs citing LAN 791 1139 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 2.09% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 13.22% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 679 705
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £562 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £347
% change year-on-year +1.35% +6.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.18 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.95 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.20% +19.04%  

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 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -27 729 £375 -1.31% 250
London -10 262 £395 -9.71% 77
South East -16 173 £400 +14.28% 36
Hampshire +15 68 £450 +16.12% 9
South West -17 66 £313 -10.71% 13
North West +17 52 £300 -20.63% 44
West Midlands -1 50 £413 +25.00% 26
Scotland +28 49 £390 -2.86% 6
East of England -32 44 £325 -21.21% 26
City of London -19 41 £325 -27.77% 21
Berkshire -3 35 £360 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire +6 32 £369 +5.35% 13
North East +35 24 £550 +30.95% 1
Cheshire +35 23 £350 -9.67% 14
East Midlands -14 23 £300 -39.08% 13
Bristol +6 22 £313 -3.84% 7
Manchester +13 21 £275 -26.95% 24
West Yorkshire +25 20 £331 -5.35% 10
Wiltshire -6 20 £300 -20.00%
Tyne and Wear +36 19 £563 +33.92% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +38 18 £575 +36.90%
Kent +20 18 £375 +19.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 18 £352 -9.29% 5
Hertfordshire -7 18 £350 -17.64% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 17 £372 -9.75% 11
Surrey -27 17 £375 +25.00% 7
Glasgow +11 16 £350 -10.25% 2
Hook +26 15 £455 +4.89%
Milton Keynes -9 15 £352 -18.25% 4
Coventry +25 14 £413 +13.79% 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1510 (83.80%) WAN
2 971 (53.88%) Cisco
3 770 (42.73%) Firewall
4 628 (34.85%) Windows
5 557 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
6 410 (22.75%) Microsoft
7 406 (22.53%) Wireless
8 404 (22.42%) Active Directory
9 395 (21.92%) Security Cleared
10 390 (21.64%) CCNP
11 366 (20.31%) Data Centre
12 346 (19.20%) ITIL
13 341 (18.92%) VPN
14 340 (18.87%) Juniper
15 325 (18.04%) DNS
16 316 (17.54%) TCP/IP
17 306 (16.98%) SC Cleared
18 305 (16.93%) VMware
19 274 (15.21%) CheckPoint
20 268 (14.87%) CCNA
21 245 (13.60%) Network Design
22 237 (13.15%) DHCP
23 236 (13.10%) Windows Server
24 234 (12.99%) F5
25 221 (12.26%) MPLS
26 213 (11.82%) Cisco ASA
27 207 (11.49%) HP
28 202 (11.21%) Finance
29 199 (11.04%) Network Security
30 197 (10.93%) Linux

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
1 112 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 72 (4.00%) IIS
3 70 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 56 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 35 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.33%) Apache
8 19 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.39%) JBoss
13 6 (0.33%) Confluence
14 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.22%) CMS
15 4 (0.22%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 161 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.99%) Office 365
2 120 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (3.16%) IaaS
5 31 (1.72%) PaaS
5 31 (1.72%) SaaS
6 14 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.44%) Yammer
10 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.22%) Akamai
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.11%) G Suite
14 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1510 (83.80%) WAN
2 770 (42.73%) Firewall
3 406 (22.53%) Wireless
4 341 (18.92%) VPN
5 325 (18.04%) DNS
6 316 (17.54%) TCP/IP
7 237 (13.15%) DHCP
8 221 (12.26%) MPLS
9 213 (11.82%) Cisco ASA
10 199 (11.04%) Network Security
11 170 (9.43%) VoIP
12 169 (9.38%) BGP
13 148 (8.21%) OSPF
14 139 (7.71%) Wi-Fi
15 134 (7.44%) Cisco IOS
16 133 (7.38%) SAN
16 133 (7.38%) VLAN
17 132 (7.33%) Internet
18 130 (7.21%) Cisco Nexus
19 128 (7.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.17%) MySQL
3 21 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.55%) Redis
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.44%) MS Access
7 8 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.22%) Big Data
10 4 (0.22%) HBase
10 4 (0.22%) Power BI
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.83%) JIRA
3 14 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.22%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.17%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.17%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.17%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.11%) MSI
9 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.11%) TestPartner
9 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.055%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.055%) Maven
General
1 202 (11.21%) Finance
2 188 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.61%) Banking
4 49 (2.72%) Retail
5 34 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.39%) Legal
7 21 (1.17%) Back Office
8 19 (1.05%) Marketing
9 14 (0.78%) Advertising
10 13 (0.72%) Local Government
11 9 (0.50%) Electronics
11 9 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.39%) French Language
12 7 (0.39%) Games
12 7 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.39%) Publishing
13 5 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.22%) Law
14 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 506 (28.08%) Network Engineer
2 224 (12.43%) Architect
3 185 (10.27%) Analyst
4 128 (7.10%) Project Manager
5 125 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 106 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 103 (5.72%) Cisco Engineer
8 96 (5.33%) Network Architect
9 92 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 77 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
11 68 (3.77%) Consultant
12 67 (3.72%) Support Analyst
13 65 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
14 64 (3.55%) Desktop Support
15 60 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
16 58 (3.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 57 (3.16%) LAN Engineer
17 57 (3.16%) Network Support
18 56 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
18 56 (3.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.72%) 802.1X
2 37 (2.05%) Web Services
3 29 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (1.33%) Middleware
5 18 (1.00%) .NET
6 17 (0.94%) HTML
7 13 (0.72%) XML
8 8 (0.44%) Sensu
9 7 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.39%) CSS
10 6 (0.33%) RESTful
10 6 (0.33%) XMPP
11 5 (0.28%) jQuery
11 5 (0.28%) LAMP
12 4 (0.22%) Rendezvous
12 4 (0.22%) SAML
12 4 (0.22%) SOAP
12 4 (0.22%) XSLT
13 3 (0.17%) MFC
13 3 (0.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 366 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 58 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.28%) Private Cloud
6 29 (1.61%) Clustering
7 28 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
8 25 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.22%) Smartphone
10 21 (1.17%) NHS
11 19 (1.05%) CMDB
11 19 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.89%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.89%) PKI
13 15 (0.83%) EPoS
13 15 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.78%) BYOD
14 14 (0.78%) Replication
15 13 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 628 (34.85%) Windows
2 236 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 197 (10.93%) Linux
4 149 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 146 (8.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (7.27%) Windows 7
7 96 (5.33%) Unix
8 86 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (3.72%) Windows 10
10 54 (3.00%) Windows XP
11 44 (2.44%) Android
12 39 (2.16%) Windows 8
13 27 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (1.44%) Solaris
15 24 (1.33%) Mac OS X
16 18 (1.00%) CentOS
17 14 (0.78%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.72%) AIX
19 11 (0.61%) CatOS
20 10 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (19.20%) ITIL
2 245 (13.60%) Network Design
3 160 (8.88%) Migration
4 150 (8.32%) Service Management
5 122 (6.77%) Project Management
6 114 (6.33%) Load Balancing
7 110 (6.10%) Network Management
8 90 (4.99%) PRINCE2
9 79 (4.38%) Change Management
10 78 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (4.27%) High Availability
12 74 (4.11%) Information Security
13 68 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 68 (3.77%) ITSM
13 68 (3.77%) Network Architecture
14 65 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
14 65 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
15 64 (3.55%) DevOps
16 62 (3.44%) Configuration Management
17 60 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (4.94%) SQL
2 77 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 26 (1.44%) Perl
3 26 (1.44%) Python
4 24 (1.33%) Java
5 23 (1.28%) C
6 22 (1.22%) VBScript
7 15 (0.83%) VB
8 14 (0.78%) PHP
9 11 (0.61%) Lisp
10 10 (0.55%) C#
11 9 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.28%) C++
13 5 (0.28%) Delphi
14 3 (0.17%) Korn
15 1 (0.055%) Groovy
15 1 (0.055%) Tcl
15 1 (0.055%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 557 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
2 395 (21.92%) Security Cleared
3 390 (21.64%) CCNP
4 306 (16.98%) SC Cleared
5 268 (14.87%) CCNA
6 173 (9.60%) CCIE
7 122 (6.77%) Degree
8 109 (6.05%) CCDP
9 99 (5.49%) JNCIA
10 89 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (4.33%) CCSA
12 74 (4.11%) CCSE
13 72 (4.00%) JNCIE
14 68 (3.77%) DV Cleared
15 67 (3.72%) CCIP
16 53 (2.94%) MCSE
17 51 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
18 47 (2.61%) CISSP
19 46 (2.55%) HP ASE
19 46 (2.55%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.83%) SLA
2 28 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.28%) QA
5 18 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.89%) PMO
7 12 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.44%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.11%) BS25999
11 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) GMP
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.055%) GPG13
12 1 (0.055%) MiFID
12 1 (0.055%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.055%) RMADS
System Software
1 404 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 193 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.94%) vSphere
5 30 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (1.28%) XenApp
8 20 (1.11%) Docker
9 18 (1.00%) Xen
10 16 (0.89%) KVM
11 15 (0.83%) ProxySG
12 14 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.55%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.44%) vCloud
15 8 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.39%) Firmware
16 7 (0.39%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 102 (5.66%) SCCM
2 88 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 43 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
4 27 (1.50%) SCOM
5 24 (1.33%) WSUS
6 23 (1.28%) AirWatch
6 23 (1.28%) Ansible
6 23 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (1.28%) Puppet
7 21 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 21 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (1.05%) Nagios
8 19 (1.05%) QRadar
9 17 (0.94%) logstash
10 16 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (0.83%) vCenter Server
12 13 (0.72%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 971 (53.88%) Cisco
2 410 (22.75%) Microsoft
3 340 (18.87%) Juniper
4 305 (16.93%) VMware
5 274 (15.21%) CheckPoint
6 234 (12.99%) F5
7 207 (11.49%) HP
8 188 (10.43%) Citrix
9 127 (7.05%) Palo Alto
10 116 (6.44%) Fortinet
11 108 (5.99%) Riverbed
12 81 (4.50%) SolarWinds
13 75 (4.16%) Aruba
14 60 (3.33%) Oracle
15 59 (3.27%) McAfee
16 56 (3.11%) Dell
17 48 (2.66%) Apple
18 47 (2.61%) Red Hat
19 46 (2.55%) NetApp
20 43 (2.39%) Avaya
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day £450-500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.17 - £17.51 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £270.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £208 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Certus Recruitment Group
Rate: 350-550 per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Market rate + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago