The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 22 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.40% 3.62% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 26.32% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £130 £275 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.72% -30.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -10.67% +27.16%  

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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 19 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 20.13% 13.77% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Median daily rate £320 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £300 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Watford

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Watford over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Watford

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 5 (55.56%) Smartphone
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 5 (55.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
5 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) MPLS
6 1 (11.11%) BCP
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Data Security
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Advertising

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Games
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Support
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) IT Support
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Smartphone
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Animation
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (11.11%) BCP
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Meraki
3 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL