The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 96 86 76
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10  
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.44% 2.01% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.51% 15.41% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 44
Median daily rate £425 £305 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.23% +7.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +68.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.90 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.50 £12.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.72% -2.27%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 326 370 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.09% 13.03% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 208 266
Median daily rate £425 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £192 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 23
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £40.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Yorkshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Yorkshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Yorkshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire -9 18 £420 +26.31% 10
South Yorkshire 0 12 £525 +191.66% 2
North Yorkshire 0 1 - - 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 57 (82.61%) WAN
2 34 (49.28%) Cisco
3 29 (42.03%) Windows
4 27 (39.13%) Firewall
5 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
6 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 19 (27.54%) ITIL
8 15 (21.74%) VPN
8 15 (21.74%) Citrix
9 14 (20.29%) DHCP
9 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
10 13 (18.84%) DNS
10 13 (18.84%) VMware
10 13 (18.84%) Network Security
11 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (17.39%) Wireless
11 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (17.39%) CCNP
12 11 (15.94%) CCNA
12 11 (15.94%) SQL
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (14.49%) IP Telephony
13 10 (14.49%) Finance
14 9 (13.04%) BGP
14 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (13.04%) F5
15 8 (11.59%) Office 365

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) DataSynapse
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (82.61%) WAN
2 27 (39.13%) Firewall
3 15 (21.74%) VPN
4 14 (20.29%) DHCP
5 13 (18.84%) DNS
5 13 (18.84%) Network Security
6 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (17.39%) Wireless
7 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (14.49%) IP Telephony
8 9 (13.04%) BGP
9 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
9 8 (11.59%) VoIP
10 7 (10.14%) OSPF
11 6 (8.70%) MPLS
11 6 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (7.25%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (5.80%) EIGRP
13 4 (5.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (5.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) HBase
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (10.14%) Architect
2 7 (10.14%) Consultant
2 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) Information Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) HTML
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
1 1 (1.45%) Rendezvous
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.25%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.35%) NHS
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.14%) Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) Unix
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (8.70%) Information Security
5 5 (7.25%) Change Control
5 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.80%) Line Management
6 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) DevOps
7 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Network Management
8 2 (2.90%) People Management
8 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.90%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
2 1 (1.45%) Java
2 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.45%) Perl
2 1 (1.45%) Python
2 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) CCNP
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNA
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.25%) CCDA
4 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 4 (5.80%) MCSE
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.80%) PCI QSA
6 2 (2.90%) CCA
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.35%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) Docker
5 2 (2.90%) vCloud
5 2 (2.90%) VMware GSX
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.45%) SRDF
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Cisco
2 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
4 13 (18.84%) VMware
5 9 (13.04%) F5
6 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.25%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.35%) Brocade
8 3 (4.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.35%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) Novell
8 3 (4.35%) Remedy
9 2 (2.90%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.45%) Avaya
10 1 (1.45%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.45%) Juniper
10 1 (1.45%) NetApp
10 1 (1.45%) TIBCO