The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 98 113 127
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 106 129 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.80% 1.75% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 14.81% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 92 69
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.43% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £164 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £623 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.78% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £115.08 £48.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.73% +134.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.14 £27.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £151.02 £56.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
LAN
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
794 871 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.48% 11.84% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 581 644
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the City of London region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the City of London region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 153 (88.44%) WAN
2 100 (57.80%) Cisco
3 72 (41.62%) Firewall
4 59 (34.10%) Windows
5 45 (26.01%) Microsoft
6 41 (23.70%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (23.70%) ITIL
6 41 (23.70%) VPN
7 39 (22.54%) Active Directory
8 36 (20.81%) Wireless
8 36 (20.81%) VMware
8 36 (20.81%) TCP/IP
9 34 (19.65%) CheckPoint
10 33 (19.08%) MPLS
10 33 (19.08%) Finance
10 33 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (17.34%) MS Exchange
13 28 (16.18%) SAN
14 27 (15.61%) Juniper
14 27 (15.61%) Network Security
15 25 (14.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (13.87%) BGP
17 23 (13.29%) VoIP
17 23 (13.29%) MS Office
18 22 (12.72%) OSPF
18 22 (12.72%) Citrix
18 22 (12.72%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (12.72%) Security Cleared
19 21 (12.14%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.34%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (6.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.73%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.73%) Apache
6 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (13.29%) MS Office
2 8 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.31%) MS Project
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
1 1 (0.58%) PaaS
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 153 (88.44%) WAN
2 72 (41.62%) Firewall
3 41 (23.70%) VPN
4 36 (20.81%) Wireless
4 36 (20.81%) TCP/IP
5 33 (19.08%) MPLS
6 28 (16.18%) SAN
7 27 (15.61%) Network Security
8 24 (13.87%) BGP
9 23 (13.29%) VoIP
10 22 (12.72%) OSPF
10 22 (12.72%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (10.40%) DNS
11 18 (10.40%) VLAN
11 18 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (9.83%) IP Telephony
13 15 (8.67%) HSRP
14 14 (8.09%) DHCP
14 14 (8.09%) WLAN
14 14 (8.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.73%) HBase
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) IDOL
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Selenium
1 1 (0.58%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.58%) JUnit
General
1 33 (19.08%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Banking
3 8 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.47%) Back Office
5 5 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.31%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (21.39%) Network Engineer
2 30 (17.34%) Analyst
3 27 (15.61%) Architect
4 15 (8.67%) Administrator
5 14 (8.09%) Project Manager
6 13 (7.51%) Network Administrator
7 11 (6.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.36%) Network Support
8 9 (5.20%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.62%) Cisco Administrator
9 8 (4.62%) Cisco Support
10 6 (3.47%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) XMPP
2 4 (2.31%) Middleware
3 3 (1.73%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.73%) HTML
3 3 (1.73%) XML
3 3 (1.73%) XSLT
4 1 (0.58%) WAP
4 1 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.05%) Clustering
3 6 (3.47%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.47%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.31%) iPhone
5 3 (1.73%) CCTV
5 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
6 2 (1.16%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) Statistics
6 2 (1.16%) SecurID
6 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.16%) RMADS
7 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.58%) FMCG
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) PKI
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.58%) Kindle
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.10%) Windows
2 31 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (14.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (12.14%) Windows 7
5 18 (10.40%) Linux
6 11 (6.36%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.78%) Solaris
8 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.05%) UNIX
10 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Android
12 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.70%) ITIL
2 16 (9.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (6.36%) Migration
4 9 (5.20%) Problem Management
4 9 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (4.62%) Service Management
6 7 (4.05%) Performance Management
6 7 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (4.05%) Network Management
6 7 (4.05%) Validation
6 7 (4.05%) Project Management
7 6 (3.47%) Benchmarking
7 6 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.89%) Low Latency
8 5 (2.89%) Business Continuity
8 5 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.31%) Change Management
9 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.31%) PRINCE
10 3 (1.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.67%) SQL
2 4 (2.31%) Java
3 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.73%) VBScript
3 3 (1.73%) VB
4 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.58%) Perl
5 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (23.70%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (12.72%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.14%) CCNA
4 20 (11.56%) CCNP
5 15 (8.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.51%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (4.62%) CCIE
8 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.89%) CCVP
9 4 (2.31%) MCSE
10 3 (1.73%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.73%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.73%) Degree
11 2 (1.16%) CCSE
11 2 (1.16%) MCP
11 2 (1.16%) CCDP
11 2 (1.16%) CISSP
11 2 (1.16%) MCDST
12 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.94%) Xen
5 7 (4.05%) XenApp
5 7 (4.05%) vSphere
5 7 (4.05%) NLBS
6 6 (3.47%) NFS
6 6 (3.47%) Snort
6 6 (3.47%) SRDF
7 4 (2.31%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.31%) XenServer
7 4 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.73%) KVM
8 3 (1.73%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (8.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (5.20%) OPNET
3 8 (4.62%) WSUS
4 7 (4.05%) SCCM
5 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.16%) OpenView
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.58%) OVSD
6 1 (0.58%) DameWare
Vendors
1 100 (57.80%) Cisco
2 45 (26.01%) Microsoft
3 36 (20.81%) VMware
4 34 (19.65%) CheckPoint
5 27 (15.61%) Juniper
6 22 (12.72%) Citrix
7 18 (10.40%) HP
7 18 (10.40%) F5
8 13 (7.51%) EMC
9 12 (6.94%) Oracle
10 10 (5.78%) Blue Coat
10 10 (5.78%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.05%) NetApp
12 6 (3.47%) IBM
12 6 (3.47%) Intel
12 6 (3.47%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.89%) Speakerbus
14 4 (2.31%) ProCurve
15 3 (1.73%) Riverbed
15 3 (1.73%) Mitel
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