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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 107 135 107
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs citing LAN 87 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.72% 1.24% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.89% 10.65% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 62
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £625 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £18.70 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.84% -38.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +21.21%
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
675 695 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.62% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 446 525
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 47
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (79.27%) WAN
2 112 (58.03%) Cisco
3 78 (40.41%) Firewall
4 61 (31.61%) Windows
5 51 (26.42%) CheckPoint
6 47 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (22.80%) BGP
8 40 (20.73%) OSPF
9 39 (20.21%) Microsoft
10 38 (19.69%) Finance
11 37 (19.17%) VPN
12 36 (18.65%) Wireless
13 35 (18.13%) Banking
13 35 (18.13%) Juniper
14 34 (17.62%) ITIL
15 33 (17.10%) Network Security
16 32 (16.58%) F5
16 32 (16.58%) DNS
16 32 (16.58%) CCNP
17 28 (14.51%) EIGRP
17 28 (14.51%) VMware
18 27 (13.99%) Active Directory
19 26 (13.47%) SAN
19 26 (13.47%) TCP/IP
19 26 (13.47%) DHCP
20 25 (12.95%) MS Office
21 24 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (11.92%) MPLS
22 23 (11.92%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 22 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.63%) Lync
4 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.11%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.04%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.52%) FileNet
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (12.95%) MS Office
2 13 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (79.27%) WAN
2 78 (40.41%) Firewall
3 44 (22.80%) BGP
4 40 (20.73%) OSPF
5 37 (19.17%) VPN
6 36 (18.65%) Wireless
7 33 (17.10%) Network Security
8 32 (16.58%) DNS
9 28 (14.51%) EIGRP
10 26 (13.47%) SAN
10 26 (13.47%) TCP/IP
10 26 (13.47%) DHCP
11 23 (11.92%) MPLS
12 21 (10.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (9.84%) VoIP
14 17 (8.81%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (8.29%) VLAN
16 14 (7.25%) WLAN
17 13 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (6.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.52%) HBase
2 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.52%) IDOL
2 1 (0.52%) MySQL
2 1 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (19.69%) Finance
2 35 (18.13%) Banking
3 23 (11.92%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.22%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.63%) Retail
6 5 (2.59%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.07%) Publishing
8 3 (1.55%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.04%) Local Government
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (24.35%) Network Engineer
2 33 (17.10%) Analyst
3 32 (16.58%) Architect
4 13 (6.74%) Security Engineer
5 11 (5.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (5.18%) Network Architect
6 10 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (4.66%) Desktop Support
7 9 (4.66%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.15%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.63%) Consultant
9 7 (3.63%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.11%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.11%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.11%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) XMPP
2 2 (1.04%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) XSLT
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.70%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (5.70%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.66%) Replication
4 6 (3.11%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.11%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.59%) Clustering
6 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.04%) PMI
7 2 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.04%) IVR
7 2 (1.04%) SecurID
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) Kindle
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
8 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.52%) PDA
8 1 (0.52%) CCTV
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.61%) Windows
2 24 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (11.40%) Linux
4 18 (9.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.66%) UNIX
8 7 (3.63%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.63%) Solaris
9 6 (3.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.04%) AIX
11 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Android
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.62%) ITIL
2 18 (9.33%) Network Architecture
3 16 (8.29%) Network Design
4 15 (7.77%) Service Management
5 14 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.22%) Project Management
7 11 (5.70%) Migration
8 10 (5.18%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.15%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.63%) Investment Management
11 7 (3.63%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.63%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.11%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.11%) Low Latency
12 6 (3.11%) Capacity Management
13 4 (2.07%) Benchmarking
13 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.63%) SQL
2 2 (1.04%) Python
2 2 (1.04%) C
3 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.52%) Java
3 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.58%) CCNP
3 22 (11.40%) CCNA
4 16 (8.29%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.22%) CCIE
7 6 (3.11%) CCSA
7 6 (3.11%) Degree
8 5 (2.59%) CCSE
8 5 (2.59%) CISSP
8 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.07%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.07%) CCDP
10 3 (1.55%) CISM
10 3 (1.55%) MCSE
11 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.04%) MCITP
11 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.11%) SLA
1 6 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (3.11%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 27 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.63%) Xen
5 6 (3.11%) XenApp
5 6 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.59%) NFS
7 4 (2.07%) SRDF
8 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.04%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.04%) NLBS
9 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.04%) Snort
9 2 (1.04%) KVM
10 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.52%) vSphere
10 1 (0.52%) UAG
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (2.59%) SCCM
1 5 (2.59%) WSUS
2 4 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.04%) SCOM
4 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.52%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.52%) Cacti
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (58.03%) Cisco
2 51 (26.42%) CheckPoint
3 39 (20.21%) Microsoft
4 35 (18.13%) Juniper
5 32 (16.58%) F5
6 28 (14.51%) VMware
7 18 (9.33%) HP
8 11 (5.70%) Citrix
9 8 (4.15%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.63%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.63%) EMC
10 7 (3.63%) NetApp
10 7 (3.63%) McAfee
11 6 (3.11%) Remedy
11 6 (3.11%) Intel
12 5 (2.59%) IBM
12 5 (2.59%) Oracle
12 5 (2.59%) Avaya
13 4 (2.07%) Fortinet
13 4 (2.07%) Sourcefire
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