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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 87 133 132
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 118 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.17% 1.21% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.14% 10.34% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 57 36
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £187 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £555 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.78% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Average hourly rate £17.85 £22.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.66% -83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+23.37% +25.37%
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
731 725 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.44% 11.69% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 508 620
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 40
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -58.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.55 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 April 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 April 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.

1 157 (77.34%) WAN
2 124 (61.08%) Cisco
3 92 (45.32%) Windows
4 69 (33.99%) Firewall
5 66 (32.51%) Microsoft
6 58 (28.57%) ITIL
7 50 (24.63%) VMware
7 50 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (22.66%) VPN
9 44 (21.67%) Active Directory
10 39 (19.21%) SAN
11 38 (18.72%) CheckPoint
11 38 (18.72%) Wireless
12 35 (17.24%) CCNP
13 33 (16.26%) Finance
14 31 (15.27%) Linux
15 30 (14.78%) DNS
15 30 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 28 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (13.79%) OSPF
17 27 (13.30%) Juniper
17 27 (13.30%) MS Exchange
17 27 (13.30%) F5
18 26 (12.81%) MPLS
19 25 (12.32%) CCNA
19 25 (12.32%) HP
19 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
20 24 (11.82%) DHCP
20 24 (11.82%) VoIP
20 24 (11.82%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 27 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.40%) Lync
4 9 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (4.43%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.96%) IIS
6 5 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.97%) Apache
8 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 2 (0.99%) Jetty
9 2 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (11.82%) MS Office
2 21 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) RMDS
2 3 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 157 (77.34%) WAN
2 69 (33.99%) Firewall
3 46 (22.66%) VPN
4 39 (19.21%) SAN
5 38 (18.72%) Wireless
6 30 (14.78%) DNS
7 28 (13.79%) OSPF
8 26 (12.81%) MPLS
9 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
10 24 (11.82%) BGP
10 24 (11.82%) DHCP
10 24 (11.82%) VoIP
10 24 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (11.33%) VLAN
12 18 (8.87%) IP Telephony
12 18 (8.87%) Network Security
12 18 (8.87%) EIGRP
13 15 (7.39%) WLAN
14 13 (6.40%) Internet
15 12 (5.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.48%) HBase
5 2 (0.99%) DB2
5 2 (0.99%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.49%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) IDOL
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Maven
1 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
General
1 33 (16.26%) Finance
2 22 (10.84%) Banking
3 16 (7.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 2 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (25.62%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.67%) Analyst
3 24 (11.82%) Architect
4 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (6.40%) Administrator
6 11 (5.42%) Service Analyst
6 11 (5.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.94%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.45%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) Rendezvous
1 4 (1.97%) Middleware
1 4 (1.97%) XMPP
2 3 (1.48%) HTML
2 3 (1.48%) XML
2 3 (1.48%) XSLT
2 3 (1.48%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (0.99%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.49%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.91%) Fat Client
3 12 (5.91%) Replication
3 12 (5.91%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.42%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.45%) Clustering
6 5 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.97%) iPhone
8 3 (1.48%) IVR
8 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.99%) PMI
9 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.99%) CMDB
10 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.49%) FMCG
10 1 (0.49%) PKI
10 1 (0.49%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 92 (45.32%) Windows
2 31 (15.27%) Linux
3 28 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.84%) Windows 7
5 19 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (8.37%) UNIX
7 16 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.43%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.94%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.94%) AIX
9 8 (3.94%) Solaris
10 7 (3.45%) Android
11 6 (2.96%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.49%) VMS
14 1 (0.49%) NetWare
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.57%) ITIL
2 16 (7.88%) Project Management
2 16 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.91%) Service Management
5 11 (5.42%) Migration
5 11 (5.42%) Incident Management
6 10 (4.93%) Network Design
7 9 (4.43%) Change Management
7 9 (4.43%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.94%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.94%) Information Security
9 7 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.96%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.96%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.46%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.46%) Risk Management
11 5 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.88%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) Java
3 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.97%) Korn
4 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.99%) C
5 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.99%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (17.24%) CCNP
3 25 (12.32%) CCNA
4 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.40%) MCSE
6 11 (5.42%) CCIE
7 10 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (4.93%) Degree
7 10 (4.93%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.45%) A+ Certification
9 6 (2.96%) CCSA
10 5 (2.46%) CISSP
10 5 (2.46%) MCSA
11 4 (1.97%) CCSE
12 3 (1.48%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.99%) MCITP
13 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.99%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (4.93%) SLA
3 9 (4.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 44 (21.67%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.43%) Xen
4 9 (4.43%) vSphere
5 8 (3.94%) XenApp
6 7 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (2.46%) NFS
7 5 (2.46%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.97%) KVM
8 4 (1.97%) SRDF
8 4 (1.97%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (1.97%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.48%) NLBS
10 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.99%) Snort
10 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) SCCM
2 7 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.96%) WSUS
4 5 (2.46%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.97%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.97%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.97%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.48%) OPNET
6 3 (1.48%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.49%) OpenView
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) Ambari
8 1 (0.49%) Oozie
8 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 124 (61.08%) Cisco
2 66 (32.51%) Microsoft
3 50 (24.63%) VMware
4 38 (18.72%) CheckPoint
5 27 (13.30%) Juniper
5 27 (13.30%) F5
6 25 (12.32%) HP
7 22 (10.84%) Citrix
8 17 (8.37%) IBM
9 13 (6.40%) Oracle
10 11 (5.42%) Remedy
11 10 (4.93%) 3PAR
12 9 (4.43%) SolarWinds
12 9 (4.43%) Avaya
12 9 (4.43%) NetApp
13 8 (3.94%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.45%) Riverbed
14 7 (3.45%) McAfee
15 5 (2.46%) Nokia
15 5 (2.46%) BMC
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 days ago