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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 96 139 129
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 110 73 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.98% 1.19% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.43% 10.20% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 57 42
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £18.70 £27.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -79.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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
713 716 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.84% 11.70% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 524 560
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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.

1 160 (75.47%) WAN
2 131 (61.79%) Cisco
3 99 (46.70%) Windows
4 78 (36.79%) Firewall
5 67 (31.60%) Microsoft
6 59 (27.83%) ITIL
7 58 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (24.53%) VMware
9 51 (24.06%) Active Directory
10 46 (21.70%) VPN
11 43 (20.28%) CheckPoint
12 42 (19.81%) SAN
13 41 (19.34%) Finance
14 39 (18.40%) CCNP
15 35 (16.51%) OSPF
15 35 (16.51%) Linux
16 34 (16.04%) Wireless
17 32 (15.09%) MPLS
18 31 (14.62%) DNS
18 31 (14.62%) Data Centre
19 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
19 30 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (14.15%) F5
20 29 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
20 29 (13.68%) Citrix
20 29 (13.68%) BGP
21 28 (13.21%) Juniper
22 27 (12.74%) VLAN
23 26 (12.26%) Windows 7
23 26 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 30 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.66%) Lync
4 8 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.83%) IIS
7 5 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (1.89%) Apache
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.94%) Jetty
10 2 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.94%) JBoss
11 1 (0.47%) FileNet
11 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (11.32%) MS Office
2 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) RMDS
2 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.94%) SaaS
2 2 (0.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 160 (75.47%) WAN
2 78 (36.79%) Firewall
3 46 (21.70%) VPN
4 42 (19.81%) SAN
5 35 (16.51%) OSPF
6 34 (16.04%) Wireless
7 32 (15.09%) MPLS
8 31 (14.62%) DNS
9 29 (13.68%) BGP
10 27 (12.74%) VLAN
11 26 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (12.26%) DHCP
12 25 (11.79%) TCP/IP
12 25 (11.79%) VoIP
13 21 (9.91%) EIGRP
14 20 (9.43%) Multicast
15 16 (7.55%) IP Telephony
15 16 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (6.13%) Internet
16 13 (6.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.42%) HBase
4 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.94%) Big Data
5 2 (0.94%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Mahout
6 1 (0.47%) Riak
6 1 (0.47%) HCatalog
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Maven
1 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) MSI
2 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (19.34%) Finance
2 22 (10.38%) Banking
3 17 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (24.53%) Network Engineer
2 40 (18.87%) Analyst
3 27 (12.74%) Architect
4 18 (8.49%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.08%) Administrator
6 11 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (5.19%) Service Analyst
7 10 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.77%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.30%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) Middleware
2 4 (1.89%) XMPP
2 4 (1.89%) HTML
2 4 (1.89%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.42%) XML
3 3 (1.42%) XSLT
3 3 (1.42%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (0.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) COM
5 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.62%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (6.13%) Thin Client
3 13 (6.13%) Fat Client
3 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.72%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.25%) Replication
6 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.36%) Clustering
8 4 (1.89%) iPhone
8 4 (1.89%) PMI
9 3 (1.42%) IVR
9 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.94%) CMDB
10 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 99 (46.70%) Windows
2 35 (16.51%) Linux
3 29 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (12.26%) Windows 7
5 20 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (7.08%) UNIX
8 11 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.25%) AIX
10 8 (3.77%) Android
10 8 (3.77%) Solaris
11 7 (3.30%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.30%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.83%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.94%) CentOS
14 2 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.83%) ITIL
2 15 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (7.08%) Load Balancing
3 14 (6.60%) Project Management
4 12 (5.66%) Migration
5 11 (5.19%) PRINCE2
5 11 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 10 (4.72%) Network Design
7 9 (4.25%) Service Management
7 9 (4.25%) Change Management
8 7 (3.30%) Information Security
8 7 (3.30%) Performance Management
8 7 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (2.83%) Network Architecture
9 6 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.36%) ITSM
10 5 (2.36%) Risk Management
11 4 (1.89%) Database Mirroring
11 4 (1.89%) Server Building
11 4 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.60%) SQL
2 5 (2.36%) Java
3 4 (1.89%) Korn
3 4 (1.89%) Python
3 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
3 4 (1.89%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.42%) Perl
5 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.94%) C
5 2 (0.94%) VB
5 2 (0.94%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 58 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (18.40%) CCNP
3 26 (12.26%) CCNA
4 16 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.60%) MCSE
6 12 (5.66%) Degree
7 11 (5.19%) CCIE
8 10 (4.72%) Security Cleared
8 10 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (3.30%) A+ Certification
11 6 (2.83%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.36%) CCSA
12 5 (2.36%) MCSA
12 5 (2.36%) CCSE
13 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.89%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.42%) PMP
14 3 (1.42%) CISSP
14 3 (1.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (4.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (3.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (24.06%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.66%) XenApp
4 10 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.25%) vSphere
5 9 (4.25%) Xen
6 7 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (2.83%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.36%) NFS
8 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.89%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (1.89%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.89%) NLBS
9 4 (1.89%) SRDF
9 4 (1.89%) KVM
10 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.94%) Snort
11 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) SCCM
2 7 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.30%) WSUS
3 5 (2.36%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.89%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.89%) HP SIM
4 4 (1.89%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.42%) OPNET
5 3 (1.42%) Puppet
6 2 (0.94%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.94%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Control-M
7 1 (0.47%) OpenView
7 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.47%) Ambari
7 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 131 (61.79%) Cisco
2 67 (31.60%) Microsoft
3 52 (24.53%) VMware
4 43 (20.28%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.15%) F5
6 29 (13.68%) Citrix
7 28 (13.21%) Juniper
8 23 (10.85%) HP
9 17 (8.02%) IBM
9 17 (8.02%) Oracle
10 12 (5.66%) Avaya
11 11 (5.19%) Remedy
12 10 (4.72%) 3PAR
12 10 (4.72%) NetApp
13 9 (4.25%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.77%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.77%) Nokia
15 7 (3.30%) Riverbed
16 6 (2.83%) Brocade
16 6 (2.83%) McAfee
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