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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
London / City of London
Rank 97 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 54 39 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.82% 1.24% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.96% 11.34% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 69
Median daily rate £400 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £318 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-22.61% -7.05%

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
361 344 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.16% 10.90% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 244 502
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £25.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 81 (84.38%) WAN
2 61 (63.54%) Cisco
3 48 (50.00%) Firewall
4 34 (35.42%) Data Centre
5 29 (30.21%) Finance
5 29 (30.21%) Windows
6 27 (28.13%) Wireless
7 25 (26.04%) ITIL
8 24 (25.00%) VPN
9 21 (21.88%) Citrix
9 21 (21.88%) VMware
10 19 (19.79%) Internet
10 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.67%) MPLS
11 16 (16.67%) Migration
12 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.58%) CCNP
13 14 (14.58%) Service Management
14 13 (13.54%) Windows Server
15 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (12.50%) SolarWinds
15 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (12.50%) Linux
16 11 (11.46%) WLAN
16 11 (11.46%) SAN
16 11 (11.46%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.33%) PaaS
3 6 (6.25%) IaaS
3 6 (6.25%) SaaS
4 5 (5.21%) Office 365
5 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (84.38%) WAN
2 48 (50.00%) Firewall
3 27 (28.13%) Wireless
4 24 (25.00%) VPN
5 19 (19.79%) Internet
6 16 (16.67%) MPLS
6 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 12 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (11.46%) SAN
8 11 (11.46%) WLAN
9 10 (10.42%) Network Security
10 9 (9.38%) BGP
10 9 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (9.38%) DHCP
10 9 (9.38%) DNS
10 9 (9.38%) OSPF
11 7 (7.29%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (7.29%) SSL
11 7 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Big Data
2 2 (2.08%) DB2
2 2 (2.08%) MySQL
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 29 (30.21%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Front Office
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (25.00%) Analyst
2 21 (21.88%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.54%) Network Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Cisco Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Programme Manager
8 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Cisco Support
9 5 (5.21%) Network Support
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) XMPP
4 1 (1.04%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (35.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.25%) PMI
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) CMDB
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.21%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Unix
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.08%) Android
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.04%) CentOS
7 1 (1.04%) Solaris
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 16 (16.67%) Migration
3 14 (14.58%) Service Management
4 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.46%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.42%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.42%) Project Management
7 9 (9.38%) Network Management
8 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.25%) Change Management
9 6 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 6 (6.25%) Validation
10 5 (5.21%) Open Source
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (4.17%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.17%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.17%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.13%) Python
3 2 (2.08%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) Perl
3 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.58%) CCNP
3 10 (10.42%) PMI Certification
3 10 (10.42%) PMP
3 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) Degree
6 4 (4.17%) CCIE
6 4 (4.17%) CCNA
6 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.08%) CCDP
7 2 (2.08%) CCSA
7 2 (2.08%) CCSE
7 2 (2.08%) CISSP
7 2 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (1.04%) CCSP
8 1 (1.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.13%) SLA
4 2 (2.08%) COBIT
4 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.13%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.08%) vCloud
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.13%) OPNET
3 2 (2.08%) OpenIDM
4 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.04%) Control-M
4 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.04%) Nagios
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 61 (63.54%) Cisco
2 21 (21.88%) Citrix
2 21 (21.88%) VMware
3 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 11 (11.46%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.29%) F5
7 7 (7.29%) Oracle
8 6 (6.25%) Arista
8 6 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.17%) Juniper
9 4 (4.17%) Symantec
9 4 (4.17%) WorldPay
10 3 (3.13%) EMC
10 3 (3.13%) HP
10 3 (3.13%) Meraki
10 3 (3.13%) Red Hat