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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 96 102 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing LAN 65 119 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.95% 2.04% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.68% 15.95% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 93 64
Median daily rate £469 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -38.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+27.16% +15.71%
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
475 746 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.28% 12.77% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 555 501
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, 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 96 (88.89%) WAN
2 61 (56.48%) Cisco
3 58 (53.70%) Firewall
4 38 (35.19%) Windows
5 34 (31.48%) Finance
6 32 (29.63%) Data Centre
7 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
7 29 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 23 (21.30%) Linux
10 21 (19.44%) VMware
10 21 (19.44%) Banking
11 20 (18.52%) DNS
12 19 (17.59%) CCNP
13 18 (16.67%) ITIL
13 18 (16.67%) Migration
14 17 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (15.74%) SAN
15 16 (14.81%) Wireless
16 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (13.89%) VPN
16 15 (13.89%) Unix
17 14 (12.96%) Oracle
17 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
17 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
19 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
19 12 (11.11%) Citrix
19 12 (11.11%) 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 7 (6.48%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.63%) Apache
2 5 (4.63%) IIS
2 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.78%) JBoss
4 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) HipChat
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) IaaS
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (88.89%) WAN
2 58 (53.70%) Firewall
3 24 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 20 (18.52%) DNS
5 17 (15.74%) SAN
6 16 (14.81%) Wireless
7 15 (13.89%) VPN
8 11 (10.19%) BGP
8 11 (10.19%) LDAP
8 11 (10.19%) MPLS
9 10 (9.26%) Network Security
10 9 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (8.33%) DHCP
11 8 (7.41%) VoIP
12 7 (6.48%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (6.48%) Internet
12 7 (6.48%) NAS
12 7 (6.48%) OSPF
13 6 (5.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.78%) HBase
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) OLAP
4 1 (0.93%) OLTP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.48%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (31.48%) Finance
2 21 (19.44%) Banking
3 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Architect
3 11 (10.19%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.26%) Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.48%) Programme Manager
8 6 (5.56%) Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) HTML
2 5 (4.63%) Middleware
3 4 (3.70%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) ODBC
5 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.93%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.48%) Clustering
4 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.70%) Statistics
4 4 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) BYOD
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) PMI
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.85%) User Experience
6 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.93%) Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.19%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Linux
3 15 (13.89%) Unix
4 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.63%) Solaris
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) Android
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) CatOS
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) VMS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) ITIL
1 18 (16.67%) Migration
2 17 (15.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.19%) Project Management
5 10 (9.26%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.41%) High Availability
7 8 (7.41%) Software Delivery
8 7 (6.48%) Network Design
9 6 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.63%) Network Management
10 5 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (3.70%) Benchmarking
11 4 (3.70%) Change Management
11 4 (3.70%) DevOps
11 4 (3.70%) Open Source
11 4 (3.70%) Programme Management
12 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
1 11 (10.19%) Python
2 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.41%) Perl
4 6 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (0.93%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) Korn
5 1 (0.93%) Ruby
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (17.59%) CCNP
3 10 (9.26%) CCIE
4 9 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 9 (8.33%) PMP
5 6 (5.56%) CCDE
5 6 (5.56%) CCNA
5 6 (5.56%) Degree
6 4 (3.70%) CCDP
6 4 (3.70%) CCSE
6 4 (3.70%) CISSP
7 3 (2.78%) CCSP
7 3 (2.78%) CISM
7 3 (2.78%) RHCA
7 3 (2.78%) RHCE
8 2 (1.85%) CCSA
8 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) MCITP
9 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.85%) QA
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) MiFID
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.48%) NFS
4 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.63%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.70%) SRDF
6 4 (3.70%) Xen
7 3 (2.78%) KVM
7 3 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.85%) Firmware
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.85%) Snort
8 2 (1.85%) XenApp
9 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.93%) UAG
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Ansible
2 8 (7.41%) SCCM
3 6 (5.56%) Puppet
4 4 (3.70%) SCOM
5 3 (2.78%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.78%) Nagios
5 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.85%) Control-M
6 2 (1.85%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Proventia
7 1 (0.93%) SCSM
7 1 (0.93%) WSUS
7 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (56.48%) Cisco
2 21 (19.44%) VMware
3 14 (12.96%) Oracle
4 12 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 12 (11.11%) Citrix
4 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.26%) Juniper
6 8 (7.41%) HP
6 8 (7.41%) NetApp
6 8 (7.41%) TOWER Software
7 7 (6.48%) Avaya
7 7 (6.48%) Palo Alto
8 6 (5.56%) F5
8 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.63%) EMC
10 4 (3.70%) IBM
10 4 (3.70%) Intel
10 4 (3.70%) Nokia
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.78%) Blue Coat
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