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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 103 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 103 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.75% 1.67% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.81% 13.65% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 79
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £192 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £90.22 £48.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.96% +134.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £19.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.04 £58.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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.

1 162 (88.52%) WAN
2 108 (59.02%) Cisco
3 80 (43.72%) Firewall
4 60 (32.79%) Windows
5 45 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (24.59%) CheckPoint
6 44 (24.04%) Microsoft
7 42 (22.95%) VPN
8 41 (22.40%) Finance
9 39 (21.31%) Active Directory
10 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
10 37 (20.22%) Wireless
11 34 (18.58%) VMware
11 34 (18.58%) ITIL
12 33 (18.03%) BGP
13 32 (17.49%) SAN
14 31 (16.94%) Juniper
14 31 (16.94%) MS Exchange
14 31 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (15.85%) MPLS
16 28 (15.30%) OSPF
16 28 (15.30%) F5
17 27 (14.75%) MS Office
18 25 (13.66%) CCNP
18 25 (13.66%) Windows 7
19 24 (13.11%) Network Security
19 24 (13.11%) DNS
20 23 (12.57%) Citrix
20 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.73%) IIS
8 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.64%) Apache
8 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.55%) CMS
10 1 (0.55%) Lync
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 27 (14.75%) MS Office
2 8 (4.37%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.73%) MS Project
4 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
1 1 (0.55%) PaaS
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 162 (88.52%) WAN
2 80 (43.72%) Firewall
3 42 (22.95%) VPN
4 37 (20.22%) TCP/IP
4 37 (20.22%) Wireless
5 33 (18.03%) BGP
6 32 (17.49%) SAN
7 29 (15.85%) MPLS
8 28 (15.30%) OSPF
9 24 (13.11%) Network Security
9 24 (13.11%) DNS
10 23 (12.57%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (12.02%) VoIP
12 21 (11.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (10.93%) DHCP
14 18 (9.84%) VLAN
15 16 (8.74%) EIGRP
16 15 (8.20%) IP Telephony
16 15 (8.20%) Internet
16 15 (8.20%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.64%) HBase
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.09%) IDOL
5 1 (0.55%) MS Access
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.55%) JUnit
1 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.55%) Selenium
1 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
General
1 41 (22.40%) Finance
2 21 (11.48%) Banking
3 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.28%) Back Office
6 5 (2.73%) Legal
7 4 (2.19%) Retail
8 2 (1.09%) Local Government
8 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (22.40%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.58%) Architect
3 27 (14.75%) Analyst
4 14 (7.65%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.65%) Administrator
5 13 (7.10%) Network Administrator
6 12 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (6.01%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.01%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.46%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.46%) Network Support
9 8 (4.37%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) Cisco Support
11 6 (3.28%) Cisco Administrator
11 6 (3.28%) Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) XMPP
2 4 (2.19%) Middleware
3 3 (1.64%) HTML
3 3 (1.64%) XML
3 3 (1.64%) XSLT
3 3 (1.64%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.37%) Fat Client
2 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.37%) Thin Client
2 8 (4.37%) Clustering
3 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.64%) SecurID
3 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.64%) iPhone
4 2 (1.09%) RMADS
4 2 (1.09%) CCTV
4 2 (1.09%) Statistics
4 2 (1.09%) iPad
4 2 (1.09%) User Experience
4 2 (1.09%) PMI
4 2 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.79%) Windows
2 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (13.66%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (10.38%) Linux
6 12 (6.56%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.01%) Solaris
8 7 (3.83%) UNIX
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.73%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.09%) Android
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.55%) HPUX
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.58%) ITIL
2 15 (8.20%) Mentoring
3 14 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (6.01%) Migration
4 11 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (4.92%) Project Management
5 9 (4.92%) Service Management
6 8 (4.37%) Performance Management
6 8 (4.37%) Network Design
6 8 (4.37%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.37%) Benchmarking
7 7 (3.83%) Network Management
7 7 (3.83%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.83%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.28%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.73%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.74%) SQL
2 4 (2.19%) Java
3 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.09%) VBScript
3 2 (1.09%) VB
4 1 (0.55%) Perl
4 1 (0.55%) C
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.66%) CCNP
3 20 (10.93%) CCNA
4 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.92%) CCIE
7 6 (3.28%) CCSE
7 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.19%) CCSA
9 3 (1.64%) CCVP
9 3 (1.64%) MCSE
9 3 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) CCDP
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CISSP
11 1 (0.55%) CISM
11 1 (0.55%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.55%) ISEB
11 1 (0.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.10%) Xen
5 8 (4.37%) SRDF
5 8 (4.37%) XenApp
5 8 (4.37%) NFS
6 7 (3.83%) vSphere
6 7 (3.83%) NLBS
7 6 (3.28%) Snort
8 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.19%) XenServer
9 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.19%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.64%) KVM
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.09%) UAG
11 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.37%) SCCM
2 8 (4.37%) WSUS
3 7 (3.83%) OPNET
4 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.09%) OpenView
4 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) DameWare
5 1 (0.55%) OVSD
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 108 (59.02%) Cisco
2 45 (24.59%) CheckPoint
3 44 (24.04%) Microsoft
4 34 (18.58%) VMware
5 31 (16.94%) Juniper
6 28 (15.30%) F5
7 23 (12.57%) Citrix
8 22 (12.02%) HP
9 14 (7.65%) EMC
10 10 (5.46%) Blue Coat
10 10 (5.46%) SolarWinds
10 10 (5.46%) Oracle
10 10 (5.46%) Intel
11 8 (4.37%) NetApp
12 7 (3.83%) IBM
13 6 (3.28%) Sourcefire
14 4 (2.19%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.19%) Nortel
14 4 (2.19%) Avaya
15 3 (1.64%) Mitel
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