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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 114 114 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing LAN 36 86 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 1.67% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.68% 12.45% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 61 43
Average daily rate £413 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.87% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £160 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.70 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.42% +43.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
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
337 691 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.70% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 500 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 70 (84.34%) WAN
2 52 (62.65%) Cisco
3 42 (50.60%) Firewall
4 27 (32.53%) VPN
4 27 (32.53%) Windows
5 26 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (26.51%) Juniper
6 22 (26.51%) CCNP
7 21 (25.30%) Finance
7 21 (25.30%) VMware
8 20 (24.10%) ITIL
9 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
9 19 (22.89%) CheckPoint
9 19 (22.89%) OSPF
9 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
10 18 (21.69%) BGP
11 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
11 16 (19.28%) F5
12 15 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.07%) Citrix
13 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
14 13 (15.66%) MPLS
15 12 (14.46%) VLAN
15 12 (14.46%) Network Security
16 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (13.25%) Wireless
16 11 (13.25%) DNS
16 11 (13.25%) DHCP
17 10 (12.05%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (8.43%) IIS
1 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.23%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) JBoss
5 1 (1.20%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.20%) nginx
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Relativity
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (84.34%) WAN
2 42 (50.60%) Firewall
3 27 (32.53%) VPN
4 19 (22.89%) OSPF
5 18 (21.69%) BGP
6 15 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
7 13 (15.66%) MPLS
8 12 (14.46%) Network Security
8 12 (14.46%) VLAN
9 11 (13.25%) DHCP
9 11 (13.25%) DNS
9 11 (13.25%) Wireless
10 10 (12.05%) SAN
11 9 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (10.84%) EIGRP
11 9 (10.84%) Internet
12 8 (9.64%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (9.64%) VoIP
13 7 (8.43%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Big Data
2 2 (2.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Hudson
1 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) MSI
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 3 (3.61%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Network Engineer
2 19 (22.89%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Senior IT Support
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.61%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.61%) XMPP
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) LAMP
3 1 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.23%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.82%) NHS
4 4 (4.82%) Statistics
5 2 (2.41%) BYOD
5 2 (2.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Handset
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.20%) IVR
6 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.20%) PDA
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.53%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.02%) Linux
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.61%) Android
8 2 (2.41%) CentOS
8 2 (2.41%) Debian
8 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.20%) Unix
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 6 (7.23%) Project Management
3 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
3 5 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
4 4 (4.82%) Change Management
4 4 (4.82%) Investment Management
4 4 (4.82%) Migration
4 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
4 4 (4.82%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (3.61%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.61%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.61%) Data Management
5 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.61%) Information Security
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.61%) ITSM
5 3 (3.61%) Network Design
5 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.41%) Perl
3 2 (2.41%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.51%) CCNP
3 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.64%) CISSP
5 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.23%) CCNA
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
6 6 (7.23%) MCSE
7 5 (6.02%) CCSA
7 5 (6.02%) CCSE
8 4 (4.82%) CISM
8 4 (4.82%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.61%) CCDP
9 3 (3.61%) CCIE
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.61%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.41%) CCA
10 2 (2.41%) CCEE
10 2 (2.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Snort
3 4 (4.82%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.20%) iptables
6 1 (1.20%) Postfix
6 1 (1.20%) Samba
6 1 (1.20%) vCloud
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.82%) Proventia
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.20%) EnCase
5 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
5 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (62.65%) Cisco
2 22 (26.51%) Juniper
3 21 (25.30%) VMware
4 19 (22.89%) CheckPoint
5 16 (19.28%) F5
5 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
6 15 (18.07%) Citrix
7 8 (9.64%) Palo Alto
8 7 (8.43%) Riverbed
9 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat
9 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.02%) HP
11 4 (4.82%) Avaya
11 4 (4.82%) Remedy
11 4 (4.82%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.61%) Aruba
12 3 (3.61%) Dell
12 3 (3.61%) LANDesk
12 3 (3.61%) NetApp
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago