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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 101 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 100 114 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.57% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.32% 12.95% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 76 87
Average daily rate
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£365 £428 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £204 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £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 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £146.04 £58.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.26 £18.08
% change year-on-year
+9.96% -4.49%
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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
812 880 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 12.13% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 576 667
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.19 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 (87.10%) WAN
2 110 (59.14%) Cisco
3 81 (43.55%) Firewall
4 60 (32.26%) Windows
5 47 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (24.73%) CheckPoint
7 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
7 44 (23.66%) VPN
8 42 (22.58%) Finance
9 40 (21.51%) Active Directory
10 38 (20.43%) TCP/IP
11 37 (19.89%) Wireless
12 35 (18.82%) VMware
13 34 (18.28%) BGP
14 33 (17.74%) MS Exchange
14 33 (17.74%) ITIL
15 32 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (16.67%) Juniper
16 31 (16.67%) SAN
17 30 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (15.59%) MPLS
18 29 (15.59%) OSPF
19 28 (15.05%) F5
20 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
20 27 (14.52%) CCNP
21 26 (13.98%) MS Office
21 26 (13.98%) DNS
22 25 (13.44%) Network Security
23 23 (12.37%) Cisco IOS
23 23 (12.37%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 33 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.69%) IIS
7 3 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.61%) Apache
7 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Lync
9 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (13.98%) MS Office
2 7 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.69%) MS Project
4 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
1 1 (0.54%) PaaS
1 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 162 (87.10%) WAN
2 81 (43.55%) Firewall
3 44 (23.66%) VPN
4 38 (20.43%) TCP/IP
5 37 (19.89%) Wireless
6 34 (18.28%) BGP
7 31 (16.67%) SAN
8 29 (15.59%) MPLS
8 29 (15.59%) OSPF
9 26 (13.98%) DNS
10 25 (13.44%) Network Security
11 23 (12.37%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (11.83%) VoIP
13 21 (11.29%) DHCP
13 21 (11.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (9.68%) VLAN
15 17 (9.14%) EIGRP
15 17 (9.14%) Internet
16 16 (8.60%) IP Telephony
17 15 (8.06%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.61%) HBase
4 2 (1.08%) IDOL
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) MS Access
5 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JUnit
1 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.54%) Selenium
1 1 (0.54%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (22.58%) Finance
2 21 (11.29%) Banking
3 15 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Retail
5 6 (3.23%) Back Office
6 4 (2.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.08%) Local Government
9 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (23.12%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.28%) Architect
3 26 (13.98%) Analyst
4 14 (7.53%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.53%) Administrator
5 13 (6.99%) Network Administrator
6 12 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Network Architect
7 11 (5.91%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.38%) Network Support
9 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Cisco Support
11 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Consultant
12 6 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Cisco Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) XMPP
2 4 (2.15%) Middleware
3 3 (1.61%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.61%) HTML
3 3 (1.61%) XML
3 3 (1.61%) XSLT
4 1 (0.54%) WAP
4 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.84%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.84%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Clustering
4 3 (1.61%) SecurID
4 3 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.61%) iPhone
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.08%) iPad
5 2 (1.08%) Replication
5 2 (1.08%) PMI
5 2 (1.08%) RMADS
5 2 (1.08%) CCTV
5 2 (1.08%) Statistics
6 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.54%) FMCG
6 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.26%) Windows
2 30 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.29%) Linux
6 11 (5.91%) Solaris
7 10 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.30%) UNIX
9 7 (3.76%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.15%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.08%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.74%) ITIL
2 15 (8.06%) Mentoring
3 14 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.45%) Migration
5 11 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (4.84%) Network Design
6 9 (4.84%) Project Management
6 9 (4.84%) Service Management
7 8 (4.30%) Benchmarking
7 8 (4.30%) Load Balancing
7 8 (4.30%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.30%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.76%) Network Management
8 7 (3.76%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.23%) Low Latency
10 5 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.69%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.06%) SQL
2 4 (2.15%) Java
3 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.08%) VBScript
3 2 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.54%) C
4 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (14.52%) CCNP
3 21 (11.29%) CCNA
4 18 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.38%) CCIE
7 8 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.23%) CCSE
9 4 (2.15%) CCSA
10 3 (1.61%) CCVP
10 3 (1.61%) MCSE
11 2 (1.08%) CCDP
11 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.08%) CISSP
11 2 (1.08%) Degree
11 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.99%) Xen
5 8 (4.30%) XenApp
5 8 (4.30%) NFS
5 8 (4.30%) SRDF
6 7 (3.76%) vSphere
6 7 (3.76%) NLBS
7 6 (3.23%) Snort
8 4 (2.15%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.61%) KVM
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.61%) XenServer
9 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.08%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.30%) WSUS
3 7 (3.76%) OPNET
4 6 (3.23%) SCCM
5 2 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.08%) OpenView
5 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.54%) OVSD
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.54%) DameWare
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 110 (59.14%) Cisco
2 46 (24.73%) CheckPoint
3 44 (23.66%) Microsoft
4 35 (18.82%) VMware
5 31 (16.67%) Juniper
6 28 (15.05%) F5
7 23 (12.37%) Citrix
8 21 (11.29%) HP
9 13 (6.99%) EMC
10 10 (5.38%) Intel
10 10 (5.38%) Oracle
10 10 (5.38%) Blue Coat
10 10 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.30%) NetApp
12 7 (3.76%) IBM
13 6 (3.23%) Sourcefire
14 4 (2.15%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.15%) Nortel
14 4 (2.15%) Avaya
15 3 (1.61%) Nokia
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