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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 93 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 117 83 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.00% 1.41% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.83% 11.93% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 65 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -79.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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
739 696 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.63% 11.80% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 498 567
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 40
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £44.83 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 June 2015.

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 2015, 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.

1 187 (80.60%) WAN
2 149 (64.22%) Cisco
3 108 (46.55%) Windows
4 97 (41.81%) Firewall
5 71 (30.60%) Microsoft
6 66 (28.45%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (26.72%) ITIL
8 60 (25.86%) VMware
9 59 (25.43%) Active Directory
10 55 (23.71%) Finance
11 53 (22.84%) SAN
12 51 (21.98%) CheckPoint
13 45 (19.40%) VPN
14 41 (17.67%) Citrix
15 40 (17.24%) CCNP
15 40 (17.24%) Linux
16 37 (15.95%) Data Centre
17 35 (15.09%) DNS
17 35 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (14.66%) Wireless
19 33 (14.22%) MPLS
20 32 (13.79%) VoIP
20 32 (13.79%) MS Exchange
20 32 (13.79%) Juniper
20 32 (13.79%) Windows 7
20 32 (13.79%) F5
21 31 (13.36%) OSPF
22 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
23 29 (12.50%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 32 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (4.74%) Lync
5 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.88%) IIS
6 8 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.02%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (3.02%) Apache
8 6 (2.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.86%) Jetty
11 2 (0.86%) CMS
11 2 (0.86%) JBoss
11 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (11.64%) MS Office
2 22 (9.48%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.72%) MS Project
6 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) RMDS
2 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) SaaS
1 4 (1.72%) Office 365
2 2 (0.86%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 187 (80.60%) WAN
2 97 (41.81%) Firewall
3 53 (22.84%) SAN
4 45 (19.40%) VPN
5 35 (15.09%) DNS
6 34 (14.66%) Wireless
7 33 (14.22%) MPLS
8 32 (13.79%) VoIP
9 31 (13.36%) OSPF
10 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
11 29 (12.50%) DHCP
12 28 (12.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (11.64%) BGP
14 26 (11.21%) VLAN
15 24 (10.34%) Multicast
16 20 (8.62%) BIG-IP
17 19 (8.19%) EIGRP
18 16 (6.90%) WLAN
18 16 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
19 15 (6.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.59%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (2.59%) HBase
2 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.86%) DB2
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.86%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Maven
1 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) MSI
2 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 55 (23.71%) Finance
2 21 (9.05%) Banking
3 20 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.88%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.72%) Back Office
7 3 (1.29%) Publishing
7 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (22.84%) Network Engineer
2 42 (18.10%) Analyst
3 36 (15.52%) Architect
4 25 (10.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (6.90%) Administrator
6 11 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.45%) Server Administrator
10 7 (3.02%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.02%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.74%) Middleware
2 7 (3.02%) HTML
2 7 (3.02%) Rendezvous
3 6 (2.59%) XML
3 6 (2.59%) XSLT
4 5 (2.16%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (1.72%) XMPP
6 2 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.86%) Web Services
7 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 14 (6.03%) Thin Client
4 14 (6.03%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.88%) Replication
6 6 (2.59%) iPhone
7 5 (2.16%) Clustering
8 4 (1.72%) PMI
8 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.29%) CMDB
9 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 2 (0.86%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.86%) BYOD
10 2 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 108 (46.55%) Windows
2 40 (17.24%) Linux
3 35 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 23 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.19%) UNIX
7 18 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.03%) Solaris
9 12 (5.17%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.31%) Android
11 9 (3.88%) AIX
12 8 (3.45%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.59%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (1.29%) CentOS
16 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.72%) ITIL
2 19 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (7.76%) Project Management
4 17 (7.33%) Migration
5 16 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.47%) Service Management
7 14 (6.03%) Load Balancing
8 12 (5.17%) Change Management
8 12 (5.17%) Network Design
9 11 (4.74%) Performance Management
10 8 (3.45%) Network Architecture
10 8 (3.45%) Information Security
10 8 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (3.02%) Business Continuity Planning
11 7 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.02%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.02%) ITSM
11 7 (3.02%) BCP
11 7 (3.02%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.76%) SQL
2 8 (3.45%) Java
3 6 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.16%) Python
5 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.72%) Perl
5 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.72%) Korn
5 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.86%) VB
7 2 (0.86%) Lisp
8 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (28.45%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (17.24%) CCNP
3 27 (11.64%) CCNA
4 21 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (7.33%) MCSE
6 14 (6.03%) Degree
7 12 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (4.74%) CCIE
8 11 (4.74%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.45%) MCSA
11 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.02%) CCSA
11 7 (3.02%) CCSE
12 5 (2.16%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.72%) PMP
13 4 (1.72%) MCP
13 4 (1.72%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.72%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (3.88%) SLA
3 5 (2.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.29%) QA
4 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.86%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 59 (25.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.90%) XenApp
4 13 (5.60%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.17%) Xen
6 10 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (4.31%) ProxySG
7 9 (3.88%) vSphere
8 8 (3.45%) NFS
8 8 (3.45%) NLBS
9 7 (3.02%) SRDF
9 7 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.02%) KVM
10 6 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.72%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.72%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (1.29%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.86%) Snort
13 2 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (5.60%) SCCM
2 10 (4.31%) WSUS
3 7 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.16%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (2.16%) BladeLogic
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.72%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.72%) Puppet
5 4 (1.72%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.29%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.29%) Control-M
6 3 (1.29%) OPNET
7 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.86%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.86%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.43%) Ambari
Vendors
1 149 (64.22%) Cisco
2 71 (30.60%) Microsoft
3 60 (25.86%) VMware
4 51 (21.98%) CheckPoint
5 41 (17.67%) Citrix
6 32 (13.79%) Juniper
6 32 (13.79%) F5
7 24 (10.34%) HP
8 22 (9.48%) Oracle
9 19 (8.19%) IBM
9 19 (8.19%) Avaya
10 14 (6.03%) NetApp
10 14 (6.03%) Blue Coat
11 13 (5.60%) Nokia
12 10 (4.31%) 3PAR
13 9 (3.88%) Nortel
14 8 (3.45%) EMC
14 8 (3.45%) Intel
14 8 (3.45%) Apple
14 8 (3.45%) Symantec
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