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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 112 129 109
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing LAN 96 90 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 1.32% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.01% 11.63% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 68
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £600 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -40.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.10 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £24.60 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
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
738 774 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.33% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 160 (79.60%) WAN
2 124 (61.69%) Cisco
3 87 (43.28%) Firewall
4 60 (29.85%) CheckPoint
5 57 (28.36%) Windows
6 49 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (23.38%) BGP
8 45 (22.39%) Finance
9 44 (21.89%) Juniper
10 43 (21.39%) Wireless
11 42 (20.90%) OSPF
12 39 (19.40%) Banking
13 38 (18.91%) VPN
13 38 (18.91%) Network Security
14 36 (17.91%) F5
14 36 (17.91%) CCNP
15 34 (16.92%) ITIL
16 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
17 30 (14.93%) TCP/IP
17 30 (14.93%) Active Directory
18 29 (14.43%) DNS
19 28 (13.93%) EIGRP
20 27 (13.43%) Telecoms
21 25 (12.44%) MPLS
22 24 (11.94%) DHCP
22 24 (11.94%) MS Office
22 24 (11.94%) VMware
22 24 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
23 23 (11.44%) Linux
23 23 (11.44%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 23 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.99%) Lync
4 6 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.99%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.00%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) FileNet
7 1 (0.50%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 24 (11.94%) MS Office
2 11 (5.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 160 (79.60%) WAN
2 87 (43.28%) Firewall
3 47 (23.38%) BGP
4 43 (21.39%) Wireless
5 42 (20.90%) OSPF
6 38 (18.91%) VPN
6 38 (18.91%) Network Security
7 30 (14.93%) TCP/IP
8 29 (14.43%) DNS
9 28 (13.93%) EIGRP
10 25 (12.44%) MPLS
11 24 (11.94%) DHCP
11 24 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (11.44%) SAN
13 22 (10.95%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (8.46%) Internet
15 16 (7.96%) HSRP
15 16 (7.96%) VLAN
15 16 (7.96%) WLAN
16 15 (7.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) HBase
2 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.50%) IDOL
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) MS Access
3 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (22.39%) Finance
2 39 (19.40%) Banking
3 27 (13.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.98%) Retail
6 5 (2.49%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.49%) Legal
7 3 (1.49%) Publishing
8 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.00%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (26.37%) Network Engineer
2 39 (19.40%) Architect
3 31 (15.42%) Analyst
4 15 (7.46%) Security Engineer
4 15 (7.46%) Network Architect
5 14 (6.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Security Architect
8 10 (4.98%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.48%) Desktop Support
11 7 (3.48%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Network Security Architect
12 6 (2.99%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) Administrator
12 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (2.99%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) Middleware
1 3 (1.49%) XMPP
2 2 (1.00%) XML
2 2 (1.00%) XSLT
2 2 (1.00%) HTML
2 2 (1.00%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.00%) LAMP
3 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.98%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.98%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.48%) Clustering
6 5 (2.49%) Replication
7 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.00%) SecurID
9 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.00%) IVR
10 1 (0.50%) Handset
10 1 (0.50%) PMI
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.50%) PDA
10 1 (0.50%) CCTV
10 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 57 (28.36%) Windows
2 23 (11.44%) Linux
3 22 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
5 17 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.47%) Solaris
7 9 (4.48%) UNIX
8 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.48%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.48%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.92%) ITIL
2 17 (8.46%) Network Architecture
3 16 (7.96%) Service Management
4 15 (7.46%) Network Design
5 14 (6.97%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (5.97%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.47%) Project Management
7 11 (5.47%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.98%) Low Latency
8 8 (3.98%) Performance Management
9 7 (3.48%) Migration
9 7 (3.48%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.48%) Benchmarking
9 7 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.99%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.99%) Investment Management
10 6 (2.99%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.49%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.49%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (0.50%) Python
3 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.50%) C
3 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (17.91%) CCNP
3 21 (10.45%) CCNA
4 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.47%) CCIE
7 6 (2.99%) CISSP
7 6 (2.99%) CCSA
8 5 (2.49%) CCSE
8 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.49%) CCDP
8 5 (2.49%) Degree
9 3 (1.49%) CISM
9 3 (1.49%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.49%) MCSE
10 2 (1.00%) MCITP
10 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.00%) CCVP
11 1 (0.50%) CCA
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.00%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.98%) Xen
5 8 (3.98%) NFS
6 7 (3.48%) SRDF
7 5 (2.49%) NLBS
7 5 (2.49%) XenApp
8 4 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.99%) Snort
9 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.49%) KVM
10 2 (1.00%) vSphere
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.99%) WSUS
2 5 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.99%) SCCM
3 4 (1.99%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.00%) SCOM
5 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.50%) Cacti
6 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 124 (61.69%) Cisco
2 60 (29.85%) CheckPoint
3 44 (21.89%) Juniper
4 36 (17.91%) F5
5 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
6 24 (11.94%) VMware
7 14 (6.97%) HP
7 14 (6.97%) Citrix
8 10 (4.98%) EMC
8 10 (4.98%) Blue Coat
9 9 (4.48%) Intel
10 8 (3.98%) NetApp
11 6 (2.99%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.99%) Sourcefire
11 6 (2.99%) IBM
12 5 (2.49%) Avaya
12 5 (2.49%) Oracle
13 4 (1.99%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.99%) Remedy
13 4 (1.99%) McAfee
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