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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 87 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 133 93 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.24% 1.58% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 12.92% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 68 83
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £48.83 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.20% +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £133.05 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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
760 720 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.81% 12.24% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 488 530
Average daily rate £425 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 38
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.25 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -51.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.15 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 208 (82.87%) WAN
2 164 (65.34%) Cisco
3 115 (45.82%) Firewall
4 110 (43.82%) Windows
5 72 (28.69%) Microsoft
6 71 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (25.90%) Active Directory
7 65 (25.90%) CheckPoint
7 65 (25.90%) Finance
8 62 (24.70%) VMware
9 58 (23.11%) ITIL
10 52 (20.72%) VPN
11 49 (19.52%) SAN
12 48 (19.12%) Citrix
13 46 (18.33%) CCNP
14 44 (17.53%) MPLS
15 41 (16.33%) Data Centre
16 40 (15.94%) OSPF
17 38 (15.14%) Wireless
18 37 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 36 (14.34%) F5
19 36 (14.34%) BGP
19 36 (14.34%) Juniper
19 36 (14.34%) Linux
20 35 (13.94%) DNS
20 35 (13.94%) TCP/IP
20 35 (13.94%) Windows 7
21 34 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (13.15%) VoIP
23 32 (12.75%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.78%) Lync
5 9 (3.59%) IIS
6 8 (3.19%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.79%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.79%) Apache
7 7 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.79%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.80%) Jetty
10 2 (0.80%) CMS
10 2 (0.80%) JBoss
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 26 (10.36%) MS Office
2 23 (9.16%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) RMDS
2 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.79%) Office 365
2 5 (1.99%) SaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Yammer
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 208 (82.87%) WAN
2 115 (45.82%) Firewall
3 52 (20.72%) VPN
4 49 (19.52%) SAN
5 44 (17.53%) MPLS
6 40 (15.94%) OSPF
7 38 (15.14%) Wireless
8 36 (14.34%) BGP
9 35 (13.94%) TCP/IP
9 35 (13.94%) DNS
10 33 (13.15%) VoIP
11 29 (11.55%) DHCP
11 29 (11.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (11.16%) BIG-IP
13 27 (10.76%) VLAN
14 24 (9.56%) Multicast
15 22 (8.76%) EIGRP
16 21 (8.37%) WLAN
17 20 (7.97%) Cisco IOS
18 18 (7.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.39%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.39%) HBase
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.80%) DB2
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.80%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.40%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.80%) Maven
2 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
General
1 65 (25.90%) Finance
2 29 (11.55%) Banking
3 25 (9.96%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.99%) Back Office
6 5 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Advertising
7 3 (1.20%) Publishing
7 3 (1.20%) Retail
8 2 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (25.50%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.53%) Analyst
3 34 (13.55%) Architect
4 25 (9.96%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (6.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (5.98%) Administrator
7 14 (5.58%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.38%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) Voice Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.59%) Consultant
12 8 (3.19%) Network Architect
12 8 (3.19%) Server Administrator
12 8 (3.19%) Network Specialist
13 7 (2.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.98%) Middleware
2 9 (3.59%) XMPP
3 7 (2.79%) HTML
3 7 (2.79%) Rendezvous
4 6 (2.39%) 802.1X
4 6 (2.39%) XML
4 6 (2.39%) XSLT
5 5 (1.99%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.40%) COM
7 1 (0.40%) Web Services
7 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.96%) Video Conferencing
3 19 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.77%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.58%) Thin Client
5 14 (5.58%) Fat Client
6 10 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.19%) Replication
8 7 (2.79%) Clustering
9 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.39%) iPhone
10 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.59%) PMI
12 3 (1.20%) IVR
12 3 (1.20%) CMDB
12 3 (1.20%) BYOD
13 2 (0.80%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
13 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 110 (43.82%) Windows
2 37 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (14.34%) Linux
4 35 (13.94%) Windows 7
5 27 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.57%) UNIX
7 15 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (5.58%) Solaris
9 13 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.38%) Android
11 9 (3.59%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.79%) AIX
13 6 (2.39%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.39%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.20%) CentOS
15 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.11%) ITIL
2 23 (9.16%) Migration
3 21 (8.37%) PRINCE2
3 21 (8.37%) Project Management
3 21 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.77%) Service Management
5 13 (5.18%) Load Balancing
6 11 (4.38%) Change Management
7 9 (3.59%) Network Design
7 9 (3.59%) Configuration Management
7 9 (3.59%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.59%) Investment Management
7 9 (3.59%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.19%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.19%) BCP
8 8 (3.19%) Business Continuity
8 8 (3.19%) Information Security
8 8 (3.19%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (3.19%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.17%) SQL
2 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.19%) Java
4 6 (2.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.59%) Perl
5 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.59%) Python
5 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.59%) Korn
6 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) Lisp
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (18.33%) CCNP
3 28 (11.16%) CCNA
4 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (7.57%) MCSE
6 16 (6.37%) Degree
7 15 (5.98%) CCSA
8 13 (5.18%) CCIE
8 13 (5.18%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (3.98%) MCSA
10 10 (3.98%) Security Cleared
11 8 (3.19%) CCSE
12 6 (2.39%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.39%) PMP
12 6 (2.39%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.99%) MCP
13 5 (1.99%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (3.19%) SLA
3 4 (1.59%) QA
3 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.80%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 65 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.77%) XenApp
4 13 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.78%) Xen
6 11 (4.38%) vSphere
7 10 (3.98%) NLBS
7 10 (3.98%) ProxySG
7 10 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (3.19%) NFS
10 7 (2.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (2.79%) SRDF
10 7 (2.79%) KVM
11 4 (1.59%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.59%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.80%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (7.17%) SCCM
2 13 (5.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.38%) WSUS
4 6 (2.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.99%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.99%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.59%) OpenView
6 4 (1.59%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.59%) Puppet
6 4 (1.59%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.20%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.20%) Control-M
7 3 (1.20%) OPNET
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.80%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 164 (65.34%) Cisco
2 72 (28.69%) Microsoft
3 65 (25.90%) CheckPoint
4 62 (24.70%) VMware
5 48 (19.12%) Citrix
6 36 (14.34%) Juniper
6 36 (14.34%) F5
7 24 (9.56%) HP
8 20 (7.97%) Oracle
9 19 (7.57%) IBM
10 18 (7.17%) Avaya
11 14 (5.58%) Blue Coat
12 13 (5.18%) NetApp
13 11 (4.38%) Nokia
13 11 (4.38%) Riverbed
14 10 (3.98%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.59%) Apple
15 9 (3.59%) Nortel
16 8 (3.19%) Intel
16 8 (3.19%) Dell
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