The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 102 171 152
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 443 279 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 1.23% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.11% 10.45% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 194 154
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 38
Average hourly rate £18.35 £20.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in London

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the London region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in London

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in London

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the London region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in London

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in London

LAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +42 111 £425 +20.39% 36
Hounslow +2 7 £413 -
New Malden - 4 - - 2
Docklands, London -1 3 £600 +37.14%
Feltham - 2 £165 -
Harrow - 2 £300 -
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Canary Wharf -10 1 - -
Croydon -14 1 £175 -68.18%
Bromley - 1 £173 -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 668 (83.08%) WAN
2 467 (58.08%) Cisco
3 341 (42.41%) Windows
4 325 (40.42%) Firewall
5 220 (27.36%) Microsoft
6 217 (26.99%) Active Directory
7 216 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
8 206 (25.62%) VMware
9 193 (24.00%) Finance
10 188 (23.38%) VPN
11 164 (20.40%) ITIL
12 160 (19.90%) TCP/IP
13 157 (19.53%) Wireless
14 154 (19.15%) MPLS
15 147 (18.28%) Juniper
15 147 (18.28%) DNS
16 142 (17.66%) CheckPoint
17 128 (15.92%) SAN
18 126 (15.67%) Citrix
18 126 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
19 124 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 124 (15.42%) Linux
20 123 (15.30%) CCNP
21 117 (14.55%) BGP
22 111 (13.81%) MS Exchange
23 104 (12.94%) CCNA
23 104 (12.94%) VLAN
24 102 (12.69%) Windows 7
25 101 (12.56%) MS Office
26 100 (12.44%) OSPF

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 111 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 54 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (4.35%) Lync
3 35 (4.35%) IIS
4 33 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 20 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.87%) Apache
8 15 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.62%) JBoss
12 5 (0.62%) FileNet
12 5 (0.62%) Jetty
12 5 (0.62%) Confluence
12 5 (0.62%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 101 (12.56%) MS Office
2 98 (12.19%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.49%) MS Project
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.75%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) RMDS
2 6 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.50%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.50%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.50%) Kondor+
4 2 (0.25%) Agresso
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.86%) Office 365
2 16 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.24%) SaaS
5 6 (0.75%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.50%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.50%) PaaS
6 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) Yammer
7 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 668 (83.08%) WAN
2 325 (40.42%) Firewall
3 188 (23.38%) VPN
4 160 (19.90%) TCP/IP
5 157 (19.53%) Wireless
6 154 (19.15%) MPLS
7 147 (18.28%) DNS
8 128 (15.92%) SAN
9 117 (14.55%) BGP
10 104 (12.94%) VLAN
11 100 (12.44%) OSPF
11 100 (12.44%) Network Security
12 96 (11.94%) DHCP
13 95 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 89 (11.07%) Cisco ASA
15 85 (10.57%) VoIP
16 81 (10.07%) Internet
17 80 (9.95%) EIGRP
18 65 (8.08%) Ethernet
19 56 (6.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.12%) Big Data
5 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.87%) HBase
7 6 (0.75%) MySQL
8 5 (0.62%) DB2
8 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.50%) QlikView
9 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.50%) MS Access
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.37%) FileMaker
10 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.25%) HCatalog
11 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.12%) Hudson
3 5 (0.62%) Maven
3 5 (0.62%) Subversion
3 5 (0.62%) JIRA
3 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.12%) MSI
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (24.00%) Finance
2 71 (8.83%) Banking
3 50 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.11%) Multimedia
5 21 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.11%) Retail
7 15 (1.87%) Back Office
8 14 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.37%) Law
10 8 (1.00%) Legal
10 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.75%) Local Government
12 5 (0.62%) Advertising
13 3 (0.37%) Games
13 3 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 194 (24.13%) Network Engineer
2 140 (17.41%) Analyst
3 92 (11.44%) Architect
4 57 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 55 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 50 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (5.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 45 (5.60%) Support Analyst
9 35 (4.35%) Administrator
10 34 (4.23%) Service Analyst
10 34 (4.23%) Desktop Support
10 34 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
11 32 (3.98%) Consultant
12 30 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
13 28 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
14 27 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
14 27 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
16 22 (2.74%) Technical Architect
17 21 (2.61%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.11%) Web Services
2 14 (1.74%) Middleware
3 12 (1.49%) HTML
4 10 (1.24%) XMPP
5 7 (0.87%) Rendezvous
6 6 (0.75%) XML
6 6 (0.75%) XSLT
7 5 (0.62%) .NET
7 5 (0.62%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.37%) JSP
9 3 (0.37%) Java EE
10 2 (0.25%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.25%) REST
10 2 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.12%) OLE
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.12%) EDI
11 1 (0.12%) COM
11 1 (0.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.35%) Video Conferencing
2 41 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 37 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.48%) PKI
5 26 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 23 (2.86%) Fat Client
7 18 (2.24%) Clustering
8 17 (2.11%) Replication
9 14 (1.74%) iPhone
9 14 (1.74%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.49%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.49%) IVR
11 10 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.12%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.87%) NHS
13 7 (0.87%) PMI
14 6 (0.75%) iPad
14 6 (0.75%) FMCG
15 5 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 341 (42.41%) Windows
2 124 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 124 (15.42%) Linux
3 102 (12.69%) Windows 7
4 86 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (6.47%) UNIX
7 35 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 29 (3.61%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.11%) Solaris
10 20 (2.49%) Mac OS X
11 19 (2.36%) Android
12 14 (1.74%) CentOS
12 14 (1.74%) AIX
13 12 (1.49%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.12%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (20.40%) ITIL
2 75 (9.33%) Project Management
3 62 (7.71%) Network Management
4 59 (7.34%) Migration
5 57 (7.09%) Service Management
6 52 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (5.85%) Load Balancing
8 42 (5.22%) PRINCE2
9 40 (4.98%) Incident Management
10 38 (4.73%) Network Design
11 33 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 33 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
12 31 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (3.23%) Information Security
14 25 (3.11%) Business Continuity
15 24 (2.99%) Time Management
16 23 (2.86%) Change Management
17 22 (2.74%) Mentoring
17 22 (2.74%) Performance Management
17 22 (2.74%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.83%) SQL
2 26 (3.23%) Python
2 26 (3.23%) Perl
3 17 (2.11%) Java
4 15 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.24%) Ruby
7 9 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.00%) C
9 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.75%) Korn
10 6 (0.75%) PHP
10 6 (0.75%) VBA
11 4 (0.50%) VB
11 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.37%) Lisp
13 2 (0.25%) Go
14 1 (0.12%) ABAP
14 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 216 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (15.30%) CCNP
3 104 (12.94%) CCNA
4 59 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (5.97%) CCIE
6 46 (5.72%) Security Cleared
7 41 (5.10%) MCSE
8 40 (4.98%) Degree
9 33 (4.10%) SC Cleared
10 16 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.49%) MCITP
12 12 (1.49%) JNCIS
13 11 (1.37%) CCDP
13 11 (1.37%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.24%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.24%) MCDST
14 10 (1.24%) MCP
14 10 (1.24%) MCSA
14 10 (1.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.73%) SLA
2 20 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (1.00%) COBIT
7 7 (0.87%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) BS7799
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 217 (26.99%) Active Directory
2 126 (15.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 44 (5.47%) vSphere
5 35 (4.35%) XenApp
6 19 (2.36%) Xen
6 19 (2.36%) XenServer
7 16 (1.99%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.62%) NLBS
9 12 (1.49%) vCloud
9 12 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.49%) NFS
10 11 (1.37%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.00%) KVM
11 8 (1.00%) SRDF
11 8 (1.00%) Samba
11 8 (1.00%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (3.86%) SCCM
2 30 (3.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (2.61%) Puppet
4 19 (2.36%) WSUS
5 13 (1.62%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.24%) Cisco UCCE
7 8 (1.00%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.87%) Control-M
8 7 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
8 7 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.87%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.87%) Salt
9 6 (0.75%) Ansible
9 6 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.75%) SCOM
10 5 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.50%) vMotion
11 4 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 467 (58.08%) Cisco
2 220 (27.36%) Microsoft
3 206 (25.62%) VMware
4 147 (18.28%) Juniper
5 142 (17.66%) CheckPoint
6 126 (15.67%) Citrix
7 93 (11.57%) F5
8 68 (8.46%) HP
9 55 (6.84%) SolarWinds
10 46 (5.72%) IBM
11 45 (5.60%) Oracle
12 39 (4.85%) Blue Coat
12 39 (4.85%) NetApp
13 33 (4.10%) Aruba
14 31 (3.86%) Apple
14 31 (3.86%) Dell
15 30 (3.73%) Avaya
16 25 (3.11%) Brocade
17 22 (2.74%) Infoblox
17 22 (2.74%) Nortel
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Premier IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago