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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 127 139 121
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing LAN 424 410 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.74% 1.64% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 13.52% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 274 259
Average daily rate
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£400 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.14 £48.00 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
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
3120 3033 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.82% 12.12% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1960 2113
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 +5 100 £350 -12.43% 31
Croydon +2 5 £363 +20.83% 5
Hayes - 5 - - 2
Bromley +4 3 £265 +186.48%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +10 1 £170 -2.85%
New Malden - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Barking - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Harrow - - - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 574 (82.00%) WAN
2 379 (54.14%) Cisco
3 275 (39.29%) Firewall
4 269 (38.43%) Windows
5 181 (25.86%) Microsoft
5 181 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
6 173 (24.71%) Active Directory
7 149 (21.29%) TCP/IP
7 149 (21.29%) VPN
8 146 (20.86%) Finance
9 143 (20.43%) Wireless
10 141 (20.14%) ITIL
11 131 (18.71%) CheckPoint
12 120 (17.14%) MS Exchange
12 120 (17.14%) VMware
13 110 (15.71%) DNS
14 105 (15.00%) CCNP
15 104 (14.86%) MPLS
16 101 (14.43%) Windows 7
17 100 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 97 (13.86%) VoIP
19 96 (13.71%) Juniper
20 91 (13.00%) SAN
21 89 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
22 88 (12.57%) Citrix
23 87 (12.43%) DHCP
24 86 (12.29%) MS Office
25 85 (12.14%) Network Security
26 84 (12.00%) BGP
27 81 (11.57%) MS Excel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 120 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 36 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 32 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (3.57%) IIS
7 20 (2.86%) Lync
8 16 (2.29%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.71%) Apache
13 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.57%) LiveLink
14 3 (0.43%) Eucalyptus
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (12.29%) MS Office
2 81 (11.57%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.43%) MS Project
4 12 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.00%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) RMDS
3 2 (0.29%) Agresso
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.29%) Office 365
3 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 574 (82.00%) WAN
2 275 (39.29%) Firewall
3 149 (21.29%) TCP/IP
3 149 (21.29%) VPN
4 143 (20.43%) Wireless
5 110 (15.71%) DNS
6 104 (14.86%) MPLS
7 97 (13.86%) VoIP
8 91 (13.00%) SAN
9 87 (12.43%) DHCP
10 85 (12.14%) Network Security
11 84 (12.00%) BGP
12 80 (11.43%) OSPF
13 67 (9.57%) Cisco IOS
14 63 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 61 (8.71%) WLAN
16 46 (6.57%) IPsec
17 45 (6.43%) EIGRP
17 45 (6.43%) Internet
18 43 (6.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
2 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.86%) HBase
6 5 (0.71%) Big Data
6 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.57%) MarkLogic
7 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.43%) MySQL
8 3 (0.43%) HCatalog
8 3 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.43%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.43%) Riak
8 3 (0.43%) Mahout
8 3 (0.43%) MS Access
8 3 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (0.57%) JUnit
1 4 (0.57%) Selenium
1 4 (0.57%) FitNesse
1 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
General
1 146 (20.86%) Finance
2 66 (9.43%) Banking
3 64 (9.14%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.43%) Back Office
6 22 (3.14%) French Language
7 19 (2.71%) Spanish Language
8 18 (2.57%) Advertising
9 17 (2.43%) Marketing
10 16 (2.29%) Local Government
11 15 (2.14%) Retail
12 14 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
13 13 (1.86%) Financial Institution
14 8 (1.14%) Legal
15 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.86%) Front Office
16 4 (0.57%) Law
17 2 (0.29%) Publishing
18 1 (0.14%) Games
18 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 146 (20.86%) Network Engineer
2 99 (14.14%) Architect
3 94 (13.43%) Analyst
4 53 (7.57%) Support Engineer
5 45 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 42 (6.00%) Consultant
7 37 (5.29%) Support Analyst
8 36 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 35 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
11 30 (4.29%) Network Support
11 30 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.57%) Administrator
12 25 (3.57%) Desktop Support
12 25 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
13 23 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 23 (3.29%) Network Analyst
13 23 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.86%) Middleware
2 12 (1.71%) XMPP
3 7 (1.00%) Application Packaging
4 6 (0.86%) Web Services
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.57%) HTML
6 4 (0.57%) .NET
7 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.43%) CSS
7 3 (0.43%) XML
7 3 (0.43%) XSLT
7 3 (0.43%) Java EE
7 3 (0.43%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.29%) WAP
9 1 (0.14%) SOAP
9 1 (0.14%) JSON
9 1 (0.14%) jQuery
9 1 (0.14%) VXML
9 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.86%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.71%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.57%) Clustering
3 18 (2.57%) Hedge funds
4 15 (2.14%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (2.14%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.00%) Replication
6 10 (1.43%) FMCG
7 9 (1.29%) Statistics
8 8 (1.14%) NHS
8 8 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.00%) SecurID
10 6 (0.86%) iPhone
11 5 (0.71%) Open Source
11 5 (0.71%) iPad
11 5 (0.71%) RMADS
11 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 269 (38.43%) Windows
2 101 (14.43%) Windows 7
3 89 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (10.29%) Linux
5 68 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (6.43%) UNIX
7 44 (6.29%) Windows XP
8 35 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.43%) Solaris
10 17 (2.43%) Windows 2000
10 17 (2.43%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.14%) Mac OS X
11 15 (2.14%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.14%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.71%) Android
15 3 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (20.14%) ITIL
2 57 (8.14%) Migration
3 41 (5.86%) Project Management
4 39 (5.57%) Network Design
5 35 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 34 (4.86%) Service Delivery
7 33 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (4.29%) Service Management
9 28 (4.00%) Load Balancing
10 27 (3.86%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.29%) Network Management
12 22 (3.14%) Low Latency
12 22 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (2.71%) Business Continuity
13 19 (2.71%) Problem Management
13 19 (2.71%) Time Management
13 19 (2.71%) Performance Management
14 18 (2.57%) Change Management
14 18 (2.57%) Risk Management
14 18 (2.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.14%) SQL
2 7 (1.00%) C
2 7 (1.00%) Java
3 6 (0.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.71%) VB
5 4 (0.57%) Perl
6 3 (0.43%) VBScript
6 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.29%) Korn
7 2 (0.29%) C-shell
7 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 181 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (15.00%) CCNP
3 81 (11.57%) CCNA
4 65 (9.29%) Security Cleared
5 51 (7.29%) SC Cleared
6 48 (6.86%) CCIE
7 43 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (4.71%) MCSE
9 32 (4.57%) CCDP
10 28 (4.00%) Degree
11 23 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.14%) CCVP
13 14 (2.00%) CCSE
13 14 (2.00%) CISSP
14 11 (1.57%) MCITP
15 10 (1.43%) CISM
16 8 (1.14%) CCDA
17 7 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (1.00%) A+ Certification
17 7 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.71%) SLA
2 11 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.00%) QA
4 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 173 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 100 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.43%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.86%) XenApp
5 22 (3.14%) vSphere
6 19 (2.71%) Xen
7 16 (2.29%) NLBS
8 15 (2.14%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.86%) Snort
10 12 (1.71%) NFS
10 12 (1.71%) ISA Server
10 12 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (1.14%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.14%) SRDF
13 7 (1.00%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.86%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.86%) XenServer
15 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (4.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (2.86%) SCCM
3 16 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (2.00%) WSUS
5 12 (1.71%) OPNET
6 10 (1.43%) OpenView
6 10 (1.43%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.00%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.86%) OVSD
8 6 (0.86%) DameWare
8 6 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.71%) Control-M
9 5 (0.71%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.71%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.71%) SCOM
9 5 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 379 (54.14%) Cisco
2 181 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 131 (18.71%) CheckPoint
4 120 (17.14%) VMware
5 96 (13.71%) Juniper
6 88 (12.57%) Citrix
7 65 (9.29%) HP
8 64 (9.14%) F5
9 40 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 39 (5.57%) Oracle
11 33 (4.71%) Blue Coat
12 26 (3.71%) IBM
13 22 (3.14%) EMC
14 21 (3.00%) Dell
15 19 (2.71%) Avaya
15 19 (2.71%) Symantec
16 18 (2.57%) NetApp
16 18 (2.57%) Aruba
17 16 (2.29%) Riverbed
18 15 (2.14%) Lotus
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