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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 125 128 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 410 425 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.69% 1.68% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.15% 13.76% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 269 278
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £179 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 34
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £49.90 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
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
3117 3088 3519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.86% 12.24% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2026 2169
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 168
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +17 96 £365 -15.11% 42
Hayes - 7 - - 2
Croydon -11 4 £363 +20.83% 4
New Malden - 2 - - 3
Docklands, London +19 1 £353 -41.25%
Bromley -2 1 - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Barking - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 612 (81.60%) WAN
2 413 (55.07%) Cisco
3 298 (39.73%) Windows
4 297 (39.60%) Firewall
5 196 (26.13%) Microsoft
5 196 (26.13%) Active Directory
6 190 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
7 168 (22.40%) VPN
8 163 (21.73%) TCP/IP
9 157 (20.93%) Finance
10 155 (20.67%) CheckPoint
11 144 (19.20%) Wireless
12 139 (18.53%) ITIL
13 134 (17.87%) MS Exchange
14 129 (17.20%) DNS
15 128 (17.07%) VMware
16 118 (15.73%) Windows 7
17 113 (15.07%) MPLS
18 112 (14.93%) CCNP
19 109 (14.53%) BGP
20 108 (14.40%) Juniper
21 104 (13.87%) DHCP
22 103 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 102 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
23 102 (13.60%) MS Office
24 100 (13.33%) Citrix
24 100 (13.33%) OSPF
25 98 (13.07%) SAN
25 98 (13.07%) VoIP
26 86 (11.47%) MS Excel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 134 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (5.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 41 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 29 (3.87%) IIS
8 19 (2.53%) IBM Notes
9 18 (2.40%) Lync
10 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (0.93%) Apache
12 7 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.67%) LiveLink
15 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 102 (13.60%) MS Office
2 86 (11.47%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.40%) MS Project
5 16 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.93%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Agresso
1 3 (0.40%) RMDS
2 2 (0.27%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 612 (81.60%) WAN
2 297 (39.60%) Firewall
3 168 (22.40%) VPN
4 163 (21.73%) TCP/IP
5 144 (19.20%) Wireless
6 129 (17.20%) DNS
7 113 (15.07%) MPLS
8 109 (14.53%) BGP
9 104 (13.87%) DHCP
10 100 (13.33%) OSPF
11 98 (13.07%) SAN
11 98 (13.07%) VoIP
12 74 (9.87%) Network Security
13 72 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 72 (9.60%) WLAN
14 66 (8.80%) Cisco IOS
15 59 (7.87%) Internet
16 54 (7.20%) EIGRP
17 50 (6.67%) IP Telephony
18 48 (6.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
3 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.20%) MySQL
4 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.93%) HBase
6 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.80%) Big Data
7 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.67%) MS Access
8 4 (0.53%) DB2
8 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.53%) HCatalog
8 4 (0.53%) Sqoop
8 4 (0.53%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.53%) MarkLogic
8 4 (0.53%) Riak
8 4 (0.53%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 4 (0.53%) JUnit
1 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.53%) Selenium
1 4 (0.53%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
General
1 157 (20.93%) Finance
2 74 (9.87%) Banking
3 72 (9.60%) Telecoms
4 35 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.93%) Back Office
5 22 (2.93%) Retail
6 21 (2.80%) French Language
7 19 (2.53%) Spanish Language
8 17 (2.27%) Marketing
8 17 (2.27%) Local Government
8 17 (2.27%) Advertising
9 14 (1.87%) Mandarin Language
10 11 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.93%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Legal
12 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Front Office
14 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.40%) Publishing
16 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 157 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 112 (14.93%) Architect
3 100 (13.33%) Analyst
4 53 (7.07%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.40%) Project Manager
6 46 (6.13%) Consultant
7 41 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
8 36 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 35 (4.67%) Cisco Engineer
10 34 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 34 (4.53%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.00%) Network Analyst
12 29 (3.87%) Network Support
13 27 (3.60%) Desktop Support
14 26 (3.47%) Administrator
15 25 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
16 24 (3.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 23 (3.07%) Network Consultant
18 22 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.73%) Middleware
2 11 (1.47%) XMPP
3 8 (1.07%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.53%) HTML
5 4 (0.53%) .NET
5 4 (0.53%) Web Services
6 3 (0.40%) Java EE
6 3 (0.40%) Rendezvous
6 3 (0.40%) XML
6 3 (0.40%) XSLT
6 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.13%) jQuery
8 1 (0.13%) JSON
8 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.13%) VXML
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 29 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.93%) Thin Client
3 22 (2.93%) Fat Client
4 20 (2.67%) Clustering
5 19 (2.53%) Hedge funds
6 16 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.60%) Replication
9 11 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.33%) NHS
11 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.20%) Statistics
12 8 (1.07%) SecurID
13 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.80%) iPad
13 6 (0.80%) iPhone
13 6 (0.80%) FMCG
14 4 (0.53%) GIS
14 4 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 298 (39.73%) Windows
2 118 (15.73%) Windows 7
3 102 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (11.20%) Linux
5 81 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.47%) Windows XP
7 51 (6.80%) UNIX
8 40 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.20%) Solaris
11 18 (2.40%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.27%) Windows 2000
13 13 (1.73%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (1.33%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.93%) Android
15 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.53%) ITIL
2 69 (9.20%) Migration
3 57 (7.60%) Network Design
4 44 (5.87%) Project Management
5 43 (5.73%) Load Balancing
6 40 (5.33%) Service Management
6 40 (5.33%) Network Architecture
7 36 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (4.40%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.00%) Network Management
10 27 (3.60%) Low Latency
10 27 (3.60%) PRINCE2
11 26 (3.47%) Performance Management
12 25 (3.33%) Mentoring
13 24 (3.20%) Time Management
14 23 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (2.93%) Problem Management
16 21 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
16 21 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
16 21 (2.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 59 (7.87%) SQL
2 7 (0.93%) Java
3 6 (0.80%) VB
3 6 (0.80%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.67%) Perl
5 4 (0.53%) C
5 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.40%) Korn
7 2 (0.27%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.27%) C-shell
8 1 (0.13%) C#
8 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 190 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (14.93%) CCNP
3 85 (11.33%) CCNA
4 57 (7.60%) Security Cleared
5 55 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (6.93%) CCIE
7 44 (5.87%) SC Cleared
8 38 (5.07%) MCSE
9 35 (4.67%) CCDP
10 28 (3.73%) Degree
11 18 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (2.27%) CCSE
13 16 (2.13%) CCVP
14 13 (1.73%) CISSP
15 11 (1.47%) MCITP
16 10 (1.33%) CISM
17 9 (1.20%) A+ Certification
17 9 (1.20%) CCDA
17 9 (1.20%) CCSA
18 8 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.33%) SLA
2 9 (1.20%) QA
3 8 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 196 (26.13%) Active Directory
2 103 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (7.33%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.60%) XenApp
5 24 (3.20%) Xen
6 22 (2.93%) vSphere
7 21 (2.80%) NLBS
8 17 (2.27%) VMware ESX
9 16 (2.13%) NFS
10 14 (1.87%) Snort
10 14 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (1.60%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.07%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.07%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.07%) SRDF
12 8 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.93%) XenServer
13 7 (0.93%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (3.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (2.93%) SCCM
3 19 (2.53%) WSUS
4 16 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (1.47%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.20%) OpenView
8 8 (1.07%) OPNET
9 7 (0.93%) SCOM
9 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.80%) OVSD
10 6 (0.80%) DameWare
10 6 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.67%) Control-M
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.53%) MOM
12 4 (0.53%) Ambari
Vendors
1 413 (55.07%) Cisco
2 196 (26.13%) Microsoft
3 155 (20.67%) CheckPoint
4 128 (17.07%) VMware
5 108 (14.40%) Juniper
6 100 (13.33%) Citrix
7 85 (11.33%) F5
8 75 (10.00%) HP
9 46 (6.13%) SolarWinds
10 38 (5.07%) Oracle
11 35 (4.67%) Blue Coat
12 27 (3.60%) IBM
13 25 (3.33%) Dell
14 23 (3.07%) EMC
15 20 (2.67%) NetApp
15 20 (2.67%) Riverbed
16 19 (2.53%) Symantec
16 19 (2.53%) Avaya
17 18 (2.40%) Lotus
18 17 (2.27%) Aruba
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