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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 110 130 127
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 452 428 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.84% 1.69% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.39% 13.78% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 265 244
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£375 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £595 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £46.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -
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
3141 3105 3278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.29% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2096 2045 2089
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 140
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +21 109 £388 -5.54% 31
Uxbridge -1 6 £289 +48.07% 2
Hayes - 6 - - 1
Docklands, London +15 3 £600 -
Croydon -14 3 £325 +0.77% 2
Canary Wharf +9 2 £170 -3.40%
Bromley +4 2 £110 -84.28% 1
New Malden - 2 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames 0 1 £310 -0.16% 1
Beckenham - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 695 (83.43%) WAN
2 453 (54.38%) Cisco
3 326 (39.14%) Firewall
4 308 (36.97%) Windows
5 208 (24.97%) Cisco Certification
6 191 (22.93%) Active Directory
7 184 (22.09%) Microsoft
8 182 (21.85%) VPN
9 176 (21.13%) CheckPoint
10 171 (20.53%) TCP/IP
11 169 (20.29%) Wireless
12 159 (19.09%) Finance
13 151 (18.13%) ITIL
14 132 (15.85%) DNS
14 132 (15.85%) BGP
15 131 (15.73%) MS Exchange
16 130 (15.61%) VMware
17 127 (15.25%) MPLS
18 126 (15.13%) CCNP
19 122 (14.65%) Juniper
20 120 (14.41%) OSPF
20 120 (14.41%) Windows 7
21 105 (12.61%) SAN
22 104 (12.48%) Citrix
23 103 (12.36%) DHCP
23 103 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
24 102 (12.24%) MS Office
25 101 (12.12%) Telecoms
26 99 (11.88%) VoIP
27 97 (11.64%) F5

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 131 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 48 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (5.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 38 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (3.48%) SharePoint
6 26 (3.12%) IIS
6 26 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (2.52%) Lync
8 19 (2.28%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.08%) Apache
9 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.84%) LiveLink
11 6 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.48%) JBoss
14 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 102 (12.24%) MS Office
2 83 (9.96%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Agresso
2 2 (0.24%) RMDS
2 2 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.96%) Office 365
3 7 (0.84%) IaaS
3 7 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 695 (83.43%) WAN
2 326 (39.14%) Firewall
3 182 (21.85%) VPN
4 171 (20.53%) TCP/IP
5 169 (20.29%) Wireless
6 132 (15.85%) DNS
6 132 (15.85%) BGP
7 127 (15.25%) MPLS
8 120 (14.41%) OSPF
9 105 (12.61%) SAN
10 103 (12.36%) DHCP
11 99 (11.88%) VoIP
12 96 (11.52%) Network Security
13 91 (10.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 76 (9.12%) WLAN
15 72 (8.64%) Internet
16 71 (8.52%) Cisco IOS
17 64 (7.68%) Cisco ASA
17 64 (7.68%) EIGRP
18 54 (6.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.44%) MySQL
3 11 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (0.72%) HBase
4 6 (0.72%) Big Data
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.60%) DB2
6 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.48%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.48%) HCatalog
6 4 (0.48%) MarkLogic
6 4 (0.48%) Couchbase
6 4 (0.48%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.60%) JUnit
2 5 (0.60%) Selenium
2 5 (0.60%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.12%) Hudson
4 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.12%) FrontPage
General
1 159 (19.09%) Finance
2 101 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 87 (10.44%) Banking
4 36 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.12%) Retail
6 23 (2.76%) Local Government
7 16 (1.92%) Spanish Language
7 16 (1.92%) Back Office
8 15 (1.80%) French Language
9 14 (1.68%) Marketing
10 13 (1.56%) Advertising
11 10 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
12 9 (1.08%) Law
13 8 (0.96%) Legal
14 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.60%) Front Office
16 4 (0.48%) Publishing
17 3 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 181 (21.73%) Network Engineer
2 131 (15.73%) Architect
3 122 (14.65%) Analyst
4 59 (7.08%) Project Manager
5 51 (6.12%) Consultant
5 51 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 49 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 43 (5.16%) Cisco Engineer
8 40 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 38 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 38 (4.56%) Support Analyst
10 34 (4.08%) Network Analyst
11 30 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 30 (3.60%) Network Support
12 29 (3.48%) Network Architect
13 28 (3.36%) Security Engineer
13 28 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
13 28 (3.36%) Network Consultant
14 26 (3.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 25 (3.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.80%) Middleware
2 8 (0.96%) XMPP
2 8 (0.96%) Application Packaging
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.48%) CSS
4 4 (0.48%) Web Services
5 3 (0.36%) HTML
5 3 (0.36%) .NET
5 3 (0.36%) Java EE
5 3 (0.36%) LAMP
6 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.24%) XML
6 2 (0.24%) XSLT
6 2 (0.24%) WAP
6 2 (0.24%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.12%) SOAP
7 1 (0.12%) Ajax
7 1 (0.12%) VXML
7 1 (0.12%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.68%) Blackberry
2 40 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (2.88%) Fat Client
4 24 (2.88%) Thin Client
5 20 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.40%) Hedge funds
6 18 (2.16%) Clustering
7 15 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.56%) Replication
9 10 (1.20%) NHS
10 9 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.96%) SecurID
12 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.60%) FMCG
13 5 (0.60%) GIS
13 5 (0.60%) Statistics
13 5 (0.60%) iPad
14 4 (0.48%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 308 (36.97%) Windows
2 120 (14.41%) Windows 7
3 103 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 96 (11.52%) Linux
5 80 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (7.44%) UNIX
7 51 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 41 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (3.84%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.36%) Solaris
11 20 (2.40%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.44%) Android
12 12 (1.44%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.84%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.60%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.13%) ITIL
2 85 (10.20%) Migration
3 70 (8.40%) Network Design
4 58 (6.96%) Project Management
5 56 (6.72%) Load Balancing
6 54 (6.48%) Service Management
7 52 (6.24%) Network Architecture
8 36 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 36 (4.32%) PRINCE2
9 35 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 34 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (3.84%) Network Management
12 29 (3.48%) Performance Management
13 27 (3.24%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (3.00%) Low Latency
14 25 (3.00%) Time Management
15 24 (2.88%) Mentoring
15 24 (2.88%) Change Management
16 22 (2.64%) Business Continuity
16 22 (2.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.60%) SQL
2 9 (1.08%) Java
3 7 (0.84%) Perl
4 6 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.60%) C
6 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.36%) Korn
7 3 (0.36%) VB
8 2 (0.24%) Python
8 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.24%) C-shell
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) C#
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 208 (24.97%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (15.13%) CCNP
3 91 (10.92%) CCNA
4 73 (8.76%) Security Cleared
5 58 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 58 (6.96%) CCIE
6 49 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (4.56%) CCDP
8 34 (4.08%) Degree
9 33 (3.96%) MCSE
10 18 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (2.04%) CCVP
12 15 (1.80%) CCSE
13 12 (1.44%) A+ Certification
13 12 (1.44%) CISSP
14 11 (1.32%) MCITP
14 11 (1.32%) CCSA
15 10 (1.20%) CISM
15 10 (1.20%) CCDA
15 10 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.84%) SLA
2 10 (1.20%) QA
3 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 191 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 96 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.24%) XenApp
5 23 (2.76%) Xen
6 21 (2.52%) NLBS
6 21 (2.52%) vSphere
7 19 (2.28%) Snort
8 16 (1.92%) NFS
8 16 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (1.44%) ProxySG
11 8 (0.96%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.96%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.84%) SRDF
13 6 (0.72%) XenServer
13 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.72%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (2.40%) SCCM
3 19 (2.28%) WSUS
4 13 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
5 12 (1.44%) SCOrch
6 10 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.20%) SCOM
6 10 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.08%) Control-M
7 9 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.96%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.84%) MOM
9 7 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.72%) OpenView
10 6 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.60%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.48%) Ambari
Vendors
1 453 (54.38%) Cisco
2 184 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 176 (21.13%) CheckPoint
4 130 (15.61%) VMware
5 122 (14.65%) Juniper
6 104 (12.48%) Citrix
7 97 (11.64%) F5
8 66 (7.92%) HP
9 45 (5.40%) Blue Coat
10 42 (5.04%) SolarWinds
11 40 (4.80%) Oracle
12 29 (3.48%) Avaya
13 26 (3.12%) Dell
13 26 (3.12%) Riverbed
14 25 (3.00%) CA
15 23 (2.76%) NetApp
16 22 (2.64%) IBM
17 21 (2.52%) Nortel
18 20 (2.40%) EMC
18 20 (2.40%) Sourcefire
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