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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 112 147 151
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 456 340 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.98% 1.46% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.95% 12.09% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 217 204
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 24
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +28.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.03 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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
3050 2812 2891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.25% 12.10% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1963 1808 1803
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 85 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +17 118 £421 +12.20% 37
Isleworth - 4 - -
Hounslow +2 2 £288 -
Croydon -11 2 - -
Ilford - 2 £275 -
Uxbridge +4 1 - -
Bromley -3 1 £173 -34.90% 1
Docklands, London -6 1 £550 +15.78%
Chessington - 1 £375 -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 741 (84.69%) WAN
2 531 (60.69%) Cisco
3 390 (44.57%) Firewall
4 371 (42.40%) Windows
5 244 (27.89%) Microsoft
6 243 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
7 233 (26.63%) Active Directory
8 227 (25.94%) VMware
9 215 (24.57%) VPN
10 202 (23.09%) Finance
11 186 (21.26%) Data Centre
12 178 (20.34%) CheckPoint
13 176 (20.11%) ITIL
14 174 (19.89%) TCP/IP
15 172 (19.66%) Wireless
16 170 (19.43%) MPLS
17 167 (19.09%) DNS
18 160 (18.29%) SAN
19 158 (18.06%) Juniper
20 149 (17.03%) Citrix
20 149 (17.03%) Linux
21 139 (15.89%) CCNP
22 135 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
23 130 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
24 128 (14.63%) BGP
25 124 (14.17%) DHCP
26 120 (13.71%) MS Exchange
27 118 (13.49%) VLAN
28 115 (13.14%) Network Security
29 113 (12.91%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 120 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 56 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 36 (4.11%) Lync
5 35 (4.00%) IIS
6 33 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.94%) Apache
11 16 (1.83%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.57%) Confluence
15 5 (0.57%) Jetty
15 5 (0.57%) CMS
15 5 (0.57%) MediaWiki
15 5 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 112 (12.80%) MS Office
2 98 (11.20%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.14%) MS Project
6 6 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.14%) RMDS
2 4 (0.46%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.46%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.31%) Office 365
2 18 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.60%) SaaS
4 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.69%) PaaS
5 6 (0.69%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.46%) Yammer
7 4 (0.46%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.34%) IaaS
9 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 741 (84.69%) WAN
2 390 (44.57%) Firewall
3 215 (24.57%) VPN
4 174 (19.89%) TCP/IP
5 172 (19.66%) Wireless
6 170 (19.43%) MPLS
7 167 (19.09%) DNS
8 160 (18.29%) SAN
9 128 (14.63%) BGP
10 124 (14.17%) DHCP
11 118 (13.49%) VLAN
12 115 (13.14%) Network Security
13 112 (12.80%) VoIP
14 107 (12.23%) OSPF
15 104 (11.89%) Cisco ASA
15 104 (11.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 87 (9.94%) Internet
16 87 (9.94%) EIGRP
17 80 (9.14%) Ethernet
18 79 (9.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.03%) Big Data
5 8 (0.91%) HBase
5 8 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.69%) MySQL
6 6 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.46%) QlikView
8 4 (0.46%) DB2
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.46%) MS Access
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.34%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.03%) Hudson
3 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.57%) Subversion
3 5 (0.57%) Maven
3 5 (0.57%) JIRA
4 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.23%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.11%) GCC
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 202 (23.09%) Finance
2 67 (7.66%) Telecoms
3 57 (6.51%) Banking
4 30 (3.43%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.06%) Back Office
7 17 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.94%) Retail
8 11 (1.26%) Legal
9 10 (1.14%) French Language
10 9 (1.03%) Law
11 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.80%) Advertising
13 6 (0.69%) Local Government
13 6 (0.69%) German Language
14 4 (0.46%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Games
16 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.23%) Billing
17 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 215 (24.57%) Network Engineer
2 144 (16.46%) Analyst
3 96 (10.97%) Architect
4 65 (7.43%) Support Engineer
5 59 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 57 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 50 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 41 (4.69%) Administrator
9 40 (4.57%) Desktop Support
10 38 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 37 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
12 32 (3.66%) Consultant
13 31 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
13 31 (3.54%) Service Analyst
13 31 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
14 30 (3.43%) Infrastructure Manager
15 27 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
16 26 (2.97%) Network Architect
17 24 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.86%) Middleware
2 19 (2.17%) Web Services
3 17 (1.94%) XMPP
4 12 (1.37%) HTML
5 9 (1.03%) XML
5 9 (1.03%) Rendezvous
6 8 (0.91%) XSLT
7 7 (0.80%) Ultra Messaging
8 6 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.34%) Java EE
9 3 (0.34%) .NET
10 2 (0.23%) REST
10 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.11%) COM
11 1 (0.11%) JSP
11 1 (0.11%) SOAP
11 1 (0.11%) XHTML
11 1 (0.11%) EDI
11 1 (0.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 186 (21.26%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.49%) Blackberry
3 45 (5.14%) Video Conferencing
4 41 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.43%) PKI
6 27 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 25 (2.86%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.94%) iPhone
8 17 (1.94%) IVR
9 16 (1.83%) Replication
10 15 (1.71%) Clustering
11 14 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.03%) iPad
13 9 (1.03%) PMI
14 7 (0.80%) NHS
15 6 (0.69%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 371 (42.40%) Windows
2 149 (17.03%) Linux
3 130 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (12.91%) Windows 7
5 86 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (7.43%) UNIX
8 38 (4.34%) Windows XP
9 37 (4.23%) Solaris
10 36 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 27 (3.09%) Mac OS X
12 26 (2.97%) Android
13 17 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (1.83%) CentOS
15 14 (1.60%) AIX
16 12 (1.37%) Apple iOS
17 11 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.80%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (20.11%) ITIL
2 76 (8.69%) Project Management
3 68 (7.77%) Service Management
4 66 (7.54%) Migration
5 62 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (6.86%) Network Management
7 52 (5.94%) PRINCE2
8 50 (5.71%) Network Design
9 43 (4.91%) Load Balancing
10 40 (4.57%) Performance Management
11 34 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
12 33 (3.77%) Business Continuity
13 32 (3.66%) Service Delivery
13 32 (3.66%) Incident Management
14 30 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (3.43%) BCP
14 30 (3.43%) Time Management
15 28 (3.20%) Change Management
16 27 (3.09%) Information Security
17 26 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (8.69%) SQL
2 28 (3.20%) Python
3 26 (2.97%) Perl
4 22 (2.51%) Java
5 17 (1.94%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 14 (1.60%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.14%) Ruby
7 10 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.80%) C
8 7 (0.80%) PHP
9 6 (0.69%) Korn
10 4 (0.46%) VBA
10 4 (0.46%) VB
10 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.34%) Lisp
12 2 (0.23%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 243 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (15.89%) CCNP
3 103 (11.77%) CCNA
4 76 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (5.94%) MCSE
5 52 (5.94%) Security Cleared
6 43 (4.91%) Degree
7 42 (4.80%) CCIE
8 37 (4.23%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.83%) MCP
9 16 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.71%) MCSA
11 14 (1.60%) PMI Certification
11 14 (1.60%) CCSA
11 14 (1.60%) CCSE
11 14 (1.60%) MCDST
12 13 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.46%) SLA
2 19 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.14%) COBIT
6 9 (1.03%) QA
7 7 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.23%) BS7799
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 233 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 135 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (6.06%) vSphere
4 52 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.69%) XenApp
6 21 (2.40%) ProxySG
6 21 (2.40%) Xen
7 20 (2.29%) NLBS
8 19 (2.17%) XenServer
9 18 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.06%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.60%) vCloud
11 13 (1.49%) NFS
12 12 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (1.14%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.14%) KVM
13 10 (1.14%) Samba
13 10 (1.14%) SRDF
14 9 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (4.00%) SCCM
3 29 (3.31%) WSUS
4 24 (2.74%) Puppet
5 16 (1.83%) ZABBIX
5 16 (1.83%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.60%) Control-M
7 10 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.80%) NetCrunch
9 7 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
9 7 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.80%) Salt
10 6 (0.69%) Ansible
10 6 (0.69%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.57%) SCOM
11 5 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 531 (60.69%) Cisco
2 244 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 227 (25.94%) VMware
4 178 (20.34%) CheckPoint
5 158 (18.06%) Juniper
6 149 (17.03%) Citrix
7 87 (9.94%) F5
8 73 (8.34%) HP
9 63 (7.20%) Blue Coat
10 53 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 52 (5.94%) Oracle
12 51 (5.83%) Avaya
13 49 (5.60%) NetApp
14 48 (5.49%) Dell
15 45 (5.14%) IBM
16 36 (4.11%) Apple
17 35 (4.00%) Nortel
17 35 (4.00%) Aruba
18 30 (3.43%) Nokia
19 27 (3.09%) Symantec
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