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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 108 164 131
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -33
Contract jobs citing LAN 433 311 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.94% 1.34% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.60% 11.19% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 204 171
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£370 £341 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £316
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +18.75%
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
2965 2780 3061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.94% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1839 1891
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 139
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +55 120 £375 +9.48% 28
Hounslow 0 7 £413 -
New Malden - 4 - -
Harrow - 3 £300 -
Docklands, London +1 2 £650 +26.82%
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £165 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - -
Canary Wharf -6 1 - -
Croydon -12 1 £175 -68.18%
Bromley - 1 £173 -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Ilford - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 665 (82.92%) WAN
2 464 (57.86%) Cisco
3 336 (41.90%) Windows
4 321 (40.02%) Firewall
5 221 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
6 209 (26.06%) Microsoft
7 202 (25.19%) VMware
8 199 (24.81%) Active Directory
9 177 (22.07%) VPN
10 170 (21.20%) Finance
11 165 (20.57%) ITIL
12 157 (19.58%) TCP/IP
13 156 (19.45%) Wireless
14 149 (18.58%) DNS
15 148 (18.45%) Juniper
16 144 (17.96%) MPLS
17 136 (16.96%) SAN
18 135 (16.83%) CheckPoint
18 135 (16.83%) CCNP
19 126 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 122 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 122 (15.21%) Linux
21 118 (14.71%) Citrix
22 117 (14.59%) BGP
23 110 (13.72%) CCNA
24 102 (12.72%) MS Office
24 102 (12.72%) OSPF
25 99 (12.34%) MS Exchange
26 98 (12.22%) VLAN
27 95 (11.85%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 99 (12.34%) MS Exchange
2 48 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (4.86%) IIS
4 33 (4.11%) Lync
5 31 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (3.12%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.87%) WebSphere
8 21 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.24%) Apache
9 18 (2.24%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.62%) FileNet
14 5 (0.62%) JBoss
14 5 (0.62%) Confluence
14 5 (0.62%) Jetty
14 5 (0.62%) MediaWiki
15 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (12.72%) MS Office
2 86 (10.72%) MS Excel
3 36 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.62%) MS Project
6 7 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.62%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.87%) RMDS
3 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.50%) Agresso
4 3 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.24%) Office 365
2 14 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.00%) SaaS
5 6 (0.75%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.50%) PaaS
6 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 665 (82.92%) WAN
2 321 (40.02%) Firewall
3 177 (22.07%) VPN
4 157 (19.58%) TCP/IP
5 156 (19.45%) Wireless
6 149 (18.58%) DNS
7 144 (17.96%) MPLS
8 136 (16.96%) SAN
9 117 (14.59%) BGP
10 102 (12.72%) OSPF
11 98 (12.22%) VLAN
12 95 (11.85%) VoIP
12 95 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 91 (11.35%) DHCP
14 88 (10.97%) Network Security
15 80 (9.98%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (9.98%) Internet
16 77 (9.60%) EIGRP
17 61 (7.61%) Ethernet
17 61 (7.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.12%) Big Data
3 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.00%) HBase
3 8 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.75%) MySQL
6 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.62%) DB2
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.37%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.25%) HCatalog
9 2 (0.25%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.12%) Hudson
3 5 (0.62%) Maven
3 5 (0.62%) Subversion
3 5 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.12%) MSI
4 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 170 (21.20%) Finance
2 71 (8.85%) Banking
3 58 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.49%) Retail
6 17 (2.12%) Law
7 16 (2.00%) Multimedia
8 10 (1.25%) Back Office
9 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.87%) Legal
11 5 (0.62%) Local Government
12 3 (0.37%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 195 (24.31%) Network Engineer
2 142 (17.71%) Analyst
3 99 (12.34%) Architect
4 54 (6.73%) Support Engineer
5 48 (5.99%) Project Manager
6 44 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 42 (5.24%) Support Analyst
8 40 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.11%) Consultant
9 33 (4.11%) Desktop Support
9 33 (4.11%) Administrator
10 31 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 31 (3.87%) Service Analyst
11 30 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
11 30 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 29 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
13 27 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
14 25 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.12%) Network Analyst
15 23 (2.87%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.00%) Web Services
2 13 (1.62%) Middleware
3 11 (1.37%) HTML
4 9 (1.12%) XMPP
5 8 (1.00%) Rendezvous
6 7 (0.87%) XML
6 7 (0.87%) 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
9 3 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.25%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.25%) CGI
10 2 (0.25%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) EDI
11 1 (0.12%) COM
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.12%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.74%) Video Conferencing
2 42 (5.24%) Blackberry
3 34 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.12%) Thin Client
4 25 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 24 (2.99%) PKI
6 20 (2.49%) Clustering
7 19 (2.37%) Replication
8 14 (1.75%) iPhone
9 13 (1.62%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.50%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.50%) IVR
11 10 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.87%) NHS
12 7 (0.87%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.75%) PMI
14 5 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 336 (41.90%) Windows
2 122 (15.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 122 (15.21%) Linux
3 94 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 93 (11.60%) Windows 7
5 83 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (6.36%) UNIX
7 36 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 31 (3.87%) Windows 8
9 30 (3.74%) Solaris
10 18 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 17 (2.12%) Android
12 16 (2.00%) CentOS
13 14 (1.75%) AIX
14 11 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (20.57%) ITIL
2 74 (9.23%) Project Management
3 58 (7.23%) Service Management
4 55 (6.86%) Migration
5 54 (6.73%) Network Management
6 52 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (6.11%) Load Balancing
8 44 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 43 (5.36%) Network Design
10 38 (4.74%) Service Delivery
10 38 (4.74%) Incident Management
11 32 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
13 27 (3.37%) Information Security
14 24 (2.99%) Performance Management
14 24 (2.99%) Problem Management
14 24 (2.99%) Business Continuity
15 23 (2.87%) BCP
16 22 (2.74%) Mentoring
16 22 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (9.35%) SQL
2 26 (3.24%) Python
2 26 (3.24%) Perl
3 17 (2.12%) Java
4 14 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.12%) Ruby
7 8 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.00%) C
8 7 (0.87%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.75%) PHP
9 6 (0.75%) Korn
10 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.37%) VBA
11 3 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.12%) ABAP
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.12%) Lisp
12 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 221 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (16.83%) CCNP
3 110 (13.72%) CCNA
4 56 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (6.23%) Security Cleared
6 49 (6.11%) CCIE
7 41 (5.11%) MCSE
8 36 (4.49%) SC Cleared
9 35 (4.36%) Degree
10 16 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.87%) MCITP
12 14 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (1.62%) CCDP
14 12 (1.50%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.37%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.25%) MCSA
17 9 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (1.12%) MCP
17 9 (1.12%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.24%) SLA
2 20 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.00%) COBIT
7 7 (0.87%) QA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 199 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 126 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.86%) vSphere
5 31 (3.87%) XenApp
6 25 (3.12%) Xen
7 19 (2.37%) XenServer
8 16 (2.00%) NFS
9 14 (1.75%) NLBS
10 13 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.62%) vCloud
11 12 (1.50%) KVM
11 12 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (1.50%) VMware ESX
12 10 (1.25%) SRDF
13 9 (1.12%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (1.00%) Samba
15 7 (0.87%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (3.74%) SCCM
2 29 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (2.49%) Puppet
4 19 (2.37%) WSUS
5 13 (1.62%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
9 7 (0.87%) SCOM
9 7 (0.87%) Salt
10 6 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.62%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.62%) Ansible
12 4 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.50%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.50%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.50%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 464 (57.86%) Cisco
2 209 (26.06%) Microsoft
3 202 (25.19%) VMware
4 148 (18.45%) Juniper
5 135 (16.83%) CheckPoint
6 118 (14.71%) Citrix
7 93 (11.60%) F5
8 66 (8.23%) HP
9 54 (6.73%) SolarWinds
10 48 (5.99%) IBM
11 40 (4.99%) Oracle
11 40 (4.99%) NetApp
12 36 (4.49%) Blue Coat
13 30 (3.74%) Dell
14 28 (3.49%) Aruba
14 28 (3.49%) Apple
15 27 (3.37%) Avaya
16 25 (3.12%) Brocade
17 22 (2.74%) Riverbed
18 19 (2.37%) Remedy
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £100 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: £22,000 per annum + 10% bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 24 days ago