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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 120 133 118
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 432 420 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.76% 1.67% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.56% 13.56% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 268 283
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 36
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +24.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £57.50 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.94%
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
3185 3098 3646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.31% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2025 2190
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 88 179
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +17 103 £365 -13.66% 42
Hayes - 6 - - 3
Croydon -6 4 £363 +21.84% 2
Bromley +1 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £353 - 2
New Malden - 2 - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Barking - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 613 (81.73%) WAN
2 406 (54.13%) Cisco
3 301 (40.13%) Windows
4 298 (39.73%) Firewall
5 194 (25.87%) Active Directory
6 192 (25.60%) Microsoft
7 187 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
8 168 (22.40%) VPN
9 167 (22.27%) TCP/IP
10 157 (20.93%) Finance
11 151 (20.13%) CheckPoint
12 147 (19.60%) Wireless
13 138 (18.40%) ITIL
14 133 (17.73%) DNS
15 129 (17.20%) MS Exchange
16 124 (16.53%) VMware
17 116 (15.47%) Windows 7
18 112 (14.93%) MPLS
19 110 (14.67%) CCNP
20 108 (14.40%) DHCP
21 106 (14.13%) Juniper
22 101 (13.47%) BGP
22 101 (13.47%) VoIP
22 101 (13.47%) MS Office
23 99 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
23 99 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
24 98 (13.07%) Citrix
25 96 (12.80%) SAN
26 94 (12.53%) OSPF
27 84 (11.20%) MS Excel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 129 (17.20%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 38 (5.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 34 (4.53%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 30 (4.00%) IIS
7 20 (2.67%) IBM Notes
8 19 (2.53%) Lync
9 10 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.07%) Apache
11 7 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.53%) LiveLink
14 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 101 (13.47%) MS Office
2 84 (11.20%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.27%) MS Project
5 16 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.93%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
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
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.93%) Office 365
3 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 613 (81.73%) WAN
2 298 (39.73%) Firewall
3 168 (22.40%) VPN
4 167 (22.27%) TCP/IP
5 147 (19.60%) Wireless
6 133 (17.73%) DNS
7 112 (14.93%) MPLS
8 108 (14.40%) DHCP
9 101 (13.47%) VoIP
9 101 (13.47%) BGP
10 96 (12.80%) SAN
11 94 (12.53%) OSPF
12 77 (10.27%) Network Security
13 73 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 72 (9.60%) WLAN
15 68 (9.07%) Cisco IOS
16 57 (7.60%) Internet
17 51 (6.80%) EIGRP
18 48 (6.40%) IPsec
19 47 (6.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
3 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.93%) MySQL
4 7 (0.93%) HBase
5 6 (0.80%) Big Data
5 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.67%) MS Access
6 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.53%) HCatalog
7 4 (0.53%) MarkLogic
7 4 (0.53%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.53%) Sqoop
7 4 (0.53%) Riak
7 4 (0.53%) Mahout
7 4 (0.53%) DB2
7 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.53%) JUnit
1 4 (0.53%) Selenium
1 4 (0.53%) FitNesse
1 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 157 (20.93%) Finance
2 76 (10.13%) Banking
3 70 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.20%) French Language
6 22 (2.93%) Back Office
7 20 (2.67%) Retail
8 19 (2.53%) Spanish Language
9 18 (2.40%) Advertising
10 17 (2.27%) Marketing
11 16 (2.13%) Local Government
12 14 (1.87%) Mandarin Language
13 12 (1.60%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.20%) Legal
15 8 (1.07%) Law
16 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.67%) Front Office
18 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.27%) Publishing
20 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 157 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 110 (14.67%) Architect
3 105 (14.00%) Analyst
4 53 (7.07%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.40%) Consultant
6 47 (6.27%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 39 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 37 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
10 34 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
11 33 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
12 32 (4.27%) Network Analyst
13 30 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (3.87%) Network Support
15 28 (3.73%) Desktop Support
16 27 (3.60%) Administrator
17 25 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
18 23 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 23 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 23 (3.07%) Network Consultant
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%) XML
6 3 (0.40%) XSLT
6 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.40%) CSS
6 3 (0.40%) Java EE
6 3 (0.40%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) JSON
8 1 (0.13%) jQuery
8 1 (0.13%) VXML
8 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.93%) Blackberry
2 28 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.93%) Clustering
4 19 (2.53%) Hedge funds
5 17 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 17 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.87%) Replication
8 11 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.33%) NHS
10 9 (1.20%) Statistics
11 8 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.07%) SecurID
12 7 (0.93%) FMCG
13 6 (0.80%) iPhone
13 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.67%) iPad
15 4 (0.53%) Visualisation
15 4 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 301 (40.13%) Windows
2 116 (15.47%) Windows 7
3 99 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (10.67%) Linux
5 79 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.47%) Windows XP
7 50 (6.67%) UNIX
8 40 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.20%) Solaris
11 17 (2.27%) Windows 2000
12 16 (2.13%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.00%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.20%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.80%) Android
18 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (18.40%) ITIL
2 67 (8.93%) Migration
3 53 (7.07%) Network Design
4 47 (6.27%) Project Management
5 42 (5.60%) Load Balancing
6 39 (5.20%) Network Architecture
7 36 (4.80%) Service Management
8 34 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (4.53%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.00%) Network Management
10 27 (3.60%) PRINCE2
11 26 (3.47%) Mentoring
12 25 (3.33%) Low Latency
13 23 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (2.93%) Performance Management
15 21 (2.80%) Time Management
15 21 (2.80%) Asset Management
16 20 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
17 19 (2.53%) Change Control
17 19 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (8.27%) SQL
2 7 (0.93%) Java
3 6 (0.80%) C
3 6 (0.80%) VB
3 6 (0.80%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.53%) Perl
5 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.27%) Korn
6 2 (0.27%) VBScript
6 2 (0.27%) C-shell
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 187 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (14.67%) CCNP
3 83 (11.07%) CCNA
4 60 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 57 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (6.53%) CCIE
7 46 (6.13%) SC Cleared
8 39 (5.20%) MCSE
9 34 (4.53%) CCDP
10 26 (3.47%) Degree
11 19 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (2.27%) CCSE
13 16 (2.13%) CCVP
14 13 (1.73%) CISSP
14 13 (1.73%) MCITP
15 10 (1.33%) CISM
16 9 (1.20%) CCDA
17 8 (1.07%) A+ Certification
17 8 (1.07%) CCSA
18 7 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.60%) SLA
2 9 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (1.20%) QA
3 8 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 194 (25.87%) Active Directory
2 99 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.20%) XenApp
4 24 (3.20%) vSphere
5 20 (2.67%) Xen
6 18 (2.40%) VMware ESX
7 17 (2.27%) NLBS
8 15 (2.00%) NFS
9 14 (1.87%) Snort
10 12 (1.60%) ISA Server
11 10 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (1.20%) SRDF
13 8 (1.07%) XenServer
13 8 (1.07%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.07%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.93%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (3.33%) SCCM
3 16 (2.13%) WSUS
3 16 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.47%) SCOrch
5 10 (1.33%) OpenView
5 10 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
6 9 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.20%) OPNET
7 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.93%) SCOM
7 7 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (0.80%) DameWare
8 6 (0.80%) OVSD
9 5 (0.67%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.67%) Control-M
9 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.53%) Ambari
Vendors
1 406 (54.13%) Cisco
2 192 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 151 (20.13%) CheckPoint
4 124 (16.53%) VMware
5 106 (14.13%) Juniper
6 98 (13.07%) Citrix
7 84 (11.20%) F5
8 78 (10.40%) HP
9 47 (6.27%) SolarWinds
10 36 (4.80%) Oracle
11 35 (4.67%) Blue Coat
12 29 (3.87%) IBM
13 25 (3.33%) Dell
13 25 (3.33%) EMC
14 21 (2.80%) Symantec
15 20 (2.67%) Avaya
15 20 (2.67%) NetApp
15 20 (2.67%) Riverbed
16 19 (2.53%) Lotus
17 18 (2.40%) Aruba
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified please discuss
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £175 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago