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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 158 123 168
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +45
Contract jobs citing LAN 365 425 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.59% 1.87% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 13.92% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 281 204
Average daily rate £425 £365 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 18
Average hourly rate £21.34 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- +23.45%
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
2967 3053 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1945 1857
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 90 90
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 59 £450 +20.00% 19
Harrow 0 14 £420 +40.00%
Croydon -7 5 £413 +135.71% 2
Bromley -12 4 £250 +44.92%
Docklands, London +10 2 £525 -19.23%
Canary Wharf +3 1 £500 -
Hounslow -4 1 £260 -36.96% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £375 - 2
Westminster - 1 £413 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £160 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 601 (83.94%) WAN
2 374 (52.23%) Cisco
3 328 (45.81%) Firewall
4 234 (32.68%) Windows
5 223 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
6 188 (26.26%) VPN
7 176 (24.58%) CCNP
8 165 (23.04%) Active Directory
9 152 (21.23%) Wireless
9 152 (21.23%) Finance
10 150 (20.95%) VMware
11 143 (19.97%) TCP/IP
11 143 (19.97%) ITIL
12 135 (18.85%) Microsoft
13 126 (17.60%) Network Security
14 122 (17.04%) Data Centre
15 114 (15.92%) Linux
16 109 (15.22%) CheckPoint
17 105 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
18 101 (14.11%) DNS
19 96 (13.41%) CCNA
20 94 (13.13%) Juniper
21 92 (12.85%) MPLS
22 90 (12.57%) VoIP
23 89 (12.43%) SAN
24 86 (12.01%) Windows Server
25 81 (11.31%) Project Management
26 79 (11.03%) BGP
26 79 (11.03%) OSPF
26 79 (11.03%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (4.19%) Skype for Business
4 29 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.35%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.21%) Apache
7 17 (2.37%) IIS
8 14 (1.96%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.82%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.68%) Confluence
11 11 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.26%) JBoss
13 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
15 4 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 79 (11.03%) MS Office
2 34 (4.75%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.96%) MS Project
5 9 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.84%) HipChat
7 5 (0.70%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.73%) Office 365
3 26 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.93%) IaaS
5 18 (2.51%) PaaS
6 10 (1.40%) SaaS
7 9 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.84%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.56%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.28%) GitHub
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) Yammer
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 601 (83.94%) WAN
2 328 (45.81%) Firewall
3 188 (26.26%) VPN
4 152 (21.23%) Wireless
5 143 (19.97%) TCP/IP
6 126 (17.60%) Network Security
7 101 (14.11%) DNS
8 92 (12.85%) MPLS
9 90 (12.57%) VoIP
10 89 (12.43%) SAN
11 79 (11.03%) BGP
11 79 (11.03%) OSPF
12 78 (10.89%) DHCP
13 63 (8.80%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 55 (7.68%) Wi-Fi
16 52 (7.26%) Internet
17 42 (5.87%) EIGRP
18 37 (5.17%) NAS
19 36 (5.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.82%) MySQL
3 8 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.70%) HBase
5 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.42%) Big Data
8 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.28%) OLTP
8 2 (0.28%) QlikView
8 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) GIS
9 1 (0.14%) KDB
Development Applications
1 22 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.09%) Subversion
4 8 (1.12%) JIRA
5 7 (0.98%) Hudson
5 7 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.70%) Gradle
6 5 (0.70%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.70%) Maven
6 5 (0.70%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.42%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.42%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.14%) MSI
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 152 (21.23%) Finance
2 50 (6.98%) Banking
3 49 (6.84%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.33%) Retail
5 20 (2.79%) Law
6 18 (2.51%) Legal
7 13 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.26%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.12%) Advertising
9 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.70%) Games
11 4 (0.56%) French Language
11 4 (0.56%) Marketing
12 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 191 (26.68%) Network Engineer
2 109 (15.22%) Architect
3 71 (9.92%) Analyst
4 60 (8.38%) Project Manager
5 54 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 49 (6.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 49 (6.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 46 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
8 39 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (5.17%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
10 33 (4.61%) Security Engineer
11 29 (4.05%) Network Architect
12 28 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (3.77%) Network Analyst
14 26 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
14 26 (3.63%) Support Analyst
15 24 (3.35%) Consultant
15 24 (3.35%) Network Manager
16 20 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.82%) HTML
1 13 (1.82%) Web Services
2 12 (1.68%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.68%) Middleware
3 8 (1.12%) LAMP
3 8 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (0.84%) XML
5 5 (0.70%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.56%) CSS
6 4 (0.56%) Java EE
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.56%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.42%) .NET
7 3 (0.42%) OAuth
7 3 (0.42%) XSLT
8 2 (0.28%) boto
8 2 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.28%) ODBC
8 2 (0.28%) SOAP
8 2 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.04%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.75%) Video Conferencing
3 31 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.23%) Clustering
7 14 (1.96%) BYOD
7 14 (1.96%) PMI
8 13 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.26%) Statistics
11 7 (0.98%) Derivative
11 7 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (0.98%) User Experience
12 6 (0.84%) Replication
12 6 (0.84%) Wiki
13 5 (0.70%) iSeries
13 5 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 234 (32.68%) Windows
2 114 (15.92%) Linux
3 86 (12.01%) Windows Server
4 68 (9.50%) Windows 7
5 57 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (6.56%) Unix
7 38 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (5.03%) Windows XP
9 24 (3.35%) CentOS
10 17 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.23%) Android
11 16 (2.23%) Solaris
12 13 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.54%) Windows 10
15 9 (1.26%) Mac OS X Server
15 9 (1.26%) SUSE
16 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.97%) ITIL
2 81 (11.31%) Project Management
3 79 (11.03%) Migration
4 56 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (7.12%) PRINCE2
6 50 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (6.56%) Change Management
8 46 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
9 37 (5.17%) Network Design
10 36 (5.03%) Load Balancing
11 35 (4.89%) Service Management
12 32 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
13 31 (4.33%) DevOps
14 30 (4.19%) High Availability
14 30 (4.19%) Risk Management
15 27 (3.77%) Network Management
16 26 (3.63%) Information Security
17 24 (3.35%) Configuration Management
18 22 (3.07%) Network Architecture
18 22 (3.07%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.45%) SQL
2 29 (4.05%) Python
3 26 (3.63%) Perl
4 24 (3.35%) Bash Shell
5 20 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 16 (2.23%) Java
7 7 (0.98%) C
8 6 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.70%) Lisp
10 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) C#
11 3 (0.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.42%) Ruby
12 2 (0.28%) C++
12 2 (0.28%) VBA
13 1 (0.14%) Korn
13 1 (0.14%) Tcl
13 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 223 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
2 176 (24.58%) CCNP
3 96 (13.41%) CCNA
4 63 (8.80%) Security Cleared
5 59 (8.24%) CCIE
6 50 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 38 (5.31%) Degree
8 36 (5.03%) CCDP
9 30 (4.19%) CISSP
10 21 (2.93%) PMI Certification
11 20 (2.79%) CCSE
12 19 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (2.51%) JNCIP
14 15 (2.09%) MCSE
15 14 (1.96%) CISM
16 13 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.68%) PMP
18 11 (1.54%) CCDA
18 11 (1.54%) MCP
19 10 (1.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.89%) SLA
2 11 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.26%) QA
4 8 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) COSO
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 165 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 105 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (3.77%) vSphere
5 25 (3.49%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.96%) XenApp
8 9 (1.26%) Snort
9 8 (1.12%) NFS
10 7 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.98%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.98%) Xen
11 6 (0.84%) SRDF
12 5 (0.70%) KVM
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.70%) oVirt
12 5 (0.70%) UAG
12 5 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.70%) Veritas File System
12 5 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 37 (5.17%) SCCM
2 28 (3.91%) Puppet
3 25 (3.49%) FortiGate
4 17 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.23%) ZABBIX
6 15 (2.09%) Ansible
6 15 (2.09%) Salt
7 8 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.98%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.98%) Proventia
8 7 (0.98%) WSUS
9 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.84%) vMotion
10 5 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.70%) Nessus
10 5 (0.70%) Nmap
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.70%) SCOM
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 374 (52.23%) Cisco
2 150 (20.95%) VMware
3 135 (18.85%) Microsoft
4 109 (15.22%) CheckPoint
5 94 (13.13%) Juniper
6 78 (10.89%) Citrix
7 60 (8.38%) F5
8 42 (5.87%) HP
9 33 (4.61%) Dell
10 31 (4.33%) Oracle
11 30 (4.19%) Remedy
11 30 (4.19%) SolarWinds
12 26 (3.63%) Red Hat
12 26 (3.63%) Riverbed
13 25 (3.49%) NICE Systems
14 23 (3.21%) Blue Coat
14 23 (3.21%) NetApp
15 21 (2.93%) Forcepoint
16 20 (2.79%) Palo Alto
17 19 (2.65%) Fortinet
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £18.00 - £24.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £500 - £505 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago