The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / London
Rank 157 144 141
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 290 362 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.69% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.87% 13.25% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 213 237
Median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £597 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £48.13 £35.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.23%

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
2444 2733 2896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1784 1868
Median daily rate £440 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 89
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the London region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 54 £400 -5.88% 18
Croydon +6 4 £550 +4.76%
Docklands, London -1 2 £600 +14.28%
Bromley +8 1 - -
Harrow -1 1 £438 -5.40%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Hillingdon - 1 £375 -
Chessington - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 523 (83.81%) WAN
2 369 (59.13%) Cisco
3 305 (48.88%) Firewall
4 211 (33.81%) Windows
5 181 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
6 159 (25.48%) VPN
7 158 (25.32%) VMware
8 156 (25.00%) Wireless
9 155 (24.84%) TCP/IP
10 145 (23.24%) Active Directory
11 141 (22.60%) Microsoft
12 131 (20.99%) CCNP
13 129 (20.67%) Data Centre
14 119 (19.07%) Finance
15 111 (17.79%) DNS
16 100 (16.03%) Citrix
17 99 (15.87%) ITIL
18 97 (15.54%) Network Security
19 96 (15.38%) MPLS
20 93 (14.90%) Linux
21 91 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 91 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
22 90 (14.42%) Juniper
22 90 (14.42%) CheckPoint
23 88 (14.10%) Security Cleared
24 85 (13.62%) Internet
24 85 (13.62%) CCNA
25 84 (13.46%) DHCP
26 80 (12.82%) SC Cleared
27 75 (12.02%) WLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.33%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.69%) Apache
4 18 (2.88%) IIS
5 17 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (1.12%) DataSynapse
10 7 (1.12%) JBoss
11 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.64%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (8.17%) MS Office
2 41 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.64%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (7.53%) Office 365
4 28 (4.49%) IaaS
5 26 (4.17%) PaaS
6 20 (3.21%) SaaS
7 12 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.64%) Akamai
9 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 523 (83.81%) WAN
2 305 (48.88%) Firewall
3 159 (25.48%) VPN
4 156 (25.00%) Wireless
5 155 (24.84%) TCP/IP
6 111 (17.79%) DNS
7 97 (15.54%) Network Security
8 96 (15.38%) MPLS
9 91 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (13.62%) Internet
11 84 (13.46%) DHCP
12 75 (12.02%) WLAN
13 68 (10.90%) SAN
14 67 (10.74%) BGP
15 62 (9.94%) VoIP
16 59 (9.46%) OSPF
17 43 (6.89%) Cisco IOS
18 42 (6.73%) Ethernet
19 41 (6.57%) Cisco Nexus
20 40 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.40%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.28%) HBase
6 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.80%) Big Data
7 5 (0.80%) MySQL
8 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.48%) DB2
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.32%) Redis
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.16%) Mahout
11 1 (0.16%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (1.60%) JIRA
2 8 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.64%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.48%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 119 (19.07%) Finance
2 44 (7.05%) Banking
3 36 (5.77%) Retail
4 27 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.37%) Legal
6 11 (1.76%) Back Office
7 5 (0.80%) Advertising
7 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.64%) Games
8 4 (0.64%) Marketing
8 4 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (24.68%) Network Engineer
2 101 (16.19%) Architect
3 82 (13.14%) Analyst
4 47 (7.53%) Support Engineer
5 38 (6.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 38 (6.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 31 (4.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (4.97%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.97%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (4.81%) Network Architect
8 29 (4.65%) Network Analyst
9 28 (4.49%) Desktop Support
10 27 (4.33%) Support Analyst
11 26 (4.17%) Administrator
12 24 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
13 20 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (3.21%) Consultant
14 19 (3.04%) LAN Engineer
14 19 (3.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.81%) 802.1X
2 21 (3.37%) Web Services
3 15 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (2.40%) Middleware
4 13 (2.08%) HTML
5 9 (1.44%) XML
6 7 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 7 (1.12%) Rendezvous
6 7 (1.12%) XMPP
6 7 (1.12%) XSLT
7 5 (0.80%) SOAP
8 3 (0.48%) CSS
8 3 (0.48%) JSON
9 2 (0.32%) .NET
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.32%) RESTful
10 1 (0.16%) Ajax
10 1 (0.16%) Node.js
10 1 (0.16%) WAP
10 1 (0.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (20.67%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (1.92%) Smartphone
7 11 (1.76%) Clustering
7 11 (1.76%) PKI
8 10 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.44%) NHS
10 8 (1.28%) PMI
10 8 (1.28%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) CMDB
12 5 (0.80%) IVR
12 5 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 211 (33.81%) Windows
2 93 (14.90%) Linux
3 72 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 51 (8.17%) Windows 7
5 38 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (5.61%) Unix
7 29 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.21%) Solaris
8 20 (3.21%) Windows 10
9 19 (3.04%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.56%) Android
10 16 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.92%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.76%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.96%) SUSE
15 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.32%) CentOS
16 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (15.87%) ITIL
2 57 (9.13%) Project Management
3 54 (8.65%) Migration
4 52 (8.33%) Service Management
5 48 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 45 (7.21%) Change Management
6 45 (7.21%) Network Design
6 45 (7.21%) PRINCE2
7 41 (6.57%) DevOps
8 37 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (5.61%) Network Management
11 28 (4.49%) Information Security
12 24 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (3.85%) SIEM
13 23 (3.69%) Network Architecture
14 22 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.37%) Security Operations
16 20 (3.21%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.21%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.21%) SQL
2 17 (2.72%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.08%) Python
4 12 (1.92%) Perl
5 11 (1.76%) Java
6 8 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.96%) C
8 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.48%) Korn
10 2 (0.32%) Lisp
10 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.32%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) C++
11 1 (0.16%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 181 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (20.99%) CCNP
3 88 (14.10%) Security Cleared
4 85 (13.62%) CCNA
5 80 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 62 (9.94%) CCIE
7 41 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (5.29%) MCSE
9 18 (2.88%) JNCIS
10 17 (2.72%) Degree
10 17 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.56%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.40%) PMI Certification
13 14 (2.24%) CISSP
13 14 (2.24%) MCP
13 14 (2.24%) PMP
13 14 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (2.08%) CCDP
15 12 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.33%) PCI DSS
2 18 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.72%) SLA
4 9 (1.44%) QA
5 6 (0.96%) RMADS
5 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.64%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) BS25999
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
7 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 145 (23.24%) Active Directory
2 91 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.53%) vSphere
5 18 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.24%) XenApp
8 13 (2.08%) Docker
9 12 (1.92%) KVM
9 12 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.60%) NFS
10 10 (1.60%) Xen
11 9 (1.44%) SRDF
12 8 (1.28%) Firmware
12 8 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.28%) vCloud
13 7 (1.12%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.80%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.64%) NDS
15 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (5.13%) SCCM
2 24 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.37%) Ansible
4 20 (3.21%) Puppet
5 17 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (2.24%) Nagios
7 12 (1.92%) Nessus
7 12 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (1.92%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (1.44%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.44%) Terraform
10 8 (1.28%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (1.28%) Kubernetes
11 7 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.12%) Packer
11 7 (1.12%) Rsyslog
11 7 (1.12%) yum
Vendors
1 369 (59.13%) Cisco
2 158 (25.32%) VMware
3 141 (22.60%) Microsoft
4 100 (16.03%) Citrix
5 90 (14.42%) CheckPoint
5 90 (14.42%) Juniper
6 50 (8.01%) Palo Alto
7 46 (7.37%) Oracle
8 43 (6.89%) F5
9 39 (6.25%) HP
10 35 (5.61%) SolarWinds
11 29 (4.65%) Fortinet
12 28 (4.49%) Aruba
13 27 (4.33%) Riverbed
14 25 (4.01%) Apple
15 24 (3.85%) Avaya
15 24 (3.85%) EMC
16 23 (3.69%) NetApp
17 22 (3.53%) Blue Coat
18 20 (3.21%) Red Hat
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