The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 145 148 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -29
Contract jobs citing LAN 348 360 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 1.48% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.41% 12.80% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 232 248
Average daily rate
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£380 £363 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
- -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 29
Average hourly rate £18.75 £24.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.68% +27.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.14 £67.50 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2805 2812 3596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.08% 11.60% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1769 2080
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
LAN
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +1 90 £375 -4.45% 42
Canary Wharf +25 3 £180 +2.85%
Croydon -4 3 £313 -3.84% 1
Bromley - 3 £265 -
Docklands, London - 3 £475 -
Hayes - 2 - - 1
Wimbledon +1 1 - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 553 (82.66%) WAN
2 366 (54.71%) Cisco
3 287 (42.90%) Windows
4 253 (37.82%) Firewall
5 197 (29.45%) Microsoft
6 177 (26.46%) Cisco Certification
7 175 (26.16%) TCP/IP
8 172 (25.71%) Active Directory
9 146 (21.82%) Wireless
10 138 (20.63%) ITIL
11 134 (20.03%) Finance
12 127 (18.98%) VPN
13 126 (18.83%) VMware
14 112 (16.74%) CheckPoint
15 110 (16.44%) DNS
16 109 (16.29%) MS Exchange
17 107 (15.99%) VoIP
18 103 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
19 101 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
20 100 (14.95%) CCNP
21 99 (14.80%) Citrix
22 95 (14.20%) Windows 7
23 94 (14.05%) SAN
24 93 (13.90%) MPLS
25 92 (13.75%) MS Office
26 87 (13.00%) MS Excel
27 84 (12.56%) CCNA
28 83 (12.41%) Juniper
29 81 (12.11%) DHCP
30 79 (11.81%) OSPF

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 109 (16.29%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 36 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 32 (4.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 24 (3.59%) IIS
7 19 (2.84%) Lync
8 16 (2.39%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.90%) Apache
12 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 92 (13.75%) MS Office
2 87 (13.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.84%) MS Project
5 16 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.35%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) RMDS
2 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.49%) Office 365
2 9 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 553 (82.66%) WAN
2 253 (37.82%) Firewall
3 175 (26.16%) TCP/IP
4 146 (21.82%) Wireless
5 127 (18.98%) VPN
6 110 (16.44%) DNS
7 107 (15.99%) VoIP
8 94 (14.05%) SAN
9 93 (13.90%) MPLS
10 81 (12.11%) DHCP
11 79 (11.81%) OSPF
12 78 (11.66%) BGP
13 61 (9.12%) Cisco IOS
14 58 (8.67%) Network Security
15 53 (7.92%) WLAN
16 49 (7.32%) Internet
16 49 (7.32%) EIGRP
17 45 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (6.73%) Multicast
18 42 (6.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.60%) HBase
6 4 (0.60%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.45%) MySQL
7 3 (0.45%) MS Access
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.30%) IDOL
8 2 (0.30%) Big Data
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.15%) Ingres
9 1 (0.15%) QlikView
9 1 (0.15%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.05%) JUnit
1 7 (1.05%) Selenium
1 7 (1.05%) FitNesse
1 7 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.15%) FrontPage
General
1 134 (20.03%) Finance
2 66 (9.87%) Telecoms
3 63 (9.42%) Banking
4 30 (4.48%) Back Office
5 28 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.89%) French Language
7 21 (3.14%) Advertising
8 19 (2.84%) Marketing
9 17 (2.54%) Mandarin Language
9 17 (2.54%) Spanish Language
9 17 (2.54%) Retail
10 15 (2.24%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.79%) Front Office
12 7 (1.05%) Legal
12 7 (1.05%) Local Government
13 5 (0.75%) Law
14 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 3 (0.45%) German Language
15 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 133 (19.88%) Network Engineer
2 100 (14.95%) Analyst
3 81 (12.11%) Architect
4 56 (8.37%) Support Engineer
5 50 (7.47%) Consultant
6 43 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 43 (6.43%) Support Analyst
7 33 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 32 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (4.33%) Network Support
10 27 (4.04%) Desktop Support
11 26 (3.89%) Network Consultant
11 26 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
12 25 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
12 25 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
12 25 (3.74%) Administrator
13 22 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
14 21 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
15 20 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.99%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.24%) Middleware
2 13 (1.94%) XMPP
3 8 (1.20%) Rendezvous
4 7 (1.05%) Application Packaging
5 6 (0.90%) HTML
6 5 (0.75%) .NET
7 4 (0.60%) Web Services
7 4 (0.60%) XML
7 4 (0.60%) XSLT
8 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.30%) CSS
9 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) DCOM
10 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.15%) jQuery
10 1 (0.15%) JAX-WS
10 1 (0.15%) JPA
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.15%) REST
10 1 (0.15%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.58%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (2.69%) Hedge funds
3 18 (2.69%) Fat Client
3 18 (2.69%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.54%) Replication
5 16 (2.39%) Clustering
6 14 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.35%) Statistics
9 8 (1.20%) FMCG
10 7 (1.05%) iPhone
10 7 (1.05%) NHS
11 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.75%) RMADS
11 5 (0.75%) iPad
11 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.75%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.60%) CCTV
13 3 (0.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 287 (42.90%) Windows
2 103 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (14.20%) Windows 7
4 77 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (11.06%) Linux
6 54 (8.07%) Windows XP
7 53 (7.92%) UNIX
8 37 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.59%) Solaris
10 21 (3.14%) Windows 2000
11 19 (2.84%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.84%) Mac OS X
12 18 (2.69%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.90%) Android
15 5 (0.75%) SUSE
16 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (20.63%) ITIL
2 46 (6.88%) Migration
3 40 (5.98%) Project Management
4 39 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (5.53%) Service Delivery
6 34 (5.08%) Network Design
7 29 (4.33%) PRINCE2
8 25 (3.74%) Service Management
8 25 (3.74%) Network Architecture
9 23 (3.44%) Network Management
10 22 (3.29%) Time Management
10 22 (3.29%) Change Management
10 22 (3.29%) Business Continuity
10 22 (3.29%) Load Balancing
11 20 (2.99%) Problem Management
12 19 (2.84%) Risk Management
13 17 (2.54%) Performance Management
14 16 (2.39%) Asset Management
15 15 (2.24%) Performance Monitoring
16 14 (2.09%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (9.42%) SQL
2 13 (1.94%) Java
3 11 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.49%) VB
5 8 (1.20%) Perl
6 7 (1.05%) C
7 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.45%) Tcl
8 3 (0.45%) VBScript
9 2 (0.30%) VBA
9 2 (0.30%) Python
9 2 (0.30%) Korn
9 2 (0.30%) C-shell
9 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 177 (26.46%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (14.95%) CCNP
3 84 (12.56%) CCNA
4 59 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (7.47%) CCIE
6 48 (7.17%) Security Cleared
7 47 (7.03%) MCSE
8 40 (5.98%) Degree
9 36 (5.38%) SC Cleared
10 26 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (3.44%) CCDP
12 13 (1.94%) MCITP
13 10 (1.49%) MCP
13 10 (1.49%) CCVP
14 9 (1.35%) CCSE
14 9 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.35%) CISSP
14 9 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.20%) MCSA
16 7 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.63%) SLA
2 13 (1.94%) QA
3 9 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 172 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 101 (15.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.19%) XenApp
5 21 (3.14%) vSphere
6 20 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 19 (2.84%) Xen
8 15 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.09%) NLBS
10 13 (1.94%) NFS
11 12 (1.79%) ISA Server
11 12 (1.79%) SRDF
12 10 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (1.35%) Snort
13 9 (1.35%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.20%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.90%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.75%) XenServer
16 5 (0.75%) UAG
17 4 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 38 (5.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (3.59%) SCCM
3 13 (1.94%) OPNET
3 13 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (1.79%) WSUS
5 10 (1.49%) OpenView
6 9 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.05%) SCOM
9 6 (0.90%) DameWare
9 6 (0.90%) OVSD
9 6 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.75%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.60%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.45%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 366 (54.71%) Cisco
2 197 (29.45%) Microsoft
3 126 (18.83%) VMware
4 112 (16.74%) CheckPoint
5 99 (14.80%) Citrix
6 83 (12.41%) Juniper
7 65 (9.72%) HP
8 50 (7.47%) F5
9 44 (6.58%) SolarWinds
10 36 (5.38%) Oracle
11 28 (4.19%) IBM
12 26 (3.89%) EMC
13 22 (3.29%) Blue Coat
14 21 (3.14%) Symantec
14 21 (3.14%) Avaya
14 21 (3.14%) Riverbed
15 20 (2.99%) NetApp
16 18 (2.69%) Dell
17 17 (2.54%) Aruba
18 15 (2.24%) Lotus
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Radiant Info
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Rate: £160 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 14 days ago