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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 127 147 120
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing LAN 412 365 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.79% 1.50% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 12.32% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 240 224
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£365 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £582 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 47
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.87 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +2.77%
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +13 95 £360 -10.00% 35
Uxbridge +2 5 £288 -39.15%
Docklands, London +11 3 £600 -
Canary Wharf +8 3 £175 -58.82%
Hayes - 3 - -
Croydon -6 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £310 - 1
New Malden - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 695 (82.05%) WAN
2 452 (53.36%) Cisco
3 336 (39.67%) Firewall
4 309 (36.48%) Windows
5 217 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (21.49%) Active Directory
7 178 (21.02%) CheckPoint
8 172 (20.31%) Microsoft
9 165 (19.48%) VPN
10 163 (19.24%) TCP/IP
10 163 (19.24%) Wireless
10 163 (19.24%) Finance
11 150 (17.71%) BGP
12 148 (17.47%) ITIL
13 144 (17.00%) CCNP
14 141 (16.65%) Juniper
15 137 (16.17%) DNS
16 134 (15.82%) OSPF
17 133 (15.70%) VMware
18 132 (15.58%) MPLS
19 117 (13.81%) F5
20 114 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
21 108 (12.75%) Telecoms
22 106 (12.51%) Banking
22 106 (12.51%) SAN
22 106 (12.51%) Windows 7
23 103 (12.16%) Network Security
23 103 (12.16%) MS Exchange
24 100 (11.81%) Linux
25 99 (11.69%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 103 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 40 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 32 (3.78%) Lync
5 28 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 27 (3.19%) IIS
7 24 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.77%) IBM Notes
9 14 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.53%) Apache
11 12 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.18%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.83%) LiveLink
15 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.47%) JBoss
16 4 (0.47%) FileNet
17 3 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 99 (11.69%) MS Office
2 66 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.18%) MS Project
6 5 (0.59%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.71%) Agresso
3 2 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.24%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.83%) IaaS
3 4 (0.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 695 (82.05%) WAN
2 336 (39.67%) Firewall
3 165 (19.48%) VPN
4 163 (19.24%) TCP/IP
4 163 (19.24%) Wireless
5 150 (17.71%) BGP
6 137 (16.17%) DNS
7 134 (15.82%) OSPF
8 132 (15.58%) MPLS
9 106 (12.51%) SAN
10 103 (12.16%) Network Security
11 98 (11.57%) DHCP
12 96 (11.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 92 (10.86%) VoIP
14 82 (9.68%) Internet
15 80 (9.45%) EIGRP
16 78 (9.21%) WLAN
17 65 (7.67%) Cisco ASA
18 61 (7.20%) Cisco IOS
19 53 (6.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.30%) MySQL
3 10 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (0.94%) HBase
4 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.83%) Big Data
6 6 (0.71%) DB2
7 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.59%) Apache Hive
7 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.59%) HCatalog
7 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.59%) Couchbase
7 5 (0.59%) MarkLogic
7 5 (0.59%) Sqoop
7 5 (0.59%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.12%) Subversion
2 1 (0.12%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.12%) JUnit
2 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.12%) Hudson
2 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.12%) Selenium
2 1 (0.12%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 163 (19.24%) Finance
2 108 (12.75%) Telecoms
3 106 (12.51%) Banking
4 37 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.95%) Retail
6 18 (2.13%) Law
6 18 (2.13%) Local Government
7 10 (1.18%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.06%) French Language
9 8 (0.94%) Marketing
9 8 (0.94%) Legal
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.71%) Advertising
10 6 (0.71%) Publishing
10 6 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.59%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.35%) Billing
13 3 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 198 (23.38%) Network Engineer
2 145 (17.12%) Architect
3 129 (15.23%) Analyst
4 51 (6.02%) Project Manager
4 51 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 50 (5.90%) Consultant
6 44 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 42 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
7 42 (4.96%) Network Analyst
8 37 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 36 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
10 34 (4.01%) Network Architect
10 34 (4.01%) Support Analyst
11 31 (3.66%) Security Engineer
12 29 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
12 29 (3.42%) Desktop Support
13 28 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 27 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
15 26 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.89%) Middleware
2 6 (0.71%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.71%) HTML
3 5 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.47%) Web Services
4 4 (0.47%) CSS
4 4 (0.47%) .NET
4 4 (0.47%) LAMP
4 4 (0.47%) XMPP
5 3 (0.35%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.35%) XML
5 3 (0.35%) XSLT
5 3 (0.35%) Java EE
5 3 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.24%) WAP
6 2 (0.24%) CGI
7 1 (0.12%) Ajax
7 1 (0.12%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.08%) Blackberry
2 36 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (2.60%) Clustering
5 20 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 18 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.77%) Replication
9 8 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.83%) SecurID
10 7 (0.83%) NHS
11 6 (0.71%) GIS
12 5 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.59%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.47%) FMCG
13 4 (0.47%) Open Source
13 4 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 309 (36.48%) Windows
2 114 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (12.51%) Windows 7
4 100 (11.81%) Linux
5 95 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (6.26%) UNIX
8 45 (5.31%) Windows XP
9 34 (4.01%) Windows 8
10 33 (3.90%) Solaris
11 11 (1.30%) Android
12 10 (1.18%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.71%) CentOS
17 5 (0.59%) SUSE
17 5 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (17.47%) ITIL
2 84 (9.92%) Migration
3 73 (8.62%) Network Design
4 64 (7.56%) Load Balancing
5 62 (7.32%) Project Management
6 53 (6.26%) Network Architecture
7 50 (5.90%) Service Management
8 40 (4.72%) Network Management
9 38 (4.49%) Service Delivery
10 36 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (3.54%) PRINCE2
13 29 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
14 28 (3.31%) Network Monitoring
15 25 (2.95%) Low Latency
16 24 (2.83%) Change Management
17 23 (2.72%) Problem Management
18 22 (2.60%) Performance Management
19 21 (2.48%) Business Continuity
20 20 (2.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (7.67%) SQL
2 9 (1.06%) Python
2 9 (1.06%) Perl
3 8 (0.94%) C
4 7 (0.83%) Java
5 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.35%) VB
8 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.24%) VBA
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) Korn
9 1 (0.12%) PHP
9 1 (0.12%) C#
9 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 217 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (17.00%) CCNP
3 97 (11.45%) CCNA
4 66 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 62 (7.32%) CCIE
6 52 (6.14%) SC Cleared
7 42 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 37 (4.37%) CCDP
9 29 (3.42%) MCSE
10 27 (3.19%) Degree
11 15 (1.77%) A+ Certification
11 15 (1.77%) CISSP
12 14 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.65%) CCVP
12 14 (1.65%) MCITP
13 13 (1.53%) CCSE
13 13 (1.53%) CISM
14 10 (1.18%) CCSA
15 9 (1.06%) PMI Certification
15 9 (1.06%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.42%) SLA
2 7 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.83%) QA
3 6 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 182 (21.49%) Active Directory
2 88 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.83%) XenApp
5 23 (2.72%) Xen
6 20 (2.36%) vSphere
6 20 (2.36%) NFS
7 15 (1.77%) Snort
8 14 (1.65%) NLBS
9 13 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.30%) VMware ESX
11 10 (1.18%) ProxySG
12 9 (1.06%) SRDF
13 8 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.83%) KVM
15 6 (0.71%) XenServer
16 5 (0.59%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.59%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (2.83%) SCCM
2 23 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (1.65%) WSUS
4 13 (1.53%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.42%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.30%) SCOM
6 11 (1.30%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.06%) MOM
7 9 (1.06%) Control-M
8 8 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.94%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.59%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.59%) Oozie
10 5 (0.59%) Ambari
Vendors
1 452 (53.36%) Cisco
2 178 (21.02%) CheckPoint
3 172 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 141 (16.65%) Juniper
5 133 (15.70%) VMware
6 117 (13.81%) F5
7 95 (11.22%) Citrix
8 57 (6.73%) HP
9 42 (4.96%) Oracle
10 41 (4.84%) Blue Coat
11 39 (4.60%) SolarWinds
12 37 (4.37%) Riverbed
13 26 (3.07%) CA
14 25 (2.95%) NetApp
14 25 (2.95%) Avaya
14 25 (2.95%) IBM
14 25 (2.95%) Dell
15 21 (2.48%) EMC
16 19 (2.24%) Intel
16 19 (2.24%) Nortel
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £37,500 - £48,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day. 3 mths contract
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago