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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 123 125 139
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 447 418 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.88% 1.75% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 13.42% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 258 276
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£361 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £219 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 17
Average hourly rate £28.66 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.55% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.80 £68.14 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +26 124 £425 +21.34% 16
Croydon -21 4 £525 +44.82% 1
Isleworth - 4 - -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Bromley -6 1 £215 -18.86%
Docklands, London -7 1 £425 -
Canary Wharf -9 1 £363 +113.23%
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Mitcham - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 767 (86.08%) WAN
2 544 (61.05%) Cisco
3 430 (48.26%) Firewall
4 372 (41.75%) Windows
5 257 (28.84%) Microsoft
6 253 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
7 244 (27.38%) Active Directory
8 223 (25.03%) VMware
9 222 (24.92%) CheckPoint
10 208 (23.34%) VPN
11 207 (23.23%) Data Centre
12 204 (22.90%) Finance
13 194 (21.77%) ITIL
14 190 (21.32%) MPLS
15 183 (20.54%) TCP/IP
16 181 (20.31%) DNS
17 176 (19.75%) Juniper
18 174 (19.53%) Wireless
19 162 (18.18%) CCNP
20 153 (17.17%) Citrix
21 150 (16.84%) SAN
22 143 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
23 139 (15.60%) DHCP
24 135 (15.15%) BGP
24 135 (15.15%) Linux
25 124 (13.92%) Windows 7
26 122 (13.69%) VLAN
27 121 (13.58%) Network Security
28 120 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
28 120 (13.47%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 119 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 55 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.04%) IIS
4 34 (3.82%) Lync
5 24 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.35%) Apache
9 10 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.67%) CMS
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.34%) Eucalyptus
15 3 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 110 (12.35%) MS Office
2 95 (10.66%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.45%) MS Project
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) RMDS
2 4 (0.45%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.45%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.45%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Agresso
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.26%) Office 365
2 14 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.23%) SaaS
3 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.79%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.56%) PaaS
6 4 (0.45%) Yammer
6 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 767 (86.08%) WAN
2 430 (48.26%) Firewall
3 208 (23.34%) VPN
4 190 (21.32%) MPLS
5 183 (20.54%) TCP/IP
6 181 (20.31%) DNS
7 174 (19.53%) Wireless
8 150 (16.84%) SAN
9 139 (15.60%) DHCP
10 135 (15.15%) BGP
11 122 (13.69%) VLAN
12 121 (13.58%) Network Security
13 120 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
14 116 (13.02%) OSPF
15 104 (11.67%) VoIP
16 101 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
17 100 (11.22%) EIGRP
18 99 (11.11%) IPsec
19 82 (9.20%) Internet
20 78 (8.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (1.01%) Big Data
5 7 (0.79%) HBase
5 7 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.56%) MySQL
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.45%) MS Access
8 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.45%) QlikView
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.22%) SQLite
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.34%) Maven
3 3 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
5 1 (0.11%) GCC
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 204 (22.90%) Finance
2 69 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.85%) Banking
4 30 (3.37%) Multimedia
5 18 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.91%) Back Office
7 16 (1.80%) Retail
7 16 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.68%) French Language
9 13 (1.46%) Legal
9 13 (1.46%) Advertising
10 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.79%) Law
11 6 (0.67%) Publishing
12 5 (0.56%) Local Government
12 5 (0.56%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.22%) Marketing
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (26.71%) Network Engineer
2 137 (15.38%) Analyst
3 85 (9.54%) Architect
4 70 (7.86%) Support Engineer
5 69 (7.74%) Project Manager
6 62 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (5.61%) Support Analyst
8 46 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
9 44 (4.94%) Consultant
10 43 (4.83%) Desktop Support
10 43 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
11 42 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
12 32 (3.59%) Administrator
13 31 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
14 30 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
15 29 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
16 28 (3.14%) Security Engineer
16 28 (3.14%) Network Architect
17 27 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 27 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 24 (2.69%) Middleware
3 22 (2.47%) XMPP
4 17 (1.91%) Web Services
5 12 (1.35%) HTML
6 11 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (0.90%) XML
8 7 (0.79%) Rendezvous
9 6 (0.67%) XSLT
10 5 (0.56%) Ultra Messaging
11 4 (0.45%) REST
11 4 (0.45%) SOAP
11 4 (0.45%) Ajax
12 3 (0.34%) Java EE
12 3 (0.34%) .NET
13 2 (0.22%) CSS
13 2 (0.22%) XHTML
13 2 (0.22%) JSON
13 2 (0.22%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.22%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 207 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 73 (8.19%) Blackberry
3 52 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.16%) Video Conferencing
5 33 (3.70%) PKI
5 33 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 27 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 27 (3.03%) Fat Client
7 17 (1.91%) iPhone
7 17 (1.91%) IVR
8 16 (1.80%) PMI
8 16 (1.80%) Clustering
9 15 (1.68%) Replication
10 14 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.12%) iPad
13 9 (1.01%) BYOD
14 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.90%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 372 (41.75%) Windows
2 143 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (15.15%) Linux
4 124 (13.92%) Windows 7
5 94 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (6.62%) UNIX
8 40 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 38 (4.26%) Windows XP
10 36 (4.04%) Android
11 30 (3.37%) Solaris
12 23 (2.58%) Mac OS X
13 22 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.57%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (1.57%) CentOS
15 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.01%) AIX
17 8 (0.90%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (21.77%) ITIL
2 73 (8.19%) Service Management
3 70 (7.86%) Project Management
3 70 (7.86%) Migration
4 64 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (6.51%) Network Management
6 55 (6.17%) PRINCE2
7 54 (6.06%) Network Design
8 47 (5.27%) Service Delivery
9 42 (4.71%) Business Continuity
10 41 (4.60%) Performance Management
11 38 (4.26%) Load Balancing
11 38 (4.26%) Problem Management
12 37 (4.15%) BCP
13 36 (4.04%) Time Management
14 30 (3.37%) Change Management
15 29 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (3.14%) Business Continuity Planning
17 27 (3.03%) ITSM
17 27 (3.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 85 (9.54%) SQL
2 23 (2.58%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.36%) Python
3 21 (2.36%) Java
4 17 (1.91%) Perl
5 16 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.35%) C
7 11 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.79%) VB
10 5 (0.56%) Korn
11 4 (0.45%) VBA
11 4 (0.45%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.45%) Ruby
11 4 (0.45%) C++
11 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.34%) PHP
12 3 (0.34%) Lisp
12 3 (0.34%) VBScript
13 2 (0.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 253 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (18.18%) CCNP
3 95 (10.66%) CCNA
4 91 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 65 (7.30%) MCSE
7 55 (6.17%) CCIE
8 43 (4.83%) SC Cleared
9 41 (4.60%) Degree
10 23 (2.58%) MCSA
11 21 (2.36%) PMI Certification
11 21 (2.36%) MCDST
12 19 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (2.13%) CCSA
12 19 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (2.13%) MCP
13 17 (1.91%) CCSE
14 14 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.57%) PMP
15 11 (1.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.71%) SLA
2 19 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.12%) QA
5 8 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.67%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 244 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 120 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (7.97%) vSphere
4 57 (6.40%) Hyper-V
5 43 (4.83%) XenApp
6 31 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (3.37%) VMware ESX
8 28 (3.14%) NLBS
9 23 (2.58%) ProxySG
10 22 (2.47%) Xen
11 17 (1.91%) vCloud
12 14 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (1.23%) NFS
13 11 (1.23%) Snort
13 11 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (1.12%) XenServer
14 10 (1.12%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.01%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.79%) Samba
16 7 (0.79%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 39 (4.38%) SCCM
2 37 (4.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (4.04%) WSUS
4 17 (1.91%) Puppet
4 17 (1.91%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.57%) Control-M
7 11 (1.23%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.23%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
8 10 (1.12%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (1.01%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.67%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.56%) Ansible
12 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 544 (61.05%) Cisco
2 257 (28.84%) Microsoft
3 223 (25.03%) VMware
4 222 (24.92%) CheckPoint
5 176 (19.75%) Juniper
6 153 (17.17%) Citrix
7 109 (12.23%) F5
8 74 (8.31%) Blue Coat
9 69 (7.74%) HP
10 56 (6.29%) Dell
11 53 (5.95%) Avaya
11 53 (5.95%) NetApp
12 51 (5.72%) SolarWinds
13 47 (5.27%) Oracle
14 37 (4.15%) IBM
15 35 (3.93%) Nortel
15 35 (3.93%) Aruba
16 33 (3.70%) Apple
17 28 (3.14%) Nokia
17 28 (3.14%) Symantec
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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