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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 143 139 176
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +37
Contract jobs citing LAN 355 347 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 1.67% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.17% 12.52% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 234 173
Average daily rate £420 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.70 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.42% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.04 £12.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
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
2695 2772 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 13.31% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1824 1716
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 75
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £30.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -4 35 £409 +22.74% 21
Canary Wharf +3 6 £525 +31.25%
New Malden - 5 - -
Croydon -15 3 £525 +320.00% 2
Hounslow +4 1 £425 +77.08%
Twickenham - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 £180 -
Bromley - 1 £238 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 591 (83.12%) WAN
2 389 (54.71%) Cisco
3 336 (47.26%) Firewall
4 251 (35.30%) Windows
5 229 (32.21%) VPN
6 212 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
7 184 (25.88%) Active Directory
8 168 (23.63%) VMware
9 164 (23.07%) Microsoft
10 157 (22.08%) Data Centre
11 154 (21.66%) TCP/IP
12 153 (21.52%) Juniper
13 151 (21.24%) CCNP
14 148 (20.82%) CheckPoint
15 147 (20.68%) Finance
16 141 (19.83%) ITIL
17 134 (18.85%) Network Security
18 127 (17.86%) DNS
19 124 (17.44%) OSPF
20 123 (17.30%) Wireless
21 114 (16.03%) DHCP
22 113 (15.89%) BGP
23 107 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
24 102 (14.35%) MPLS
25 95 (13.36%) F5
26 94 (13.22%) Citrix
27 93 (13.08%) Linux
28 92 (12.94%) MS Office
29 90 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
30 87 (12.24%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (8.72%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 29 (4.08%) Lync
5 23 (3.23%) IIS
6 18 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (2.11%) Apache
8 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.83%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.27%) Confluence
11 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.70%) JBoss
13 5 (0.70%) LiveLink
14 4 (0.56%) CMS
14 4 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.42%) Alfresco
Applications
1 92 (12.94%) MS Office
2 59 (8.30%) MS Excel
3 24 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.83%) MS Project
5 10 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.84%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.70%) HipChat
8 3 (0.42%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Relativity
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.02%) Office 365
2 37 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.69%) IaaS
4 12 (1.69%) SaaS
5 9 (1.27%) PaaS
6 5 (0.70%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.28%) Yammer
10 1 (0.14%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 591 (83.12%) WAN
2 336 (47.26%) Firewall
3 229 (32.21%) VPN
4 154 (21.66%) TCP/IP
5 134 (18.85%) Network Security
6 127 (17.86%) DNS
7 124 (17.44%) OSPF
8 123 (17.30%) Wireless
9 114 (16.03%) DHCP
10 113 (15.89%) BGP
11 102 (14.35%) MPLS
12 90 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
13 87 (12.24%) SAN
14 82 (11.53%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (11.25%) Internet
16 72 (10.13%) VLAN
17 70 (9.85%) EIGRP
18 63 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
19 57 (8.02%) WLAN
20 56 (7.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.83%) MySQL
3 8 (1.13%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.84%) Big Data
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) GIS
7 2 (0.28%) OLTP
7 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 20 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.11%) Subversion
3 12 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.13%) JIRA
5 7 (0.98%) Hudson
6 6 (0.84%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.70%) Gradle
7 5 (0.70%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.70%) Maven
8 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.28%) git-flow
10 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 147 (20.68%) Finance
2 52 (7.31%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.91%) Banking
4 19 (2.67%) Law
4 19 (2.67%) Retail
5 15 (2.11%) Legal
6 14 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.83%) Advertising
8 12 (1.69%) French Language
8 12 (1.69%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.56%) Marketing
11 4 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.42%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
12 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (27.85%) Network Engineer
2 98 (13.78%) Architect
3 95 (13.36%) Analyst
4 62 (8.72%) Cisco Engineer
5 57 (8.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 54 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 47 (6.61%) Security Engineer
8 45 (6.33%) Support Engineer
9 42 (5.91%) Network Architect
10 41 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
11 40 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (5.49%) Consultant
12 39 (5.49%) Support Analyst
13 37 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
14 32 (4.50%) Senior Network Engineer
15 31 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (4.36%) Network Analyst
16 26 (3.66%) Desktop Support
17 24 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
18 20 (2.81%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.55%) Web Services
2 8 (1.13%) LAMP
2 8 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 7 (0.98%) HTML
4 5 (0.70%) XMPP
5 4 (0.56%) Java EE
5 4 (0.56%) Middleware
6 3 (0.42%) .NET
6 3 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.42%) OAuth
6 3 (0.42%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.28%) CSS
7 2 (0.28%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.28%) XML
8 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.14%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.14%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.14%) WAP
8 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 157 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.33%) Blackberry
4 31 (4.36%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.83%) BYOD
7 12 (1.69%) Statistics
8 11 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.55%) NHS
8 11 (1.55%) PMI
8 11 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.13%) Handset
9 8 (1.13%) Wiki
10 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.98%) Clustering
10 7 (0.98%) IVR
10 7 (0.98%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.84%) Derivative
12 5 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 251 (35.30%) Windows
2 93 (13.08%) Linux
3 84 (11.81%) Windows Server
4 83 (11.67%) Windows 7
5 71 (9.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (5.20%) Windows XP
9 30 (4.22%) Android
9 30 (4.22%) Unix
10 23 (3.23%) CentOS
11 18 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (1.27%) SUSE
15 8 (1.13%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.84%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (19.83%) ITIL
2 77 (10.83%) Migration
3 63 (8.86%) Project Management
4 47 (6.61%) Network Design
5 46 (6.47%) Service Management
6 44 (6.19%) PRINCE2
7 43 (6.05%) Change Management
8 42 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.49%) Load Balancing
10 36 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (4.92%) Information Security
12 31 (4.36%) Service Delivery
13 27 (3.80%) Network Architecture
13 27 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
14 26 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
15 24 (3.38%) Configuration Management
15 24 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
16 23 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (2.95%) Problem Management
18 20 (2.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (5.49%) SQL
2 15 (2.11%) Java
3 13 (1.83%) Bash Shell
3 13 (1.83%) Python
4 12 (1.69%) Perl
5 8 (1.13%) C
5 8 (1.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.70%) Lisp
6 5 (0.70%) VB
7 3 (0.42%) Ruby
7 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.42%) VBScript
8 2 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 212 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (21.24%) CCNP
3 76 (10.69%) CCNA
4 67 (9.42%) Security Cleared
5 54 (7.59%) CCIE
6 52 (7.31%) SC Cleared
7 35 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (4.64%) CISSP
9 26 (3.66%) MCSE
10 24 (3.38%) Degree
11 22 (3.09%) CCSE
12 18 (2.53%) JNCIP
13 17 (2.39%) PMI Certification
14 15 (2.11%) CCSA
15 12 (1.69%) CCDP
15 12 (1.69%) CISM
15 12 (1.69%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.69%) MCP
16 11 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 10 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.95%) SLA
2 13 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.42%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) COSO
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 184 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 107 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.92%) vSphere
5 30 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.81%) Snort
6 20 (2.81%) XenApp
7 18 (2.53%) XenServer
8 16 (2.25%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.13%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.98%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.98%) vCloud
11 6 (0.84%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.84%) Firmware
11 6 (0.84%) Samba
11 6 (0.84%) Xen
12 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.70%) oVirt
13 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 34 (4.78%) SCCM
2 26 (3.66%) FortiGate
3 21 (2.95%) Puppet
4 19 (2.67%) Proventia
5 16 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.25%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.97%) Salt
7 13 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.13%) WSUS
9 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.84%) Nagios
9 6 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.70%) Ansible
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.56%) SCOM
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.42%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 389 (54.71%) Cisco
2 168 (23.63%) VMware
3 164 (23.07%) Microsoft
4 153 (21.52%) Juniper
5 148 (20.82%) CheckPoint
6 95 (13.36%) F5
7 94 (13.22%) Citrix
8 39 (5.49%) HP
9 36 (5.06%) Dell
10 32 (4.50%) Blue Coat
10 32 (4.50%) Palo Alto
10 32 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 27 (3.80%) NetApp
12 23 (3.23%) Avaya
12 23 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 23 (3.23%) Red Hat
13 22 (3.09%) Riverbed
14 21 (2.95%) Infoblox
15 20 (2.81%) Brocade
16 19 (2.67%) IBM
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