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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 107 142 147
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 475 378 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.02% 1.61% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 12.95% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 241 237
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£368 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -20.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £12.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £97.11 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 136 £425 +13.33% 25
Croydon -17 4 £525 +68.00% 1
Isleworth - 4 - -
Docklands, London -6 2 £488 +2.63%
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Ilford - 2 £275 -
Bromley -6 1 £215 -18.86% 1
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 768 (85.33%) WAN
2 549 (61.00%) Cisco
3 413 (45.89%) Firewall
4 382 (42.44%) Windows
5 256 (28.44%) Microsoft
6 252 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 242 (26.89%) Active Directory
8 230 (25.56%) VMware
9 208 (23.11%) VPN
10 203 (22.56%) CheckPoint
11 200 (22.22%) Finance
12 195 (21.67%) Data Centre
13 182 (20.22%) ITIL
14 179 (19.89%) Wireless
15 176 (19.56%) MPLS
16 175 (19.44%) TCP/IP
17 168 (18.67%) Juniper
18 164 (18.22%) DNS
19 163 (18.11%) Citrix
20 155 (17.22%) SAN
21 153 (17.00%) CCNP
22 146 (16.22%) Linux
23 136 (15.11%) Windows Server 2008
24 130 (14.44%) BGP
25 125 (13.89%) DHCP
25 125 (13.89%) VLAN
25 125 (13.89%) Network Security
25 125 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
26 124 (13.78%) Windows 7
27 123 (13.67%) MS Exchange

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 123 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 56 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 38 (4.22%) Lync
5 33 (3.67%) IIS
6 32 (3.56%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.89%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.56%) Apache
9 14 (1.56%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.67%) CMS
14 5 (0.56%) Jetty
14 5 (0.56%) JBoss
14 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (12.44%) MS Office
2 97 (10.78%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.67%) MS Project
7 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.11%) RMDS
2 4 (0.44%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.44%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.11%) Office 365
2 16 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.56%) SaaS
4 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.89%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.67%) PaaS
7 4 (0.44%) Yammer
7 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.22%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 768 (85.33%) WAN
2 413 (45.89%) Firewall
3 208 (23.11%) VPN
4 179 (19.89%) Wireless
5 176 (19.56%) MPLS
6 175 (19.44%) TCP/IP
7 164 (18.22%) DNS
8 155 (17.22%) SAN
9 130 (14.44%) BGP
10 125 (13.89%) VLAN
10 125 (13.89%) Network Security
10 125 (13.89%) DHCP
11 118 (13.11%) VoIP
12 114 (12.67%) OSPF
13 108 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (11.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 92 (10.22%) IPsec
16 88 (9.78%) EIGRP
17 81 (9.00%) Ethernet
18 80 (8.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (1.00%) Big Data
5 8 (0.89%) HBase
5 8 (0.89%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.78%) MySQL
7 6 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.44%) MS Access
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.44%) QlikView
9 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
9 3 (0.33%) DB2
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.56%) Maven
4 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.11%) JIRA
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) GCC
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 200 (22.22%) Finance
2 69 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 64 (7.11%) Banking
4 30 (3.33%) Multimedia
5 20 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.11%) Back Office
7 18 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.89%) Retail
9 14 (1.56%) French Language
10 12 (1.33%) Legal
10 12 (1.33%) Advertising
11 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.11%) Law
12 6 (0.67%) Publishing
13 5 (0.56%) Local Government
13 5 (0.56%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 235 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 146 (16.22%) Analyst
3 90 (10.00%) Architect
4 74 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 64 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 53 (5.89%) Support Analyst
7 53 (5.89%) Infrastructure Architect
8 46 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 44 (4.89%) Desktop Support
10 43 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 35 (3.89%) Consultant
12 33 (3.67%) Administrator
12 33 (3.67%) Infrastructure Manager
13 31 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
13 31 (3.44%) Service Analyst
14 29 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
15 28 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
16 27 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
17 26 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 27 (3.00%) Middleware
3 21 (2.33%) XMPP
4 16 (1.78%) Web Services
5 14 (1.56%) HTML
6 10 (1.11%) XML
7 9 (1.00%) Rendezvous
8 8 (0.89%) XSLT
8 8 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (0.78%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.44%) REST
10 4 (0.44%) SOAP
10 4 (0.44%) Ajax
11 3 (0.33%) Java EE
11 3 (0.33%) .NET
12 2 (0.22%) CSS
12 2 (0.22%) XHTML
12 2 (0.22%) JSON
12 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.22%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 195 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 52 (5.78%) Video Conferencing
4 49 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.56%) PKI
6 30 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 28 (3.11%) Thin Client
7 28 (3.11%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.89%) IVR
8 17 (1.89%) iPhone
9 15 (1.67%) Clustering
10 14 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.44%) Replication
12 11 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.22%) PMI
12 11 (1.22%) iPad
12 11 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.89%) NHS
14 7 (0.78%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 382 (42.44%) Windows
2 146 (16.22%) Linux
3 136 (15.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 124 (13.78%) Windows 7
5 87 (9.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (6.78%) UNIX
8 45 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 41 (4.56%) Windows XP
10 35 (3.89%) Solaris
11 29 (3.22%) Android
12 28 (3.11%) Mac OS X
13 22 (2.44%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (1.56%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.33%) CentOS
16 12 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.33%) AIX
17 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (20.22%) ITIL
2 77 (8.56%) Project Management
3 75 (8.33%) Service Management
4 71 (7.89%) Migration
5 61 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 58 (6.44%) Network Management
7 55 (6.11%) PRINCE2
8 50 (5.56%) Network Design
9 42 (4.67%) Load Balancing
9 42 (4.67%) Performance Management
10 39 (4.33%) Business Continuity
11 36 (4.00%) Time Management
12 35 (3.89%) Service Delivery
12 35 (3.89%) BCP
13 30 (3.33%) Problem Management
14 29 (3.22%) ITSM
15 28 (3.11%) Change Management
15 28 (3.11%) Information Security
15 28 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 82 (9.11%) SQL
2 25 (2.78%) Java
3 23 (2.56%) Python
4 20 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.11%) Perl
6 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.89%) C
9 6 (0.67%) Ruby
10 5 (0.56%) PHP
11 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.44%) Korn
11 4 (0.44%) VB
11 4 (0.44%) VBA
11 4 (0.44%) C++
12 3 (0.33%) Lisp
12 3 (0.33%) VBScript
13 2 (0.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 252 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (17.00%) CCNP
3 99 (11.00%) CCNA
4 88 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (6.89%) MCSE
6 57 (6.33%) Security Cleared
7 47 (5.22%) CCIE
8 44 (4.89%) Degree
9 38 (4.22%) SC Cleared
10 23 (2.56%) MCSA
11 20 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (2.11%) CCSA
12 19 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (2.11%) MCDST
13 17 (1.89%) PMI Certification
13 17 (1.89%) MCP
14 16 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (1.67%) PMP
15 15 (1.67%) CCSE
16 13 (1.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.67%) SLA
2 18 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.11%) COBIT
4 10 (1.11%) QA
5 4 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.22%) BS7799
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 242 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 125 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (7.44%) vSphere
4 57 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.56%) XenApp
6 26 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.89%) NLBS
7 24 (2.67%) ProxySG
8 23 (2.56%) Xen
9 22 (2.44%) VMware ESX
10 14 (1.56%) vCloud
11 12 (1.33%) XenServer
11 12 (1.33%) NFS
11 12 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 10 (1.11%) Terminal Services
14 9 (1.00%) SRDF
14 9 (1.00%) KVM
15 8 (0.89%) Snort
16 6 (0.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (4.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (4.44%) SCCM
3 33 (3.67%) WSUS
4 20 (2.22%) Puppet
5 17 (1.89%) BladeLogic
6 16 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (1.56%) Control-M
8 12 (1.33%) ZABBIX
9 11 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
10 10 (1.11%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
11 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.78%) NetCrunch
12 7 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
13 6 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.67%) Ansible
13 6 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 549 (61.00%) Cisco
2 256 (28.44%) Microsoft
3 230 (25.56%) VMware
4 203 (22.56%) CheckPoint
5 168 (18.67%) Juniper
6 163 (18.11%) Citrix
7 94 (10.44%) F5
8 72 (8.00%) Blue Coat
9 70 (7.78%) HP
10 55 (6.11%) Dell
11 52 (5.78%) SolarWinds
12 50 (5.56%) NetApp
13 49 (5.44%) Avaya
13 49 (5.44%) Oracle
14 41 (4.56%) IBM
15 37 (4.11%) Apple
16 36 (4.00%) Nortel
17 32 (3.56%) Aruba
18 29 (3.22%) Nokia
19 26 (2.89%) Symantec
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