Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 139 190
Rank change year-on-year +7 +51 -51
Contract jobs citing LAN 94 155 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.57% 1.74% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.37% 16.05% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 126 70
Central London median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% -23.53%
10th Percentile £180 £129 £200
90th Percentile £508 £541 £551
London median daily rate £375 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.58% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
London median hourly rate £43.26 £30.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +41.84% +75.54% -65.25%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 654 966 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.96% 10.87% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 722 748
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 17
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.80 £28.10 £22.20
London median hourly rate £19.46 £24.23 £19.32
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.41% -11.06%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Central London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Central London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Central London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Central London

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 74 £350 -12.50% 32
City of Westminster +9 8 £438 +45.83% 1
West End of London +40 3 £180 -49.65%
Camden +9 3 £130 -62.80%
Southwark - 1 £375 -
LAN
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 80 (85.11%) WAN
2 56 (59.57%) Cisco
3 46 (48.94%) Windows
4 40 (42.55%) Active Directory
5 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
6 31 (32.98%) Firewall
7 30 (31.91%) VPN
8 29 (30.85%) Office 365
9 23 (24.47%) VMware
10 21 (22.34%) Finance
10 21 (22.34%) DNS
10 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (21.28%) VoIP
11 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (21.28%) Azure
11 20 (21.28%) Windows 10
12 19 (20.21%) Data Centre
12 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
12 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP
12 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (20.21%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (19.15%) Network Security
13 18 (19.15%) ITIL
14 17 (18.09%) DHCP
15 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
15 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
15 16 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.89%) MPLS

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.64%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.38%) IIS
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Houdini
4 1 (1.06%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.85%) Office 365
2 20 (21.28%) Azure
3 12 (12.77%) AWS
4 3 (3.19%) IaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.13%) G Suite
5 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.06%) PaaS
6 1 (1.06%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (85.11%) WAN
2 31 (32.98%) Firewall
3 30 (31.91%) VPN
4 21 (22.34%) DNS
5 20 (21.28%) VoIP
6 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP
7 18 (19.15%) Network Security
8 17 (18.09%) DHCP
9 14 (14.89%) MPLS
10 13 (13.83%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (13.83%) Wireless
11 12 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (11.70%) BGP
13 10 (10.64%) SAN
13 10 (10.64%) WLAN
14 9 (9.57%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (9.57%) IPsec
14 9 (9.57%) OSPF
15 8 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (8.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Banking
3 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.26%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Law
5 2 (2.13%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.60%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
3 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (7.45%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.32%) Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) LAN Specialist
10 3 (3.19%) WAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Data Centre
1 19 (20.21%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) iPad
3 5 (5.32%) iPhone
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) CCTV
6 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Handset
6 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) PMI
6 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.94%) Windows
2 20 (21.28%) Windows 10
3 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
4 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
5 12 (12.77%) Android
5 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.38%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.26%) Linux
8 4 (4.26%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.13%) Unix
11 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) ITIL
2 16 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.70%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.70%) Project Management
5 8 (8.51%) Change Management
6 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (7.45%) Migration
7 6 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.38%) CRM
7 6 (6.38%) Information Security
7 6 (6.38%) Network Design
7 6 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (6.38%) Project Delivery
8 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.32%) Statistics
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.83%) SQL
2 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.77%) CCNP
3 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.45%) CCNA
4 7 (7.45%) Degree
5 6 (6.38%) BC Cleared
5 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.26%) CCIE
7 3 (3.19%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.19%) CCDA
7 3 (3.19%) CCDP
7 3 (3.19%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.19%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.19%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.13%) MCP
8 2 (2.13%) MCSE
8 2 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 5 (5.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.19%) GDPR
4 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.06%) MiFID
5 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 40 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.13%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 5 (5.32%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.13%) NetVault Backup
4 2 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (59.57%) Cisco
2 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.47%) VMware
4 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
5 11 (11.70%) Meraki
6 9 (9.57%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.38%) Citrix
8 5 (5.32%) Avaya
8 5 (5.32%) Dell
8 5 (5.32%) Polycom
8 5 (5.32%) Remedy
8 5 (5.32%) Symantec
9 4 (4.26%) HP
10 3 (3.19%) F5
10 3 (3.19%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.19%) Juniper
10 3 (3.19%) Oracle
10 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.19%) Xerox
11 2 (2.13%) Ubiquiti