Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 182 143
Rank change year-on-year +28 -39 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 126 117 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.49% 1.28% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 10.24% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 83
Central London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £137 £133 £152
90th Percentile £600 £574 £613
London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Central London median hourly rate - £17.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -12.32%
London median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -34.00% +17.15%

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 924 1,143 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 881 627
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +23 105 £400 +1.27% 9
West End of London +12 9 £315 -33.68%
City of Westminster -14 5 £450 +12.50%
Southwark - 2 £300 -
Lambeth - 1 - -
LAN
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 117 (92.86%) WAN
2 53 (42.06%) Cisco
2 53 (42.06%) Windows
3 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
4 42 (33.33%) Finance
5 39 (30.95%) Firewall
6 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
8 32 (25.40%) VPN
9 31 (24.60%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (23.02%) ITIL
10 29 (23.02%) Windows 10
11 28 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 27 (21.43%) Office 365
12 27 (21.43%) DNS
12 27 (21.43%) Wireless
13 26 (20.63%) Internet
14 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
15 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (18.25%) OSPF
16 23 (18.25%) BGP
17 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
17 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (15.87%) MPLS
18 20 (15.87%) CCIE
19 19 (15.08%) Project Management
20 18 (14.29%) CCNP
20 18 (14.29%) Citrix
20 18 (14.29%) Migration
21 17 (13.49%) VMware

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 11 (8.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.97%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.38%) Confluence
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.43%) Office 365
2 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.38%) IaaS
6 2 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.59%) G Suite
6 2 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.79%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.79%) Serverless
7 1 (0.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 117 (92.86%) WAN
2 39 (30.95%) Firewall
3 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 32 (25.40%) VPN
5 27 (21.43%) DNS
5 27 (21.43%) Wireless
6 26 (20.63%) Internet
7 23 (18.25%) BGP
7 23 (18.25%) OSPF
8 20 (15.87%) MPLS
9 17 (13.49%) DHCP
10 16 (12.70%) WLAN
11 15 (11.90%) VoIP
12 14 (11.11%) Ethernet
13 11 (8.73%) IPsec
13 11 (8.73%) Network Security
13 11 (8.73%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 42 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 10 (7.94%) Banking
4 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.56%) Retail
6 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.38%) Law
7 3 (2.38%) Legal
7 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.25%) Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) Support Analyst
4 14 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 12 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 11 (8.73%) IT Support
6 11 (8.73%) LAN Engineer
7 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.35%) Architect
9 8 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) WAN Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Windows Support Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (5.56%) Design Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.17%) SOAP
3 3 (2.38%) REST
3 3 (2.38%) YAML
4 2 (1.59%) JSON
4 2 (1.59%) LDAP
4 2 (1.59%) Middleware
4 2 (1.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.59%) XML
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) RESTful
5 1 (0.79%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.49%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (8.73%) iPhone
4 9 (7.14%) iPad
5 7 (5.56%) Hedge funds
6 6 (4.76%) Blackberry
6 6 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.76%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.97%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.97%) PMI
7 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.97%) Smartphone
8 4 (3.17%) Equities
8 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.17%) Tandem
9 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 53 (42.06%) Windows
2 29 (23.02%) Windows 10
3 25 (19.84%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.49%) Windows Server
5 16 (12.70%) Android
6 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.52%) Linux
8 11 (8.73%) Unix
9 10 (7.94%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.17%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.17%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) ITIL
2 19 (15.08%) Project Management
3 18 (14.29%) Migration
4 16 (12.70%) Network Design
5 14 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.11%) Network Management
6 10 (7.94%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.14%) Change Management
8 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.35%) Service Management
9 6 (4.76%) High Availability
9 6 (4.76%) ITSM
9 6 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (3.97%) Project Governance
10 5 (3.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) Python
2 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.17%) SQL
4 3 (2.38%) C
4 3 (2.38%) Perl
5 2 (1.59%) VB
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.87%) CCIE
3 18 (14.29%) CCNP
4 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.14%) Degree
5 9 (7.14%) PMI Certification
6 8 (6.35%) CCNA
6 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.76%) PMP
7 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.97%) MCSE
9 4 (3.17%) BC Cleared
9 4 (3.17%) CCDA
9 4 (3.17%) CCDP
10 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.38%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.59%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) MiFID
2 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.38%) PMO
2 3 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.59%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) SCCM
2 4 (3.17%) Ansible
2 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.59%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.59%) Iperf
4 2 (1.59%) Puppet
4 2 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Grafana
5 1 (0.79%) Graphite
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.79%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) Cisco
2 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 18 (14.29%) Citrix
5 17 (13.49%) VMware
6 15 (11.90%) F5
7 9 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 8 (6.35%) Apple
9 7 (5.56%) Juniper
10 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.97%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.97%) Google
11 5 (3.97%) HP
11 5 (3.97%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.17%) Avaya
12 4 (3.17%) Meraki
12 4 (3.17%) Symantec
13 3 (2.38%) Polycom
13 3 (2.38%) Reuters
13 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow