Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 17 January 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 125 134
Rank change year-on-year +20 +9 +45
Contract jobs citing LAN 20 77 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.55% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 14.18% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 62 100
Median daily rate £575 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.72% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £363 £205 £128
90th Percentile £638 £548 £558
Central London median daily rate £575 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +55.41% -1.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 255 543 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.55% 10.93% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 416 556
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £163
90th Percentile £625 £669 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +4.77% +10.88%
10th Percentile £22.65 £16.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.13 £38.03 £25.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £18.76
% change year-on-year +12.20% +9.28% +13.70%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the City of London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for LAN in the City of London

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in the City of London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 19 (95.00%) WAN
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) VPN
5 10 (50.00%) VMware
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (35.00%) Citrix
7 7 (35.00%) Linux
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) CCIE
8 6 (30.00%) Wireless
8 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 5 (25.00%) SIEM
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (25.00%) Banking
9 5 (25.00%) Content Management
9 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (25.00%) Polycom
9 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (25.00%) Azure
9 5 (25.00%) AWS
9 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) H.323

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (20.00%) CMS
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Power Automate
4 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) WAN
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) Wireless
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) H.323
5 5 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (20.00%) Skype
6 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (20.00%) Telepresence
6 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.00%) BGP
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.00%) OSPF
8 2 (10.00%) SSL
8 2 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (5.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Police
4 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Architect
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WebRTC
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.00%) YAML
3 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (20.00%) Tandem
3 3 (15.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Robotics
5 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Content Management
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (25.00%) SIEM
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
3 3 (15.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Use Case
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCIE
3 4 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) RHCA
5 2 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) CISM
5 2 (10.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (10.00%) GCFA
5 2 (10.00%) GCIA
5 2 (10.00%) GCIH
6 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) COBIT
1 3 (15.00%) NIST
2 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 22301
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) SEPA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (10.00%) CSIRT
4 1 (5.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Polycom
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (20.00%) Splunk
6 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) EMC
7 2 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (10.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Apple
8 1 (5.00%) Avaya
8 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.00%) ExtraHop
8 1 (5.00%) Meraki