Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 171 140
Rank change year-on-year +35 -31 -24
Contract jobs citing LAN 131 85 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.84% 1.18% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.99% 11.10% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 59 66
City of London median daily rate £400 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -20.59% +2.04%
10th Percentile £123 £185 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
Central London median daily rate £400 £331 £425
% change year-on-year +20.75% -22.06% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -47.27% +107.55%
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.85 £55.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% -56.64% +199.52%

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 771 766 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.81% 10.63% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 590 706
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £157 £207 £299
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the City of London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the City of London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 118 (90.08%) WAN
2 62 (47.33%) Cisco
3 60 (45.80%) Windows
4 47 (35.88%) Firewall
5 43 (32.82%) ITIL
6 42 (32.06%) Active Directory
7 41 (31.30%) Microsoft Office
8 39 (29.77%) Finance
9 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
10 35 (26.72%) VPN
10 35 (26.72%) Windows 7
11 32 (24.43%) TCP/IP
11 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (21.37%) DNS
12 28 (21.37%) Change Management
13 27 (20.61%) Migration
14 26 (19.85%) SCCM
15 25 (19.08%) Data Centre
16 24 (18.32%) WLAN
17 23 (17.56%) Wireless
17 23 (17.56%) Smartphone
17 23 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (16.79%) MPLS
18 22 (16.79%) OSPF
18 22 (16.79%) Mac OS X
18 22 (16.79%) DHCP
19 21 (16.03%) CCNP
19 21 (16.03%) BitLocker
20 20 (15.27%) BGP
21 19 (14.50%) HP

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 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.05%) IIS
4 3 (2.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (31.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (9.92%) Office 365
4 6 (4.58%) IaaS
5 5 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.82%) PaaS
6 4 (3.05%) GoToWebinar
7 3 (2.29%) SaaS
8 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.76%) G Suite
8 1 (0.76%) GitHub
8 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (90.08%) WAN
2 47 (35.88%) Firewall
3 35 (26.72%) VPN
4 32 (24.43%) TCP/IP
5 28 (21.37%) DNS
6 24 (18.32%) WLAN
7 23 (17.56%) Wireless
8 22 (16.79%) DHCP
8 22 (16.79%) MPLS
8 22 (16.79%) OSPF
9 20 (15.27%) BGP
10 16 (12.21%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (10.69%) Ethernet
12 13 (9.92%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (9.92%) Network Security
13 11 (8.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (7.63%) Skype
14 10 (7.63%) VoIP
14 10 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (6.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.53%) Big Data
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) DataStage
3 1 (0.76%) DB2
3 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.76%) Mocha
3 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (29.77%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Legal
3 6 (4.58%) Spanish Language
4 5 (3.82%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.05%) Law
6 3 (2.29%) Back Office
7 2 (1.53%) French Language
7 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Support Engineer
2 32 (24.43%) Network Engineer
3 24 (18.32%) Desktop Support
4 19 (14.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 19 (14.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 16 (12.21%) IT Support
6 14 (10.69%) Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Architect
8 10 (7.63%) IT Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) Network Architect
8 10 (7.63%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.87%) IT Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Project Manager
10 8 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (6.11%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) Middleware
2 3 (2.29%) .NET
2 3 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.29%) Web Services
3 2 (1.53%) XMPP
4 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.76%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.76%) OAuth
4 1 (0.76%) OpenID
4 1 (0.76%) React
4 1 (0.76%) REST
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.76%) SAML
4 1 (0.76%) SOAP
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 23 (17.56%) Smartphone
3 11 (8.40%) iPhone
4 7 (5.34%) iPad
5 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.05%) PMI
8 3 (2.29%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.29%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.53%) Clustering
9 2 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.53%) Life Science
9 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.53%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (45.80%) Windows
2 35 (26.72%) Windows 7
3 22 (16.79%) Mac OS X
4 18 (13.74%) Windows Server
5 17 (12.98%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.11%) Mac OS
7 7 (5.34%) Android
7 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.34%) Unix
7 7 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.29%) Linux
11 1 (0.76%) HPUX
11 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.82%) ITIL
2 28 (21.37%) Change Management
3 27 (20.61%) Migration
4 17 (12.98%) ITSM
5 13 (9.92%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.16%) Network Design
6 12 (9.16%) Project Management
7 11 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.11%) Information Security
9 8 (6.11%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (5.34%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
11 6 (4.58%) WAN Optimisation
12 5 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (3.82%) DNA
12 5 (3.82%) Investment Management
12 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.87%) Python
2 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.58%) SQL
4 5 (3.82%) Perl
5 2 (1.53%) C
5 2 (1.53%) Java
5 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) PHP
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) Scala
6 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.03%) CCNP
3 14 (10.69%) CCNA
4 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.87%) CCIE
6 6 (4.58%) MCSE
6 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.82%) CISSP
7 5 (3.82%) MCSA
8 4 (3.05%) Degree
8 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.05%) PMP
8 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.29%) GIAC
10 2 (1.53%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (1.53%) CEH
10 2 (1.53%) CISA
10 2 (1.53%) CSSLP
10 2 (1.53%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) HIPAA
3 3 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.53%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.76%) FISMA
5 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (32.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.03%) BitLocker
3 7 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.58%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.53%) Firmware
7 1 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) SCCM
2 7 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.82%) Nagios
4 4 (3.05%) Ansible
5 3 (2.29%) SCOM
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.53%) Terraform
6 2 (1.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.76%) CASB
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.76%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.76%) Istio
7 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.76%) Puppet
7 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 62 (47.33%) Cisco
2 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.50%) HP
4 18 (13.74%) Adobe
5 17 (12.98%) F5
6 16 (12.21%) Juniper
7 14 (10.69%) CheckPoint
8 13 (9.92%) Citrix
9 12 (9.16%) Meraki
9 12 (9.16%) VMware
10 11 (8.40%) Apple
10 11 (8.40%) SolarWinds
11 8 (6.11%) Palo Alto
11 8 (6.11%) Riverbed
12 6 (4.58%) Avaya
12 6 (4.58%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.58%) Google
12 6 (4.58%) Oracle
12 6 (4.58%) Polycom
13 5 (3.82%) Fortinet