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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 98 92
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 48 68 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 2.02% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.12% 14.44% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 93
Median daily rate £390 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.80% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.89% +16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.95 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £21.55 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year +3.65% +49.27%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 471 737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 13.99% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 370 549
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 71 (79.78%) WAN
2 48 (53.93%) Cisco
3 39 (43.82%) Firewall
4 32 (35.96%) Windows
5 31 (34.83%) Finance
6 29 (32.58%) Data Centre
7 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
8 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
9 25 (28.09%) Wireless
10 24 (26.97%) ITIL
11 22 (24.72%) VPN
12 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (22.47%) CCNP
14 18 (20.22%) Citrix
15 16 (17.98%) VMware
16 15 (16.85%) OSPF
16 15 (16.85%) BGP
16 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
17 14 (15.73%) Internet
17 14 (15.73%) MPLS
17 14 (15.73%) Migration
18 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
18 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
18 13 (14.61%) Network Management
19 12 (13.48%) SolarWinds
19 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
20 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
21 10 (11.24%) Office 365

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 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Office 365
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 4 (4.49%) SaaS
3 4 (4.49%) Yammer
4 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.37%) PaaS
5 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (79.78%) WAN
2 39 (43.82%) Firewall
3 25 (28.09%) Wireless
4 22 (24.72%) VPN
5 15 (16.85%) BGP
5 15 (16.85%) OSPF
6 14 (15.73%) Internet
6 14 (15.73%) MPLS
7 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
8 10 (11.24%) VoIP
9 9 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (10.11%) DNS
9 9 (10.11%) WLAN
10 8 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (8.99%) Network Security
10 8 (8.99%) VXLAN
10 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (7.87%) SAN
11 7 (7.87%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (34.83%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.74%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) French Language
5 2 (2.25%) Front Office
5 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Analyst
2 22 (24.72%) Network Engineer
3 19 (21.35%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) IT Support
5 10 (11.24%) Network Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Cisco Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) IT Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Voice Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Voice Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support
8 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (7.87%) Network Support
8 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.37%) SOAP
3 2 (2.25%) XMPP
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) Ajax
4 1 (1.12%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) XHTML
4 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.49%) iPhone
4 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.49%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.49%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) CCTV
5 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.96%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.99%) Linux
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.62%) Android
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Unix
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Solaris
9 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.12%) AIX
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Migration
3 13 (14.61%) Network Management
4 9 (10.11%) Service Management
5 8 (8.99%) Investment Management
6 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.74%) High Availability
7 6 (6.74%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.74%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 5 (5.62%) Project Management
9 4 (4.49%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.49%) Time Management
10 3 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.25%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) C
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) Groovy
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) Lisp
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) Python
4 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (22.47%) CCNP
3 9 (10.11%) CCNA
4 6 (6.74%) CCIE
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.37%) MCSA
6 3 (3.37%) PMP
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
7 2 (2.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.25%) MCSE
7 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) MiFID
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.49%) vSphere
4 3 (3.37%) XenApp
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.12%) Docker
6 1 (1.12%) LXC
6 1 (1.12%) vCloud
6 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.12%) Ansible
4 1 (1.12%) Grafana
4 1 (1.12%) Kibana
4 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (1.12%) OpenIDM
4 1 (1.12%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.12%) Puppet
4 1 (1.12%) Terraform
4 1 (1.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Cisco
2 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.22%) Citrix
4 16 (17.98%) VMware
5 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
6 12 (13.48%) SolarWinds
7 9 (10.11%) Arista
7 9 (10.11%) F5
7 9 (10.11%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.99%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.87%) Avaya
10 4 (4.49%) Apple
10 4 (4.49%) HP
10 4 (4.49%) Juniper
10 4 (4.49%) NICE Systems
10 4 (4.49%) Oracle
10 4 (4.49%) Red Box
11 3 (3.37%) NetApp
11 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.37%) Symantec
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