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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 152 130 122
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 43 38 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.19% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.91% 13.19% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 16
10th Percentile £273 £350 £172
25th Percentile £411 £475 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £325
Median % change year-on-year +0.05% +61.54% -18.75%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £506
90th Percentile £708 £620 £558
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £363
% change year-on-year +0.05% +44.83% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £38.58 - -
25th Percentile £39.06 - -
Median hourly rate £41.25 - -
75th Percentile £43.56 - -
90th Percentile £44.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £41.25 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +106.25% - -

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 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 434 288 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.93% 9.01% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 225 193
10th Percentile £313 £328 £213
25th Percentile £413 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £704 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
10th Percentile £24.50 £12.93 £24.12
25th Percentile £26.00 £15.06 £32.24
Median hourly rate £41.25 £27.00 £37.63
Median % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.24% +18.50%
75th Percentile £62.75 £37.75 £43.09
90th Percentile £67.55 - £51.14
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +84.44% -40.00% +40.19%

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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 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in the City of London

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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 4 July 2022, 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 36 (83.72%) WAN
2 24 (55.81%) Cisco
3 19 (44.19%) Firewall
3 19 (44.19%) Wireless
4 13 (30.23%) Azure
5 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (27.91%) Juniper
5 12 (27.91%) Finance
6 10 (23.26%) SD-WAN
7 9 (20.93%) CCNP
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) Windows
8 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (16.28%) Aruba
9 7 (16.28%) ITIL
9 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
9 7 (16.28%) MPLS
9 7 (16.28%) VMware
10 6 (13.95%) VLAN
10 6 (13.95%) Network Security
10 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.95%) WLAN
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (13.95%) NGFW
11 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
11 5 (11.63%) Meraki

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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Azure
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.65%) AWS
4 2 (4.65%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (4.65%) Azure Monitor
4 2 (4.65%) Azure Pipelines
4 2 (4.65%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (83.72%) WAN
2 19 (44.19%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) Wireless
3 10 (23.26%) SD-WAN
4 7 (16.28%) MPLS
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (13.95%) Network Security
5 6 (13.95%) NGFW
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.95%) VLAN
5 6 (13.95%) WLAN
6 5 (11.63%) Internet
6 5 (11.63%) VPN
6 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (6.98%) DWDM
8 3 (6.98%) WebEx
9 2 (4.65%) BGP
9 2 (4.65%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) XMPP
2 2 (4.65%) Azure Blueprints
3 1 (2.33%) ARM Templates
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Housing Association
3 2 (4.65%) IoT
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 4 (9.30%) DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) Knowledge Transfer
3 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.30%) Service Management
4 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.98%) Low Latency
4 3 (6.98%) Network Design
4 3 (6.98%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (6.98%) Storage Management
5 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.65%) Data Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.65%) Time Management
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) Bash
2 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.93%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 3 (6.98%) CCIE
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.33%) CCIE Security
7 1 (2.33%) CCSA
7 1 (2.33%) CCSE
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) BitLocker
3 3 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 3 (6.98%) Terraform
4 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 2 (4.65%) SCSM
4 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco
2 12 (27.91%) Juniper
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.28%) Aruba
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) Meraki
6 4 (9.30%) Fortinet
6 4 (9.30%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.98%) Apple
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle
7 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.98%) Wyse
7 3 (6.98%) Zscaler
8 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.65%) Draytek
8 2 (4.65%) Mitel
9 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat