Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 143 131
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 -32
Contract jobs citing LAN 90 90 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.30% 1.44% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 13.37% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 85
City of London median daily rate £395 £406 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -12.16% +23.33%
10th Percentile £123 £183 £218
90th Percentile £586 £613 £609
Central London median daily rate £395 £400 £475
% change year-on-year -1.25% -15.79% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
City of London median hourly rate £17.10 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.20% -18.33% +60.43%
Central London median hourly rate £17.10 £19.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year -10.00% -12.32% +15.88%

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 868 673 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.53% 10.75% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 511 629
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £230 £198 £257
90th Percentile £625 £625 £591
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 17
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% -3.84% +15.79%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.36 £17.60
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £21.34
% change year-on-year -11.60% -0.87% +12.32%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 78 (86.67%) WAN
2 45 (50.00%) Cisco
3 42 (46.67%) Firewall
4 35 (38.89%) Windows
5 33 (36.67%) Finance
6 30 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 21 (23.33%) ITIL
9 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (18.89%) VPN
10 17 (18.89%) Banking
10 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
11 16 (17.78%) Migration
12 15 (16.67%) Wireless
12 15 (16.67%) MPLS
13 14 (15.56%) OSPF
13 14 (15.56%) Internet
13 14 (15.56%) Change Management
13 14 (15.56%) DNS
13 14 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (14.44%) VMware
14 13 (14.44%) WLAN
14 13 (14.44%) CCNP
14 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (13.33%) Network Management
15 12 (13.33%) F5
15 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
15 12 (13.33%) DHCP
15 12 (13.33%) SCCM
16 11 (12.22%) Windows 7

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 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) RMDS
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.11%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) SaaS
4 3 (3.33%) IaaS
4 3 (3.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) GitHub
5 1 (1.11%) GoToWebinar
5 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 78 (86.67%) WAN
2 42 (46.67%) Firewall
3 17 (18.89%) VPN
4 15 (16.67%) MPLS
4 15 (16.67%) Wireless
5 14 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (15.56%) DNS
5 14 (15.56%) Internet
5 14 (15.56%) OSPF
6 13 (14.44%) WLAN
7 12 (13.33%) DHCP
8 11 (12.22%) Multicast
8 11 (12.22%) TCP/IP
9 10 (11.11%) Network Security
10 9 (10.00%) BGP
10 9 (10.00%) Extranet
11 8 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (7.78%) NX-OS
12 7 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) JUnit
1 1 (1.11%) Maven
1 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (36.67%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Private Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Law
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) French Language
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) International Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Mac Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Deskside Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Deskside Support
7 6 (6.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.44%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) JSON
3 1 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) WireMock
3 1 (1.11%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) XMPP
3 1 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Smartphone
3 10 (11.11%) iPhone
4 8 (8.89%) iPad
5 6 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.44%) Eurex
7 4 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (3.33%) Clustering
8 3 (3.33%) e-Health
8 3 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.22%) PKI
9 2 (2.22%) PMI
9 2 (2.22%) Reinsurance
10 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.11%) Equities
10 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.11%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (12.22%) Mac OS X
2 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.00%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 9 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.33%) Solaris
6 2 (2.22%) Android
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Migration
3 14 (15.56%) Change Management
4 12 (13.33%) Network Management
5 10 (11.11%) ITSM
6 8 (8.89%) Project Management
7 7 (7.78%) Network Design
7 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (4.44%) DNA
10 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.44%) Low Latency
10 4 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.33%) Identity Management
11 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.33%) Service Management
11 3 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) Perl
1 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.44%) Python
2 2 (2.22%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (14.44%) CCNP
3 11 (12.22%) CCIE
4 9 (10.00%) CCNA
5 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) CISSP
6 3 (3.33%) Degree
6 3 (3.33%) MCSE
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.33%) PMP
7 2 (2.22%) MCSA
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.11%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.44%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.11%) Docker
6 1 (1.11%) KVM
6 1 (1.11%) NFS
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.11%) SRDF
6 1 (1.11%) vCloud
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.11%) vSphere
6 1 (1.11%) Xen
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.22%) Ansible
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.11%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.11%) Grafana
4 1 (1.11%) Kibana
4 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.11%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.11%) QRadar
4 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.11%) Terraform
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (14.44%) VMware
3 12 (13.33%) F5
3 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.22%) Apple
4 11 (12.22%) HP
5 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 9 (10.00%) Adobe
6 9 (10.00%) Citrix
6 9 (10.00%) Juniper
7 8 (8.89%) Palo Alto
8 7 (7.78%) Reuters
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle
9 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.56%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.56%) Polycom
11 4 (4.44%) EMC
12 3 (3.33%) Bloomberg
12 3 (3.33%) Forcepoint
12 3 (3.33%) Sun