Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 123 142
Rank change year-on-year -50 +19 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 73 120 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 1.92% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.81% 13.81% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 77 74
City of London median daily rate £325 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +5.59% +7.33%
10th Percentile £200 £295 £232
90th Percentile £578 £623 £509
Central London median daily rate £325 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -23.53% +5.59% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
City of London median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +89.66% +55.08%
10th Percentile £26.50 £25.25 £15.95
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £23.85 £55.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -56.64% +150.28% +17.51%

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 744 869 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.54% 13.89% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 667 591
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £225 £305 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 21
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.92 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.66% -2.83% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.33 £14.25
90th Percentile £22.75 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% -2.56% +4.28%

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 17 January 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

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
LAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 62 (84.93%) WAN
2 29 (39.73%) Firewall
3 28 (38.36%) Windows
4 25 (34.25%) Cisco
5 22 (30.14%) Finance
6 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
7 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
8 18 (24.66%) Data Centre
9 16 (21.92%) VPN
9 16 (21.92%) Wireless
10 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
11 14 (19.18%) Citrix
11 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
11 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
12 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
13 12 (16.44%) Banking
14 11 (15.07%) Network Security
14 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (13.70%) CCNP
15 10 (13.70%) SQL
15 10 (13.70%) ITIL
15 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (12.33%) VMware
16 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (12.33%) MPLS
17 8 (10.96%) Project Management
17 8 (10.96%) Legal
17 8 (10.96%) Migration

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 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.85%) Office 365
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (84.93%) WAN
2 29 (39.73%) Firewall
3 16 (21.92%) VPN
3 16 (21.92%) Wireless
4 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
5 11 (15.07%) Network Security
6 10 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (12.33%) MPLS
8 8 (10.96%) SSL
9 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (8.22%) IPsec
11 5 (6.85%) BGP
12 4 (5.48%) HSRP
12 4 (5.48%) Internet
12 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
12 4 (5.48%) VoIP
13 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (4.11%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (4.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Legal
4 6 (8.22%) Investment Banking
4 6 (8.22%) Law
5 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) IT Support
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Support
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.74%) JSON
2 2 (2.74%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) React
3 1 (1.37%) REST
3 1 (1.37%) Spring
3 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.37%) VML
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) BYOD
2 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.85%) iPad
3 5 (6.85%) iPhone
4 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.37%) Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.11%) Unix
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Migration
2 8 (10.96%) Network Design
2 8 (10.96%) Project Management
3 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (8.22%) Document Management
3 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.48%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.48%) Change Management
5 4 (5.48%) Network Management
5 4 (5.48%) People Management
5 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.48%) Programme Management
5 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.48%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.11%) Change Control
6 3 (4.11%) High Availability
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) C
2 3 (4.11%) Java
2 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.11%) Python
3 1 (1.37%) C#
3 1 (1.37%) Perl
3 1 (1.37%) Ruby
3 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) CCNP
3 6 (8.22%) CCNA
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.85%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) MCSA
6 2 (2.74%) CWNA
6 2 (2.74%) MCITP
6 2 (2.74%) MCP
6 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCIE
7 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) MCTS
7 1 (1.37%) MOS
7 1 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (28.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) vSphere
3 5 (6.85%) XenApp
4 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.74%) Docker
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) PowerCLI
2 3 (4.11%) vRealize
3 2 (2.74%) OPNET
3 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.74%) Puppet
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.37%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Cisco
2 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
4 14 (19.18%) Citrix
5 9 (12.33%) VMware
6 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.85%) Aruba
8 5 (6.85%) Dell
8 5 (6.85%) Veeam
9 4 (5.48%) CommVault
9 4 (5.48%) F5
9 4 (5.48%) HP
10 3 (4.11%) Avaya
10 3 (4.11%) EMC
10 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.11%) Meraki
10 3 (4.11%) NetApp
10 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.74%) Riverbed