Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 130 183
Rank change year-on-year +12 +53 -52
Contract jobs citing LAN 78 128 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 1.87% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 17.41% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 101 50
City of London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -22.39%
10th Percentile £205 £128 £199
90th Percentile £552 £556 £581
Central London median daily rate £370 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -4.52% +19.23% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
City of London median hourly rate - £25.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.79% -47.27%
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - -13.79% -21.62%

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 541 735 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.94% 10.76% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 564 584
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £163 £225
90th Percentile £664 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £427 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +0.47% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +14.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 £25.50 £22.63
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.61% +19.11% -17.11%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 £375 -
LAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 66 (84.62%) WAN
2 49 (62.82%) Cisco
3 31 (39.74%) Firewall
4 28 (35.90%) Windows
5 27 (34.62%) VPN
6 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
7 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (23.08%) Network Security
10 17 (21.79%) Azure
10 17 (21.79%) Finance
11 16 (20.51%) VMware
11 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
12 15 (19.23%) Office 365
13 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
13 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (16.67%) VoIP
14 13 (16.67%) BGP
15 12 (15.38%) MPLS
15 12 (15.38%) Wireless
15 12 (15.38%) CCNP
15 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
15 12 (15.38%) Banking
15 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
16 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
16 11 (14.10%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
16 11 (14.10%) ITIL

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 9 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Houdini
2 1 (1.28%) Maya
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Azure
2 15 (19.23%) Office 365
3 10 (12.82%) AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) G Suite
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (84.62%) WAN
2 31 (39.74%) Firewall
3 27 (34.62%) VPN
4 18 (23.08%) Network Security
5 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
6 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (16.67%) BGP
7 13 (16.67%) VoIP
8 12 (15.38%) MPLS
8 12 (15.38%) Wireless
9 11 (14.10%) OSPF
10 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (12.82%) IPsec
10 10 (12.82%) WLAN
11 9 (11.54%) DNS
12 7 (8.97%) DHCP
12 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
12 7 (8.97%) VLAN
12 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Law
7 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.41%) iPad
3 5 (6.41%) iPhone
3 5 (6.41%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (2.56%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) CCTV
7 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.28%) Handset
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
7 1 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.90%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
3 11 (14.10%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.69%) Android
4 6 (7.69%) Linux
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.13%) Mac OS
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.85%) Unix
8 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.82%) Project Management
4 9 (11.54%) Change Management
4 9 (11.54%) Network Design
4 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (7.69%) CRM
5 6 (7.69%) Information Security
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (6.41%) Project Delivery
6 5 (6.41%) Statistics
7 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.38%) CCNP
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) CCNA
4 7 (8.97%) Degree
5 6 (7.69%) BC Cleared
5 6 (7.69%) CCIE
5 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.85%) CCDA
6 3 (3.85%) CCDP
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.56%) MCP
7 2 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (2.56%) PMP
8 1 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 5 (6.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) MiFID
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.28%) Iperf
4 1 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) Cisco
2 25 (32.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.51%) VMware
4 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 9 (11.54%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.41%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.41%) Polycom
6 5 (6.41%) Symantec
7 4 (5.13%) Citrix
7 4 (5.13%) Dell
7 4 (5.13%) F5
7 4 (5.13%) Remedy
8 3 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (3.85%) Juniper
8 3 (3.85%) Meraki
8 3 (3.85%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.56%) Apple
9 2 (2.56%) Oracle
9 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Xerox