Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 140 163
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 90 127 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 1.81% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.31% 16.73% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 97 60
City of London median daily rate £375 £415 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +12.54% -18.06%
10th Percentile £207 £123 £185
90th Percentile £564 £591 £625
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £369
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.47% -18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -13.79% -47.27%
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £23.85
% change year-on-year -44.00% +4.82% -56.64%

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 629 759 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.68% 10.83% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 591 573
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £160 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.86
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.28
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.61% +10.63% -10.75%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 - 2 £338 -
LAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 80 (88.89%) WAN
2 53 (58.89%) Cisco
3 39 (43.33%) Firewall
4 32 (35.56%) VPN
5 27 (30.00%) Windows
6 26 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 22 (24.44%) Network Security
9 21 (23.33%) Finance
9 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 20 (22.22%) BGP
10 20 (22.22%) Wireless
11 19 (21.11%) MPLS
12 18 (20.00%) OSPF
12 18 (20.00%) ITIL
12 18 (20.00%) Office 365
12 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 17 (18.89%) Azure
13 17 (18.89%) VoIP
13 17 (18.89%) CheckPoint
14 16 (17.78%) VMware
15 15 (16.67%) Load Balancing
15 15 (16.67%) Project Management
16 14 (15.56%) WLAN
16 14 (15.56%) CCNP
16 14 (15.56%) Change Management
17 13 (14.44%) DNS
17 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
17 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus

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 10 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) SAS
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Houdini
3 1 (1.11%) Maya
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Global One
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Office 365
2 17 (18.89%) Azure
3 12 (13.33%) AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Flow
5 2 (2.22%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) G Suite
6 1 (1.11%) GCP
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (88.89%) WAN
2 39 (43.33%) Firewall
3 32 (35.56%) VPN
4 22 (24.44%) Network Security
5 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
6 20 (22.22%) BGP
6 20 (22.22%) Wireless
7 19 (21.11%) MPLS
8 18 (20.00%) OSPF
9 17 (18.89%) VoIP
10 14 (15.56%) WLAN
11 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (14.44%) DNS
12 12 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (13.33%) IPsec
13 11 (12.22%) DHCP
13 11 (12.22%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.00%) VLAN
15 8 (8.89%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.11%) OLAP
2 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.11%) Power BI
2 1 (1.11%) QlikView
2 1 (1.11%) RavenDB
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.44%) Retail
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.33%) Law
7 2 (2.22%) Legal
8 1 (1.11%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.11%) Local Government
8 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.11%) Marketing
8 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.44%) iPad
4 4 (4.44%) iPhone
4 4 (4.44%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.22%) PMI
6 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.22%) User Experience
7 1 (1.11%) BYOD
7 1 (1.11%) CCTV
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 13 (14.44%) Windows 7
3 12 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (12.22%) Linux
5 10 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.89%) Unix
7 6 (6.67%) Android
7 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) ITIL
2 15 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 15 (16.67%) Project Management
3 14 (15.56%) Change Management
4 12 (13.33%) Migration
4 12 (13.33%) Network Design
5 11 (12.22%) Network Management
6 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.78%) CRM
9 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.67%) Information Security
9 6 (6.67%) Project Delivery
9 6 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) Perl
3 4 (4.44%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.56%) CCNP
3 12 (13.33%) CCIE
4 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.11%) CCNA
5 10 (11.11%) Degree
6 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.78%) BC Cleared
8 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (4.44%) CCDA
9 4 (4.44%) CCDP
10 3 (3.33%) MCP
10 3 (3.33%) MCSE
11 2 (2.22%) MCSA
11 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.11%) CCIP
12 1 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.11%) MCTS
12 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.11%) MiFID
4 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.11%) PMO
4 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.44%) Iperf
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
1 4 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.22%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) Puppet
3 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (58.89%) Cisco
2 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.89%) CheckPoint
4 16 (17.78%) VMware
5 12 (13.33%) F5
6 9 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.89%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.67%) Citrix
8 6 (6.67%) Juniper
8 6 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.56%) Polycom
9 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.44%) Symantec
11 3 (3.33%) Apple
11 3 (3.33%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.33%) Dell
11 3 (3.33%) NetScout
11 3 (3.33%) Remedy
11 3 (3.33%) SevOne
12 2 (2.22%) Meraki