Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 107 150
Rank change year-on-year -28 +43 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 11 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.62% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 4.74% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 66
10th Percentile £343 £283 £170
25th Percentile £488 £364 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £544 £500 £414
Median % change year-on-year +8.75% +20.85% +6.09%
75th Percentile £631 £550 £499
90th Percentile £840 £595 £550
Central London median daily rate £531 £500 £406
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - £14.00

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 319 232 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.78% 13.14% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 177 523
10th Percentile £324 £294 £207
25th Percentile £413 £406 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £693 £637 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
10th Percentile £16.20 £26.78 £13.85
25th Percentile £21.00 £33.19 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £46.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -51.35% +120.24% +12.30%
75th Percentile £37.75 £57.81 £40.06
90th Percentile " £60.18 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £46.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year -51.35% +117.65% +13.64%

LAN
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 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in the City of London

LAN
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 26 September 2021, 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 32 (91.43%) WAN
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco
3 15 (42.86%) Firewall
4 11 (31.43%) Finance
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
7 7 (20.00%) Azure
7 7 (20.00%) SD-WAN
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.14%) Network Security
8 6 (17.14%) Meraki
9 5 (14.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) Internet
9 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) VoIP
9 5 (14.29%) WLAN
9 5 (14.29%) Linux
10 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
10 4 (11.43%) DMZ
10 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.43%) Information Security
10 4 (11.43%) Banking

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 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (2.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) GCP
5 1 (2.86%) IaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) SD-WAN
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (14.29%) Internet
5 5 (14.29%) VoIP
5 5 (14.29%) WLAN
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.43%) DMZ
6 4 (11.43%) WebEx
7 3 (8.57%) DHCP
7 3 (8.57%) DNS
7 3 (8.57%) HTTP
7 3 (8.57%) IGMP
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
7 3 (8.57%) VPN
8 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) BigQuery
1 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Social Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.71%) International Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Data Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 2 (5.71%) DTCC
3 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Eurex
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.43%) Fintech
4 4 (11.43%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) Low Latency
4 4 (11.43%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (11.43%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (8.57%) Business Case
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Thought Leadership
5 3 (8.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (5.71%) Architectural Design
6 2 (5.71%) IT4IT
6 2 (5.71%) Order Management
6 2 (5.71%) Strategic Roadmap
6 2 (5.71%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C++
2 2 (5.71%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) Perl
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.86%) CCIE
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCSP
2 1 (2.86%) CEH
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) COBIT
1 2 (5.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 22301
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.71%) PMO
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Meraki
4 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.71%) Capita
6 2 (5.71%) Openreach
6 2 (5.71%) SunGard
7 1 (2.86%) Arista
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Reuters
7 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.86%) Sonus