Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 120 189
Rank change year-on-year -13 +69 -58
Contract jobs citing LAN 48 130 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 1.90% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.68% 17.11% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 107 53
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £193 £133 £185
90th Percentile £521 £575 £558
Central London median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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 411 760 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.95% 11.13% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 581 635
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £205 £185 £233
90th Percentile £651 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.32 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.15% +25.98% -10.92%
10th Percentile £17.16 £17.94 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.65 £37.50 £24.90
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.65 £16.18
% change year-on-year +63.54% +27.64% -19.44%

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 8 April 2020.

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

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 37 (77.08%) WAN
2 26 (54.17%) Cisco
3 22 (45.83%) Windows
4 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
6 15 (31.25%) Firewall
7 13 (27.08%) Office 365
8 12 (25.00%) Azure
8 12 (25.00%) Network Security
8 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (25.00%) VPN
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
10 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.83%) ITIL
10 10 (20.83%) VMware
11 9 (18.75%) Banking
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.67%) Finance
12 8 (16.67%) Wireless
12 8 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
12 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
13 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
13 7 (14.58%) AWS
13 7 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony

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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Houdini
4 1 (2.08%) Maya
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.08%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 12 (25.00%) Azure
3 7 (14.58%) AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) G Suite
4 1 (2.08%) IaaS
4 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (77.08%) WAN
2 15 (31.25%) Firewall
3 12 (25.00%) Network Security
3 12 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.67%) Wireless
5 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
5 7 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (12.50%) DNS
6 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (12.50%) IPsec
6 6 (12.50%) VoIP
6 6 (12.50%) WLAN
7 5 (10.42%) BGP
7 5 (10.42%) HSRP
7 5 (10.42%) Multicast
7 5 (10.42%) OSPF
7 5 (10.42%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.75%) Banking
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) LAN Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) WAN Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) iPad
4 3 (6.25%) iPhone
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (4.17%) PMI
6 1 (2.08%) CCTV
6 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.08%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (2.08%) Handset
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Android
5 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (20.83%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Statistics
6 4 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.33%) Time Management
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.25%) CRM
7 3 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.17%) Architectural Design
8 2 (4.17%) Due Diligence
8 2 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) CCNP
4 4 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 4 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) BC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.17%) PMP
7 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.17%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.08%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) VMware
4 6 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 5 (10.42%) Dell
5 5 (10.42%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Remedy
6 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Xerox
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Meraki
7 3 (6.25%) Polycom
7 3 (6.25%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) Apple
8 2 (4.17%) CrowdStrike
8 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) Autodesk
9 1 (2.08%) BT
9 1 (2.08%) Zscaler