Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 156 124
Rank change year-on-year +9 -32 -25
Contract jobs citing LAN 111 87 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.58% 1.32% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.80% 12.34% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 51 101
City of London median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £123 £140 £225
90th Percentile £594 £613 £603
Central London median daily rate £390 £384 £450
% change year-on-year +1.63% -14.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +34.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £16.73 £16.96 £17.40
90th Percentile £25.50 £99.58 £28.40
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +13.57% +34.40%

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 867 705 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.36% 10.67% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 529 727
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £640 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £446
% change year-on-year - +0.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +5.67%
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% +3.60%

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 20 August 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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 98 (88.29%) WAN
2 58 (52.25%) Cisco
3 49 (44.14%) Firewall
4 48 (43.24%) Windows
5 45 (40.54%) Finance
6 30 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (24.32%) ITIL
8 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
8 25 (22.52%) VPN
9 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (20.72%) Windows 7
11 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
11 22 (19.82%) MPLS
11 22 (19.82%) Migration
12 20 (18.02%) TCP/IP
12 20 (18.02%) DNS
13 18 (16.22%) Data Centre
13 18 (16.22%) Windows 10
14 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (15.32%) OSPF
14 17 (15.32%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (14.41%) Mac OS X
15 16 (14.41%) Apple
15 16 (14.41%) Change Management
15 16 (14.41%) iPhone
16 15 (13.51%) DHCP
16 15 (13.51%) Smartphone
16 15 (13.51%) VMware
16 15 (13.51%) Banking
17 14 (12.61%) Wireless

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 5 (4.50%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) RMDS
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.61%) Office 365
3 4 (3.60%) SaaS
4 3 (2.70%) IaaS
4 3 (2.70%) PaaS
5 2 (1.80%) GoToWebinar
6 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.90%) G Suite
6 1 (0.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 98 (88.29%) WAN
2 49 (44.14%) Firewall
3 25 (22.52%) VPN
4 22 (19.82%) MPLS
5 20 (18.02%) DNS
5 20 (18.02%) TCP/IP
6 17 (15.32%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (15.32%) OSPF
7 15 (13.51%) DHCP
8 14 (12.61%) Wireless
8 14 (12.61%) WLAN
9 13 (11.71%) Internet
10 12 (10.81%) BGP
11 11 (9.91%) Multicast
12 9 (8.11%) Ethernet
12 9 (8.11%) Network Security
13 8 (7.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (7.21%) Extranet
13 8 (7.21%) SAN
13 8 (7.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) DataStage
3 1 (0.90%) DB2
3 1 (0.90%) HBase
3 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
1 1 (0.90%) Mocha
1 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (40.54%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Banking
3 8 (7.21%) Financial Institution
4 6 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Law
6 3 (2.70%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.80%) Back Office
7 2 (1.80%) French Language
7 2 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.90%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Network Engineer
2 20 (18.02%) Desktop Support
3 17 (15.32%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) Architect
5 12 (10.81%) Network Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) IT Support
7 9 (8.11%) Mac Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Deskside Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Deskside Support
8 7 (6.31%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.41%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Middleware
2 2 (1.80%) HTML
2 2 (1.80%) LDAP
3 1 (0.90%) CSS
3 1 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.90%) React
3 1 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.90%) XML
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
3 1 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.41%) iPhone
3 15 (13.51%) Smartphone
4 13 (11.71%) iPad
5 7 (6.31%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.50%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.60%) Eurex
9 3 (2.70%) e-Health
9 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.70%) PMI
9 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.80%) Clustering
10 2 (1.80%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.80%) User Experience
10 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.24%) Windows
2 23 (20.72%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.22%) Windows 10
4 16 (14.41%) Mac OS X
5 13 (11.71%) Windows Server
6 10 (9.01%) Linux
6 10 (9.01%) Unix
7 5 (4.50%) Android
8 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.60%) Mac OS
8 4 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.80%) Solaris
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) HPUX
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) ITIL
2 22 (19.82%) Migration
3 16 (14.41%) Change Management
4 11 (9.91%) ITSM
5 10 (9.01%) Network Design
5 10 (9.01%) Network Management
5 10 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.21%) Project Management
6 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (6.31%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.31%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (5.41%) Decision-Making
8 6 (5.41%) DNA
9 5 (4.50%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.60%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.60%) Low Latency
10 4 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) Perl
3 4 (3.60%) Python
4 2 (1.80%) Java
4 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.80%) VBScript
5 1 (0.90%) Scala
5 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (12.61%) CCNP
3 11 (9.91%) CCIE
3 11 (9.91%) CCNA
4 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.50%) MCSA
5 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.60%) CISSP
6 4 (3.60%) MCSE
6 4 (3.60%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.60%) PMP
7 3 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (0.90%) CISA
8 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.90%) GIAC
8 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) FISMA
3 1 (0.90%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.61%) BitLocker
3 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.90%) Docker
7 1 (0.90%) KVM
7 1 (0.90%) NFS
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.90%) SRDF
7 1 (0.90%) vCloud
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.70%) WSUS
5 2 (1.80%) Ansible
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.80%) Puppet
5 2 (1.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.90%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.90%) Nagios
6 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.90%) QRadar
6 1 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.90%) Terraform
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (52.25%) Cisco
2 22 (19.82%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.41%) Apple
4 15 (13.51%) VMware
5 14 (12.61%) Citrix
6 13 (11.71%) F5
7 12 (10.81%) HP
8 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
8 11 (9.91%) Juniper
9 10 (9.01%) Adobe
10 9 (8.11%) Oracle
11 8 (7.21%) Palo Alto
12 7 (6.31%) Polycom
12 7 (6.31%) Reuters
13 6 (5.41%) McAfee
13 6 (5.41%) SolarWinds
14 5 (4.50%) Bloomberg
14 5 (4.50%) Blue Coat
15 4 (3.60%) Riverbed
16 3 (2.70%) NetScout