Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 160 153
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 106 97 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 1.37% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 10.87% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 68 51
City of London median daily rate £406 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -5.45% -8.44%
10th Percentile £142 £123 £140
90th Percentile £584 £573 £625
Central London median daily rate £406 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +2.85% -1.25% -11.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.10 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -30.20% -5.77%
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.10 £18.85
% change year-on-year -18.13% -9.28% -11.67%

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 725 892 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.90% 12.60% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 699 516
City of London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.21%
10th Percentile £209 £212 £181
90th Percentile £663 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 22
City of London median hourly rate £33.75 £18.70 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.48% -6.86% +2.96%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.35 £13.32
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +79.05% -0.79% -5.00%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 - 1 £300 -
LAN
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 99 (93.40%) WAN
2 47 (44.34%) Cisco
3 40 (37.74%) Windows
4 38 (35.85%) Finance
5 34 (32.08%) Active Directory
6 31 (29.25%) Firewall
7 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
8 25 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (23.58%) Wireless
9 24 (22.64%) ITIL
10 23 (21.70%) VPN
10 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
10 23 (21.70%) Office 365
10 23 (21.70%) Data Centre
11 22 (20.75%) Windows 10
12 20 (18.87%) OSPF
13 19 (17.92%) DNS
13 19 (17.92%) Migration
13 19 (17.92%) Windows 7
14 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (16.98%) BGP
14 18 (16.98%) Internet
14 18 (16.98%) Project Management
15 17 (16.04%) CheckPoint
15 17 (16.04%) WLAN
16 15 (14.15%) Citrix
16 15 (14.15%) Network Design
16 15 (14.15%) F5
17 14 (13.21%) CCIE
17 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office

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 8 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) SAS
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Global One
1 1 (0.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Office 365
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.83%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Flow
6 2 (1.89%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) G Suite
7 1 (0.94%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.94%) IaaS
7 1 (0.94%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 99 (93.40%) WAN
2 31 (29.25%) Firewall
3 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
4 25 (23.58%) Wireless
5 23 (21.70%) VPN
6 20 (18.87%) OSPF
7 19 (17.92%) DNS
8 18 (16.98%) BGP
8 18 (16.98%) Internet
9 17 (16.04%) WLAN
10 13 (12.26%) DHCP
10 13 (12.26%) MPLS
11 11 (10.38%) VoIP
12 10 (9.43%) Ethernet
13 8 (7.55%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (7.55%) SAN
13 8 (7.55%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (7.55%) Unified Communications
14 7 (6.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.94%) OLAP
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Power BI
3 1 (0.94%) QlikView
3 1 (0.94%) RavenDB
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (35.85%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Financial Institution
3 10 (9.43%) Banking
4 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.72%) Retail
7 4 (3.77%) Law
7 4 (3.77%) Legal
8 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.89%) Back Office
10 1 (0.94%) Front Office
10 1 (0.94%) Local Government
10 1 (0.94%) Marketing
10 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) Desktop Support
4 11 (10.38%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) IT Support
5 10 (9.43%) LAN Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.60%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Windows Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.83%) YAML
2 2 (1.89%) LDAP
2 2 (1.89%) Middleware
2 2 (1.89%) REST
2 2 (1.89%) SOAP
3 1 (0.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.94%) JSON
3 1 (0.94%) VML
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.70%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.26%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.55%) iPhone
4 7 (6.60%) Hedge funds
4 7 (6.60%) iPad
5 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.72%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.77%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.77%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.77%) PMI
7 4 (3.77%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.77%) Tandem
7 4 (3.77%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.83%) Equities
9 2 (1.89%) BYOD
9 2 (1.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows
2 22 (20.75%) Windows 10
3 19 (17.92%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.26%) Linux
5 11 (10.38%) Android
6 10 (9.43%) Unix
6 10 (9.43%) Windows Server
7 8 (7.55%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.77%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) ITIL
2 19 (17.92%) Migration
3 18 (16.98%) Project Management
4 15 (14.15%) Network Design
5 13 (12.26%) Network Management
6 12 (11.32%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.55%) Service Management
8 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.60%) Change Management
10 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (5.66%) ITSM
11 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.72%) B2B
11 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
11 5 (4.72%) High Availability
11 5 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) Python
2 6 (5.66%) SQL
3 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.77%) Perl
5 2 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.94%) Java
6 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (13.21%) CCIE
3 11 (10.38%) CCNP
4 10 (9.43%) Degree
5 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.55%) PMI Certification
6 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.66%) CCNA
7 6 (5.66%) PMP
8 5 (4.72%) MCSE
8 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.83%) BC Cleared
10 3 (2.83%) CCDA
10 3 (2.83%) CCDP
10 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.83%) MCSA
11 2 (1.89%) MCP
12 1 (0.94%) CISSP
12 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) MiFID
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) PMO
4 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.83%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.94%) Docker
6 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) Ansible
2 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.83%) Iperf
3 3 (2.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.94%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) Cisco
2 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.04%) CheckPoint
4 15 (14.15%) Citrix
4 15 (14.15%) F5
5 11 (10.38%) VMware
6 8 (7.55%) Apple
7 7 (6.60%) Palo Alto
8 6 (5.66%) Juniper
9 5 (4.72%) HP
10 4 (3.77%) Avaya
10 4 (3.77%) Reuters
10 4 (3.77%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.77%) Symantec
11 3 (2.83%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.83%) Google
11 3 (2.83%) Meraki
11 3 (2.83%) Polycom