Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 185 130
Rank change year-on-year +66 -55 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 131 69 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.94% 0.97% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 8.90% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 52 56
City of London median daily rate £388 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -10.94% -5.88%
10th Percentile £132 £187 £249
90th Percentile £550 £549 £631
Central London median daily rate £370 £356 £401
% change year-on-year +3.86% -11.21% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 - £55.00

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 752 775 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.13% 10.90% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 614 549
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £171 £233 £233
90th Percentile £650 £616 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 20
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -4.34% -22.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.64
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.07 £16.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.28% -14.87% -15.51%

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 March 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

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 118 (90.08%) WAN
2 58 (44.27%) Cisco
2 58 (44.27%) Windows
3 55 (41.98%) Active Directory
4 42 (32.06%) Firewall
5 36 (27.48%) Microsoft Office
6 35 (26.72%) ITIL
6 35 (26.72%) Microsoft
7 34 (25.95%) Finance
8 33 (25.19%) Wireless
9 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
9 31 (23.66%) VPN
10 29 (22.14%) Windows 7
11 28 (21.37%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (19.85%) DNS
12 26 (19.85%) Change Management
13 24 (18.32%) OSPF
13 24 (18.32%) SCCM
14 21 (16.03%) BGP
14 21 (16.03%) CheckPoint
14 21 (16.03%) WLAN
14 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
15 20 (15.27%) F5
15 20 (15.27%) CCNP
16 19 (14.50%) HP
16 19 (14.50%) Office 365
16 19 (14.50%) Windows 10
17 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (13.74%) DHCP
17 18 (13.74%) VMware

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 14 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) JBoss
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (27.48%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.50%) Office 365
2 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.58%) IaaS
4 4 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.29%) GoToWebinar
5 3 (2.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (90.08%) WAN
2 42 (32.06%) Firewall
3 33 (25.19%) Wireless
4 31 (23.66%) TCP/IP
4 31 (23.66%) VPN
5 26 (19.85%) DNS
6 24 (18.32%) OSPF
7 21 (16.03%) BGP
7 21 (16.03%) WLAN
8 18 (13.74%) DHCP
9 15 (11.45%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (11.45%) Internet
9 15 (11.45%) Network Security
10 14 (10.69%) MPLS
11 13 (9.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (8.40%) VoIP
13 10 (7.63%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (7.63%) Unified Communications
14 8 (6.11%) Ethernet
14 8 (6.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.76%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (25.95%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Banking
3 6 (4.58%) Law
3 6 (4.58%) Retail
3 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.82%) Legal
4 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Network Engineer
2 27 (20.61%) Support Engineer
3 22 (16.79%) Desktop Support
4 18 (13.74%) Analyst
4 18 (13.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 18 (13.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 13 (9.92%) IT Support
6 11 (8.40%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.63%) Security Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Architect
9 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.34%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) LAN Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) LDAP
1 3 (2.29%) Web Services
1 3 (2.29%) YAML
2 2 (1.53%) .NET
2 2 (1.53%) Middleware
2 2 (1.53%) REST
2 2 (1.53%) SOAP
3 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.76%) JSON
3 1 (0.76%) OAuth
3 1 (0.76%) OpenID
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
3 1 (0.76%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.21%) Smartphone
3 9 (6.87%) iPhone
4 8 (6.11%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (3.82%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.82%) iPad
5 5 (3.82%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.05%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.29%) Clustering
7 3 (2.29%) Equities
7 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.29%) PMI
8 2 (1.53%) BYOD
8 2 (1.53%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.27%) Windows
2 29 (22.14%) Windows 7
3 19 (14.50%) Windows 10
4 15 (11.45%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.16%) Mac OS X
6 9 (6.87%) Android
6 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.58%) Linux
8 6 (4.58%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.58%) Unix
8 6 (4.58%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.72%) ITIL
2 26 (19.85%) Change Management
3 15 (11.45%) ITSM
3 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.92%) Migration
4 13 (9.92%) Project Management
5 9 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (6.87%) Network Design
6 8 (6.11%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.34%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (4.58%) High Availability
8 6 (4.58%) Information Security
8 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.05%) CRM
10 4 (3.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.92%) Python
2 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.58%) Perl
4 5 (3.82%) SQL
5 2 (1.53%) C
5 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) R
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.27%) CCNP
3 10 (7.63%) CCNA
4 8 (6.11%) CCIE
5 7 (5.34%) Degree
6 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.05%) PMP
7 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.29%) Avaya Certification
8 3 (2.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.53%) CCDA
9 2 (1.53%) CCDP
9 2 (1.53%) CEH
9 2 (1.53%) CISSP
9 2 (1.53%) ISSMP
9 2 (1.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.53%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (41.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) BitLocker
3 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.82%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (3.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.29%) Firmware
6 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.29%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.76%) vSphere
8 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (18.32%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) Ansible
2 6 (4.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.05%) Nagios
4 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Puppet
5 2 (1.53%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.53%) SCOM
5 2 (1.53%) Terraform
5 2 (1.53%) vMotion
6 1 (0.76%) CASB
6 1 (0.76%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.76%) Istio
6 1 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 58 (44.27%) Cisco
2 35 (26.72%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.03%) CheckPoint
4 20 (15.27%) F5
5 19 (14.50%) HP
6 18 (13.74%) VMware
7 13 (9.92%) Adobe
7 13 (9.92%) Citrix
8 10 (7.63%) Juniper
8 10 (7.63%) Meraki
9 9 (6.87%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.11%) Apple
10 8 (6.11%) Avaya
10 8 (6.11%) Palo Alto
10 8 (6.11%) Symantec
11 7 (5.34%) Riverbed
12 5 (3.82%) Aruba
12 5 (3.82%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.05%) Forcepoint
13 4 (3.05%) Google