Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 137 149
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 104 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 1.60% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 14.59% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 75 76
Median daily rate £500 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +5.77% -2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £153 £123
90th Percentile £575 £588 £591
Central London median daily rate £400 £415 £395
% change year-on-year -3.61% +5.06% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.13% -36.61%
Central London median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - -25.13% -21.59%

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 246 713 875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.77% 10.96% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 531 684
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £208 £205
90th Percentile £638 £663 £634
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.11% +67.11% -10.19%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.88 £14.45
90th Percentile £49.35 £44.80 £34.35
Median hourly rate £36.25 £31.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.17% +62.82% -7.82%

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 5 August 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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) CCNP
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) Remedy
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) CCIE
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (15.38%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) TrustSec
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
6 2 (15.38%) Xerox
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) QA

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.69%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) VLAN
3 3 (23.08%) BGP
3 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) SSH
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (7.69%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (7.69%) PMI
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) DNA
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Lisp
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (15.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Remedy
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Xerox
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds