Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 104 124
Rank change year-on-year -44 +20 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 41 21 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 1.02% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.59% 8.20% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 59
10th Percentile £197 £366 £204
25th Percentile £469 £395 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £538 £350
Median % change year-on-year -1.86% +53.57% -12.50%
75th Percentile £672 £609 £475
90th Percentile £836 £638 £530
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £360
% change year-on-year - +38.89% -8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £38.58 - -
25th Percentile £39.06 - -
Median hourly rate £41.25 - -
75th Percentile £43.56 - -
90th Percentile £44.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £41.25 - -

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 387 256 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.73% 12.39% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 206 400
10th Percentile £300 £238 £200
25th Percentile £451 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £552
90th Percentile £694 £634 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £435
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.94% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £18.60 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £41.69 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +12.20% +9.28%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022, 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 31 (75.61%) WAN
2 16 (39.02%) Cisco
3 15 (36.59%) Finance
4 12 (29.27%) Azure
5 11 (26.83%) Firewall
5 11 (26.83%) Windows
6 10 (24.39%) Migration
6 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
7 8 (19.51%) SQL
7 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
7 8 (19.51%) Wireless
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
9 6 (14.63%) VPN
9 6 (14.63%) Fintech
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
10 5 (12.20%) DevOps
10 5 (12.20%) Thought Leadership
10 5 (12.20%) Business Case
10 5 (12.20%) SD-WAN
10 5 (12.20%) Social Skills
10 5 (12.20%) DHCP
10 5 (12.20%) WLAN
10 5 (12.20%) Linux
10 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) VLAN
11 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
11 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.76%) Network Design

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 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Azure
2 4 (9.76%) AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Monitor
3 3 (7.32%) Azure Pipelines
3 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.44%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) WAN
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
3 8 (19.51%) Wireless
4 6 (14.63%) VPN
5 5 (12.20%) DHCP
5 5 (12.20%) SD-WAN
5 5 (12.20%) VLAN
5 5 (12.20%) WLAN
6 4 (9.76%) DNS
7 3 (7.32%) HTTP
7 3 (7.32%) IGMP
7 3 (7.32%) IPsec
7 3 (7.32%) Multicast
7 3 (7.32%) Network Security
7 3 (7.32%) VoIP
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (4.88%) NAS
8 2 (4.88%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) BigQuery
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (7.32%) International Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Azure Blueprints
1 3 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.32%) Derivative
3 3 (7.32%) DTCC
3 3 (7.32%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.44%) Eurex
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Unix
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Fintech
3 5 (12.20%) Business Case
3 5 (12.20%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) Thought Leadership
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
4 4 (9.76%) Network Design
4 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.32%) Cloud Operations
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C++
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Perl
2 3 (7.32%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) CCNP
2 4 (9.76%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) COBIT
2 2 (4.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 22301
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Terraform
3 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) vRealize
3 2 (4.88%) VxRail
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) Meraki
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Dell
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) Juniper
4 3 (7.32%) SunGard
5 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.44%) Aruba
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) Reuters
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow