Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 144 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 84 111 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.20% 1.67% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 11.56% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 130
City of London median daily rate £369 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £185 £233 £215
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £369 £450 £405
% change year-on-year -18.06% +11.11% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £29.00 £55.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +233.33% -22.25%
10th Percentile £26.50 £55.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £26.65
Central London median hourly rate £23.85 £55.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -56.64% +272.88% -30.50%

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 743 960 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.58% 14.43% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 734 847
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.52%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £13.81
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £31.65
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.75% +8.57% -10.26%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 70 (83.33%) WAN
2 34 (40.48%) Windows
3 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
4 29 (34.52%) Cisco
5 28 (33.33%) Firewall
6 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 26 (30.95%) Finance
8 22 (26.19%) Data Centre
9 20 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 20 (23.81%) VPN
10 17 (20.24%) Citrix
10 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
10 17 (20.24%) Wireless
11 16 (19.05%) Banking
11 16 (19.05%) ITIL
12 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (17.86%) VMware
12 15 (17.86%) Network Security
13 14 (16.67%) SQL
13 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (13.10%) Palo Alto
17 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (11.90%) Migration
18 9 (10.71%) Project Management
19 8 (9.52%) MPLS

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Eikon
1 1 (1.19%) RMDS
1 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.33%) Office 365
3 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.95%) SaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.76%) IaaS
4 4 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (83.33%) WAN
2 28 (33.33%) Firewall
3 20 (23.81%) VPN
4 17 (20.24%) Wireless
5 15 (17.86%) Network Security
5 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.52%) MPLS
8 7 (8.33%) BGP
8 7 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (8.33%) Internet
9 6 (7.14%) IPsec
9 6 (7.14%) NAS
9 6 (7.14%) SSL
9 6 (7.14%) VLAN
9 6 (7.14%) VoIP
10 5 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (5.95%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (5.95%) OSPF
10 5 (5.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.19%) Power BI
2 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Legal
3 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.33%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) French Language
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
5 2 (2.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.62%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.33%) Architect
6 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (8.33%) IT Support
7 6 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) .NET
1 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.38%) Web Services
1 2 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (1.19%) Ajax
2 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) React
2 1 (1.19%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) SOAP
2 1 (1.19%) Spring
2 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.19%) VML
2 1 (1.19%) WCF
2 1 (1.19%) XHTML
2 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) BYOD
2 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.14%) iPhone
3 6 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.95%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.95%) iPad
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 20 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.14%) Linux
6 4 (4.76%) Unix
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.38%) Android
8 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) ITIL
2 10 (11.90%) Migration
3 9 (10.71%) Project Management
4 7 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (8.33%) Document Management
4 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.95%) DevOps
6 5 (5.95%) Network Management
6 5 (5.95%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.76%) Change Management
7 4 (4.76%) Network Design
7 4 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (4.76%) People Management
7 4 (4.76%) Server Hardening
7 4 (4.76%) Statistics
7 4 (4.76%) Supplier Management
8 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.57%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) C
3 4 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (2.38%) Perl
4 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) Groovy
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) Scala
5 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.33%) CCNP
3 5 (5.95%) CCNA
4 4 (4.76%) MCSE
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.57%) CCIE
5 3 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (2.38%) CCDA
6 2 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (2.38%) CWNA
7 1 (1.19%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.19%) APMP
7 1 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) MCSA
7 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.19%) PMP
7 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.52%) vSphere
4 7 (8.33%) XenApp
5 5 (5.95%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.76%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.57%) Docker
8 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.19%) LXC
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.19%) vCloud
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) PowerCLI
2 4 (4.76%) vRealize
3 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.38%) OPNET
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.19%) Grafana
4 1 (1.19%) Kibana
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
4 1 (1.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.19%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) Cisco
2 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
3 17 (20.24%) Citrix
4 15 (17.86%) VMware
5 11 (13.10%) Palo Alto
6 6 (7.14%) Veeam
7 5 (5.95%) Aruba
7 5 (5.95%) Dell
7 5 (5.95%) NetApp
7 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
7 5 (5.95%) ServiceNow
7 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.76%) CommVault
8 4 (4.76%) EMC
8 4 (4.76%) NICE Systems
8 4 (4.76%) Red Box
9 3 (3.57%) Avaya
9 3 (3.57%) Meraki
9 3 (3.57%) Oracle