Period
to 18 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 164 134
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 119 82 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 1.20% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 11.50% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 57 89
City of London median daily rate £415 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -21.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £123 £199 £311
90th Percentile £597 £606 £588
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £458
% change year-on-year +6.67% -18.03% +14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +31.82% +33.33%
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +33.69% -10.95% +42.37%

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 802 713 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.44% 10.40% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 558 747
City of London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £164 £212 £287
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +5.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.91 £11.50
90th Percentile £28.50 £29.56 £24.17
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -10.53% +5.67%

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 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018, 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.

1 111 (93.28%) WAN
2 57 (47.90%) Cisco
3 50 (42.02%) Windows
4 47 (39.50%) Firewall
5 46 (38.66%) Finance
6 39 (32.77%) ITIL
7 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
7 33 (27.73%) Windows 7
8 32 (26.89%) VPN
9 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
9 29 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
11 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
12 25 (21.01%) DNS
12 25 (21.01%) Change Management
12 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
13 23 (19.33%) MPLS
14 22 (18.49%) Mac OS X
14 22 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (17.65%) SCCM
15 21 (17.65%) BitLocker
15 21 (17.65%) DHCP
16 20 (16.81%) Smartphone
16 20 (16.81%) F5
17 19 (15.97%) Wireless
17 19 (15.97%) Migration
17 19 (15.97%) OSPF
18 17 (14.29%) BGP
18 17 (14.29%) Adobe
18 17 (14.29%) ITSM

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 6 (5.04%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.36%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.84%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (9.24%) Office 365
4 6 (5.04%) IaaS
5 5 (4.20%) PaaS
5 5 (4.20%) SaaS
6 3 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.68%) GitHub
8 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.84%) G Suite
8 1 (0.84%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 111 (93.28%) WAN
2 47 (39.50%) Firewall
3 32 (26.89%) VPN
4 26 (21.85%) TCP/IP
5 25 (21.01%) DNS
6 23 (19.33%) MPLS
7 21 (17.65%) DHCP
8 19 (15.97%) OSPF
8 19 (15.97%) Wireless
9 17 (14.29%) BGP
10 16 (13.45%) WLAN
11 15 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (10.92%) Network Security
13 12 (10.08%) Ethernet
14 11 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (7.56%) VoIP
16 8 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (6.72%) IPsec
16 8 (6.72%) SAN
17 7 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
1 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.84%) DataStage
3 1 (0.84%) DB2
3 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Mocha
3 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (38.66%) Finance
2 8 (6.72%) Banking
2 8 (6.72%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.04%) Spanish Language
5 5 (4.20%) Legal
6 4 (3.36%) Law
7 3 (2.52%) Back Office
8 2 (1.68%) French Language
8 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Games
9 1 (0.84%) International Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Marketing
9 1 (0.84%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 26 (21.85%) Desktop Support
3 25 (21.01%) Support Engineer
4 16 (13.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (12.61%) Architect
6 13 (10.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (10.08%) Analyst
7 12 (10.08%) IT Support
7 12 (10.08%) Network Architect
8 10 (8.40%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.72%) IT Analyst
9 8 (6.72%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (5.04%) Mac Engineer
11 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
12 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
13 4 (3.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Middleware
2 3 (2.52%) .NET
2 3 (2.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.52%) XMPP
3 2 (1.68%) LDAP
3 2 (1.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.84%) CSS
4 1 (0.84%) HTML
4 1 (0.84%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.84%) OAuth
4 1 (0.84%) OpenID
4 1 (0.84%) React
4 1 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.84%) SAML
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.81%) Smartphone
3 12 (10.08%) iPhone
4 11 (9.24%) iPad
5 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.20%) PMI
7 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.52%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.52%) User Experience
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.68%) PKI
8 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 50 (42.02%) Windows
2 33 (27.73%) Windows 7
3 22 (18.49%) Mac OS X
4 17 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.45%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.72%) Unix
7 7 (5.88%) Linux
8 5 (4.20%) Mac OS
8 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.36%) Android
9 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.84%) HPUX
10 1 (0.84%) Solaris
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) ITIL
2 25 (21.01%) Change Management
3 19 (15.97%) Migration
4 17 (14.29%) ITSM
5 10 (8.40%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.40%) Network Design
5 10 (8.40%) Network Management
5 10 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (8.40%) Project Management
6 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (6.72%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (5.88%) Information Security
8 7 (5.88%) Network Architecture
8 7 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.04%) DNA
9 6 (5.04%) Investment Management
9 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (4.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.20%) Python
3 4 (3.36%) Perl
3 4 (3.36%) SQL
4 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.84%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) PHP
5 1 (0.84%) Scala
5 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (13.45%) CCNP
3 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.40%) CCNA
5 8 (6.72%) MCSE
6 6 (5.04%) CCIE
6 6 (5.04%) MCSA
6 6 (5.04%) PMI Certification
6 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.36%) Degree
7 4 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.36%) PMP
8 3 (2.52%) CISSP
9 2 (1.68%) GIAC
9 2 (1.68%) MCP
10 1 (0.84%) CISA
10 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.84%) CWNA
10 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.84%) FISMA
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.65%) BitLocker
3 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.04%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.84%) Docker
7 1 (0.84%) vCloud
7 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.20%) Ansible
3 5 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.52%) Nagios
4 3 (2.52%) SCOM
4 3 (2.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.68%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.68%) Puppet
5 2 (1.68%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (47.90%) Cisco
2 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.81%) F5
4 17 (14.29%) Adobe
5 16 (13.45%) HP
6 15 (12.61%) Juniper
7 14 (11.76%) VMware
8 13 (10.92%) Citrix
9 12 (10.08%) Apple
9 12 (10.08%) SolarWinds
10 11 (9.24%) CheckPoint
11 9 (7.56%) Meraki
12 8 (6.72%) Oracle
13 7 (5.88%) Blue Coat
13 7 (5.88%) Palo Alto
13 7 (5.88%) Polycom
13 7 (5.88%) Riverbed
14 6 (5.04%) McAfee
15 5 (4.20%) Bloomberg
15 5 (4.20%) Fortinet