Period
to 18 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 130 131
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 +41
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 29 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.26% 0.88% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.87% 9.15% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 90
10th Percentile £407 £176 £135
25th Percentile £475 £211 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £245 £400
Median % change year-on-year +114.29% -38.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £588 £355 £495
90th Percentile £600 £482 £575
Central London median daily rate £525 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +61.54% -18.75% +6.67%

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 272 317 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.80% 9.66% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 229 554
10th Percentile £327 £207 £204
25th Percentile £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £663 £659
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £483
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.74% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 16
10th Percentile £11.98 £14.85 £18.42
25th Percentile £12.69 £22.46 £19.11
Median hourly rate £14.75 £37.13 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -60.27% +16.93% +69.79%
75th Percentile £17.19 £48.25 £38.78
90th Percentile £18.13 £53.88 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £36.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -56.85% +62.22% +20.32%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021, 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 34 (97.14%) WAN
2 25 (71.43%) Firewall
3 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco
4 13 (37.14%) Citrix
4 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (31.43%) Resource Management
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Internet
5 11 (31.43%) Wireless
6 10 (28.57%) DNS
6 10 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
7 9 (25.71%) Tandem
7 9 (25.71%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
7 9 (25.71%) VPN
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
7 9 (25.71%) Unified Communications
7 9 (25.71%) Sonus
7 9 (25.71%) Skype
7 9 (25.71%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (25.71%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (25.71%) Self-Motivation

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 9 (25.71%) Skype for Business
2 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (14.29%) Azure
3 2 (5.71%) AWS
3 2 (5.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 34 (97.14%) WAN
2 25 (71.43%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) Internet
3 11 (31.43%) Wireless
4 10 (28.57%) DNS
5 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
5 9 (25.71%) Skype
5 9 (25.71%) Unified Communications
5 9 (25.71%) VPN
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.29%) SD-WAN
7 4 (11.43%) ADSL
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (11.43%) DMZ
7 4 (11.43%) Network Security
7 4 (11.43%) WebEx
8 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP
9 2 (5.71%) MPLS
9 2 (5.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Presentation Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Social Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Police
5 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Citrix Architect
5 5 (14.29%) VMware Architect
5 5 (14.29%) WebSphere Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Payments Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Payments Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (25.71%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (25.71%) Tandem
4 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (5.71%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Resource Management
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
3 9 (25.71%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (25.71%) Collaborative Working
3 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (14.29%) Strategic Roadmap
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (14.29%) RHCA
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) MOS
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SEPA
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.71%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (22.86%) vSphere
4 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Docker
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Sonus
5 7 (20.00%) IBM
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (17.14%) Fortinet
7 5 (14.29%) Juniper
7 5 (14.29%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.71%) F5
8 2 (5.71%) Meraki
9 1 (2.86%) Apple
9 1 (2.86%) Arista
9 1 (2.86%) Aruba
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) CommVault
9 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.86%) Splunk