Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 8 March 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)
England > London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 180 199
Rank change year-on-year -74 +19 +20
Contract jobs citing LAN 172 395 605
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.45% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.24% 13.34% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 300 453
Median daily rate £425 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -8.13% -
10th Percentile £225 £156 £139
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 12
Median hourly rate - £44.76 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.24% +56.83%
England median hourly rate £23.63 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.13% -11.11% +29.50%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,862 2,962 4,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.32% 10.88% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,277 2,082 3,121
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 85 106
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.37 £14.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £49.50 £47.30
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.89% -7.62%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in London.

Daily rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in London.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. 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
Central London +23 35 £518 +47.86% 10
East London +11 5 £414 +22.59% 4
West London +5 4 £493 +67.02% 5
South London +31 2 £306 +104.17% 3
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 156 (90.70%) WAN
2 84 (48.84%) Cisco
3 66 (38.37%) Firewall
4 56 (32.56%) Microsoft
5 50 (29.07%) VMware
6 47 (27.33%) Azure
7 46 (26.74%) Windows
8 45 (26.16%) Finance
9 43 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (23.26%) Data Centre
12 37 (21.51%) AWS
12 37 (21.51%) VPN
13 34 (19.77%) Linux
13 34 (19.77%) Wireless
14 33 (19.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
16 27 (15.70%) Active Directory
16 27 (15.70%) Microsoft 365
17 25 (14.53%) CCIE
17 25 (14.53%) CCNP
18 23 (13.37%) DNS
18 23 (13.37%) Palo Alto
18 23 (13.37%) Windows Server
19 22 (12.79%) Citrix
19 22 (12.79%) OSPF
20 21 (12.21%) MPLS
20 21 (12.21%) ITIL
20 21 (12.21%) Multicast

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (7.56%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.91%) Confluence
3 5 (2.91%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.33%) CMS
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.33%) Azure
2 37 (21.51%) AWS
3 27 (15.70%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (12.21%) PaaS
5 17 (9.88%) IaaS
5 17 (9.88%) SaaS
6 14 (8.14%) GCP
7 9 (5.23%) GitHub
8 8 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.91%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.74%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.74%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.58%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.58%) Slack
12 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 156 (90.70%) WAN
2 66 (38.37%) Firewall
3 37 (21.51%) VPN
4 34 (19.77%) Wireless
5 33 (19.19%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
6 28 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (13.37%) DNS
8 22 (12.79%) OSPF
9 21 (12.21%) MPLS
9 21 (12.21%) Multicast
10 20 (11.63%) BGP
11 16 (9.30%) WLAN
12 15 (8.72%) Ethernet
12 15 (8.72%) Network Security
13 14 (8.14%) VoIP
14 13 (7.56%) DHCP
14 13 (7.56%) Unified Communications
15 12 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (6.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.23%) DB2
2 8 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.33%) HBase
3 4 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.74%) Power BI
5 2 (1.16%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.58%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) Ingres
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.58%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 8 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (4.07%) JIRA
3 6 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.33%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (2.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (26.16%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.23%) Banking
4 7 (4.07%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.33%) Billing
6 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Police
8 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (28.49%) Architect
2 34 (19.77%) Network Engineer
3 15 (8.72%) Analyst
3 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (8.72%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (5.81%) Network Architect
4 10 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.23%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.49%) Network Manager
8 6 (3.49%) Network Support
9 5 (2.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (2.91%) Administrator
9 5 (2.91%) Citrix Architect
9 5 (2.91%) Consultant
9 5 (2.91%) VMware Architect
9 5 (2.91%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (4.65%) JSON
3 6 (3.49%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.49%) REST
4 5 (2.91%) SOAP
5 4 (2.33%) Jinja
5 4 (2.33%) Middleware
5 4 (2.33%) WebRTC
5 4 (2.33%) YAML
6 3 (1.74%) .NET
6 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.16%) Velocity
7 2 (1.16%) Web Services
8 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.58%) Dojo
8 1 (0.58%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.58%) jQuery
8 1 (0.58%) Node.js
8 1 (0.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.14%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.40%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.81%) Private Cloud
5 9 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.23%) Tandem
6 8 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.49%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.33%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.33%) User Experience
9 3 (1.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.74%) iPad
9 3 (1.74%) iPhone
9 3 (1.74%) NHS
9 3 (1.74%) Robotics
10 2 (1.16%) Clustering
10 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.74%) Windows
2 34 (19.77%) Linux
3 23 (13.37%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.88%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.65%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.07%) Solaris
8 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.91%) Android
9 5 (2.91%) Unix
10 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.21%) ITIL
2 17 (9.88%) Load Balancing
3 16 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.30%) Migration
4 15 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.56%) Change Management
5 13 (7.56%) Network Design
5 13 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (6.98%) Benchmarking
6 12 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (6.98%) SIEM
6 12 (6.98%) TOGAF
7 11 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
7 11 (6.40%) DevOps
7 11 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (5.81%) Presales
8 10 (5.81%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (5.81%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.40%) Python
2 7 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.49%) C
4 5 (2.91%) Java
5 4 (2.33%) PHP
5 4 (2.33%) SQL
6 2 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (14.53%) CCIE
2 25 (14.53%) CCNP
3 17 (9.88%) CCNA
3 17 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.23%) MCSA
6 9 (5.23%) MCSE
7 8 (4.65%) Degree
7 8 (4.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (4.07%) CCDP
8 7 (4.07%) RHCA
9 6 (3.49%) CISSP
10 4 (2.33%) CCDA
11 3 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.74%) CCSP
11 3 (1.74%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.74%) CISM
11 3 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) NIST
2 6 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.91%) SLA
4 4 (2.33%) PMO
5 3 (1.74%) COBIT
6 2 (1.16%) GDPR
6 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.16%) QA
6 2 (1.16%) SEPA
7 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (15.70%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.30%) vSphere
4 15 (8.72%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.72%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (6.40%) Docker
6 10 (5.81%) KVM
7 8 (4.65%) VMware NSX
7 8 (4.65%) Xen
8 7 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.91%) NFS
10 4 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.33%) SRDF
11 3 (1.74%) ProxySG
12 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.58%) vCloud
13 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.40%) Ansible
3 9 (5.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (4.07%) Puppet
5 7 (4.07%) SCCM
6 6 (3.49%) Terraform
7 3 (1.74%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (1.74%) Nessus
7 3 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.16%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.16%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.16%) Salt
9 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (48.84%) Cisco
2 56 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 50 (29.07%) VMware
4 23 (13.37%) Palo Alto
5 22 (12.79%) Citrix
6 18 (10.47%) F5
7 16 (9.30%) Fortinet
7 16 (9.30%) Juniper
8 15 (8.72%) SolarWinds
9 13 (7.56%) CheckPoint
10 11 (6.40%) Aruba
11 10 (5.81%) EMC
11 10 (5.81%) IBM
12 9 (5.23%) HP
12 9 (5.23%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.65%) Dell
13 8 (4.65%) Oracle
14 7 (4.07%) Splunk
15 6 (3.49%) Apple
15 6 (3.49%) Polycom