Period
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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 28 June 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)
England > London
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 292 289 238
Rank change year-on-year -3 -51 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 352 227 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.85% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 9.21% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 152 122
10th Percentile £210 £207 £163
25th Percentile £400 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £423 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.43% +12.67% -11.76%
75th Percentile £625 £538 £459
90th Percentile £725 £668 £540
England median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
10th Percentile £29.81 £28.40 £43.37
25th Percentile £39.06 £32.00 £45.22
Median hourly rate £44.00 £38.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -22.05% +62.50%
75th Percentile £48.06 £44.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £58.04 £47.60 -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -23.08% +50.00% +5.41%

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 3,799 2,466 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.71% 9.19% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 1,698 1,290
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
25th Percentile £450 £395 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £656 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 22 50
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.23 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.34 £20.69
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year -24.66% -12.05% +93.02%
75th Percentile £46.00 £52.31 £48.52
90th Percentile £67.50 £75.70 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.50 £23.81 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.89% +13.39% +3.70%

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 28 June 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -28 48 £540 +2.86% 25
South London -14 8 £205 - 2
West London -13 6 £275 -6.78% 13
North London - 4 £185 -
East London -10 3 £313 -24.47% 7
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 283 (80.40%) WAN
2 165 (46.88%) Cisco
3 163 (46.31%) Firewall
4 104 (29.55%) Windows
5 101 (28.69%) Wireless
6 84 (23.86%) Microsoft
7 82 (23.30%) Data Centre
8 79 (22.44%) Azure
9 78 (22.16%) VPN
10 72 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
11 69 (19.60%) Juniper
12 66 (18.75%) ITIL
13 65 (18.47%) Active Directory
13 65 (18.47%) Microsoft 365
14 64 (18.18%) Finance
15 63 (17.90%) VMware
15 63 (17.90%) TCP/IP
16 62 (17.61%) Social Skills
17 53 (15.06%) BGP
17 53 (15.06%) OSPF
18 52 (14.77%) Citrix
18 52 (14.77%) Security Cleared
18 52 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (14.49%) CCNP
20 50 (14.20%) Wi-Fi
20 50 (14.20%) SD-WAN
21 49 (13.92%) MPLS
21 49 (13.92%) WLAN
22 48 (13.64%) Network Security
23 46 (13.07%) VLAN

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 24 (6.82%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.56%) Confluence
5 6 (1.70%) IIS
6 5 (1.42%) Apache
6 5 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
1 3 (0.85%) RMDS
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
2 1 (0.28%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (22.44%) Azure
2 65 (18.47%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (5.68%) AWS
3 20 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (5.11%) SaaS
5 14 (3.98%) PaaS
6 11 (3.13%) IaaS
6 11 (3.13%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.99%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (1.70%) GCP
8 6 (1.70%) Google Workspace
9 5 (1.42%) Azure Monitor
9 5 (1.42%) GitHub
10 3 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.85%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.57%) Azure Pipelines
12 1 (0.28%) Azure Key Vault
12 1 (0.28%) Azure Logic Apps
12 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 283 (80.40%) WAN
2 163 (46.31%) Firewall
3 101 (28.69%) Wireless
4 78 (22.16%) VPN
5 63 (17.90%) TCP/IP
6 53 (15.06%) BGP
6 53 (15.06%) OSPF
7 50 (14.20%) SD-WAN
7 50 (14.20%) Wi-Fi
8 49 (13.92%) MPLS
8 49 (13.92%) WLAN
9 48 (13.64%) Network Security
10 46 (13.07%) VLAN
11 45 (12.78%) Internet
12 39 (11.08%) DNS
13 35 (9.94%) DHCP
14 28 (7.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (7.95%) VoIP
15 26 (7.39%) Ethernet
16 25 (7.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.68%) DB2
2 17 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.70%) MySQL
4 5 (1.42%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.84%) SonarQube
2 9 (2.56%) JIRA
3 8 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket Server
4 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (18.18%) Finance
2 62 (17.61%) Social Skills
3 22 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.68%) Banking
5 19 (5.40%) Telecoms
6 15 (4.26%) Public Sector
7 12 (3.41%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.27%) Retail
9 7 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
9 7 (1.99%) Local Government
9 7 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.42%) Legal
12 3 (0.85%) Law
13 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.28%) Back Office
14 1 (0.28%) Electronics
14 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (30.11%) Network Engineer
2 57 (16.19%) Architect
3 31 (8.81%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 24 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (6.25%) Analyst
8 20 (5.68%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 19 (5.40%) Network Architect
10 16 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
10 16 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.26%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
12 14 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.69%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 12 (3.41%) IT Engineer
15 11 (3.13%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.40%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.27%) JSON
3 8 (2.27%) XMPP
4 6 (1.70%) HTML
4 6 (1.70%) XML
5 5 (1.42%) REST
5 5 (1.42%) SOAP
5 5 (1.42%) XSLT
6 4 (1.14%) SAML
7 3 (0.85%) ARM Templates
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Blueprints
7 3 (0.85%) OAuth
7 3 (0.85%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.85%) OpenID
8 2 (0.57%) YAML
9 1 (0.28%) CSS
9 1 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 82 (23.30%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.53%) Public Cloud
3 14 (3.98%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.69%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.13%) NHS
5 11 (3.13%) User Experience
6 8 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.99%) Fibre Optics
7 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.42%) PKI
9 4 (1.14%) Clustering
9 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.85%) BYOD
10 3 (0.85%) CSOC
10 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.85%) Housing Association
10 3 (0.85%) IoT
10 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 104 (29.55%) Windows
2 44 (12.50%) Linux
3 32 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 29 (8.24%) Windows 10
5 20 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.26%) Unix
7 12 (3.41%) Mac OS
7 12 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.13%) Android
9 10 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.14%) VMS
14 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.75%) ITIL
2 37 (10.51%) Service Management
3 34 (9.66%) Migration
4 31 (8.81%) Load Balancing
5 26 (7.39%) Change Management
6 24 (6.82%) Network Design
7 23 (6.53%) Project Delivery
8 22 (6.25%) Agile
8 22 (6.25%) DevOps
8 22 (6.25%) Network Management
8 22 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (6.25%) Project Management
9 17 (4.83%) Computer Science
9 17 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (4.83%) TOGAF
10 16 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.26%) Network Architecture
11 15 (4.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 16 (4.55%) Python
2 14 (3.98%) C
2 14 (3.98%) SQL
3 12 (3.41%) Bash
3 12 (3.41%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.99%) Java
5 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.42%) Bicep
6 5 (1.42%) VB
6 5 (1.42%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Search Processing Language
7 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (14.77%) Security Cleared
3 51 (14.49%) CCNP
4 45 (12.78%) SC Cleared
5 30 (8.52%) CCNA
6 29 (8.24%) CCIE
7 25 (7.10%) Degree
8 16 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 13 (3.69%) RHCA
10 10 (2.84%) Master's Degree
11 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.99%) CCDP
12 7 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.14%) MCP
14 4 (1.14%) MCSE
15 3 (0.85%) CCSE
15 3 (0.85%) CCVP
15 3 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.40%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.57%) GDPR
3 2 (0.57%) WCAG
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 65 (18.47%) Active Directory
2 52 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.67%) vSphere
4 23 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.11%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.70%) vCloud
7 5 (1.42%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.85%) Docker
9 2 (0.57%) NFS
9 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 22 (6.25%) SCCM
3 15 (4.26%) FortiGate
4 13 (3.69%) Ansible
4 13 (3.69%) Terraform
5 8 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.99%) SCOM
7 6 (1.70%) Grafana
7 6 (1.70%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.14%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.14%) SCSM
8 4 (1.14%) TrustSec
8 4 (1.14%) WSUS
8 4 (1.14%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.57%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 165 (46.88%) Cisco
2 84 (23.86%) Microsoft
3 69 (19.60%) Juniper
4 63 (17.90%) VMware
5 52 (14.77%) Citrix
6 46 (13.07%) Aruba
7 41 (11.65%) HP
8 35 (9.94%) Palo Alto
9 28 (7.95%) Oracle
10 27 (7.67%) CheckPoint
10 27 (7.67%) Meraki
11 26 (7.39%) Fortinet
12 21 (5.97%) F5
12 21 (5.97%) Red Hat
13 20 (5.68%) IBM
14 15 (4.26%) Zscaler
15 13 (3.69%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.84%) Arista
16 10 (2.84%) Google
17 8 (2.27%) Apple