Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 307 217 216
Rank change year-on-year -90 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 283 145 459
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.80% 1.05% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 9.40% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 112 322
10th Percentile £175 £206 £170
25th Percentile £255 £334 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £575 £516 £517
90th Percentile £688 £586 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 15
10th Percentile £20.00 " £15.88
25th Percentile £23.50 " £20.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £32.75
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -54.20% +31.00%
75th Percentile £36.71 " £50.00
90th Percentile £46.28 " £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.33 £19.91
% change year-on-year -1.30% +27.21% +1.12%

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 3,388 1,543 3,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.53% 11.19% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,321 1,049 2,694
10th Percentile £281 £263 £200
25th Percentile £410 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 20 98
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.80 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.19 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.25 £27.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.82% +29.07% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £45.19 £47.38
90th Percentile £53.45 £58.30 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%

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 18 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 -47 41 £525 +5.00% 26
West London -1 17 £295 -20.49% 13
South London +17 16 £263 +5.00% 2
East London -7 4 £465 -2.11% 6
North London 0 2 £450 -20.00% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 205 (72.44%) WAN
2 112 (39.58%) Cisco
3 104 (36.75%) Windows
4 89 (31.45%) Firewall
5 79 (27.92%) Microsoft
6 75 (26.50%) Active Directory
6 75 (26.50%) Microsoft 365
7 60 (21.20%) Data Centre
8 58 (20.49%) Azure
9 57 (20.14%) Finance
10 54 (19.08%) VMware
10 54 (19.08%) TCP/IP
11 50 (17.67%) Migration
12 49 (17.31%) SCCM
13 46 (16.25%) VPN
14 45 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (15.19%) Social Skills
16 42 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
17 41 (14.49%) VoIP
17 41 (14.49%) Wireless
18 40 (14.13%) Windows Server
19 39 (13.78%) DNS
20 38 (13.43%) DHCP
20 38 (13.43%) Internet
21 37 (13.07%) Linux
22 36 (12.72%) CCNP
22 36 (12.72%) Telecoms
23 34 (12.01%) AWS
23 34 (12.01%) Windows 10
24 33 (11.66%) Citrix

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 16 (5.65%) WebSphere
2 15 (5.30%) Confluence
3 14 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.41%) CMS
7 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.35%) RMDS
2 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (26.50%) Microsoft 365
2 58 (20.49%) Azure
3 34 (12.01%) AWS
4 18 (6.36%) GCP
5 15 (5.30%) SaaS
6 13 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (4.59%) PaaS
7 11 (3.89%) GitHub
7 11 (3.89%) IaaS
8 7 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.77%) AWS CodeCommit
10 5 (1.77%) AWS CodePipeline
10 5 (1.77%) Google Workspace
10 5 (1.77%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (1.41%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 205 (72.44%) WAN
2 89 (31.45%) Firewall
3 54 (19.08%) TCP/IP
4 46 (16.25%) VPN
5 41 (14.49%) VoIP
5 41 (14.49%) Wireless
6 39 (13.78%) DNS
7 38 (13.43%) DHCP
7 38 (13.43%) Internet
8 29 (10.25%) BGP
8 29 (10.25%) OSPF
9 28 (9.89%) Ethernet
10 26 (9.19%) Network Security
10 26 (9.19%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (8.13%) SAN
12 20 (7.07%) WLAN
13 19 (6.71%) Multicast
13 19 (6.71%) SD-WAN
14 16 (5.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.47%) DB2
3 6 (2.12%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.06%) MySQL
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.71%) Big Data
7 2 (0.71%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.71%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.71%) HBase
7 2 (0.71%) Riak
8 1 (0.35%) Metadata
8 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.89%) Jenkins
1 11 (3.89%) JIRA
2 9 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.77%) GitLab
4 4 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.06%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.71%) eggPlant
6 2 (0.71%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.35%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (20.14%) Finance
2 43 (15.19%) Social Skills
3 36 (12.72%) Telecoms
4 27 (9.54%) Public Sector
5 20 (7.07%) Banking
6 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.95%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (3.18%) Legal
9 7 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.41%) Local Government
11 3 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.06%) Marketing
12 2 (0.71%) Billing
12 2 (0.71%) International Banking
12 2 (0.71%) Retail
12 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.35%) French Language
13 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (23.67%) Network Engineer
2 54 (19.08%) Architect
3 36 (12.72%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.25%) Analyst
5 16 (5.65%) Network Architect
6 15 (5.30%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (5.30%) IT Engineer
7 14 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (4.95%) IT Support
7 14 (4.95%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) SCCM Engineer
8 13 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Mac Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.18%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.83%) Middleware
2 7 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.12%) XML
4 4 (1.41%) HTML
4 4 (1.41%) JSON
4 4 (1.41%) SOAP
4 4 (1.41%) XMPP
4 4 (1.41%) XSLT
5 3 (1.06%) .NET
6 2 (0.71%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.71%) Django
6 2 (0.71%) Express
6 2 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.71%) LDAP
6 2 (0.71%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.71%) SAML
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.18%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (3.18%) iPad
4 9 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.47%) iPhone
6 6 (2.12%) BYOD
6 6 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.77%) User Experience
8 4 (1.41%) CCTV
8 4 (1.41%) Replication
8 4 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 104 (36.75%) Windows
2 40 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 37 (13.07%) Linux
4 34 (12.01%) Windows 10
5 15 (5.30%) Mac OS
5 15 (5.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (4.95%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.59%) Apple iOS
7 13 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (3.53%) Android
10 9 (3.18%) Unix
11 7 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.47%) Solaris
12 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.71%) SUSE
14 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.67%) Migration
2 30 (10.60%) ITIL
3 25 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (7.07%) Project Management
6 19 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (6.71%) Project Delivery
7 16 (5.65%) Network Management
8 15 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (4.95%) DevOps
10 12 (4.24%) Information Security
10 12 (4.24%) Line Management
11 11 (3.89%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.89%) Network Segmentation
11 11 (3.89%) Service Management
12 10 (3.53%) Computer Science
12 10 (3.53%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (3.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.89%) SQL
2 16 (5.65%) Java
2 16 (5.65%) Python
3 11 (3.89%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.83%) C
5 7 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.12%) C++
6 6 (2.12%) Perl
7 3 (1.06%) Ruby
7 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.71%) C#
8 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (12.72%) CCNP
3 22 (7.77%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.36%) CCNA
4 18 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 17 (6.01%) Degree
6 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.18%) MCSE
8 8 (2.83%) CCIE
8 8 (2.83%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.77%) CCDA
10 5 (1.77%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.77%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.06%) CISSP
12 3 (1.06%) ECDL
12 3 (1.06%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.53%) SLA
2 6 (2.12%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) PMO
4 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.06%) GDPR
5 3 (1.06%) HL7
6 2 (0.71%) COBIT
6 2 (0.71%) DICOM
6 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) GRC
7 1 (0.35%) ITGC
System Software
1 75 (26.50%) Active Directory
2 45 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.95%) vSphere
5 12 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.83%) KVM
6 8 (2.83%) Xen
7 7 (2.47%) NFS
7 7 (2.47%) SRDF
7 7 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (1.77%) Docker
9 4 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.06%) XenApp
11 2 (0.71%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.35%) Firmware
12 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 49 (17.31%) SCCM
2 18 (6.36%) Ansible
3 16 (5.65%) Terraform
4 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (3.53%) Puppet
5 9 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (1.77%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.77%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.41%) SCOM
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.06%) WMI
9 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.71%) OPNET
9 2 (0.71%) SCSM
9 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (39.58%) Cisco
2 79 (27.92%) Microsoft
3 54 (19.08%) VMware
4 33 (11.66%) Citrix
5 31 (10.95%) Juniper
6 25 (8.83%) Oracle
7 23 (8.13%) Palo Alto
8 16 (5.65%) Aruba
8 16 (5.65%) CheckPoint
9 15 (5.30%) Dell
9 15 (5.30%) Meraki
10 14 (4.95%) F5
11 12 (4.24%) Apple
11 12 (4.24%) Fortinet
11 12 (4.24%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.89%) ServiceNow
13 10 (3.53%) IBM
13 10 (3.53%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.18%) EMC
14 9 (3.18%) Google