Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 190 166
Rank change year-on-year -13 -24 -34
Contract jobs citing LAN 614 556 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.35% 1.41% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.07% 11.85% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 380 429
London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £161 £205 £229
90th Percentile £638 £576 £605
England median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 22
London median hourly rate £17.60 £25.44 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.81% +17.39% +15.88%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.88 £15.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £87.25 £31.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +17.65% -20.34% +14.12%

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 5,547 4,693 5,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.17% 11.93% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,840 3,150 3,705
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 138 111
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -20.45% +16.28%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor 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 22 May 2018. 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 -56 105 £375 -6.25% 40
South London -32 42 £590 +24.18% 8
West London -25 35 £200 -44.78% 14
East London -5 19 £250 +49.25% 10
North London +6 5 £388 +55.00% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 516 (84.04%) WAN
2 288 (46.91%) Cisco
3 240 (39.09%) Firewall
4 195 (31.76%) Windows
5 169 (27.52%) Cisco Certification
6 150 (24.43%) ITIL
7 135 (21.99%) Data Centre
8 130 (21.17%) Wireless
8 130 (21.17%) Microsoft
8 130 (21.17%) Finance
9 128 (20.85%) DNS
10 123 (20.03%) Active Directory
11 119 (19.38%) VPN
12 111 (18.08%) VMware
13 110 (17.92%) MPLS
14 101 (16.45%) CCNP
15 100 (16.29%) DHCP
16 95 (15.47%) Office 365
17 92 (14.98%) TCP/IP
18 86 (14.01%) Internet
19 81 (13.19%) Wi-Fi
20 80 (13.03%) Windows Server
21 78 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 78 (12.70%) CheckPoint
22 76 (12.38%) CCNA
23 74 (12.05%) Juniper
24 73 (11.89%) Network Security
25 72 (11.73%) WLAN
26 70 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
26 70 (11.40%) BGP

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 46 (7.49%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.63%) IIS
6 6 (0.98%) CMS
6 6 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.81%) Apache
7 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.49%) Confluence
9 3 (0.49%) JBoss
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 70 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) RMDS
2 2 (0.33%) Relativity
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (15.47%) Office 365
2 54 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (5.05%) IaaS
5 30 (4.89%) PaaS
6 21 (3.42%) SaaS
7 6 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.98%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.49%) GitHub
9 3 (0.49%) Route 53
9 3 (0.49%) Serverless
9 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 516 (84.04%) WAN
2 240 (39.09%) Firewall
3 130 (21.17%) Wireless
4 128 (20.85%) DNS
5 119 (19.38%) VPN
6 110 (17.92%) MPLS
7 100 (16.29%) DHCP
8 92 (14.98%) TCP/IP
9 86 (14.01%) Internet
10 81 (13.19%) Wi-Fi
11 73 (11.89%) Network Security
12 72 (11.73%) WLAN
13 70 (11.40%) BGP
14 64 (10.42%) OSPF
15 56 (9.12%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (7.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (7.49%) VLAN
17 46 (7.49%) VoIP
18 33 (5.37%) SSL
19 30 (4.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.65%) MySQL
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.33%) Big Data
5 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.33%) HBase
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.16%) OLAP
6 1 (0.16%) OLTP
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) JIRA
2 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.33%) JUnit
4 2 (0.33%) Maven
4 2 (0.33%) Subversion
4 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 130 (21.17%) Finance
2 45 (7.33%) Banking
3 36 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.07%) Retail
5 18 (2.93%) Legal
6 17 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.44%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.30%) Advertising
8 8 (1.30%) Law
9 4 (0.65%) Billing
9 4 (0.65%) Electronics
9 4 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.49%) French Language
10 3 (0.49%) Games
10 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 146 (23.78%) Network Engineer
2 90 (14.66%) Architect
3 69 (11.24%) Analyst
4 62 (10.10%) Desktop Support
5 51 (8.31%) Support Engineer
6 49 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 43 (7.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 35 (5.70%) Network Architect
9 34 (5.54%) Project Manager
10 33 (5.37%) Security Architect
11 31 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 28 (4.56%) Infrastructure Manager
13 26 (4.23%) IT Support
13 26 (4.23%) Support Analyst
14 25 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
14 25 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.75%) Security Engineer
16 22 (3.58%) Senior Network Engineer
17 21 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
18 20 (3.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.54%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.79%) Web Services
3 8 (1.30%) Middleware
4 7 (1.14%) JSON
5 6 (0.98%) HTML
6 4 (0.65%) LDAP
6 4 (0.65%) Node.js
6 4 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.49%) .NET
7 3 (0.49%) CSS
7 3 (0.49%) XML
7 3 (0.49%) XMPP
8 2 (0.33%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.33%) LINQ
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.33%) Velocity
8 2 (0.33%) WireMock
8 2 (0.33%) XSLT
9 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 135 (21.99%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (3.91%) Private Cloud
5 22 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.42%) Smartphone
7 20 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.44%) iPhone
9 14 (2.28%) Clustering
9 14 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (2.12%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.63%) iPad
11 10 (1.63%) Replication
12 7 (1.14%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.98%) BYOD
13 6 (0.98%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.98%) NHS
13 6 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 195 (31.76%) Windows
2 80 (13.03%) Windows Server
3 67 (10.91%) Windows 7
4 59 (9.61%) Linux
5 56 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (6.19%) Unix
8 36 (5.86%) Windows 10
9 20 (3.26%) Mac OS X
10 17 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.61%) Android
12 15 (2.44%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.47%) Solaris
13 9 (1.47%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.98%) CentOS
14 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.49%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (24.43%) ITIL
2 65 (10.59%) Project Management
3 57 (9.28%) Network Design
4 53 (8.63%) Migration
5 52 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (8.14%) Network Architecture
7 49 (7.98%) Change Management
8 46 (7.49%) Network Management
9 44 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (6.03%) Network Monitoring
11 36 (5.86%) Service Delivery
12 35 (5.70%) PRINCE2
13 33 (5.37%) Service Management
14 28 (4.56%) Load Balancing
15 27 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (4.07%) Supplier Management
17 23 (3.75%) Information Security
18 22 (3.58%) Patch Management
19 20 (3.26%) Change Control
20 19 (3.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.19%) SQL
2 34 (5.54%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.26%) Python
4 12 (1.95%) Java
5 11 (1.79%) C
6 9 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.47%) Perl
7 5 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.81%) PHP
7 5 (0.81%) Ruby
8 3 (0.49%) VB
8 3 (0.49%) VBA
9 2 (0.33%) C#
9 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.33%) VBScript
10 1 (0.16%) C++
10 1 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 169 (27.52%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (16.45%) CCNP
3 76 (12.38%) CCNA
4 66 (10.75%) Security Cleared
5 65 (10.59%) CCIE
6 52 (8.47%) SC Cleared
7 50 (8.14%) Degree
8 34 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (4.56%) CISSP
10 27 (4.40%) MCSE
11 22 (3.58%) MCP
12 17 (2.77%) CISM
13 14 (2.28%) CISA
13 14 (2.28%) TOGAF Certification
14 11 (1.79%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.30%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.30%) CCSA
15 8 (1.30%) CCSP
16 7 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.37%) SLA
2 22 (3.58%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.98%) GDPR
5 5 (0.81%) QA
5 5 (0.81%) RMADS
5 5 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.65%) GAAP
7 3 (0.49%) PMO
8 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.33%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 123 (20.03%) Active Directory
2 78 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.56%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.91%) vSphere
5 15 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.47%) XenApp
7 8 (1.30%) Docker
7 8 (1.30%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.14%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.14%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.65%) vCloud
11 3 (0.49%) Firmware
11 3 (0.49%) KVM
11 3 (0.49%) NFS
11 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.33%) Samba
12 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (7.82%) SCCM
2 24 (3.91%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (1.95%) SCOM
4 11 (1.79%) WSUS
5 10 (1.63%) AirWatch
6 8 (1.30%) Nessus
7 7 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.98%) Ansible
8 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.81%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.65%) Nagios
10 4 (0.65%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.49%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 288 (46.91%) Cisco
2 130 (21.17%) Microsoft
3 111 (18.08%) VMware
4 78 (12.70%) CheckPoint
5 74 (12.05%) Juniper
6 63 (10.26%) Citrix
7 54 (8.79%) F5
8 50 (8.14%) HP
9 41 (6.68%) Palo Alto
10 38 (6.19%) SolarWinds
11 34 (5.54%) Fortinet
12 29 (4.72%) Meraki
13 28 (4.56%) Apple
14 22 (3.58%) Aruba
15 21 (3.42%) EMC
16 19 (3.09%) Capita
16 19 (3.09%) NetApp
17 18 (2.93%) Blue Coat
18 16 (2.61%) Mitel
19 15 (2.44%) Remedy