Period
to 18 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 194 206
Rank change year-on-year -37 +12 -27
Contract jobs citing LAN 469 655 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.43% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.41% 11.69% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 434 379
London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £162
90th Percentile £613 £638 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 20
London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.03% +31.44%
10th Percentile £13.70 £14.15 £12.79
90th Percentile £54.50 £28.75 £64.25
England median hourly rate £18.60 £22.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -15.45% +26.62% -17.26%

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 4,109 5,604 4,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.36% 12.22% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,743 3,892 3,281
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £227
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 164 136
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.02 £20.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.41% -2.73% +7.65%
10th Percentile £13.96 £14.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.60
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +18.75% +10.80% -27.80%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +13 126 £415 +5.06% 46
West London +21 40 £444 +128.74% 29
South London +12 13 £370 -32.73% 9
East London -7 5 £319 +145.19% 20
North London -4 1 £650 +100.00% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 405 (86.35%) WAN
2 207 (44.14%) Cisco
3 189 (40.30%) Firewall
4 150 (31.98%) Windows
5 126 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (25.16%) Data Centre
7 117 (24.95%) Active Directory
8 116 (24.73%) Finance
9 115 (24.52%) Wireless
9 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
10 106 (22.60%) VPN
11 92 (19.62%) ITIL
12 89 (18.98%) BGP
13 87 (18.55%) TCP/IP
14 79 (16.84%) MPLS
14 79 (16.84%) OSPF
15 78 (16.63%) VMware
15 78 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 75 (15.99%) DNS
17 72 (15.35%) Migration
18 69 (14.71%) CheckPoint
19 67 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
20 65 (13.86%) CCNP
20 65 (13.86%) Office 365
21 62 (13.22%) Juniper
22 61 (13.01%) Network Design
23 60 (12.79%) DHCP
23 60 (12.79%) Windows Server
24 59 (12.58%) Wi-Fi
25 58 (12.37%) Windows 10

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 30 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.48%) Confluence
4 19 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.20%) IIS
6 7 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.85%) JBoss
9 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.43%) Apache
10 2 (0.43%) SAS
10 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Global One
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 78 (16.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (13.86%) Office 365
3 50 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.62%) IaaS
5 15 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.77%) PaaS
7 12 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Flow
8 10 (2.13%) PowerApps
9 7 (1.49%) SaaS
10 6 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.85%) G Suite
12 4 (0.85%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 405 (86.35%) WAN
2 189 (40.30%) Firewall
3 115 (24.52%) Wireless
4 106 (22.60%) VPN
5 89 (18.98%) BGP
6 87 (18.55%) TCP/IP
7 79 (16.84%) MPLS
7 79 (16.84%) OSPF
8 75 (15.99%) DNS
9 60 (12.79%) DHCP
10 59 (12.58%) Wi-Fi
11 55 (11.73%) Internet
12 52 (11.09%) WLAN
13 47 (10.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (9.59%) Network Security
15 43 (9.17%) VoIP
16 39 (8.32%) EIGRP
17 38 (8.10%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (7.68%) Cisco IOS
18 36 (7.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.43%) Big Data
4 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.43%) Power BI
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.21%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) OLAP
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) QlikView
5 1 (0.21%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (4.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 116 (24.73%) Finance
2 46 (9.81%) Banking
3 42 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.12%) Retail
5 21 (4.48%) Public Sector
6 18 (3.84%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.99%) Billing
7 14 (2.99%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.56%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.49%) Marketing
10 4 (0.85%) German Language
10 4 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.85%) Police
10 4 (0.85%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Back Office
11 3 (0.64%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (26.01%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.51%) Architect
3 51 (10.87%) Analyst
4 45 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 31 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (5.97%) Network Architect
8 27 (5.76%) IT Support
9 26 (5.54%) Desktop Support
9 26 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.26%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.05%) IT Engineer
14 18 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support
15 16 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (3.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 16 (3.41%) Security Engineer
16 15 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.35%) Web Services
3 9 (1.92%) JSON
3 9 (1.92%) SOAP
4 8 (1.71%) Middleware
4 8 (1.71%) XML
5 7 (1.49%) REST
6 4 (0.85%) YAML
7 3 (0.64%) Jinja
8 2 (0.43%) CSS
8 2 (0.43%) J2EE
8 2 (0.43%) LDAP
8 2 (0.43%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) .NET
9 1 (0.21%) JSP
9 1 (0.21%) LAMP
9 1 (0.21%) Servlets
9 1 (0.21%) Velocity
9 1 (0.21%) VML
9 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 118 (25.16%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.53%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.90%) iPhone
4 21 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.20%) Handset
6 12 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.13%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.49%) iPad
10 6 (1.28%) CLARiiON
10 6 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.07%) CMDB
11 5 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.07%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.07%) PKI
11 5 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 150 (31.98%) Windows
2 60 (12.79%) Windows Server
3 58 (12.37%) Windows 10
4 54 (11.51%) Linux
4 54 (11.51%) Windows 7
5 36 (7.68%) Unix
5 36 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (5.54%) Android
7 23 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (3.41%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.13%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.92%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.49%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.07%) CentOS
13 5 (1.07%) SUSE
14 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.64%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.62%) ITIL
2 72 (15.35%) Migration
3 61 (13.01%) Network Design
4 52 (11.09%) Network Management
5 40 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (7.89%) Project Management
7 36 (7.68%) Load Balancing
8 32 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
9 31 (6.61%) Change Management
9 31 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (5.12%) Service Management
13 23 (4.90%) Computer Science
13 23 (4.90%) Network Architecture
14 19 (4.05%) Patch Management
14 19 (4.05%) Service Delivery
15 18 (3.84%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.89%) SQL
2 26 (5.54%) Python
3 16 (3.41%) Perl
4 14 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.49%) C
6 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.28%) Java
7 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.64%) VB
9 2 (0.43%) PHP
9 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 126 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (13.86%) CCNP
3 55 (11.73%) CCIE
4 47 (10.02%) CCNA
5 43 (9.17%) Security Cleared
6 31 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (5.97%) SC Cleared
8 22 (4.69%) Degree
9 16 (3.41%) MCSE
10 14 (2.99%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.77%) JNCIE
11 13 (2.77%) MCSA
12 12 (2.56%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.35%) PMI Certification
14 8 (1.71%) CCDA
14 8 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.71%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.71%) PMP
15 7 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (2.35%) SLA
2 6 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.07%) QA
4 4 (0.85%) MiFID
4 4 (0.85%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) NIST
6 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (3.20%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.35%) Docker
6 7 (1.49%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.07%) XenApp
8 4 (0.85%) Firmware
9 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (5.76%) SCCM
2 15 (3.20%) Ansible
3 14 (2.99%) AirWatch
3 14 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.13%) Puppet
5 9 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.71%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.85%) Iperf
8 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.85%) WSUS
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.64%) Marathon
9 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.64%) Terraform
9 3 (0.64%) vRealize
10 2 (0.43%) Cacti
Vendors
1 207 (44.14%) Cisco
2 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
3 78 (16.63%) VMware
4 69 (14.71%) CheckPoint
5 62 (13.22%) Juniper
6 47 (10.02%) F5
7 45 (9.59%) Citrix
8 37 (7.89%) Palo Alto
9 31 (6.61%) SolarWinds
10 30 (6.40%) Fortinet
11 27 (5.76%) Dell
12 22 (4.69%) Apple
13 20 (4.26%) Red Hat
14 19 (4.05%) Meraki
14 19 (4.05%) Riverbed
15 18 (3.84%) Mitel
16 16 (3.41%) EMC
17 15 (3.20%) Sophos
18 14 (2.99%) HP
19 13 (2.77%) Oracle