Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 206 182
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24 -36
Contract jobs citing LAN 636 632 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.34% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 11.73% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 410 440
London median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £155 £150 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
England median daily rate £375 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 24
London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.69% -38.18% +30.11%
10th Percentile £15.60 £15.19 £13.87
90th Percentile £115.00 £33.95 £75.13
England median hourly rate £23.75 £17.38 £22.00
% change year-on-year +36.69% -21.02% +10.00%

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 5,067 5,390 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.87% 11.44% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,478 3,657 3,916
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £210 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 144 150
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.00 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +2.29% -7.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.58 £11.48
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +26 164 £400 +20.75% 44
West London +17 59 £271 +16.81% 28
East London -7 18 £130 -72.34% 10
South London -26 15 £475 +72.73% 4
North London -13 2 £133 -68.64% 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 558 (87.74%) WAN
2 299 (47.01%) Cisco
3 261 (41.04%) Firewall
4 258 (40.57%) Windows
5 168 (26.42%) VPN
6 165 (25.94%) Active Directory
7 164 (25.79%) Microsoft
8 143 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
9 142 (22.33%) TCP/IP
10 134 (21.07%) Finance
11 126 (19.81%) DNS
11 126 (19.81%) Data Centre
12 119 (18.71%) Wireless
13 117 (18.40%) VMware
14 113 (17.77%) ITIL
15 104 (16.35%) Windows Server
16 97 (15.25%) WLAN
17 96 (15.09%) DHCP
17 96 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
17 96 (15.09%) Network Security
17 96 (15.09%) Windows 7
17 96 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 92 (14.47%) Office 365
19 87 (13.68%) MPLS
20 83 (13.05%) CCNP
21 81 (12.74%) Windows 10
22 79 (12.42%) BGP
23 77 (12.11%) OSPF
23 77 (12.11%) Internet
24 75 (11.79%) Amazon AWS

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 37 (5.82%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.46%) Skype for Business
3 17 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.42%) IIS
6 8 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.47%) CMS
7 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 96 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 96 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (14.47%) Office 365
3 75 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (4.72%) IaaS
5 25 (3.93%) PaaS
6 24 (3.77%) SaaS
7 17 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.73%) Sumo Logic
11 10 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.79%) GitHub
13 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.63%) GoToWebinar
13 4 (0.63%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 558 (87.74%) WAN
2 261 (41.04%) Firewall
3 168 (26.42%) VPN
4 142 (22.33%) TCP/IP
5 126 (19.81%) DNS
6 119 (18.71%) Wireless
7 97 (15.25%) WLAN
8 96 (15.09%) DHCP
8 96 (15.09%) Network Security
9 87 (13.68%) MPLS
10 79 (12.42%) BGP
11 77 (12.11%) Internet
11 77 (12.11%) OSPF
12 70 (11.01%) VoIP
13 55 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
16 41 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (6.13%) EIGRP
17 39 (6.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.79%) Big Data
4 5 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.31%) DB2
6 2 (0.31%) MySQL
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.16%) DataStage
7 1 (0.16%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) MS Access
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.31%) JIRA
5 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Mocha
6 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 134 (21.07%) Finance
2 50 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.62%) Banking
3 23 (3.62%) Law
4 22 (3.46%) Legal
5 20 (3.14%) Retail
6 12 (1.89%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.10%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.63%) German Language
12 3 (0.47%) Back Office
12 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.47%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 158 (24.84%) Network Engineer
2 90 (14.15%) Architect
3 86 (13.52%) Analyst
4 72 (11.32%) Support Engineer
5 54 (8.49%) Network Architect
6 50 (7.86%) Desktop Support
7 48 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 47 (7.39%) Support Analyst
9 43 (6.76%) IT Support
10 40 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 38 (5.97%) Security Engineer
12 36 (5.66%) Project Manager
13 34 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
14 30 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 27 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (4.25%) Infrastructure Support
16 22 (3.46%) IT Analyst
16 22 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
17 21 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.93%) Web Services
2 23 (3.62%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.73%) SAML
4 10 (1.57%) OAuth
4 10 (1.57%) OpenID
5 8 (1.26%) HTML
5 8 (1.26%) Middleware
6 7 (1.10%) CSS
7 6 (0.94%) REST
8 3 (0.47%) .NET
8 3 (0.47%) JSON
8 3 (0.47%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (0.47%) React
8 3 (0.47%) XMPP
9 2 (0.31%) SOAP
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.16%) LDAP
10 1 (0.16%) Velocity
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (19.81%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.82%) Smartphone
3 29 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.83%) iPhone
8 17 (2.67%) iPad
9 16 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (2.36%) Blackberry
10 15 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.73%) PKI
12 10 (1.57%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.57%) Clustering
13 9 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.42%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.26%) User Experience
15 7 (1.10%) CLARiiON
16 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (40.57%) Windows
2 104 (16.35%) Windows Server
3 96 (15.09%) Windows 7
4 81 (12.74%) Windows 10
5 69 (10.85%) Linux
6 53 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (5.03%) Android
8 32 (5.03%) Unix
9 28 (4.40%) Apple iOS
10 26 (4.09%) Mac OS
11 25 (3.93%) Mac OS X
12 21 (3.30%) Windows 8
13 13 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.73%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.31%) CentOS
17 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
18 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (17.77%) ITIL
2 72 (11.32%) Migration
3 58 (9.12%) Change Management
4 56 (8.81%) Network Design
5 47 (7.39%) Information Security
6 44 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (6.92%) Project Management
7 38 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 36 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
9 35 (5.50%) Network Architecture
10 33 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (5.03%) Network Management
12 31 (4.87%) Service Management
13 30 (4.72%) SIEM
14 28 (4.40%) Load Balancing
15 27 (4.25%) Patch Management
16 26 (4.09%) ITSM
17 24 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (3.77%) DevOps
17 24 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.29%) Python
2 38 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.82%) SQL
4 16 (2.52%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.04%) Perl
6 11 (1.73%) Java
7 8 (1.26%) C
7 8 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.94%) Ruby
9 4 (0.63%) Scala
9 4 (0.63%) VBScript
10 3 (0.47%) C++
10 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) Go
12 1 (0.16%) R
12 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 143 (22.48%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (13.05%) CCNP
3 65 (10.22%) CCNA
4 56 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 44 (6.92%) CCIE
6 41 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 40 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (4.87%) Degree
9 23 (3.62%) MCSE
10 20 (3.14%) CISSP
11 13 (2.04%) CISA
12 12 (1.89%) CSSLP
12 12 (1.89%) ISSMP
12 12 (1.89%) MCSA
13 11 (1.73%) CISM
13 11 (1.73%) ISSAP
14 10 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.26%) CCSA
15 8 (1.26%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.26%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.66%) SLA
2 26 (4.09%) HIPAA
3 21 (3.30%) FedRAMP
4 15 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.47%) GDPR
8 2 (0.31%) FISMA
8 2 (0.31%) QA
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 165 (25.94%) Active Directory
2 74 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.25%) BitLocker
5 19 (2.99%) vSphere
6 15 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.89%) VMware Server
8 9 (1.42%) KVM
9 8 (1.26%) XenApp
10 7 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.10%) VMware NSX
11 6 (0.94%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.79%) Docker
12 5 (0.79%) Firmware
13 4 (0.63%) Xen
14 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.16%) HDFS
15 1 (0.16%) iptables
15 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (9.12%) SCCM
2 15 (2.36%) Ansible
3 14 (2.20%) SCOM
3 14 (2.20%) WSUS
4 13 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (2.04%) Nagios
5 12 (1.89%) CASB
5 12 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (1.73%) Istio
7 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (1.42%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.26%) Puppet
10 6 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.79%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 299 (47.01%) Cisco
2 164 (25.79%) Microsoft
3 117 (18.40%) VMware
4 68 (10.69%) Juniper
5 60 (9.43%) CheckPoint
6 53 (8.33%) Citrix
7 46 (7.23%) Palo Alto
8 44 (6.92%) HP
9 42 (6.60%) F5
10 37 (5.82%) Meraki
11 35 (5.50%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.03%) Apple
13 28 (4.40%) Aruba
13 28 (4.40%) Riverbed
14 24 (3.77%) McAfee
15 22 (3.46%) Oracle
16 20 (3.14%) Fortinet
17 19 (2.99%) Adobe
17 19 (2.99%) Google
18 15 (2.36%) Sony