Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 306 248 184
Rank change year-on-year -58 -64 +31
Contract jobs citing LAN 295 154 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.89% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.02% 8.77% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 116 325
10th Percentile £155 £203 £159
25th Percentile £220 £300 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £370
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £488
90th Percentile £650 £588 £550
England median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.01% -1.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 17
10th Percentile £22.35 - £16.07
25th Percentile £24.50 - £20.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £46.40
75th Percentile £43.56 - £50.00
90th Percentile £46.16 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.06 £20.11
% change year-on-year -0.27% +14.71% -12.59%

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 3,679 1,756 3,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.84% 10.18% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,553 1,191 2,363
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £475 £435
Median % change year-on-year +14.74% +9.20% -3.33%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £743 £650 £650
England median daily rate £495 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +16.41% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 15 99
10th Percentile £12.27 £21.55 £14.22
25th Percentile £15.00 £22.75 £16.79
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £40.75 £49.00 £46.70
90th Percentile £63.30 £61.45 £50.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -31.20% +45.35% +19.44%

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 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -31 47 £500 -6.98% 19
South London +6 15 £175 -42.86% 11
West London -9 15 £250 -9.26% 10
East London -7 3 £475 -14.61% 12
North London +3 2 £138 -75.56%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 214 (72.54%) WAN
2 109 (36.95%) Cisco
3 108 (36.61%) Windows
4 97 (32.88%) Firewall
5 76 (25.76%) Active Directory
5 76 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
6 74 (25.08%) Social Skills
7 73 (24.75%) Microsoft
8 69 (23.39%) Finance
9 66 (22.37%) Data Centre
10 63 (21.36%) VPN
11 57 (19.32%) TCP/IP
11 57 (19.32%) Azure
12 55 (18.64%) Wireless
13 52 (17.63%) VMware
14 50 (16.95%) Migration
14 50 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (15.25%) DNS
16 43 (14.58%) CCNP
17 42 (14.24%) DHCP
17 42 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (14.24%) Windows 10
18 40 (13.56%) BGP
19 39 (13.22%) Internet
19 39 (13.22%) Windows Server
20 38 (12.88%) OSPF
21 37 (12.54%) ITIL
21 37 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
22 36 (12.20%) Citrix
22 36 (12.20%) SCCM

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 10 (3.39%) Confluence
2 9 (3.05%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.68%) Apache
5 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.68%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (12.54%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.68%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) RMDS
2 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (19.32%) Azure
3 31 (10.51%) AWS
4 17 (5.76%) SaaS
5 11 (3.73%) PaaS
6 10 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.05%) GCP
8 6 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.03%) Google Workspace
8 6 (2.03%) IaaS
9 4 (1.36%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.02%) AWS CodeCommit
10 3 (1.02%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.02%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (1.02%) Azure Pipelines
10 3 (1.02%) Serverless
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (72.54%) WAN
2 97 (32.88%) Firewall
3 63 (21.36%) VPN
4 57 (19.32%) TCP/IP
5 55 (18.64%) Wireless
6 45 (15.25%) DNS
7 42 (14.24%) DHCP
8 40 (13.56%) BGP
9 39 (13.22%) Internet
10 38 (12.88%) OSPF
11 34 (11.53%) VoIP
12 30 (10.17%) SD-WAN
12 30 (10.17%) VLAN
13 28 (9.49%) Network Security
14 26 (8.81%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (8.14%) SAN
16 23 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (7.80%) Ethernet
17 22 (7.46%) EIGRP
18 21 (7.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.05%) DB2
3 5 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.68%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Riak
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 8 (2.71%) JIRA
2 4 (1.36%) GitLab
3 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (0.68%) eggPlant
3 2 (0.68%) GCC
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.68%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.34%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (25.08%) Social Skills
2 69 (23.39%) Finance
3 27 (9.15%) Banking
4 25 (8.47%) Public Sector
5 24 (8.14%) Telecoms
6 21 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.73%) Legal
8 9 (3.05%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (2.71%) Local Government
9 8 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (2.37%) Retail
11 6 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (1.02%) International Banking
12 3 (1.02%) Marketing
13 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.34%) French Language
14 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (22.03%) Network Engineer
2 48 (16.27%) Architect
3 46 (15.59%) Support Engineer
4 29 (9.83%) Analyst
5 19 (6.44%) Network Architect
6 18 (6.10%) Desktop Support
7 17 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.76%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (5.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.75%) IT Support
10 13 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Mac Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.37%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (1.36%) JSON
2 4 (1.36%) SOAP
2 4 (1.36%) XML
3 3 (1.02%) Azure Blueprints
3 3 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.02%) XMPP
4 2 (0.68%) FHIR
4 2 (0.68%) HTML
4 2 (0.68%) REST
4 2 (0.68%) SAML
4 2 (0.68%) XSLT
5 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) RESTful
5 1 (0.34%) Velocity
5 1 (0.34%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.73%) iPad
4 10 (3.39%) Fibre Optics
4 10 (3.39%) iPhone
5 9 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.37%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.03%) BYOD
7 6 (2.03%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.69%) NHS
8 5 (1.69%) User Experience
9 3 (1.02%) CCTV
9 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.02%) Derivative
9 3 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.02%) DTCC
9 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 108 (36.61%) Windows
2 42 (14.24%) Windows 10
3 39 (13.22%) Windows Server
4 32 (10.85%) Linux
5 22 (7.46%) Mac OS
6 17 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.42%) Windows 7
7 16 (5.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (5.08%) Unix
9 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (3.39%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.71%) Android
12 8 (2.71%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.71%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.68%) AIX
15 2 (0.68%) SUSE
15 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.95%) Migration
2 37 (12.54%) ITIL
3 26 (8.81%) Project Management
4 25 (8.47%) Service Management
5 22 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.46%) Project Delivery
6 20 (6.78%) Load Balancing
7 18 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (5.76%) Change Management
8 17 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (5.42%) DevOps
10 15 (5.08%) Business Case
10 15 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (5.08%) Network Management
11 14 (4.75%) ITSM
11 14 (4.75%) Network Architecture
11 14 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.14%) SQL
2 16 (5.42%) Python
3 9 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.37%) Java
4 7 (2.37%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.69%) C
6 4 (1.36%) Bash
6 4 (1.36%) C++
7 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.02%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) Erlang
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.58%) CCNP
3 21 (7.12%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.44%) Degree
5 16 (5.42%) CCNA
6 15 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.07%) CCIE
8 8 (2.71%) JNCIS
9 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (2.03%) CCDA
10 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.03%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.03%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.36%) MCSE
12 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.02%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.05%) SLA
2 5 (1.69%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) PMO
4 3 (1.02%) HL7
4 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) DICOM
5 2 (0.68%) GDPR
5 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.68%) ITGC
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) Accessibility
System Software
1 76 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.76%) vSphere
4 15 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.69%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.02%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.02%) vCloud
8 2 (0.68%) KVM
8 2 (0.68%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (12.20%) SCCM
2 12 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.71%) Terraform
4 7 (2.37%) Ansible
4 7 (2.37%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.02%) OPNET
7 3 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.02%) WMI
8 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.68%) vRealize
8 2 (0.68%) VxRail
9 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (36.95%) Cisco
2 73 (24.75%) Microsoft
3 52 (17.63%) VMware
4 36 (12.20%) Citrix
5 32 (10.85%) Juniper
6 27 (9.15%) Palo Alto
7 22 (7.46%) Oracle
7 22 (7.46%) SolarWinds
8 21 (7.12%) CheckPoint
9 20 (6.78%) Aruba
9 20 (6.78%) Dell
10 19 (6.44%) HP
10 19 (6.44%) Meraki
11 15 (5.08%) Apple
11 15 (5.08%) ServiceNow
12 14 (4.75%) F5
13 12 (4.07%) Fortinet
13 12 (4.07%) McAfee
14 10 (3.39%) Adobe
14 10 (3.39%) IBM