Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 279 235 235
Rank change year-on-year -44 0 -35
Contract jobs citing LAN 226 188 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.03% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.67% 9.50% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 133 350
10th Percentile £250 £163 £155
25th Percentile £314 £239 £268
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.67% -11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £450 £533
90th Percentile £642 £540 £600
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £46.13 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +8.40% +53.76% +87.50%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +64.56% +6.76% +4.23%

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 2,338 1,979 4,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.08% 10.88% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,615 1,369 2,865
10th Percentile £300 £230 £225
25th Percentile £385 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £450 £430 £435
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 90
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.80 £14.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +83.91% +8.75%
75th Percentile £63.75 £47.83 £41.96
90th Percentile £76.00 £53.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £19.57
% change year-on-year +14.63% +4.75% +0.36%

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 15 June 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
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 15 June 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 +6 46 £525 +61.54% 22
West London -1 8 £295 -1.67% 7
East London +15 7 £425 - 16
South London +29 5 £338 -12.90% 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 198 (87.61%) WAN
2 107 (47.35%) Cisco
3 100 (44.25%) Firewall
4 72 (31.86%) Windows
5 67 (29.65%) Data Centre
6 64 (28.32%) VMware
7 56 (24.78%) Microsoft
7 56 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (23.45%) Wireless
9 46 (20.35%) Azure
10 43 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (17.70%) Finance
12 39 (17.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (16.81%) Linux
14 37 (16.37%) DNS
14 37 (16.37%) Microsoft 365
15 36 (15.93%) Active Directory
15 36 (15.93%) VPN
16 33 (14.60%) TCP/IP
17 32 (14.16%) AWS
18 30 (13.27%) Internet
19 29 (12.83%) Citrix
19 29 (12.83%) Telecoms
20 28 (12.39%) CheckPoint
20 28 (12.39%) OSPF
20 28 (12.39%) Social Skills
21 27 (11.95%) MPLS
21 27 (11.95%) CCNP
22 26 (11.50%) Migration
22 26 (11.50%) Hyper-V

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 19 (8.41%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.42%) Skype for Business
2 10 (4.42%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (3.98%) Confluence
3 9 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.77%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.44%) Apache
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.35%) Azure
2 37 (16.37%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (14.16%) AWS
4 20 (8.85%) PaaS
5 17 (7.52%) SaaS
6 14 (6.19%) GCP
6 14 (6.19%) GitHub
6 14 (6.19%) IaaS
7 7 (3.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.88%) AWS CodeCommit
10 2 (0.88%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 198 (87.61%) WAN
2 100 (44.25%) Firewall
3 53 (23.45%) Wireless
4 39 (17.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 37 (16.37%) DNS
6 36 (15.93%) VPN
7 33 (14.60%) TCP/IP
8 30 (13.27%) Internet
9 28 (12.39%) OSPF
10 27 (11.95%) MPLS
11 25 (11.06%) BGP
11 25 (11.06%) WLAN
12 24 (10.62%) Multicast
12 24 (10.62%) Network Security
13 22 (9.73%) Ethernet
13 22 (9.73%) SAN
14 21 (9.29%) DHCP
14 21 (9.29%) VoIP
15 20 (8.85%) SD-WAN
16 19 (8.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.98%) DB2
3 8 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.21%) HBase
6 4 (1.77%) MySQL
6 4 (1.77%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.44%) Ingres
8 1 (0.44%) Power BI
8 1 (0.44%) Riak
8 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Jenkins
1 14 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (5.31%) JIRA
3 5 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.88%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.88%) GitLab
5 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (17.70%) Finance
2 29 (12.83%) Telecoms
3 28 (12.39%) Social Skills
4 12 (5.31%) Banking
5 8 (3.54%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (3.10%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.21%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.77%) Police
9 3 (1.33%) Billing
9 3 (1.33%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (22.57%) Network Engineer
2 48 (21.24%) Architect
3 24 (10.62%) Analyst
4 19 (8.41%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (7.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (6.64%) Network Architect
7 13 (5.75%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.31%) Consultant
9 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Network Consultant
9 10 (4.42%) Network Manager
9 10 (4.42%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) Voice Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.10%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (2.65%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) Middleware
2 9 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.65%) JSON
4 4 (1.77%) .NET
4 4 (1.77%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.77%) Jinja
4 4 (1.77%) Node.js
4 4 (1.77%) REST
4 4 (1.77%) SOAP
4 4 (1.77%) XML
5 3 (1.33%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.33%) Web Services
6 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.88%) Django
6 2 (0.88%) Express
6 2 (0.88%) HTML
6 2 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (29.65%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.87%) Tandem
4 6 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.21%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.21%) Replication
5 5 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.77%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (1.33%) CCTV
7 3 (1.33%) Clustering
7 3 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) EPoS
8 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.88%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 72 (31.86%) Windows
2 38 (16.81%) Linux
3 20 (8.85%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.19%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.42%) Solaris
8 9 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.77%) Unix
11 3 (1.33%) Android
11 3 (1.33%) SUSE
11 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.44%) CentOS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.50%) Migration
2 25 (11.06%) ITIL
3 20 (8.85%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (6.64%) Project Management
8 14 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.19%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.75%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (5.75%) DevOps
9 13 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.75%) Network Design
10 12 (5.31%) Business Continuity
10 12 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (4.87%) Network Virtualisation
11 11 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (4.87%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.18%) SQL
2 15 (6.64%) Java
2 15 (6.64%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.31%) Python
4 5 (2.21%) C
4 5 (2.21%) Perl
5 4 (1.77%) C++
5 4 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.77%) PHP
6 3 (1.33%) Ruby
7 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.88%) C#
7 2 (0.88%) VB
7 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.44%) Rust
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (11.95%) CCNP
3 25 (11.06%) CCNA
4 21 (9.29%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.96%) CCIE
5 18 (7.96%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.54%) CCDA
6 8 (3.54%) Degree
6 8 (3.54%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.10%) RHCA
8 5 (2.21%) CCDP
8 5 (2.21%) CISSP
8 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.77%) CCSP
9 4 (1.77%) CISM
9 4 (1.77%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.77%) MCSE
10 3 (1.33%) CCSA
10 3 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.75%) SLA
2 6 (2.65%) PMO
3 4 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) SEPA
6 1 (0.44%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) GRC
6 1 (0.44%) HL7
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (15.93%) Active Directory
3 26 (11.50%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.08%) vSphere
5 13 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.31%) KVM
7 10 (4.42%) Docker
7 10 (4.42%) NFS
7 10 (4.42%) SRDF
7 10 (4.42%) Xen
8 9 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.10%) VMware NSX
10 6 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.77%) XenApp
12 3 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.96%) Ansible
2 17 (7.52%) SCCM
3 16 (7.08%) Puppet
4 13 (5.75%) Terraform
5 11 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (3.98%) Kubernetes
7 8 (3.54%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (3.54%) SCOM
8 7 (3.10%) SCSM
9 5 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.33%) Nessus
12 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.88%) Salt
13 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.44%) Packer
13 1 (0.44%) PaperCut
13 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (47.35%) Cisco
2 64 (28.32%) VMware
3 56 (24.78%) Microsoft
4 29 (12.83%) Citrix
5 28 (12.39%) CheckPoint
6 23 (10.18%) Fortinet
6 23 (10.18%) Juniper
7 19 (8.41%) Palo Alto
8 17 (7.52%) Aruba
8 17 (7.52%) F5
8 17 (7.52%) Oracle
9 16 (7.08%) SolarWinds
10 15 (6.64%) Meraki
11 14 (6.19%) IBM
12 13 (5.75%) Red Hat
13 12 (5.31%) EMC
14 11 (4.87%) NetApp
15 10 (4.42%) Google
15 10 (4.42%) Riverbed
16 9 (3.98%) Sonus