Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 208 177
Rank change year-on-year +18 -31 -55
Contract jobs citing LAN 646 559 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.31% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.62% 11.37% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 376 468
London median daily rate £400 £400 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.86% +23.79%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £220
90th Percentile £638 £575 £613
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 16
London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.25 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +26.14% +2.81%
10th Percentile £14.08 £12.79 £13.25
90th Percentile £28.75 £64.25 £29.75
England median hourly rate £20.65 £17.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year +18.82% -18.24% +10.39%

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 5,558 4,917 6,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,861 3,259 4,124
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 136 102
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.67 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.28% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.60 £48.76
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +2 139 £395 +3.95% 30
West London -15 42 £194 -16.56% 21
South London -28 32 £550 +18.92% 2
East London +1 21 £130 -22.39% 7
North London +1 3 £325 -23.53% 8
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 541 (83.75%) WAN
2 315 (48.76%) Cisco
3 241 (37.31%) Firewall
4 217 (33.59%) Windows
5 181 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
6 176 (27.24%) Finance
7 158 (24.46%) ITIL
8 141 (21.83%) Microsoft
9 134 (20.74%) Wireless
9 134 (20.74%) Data Centre
10 128 (19.81%) DNS
11 121 (18.73%) VPN
12 117 (18.11%) Active Directory
13 108 (16.72%) TCP/IP
14 105 (16.25%) CCNP
14 105 (16.25%) MPLS
15 98 (15.17%) VMware
16 96 (14.86%) Office 365
17 89 (13.78%) WLAN
18 87 (13.47%) Windows 7
19 86 (13.31%) DHCP
20 84 (13.00%) Network Security
21 83 (12.85%) Microsoft Office
22 79 (12.23%) Wi-Fi
22 79 (12.23%) Migration
22 79 (12.23%) Windows Server
23 77 (11.92%) Network Design
24 75 (11.61%) Juniper
25 72 (11.15%) Linux
26 69 (10.68%) CCNA

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 36 (5.57%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (2.94%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.01%) IIS
5 12 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.77%) Apache
6 5 (0.77%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.62%) CMS
7 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.46%) Confluence
8 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.46%) JBoss
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 83 (12.85%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) RMDS
2 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (14.86%) Office 365
2 60 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.63%) IaaS
4 17 (2.63%) PaaS
5 14 (2.17%) SaaS
6 7 (1.08%) GitHub
7 6 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.62%) Serverless
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.46%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.46%) G Suite
9 3 (0.46%) Route 53
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.31%) GoToWebinar
10 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 541 (83.75%) WAN
2 241 (37.31%) Firewall
3 134 (20.74%) Wireless
4 128 (19.81%) DNS
5 121 (18.73%) VPN
6 108 (16.72%) TCP/IP
7 105 (16.25%) MPLS
8 89 (13.78%) WLAN
9 86 (13.31%) DHCP
10 84 (13.00%) Network Security
11 79 (12.23%) Wi-Fi
12 68 (10.53%) BGP
12 68 (10.53%) OSPF
13 67 (10.37%) Internet
14 55 (8.51%) VoIP
15 48 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (7.28%) VLAN
17 45 (6.97%) Cisco ASA
18 41 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
19 38 (5.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.31%) HBase
6 2 (0.31%) MySQL
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.15%) DataStage
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) MS Access
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) Redis
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.77%) JIRA
3 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.46%) Subversion
4 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.15%) Mocha
6 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 176 (27.24%) Finance
2 45 (6.97%) Banking
3 36 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.25%) Retail
5 17 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.86%) Law
7 9 (1.39%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.08%) Legal
8 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.93%) Advertising
10 5 (0.77%) German Language
11 4 (0.62%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Electronics
12 3 (0.46%) Games
12 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 167 (25.85%) Network Engineer
2 86 (13.31%) Architect
3 73 (11.30%) Analyst
4 64 (9.91%) Desktop Support
5 63 (9.75%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
7 50 (7.74%) Network Architect
8 44 (6.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 43 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 41 (6.35%) Project Manager
11 35 (5.42%) Support Analyst
12 32 (4.95%) IT Support
12 32 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
13 28 (4.33%) Desktop Engineer
14 26 (4.02%) Infrastructure Manager
15 23 (3.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 23 (3.56%) Security Engineer
16 22 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 22 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (3.41%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.73%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.70%) HTML
2 11 (1.70%) Middleware
3 9 (1.39%) CSS
4 8 (1.24%) Web Services
5 3 (0.46%) JSON
5 3 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (0.46%) React
6 2 (0.31%) .NET
6 2 (0.31%) LDAP
6 2 (0.31%) LINQ
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.31%) REST
6 2 (0.31%) SAML
6 2 (0.31%) Velocity
6 2 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.31%) XML
6 2 (0.31%) XSLT
7 1 (0.15%) OAuth
7 1 (0.15%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 134 (20.74%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.42%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (4.64%) Smartphone
5 28 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.56%) iPhone
7 20 (3.10%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.94%) iPad
9 16 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (2.32%) Clustering
10 15 (2.32%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.24%) CLARiiON
13 8 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.24%) PKI
13 8 (1.24%) Replication
14 7 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 217 (33.59%) Windows
2 87 (13.47%) Windows 7
3 79 (12.23%) Windows Server
4 72 (11.15%) Linux
5 63 (9.75%) Windows 10
6 52 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (6.81%) Unix
8 39 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (4.33%) Apple iOS
10 25 (3.87%) Windows 8
11 23 (3.56%) Mac OS X
12 22 (3.41%) Mac OS
13 20 (3.10%) Android
14 16 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.77%) Solaris
17 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.62%) CentOS
19 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (24.46%) ITIL
2 79 (12.23%) Migration
3 77 (11.92%) Network Design
4 65 (10.06%) Project Management
5 57 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (8.05%) Network Management
7 49 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
8 47 (7.28%) Change Management
9 38 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (5.57%) PRINCE2
11 33 (5.11%) Network Architecture
12 32 (4.95%) Service Delivery
12 32 (4.95%) Service Management
13 27 (4.18%) Information Security
14 23 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 23 (3.56%) Load Balancing
15 21 (3.25%) Change Control
15 21 (3.25%) Cybersecurity
15 21 (3.25%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.35%) SQL
2 36 (5.57%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.25%) Python
4 11 (1.70%) Java
4 11 (1.70%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.39%) Perl
6 8 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.08%) C
8 5 (0.77%) VBScript
9 4 (0.62%) Scala
10 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.46%) VB
10 3 (0.46%) VBA
11 2 (0.31%) C#
11 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.15%) Korn
12 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 181 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (16.25%) CCNP
3 69 (10.68%) CCNA
4 68 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 51 (7.89%) CCIE
5 51 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 40 (6.19%) Degree
7 29 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.32%) MCSE
9 14 (2.17%) CISSP
10 12 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.70%) MCSA
12 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.55%) MCP
13 8 (1.24%) Novell Certification
14 7 (1.08%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.08%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.08%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.80%) SLA
2 10 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.08%) QA
5 4 (0.62%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.31%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.31%) FISMA
6 2 (0.31%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 117 (18.11%) Active Directory
2 69 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.79%) BitLocker
5 17 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.63%) vSphere
6 8 (1.24%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.24%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.93%) Docker
8 4 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.46%) Firmware
9 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.31%) KVM
10 2 (0.31%) NFS
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.31%) SRDF
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (8.36%) SCCM
2 26 (4.02%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (2.01%) SCOM
5 12 (1.86%) WSUS
6 11 (1.70%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.39%) Ansible
7 9 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.77%) Nagios
9 5 (0.77%) Puppet
10 4 (0.62%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 315 (48.76%) Cisco
2 141 (21.83%) Microsoft
3 98 (15.17%) VMware
4 75 (11.61%) Juniper
5 57 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 56 (8.67%) Citrix
7 54 (8.36%) HP
8 50 (7.74%) F5
9 44 (6.81%) Palo Alto
9 44 (6.81%) SolarWinds
10 39 (6.04%) Apple
11 27 (4.18%) Meraki
12 26 (4.02%) Aruba
13 21 (3.25%) Infoblox
14 20 (3.10%) Blue Coat
14 20 (3.10%) Mitel
15 19 (2.94%) Polycom
16 18 (2.79%) EMC
16 18 (2.79%) McAfee
17 17 (2.63%) Oracle