Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 229 198
Rank change year-on-year +14 -31 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 140 445 635
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.17% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 11.11% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 319 430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £170 £166
90th Percentile £573 £575 £625
England median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -2.53% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.75 £14.53
90th Percentile £33.00 £57.50 £115.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £20.11 £23.15
% change year-on-year +59.16% -13.15% +36.18%

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 1,525 4,007 5,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.46% 10.53% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 2,704 3,742
Median daily rate £463 £461 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +0.27% +2.22%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 108 135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.30% +11.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £19.80 £14.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £57.40 £53.75 £53.78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +6.95%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 +65 16 £500 +25.00% 10
West London +37 4 £260 -13.25% 2
North London - 3 £563 -
East London +47 2 £475 +46.15% 4
South London +43 2 £313 -15.54% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 108 (77.14%) WAN
2 59 (42.14%) Firewall
3 52 (37.14%) Cisco
4 36 (25.71%) VPN
4 36 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 35 (25.00%) Windows
6 32 (22.86%) TCP/IP
7 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 30 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 28 (20.00%) Network Security
8 28 (20.00%) Azure
9 27 (19.29%) Linux
10 24 (17.14%) C
11 23 (16.43%) MPLS
12 22 (15.71%) OSPF
12 22 (15.71%) DNS
13 21 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 21 (15.00%) VMware
13 21 (15.00%) Data Centre
14 20 (14.29%) Wireless
14 20 (14.29%) CCNP
15 19 (13.57%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (13.57%) Virtual Machines
15 19 (13.57%) Office 365
16 18 (12.86%) F5
16 18 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (12.86%) Telecoms
16 18 (12.86%) Internet
16 18 (12.86%) Network Virtualisation

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 5 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
3 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.71%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.00%) Azure
2 19 (13.57%) Office 365
3 16 (11.43%) AWS
4 14 (10.00%) PaaS
5 12 (8.57%) SaaS
6 9 (6.43%) GCP
7 4 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.43%) IaaS
9 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.43%) Power Automate
9 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.71%) GitHub
10 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 108 (77.14%) WAN
2 59 (42.14%) Firewall
3 36 (25.71%) VPN
4 32 (22.86%) TCP/IP
5 28 (20.00%) Network Security
6 23 (16.43%) MPLS
7 22 (15.71%) DNS
7 22 (15.71%) OSPF
8 20 (14.29%) Wireless
9 19 (13.57%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (12.86%) Internet
11 17 (12.14%) WLAN
12 13 (9.29%) Ethernet
12 13 (9.29%) SNMP
13 12 (8.57%) BGP
13 12 (8.57%) TACACS
13 12 (8.57%) VoIP
14 11 (7.86%) Unified Communications
15 10 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (6.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.43%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
3 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (12.86%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.43%) Finance
3 11 (7.86%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.43%) Local Government
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (19.29%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.29%) Architect
3 9 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (6.43%) Network Architect
4 8 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.00%) Analyst
5 7 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (4.29%) IT Engineer
6 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Administrator
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.57%) Security Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) Web Services
2 4 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.14%) WebRTC
4 2 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.43%) JSON
4 2 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.71%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) REST
5 1 (0.71%) SAML
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
5 1 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.86%) NHS
3 10 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) Fibre Optics
4 5 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.14%) CCTV
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.14%) Tandem
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) FMCG
6 2 (1.43%) IVR
6 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.43%) Social Media
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.71%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.00%) Windows
2 27 (19.29%) Linux
3 17 (12.14%) Unix
4 13 (9.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.29%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.57%) Solaris
6 5 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.86%) Debian
7 4 (2.86%) Fedora
7 4 (2.86%) NetWare
7 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.86%) VMS
8 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.86%) Network Virtualisation
2 13 (9.29%) Network Design
3 12 (8.57%) Migration
3 12 (8.57%) Project Management
4 10 (7.14%) ITIL
4 10 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.43%) Network Management
6 8 (5.71%) Dashboard Development
6 8 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.29%) Change Management
8 6 (4.29%) Content Management
8 6 (4.29%) DevOps
8 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (4.29%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.29%) SIEM
8 6 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.14%) C
2 14 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 14 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (2.14%) Perl
4 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.43%) Lisp
5 2 (1.43%) SQL
6 1 (0.71%) C#
6 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.71%) Go
6 1 (0.71%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 36 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.29%) CCNP
4 16 (11.43%) DV Cleared
5 15 (10.71%) CCIE
6 8 (5.71%) CCNA
6 8 (5.71%) MCSE
6 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.29%) CCDP
7 6 (4.29%) Degree
8 3 (2.14%) BICSI Certification
8 3 (2.14%) CCDE
8 3 (2.14%) CISSP
8 3 (2.14%) RIBA
9 2 (1.43%) CCDA
9 2 (1.43%) MCP
10 1 (0.71%) CCSP
10 1 (0.71%) MCSA
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 4 (2.86%) NIST
3 3 (2.14%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.71%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.57%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.29%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.86%) Docker
7 3 (2.14%) KVM
7 3 (2.14%) Xen
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.86%) Ansible
3 4 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.43%) Nagios
5 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 2 (1.43%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.71%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.71%) Packer
6 1 (0.71%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Terraform
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (37.14%) Cisco
2 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.00%) VMware
4 18 (12.86%) F5
5 16 (11.43%) Oracle
6 14 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 12 (8.57%) Palo Alto
8 11 (7.86%) Meraki
9 10 (7.14%) Juniper
10 8 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.00%) Aruba
11 7 (5.00%) Citrix
11 7 (5.00%) Dell
11 7 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.29%) Avaya
12 6 (4.29%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.57%) Arista
13 5 (3.57%) HP
13 5 (3.57%) NetApp