Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 175 149
Rank change year-on-year -38 -26 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 586 632 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 1.53% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 12.02% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 412 466
London median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +19.01%
10th Percentile £169 £182 £194
90th Percentile £587 £588 £600
England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 35
London median hourly rate £17.38 £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.25% +122.22% +23.29%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.56 £12.85
90th Percentile £26.73 £87.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% -

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 5,249 5,259 5,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.27% 12.73% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,636 3,493 3,619
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 150 147
London median hourly rate £20.26 £20.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% -7.95% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -64 86 £338 -16.67% 33
West London -16 44 £265 -29.33% 26
South London -44 33 £463 +19.35% 5
East London -5 14 £400 -17.95% 9
North London +4 7 £425 +41.55% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 495 (84.47%) WAN
2 266 (45.39%) Cisco
3 235 (40.10%) Firewall
4 194 (33.11%) Windows
5 151 (25.77%) Active Directory
6 138 (23.55%) Data Centre
7 126 (21.50%) VMware
8 123 (20.99%) Microsoft
9 117 (19.97%) VPN
10 116 (19.80%) TCP/IP
11 115 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
12 97 (16.55%) ITIL
12 97 (16.55%) Finance
13 96 (16.38%) Wireless
14 95 (16.21%) Windows Server
15 90 (15.36%) DNS
16 89 (15.19%) DHCP
16 89 (15.19%) Internet
17 85 (14.51%) MPLS
17 85 (14.51%) Office 365
18 84 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (13.14%) CheckPoint
19 77 (13.14%) Linux
20 74 (12.63%) Citrix
21 70 (11.95%) Juniper
22 69 (11.77%) CCNP
22 69 (11.77%) Network Security
23 67 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
24 65 (11.09%) Wi-Fi
25 62 (10.58%) Windows 7

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 56 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.73%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.19%) IIS
7 6 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.68%) CMS
9 4 (0.68%) Confluence
9 4 (0.68%) Drupal
9 4 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.68%) WordPress
10 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.51%) JBoss
11 2 (0.34%) Apache
11 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.85%) HipChat
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.51%) RMDS
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Relativity
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 85 (14.51%) Office 365
2 58 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (6.66%) IaaS
5 36 (6.14%) PaaS
6 29 (4.95%) SaaS
7 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.37%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.85%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 495 (84.47%) WAN
2 235 (40.10%) Firewall
3 117 (19.97%) VPN
4 116 (19.80%) TCP/IP
5 96 (16.38%) Wireless
6 90 (15.36%) DNS
7 89 (15.19%) DHCP
7 89 (15.19%) Internet
8 85 (14.51%) MPLS
9 69 (11.77%) Network Security
10 65 (11.09%) Wi-Fi
11 56 (9.56%) SAN
11 56 (9.56%) WLAN
12 54 (9.22%) BGP
13 53 (9.04%) VoIP
14 52 (8.87%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
16 48 (8.19%) OSPF
17 42 (7.17%) SSL
18 33 (5.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.34%) Big Data
4 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.34%) MySQL
4 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.34%) Power BI
4 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) OLAP
5 1 (0.17%) OLTP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.19%) Maven
4 6 (1.02%) JIRA
5 5 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.85%) git-flow
6 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.34%) JUnit
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 97 (16.55%) Finance
2 46 (7.85%) Banking
3 34 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.92%) Legal
5 18 (3.07%) Retail
6 15 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.54%) Law
8 8 (1.37%) Billing
9 7 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.02%) Advertising
10 6 (1.02%) Back Office
10 6 (1.02%) Music Industry
11 5 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.51%) French Language
12 3 (0.51%) Marketing
12 3 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (20.14%) Network Engineer
2 85 (14.51%) Architect
3 80 (13.65%) Analyst
4 49 (8.36%) Desktop Support
5 45 (7.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 39 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.48%) Project Manager
7 38 (6.48%) Support Engineer
8 37 (6.31%) Network Architect
8 37 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 34 (5.80%) Security Architect
10 31 (5.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 27 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
12 25 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 25 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
14 21 (3.58%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
15 20 (3.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.07%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.39%) Web Services
3 9 (1.54%) .NET
3 9 (1.54%) JSON
3 9 (1.54%) LDAP
3 9 (1.54%) Node.js
4 8 (1.37%) XML
5 7 (1.19%) Middleware
6 5 (0.85%) Ajax
6 5 (0.85%) HTML
7 4 (0.68%) REST
7 4 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (0.68%) SOAP
8 3 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.34%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.34%) HTML5
9 2 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.34%) WireMock
9 2 (0.34%) XHTML
9 2 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 138 (23.55%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.07%) Replication
5 16 (2.73%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.56%) Clustering
6 15 (2.56%) iPhone
7 13 (2.22%) iPad
8 12 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 12 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.88%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.71%) PKI
11 9 (1.54%) BYOD
11 9 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.54%) FMCG
11 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 194 (33.11%) Windows
2 95 (16.21%) Windows Server
3 77 (13.14%) Linux
4 62 (10.58%) Windows 7
5 53 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (7.00%) Windows 10
8 25 (4.27%) Unix
9 22 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (3.58%) CentOS
11 19 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (2.39%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.05%) Android
14 10 (1.71%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.85%) Solaris
18 4 (0.68%) NetWare
18 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (16.55%) ITIL
2 49 (8.36%) Network Design
2 49 (8.36%) Project Management
3 48 (8.19%) Change Management
4 46 (7.85%) Network Management
5 43 (7.34%) DevOps
6 42 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (7.17%) Migration
7 36 (6.14%) Network Architecture
8 34 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
9 31 (5.29%) Patch Management
10 30 (5.12%) Information Security
11 29 (4.95%) Open Source
11 29 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (4.44%) Incident Management
12 26 (4.44%) Service Delivery
13 25 (4.27%) PRINCE2
14 24 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (4.10%) Load Balancing
14 24 (4.10%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.04%) SQL
2 36 (6.14%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.63%) Python
4 27 (4.61%) Java
5 26 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.88%) C
6 11 (1.88%) Perl
7 8 (1.37%) PHP
7 8 (1.37%) Ruby
8 7 (1.19%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.85%) Groovy
9 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.68%) C++
10 4 (0.68%) VBScript
11 1 (0.17%) C#
11 1 (0.17%) Scala
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (11.77%) CCNP
3 57 (9.73%) CCNA
4 51 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 50 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (7.00%) MCSE
7 39 (6.66%) CCIE
8 31 (5.29%) SC Cleared
9 28 (4.78%) Degree
10 24 (4.10%) CISSP
11 22 (3.75%) MCP
12 15 (2.56%) CISA
13 13 (2.22%) CISM
14 11 (1.88%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.88%) PMP
15 10 (1.71%) MCITP
15 10 (1.71%) MCSA
15 10 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (1.54%) CCSE
17 8 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 22 (3.75%) SLA
4 12 (2.05%) RMADS
5 10 (1.71%) GDPR
6 8 (1.37%) PMO
7 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.68%) GAAP
8 4 (0.68%) MiFID
8 4 (0.68%) QA
9 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.17%) FATCA
11 1 (0.17%) IFRS
11 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 151 (25.77%) Active Directory
2 84 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.48%) vSphere
4 36 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.73%) XenApp
7 14 (2.39%) Docker
8 13 (2.22%) Samba
9 9 (1.54%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.68%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.68%) vCloud
13 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.51%) Gluster
14 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.51%) XenServer
15 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 49 (8.36%) SCCM
2 18 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.73%) Nessus
5 15 (2.56%) Ansible
6 14 (2.39%) SCOM
7 13 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 12 (2.05%) WMI
9 11 (1.88%) Nagios
10 10 (1.71%) Kubernetes
11 9 (1.54%) WSUS
12 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.19%) TrustSec
12 7 (1.19%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.85%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.85%) Puppet
14 4 (0.68%) Terraform
14 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.51%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 266 (45.39%) Cisco
2 126 (21.50%) VMware
3 123 (20.99%) Microsoft
4 77 (13.14%) CheckPoint
5 74 (12.63%) Citrix
6 70 (11.95%) Juniper
7 41 (7.00%) SolarWinds
8 38 (6.48%) Fortinet
9 34 (5.80%) F5
10 32 (5.46%) Palo Alto
11 29 (4.95%) HP
12 28 (4.78%) Splunk
13 27 (4.61%) Avaya
14 24 (4.10%) Apple
15 22 (3.75%) Capita
16 20 (3.41%) NetApp
17 18 (3.07%) Aruba
17 18 (3.07%) Meraki
17 18 (3.07%) Mitel
17 18 (3.07%) Red Hat