Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 196 213
Rank change year-on-year +18 +17 -39
Contract jobs citing LAN 417 612 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.41% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.32% 13.40% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 436 404
London median daily rate £375 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £159 £153 £158
90th Percentile £540 £575 £588
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
London median hourly rate £43.26 £30.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.84% +75.54% -65.25%
10th Percentile £11.99 £16.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £115.00 £31.89
England median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £17.44
% change year-on-year -16.67% +37.63% -7.00%

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 3,130 4,567 5,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.98% 10.53% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,162 3,093 3,647
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £191 £206 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 108 155
London median hourly rate £19.41 £24.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +21.15% -7.93%
10th Percentile £14.32 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.98 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.87% -6.25% -6.98%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 +20 94 £350 -9.68% 39
West London -2 36 £290 -22.67% 28
East London +69 23 £338 +40.63% 16
South London +32 14 £150 -57.14% 12
North London +11 1 £625 +47.06% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 314 (75.30%) WAN
2 218 (52.28%) Cisco
3 173 (41.49%) Windows
4 142 (34.05%) Firewall
5 123 (29.50%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (27.82%) Active Directory
7 112 (26.86%) Microsoft
8 106 (25.42%) Wireless
9 103 (24.70%) VPN
10 99 (23.74%) CCNP
11 98 (23.50%) TCP/IP
11 98 (23.50%) Office 365
12 79 (18.94%) BGP
13 74 (17.75%) MPLS
14 72 (17.27%) ITIL
14 72 (17.27%) Finance
14 72 (17.27%) Data Centre
15 71 (17.03%) WLAN
16 67 (16.07%) VMware
17 65 (15.59%) DNS
18 64 (15.35%) Windows 10
19 60 (14.39%) CCNA
20 59 (14.15%) VoIP
21 57 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
21 57 (13.67%) OSPF
21 57 (13.67%) Internet
22 56 (13.43%) Network Security
23 54 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 52 (12.47%) Ethernet
24 52 (12.47%) Wi-Fi

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 37 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 29 (6.95%) Skype for Business
4 15 (3.60%) IIS
5 11 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.68%) Confluence
8 6 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Houdini
5 1 (0.24%) Maya
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 98 (23.50%) Office 365
2 47 (11.27%) Azure
3 22 (5.28%) AWS
4 7 (1.68%) IaaS
5 6 (1.44%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.20%) G Suite
6 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Flow
6 5 (1.20%) PaaS
6 5 (1.20%) PowerApps
7 4 (0.96%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.96%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.72%) SaaS
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) GCP
9 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 314 (75.30%) WAN
2 142 (34.05%) Firewall
3 106 (25.42%) Wireless
4 103 (24.70%) VPN
5 98 (23.50%) TCP/IP
6 79 (18.94%) BGP
7 74 (17.75%) MPLS
8 71 (17.03%) WLAN
9 65 (15.59%) DNS
10 59 (14.15%) VoIP
11 57 (13.67%) Internet
11 57 (13.67%) OSPF
12 56 (13.43%) Network Security
13 52 (12.47%) Ethernet
13 52 (12.47%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (11.27%) Cisco IOS
15 46 (11.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 46 (11.03%) EIGRP
16 43 (10.31%) DHCP
17 40 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.24%) Power BI
5 1 (0.24%) Redis
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (2.88%) JIRA
3 5 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.48%) Hudson
5 2 (0.48%) JUnit
5 2 (0.48%) Maven
5 2 (0.48%) TestRail
6 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.24%) Mocha
General
1 72 (17.27%) Finance
2 46 (11.03%) Banking
3 41 (9.83%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.60%) Retail
6 14 (3.36%) Front Office
7 11 (2.64%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.92%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.68%) Law
10 6 (1.44%) German Language
11 5 (1.20%) French Language
11 5 (1.20%) Legal
12 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.96%) Local Government
13 3 (0.72%) Advertising
13 3 (0.72%) Marketing
14 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 2 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (34.53%) Network Engineer
2 42 (10.07%) Analyst
3 39 (9.35%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 37 (8.87%) Architect
6 36 (8.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 33 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (4.80%) Network Architect
10 19 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (4.32%) Desktop Support
12 17 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
12 17 (4.08%) IT Support
12 17 (4.08%) Service Analyst
13 16 (3.84%) Juniper Engineer
13 16 (3.84%) Security Engineer
13 16 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
14 14 (3.36%) Network Security Engineer
14 14 (3.36%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.12%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.11%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.96%) LDAP
2 4 (0.96%) Middleware
3 3 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.48%) Apache Camel
4 2 (0.48%) FFmpeg
4 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.48%) JSON
4 2 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (0.48%) WireMock
5 1 (0.24%) Express
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) Jinja
5 1 (0.24%) Node.js
5 1 (0.24%) OAuth
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) RESTful
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
5 1 (0.24%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.95%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.64%) User Experience
6 10 (2.40%) Fibre Optics
7 9 (2.16%) Handset
7 9 (2.16%) PKI
8 8 (1.92%) iPhone
9 7 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.68%) iPad
9 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.72%) FMCG
11 3 (0.72%) IPTV
11 3 (0.72%) Replication
11 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 173 (41.49%) Windows
2 64 (15.35%) Windows 10
3 51 (12.23%) Windows 7
4 45 (10.79%) Windows Server
5 36 (8.63%) Linux
6 28 (6.71%) Android
7 27 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.12%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.64%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.16%) Unix
13 8 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.96%) SUSE
14 4 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.72%) Solaris
15 3 (0.72%) VMS
16 1 (0.24%) CentOS
16 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.27%) ITIL
2 42 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (7.91%) Network Design
4 31 (7.43%) Network Management
4 31 (7.43%) Project Management
5 30 (7.19%) Change Management
6 29 (6.95%) Migration
7 25 (6.00%) Network Architecture
8 22 (5.28%) Load Balancing
8 22 (5.28%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.80%) Project Delivery
10 19 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (4.32%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (4.08%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (3.84%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (3.60%) Technical Leadership
15 14 (3.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.99%) SQL
2 21 (5.04%) Perl
3 12 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.16%) C
4 9 (2.16%) Python
5 7 (1.68%) Java
6 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (29.50%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (23.74%) CCNP
3 60 (14.39%) CCNA
4 35 (8.39%) Security Cleared
5 30 (7.19%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.24%) CCIE
7 21 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.84%) Degree
9 14 (3.36%) BC Cleared
9 14 (3.36%) CCDA
10 11 (2.64%) CCDP
10 11 (2.64%) MCSE
11 8 (1.92%) MCSA
12 7 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.20%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.96%) CISSP
14 4 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.96%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.96%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.12%) SLA
2 10 (2.40%) GDPR
3 6 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.96%) QA
6 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) PMO
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.24%) MiFID
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 116 (27.82%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.68%) vSphere
6 6 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.96%) Docker
8 4 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.96%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.96%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.72%) XenApp
10 2 (0.48%) NFS
10 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.24%) SRDF
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (7.43%) SCCM
2 19 (4.56%) Puppet
3 18 (4.32%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.84%) ZABBIX
6 15 (3.60%) Cacti
6 15 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (3.60%) Nagios
6 15 (3.60%) NetMRI
6 15 (3.60%) Statseeker
7 9 (2.16%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.68%) Ansible
9 6 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.44%) WSUS
10 5 (1.20%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.20%) SCOM
11 4 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 218 (52.28%) Cisco
2 112 (26.86%) Microsoft
3 67 (16.07%) VMware
4 39 (9.35%) Palo Alto
5 38 (9.11%) Juniper
6 30 (7.19%) Citrix
7 26 (6.24%) SolarWinds
8 25 (6.00%) CheckPoint
9 23 (5.52%) Aruba
10 22 (5.28%) Meraki
11 20 (4.80%) Dell
12 19 (4.56%) NetScout
13 17 (4.08%) Solarflare
14 16 (3.84%) HP
15 15 (3.60%) Fortinet
16 14 (3.36%) F5
17 12 (2.88%) Apple
17 12 (2.88%) Avaya
17 12 (2.88%) Oracle
18 10 (2.40%) Infoblox