Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 210 178
Rank change year-on-year +13 -32 -29
Contract jobs citing LAN 612 604 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.39% 1.29% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.22% 11.33% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 410 412
London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £152 £160 £182
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 24
London median hourly rate £30.50 £17.38 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.54% -65.25% +122.22%
10th Percentile £16.05 £13.25 £14.56
90th Percentile £115.00 £26.85 £87.25
England median hourly rate £24.46 £17.38 £18.75
% change year-on-year +40.75% -7.33% -6.25%

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 4,628 5,333 5,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.52% 11.36% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,141 3,690 3,535
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £260
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 154 151
London median hourly rate £24.23 £19.32 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.41% -12.18% -1.12%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -3.10%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +56 156 £400 +18.52% 61
West London +42 76 £375 +32.74% 35
South London -17 13 £350 -24.32% 1
East London -37 10 £240 -33.79% 16
North London -12 3 £550 +29.41% 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 520 (84.97%) WAN
2 291 (47.55%) Cisco
3 261 (42.65%) Windows
3 261 (42.65%) Firewall
4 203 (33.17%) Active Directory
5 176 (28.76%) VPN
6 169 (27.61%) Microsoft
7 142 (23.20%) DNS
8 136 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 133 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
10 131 (21.41%) TCP/IP
11 130 (21.24%) VMware
12 125 (20.42%) Wireless
13 116 (18.95%) DHCP
14 110 (17.97%) Windows Server
15 106 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
16 104 (16.99%) ITIL
17 103 (16.83%) Finance
18 96 (15.69%) BGP
19 95 (15.52%) WLAN
20 90 (14.71%) OSPF
20 90 (14.71%) Windows 7
21 88 (14.38%) MPLS
22 85 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
23 84 (13.73%) CheckPoint
24 83 (13.56%) Network Security
24 83 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
24 83 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
24 83 (13.56%) Office 365
25 76 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012

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 50 (8.17%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.49%) CMS
6 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.33%) SAS
7 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 106 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 83 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 83 (13.56%) Office 365
2 31 (5.07%) IaaS
3 27 (4.41%) SaaS
4 23 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (3.76%) PaaS
5 20 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.45%) Sumo Logic
8 8 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.49%) GoToWebinar
12 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.33%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 520 (84.97%) WAN
2 261 (42.65%) Firewall
3 176 (28.76%) VPN
4 142 (23.20%) DNS
5 131 (21.41%) TCP/IP
6 125 (20.42%) Wireless
7 116 (18.95%) DHCP
8 96 (15.69%) BGP
9 95 (15.52%) WLAN
10 90 (14.71%) OSPF
11 88 (14.38%) MPLS
12 83 (13.56%) Network Security
13 70 (11.44%) Internet
14 56 (9.15%) VoIP
15 51 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
18 41 (6.70%) SAN
19 37 (6.05%) Unified Communications
19 37 (6.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.82%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.65%) Big Data
5 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.49%) MySQL
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.33%) DB2
6 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.16%) HBase
7 1 (0.16%) Mahout
7 1 (0.16%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.33%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.33%) Hudson
2 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.16%) Maven
3 1 (0.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (16.83%) Finance
2 43 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.92%) Banking
4 22 (3.59%) Law
4 22 (3.59%) Retail
5 17 (2.78%) Legal
6 11 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.82%) Billing
9 5 (0.82%) Local Government
10 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.49%) German Language
11 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (25.65%) Network Engineer
2 82 (13.40%) Analyst
3 76 (12.42%) Architect
4 65 (10.62%) Support Engineer
5 50 (8.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 42 (6.86%) Desktop Support
7 41 (6.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 40 (6.54%) Security Engineer
8 40 (6.54%) Support Analyst
9 39 (6.37%) IT Support
10 35 (5.72%) Network Architect
11 34 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 33 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
13 29 (4.74%) Project Manager
14 28 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 23 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
16 22 (3.59%) Service Analyst
16 22 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
16 22 (3.59%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.74%) Web Services
2 15 (2.45%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.96%) XMPP
4 7 (1.14%) REST
4 7 (1.14%) SAML
5 6 (0.98%) LDAP
5 6 (0.98%) OAuth
5 6 (0.98%) OpenID
5 6 (0.98%) YAML
6 3 (0.49%) .NET
6 3 (0.49%) JSON
6 3 (0.49%) Middleware
6 3 (0.49%) SOAP
7 1 (0.16%) APPC
7 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.16%) Spring
7 1 (0.16%) Velocity
7 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.90%) Smartphone
3 28 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.29%) iPhone
9 11 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.80%) Clustering
9 11 (1.80%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.31%) CMDB
11 8 (1.31%) iPad
11 8 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.14%) BYOD
12 7 (1.14%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.14%) Handset
12 7 (1.14%) PKI
13 5 (0.82%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 261 (42.65%) Windows
2 110 (17.97%) Windows Server
3 90 (14.71%) Windows 7
4 76 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (11.44%) Windows 10
6 58 (9.48%) Linux
7 49 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (7.03%) Android
9 27 (4.41%) Apple iOS
10 22 (3.59%) Unix
11 20 (3.27%) Mac OS
12 18 (2.94%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.12%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.98%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.49%) Solaris
18 2 (0.33%) AIX
18 2 (0.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.99%) ITIL
2 64 (10.46%) Change Management
3 59 (9.64%) Migration
4 49 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (7.52%) Network Design
6 45 (7.35%) Project Management
7 38 (6.21%) Network Architecture
8 36 (5.88%) Information Security
9 35 (5.72%) SIEM
10 33 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (5.23%) Server Virtualisation
11 32 (5.23%) Service Management
12 31 (5.07%) Load Balancing
13 27 (4.41%) ITSM
13 27 (4.41%) Service Delivery
14 26 (4.25%) High Availability
15 25 (4.08%) Identity Access Management
15 25 (4.08%) Incident Management
15 25 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
15 25 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.01%) Python
2 43 (7.03%) SQL
3 40 (6.54%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.43%) Perl
5 15 (2.45%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.96%) C
7 8 (1.31%) Java
8 6 (0.98%) Ruby
9 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.49%) C++
10 3 (0.49%) VB
11 2 (0.33%) PHP
11 2 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.16%) CLIST
12 1 (0.16%) Go
12 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.16%) JCL
12 1 (0.16%) REXX
12 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (12.09%) CCNA
3 73 (11.93%) CCNP
4 46 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (6.70%) CCIE
5 41 (6.70%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.56%) Degree
7 32 (5.23%) MCSE
8 31 (5.07%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.27%) CISSP
10 16 (2.61%) CISA
10 16 (2.61%) CSSLP
10 16 (2.61%) ISSMP
11 15 (2.45%) CISM
11 15 (2.45%) ISSAP
12 14 (2.29%) MCSA
13 12 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.96%) MCP
14 11 (1.80%) CCSA
15 9 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.37%) SLA
2 26 (4.25%) HIPAA
3 23 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.43%) FedRAMP
5 13 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.31%) GDPR
6 8 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.98%) PMO
8 2 (0.33%) QA
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 203 (33.17%) Active Directory
2 85 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.03%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.61%) BitLocker
6 15 (2.45%) vSphere
6 15 (2.45%) XenApp
7 11 (1.80%) VMware Server
8 9 (1.47%) KVM
8 9 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.14%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.98%) Firmware
10 6 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.65%) Xen
13 3 (0.49%) Docker
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (7.52%) SCCM
2 20 (3.27%) Ansible
3 17 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.45%) Istio
5 13 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (1.63%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.63%) SCOM
7 9 (1.47%) Nagios
7 9 (1.47%) WSUS
8 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.31%) Puppet
9 7 (1.14%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.14%) CASB
9 7 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco CME
11 5 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 291 (47.55%) Cisco
2 169 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 130 (21.24%) VMware
4 84 (13.73%) CheckPoint
5 61 (9.97%) Palo Alto
6 57 (9.31%) Juniper
7 53 (8.66%) Citrix
8 51 (8.33%) F5
9 48 (7.84%) HP
10 43 (7.03%) Meraki
11 35 (5.72%) SolarWinds
12 29 (4.74%) Dell
13 26 (4.25%) Apple
13 26 (4.25%) Oracle
14 25 (4.08%) Google
15 24 (3.92%) Aruba
16 23 (3.76%) Fortinet
16 23 (3.76%) McAfee
16 23 (3.76%) Splunk
17 19 (3.10%) CyberArk