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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 166 117
Rank change year-on-year -17 -49  
Contract jobs citing LAN 283 316 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.48% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.60% 10.66% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 211 319
Median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.30 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £24.80 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2246 2965 3125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.87% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 2020 2020
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 48 £390 -17.89% 9
New Malden - 5 - -
Heathrow +7 2 £350 +34.61%
Croydon 0 2 £463 +2.77%
Feltham - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £110 -
Canary Wharf +4 1 - -
Bromley +4 1 £325 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £168 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Greenwich - 1 £150 -
West End of London - 1 £400 - 3
Brentford - 1 £365 - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for LAN.

1 473 (84.62%) WAN
2 303 (54.20%) Cisco
3 229 (40.97%) Firewall
4 217 (38.82%) Windows
5 175 (31.31%) Active Directory
6 153 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
7 138 (24.69%) Data Centre
8 134 (23.97%) Microsoft
9 127 (22.72%) Wireless
10 125 (22.36%) VPN
11 119 (21.29%) Finance
12 117 (20.93%) TCP/IP
13 114 (20.39%) VMware
14 111 (19.86%) CCNP
15 97 (17.35%) MPLS
16 94 (16.82%) DNS
17 93 (16.64%) Citrix
18 84 (15.03%) Juniper
19 83 (14.85%) Windows Server
20 82 (14.67%) ITIL
21 80 (14.31%) Linux
22 77 (13.77%) Migration
23 75 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
24 73 (13.06%) Network Security
25 72 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
26 71 (12.70%) DHCP
27 69 (12.34%) CCIE
27 69 (12.34%) BGP
28 66 (11.81%) CheckPoint
28 66 (11.81%) 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 34 (6.08%) MS Exchange
1 34 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.83%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.50%) IIS
4 11 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.25%) Apache
7 6 (1.07%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.72%) Confluence
8 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.54%) JBoss
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (13.42%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.20%) Office 365
2 54 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.65%) IaaS
5 23 (4.11%) PaaS
6 17 (3.04%) SaaS
7 8 (1.43%) Yammer
8 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 473 (84.62%) WAN
2 229 (40.97%) Firewall
3 127 (22.72%) Wireless
4 125 (22.36%) VPN
5 117 (20.93%) TCP/IP
6 97 (17.35%) MPLS
7 94 (16.82%) DNS
8 73 (13.06%) Network Security
9 71 (12.70%) DHCP
10 69 (12.34%) BGP
11 63 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
12 62 (11.09%) Cisco IOS
12 62 (11.09%) WLAN
13 60 (10.73%) SAN
14 57 (10.20%) OSPF
15 54 (9.66%) Wi-Fi
16 49 (8.77%) Internet
17 47 (8.41%) VoIP
18 42 (7.51%) Cisco Nexus
19 38 (6.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.72%) Big Data
4 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.54%) MySQL
5 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.54%) Power BI
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.36%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.18%) HBase
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.43%) JIRA
3 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.72%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.54%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.18%) MSI
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 119 (21.29%) Finance
2 47 (8.41%) Banking
3 38 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.58%) Retail
5 13 (2.33%) Legal
6 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.61%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.43%) Back Office
8 8 (1.43%) Marketing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) French Language
10 3 (0.54%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (24.51%) Network Engineer
2 91 (16.28%) Analyst
3 67 (11.99%) Architect
4 48 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 43 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 43 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 42 (7.51%) Support Analyst
7 41 (7.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 40 (7.16%) Desktop Support
9 34 (6.08%) Network Analyst
10 31 (5.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 30 (5.37%) Senior Network Engineer
12 27 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (4.65%) Administrator
14 24 (4.29%) LAN Engineer
15 23 (4.11%) Network Architect
16 22 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
16 22 (3.94%) IT Support
17 20 (3.58%) Cisco Network Analyst
17 20 (3.58%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.26%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.79%) Web Services
3 8 (1.43%) HTML
3 8 (1.43%) Middleware
4 5 (0.89%) XMPP
5 4 (0.72%) .NET
5 4 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.72%) SOAP
6 2 (0.36%) CSS
6 2 (0.36%) JSON
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.36%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) Ajax
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.18%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) Sensu
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) XHTML
7 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 138 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.33%) Clustering
5 12 (2.15%) BYOD
5 12 (2.15%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.43%) PKI
8 7 (1.25%) iPhone
8 7 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.07%) NHS
10 5 (0.89%) iPad
11 4 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.72%) User Experience
11 4 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 217 (38.82%) Windows
2 83 (14.85%) Windows Server
3 80 (14.31%) Linux
4 61 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (9.12%) Windows 7
7 31 (5.55%) Windows 10
8 25 (4.47%) Unix
8 25 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (3.04%) Android
10 16 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.50%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.15%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.97%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.61%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.43%) Solaris
16 7 (1.25%) SUSE
17 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (14.67%) ITIL
2 77 (13.77%) Migration
3 61 (10.91%) Network Design
4 48 (8.59%) Network Management
5 47 (8.41%) Project Management
6 44 (7.87%) Load Balancing
7 43 (7.69%) High Availability
8 34 (6.08%) DevOps
9 31 (5.55%) Change Management
10 28 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (5.01%) Service Management
11 27 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (4.65%) PRINCE2
12 26 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
14 19 (3.40%) Asset Management
14 19 (3.40%) Time Management
15 17 (3.04%) Network Architecture
16 15 (2.68%) Configuration Management
16 15 (2.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (6.44%) SQL
2 24 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.50%) Perl
4 12 (2.15%) Java
5 11 (1.97%) Python
6 8 (1.43%) Lisp
7 5 (0.89%) PHP
8 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.72%) C
8 4 (0.72%) Korn
8 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.54%) Groovy
9 3 (0.54%) VBScript
10 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.36%) Tcl
11 1 (0.18%) C#
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.18%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 153 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (19.86%) CCNP
3 69 (12.34%) CCIE
4 66 (11.81%) CCNA
5 41 (7.33%) Security Cleared
6 34 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (4.47%) SC Cleared
8 24 (4.29%) MCSE
9 18 (3.22%) Degree
9 18 (3.22%) JNCIS
10 11 (1.97%) CCDP
11 10 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 10 (1.79%) JNCIE
11 10 (1.79%) JNCIP
12 9 (1.61%) MCSA
12 9 (1.61%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.61%) PMP
13 8 (1.43%) CCDA
13 8 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.22%) SLA
2 9 (1.61%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.54%) PMO
4 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) GMP
6 1 (0.18%) BS25999
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) GPG13
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 175 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 72 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (1.97%) Docker
6 11 (1.97%) vSphere
7 9 (1.61%) vCloud
7 9 (1.61%) XenApp
8 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.72%) Firmware
9 4 (0.72%) KVM
9 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.72%) Xen
10 3 (0.54%) LXC
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.36%) SRDF
11 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (4.65%) SCCM
2 19 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.50%) Nagios
4 13 (2.33%) Ansible
5 10 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (1.61%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.43%) Puppet
7 8 (1.43%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.43%) ZABBIX
8 7 (1.25%) Cacti
8 7 (1.25%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.25%) Terraform
9 6 (1.07%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.89%) QRadar
10 5 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 303 (54.20%) Cisco
2 134 (23.97%) Microsoft
3 114 (20.39%) VMware
4 93 (16.64%) Citrix
5 84 (15.03%) Juniper
6 66 (11.81%) CheckPoint
7 63 (11.27%) Palo Alto
8 47 (8.41%) SolarWinds
9 44 (7.87%) F5
10 39 (6.98%) HP
11 29 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 29 (5.19%) NetApp
12 27 (4.83%) Avaya
12 27 (4.83%) Oracle
13 23 (4.11%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.22%) Riverbed
15 17 (3.04%) Arista
16 16 (2.86%) Apple
17 15 (2.68%) EMC
18 13 (2.33%) NICE Systems
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