Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 171 139
Rank change year-on-year -21 -32 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 652 689 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.52% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 10.97% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 454 557
London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £150 £182 £189
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
England median daily rate £360 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 31
London median hourly rate £19.10 £30.25 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.86% +37.66% +22.08%
10th Percentile £15.18 £16.42 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £66.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -19.19% +11.69% +1.32%

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 5446 6281 5810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.89% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3652 4102 3843
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +6.01% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 174
London median hourly rate £19.84 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +0.80% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -20 106 £369 -18.06% 23
West London +8 53 £226 -46.82% 6
South London -46 26 £275 -31.25% 4
North London -5 8 £438 +118.75% 1
East London -9 3 £470 +25.33% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 540 (82.82%) WAN
2 292 (44.79%) Cisco
3 234 (35.89%) Firewall
4 226 (34.66%) Windows
5 184 (28.22%) Active Directory
6 167 (25.61%) Data Centre
7 149 (22.85%) Microsoft
8 142 (21.78%) VMware
9 141 (21.63%) Finance
10 137 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
11 130 (19.94%) TCP/IP
12 127 (19.48%) Wireless
13 114 (17.48%) Linux
14 111 (17.02%) Windows Server
15 106 (16.26%) VPN
16 98 (15.03%) Network Security
17 96 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (14.42%) ITIL
19 87 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
19 87 (13.34%) Wi-Fi
20 86 (13.19%) DNS
21 83 (12.73%) WLAN
21 83 (12.73%) Citrix
22 82 (12.58%) CCNP
22 82 (12.58%) MPLS
23 78 (11.96%) SAN
24 76 (11.66%) CheckPoint
24 76 (11.66%) Internet
25 75 (11.50%) Banking
26 74 (11.35%) DHCP

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 61 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.61%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.30%) IIS
5 13 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.38%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.07%) Confluence
7 7 (1.07%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.92%) Apache
8 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.77%) CMS
10 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.61%) Drupal
10 4 (0.61%) JBoss
10 4 (0.61%) WordPress
11 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 87 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) HipChat
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) RMDS
2 4 (0.61%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Eikon
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.51%) Office 365
2 61 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (5.06%) IaaS
5 30 (4.60%) PaaS
6 28 (4.29%) SaaS
7 9 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.77%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.61%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.46%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.31%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Akamai
14 1 (0.15%) GitHub
14 1 (0.15%) Route 53
14 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 540 (82.82%) WAN
2 234 (35.89%) Firewall
3 130 (19.94%) TCP/IP
4 127 (19.48%) Wireless
5 106 (16.26%) VPN
6 98 (15.03%) Network Security
7 87 (13.34%) Wi-Fi
8 86 (13.19%) DNS
9 83 (12.73%) WLAN
10 82 (12.58%) MPLS
11 78 (11.96%) SAN
12 76 (11.66%) Internet
13 74 (11.35%) DHCP
14 63 (9.66%) VoIP
15 55 (8.44%) BGP
16 54 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (7.98%) OSPF
18 47 (7.21%) Cisco Wireless
19 42 (6.44%) EIGRP
20 41 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.92%) Big Data
3 6 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.61%) MySQL
5 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.46%) Power BI
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.31%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.15%) HBase
8 1 (0.15%) Impala
8 1 (0.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.23%) JIRA
4 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
4 6 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.77%) git-flow
5 5 (0.77%) Maven
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 141 (21.63%) Finance
2 75 (11.50%) Banking
3 38 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.07%) Retail
5 18 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.76%) Law
6 17 (2.61%) Legal
7 12 (1.84%) Marketing
8 9 (1.38%) Back Office
9 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.92%) Billing
10 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.61%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.46%) Electronics
12 3 (0.46%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 141 (21.63%) Network Engineer
2 79 (12.12%) Analyst
3 70 (10.74%) Architect
4 63 (9.66%) Desktop Support
5 62 (9.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 51 (7.82%) Project Manager
7 48 (7.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 48 (7.36%) Support Engineer
8 43 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (6.13%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.45%) Network Architect
10 29 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 28 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
13 26 (3.99%) Administrator
14 25 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
15 24 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
15 24 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.68%) Network Manager
16 21 (3.22%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.61%) 802.1X
1 17 (2.61%) Web Services
2 14 (2.15%) Middleware
3 13 (1.99%) XML
4 11 (1.69%) .NET
5 10 (1.53%) Node.js
6 7 (1.07%) Ajax
6 7 (1.07%) HTML
6 7 (1.07%) SOAP
7 5 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.77%) JSON
8 4 (0.61%) REST
8 4 (0.61%) Sensu
8 4 (0.61%) XHTML
9 3 (0.46%) LAMP
10 2 (0.31%) React
10 2 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.15%) Kafka
11 1 (0.15%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 167 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 24 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.91%) iPhone
7 17 (2.61%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.61%) Replication
8 16 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 16 (2.45%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.30%) Clustering
10 13 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.84%) BYOD
11 12 (1.84%) PKI
11 12 (1.84%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.84%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.69%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.69%) iPad
13 9 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 226 (34.66%) Windows
2 114 (17.48%) Linux
3 111 (17.02%) Windows Server
4 64 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (9.51%) Windows 7
6 57 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 33 (5.06%) Unix
9 29 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.68%) Apple iOS
11 22 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (3.22%) CentOS
13 14 (2.15%) Android
13 14 (2.15%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.84%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.53%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.07%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.07%) SUSE
17 5 (0.77%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.42%) ITIL
2 69 (10.58%) Network Design
3 64 (9.82%) Migration
4 58 (8.90%) Project Management
5 52 (7.98%) DevOps
6 46 (7.06%) Network Management
7 44 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (6.75%) Change Management
8 38 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
9 36 (5.52%) Information Security
10 33 (5.06%) Service Delivery
11 32 (4.91%) Load Balancing
11 32 (4.91%) PRINCE2
12 31 (4.75%) Cybersecurity
13 29 (4.45%) Open Source
13 29 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (3.99%) Patch Management
15 25 (3.83%) Network Architecture
16 24 (3.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.28%) SQL
2 37 (5.67%) Java
2 37 (5.67%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.67%) Python
3 28 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 20 (3.07%) Perl
5 12 (1.84%) C
5 12 (1.84%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.38%) PHP
7 9 (1.38%) Ruby
8 7 (1.07%) C++
8 7 (1.07%) Groovy
9 4 (0.61%) VBScript
10 3 (0.46%) VBA
11 2 (0.31%) Korn
12 1 (0.15%) C#
12 1 (0.15%) Scala
12 1 (0.15%) Tcl
12 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (12.58%) CCNP
3 52 (7.98%) CCNA
4 49 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (7.36%) CCIE
6 40 (6.13%) Security Cleared
7 38 (5.83%) MCSE
8 37 (5.67%) Degree
9 20 (3.07%) SC Cleared
10 17 (2.61%) MCP
10 17 (2.61%) MCSA
11 13 (1.99%) MCDST
11 13 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (1.84%) ACHDS
12 12 (1.84%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.84%) MCSM
13 11 (1.69%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.69%) ACDT
13 11 (1.69%) ACTC
13 11 (1.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.83%) SLA
2 14 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.53%) GDPR
4 8 (1.23%) MiFID
4 8 (1.23%) PMO
5 7 (1.07%) RMADS
6 6 (0.92%) QA
6 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.46%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.46%) FATCA
8 3 (0.46%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 184 (28.22%) Active Directory
2 96 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.13%) vSphere
4 32 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (2.15%) Docker
8 11 (1.69%) Samba
8 11 (1.69%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.38%) XenApp
10 7 (1.07%) ProxySG
10 7 (1.07%) vCloud
10 7 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.07%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.61%) Gluster
14 2 (0.31%) LXC
14 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (5.98%) SCCM
2 19 (2.91%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (2.76%) Ansible
4 15 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.15%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.84%) Nagios
7 11 (1.69%) Nessus
7 11 (1.69%) WMI
8 10 (1.53%) SCOM
8 10 (1.53%) Terraform
9 8 (1.23%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.23%) FortiGate
9 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.92%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.92%) TrustSec
11 6 (0.92%) vRealize
11 6 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 292 (44.79%) Cisco
2 149 (22.85%) Microsoft
3 142 (21.78%) VMware
4 83 (12.73%) Citrix
5 76 (11.66%) CheckPoint
6 69 (10.58%) SolarWinds
7 66 (10.12%) Juniper
8 57 (8.74%) Palo Alto
9 50 (7.67%) HP
10 44 (6.75%) Riverbed
11 40 (6.13%) Oracle
12 32 (4.91%) Splunk
13 31 (4.75%) Apple
14 30 (4.60%) NetApp
15 29 (4.45%) Avaya
16 28 (4.29%) F5
17 27 (4.14%) Red Hat
18 24 (3.68%) Fortinet
19 23 (3.53%) Mitel
20 22 (3.37%) EMC