Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 202 172
Rank change year-on-year +8 -30 -33
Contract jobs citing LAN 647 611 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.40% 1.36% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.19% 11.95% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 405 466
London median daily rate £400 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +20.69%
10th Percentile £169 £153 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £600
England median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 18
London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.69% -1.45% +2.57%
10th Percentile £14.93 £12.53 £11.10
90th Percentile £115.00 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.88 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.65% -13.13% +9.59%

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 5,306 5,113 6,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.49% 11.37% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 3,464 4,126
London median daily rate £451 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +1.12% +11.11%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 140 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -0.13% +4.03%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.29 £47.63 £48.92
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +10 150 £400 +6.67% 44
West London +1 58 £194 -1.77% 30
South London -16 33 £575 +109.09% 2
East London -3 19 £300 +42.86% 7
North London -4 3 £325 -27.78% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 554 (85.63%) WAN
2 302 (46.68%) Cisco
3 259 (40.03%) Firewall
4 247 (38.18%) Windows
5 162 (25.04%) Microsoft
6 157 (24.27%) Finance
7 156 (24.11%) VPN
8 153 (23.65%) ITIL
9 149 (23.03%) Active Directory
10 148 (22.87%) Cisco Certification
11 135 (20.87%) Wireless
12 132 (20.40%) Data Centre
13 125 (19.32%) DNS
14 117 (18.08%) VMware
15 112 (17.31%) TCP/IP
16 103 (15.92%) Windows 7
17 100 (15.46%) WLAN
18 96 (14.84%) Network Security
18 96 (14.84%) Windows Server
19 93 (14.37%) DHCP
20 86 (13.29%) Office 365
21 85 (13.14%) Windows 10
21 85 (13.14%) MPLS
22 84 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
23 78 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
23 78 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
24 77 (11.90%) CCNP
25 76 (11.75%) Linux
25 76 (11.75%) Security Cleared
26 71 (10.97%) Juniper

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 40 (6.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.55%) IIS
6 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.62%) Confluence
8 3 (0.46%) Apache
8 3 (0.46%) CMS
8 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 84 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.31%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 86 (13.29%) Office 365
2 78 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.71%) IaaS
5 21 (3.25%) PaaS
5 21 (3.25%) SaaS
6 13 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.39%) GitHub
9 9 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.93%) Sumo Logic
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.77%) Serverless
12 4 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.62%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 554 (85.63%) WAN
2 259 (40.03%) Firewall
3 156 (24.11%) VPN
4 135 (20.87%) Wireless
5 125 (19.32%) DNS
6 112 (17.31%) TCP/IP
7 100 (15.46%) WLAN
8 96 (14.84%) Network Security
9 93 (14.37%) DHCP
10 85 (13.14%) MPLS
11 70 (10.82%) VoIP
12 69 (10.66%) OSPF
13 68 (10.51%) BGP
14 65 (10.05%) Wi-Fi
15 64 (9.89%) Internet
16 51 (7.88%) Cisco Nexus
17 43 (6.65%) Cisco IOS
18 42 (6.49%) IPsec
19 40 (6.18%) VLAN
20 38 (5.87%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.46%) Big Data
5 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.15%) DataStage
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.15%) MS Access
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.08%) JIRA
3 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.46%) Subversion
6 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Mocha
8 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 157 (24.27%) Finance
2 48 (7.42%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.64%) Banking
4 24 (3.71%) Retail
5 18 (2.78%) Law
6 16 (2.47%) Legal
7 14 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.70%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.24%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.77%) German Language
12 4 (0.62%) Advertising
12 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
13 3 (0.46%) Marketing
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
14 2 (0.31%) Billing
14 2 (0.31%) French Language
14 2 (0.31%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 149 (23.03%) Network Engineer
2 96 (14.84%) Architect
3 82 (12.67%) Analyst
4 67 (10.36%) Support Engineer
5 58 (8.96%) Desktop Support
6 54 (8.35%) Network Architect
7 49 (7.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 45 (6.96%) Support Analyst
9 44 (6.80%) IT Support
10 42 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 40 (6.18%) Project Manager
12 39 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
13 31 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
14 30 (4.64%) Security Engineer
15 27 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 26 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
17 24 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 21 (3.25%) Network Security Engineer
19 20 (3.09%) IT Analyst
19 20 (3.09%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.87%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.32%) Web Services
3 11 (1.70%) SAML
4 10 (1.55%) OAuth
4 10 (1.55%) OpenID
5 9 (1.39%) Middleware
6 7 (1.08%) CSS
6 7 (1.08%) HTML
6 7 (1.08%) REST
7 5 (0.77%) JSON
8 3 (0.46%) .NET
8 3 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (0.46%) React
8 3 (0.46%) XMPP
9 2 (0.31%) LDAP
9 2 (0.31%) SOAP
10 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (20.40%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.26%) Smartphone
4 25 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (3.25%) iPhone
7 20 (3.09%) iPad
8 19 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 18 (2.78%) Private Cloud
10 17 (2.63%) Blackberry
10 17 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (2.47%) Clustering
12 13 (2.01%) CLARiiON
13 12 (1.85%) Computer Science
14 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.70%) PKI
15 10 (1.55%) Cloud Native
16 9 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 247 (38.18%) Windows
2 103 (15.92%) Windows 7
3 96 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 85 (13.14%) Windows 10
5 76 (11.75%) Linux
6 57 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (6.03%) Unix
9 31 (4.79%) Mac OS
10 29 (4.48%) Android
10 29 (4.48%) Apple iOS
11 27 (4.17%) Mac OS X
12 22 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 21 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.62%) CentOS
15 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.31%) Solaris
17 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (23.65%) ITIL
2 68 (10.51%) Network Design
3 57 (8.81%) Project Management
4 56 (8.66%) Migration
5 50 (7.73%) Change Management
6 48 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (6.96%) Information Security
8 44 (6.80%) Network Architecture
8 44 (6.80%) Network Management
9 42 (6.49%) Service Management
10 38 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
12 33 (5.10%) Patch Management
13 32 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 29 (4.48%) Service Delivery
15 28 (4.33%) DevOps
15 28 (4.33%) PRINCE2
16 26 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
16 26 (4.02%) Load Balancing
17 25 (3.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.34%) PowerShell
2 38 (5.87%) SQL
3 25 (3.86%) Python
4 10 (1.55%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.24%) C
5 8 (1.24%) Java
5 8 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.24%) Perl
6 5 (0.77%) VBScript
7 4 (0.62%) Scala
8 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.15%) Go
9 1 (0.15%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) R
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) Tcl
9 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (22.87%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (11.90%) CCNP
3 76 (11.75%) Security Cleared
4 59 (9.12%) SC Cleared
5 58 (8.96%) CCNA
6 39 (6.03%) Degree
6 39 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (5.56%) CCIE
8 22 (3.40%) MCSE
9 18 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.63%) CISSP
11 14 (2.16%) Novell Certification
12 13 (2.01%) MCP
13 12 (1.85%) MCSA
14 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.24%) CISA
16 7 (1.08%) CISM
16 7 (1.08%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.93%) ISSAP
17 6 (0.93%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.87%) SLA
2 18 (2.78%) HIPAA
3 16 (2.47%) FedRAMP
3 16 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.08%) QA
6 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.31%) FISMA
8 1 (0.15%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 149 (23.03%) Active Directory
2 78 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.17%) BitLocker
5 24 (3.71%) vSphere
6 23 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.55%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.55%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.39%) VMware Server
9 7 (1.08%) Docker
9 7 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.46%) XenApp
12 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.31%) Firmware
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (10.05%) SCCM
2 26 (4.02%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (3.25%) SCOM
4 17 (2.63%) WSUS
5 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (2.32%) Ansible
6 15 (2.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (1.85%) CASB
9 11 (1.70%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.39%) Nagios
10 9 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (1.24%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.93%) Istio
12 6 (0.93%) Puppet
13 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 302 (46.68%) Cisco
2 162 (25.04%) Microsoft
3 117 (18.08%) VMware
4 71 (10.97%) Juniper
5 56 (8.66%) Citrix
6 49 (7.57%) HP
6 49 (7.57%) SolarWinds
7 47 (7.26%) Palo Alto
8 44 (6.80%) F5
9 40 (6.18%) CheckPoint
10 37 (5.72%) Apple
10 37 (5.72%) Meraki
11 27 (4.17%) McAfee
12 25 (3.86%) Riverbed
13 21 (3.25%) Adobe
13 21 (3.25%) Aruba
14 20 (3.09%) Oracle
15 19 (2.94%) Infoblox
15 19 (2.94%) Mitel
16 18 (2.78%) Fortinet