Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 212 205
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 498 634 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.35% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.41% 12.40% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 446 414
London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £159 £155 £150
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 15
London median hourly rate £45.21 £25.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.83% +33.69% -38.18%
10th Percentile £16.35 £15.60 £15.19
90th Percentile £57.50 £115.00 £33.60
England median hourly rate £20.80 £23.75 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.41% +36.69% -22.78%

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 3,715 5,111 5,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.92% 10.86% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,543 3,513 3,716
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £180 £200 £210
90th Percentile £650 £640 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 129 147
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +23.69% +0.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.79 £47.83
England median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.30% +6.95% -16.89%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +10 113 £375 -6.25% 41
West London +8 42 £300 +9.09% 35
East London +41 23 £300 +130.77% 18
South London +47 18 £150 -68.42% 6
North London +9 1 £625 +368.97% 7
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 395 (79.32%) WAN
2 235 (47.19%) Cisco
3 185 (37.15%) Firewall
4 183 (36.75%) Windows
5 143 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (25.70%) Active Directory
7 123 (24.70%) Wireless
8 115 (23.09%) VPN
9 111 (22.29%) Microsoft
10 97 (19.48%) Office 365
11 96 (19.28%) CCNP
12 95 (19.08%) TCP/IP
12 95 (19.08%) ITIL
13 89 (17.87%) Finance
13 89 (17.87%) MPLS
14 88 (17.67%) Data Centre
15 80 (16.06%) BGP
15 80 (16.06%) VMware
16 79 (15.86%) WLAN
17 74 (14.86%) DNS
18 72 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
19 71 (14.26%) Windows 10
20 68 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
21 64 (12.85%) DHCP
21 64 (12.85%) Network Security
22 63 (12.65%) SQL
22 63 (12.65%) CCNA
22 63 (12.65%) Windows 7
23 62 (12.45%) Azure
24 60 (12.05%) VoIP

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 51 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.43%) Skype for Business
3 18 (3.61%) Confluence
4 17 (3.41%) IIS
5 10 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.40%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) Apache
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Houdini
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) Global One
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 97 (19.48%) Office 365
2 62 (12.45%) Azure
3 27 (5.42%) AWS
4 17 (3.41%) Power Platform
5 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Flow
5 15 (3.01%) PowerApps
6 10 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.61%) IaaS
8 7 (1.41%) SaaS
9 6 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.20%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.00%) PaaS
11 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.60%) G Suite
13 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.40%) GCP
13 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 395 (79.32%) WAN
2 185 (37.15%) Firewall
3 123 (24.70%) Wireless
4 115 (23.09%) VPN
5 95 (19.08%) TCP/IP
6 89 (17.87%) MPLS
7 80 (16.06%) BGP
8 79 (15.86%) WLAN
9 74 (14.86%) DNS
10 72 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (12.85%) DHCP
11 64 (12.85%) Network Security
12 60 (12.05%) VoIP
13 58 (11.65%) Ethernet
14 55 (11.04%) Internet
14 55 (11.04%) OSPF
15 49 (9.84%) EIGRP
16 44 (8.84%) Cisco IOS
17 43 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (8.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.40%) MySQL
4 2 (0.40%) Power BI
4 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.20%) OLAP
5 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.20%) QlikView
5 1 (0.20%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.20%) Redis
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.82%) JIRA
2 11 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.40%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.40%) Hudson
5 2 (0.40%) JUnit
5 2 (0.40%) Maven
5 2 (0.40%) TestRail
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) Mocha
General
1 89 (17.87%) Finance
2 59 (11.85%) Telecoms
3 50 (10.04%) Banking
4 19 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.41%) Retail
6 15 (3.01%) Billing
6 15 (3.01%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.81%) Law
8 8 (1.61%) Front Office
8 8 (1.61%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.41%) Legal
10 6 (1.20%) Marketing
11 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.00%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.80%) Advertising
12 4 (0.80%) German Language
12 4 (0.80%) Local Government
12 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.60%) Police
14 2 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 156 (31.33%) Network Engineer
2 53 (10.64%) Analyst
3 52 (10.44%) Support Engineer
4 49 (9.84%) Architect
5 36 (7.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 34 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 32 (6.43%) Network Architect
8 30 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 28 (5.62%) Senior Network Engineer
10 23 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.62%) IT Support
11 22 (4.42%) Desktop Support
12 21 (4.22%) Project Manager
13 20 (4.02%) IT Engineer
14 19 (3.82%) Security Engineer
14 19 (3.82%) Support Analyst
15 16 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
15 16 (3.21%) Network Security Engineer
16 15 (3.01%) Service Analyst
16 15 (3.01%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.83%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.61%) Middleware
3 4 (0.80%) LDAP
4 3 (0.60%) Web Services
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.40%) FFmpeg
5 2 (0.40%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (0.40%) WireMock
6 1 (0.20%) Express
6 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.20%) Jinja
6 1 (0.20%) JSON
6 1 (0.20%) LAMP
6 1 (0.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth
6 1 (0.20%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) RESTful
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
6 1 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.67%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.23%) Video Conferencing
3 29 (5.82%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.82%) iPhone
5 23 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.82%) Handset
7 13 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.21%) Fibre Optics
8 11 (2.21%) User Experience
9 10 (2.01%) PKI
10 8 (1.61%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.41%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.41%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.20%) iPad
12 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.00%) CMDB
13 5 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
14 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.80%) FMCG
15 3 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 183 (36.75%) Windows
2 71 (14.26%) Windows 10
3 63 (12.65%) Windows 7
4 58 (11.65%) Windows Server
5 49 (9.84%) Linux
6 35 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.62%) Android
9 16 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.81%) Unix
11 12 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.21%) Mac OS X
13 10 (2.01%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.61%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.61%) SUSE
15 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.80%) CentOS
17 3 (0.60%) Mesosphere
17 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.08%) ITIL
2 51 (10.24%) Migration
3 49 (9.84%) Network Design
4 48 (9.64%) Network Management
5 45 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (8.23%) Change Management
8 38 (7.63%) Project Management
9 35 (7.03%) Network Architecture
10 27 (5.42%) Kalman Filter
10 27 (5.42%) Patch Management
11 26 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
12 25 (5.02%) Load Balancing
12 25 (5.02%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (4.82%) Computer Science
14 23 (4.62%) Project Delivery
15 22 (4.42%) Asset Management
16 20 (4.02%) Incident Management
17 19 (3.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.65%) SQL
2 28 (5.62%) Perl
3 21 (4.22%) Python
4 14 (2.81%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.01%) C
6 5 (1.00%) Java
7 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.20%) VB
8 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (19.28%) CCNP
3 63 (12.65%) CCNA
4 42 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 41 (8.23%) CCIE
6 35 (7.03%) SC Cleared
7 32 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (4.62%) Degree
9 15 (3.01%) CCDA
10 14 (2.81%) MCSA
10 14 (2.81%) MCSE
11 10 (2.01%) BC Cleared
12 9 (1.81%) CCDP
13 8 (1.61%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.61%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.61%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.41%) MCP
15 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
16 5 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.41%) SLA
2 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.20%) GDPR
4 5 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.00%) QA
5 3 (0.60%) NIST
6 2 (0.40%) COBIT
6 2 (0.40%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (25.70%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.61%) Docker
6 7 (1.41%) vSphere
7 6 (1.20%) ProxySG
8 5 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.00%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.40%) XenApp
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) SRDF
12 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (6.22%) SCCM
2 19 (3.82%) Puppet
3 17 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (3.21%) AirWatch
5 14 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
7 11 (2.21%) Ansible
8 10 (2.01%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.81%) Cacti
9 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.81%) Nagios
10 8 (1.61%) WSUS
11 7 (1.41%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.20%) Kubernetes
12 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.00%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.00%) Prometheus
13 5 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 235 (47.19%) Cisco
2 111 (22.29%) Microsoft
3 80 (16.06%) VMware
4 53 (10.64%) Juniper
5 42 (8.43%) Palo Alto
6 36 (7.23%) Citrix
7 35 (7.03%) CheckPoint
8 29 (5.82%) Fortinet
9 28 (5.62%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.22%) Meraki
11 23 (4.62%) Apple
12 22 (4.42%) Dell
12 22 (4.42%) F5
13 20 (4.02%) Aruba
13 20 (4.02%) Mitel
14 17 (3.41%) NetScout
14 17 (3.41%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.21%) BT
15 16 (3.21%) HP
16 15 (3.01%) McAfee