Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 205 209
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 333 590 615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.38% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.01% 13.22% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 441 425
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £150 £153 £169
90th Percentile £550 £588 £595
England median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £44.76 £25.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.02% +33.69% -62.60%
10th Percentile £35.25 £13.35 £13.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.50 £29.77
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.23% +10.00% +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 2,772 4,462 5,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.13% 10.44% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,867 3,044 3,801
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £219
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 100 169
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.70 £15.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.31 £52.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in London.

Daily rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in London

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in London.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in London

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +14 67 £350 -4.11% 19
West London +1 31 £290 -35.56% 8
East London +60 16 £338 -10.00% 7
South London +40 15 £150 -57.14% 2
North London +18 2 £625 -3.85% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 244 (73.27%) WAN
2 163 (48.95%) Cisco
3 139 (41.74%) Windows
4 117 (35.14%) Firewall
5 102 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (29.43%) Active Directory
7 95 (28.53%) Microsoft
8 82 (24.62%) VPN
9 81 (24.32%) CCNP
10 80 (24.02%) TCP/IP
11 78 (23.42%) Wireless
12 76 (22.82%) Office 365
13 64 (19.22%) ITIL
14 58 (17.42%) VMware
14 58 (17.42%) Data Centre
15 57 (17.12%) Finance
16 55 (16.52%) BGP
17 54 (16.22%) DNS
17 54 (16.22%) WLAN
18 50 (15.02%) MPLS
19 49 (14.71%) OSPF
19 49 (14.71%) CCNA
20 46 (13.81%) Windows 10
21 45 (13.51%) Internet
21 45 (13.51%) VoIP
21 45 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
22 44 (13.21%) Network Security
22 44 (13.21%) Windows Server
23 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
23 43 (12.91%) 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 25 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.11%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.90%) IIS
5 10 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Houdini
5 1 (0.30%) Maya
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (22.82%) Office 365
2 40 (12.01%) Azure
3 22 (6.61%) AWS
4 5 (1.50%) G Suite
4 5 (1.50%) IaaS
5 3 (0.90%) GCP
5 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.90%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.90%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.30%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Slack
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 244 (73.27%) WAN
2 117 (35.14%) Firewall
3 82 (24.62%) VPN
4 80 (24.02%) TCP/IP
5 78 (23.42%) Wireless
6 55 (16.52%) BGP
7 54 (16.22%) DNS
7 54 (16.22%) WLAN
8 50 (15.02%) MPLS
9 49 (14.71%) OSPF
10 45 (13.51%) Internet
10 45 (13.51%) VoIP
11 44 (13.21%) Network Security
12 43 (12.91%) DHCP
13 42 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
13 42 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
14 37 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (11.11%) Ethernet
15 33 (9.91%) SAN
16 30 (9.01%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.30%) Power BI
4 1 (0.30%) Redis
4 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.80%) JIRA
3 6 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.20%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.90%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.90%) JUnit
5 3 (0.90%) Maven
6 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) Mocha
7 1 (0.30%) TestRail
General
1 57 (17.12%) Finance
2 40 (12.01%) Banking
3 27 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.20%) Front Office
6 12 (3.60%) Retail
7 9 (2.70%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.80%) German Language
9 5 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.50%) French Language
10 3 (0.90%) Law
10 3 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.90%) Marketing
11 2 (0.60%) Back Office
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.60%) Publishing
12 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Electronics
12 1 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (33.03%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.71%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (9.01%) Cisco Engineer
5 29 (8.71%) Architect
5 29 (8.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (8.41%) Analyst
7 18 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) IT Support
8 16 (4.80%) Juniper Engineer
9 15 (4.50%) Network Architect
10 14 (4.20%) Infrastructure Support
11 13 (3.90%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.90%) Network Specialist
12 12 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.60%) IT Engineer
12 12 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.30%) Security Engineer
13 11 (3.30%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.91%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.50%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (1.50%) LDAP
2 5 (1.50%) Middleware
3 3 (0.90%) Apache Camel
3 3 (0.90%) Hibernate
3 3 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (0.90%) WireMock
4 2 (0.60%) JSON
4 2 (0.60%) Web Services
4 2 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) Express
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) Jinja
5 1 (0.30%) Node.js
5 1 (0.30%) REST
5 1 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.42%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.01%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.50%) Fibre Optics
5 14 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.00%) User Experience
7 9 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.40%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.20%) Handset
10 4 (1.20%) iPad
10 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.90%) CCTV
11 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.90%) iPhone
11 3 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.90%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 139 (41.74%) Windows
2 46 (13.81%) Windows 10
3 44 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 32 (9.61%) Linux
5 31 (9.31%) Windows 7
6 21 (6.31%) Android
6 21 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.00%) Unix
9 10 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (2.70%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.10%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.20%) Solaris
13 3 (0.90%) SUSE
13 3 (0.90%) VMS
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (19.22%) ITIL
2 41 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (10.21%) Network Design
5 27 (8.11%) Change Management
6 26 (7.81%) Network Management
6 26 (7.81%) Project Management
7 22 (6.61%) Migration
8 20 (6.01%) Network Architecture
9 18 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (4.80%) Asset Management
10 16 (4.80%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.50%) Project Delivery
12 14 (4.20%) Load Balancing
12 14 (4.20%) Technical Leadership
13 13 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (3.60%) Service Management
15 11 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (3.30%) Information Security
15 11 (3.30%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.21%) SQL
2 17 (5.11%) Perl
3 10 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.40%) Java
5 6 (1.80%) C
6 5 (1.50%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.50%) Python
7 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) Go
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
8 1 (0.30%) Tcl
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (24.32%) CCNP
3 49 (14.71%) CCNA
4 31 (9.31%) Security Cleared
5 25 (7.51%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.11%) Degree
6 17 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (4.80%) CCIE
8 15 (4.50%) BC Cleared
9 12 (3.60%) CCDA
9 12 (3.60%) MCSE
10 10 (3.00%) CCDP
11 8 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (2.40%) CISSP
11 8 (2.40%) JNCIP
12 7 (2.10%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.10%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.80%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.50%) CISA
14 5 (1.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.60%) GDPR
2 10 (3.00%) SLA
3 6 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.60%) NIST
6 2 (0.60%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 98 (29.43%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.20%) Docker
6 4 (1.20%) NFS
6 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.20%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.20%) XenApp
7 3 (0.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.60%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.60%) Samba
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 28 (8.41%) SCCM
2 18 (5.41%) Puppet
3 17 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.80%) Nagios
4 16 (4.80%) ZABBIX
5 15 (4.50%) Cacti
5 15 (4.50%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (4.50%) NetMRI
5 15 (4.50%) Statseeker
6 7 (2.10%) Ansible
7 6 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.50%) SCOM
9 4 (1.20%) Grafana
9 4 (1.20%) Kibana
9 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.20%) Terraform
10 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 163 (48.95%) Cisco
2 95 (28.53%) Microsoft
3 58 (17.42%) VMware
4 39 (11.71%) Juniper
5 27 (8.11%) Palo Alto
6 26 (7.81%) Citrix
7 22 (6.61%) Dell
7 22 (6.61%) Meraki
8 20 (6.01%) SolarWinds
9 19 (5.71%) NetScout
10 17 (5.11%) CheckPoint
10 17 (5.11%) Fortinet
10 17 (5.11%) Solarflare
11 16 (4.80%) HP
12 14 (4.20%) F5
13 10 (3.00%) Aruba
13 10 (3.00%) Oracle
14 9 (2.70%) Apple
15 8 (2.40%) Avaya
16 7 (2.10%) Bloomberg