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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 158 123
Rank change year-on-year -18 -35  
Contract jobs citing LAN 269 343 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.54% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.07% 12.06% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 214 278
Median daily rate £400 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £244 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.34 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £16.30 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.50 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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 2430 2843 2922
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.46% 12.75% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1935 1877
Median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 85
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £12.60 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -7 41 £425 -5.55% 20
Croydon +10 5 £550 +27.53%
Bromley +7 3 £325 +30.00%
New Malden - 2 - -
Harrow 0 1 £438 +4.16%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Feltham - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 505 (84.45%) WAN
2 364 (60.87%) Cisco
3 299 (50.00%) Firewall
4 212 (35.45%) Windows
5 177 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (26.76%) Wireless
7 158 (26.42%) VPN
8 153 (25.59%) VMware
9 149 (24.92%) TCP/IP
9 149 (24.92%) Active Directory
10 140 (23.41%) Data Centre
11 139 (23.24%) Microsoft
12 130 (21.74%) CCNP
13 126 (21.07%) Finance
14 121 (20.23%) DNS
15 103 (17.22%) Citrix
16 99 (16.56%) Juniper
17 98 (16.39%) MPLS
18 97 (16.22%) CheckPoint
18 97 (16.22%) Network Security
19 92 (15.38%) Linux
20 91 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 90 (15.05%) DHCP
22 86 (14.38%) ITIL
23 85 (14.21%) CCNA
23 85 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
24 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
25 79 (13.21%) BGP
26 75 (12.54%) Windows Server
27 74 (12.37%) SAN

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 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.68%) Apache
4 17 (2.84%) IIS
4 17 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.01%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (1.17%) DataSynapse
8 7 (1.17%) JBoss
9 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.50%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.33%) CMS
12 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 50 (8.36%) MS Office
2 46 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (7.86%) Office 365
4 30 (5.02%) IaaS
5 25 (4.18%) PaaS
6 18 (3.01%) SaaS
7 9 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.84%) Akamai
9 5 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.84%) Yammer
10 4 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 505 (84.45%) WAN
2 299 (50.00%) Firewall
3 160 (26.76%) Wireless
4 158 (26.42%) VPN
5 149 (24.92%) TCP/IP
6 121 (20.23%) DNS
7 98 (16.39%) MPLS
8 97 (16.22%) Network Security
9 90 (15.05%) DHCP
10 85 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (13.21%) BGP
12 74 (12.37%) SAN
13 71 (11.87%) Internet
14 69 (11.54%) WLAN
15 68 (11.37%) OSPF
16 56 (9.36%) VoIP
17 55 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
18 43 (7.19%) Ethernet
19 41 (6.86%) Cisco Nexus
20 39 (6.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.51%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.34%) HBase
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.67%) Big Data
8 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.50%) MySQL
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.33%) DB2
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.17%) Mahout
11 1 (0.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (1.67%) JIRA
2 8 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.17%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.67%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.50%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.50%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.17%) Maven
7 1 (0.17%) MSI
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 126 (21.07%) Finance
2 46 (7.69%) Banking
3 32 (5.35%) Retail
4 25 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.84%) Legal
6 11 (1.84%) Back Office
7 8 (1.34%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Advertising
9 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 2 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 96 (16.05%) Architect
3 81 (13.55%) Analyst
4 43 (7.19%) Support Engineer
5 39 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 37 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 35 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 34 (5.69%) Network Analyst
8 34 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 34 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 33 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (5.02%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.68%) Desktop Support
11 28 (4.68%) Network Architect
12 24 (4.01%) Administrator
13 23 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
13 23 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
14 21 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
14 21 (3.51%) Consultant
15 19 (3.18%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.85%) 802.1X
2 20 (3.34%) Web Services
3 15 (2.51%) Middleware
4 13 (2.17%) HTML
5 9 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (1.51%) XML
6 7 (1.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 7 (1.17%) Rendezvous
6 7 (1.17%) XMPP
6 7 (1.17%) XSLT
7 5 (0.84%) SOAP
8 4 (0.67%) CSS
9 3 (0.50%) JSON
10 2 (0.33%) .NET
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.17%) Ajax
11 1 (0.17%) Leaflet
11 1 (0.17%) Node.js
11 1 (0.17%) WAP
11 1 (0.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (23.41%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.51%) Clustering
6 13 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.84%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.67%) PKI
10 8 (1.34%) NHS
10 8 (1.34%) PMI
11 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.17%) User Experience
11 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) CMDB
13 5 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 212 (35.45%) Windows
2 92 (15.38%) Linux
3 75 (12.54%) Windows Server
4 52 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 37 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (4.18%) Windows 10
8 24 (4.01%) Unix
9 19 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.68%) Solaris
10 16 (2.68%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.51%) Android
12 11 (1.84%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.17%) SUSE
15 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (14.38%) ITIL
2 63 (10.54%) Migration
3 57 (9.53%) Project Management
4 50 (8.36%) Network Design
5 47 (7.86%) Load Balancing
6 46 (7.69%) Network Management
7 44 (7.36%) DevOps
8 42 (7.02%) Service Management
9 39 (6.52%) Change Management
10 37 (6.19%) PRINCE2
11 34 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (4.01%) Information Security
15 23 (3.85%) High Availability
15 23 (3.85%) Time Management
16 21 (3.51%) Network Architecture
16 21 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
17 20 (3.34%) Performance Tuning
18 19 (3.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.19%) SQL
2 18 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.84%) Perl
3 11 (1.84%) Python
4 10 (1.67%) Java
5 8 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.00%) C
7 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.50%) Korn
8 3 (0.50%) VBScript
9 2 (0.33%) Lisp
9 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 177 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (21.74%) CCNP
3 85 (14.21%) CCNA
4 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
5 69 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 59 (9.87%) CCIE
7 40 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (5.18%) MCSE
9 19 (3.18%) Degree
10 18 (3.01%) JNCIP
10 18 (3.01%) JNCIS
11 15 (2.51%) PMI Certification
12 14 (2.34%) PMP
13 13 (2.17%) CCDP
13 13 (2.17%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.01%) MCP
14 12 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (1.67%) CISSP
16 9 (1.51%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.51%) SLA
3 12 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.34%) QA
5 6 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.50%) PMO
7 2 (0.33%) BS25999
7 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.17%) P3O
8 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 149 (24.92%) Active Directory
2 91 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (2.51%) vSphere
6 14 (2.34%) Docker
7 12 (2.01%) KVM
7 12 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.84%) XenApp
9 10 (1.67%) Xen
10 9 (1.51%) NFS
10 9 (1.51%) SRDF
11 8 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.00%) Firmware
12 6 (1.00%) vCloud
12 6 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.84%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.50%) NDS
14 3 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (4.68%) SCCM
2 24 (4.01%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.51%) Ansible
4 18 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
4 18 (3.01%) Puppet
5 16 (2.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (2.51%) Nagios
7 14 (2.34%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.51%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.51%) Terraform
9 8 (1.34%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.34%) Kubernetes
9 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.17%) Nessus
10 7 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.17%) Packer
10 7 (1.17%) Rsyslog
10 7 (1.17%) yum
Vendors
1 364 (60.87%) Cisco
2 153 (25.59%) VMware
3 139 (23.24%) Microsoft
4 103 (17.22%) Citrix
5 99 (16.56%) Juniper
6 97 (16.22%) CheckPoint
7 57 (9.53%) Palo Alto
8 48 (8.03%) Oracle
9 42 (7.02%) F5
10 38 (6.35%) SolarWinds
11 36 (6.02%) HP
12 33 (5.52%) Fortinet
13 27 (4.52%) Aruba
13 27 (4.52%) EMC
14 25 (4.18%) NetApp
14 25 (4.18%) Red Hat
15 24 (4.01%) Avaya
16 20 (3.34%) Arista
16 20 (3.34%) Meraki
17 19 (3.18%) Riverbed
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
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London
LA International
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Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
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