The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 15 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.26% 4.65% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 66.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
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£300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +9.72%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.53% 6.98% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LAN
Bedfordshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bedford region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) CCDP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) CCSA
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Network Management
4 3 (50.00%) Change Control
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (16.67%) CCSE
6 1 (16.67%) VLAN
6 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) VPN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) CCDP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) CCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix