The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.84% 1.31% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 20.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £238 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £227 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £313 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
LAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.64% 6.56% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 17
Average daily rate £313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 1 £190 -13.63%
Bedford +3 1 £375 - 2
Dunstable - 1 £550 -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
4 5 (38.46%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (23.08%) Lotus
6 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
6 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Mitel
6 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
6 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 2 (15.38%) Local Government

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Business One
1 1 (7.69%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) VRRP
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) 802.11
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) ADSL
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) iPhone
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) People Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) TickIT
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Mitel
4 3 (23.08%) Lotus
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) Metastorm
6 1 (7.69%) Sun
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) IronPort
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) RightFax
6 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow