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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 28 43 26
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.40% 0.89% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.08% 14.29% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£456 £275 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.90% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £245 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £305 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
48 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.57% 6.22% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 20
Average daily rate £383 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.03 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Bedford -2 3 £375 - 5
Dunstable - 3 £550 -
Luton - 2 £190 - 2
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (88.24%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) CCNA
6 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) Lotus
6 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) Mitel
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
6 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
7 2 (11.76%) VLAN
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (17.65%) IBM Notes
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Business One
1 1 (5.88%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) VoIP
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) ADSL
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) 802.11
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
1 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) PDA
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Process Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) MCITP
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) TickIT
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Lotus
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Mitel
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) Sun
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Metastorm
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) RightFax
6 1 (5.88%) IronPort