The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Bedfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.16% 4.20% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.50% 26.32% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
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£300 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £86.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +0.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 38 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.84% 15.97% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 32
Average daily rate £338 £293 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
East of England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -7 4 £300 -4.00% 1
Luton -21 1 £220 -22.12% 2
Dunstable - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (73.33%) Network Security
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) CCSA
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) CCDP
6 6 (40.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (40.00%) Network Management
7 4 (26.67%) Change Control
7 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (26.67%) CCSE
8 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (20.00%) OSPF
9 2 (13.33%) BGP
9 2 (13.33%) VPN
9 2 (13.33%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) Time Management
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
10 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
10 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) Network Security
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
7 1 (6.67%) DMZ
7 1 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (60.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (46.67%) CCSA
2 6 (40.00%) CCDP
3 4 (26.67%) CCSE
4 3 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) 3Com
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
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