The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 13 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.16% 1.14% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.58% 10.26% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 6
Median daily rate £438 £338 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £164 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £408 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -4.10%
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
69 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.12% 11.11% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 33
Median daily rate £388 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford - 11 £330 - 1
Luton 0 6 £463 +69.72% 2
Dunstable - 2 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 36 (94.74%) WAN
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (65.79%) Cisco
4 22 (57.89%) Firewall
5 18 (47.37%) CCNP
5 18 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 18 (47.37%) Network Security
6 17 (44.74%) CCNA
7 13 (34.21%) OSPF
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (26.32%) Network Management
9 9 (23.68%) F5
9 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
9 9 (23.68%) BGP
9 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
10 8 (21.05%) Citrix
10 8 (21.05%) CCSA
10 8 (21.05%) VLAN
11 7 (18.42%) Nessus
11 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
11 7 (18.42%) Splunk
11 7 (18.42%) ArcSight
11 7 (18.42%) LogLogic
11 7 (18.42%) SIEM
11 7 (18.42%) LogRhythm
11 7 (18.42%) Wireshark
11 7 (18.42%) tcpdump
11 7 (18.42%) Information Security
11 7 (18.42%) CISSP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (94.74%) WAN
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 18 (47.37%) Network Security
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (34.21%) OSPF
5 9 (23.68%) BGP
5 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (21.05%) VLAN
7 7 (18.42%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (18.42%) tcpdump
7 7 (18.42%) Wireshark
8 6 (15.79%) VoIP
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (7.89%) Internet
9 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
9 3 (7.89%) Wireless
10 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.26%) VRRP
10 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (10.53%) Local Government
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Consultant
3 7 (18.42%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (18.42%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.53%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Security Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Network Management
2 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.42%) Information Security
3 7 (18.42%) SIEM
3 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
7 2 (5.26%) Network Design
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.63%) Change Management
8 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (47.37%) CCNP
3 17 (44.74%) CCNA
4 8 (21.05%) CCSA
5 7 (18.42%) CISSP
6 3 (7.89%) CCDA
6 3 (7.89%) CCDP
7 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.63%) CCENT
8 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Nessus
2 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.68%) F5
4 8 (21.05%) Citrix
5 7 (18.42%) ArcSight
5 7 (18.42%) LogLogic
5 7 (18.42%) LogRhythm
5 7 (18.42%) Splunk
6 6 (15.79%) Fortinet
6 6 (15.79%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
7 5 (13.16%) Tripwire
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.89%) Sourcefire
10 2 (5.26%) IronPort
10 2 (5.26%) Mitel
11 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.63%) Intel
11 1 (2.63%) Progress
11 1 (2.63%) Riverbed