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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 3.28% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 28.89% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate - £456 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +65.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.37%
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
24 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.34% 11.36% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 12
Average daily rate £300 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 2 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) High Availability
4 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) IaaS
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) Nessus
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (26.67%) SIEM
5 4 (26.67%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.67%) ICMP
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) RIP
6 1 (6.67%) SNMP
6 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) AWS Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (40.00%) High Availability
2 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) SIEM
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCSA
3 2 (13.33%) CCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.67%) BICSI Certification
4 1 (6.67%) BICSI RCDD
4 1 (6.67%) CCENT
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
1 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Nessus
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (6.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) hybris
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Progress