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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 25 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.72% 3.77% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.64% 29.27% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Median daily rate £600 £450 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +260.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £350 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £565 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.44%

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
39 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.50% 12.89% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 39
Median daily rate £415 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Luton +13 7 £613 +15.29%
Dunstable - 2 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 31 (93.94%) WAN
2 20 (60.61%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (57.58%) Cisco
4 18 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 18 (54.55%) Firewall
5 16 (48.48%) Network Security
6 14 (42.42%) CCNP
7 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
8 10 (30.30%) CCNA
8 10 (30.30%) Network Management
9 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (27.27%) Windows
9 9 (27.27%) CCSA
10 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.21%) DNS
11 7 (21.21%) CISSP
11 7 (21.21%) OSPF
11 7 (21.21%) Information Security
11 7 (21.21%) LogRhythm
11 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (21.21%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (21.21%) F5
11 7 (21.21%) High Availability
11 7 (21.21%) Splunk
11 7 (21.21%) ArcSight
11 7 (21.21%) LogLogic
11 7 (21.21%) SIEM
11 7 (21.21%) tcpdump
11 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS

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 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.18%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (93.94%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 16 (48.48%) Network Security
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (21.21%) DNS
6 7 (21.21%) OSPF
6 7 (21.21%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (21.21%) tcpdump
6 7 (21.21%) Wireshark
7 6 (18.18%) BGP
8 3 (9.09%) VLAN
9 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
9 1 (3.03%) DMZ
9 1 (3.03%) H.323
9 1 (3.03%) Internet
9 1 (3.03%) IPsec
9 1 (3.03%) IPv4
9 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Security Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) AWS Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Security Technical Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) WAN Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 10 (30.30%) Network Management
3 7 (21.21%) High Availability
3 7 (21.21%) Information Security
3 7 (21.21%) SIEM
3 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
5 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (6.06%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Dependency Management
6 2 (6.06%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (6.06%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CCNP
3 10 (30.30%) CCNA
4 9 (27.27%) CCSA
5 7 (21.21%) CISSP
6 3 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) CCSE
7 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.21%) ArcSight
3 7 (21.21%) F5
3 7 (21.21%) LogLogic
3 7 (21.21%) LogRhythm
3 7 (21.21%) Splunk
4 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 6 (18.18%) Juniper
5 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.15%) Tripwire
6 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) Intel
7 1 (3.03%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media