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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.91% 5.80% 5.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 44.44% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 13
Average daily rate
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£344 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £280 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £380 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
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
44 36 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.34% 13.04% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 43
Average daily rate £350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 +4 5 £338 +12.50% 1
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (87.50%) WAN
3 12 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (68.75%) Network Security
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (56.25%) CCNP
6 9 (56.25%) Firewall
7 8 (50.00%) CCSA
8 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
8 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 7 (43.75%) CCDP
8 7 (43.75%) Network Management
9 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
9 5 (31.25%) CCSE
10 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (25.00%) OSPF
10 4 (25.00%) Change Control
11 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (18.75%) BGP
11 3 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (18.75%) VPN
11 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (12.50%) Wireless
12 2 (12.50%) VLAN
12 2 (12.50%) Time Management
12 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
12 2 (12.50%) tcpdump
12 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
12 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Network Security
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
6 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) tcpdump
7 1 (6.25%) MPLS
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) CCSA
4 7 (43.75%) CCDP
5 5 (31.25%) CCSE
6 3 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) 3Com
5 1 (6.25%) VMware