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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.32% 1.21% 3.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 13.79% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£113 £364 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.07% +30.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.13 £79.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +421.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £123.90 £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +35.48%
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
32 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.44% 8.79% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 23
Average daily rate £413 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £24.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -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 6 March 2015. 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 -1 1 - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Luton - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) VCP4
6 2 (16.67%) Lync
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Handset
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Avaya
6 2 (16.67%) Thin Client

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (16.67%) Lync
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) VRRP
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Handset
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) PDA
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (16.67%) VCP4
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk