The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 20 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.05% 3.47% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 20.40% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 8
Average daily rate £375 £365 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -10.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
LAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 201 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.15% 16.99% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 85 28
Average daily rate £400 £386 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.10 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.92 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £34.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Buckinghamshire region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Buckinghamshire region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
Marlow - 6 - -
Milton Keynes -20 5 £428 +0.58% 3
High Wycombe +5 4 £330 +120.00% 2
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 40 (93.02%) WAN
2 17 (39.53%) Cisco
3 15 (34.88%) Firewall
4 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (30.23%) Windows
5 13 (30.23%) Migration
6 12 (27.91%) CCNP
7 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
7 11 (25.58%) Finance
8 10 (23.26%) BGP
8 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
9 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
9 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
10 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
10 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
11 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
11 7 (16.28%) WhatsUp Gold
11 7 (16.28%) DMVPN
11 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
11 7 (16.28%) VMware
11 7 (16.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (13.95%) ITIL
12 6 (13.95%) SMTP
12 6 (13.95%) FTP
12 6 (13.95%) Project Management
12 6 (13.95%) Citrix
12 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Project
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (93.02%) WAN
2 15 (34.88%) Firewall
3 10 (23.26%) BGP
3 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (18.60%) EIGRP
5 7 (16.28%) DMVPN
6 6 (13.95%) FTP
6 6 (13.95%) SMTP
7 5 (11.63%) Internet
7 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.63%) Wireless
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.30%) DNS
8 4 (9.30%) Network Security
9 3 (6.98%) OSPF
9 3 (6.98%) SAN
9 3 (6.98%) SSH
9 3 (6.98%) SSL
9 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Project Manager
2 8 (18.60%) Network Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Network Project Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Transition Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) IT Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Transition Project Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Avaya Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) e-Health
3 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.65%) Unix
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.65%) ERP
4 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.65%) OWASP
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
4 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.65%) Test Management
4 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
4 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.65%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (27.91%) CCNP
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) CCSE
4 4 (9.30%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.30%) PMP
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CCDP
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) CREST Certified
6 2 (4.65%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (4.65%) OSCP
6 2 (4.65%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) CCSA
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) Sendmail
4 2 (4.65%) vSphere
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) Snort
5 1 (2.33%) UAG
5 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
4 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.95%) Citrix
6 4 (9.30%) Avaya
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle
7 3 (6.98%) F5
8 2 (4.65%) Planview
9 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.33%) CA
9 1 (2.33%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) GFI Software
9 1 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) IBM
9 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.33%) Symantec