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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.83% 2.11% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.43% 14.61% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 9
Average daily rate
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£323 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £169 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
207 178 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.21% 14.46% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 63 37
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.07% +5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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
Milton Keynes +7 22 £310 -22.50% 10
Aylesbury - 7 £375 - 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 66 (94.29%) WAN
2 44 (62.86%) Cisco
3 30 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (42.86%) Firewall
4 26 (37.14%) Wireless
5 25 (35.71%) CCNA
5 25 (35.71%) Windows
6 23 (32.86%) ITIL
7 21 (30.00%) VPN
8 20 (28.57%) CCNP
9 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
9 19 (27.14%) MPLS
9 19 (27.14%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (25.71%) WLAN
11 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
12 15 (21.43%) VMware
12 15 (21.43%) F5
13 14 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 14 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (20.00%) Migration
13 14 (20.00%) OSPF
14 13 (18.57%) BGP
14 13 (18.57%) SSL
14 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
14 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (17.14%) HSRP
15 12 (17.14%) Internet
15 12 (17.14%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (7.14%) IIS
1 5 (7.14%) Apache
1 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.14%) MS Office
4 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) SaaS
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (94.29%) WAN
2 30 (42.86%) Firewall
3 26 (37.14%) Wireless
4 21 (30.00%) VPN
5 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
5 19 (27.14%) MPLS
6 18 (25.71%) WLAN
7 17 (24.29%) Ethernet
8 14 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (20.00%) OSPF
9 13 (18.57%) BGP
9 13 (18.57%) SSL
10 12 (17.14%) HSRP
10 12 (17.14%) Internet
10 12 (17.14%) VRRP
11 10 (14.29%) DNS
11 10 (14.29%) ADSL
11 10 (14.29%) EIGRP
12 9 (12.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Network Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) Support Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Architect
5 11 (15.71%) Network Support
6 9 (12.86%) Network Support Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.71%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) CSS
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) PKI
3 9 (12.86%) e-Health
4 5 (7.14%) CMDB
5 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.43%) NHS
7 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.43%) Handset
7 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.43%) FMCG
7 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.71%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 19 (27.14%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (20.00%) Migration
4 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
5 10 (14.29%) Network Management
6 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.43%) Validation
7 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (11.43%) Change Management
8 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.71%) Information Security
10 3 (4.29%) Project Management
10 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.29%) Network Design
10 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
10 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 5 (7.14%) Perl
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
1 5 (7.14%) Python
1 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (35.71%) CCNA
3 20 (28.57%) CCNP
4 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
7 8 (11.43%) CCIP
8 7 (10.00%) CCDP
9 6 (8.57%) CCIE
10 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (7.14%) MCSE
11 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.29%) CCSE
12 2 (2.86%) MCITP
12 2 (2.86%) Degree
12 2 (2.86%) ISSAP
12 2 (2.86%) CCSA
12 2 (2.86%) CISSP
13 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) TickIT
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.14%) XenApp
4 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.14%) HDFS
5 4 (5.71%) vSphere
5 4 (5.71%) Snort
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (7.14%) Nagios
2 5 (7.14%) Zenoss
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.43%) SCCM
6 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) Cisco
2 15 (21.43%) VMware
2 15 (21.43%) F5
3 13 (18.57%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.29%) Citrix
5 10 (14.29%) Juniper
6 9 (12.86%) CA
7 7 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.57%) Sourcefire
9 5 (7.14%) Oracle
9 5 (7.14%) AppSense
9 5 (7.14%) Splunk
10 4 (5.71%) NetApp
10 4 (5.71%) EMC
11 3 (4.29%) Symantec
11 3 (4.29%) Remedy
12 2 (2.86%) GFI Software
12 2 (2.86%) IronPort
12 2 (2.86%) Computacenter