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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 66 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.23% 1.70% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 12.03% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
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£213 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £20.88 £19.59
% change year-on-year
-10.26% +6.55%
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
144 158 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.80% 14.15% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 63
Average daily rate £330 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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
Milton Keynes -6 9 £438 +7.69% 1
High Wycombe -1 3 £155 -58.66%
Amersham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 18 (45.00%) Cisco
3 17 (42.50%) Firewall
4 16 (40.00%) Windows
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
6 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
7 10 (25.00%) VPN
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 9 (22.50%) Citrix
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (20.00%) MS Office
9 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.50%) OSPF
10 7 (17.50%) BGP
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (17.50%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
11 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (15.00%) Migration
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (15.00%) Network Security
12 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (17.50%) SAN
5 7 (17.50%) OSPF
5 7 (17.50%) BGP
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 5 (12.50%) MPLS
8 4 (10.00%) DSL
8 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
8 4 (10.00%) VLAN
9 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.50%) NAS
9 3 (7.50%) HSRP
9 3 (7.50%) VRRP
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support
7 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.00%) PMI
2 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.50%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) IVR
4 1 (2.50%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
1 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (15.00%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Management
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.50%) Change Control
6 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) PMP
3 4 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 3 (7.50%) CCSA
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCIP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) Xen
4 4 (10.00%) NLBS
5 3 (7.50%) Snort
6 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
6 2 (5.00%) XenApp
7 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (10.00%) WSUS
3 3 (7.50%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (5.00%) Hyperic
4 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
3 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Juniper
4 5 (12.50%) Symantec
4 5 (12.50%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) NetApp
5 4 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.50%) Sourcefire
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) CA
7 2 (5.00%) Draytek
8 1 (2.50%) IronPort
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) Iron Mountain
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) SAP