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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing LAN 33 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.69% 1.34% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.64% 13.33% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 6
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +46.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +35.48%
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
211 105 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.21% 10.06% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 18 45
Average daily rate £395 £331 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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
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 3 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
Milton Keynes +15 28 £375 +167.85% 2
High Wycombe -3 3 £150 -64.70% 2
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 68 (90.67%) WAN
2 42 (56.00%) Cisco
3 33 (44.00%) Firewall
4 31 (41.33%) Windows
5 28 (37.33%) ITIL
6 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
7 19 (25.33%) F5
8 18 (24.00%) MPLS
9 17 (22.67%) CCNA
9 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
9 17 (22.67%) CCNP
10 15 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 15 (20.00%) VoIP
10 15 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
11 14 (18.67%) Juniper
11 14 (18.67%) WLAN
12 13 (17.33%) DNS
12 13 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (16.00%) ADSL
13 12 (16.00%) SLA
14 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
14 11 (14.67%) Change Management
14 11 (14.67%) VMware
14 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
14 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
14 11 (14.67%) Blue Coat

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
2 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (90.67%) WAN
2 33 (44.00%) Firewall
3 18 (24.00%) MPLS
4 15 (20.00%) VoIP
5 14 (18.67%) WLAN
6 13 (17.33%) DNS
6 13 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (16.00%) ADSL
8 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
9 10 (13.33%) DHCP
9 10 (13.33%) TACACS
9 10 (13.33%) Internet
10 9 (12.00%) SAN
10 9 (12.00%) Ethernet
11 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (9.33%) Wireless
12 7 (9.33%) OSPF
13 6 (8.00%) BGP
13 6 (8.00%) VPN
13 6 (8.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.33%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Network Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Architect
4 13 (17.33%) Network Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Design Authority
9 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) CSS
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) e-Health
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) IVR
3 3 (4.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) CMDB
4 2 (2.67%) PMI
4 2 (2.67%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) VLE
5 1 (1.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.33%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.33%) UNIX
5 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Change Management
3 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.33%) TOGAF
4 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.00%) Fault Management
6 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.33%) Network Management
7 4 (5.33%) Workflow
7 4 (5.33%) Project Management
8 3 (4.00%) Service Management
8 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.00%) Validation
8 3 (4.00%) Network Design
8 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.67%) CCNA
3 17 (22.67%) CCNP
4 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) CCSA
5 8 (10.67%) CCSE
6 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.67%) CCIE
8 4 (5.33%) MCSE
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.00%) PMP
9 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.00%) CCIP
9 3 (4.00%) CCDP
10 2 (2.67%) MCSA
10 2 (2.67%) MCITP
10 2 (2.67%) Degree
11 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.00%) vSphere
4 3 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (4.00%) UAG
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (56.00%) Cisco
2 19 (25.33%) F5
3 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (18.67%) Juniper
6 11 (14.67%) VMware
6 11 (14.67%) Blue Coat
7 9 (12.00%) Nokia
8 8 (10.67%) CA
8 8 (10.67%) Citrix
9 6 (8.00%) Remedy
9 6 (8.00%) Computacenter
10 4 (5.33%) NetApp
10 4 (5.33%) Avaya
10 4 (5.33%) EMC
11 3 (4.00%) Websense
12 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.67%) Altiris
12 2 (2.67%) HP
12 2 (2.67%) Lotus