The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 46 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 33 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.67% 0.83% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.57% 8.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £379 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £409 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.59% 9.99% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 22 16
Average daily rate £425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £419 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 41 (93.18%) WAN
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco
3 27 (61.36%) Firewall
4 19 (43.18%) F5
5 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (34.09%) MPLS
7 14 (31.82%) VoIP
8 13 (29.55%) Juniper
8 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
9 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 12 (27.27%) CheckPoint
9 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.00%) CCNP
10 11 (25.00%) Windows
10 11 (25.00%) SLA
10 11 (25.00%) Blue Coat
11 10 (22.73%) ITIL
11 10 (22.73%) WLAN
11 10 (22.73%) ADSL
11 10 (22.73%) CCNA
11 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (20.45%) TACACS
13 8 (18.18%) OSPF
13 8 (18.18%) BGP
13 8 (18.18%) Citrix
13 8 (18.18%) CCSA
13 8 (18.18%) Finance
13 8 (18.18%) CCSE
13 8 (18.18%) Incident Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (4.55%) IIS
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 41 (93.18%) WAN
2 27 (61.36%) Firewall
3 15 (34.09%) MPLS
4 14 (31.82%) VoIP
5 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.73%) WLAN
6 10 (22.73%) ADSL
6 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.45%) TACACS
8 8 (18.18%) OSPF
8 8 (18.18%) BGP
9 7 (15.91%) Ethernet
9 7 (15.91%) VPN
9 7 (15.91%) Internet
9 7 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.64%) DMZ
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (11.36%) HSRP
11 5 (11.36%) SAN
11 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
General
1 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
2 8 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Network Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) IVR
2 4 (9.09%) e-Health
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 2 (4.55%) PMI
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.91%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.64%) Change Management
4 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 6 (13.64%) Fault Management
4 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.36%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Workflow
7 3 (6.82%) Validation
7 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) Network Design
7 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management
9 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) CCNP
4 10 (22.73%) CCNA
5 8 (18.18%) CCSA
5 8 (18.18%) CCSE
6 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
6 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) CCIE
8 3 (6.82%) CCIP
8 3 (6.82%) CCDP
9 2 (4.55%) PMP
9 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.27%) Degree
10 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (4.55%) UAG
3 2 (4.55%) Snort
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Cisco
2 19 (43.18%) F5
3 13 (29.55%) Juniper
4 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 11 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 8 (18.18%) Citrix
7 7 (15.91%) Nokia
8 6 (13.64%) Computacenter
9 5 (11.36%) Remedy
10 4 (9.09%) CA
10 4 (9.09%) Avaya
11 3 (6.82%) VMware
12 2 (4.55%) Altiris
12 2 (4.55%) Websense
12 2 (4.55%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 1 (2.27%) HP
13 1 (2.27%) Oracle