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 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 53 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 23 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.35% 1.07% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 10.23% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £368 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £508 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.98 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -11.70%
LAN
Buckinghamshire

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
184 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.79% 10.48% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 37 41
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £44.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £12.00 £21.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 36 (80.00%) Cisco
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (53.33%) Wireless
5 18 (40.00%) CCNP
5 18 (40.00%) CCNA
6 17 (37.78%) F5
7 15 (33.33%) VPN
8 14 (31.11%) Firewall
9 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.89%) Internet
10 11 (24.44%) CA
10 11 (24.44%) WLAN
10 11 (24.44%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (24.44%) e-Health
11 10 (22.22%) Sourcefire
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (22.22%) DSL
12 9 (20.00%) SNMP
12 9 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 9 (20.00%) OSPF
12 9 (20.00%) BGP
12 9 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
12 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) assyst
2 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 45 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (53.33%) Wireless
3 15 (33.33%) VPN
4 14 (31.11%) Firewall
5 13 (28.89%) Internet
5 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
6 11 (24.44%) WLAN
7 10 (22.22%) DSL
7 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
8 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (20.00%) OSPF
8 9 (20.00%) BGP
8 9 (20.00%) SNMP
9 8 (17.78%) Ethernet
9 8 (17.78%) MPLS
9 8 (17.78%) IPsec
10 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.33%) Network Security
10 6 (13.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Network Support
4 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Design Authority
8 2 (4.44%) Change Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) e-Health
2 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) CMDB
4 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) PKI
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
1 9 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.56%) Network Management
3 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.56%) Change Management
4 6 (13.33%) Network Design
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.89%) SIEM
6 4 (8.89%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Software Distribution
7 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Validation
8 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.22%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (40.00%) CCNP
2 18 (40.00%) CCNA
3 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) CCDP
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) CCIE
6 2 (4.44%) CCIP
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) CCDA
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.22%) PMP
7 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.22%) TickIT
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Snort
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) CA Spectrum
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 17 (37.78%) F5
3 11 (24.44%) CA
4 10 (22.22%) Sourcefire
5 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (11.11%) Remedy
7 5 (11.11%) HP
8 4 (8.89%) Citrix
8 4 (8.89%) Juniper
8 4 (8.89%) IBM
8 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.89%) VMware
9 3 (6.67%) IronPort
10 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.22%) ION Trading
10 1 (2.22%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) NCR
10 1 (2.22%) Adobe
10 1 (2.22%) Dell