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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.10% 2.40% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.82% 17.50% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £299
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.62%
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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
177 120 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.58% 13.71% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 22
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £166 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +114.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 52 (94.55%) WAN
2 39 (70.91%) Cisco
3 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (40.00%) Firewall
5 20 (36.36%) CCNA
6 17 (30.91%) Windows
7 16 (29.09%) Wireless
7 16 (29.09%) CCNP
7 16 (29.09%) WLAN
7 16 (29.09%) F5
8 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 15 (27.27%) ITIL
9 14 (25.45%) MPLS
9 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
10 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.00%) Ethernet
11 11 (20.00%) VoIP
11 11 (20.00%) OSPF
11 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (18.18%) BGP
12 10 (18.18%) Juniper
12 10 (18.18%) Internet
12 10 (18.18%) VPN
12 10 (18.18%) ADSL
13 9 (16.36%) Finance
13 9 (16.36%) Migration
13 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Office
3 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (94.55%) WAN
2 22 (40.00%) Firewall
3 16 (29.09%) Wireless
3 16 (29.09%) WLAN
4 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 14 (25.45%) MPLS
6 11 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 11 (20.00%) VoIP
6 11 (20.00%) OSPF
7 10 (18.18%) BGP
7 10 (18.18%) Internet
7 10 (18.18%) VPN
7 10 (18.18%) ADSL
8 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (14.55%) HSRP
9 8 (14.55%) VRRP
10 7 (12.73%) EIGRP
10 7 (12.73%) VLAN
11 6 (10.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.36%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (20.00%) Network Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Network Support
4 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Data Network Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Network Support Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) e-Health
3 4 (7.27%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.82%) IVR
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Handset
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) UNIX
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.91%) Network Management
5 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.27%) Validation
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) Network Design
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.64%) Fault Management
9 2 (3.64%) Analytics
10 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.82%) Information Security
10 1 (1.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (36.36%) CCNA
3 16 (29.09%) CCNP
4 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) CCIE
7 5 (9.09%) CCDP
8 4 (7.27%) CCIP
9 3 (5.45%) CCSE
9 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.64%) Degree
10 2 (3.64%) MCSE
10 2 (3.64%) CCSA
11 1 (1.82%) MCSA
11 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.82%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) TickIT
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
2 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) Snort
5 3 (5.45%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.82%) UAG
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (70.91%) Cisco
2 16 (29.09%) F5
3 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
3 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.18%) Juniper
5 8 (14.55%) VMware
5 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
6 7 (12.73%) CA
7 5 (9.09%) Sourcefire
8 4 (7.27%) EMC
8 4 (7.27%) Citrix
8 4 (7.27%) NetApp
9 3 (5.45%) Remedy
10 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.64%) Nokia
10 2 (3.64%) Lotus
10 2 (3.64%) Symantec
10 2 (3.64%) Computacenter
11 1 (1.82%) ION Trading
11 1 (1.82%) Altiris
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