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 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.16% 1.14% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 9.41% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£380 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £358 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £413 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +3.41%
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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
126 85 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.21% 12.14% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 17
Average daily rate £350 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £173 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 November 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 20 November 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 33 (91.67%) WAN
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 19 (52.78%) Firewall
4 16 (44.44%) F5
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (30.56%) Juniper
7 10 (27.78%) MPLS
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.00%) CCNA
8 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 9 (25.00%) VoIP
8 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (25.00%) Blue Coat
9 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
9 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) CCNP
9 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (19.44%) SLA
10 7 (19.44%) ADSL
10 7 (19.44%) Citrix
10 7 (19.44%) Banking
11 6 (16.67%) CCSA
11 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (16.67%) CCSE
11 6 (16.67%) Incident Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) WAN
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) MPLS
4 9 (25.00%) VoIP
5 7 (19.44%) ADSL
6 6 (16.67%) OSPF
6 6 (16.67%) BGP
6 6 (16.67%) WLAN
6 6 (16.67%) VPN
6 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (16.67%) TACACS
6 6 (16.67%) VLAN
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (13.89%) Internet
7 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
7 5 (13.89%) SAN
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.11%) HSRP
8 4 (11.11%) VRRP
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) IVR
2 4 (11.11%) e-Health
3 2 (5.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.11%) Workflow
3 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 4 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNA
3 8 (22.22%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) CCSA
4 6 (16.67%) CCSE
5 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) PMP
7 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.56%) CCIE
8 1 (2.78%) MCSA
8 1 (2.78%) CCIP
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Snort
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.56%) UAG
3 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 16 (44.44%) F5
3 11 (30.56%) Juniper
4 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 7 (19.44%) Citrix
7 5 (13.89%) Nokia
7 5 (13.89%) Remedy
8 4 (11.11%) Computacenter
8 4 (11.11%) CA
8 4 (11.11%) Avaya
9 3 (8.33%) Sourcefire
9 3 (8.33%) VMware
10 2 (5.56%) Altiris
10 2 (5.56%) Websense
11 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.78%) HP
11 1 (2.78%) Oracle