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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 26 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.36% 1.09% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.61% 12.90% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £140 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -55.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +21.21%
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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
115 62 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.86% 8.46% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 14 17
Average daily rate £425 £248 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.71% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 46 (93.88%) WAN
2 29 (59.18%) Cisco
3 27 (55.10%) Firewall
4 18 (36.73%) Windows
4 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (36.73%) F5
5 15 (30.61%) MPLS
5 15 (30.61%) VoIP
6 14 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 13 (26.53%) WLAN
7 13 (26.53%) ITIL
7 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Juniper
9 11 (22.45%) CCNA
9 11 (22.45%) CheckPoint
9 11 (22.45%) CCNP
9 11 (22.45%) SLA
9 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
9 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (20.41%) ADSL
10 10 (20.41%) Blue Coat
11 9 (18.37%) TACACS
11 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
12 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
12 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
12 8 (16.33%) Finance
12 8 (16.33%) Migration
12 8 (16.33%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (93.88%) WAN
2 27 (55.10%) Firewall
3 15 (30.61%) MPLS
3 15 (30.61%) VoIP
4 13 (26.53%) WLAN
5 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (20.41%) ADSL
7 9 (18.37%) TACACS
8 8 (16.33%) Internet
8 8 (16.33%) SAN
9 7 (14.29%) OSPF
9 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (12.24%) EIGRP
10 6 (12.24%) VPN
10 6 (12.24%) BGP
10 6 (12.24%) DMZ
11 4 (8.16%) VLAN
11 4 (8.16%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Network Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Design Authority
7 2 (4.08%) Voice Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) e-Health
2 4 (8.16%) IVR
3 3 (6.12%) PKI
4 2 (4.08%) PMI
5 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (12.24%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
3 8 (16.33%) Migration
4 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 6 (12.24%) Fault Management
5 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Workflow
8 3 (6.12%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Network Design
8 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.08%) Network Management
9 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.08%) Service Management
9 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.04%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) CCNA
3 11 (22.45%) CCNP
4 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) CCSA
5 7 (14.29%) CCSE
5 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) CCIE
7 3 (6.12%) CCDP
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.12%) CCIP
7 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.08%) MCSE
8 2 (4.08%) PMP
8 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.04%) MCSA
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
1 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (4.08%) UAG
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.04%) Snort
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.04%) OpenView
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) F5
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Juniper
4 11 (22.45%) CheckPoint
5 10 (20.41%) Blue Coat
6 8 (16.33%) VMware
7 7 (14.29%) Citrix
7 7 (14.29%) Nokia
8 6 (12.24%) Computacenter
9 5 (10.20%) Remedy
10 4 (8.16%) CA
10 4 (8.16%) Avaya
11 3 (6.12%) NetApp
11 3 (6.12%) EMC
12 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.08%) Altiris
12 2 (4.08%) Websense
12 2 (4.08%) Symantec
12 2 (4.08%) HP