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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 21 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.62% 1.94% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.38% 12.33% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
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 £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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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
146 146 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.23% 15.77% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 50 19
Average daily rate £375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £242 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +93.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 (93.75%) WAN
2 33 (68.75%) Cisco
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (37.50%) CCNA
4 18 (37.50%) Wireless
5 16 (33.33%) Firewall
5 16 (33.33%) Windows
6 15 (31.25%) ITIL
6 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 14 (29.17%) CCNP
8 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
9 12 (25.00%) WLAN
9 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 12 (25.00%) F5
10 11 (22.92%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (22.92%) Internet
10 11 (22.92%) MPLS
11 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
11 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
11 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.75%) Network Management
12 9 (18.75%) VMware
12 9 (18.75%) VoIP
12 9 (18.75%) ADSL
13 8 (16.67%) Migration
13 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 8 (16.67%) VPN
13 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (4.17%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (93.75%) WAN
2 18 (37.50%) Wireless
3 16 (33.33%) Firewall
4 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
5 12 (25.00%) WLAN
6 11 (22.92%) Internet
6 11 (22.92%) MPLS
7 10 (20.83%) Ethernet
8 9 (18.75%) VoIP
8 9 (18.75%) ADSL
9 8 (16.67%) VPN
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (14.58%) OSPF
11 6 (12.50%) IP Telephony
11 6 (12.50%) BGP
11 6 (12.50%) VRRP
11 6 (12.50%) HSRP
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Network Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Network Support
5 8 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Network Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Data Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Junior
9 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.58%) e-Health
4 4 (8.33%) CMDB
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) FMCG
6 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Handset
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (18.75%) Network Management
4 8 (16.67%) Migration
4 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.58%) Change Management
6 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Network Design
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (37.50%) CCNA
3 14 (29.17%) CCNP
4 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.33%) CCDP
6 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.25%) CCSE
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.25%) MCSE
8 2 (4.17%) CCIE
8 2 (4.17%) CCIP
8 2 (4.17%) CCSA
8 2 (4.17%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.08%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) TickIT
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) Snort
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 12 (25.00%) F5
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.75%) VMware
5 7 (14.58%) CA
6 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 6 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 6 (12.50%) Juniper
7 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) EMC
8 4 (8.33%) NetApp
9 3 (6.25%) Symantec
10 2 (4.17%) Remedy
10 2 (4.17%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) Dell
10 2 (4.17%) Nokia
10 2 (4.17%) Lotus
10 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
10 2 (4.17%) IronPort