The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 1.68% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 17.91% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +77.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -1.25%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 67 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.56% 9.40% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 37
Average daily rate £330 £388 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £240 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 10 (38.46%) Firewall
4 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
4 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
5 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 6 (23.08%) VPN
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) OSPF
5 6 (23.08%) BGP
5 6 (23.08%) Network Security
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (19.23%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) CCNP
7 4 (15.38%) PMI
7 4 (15.38%) PMP
7 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.54%) F5
8 3 (11.54%) Banking
8 3 (11.54%) CCSA
8 3 (11.54%) Juniper
8 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (23.08%) VPN
3 6 (23.08%) OSPF
3 6 (23.08%) BGP
3 6 (23.08%) Network Security
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.69%) VRRP
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.69%) VLAN
7 2 (7.69%) HSRP
8 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
8 1 (3.85%) PABX
8 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Design Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.85%) e-Health
2 1 (3.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) B2B
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) PMP
2 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCSA
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) MCDST
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) CCIP
5 1 (3.85%) CCDA
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
2 2 (7.69%) Snort
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
1 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (7.69%) Hyperic
2 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
5 2 (7.69%) Draytek
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya