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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.97% 1.46% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.64% 12.64% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £406 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +69.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.99% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
LAN
Buckinghamshire

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
83 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.09% 11.57% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 43
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 August 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 27 August 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 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 7 (26.92%) OSPF
5 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (26.92%) VPN
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (23.08%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 4 (15.38%) CCNA
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) CCNP
8 4 (15.38%) Juniper
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (15.38%) F5
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) CCSA
9 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
9 3 (11.54%) Snort
9 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
9 3 (11.54%) VLAN
9 3 (11.54%) HSRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 7 (26.92%) OSPF
3 7 (26.92%) BGP
3 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (23.08%) Network Security
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.54%) HSRP
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (11.54%) VRRP
6 3 (11.54%) VLAN
7 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
8 1 (3.85%) PABX
8 1 (3.85%) WLAN
8 1 (3.85%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Design Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Security Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) IVR
2 1 (3.85%) e-Health
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
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%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) PMP
3 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCSA
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCDA
5 1 (3.85%) CCIP
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) MCDST
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Snort
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
1 2 (7.69%) Hyperic
1 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Juniper
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
4 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
5 2 (7.69%) Draytek
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) NetQoS