The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.07% 2.16% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.19% 18.52% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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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 Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.80% 11.64% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 18
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £38.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Oxford region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Oxford region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 28 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
5 6 (21.43%) VoIP
5 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
7 4 (14.29%) Data Architecture
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) VPN
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (10.71%) CCNA
8 3 (10.71%) Logistics
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 6 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (10.71%) VPN
5 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) DNS
6 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.57%) DHCP
7 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.57%) ADSL
7 1 (3.57%) ISDN
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.57%) Multicast
7 1 (3.57%) NAS
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Network Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Management Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) NetWare
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Service Management
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Logistics
5 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) PMP
5 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Novell
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Kaseya