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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.47% 2.46% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 21.74% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
LAN
Oxfordshire

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
54 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.79% 11.33% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 14
Average daily rate £390 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 20 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 6 (30.00%) Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (20.00%) Data Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Logistics
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (10.00%) Network Design
8 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Migration

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) Wireless
3 4 (20.00%) VoIP
4 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) ADSL
6 1 (5.00%) ISDN
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.00%) NAS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Management Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) NetWare
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.00%) People Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Novell