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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 38 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.92% 2.54% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 41.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
18 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.54% 6.09% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) ADSL
6 2 (20.00%) DTV
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (20.00%) Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) NAS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) ADSL
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) PBX
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix