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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 38 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.62% 3.67% 5.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 34.78% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
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
40 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.63% 10.55% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 11
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 (80.00%) WAN
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) Wireless
5 6 (24.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.00%) CCNA
8 3 (12.00%) VoIP
8 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (12.00%) DNS
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
9 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) WAN
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) VoIP
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) ADSL
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.00%) Multicast
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Management Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PMP
4 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.00%) F5