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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.41% 3.55% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 43.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Average daily rate £325 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
42 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 14.79% 8.20% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 8
Average daily rate £238 £390 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.10% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £12.49 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) CCNA
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) Wireless
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Juniper
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) JNCIP
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
6 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) WLAN
6 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 3 (21.43%) WatchGuard
6 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
6 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) Wireless
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
4 3 (21.43%) WLAN
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) Junos
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CCNA
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) JNCIP
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) HP APS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Forcepoint
3 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
3 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
3 3 (21.43%) WatchGuard
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) 3Com
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) ProCurve