The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 27 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing LAN 20 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.19% 4.25% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 35.59% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £300 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +0.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 59 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.42% 11.94% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 22
Average daily rate £325 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
South East

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -4 8 £310 +3.33% 1
Banbury +8 4 £463 +23.33%
Abingdon - 1 £235 - 1
Thame - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 29 (90.63%) WAN
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
5 9 (28.13%) CCNA
5 9 (28.13%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) MPLS
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (21.88%) VMware
7 7 (21.88%) VoIP
8 6 (18.75%) DTV
8 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
8 6 (18.75%) Firewall
8 6 (18.75%) SAP
8 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.75%) Electronics
8 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
8 6 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (18.75%) Marketing
8 6 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
10 4 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (12.50%) Migration
10 4 (12.50%) Project Management
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) SAN
10 4 (12.50%) MS Office
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (90.63%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) MPLS
3 7 (21.88%) VoIP
4 6 (18.75%) Firewall
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) PBX
8 2 (6.25%) ADSL
8 2 (6.25%) DHCP
8 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
8 2 (6.25%) NAS
8 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (3.13%) Wireless Security
9 1 (3.13%) IPsec
9 1 (3.13%) OSPF
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (18.75%) Electronics
3 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (18.75%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Network Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) DTV
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) iPhone
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
1 6 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (28.13%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) SAP
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.25%) F5
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
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