The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.91% 3.83% 3.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 32.88% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 6
Average daily rate £325 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £185.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.18% +393.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
LAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 73 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.53% 11.64% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 56 17
Average daily rate £250 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £185.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.18% +1175.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £185.00 £37.50
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 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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 4 £325 -16.66%
Abingdon - 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) WAN
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (44.00%) CCNA
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) Wireless
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
6 5 (20.00%) Citrix
6 5 (20.00%) Juniper
6 5 (20.00%) OSPF
6 5 (20.00%) BGP
6 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (20.00%) JNCIP
6 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) CCNP
8 3 (12.00%) Websense
8 3 (12.00%) McAfee
8 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) WLAN
8 3 (12.00%) DHCP
8 3 (12.00%) VPN
8 3 (12.00%) DNS
8 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (12.00%) Wireshark

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (8.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (28.00%) Wireless
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) BGP
4 5 (20.00%) OSPF
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
5 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 3 (12.00%) tcpdump
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (12.00%) WLAN
6 1 (4.00%) Broadband
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (4.00%) Junos
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Network Support
4 2 (8.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (12.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Data Management
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CCNA
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) HP APS
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) vCloud
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) McAfee
4 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (12.00%) WatchGuard
4 3 (12.00%) Websense
5 1 (4.00%) 3Com
5 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.00%) VMware