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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.42% 2.32% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.68% 28.95% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 1
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£350 £388 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +84.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.36 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.58%
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 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.31% 8.00% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 17
Average daily rate £325 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.20 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £17.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +2 6 £325 - 2
Abingdon - 1 £235 - 1
Burford - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (37.14%) Windows
4 11 (31.43%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) CCNA
6 9 (25.71%) MPLS
6 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
7 8 (22.86%) Electronics
7 8 (22.86%) Programme Management
7 8 (22.86%) Marketing
7 8 (22.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (22.86%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (22.86%) DTV
7 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
7 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (22.86%) SAP
8 7 (20.00%) VoIP
8 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.14%) Firewall
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
11 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.43%) CCNP
11 4 (11.43%) VPN
11 4 (11.43%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 9 (25.71%) MPLS
3 7 (20.00%) VoIP
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) Wireless
6 3 (8.57%) PBX
6 3 (8.57%) DNS
6 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.71%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 2 (5.71%) ADSL
7 2 (5.71%) DHCP
8 1 (2.86%) OSPF
8 1 (2.86%) IPsec
8 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.86%) WLAN
8 1 (2.86%) VLAN
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (22.86%) Electronics
3 8 (22.86%) Marketing
3 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
5 4 (11.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) DTV
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) iPad
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Programme Management
1 8 (22.86%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.86%) Change Control
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) CCNP
4 2 (5.71%) CCIE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) SAP
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) F5
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix