Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 40 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 +31
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.30% 3.29% 5.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.18% 17.89% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 16
Bedfordshire median daily rate £306 £389 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.22% -11.14% +22.81%
10th Percentile £135 £310 £292
90th Percentile £388 £499 £634
East of England median daily rate £335 £369 £335
% change year-on-year -9.15% +10.07% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +78.52% -57.99% +69.31%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 85 123 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.57% 18.39% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 82 55
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £176 £139 £200
90th Percentile £488 £570 £568
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.38 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -65.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £85.65 £14.00 £45.21
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -23.86% -41.33% +22.95%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Bedfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Bedfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Bedfordshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Bedfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 6 - - 1
Luton 0 6 £363 -19.44% 2
Shefford - 3 £140 - 2
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) CCSA
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (50.00%) CCNA
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (33.33%) Network Management
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (27.78%) High Availability
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
8 4 (22.22%) CCNP
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) OSPF
8 4 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (22.22%) BGP
8 4 (22.22%) CCSE
8 4 (22.22%) tcpdump
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365
3 3 (16.67%) Akamai
3 3 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
4 4 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) tcpdump
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
5 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) VPLS
6 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.56%) Skype
6 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Network Management
3 5 (27.78%) High Availability
4 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Task Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) ITSM
5 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) CCNA
1 9 (50.00%) CCSA
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCSE
2 4 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 3 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Cloudera
4 4 (22.22%) F5
5 3 (16.67%) Dell
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless