Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 22 48
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 25 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.67% 6.68% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.69% 36.94% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 11
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.61% +16.13% +29.17%
10th Percentile £318 £305 £306
90th Percentile £495 £650 £465
East of England median daily rate £351 £325 £306
% change year-on-year +8.00% +6.12% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £34.81 £21.53
% change year-on-year -51.72% +61.70% -38.50%

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 127 111 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.62% 18.08% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 57 44
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £125 £200 £208
90th Percentile £525 £590 £500
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +125.81% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £40.70 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Luton -6 10 £419 -27.07%
Henlow - 8 £365 -
Dunstable -1 4 - -
Bedford -8 2 £306 -7.20%
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 12 (48.00%) Migration
3 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (36.00%) Project Management
4 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Retail
6 7 (28.00%) JSP 440
6 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Change Control
8 5 (20.00%) F5
8 5 (20.00%) CCNP
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (16.00%) Service Management
9 4 (16.00%) Process Management
9 4 (16.00%) H.323
9 4 (16.00%) Wireless
9 4 (16.00%) IPsec
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 4 (16.00%) DNS
9 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) H.323
3 4 (16.00%) IPsec
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) MPLS
4 3 (12.00%) PSTN
4 3 (12.00%) SSL
4 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.00%) Skype
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) WLAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) DMVPN
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Coordinator
2 7 (28.00%) Project Coordinator
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Business Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Project Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Migration
2 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Change Control
6 4 (16.00%) Process Management
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Adaptive Security
7 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (12.00%) Presales
7 3 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (12.00%) Validation
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL
8 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.00%) Dependency Management
9 1 (4.00%) ITSM
9 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) CCSA
5 1 (4.00%) CCSE
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (8.00%) Avaya
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Virgin Media
4 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Mitel
4 1 (4.00%) Nokia
4 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) VMware