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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 32 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.42% 1.29% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 14.81% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £625 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% +13.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 27 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.32% 8.74% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 28
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 2 £625 +16.27%
Dunstable - 1 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
3 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (53.85%) High Availability
3 7 (53.85%) IaaS
3 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
4 6 (46.15%) Service Management
5 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
7 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 3 (23.08%) Dependency Management
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) Mitel
8 2 (15.38%) VLAN
8 2 (15.38%) Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 2 (15.38%) DHCP

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (53.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) H.323
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) IPv4
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
4 1 (7.69%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) VRRP
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
1 7 (53.85%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (23.08%) AWS Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
1 7 (53.85%) High Availability
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 6 (46.15%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
4 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) Dependency Management
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Virgin Media
4 1 (7.69%) VMware