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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 27 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.98% 3.14% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 19.61% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £375 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 - £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 57 51 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.15% 16.04% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 20
Median daily rate £415 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% -14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Henlow - 3 £375 -
Luton -4 1 - -
Bedford -7 1 £138 - 4
Dunstable - 1 - -
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 11 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) WLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Process Management
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing

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 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) WLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) IPv4
5 1 (9.09%) ISDN
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) TACACS
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) VRRP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Coordinator
1 3 (27.27%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Process Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V2
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCSA
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (9.09%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec