Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 52 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.39% 1.60% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 12.35% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £415 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -17.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £304 £208 £255
90th Percentile £440 £633 £565
East of England median daily rate £363 £325 £413
% change year-on-year +11.54% -21.21% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £22.63 £17.15 £16.00
% change year-on-year +31.90% +7.20% -52.24%

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 90 81 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.38% 12.96% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 33
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +16.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £271 £189 £211
90th Percentile £553 £625 £618
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -67.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.46 £14.00 £33.55
90th Percentile £73.90 £14.00 £46.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.90 £38.00
% change year-on-year -17.09% -47.63% +55.10%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Luton +2 8 £363 -42.00% 1
Bedford +2 3 - - 1
LAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCSA
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) SLA
4 3 (21.43%) CCDP
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
4 3 (21.43%) High Availability
4 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Network Management
4 3 (21.43%) Big Data
4 3 (21.43%) Cloudera
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure

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 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Akamai
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) BGP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) OSPF
3 3 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) tcpdump
3 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNA
1 6 (42.86%) CCSA
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCDP
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
2 3 (21.43%) CCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
2 3 (21.43%) Cloudera
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) VMware