Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 25 May 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 54 79
Rank change year-on-year -29 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 42 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.01% 3.41% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 18.41% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 19
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £120 £297 £192
90th Percentile £463 £538 £530
South East median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.63% +14.29% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £13.75 -
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -61.63% +53.57%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 282 364 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.49% 18.51% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 221 140
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £247 £200 £259
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.50% -3.03% -18.26%
10th Percentile £13.28 £13.70 £9.15
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.05 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -48.46% +3.75%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Buckinghamshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
Milton Keynes -32 34 £380 +8.11% 2
Beaconsfield +1 1 £118 -
Marlow -4 1 £175 -42.15%
High Wycombe - 1 £350 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 37 (88.10%) WAN
2 24 (57.14%) Cisco
3 21 (50.00%) Firewall
4 16 (38.10%) DNS
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
5 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (28.57%) CCNP
6 12 (28.57%) ITIL
6 12 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 11 (26.19%) Wireless
7 11 (26.19%) DHCP
8 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 10 (23.81%) SLA
8 10 (23.81%) Change Management
8 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
8 10 (23.81%) F5
9 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (21.43%) VMware
10 8 (19.05%) VLAN
10 8 (19.05%) BGP
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 7 (16.67%) CCNA
11 7 (16.67%) VPN
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (88.10%) WAN
2 21 (50.00%) Firewall
3 16 (38.10%) DNS
4 11 (26.19%) DHCP
4 11 (26.19%) Wireless
5 9 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (19.05%) BGP
6 8 (19.05%) VLAN
7 7 (16.67%) VPN
8 6 (14.29%) OSPF
9 5 (11.90%) MPLS
9 5 (11.90%) SAN
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (7.14%) Internet
11 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
12 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (19.05%) Data Network Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Network Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Network Services Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.38%) iPad
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Social Media
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
1 12 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 10 (23.81%) Change Management
2 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (14.29%) Service Management
4 6 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
5 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
5 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.90%) ITSM
5 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Service Design
9 1 (2.38%) Creative Thinking
9 1 (2.38%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Python
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (28.57%) CCNP
3 7 (16.67%) CCNA
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.29%) MCSA
5 5 (11.90%) CCIE
5 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (9.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (7.14%) MCSE
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.76%) MCITP
9 1 (2.38%) CCIP
9 1 (2.38%) CCSE
9 1 (2.38%) CISSP
9 1 (2.38%) Degree
9 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco
2 10 (23.81%) F5
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) Adobe
6 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.90%) Juniper
6 5 (11.90%) McAfee
7 4 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.52%) Citrix
7 4 (9.52%) Forcepoint
8 3 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (7.14%) Computacenter
8 3 (7.14%) NetApp
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.14%) Remedy
9 2 (4.76%) Brocade
9 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.76%) Riverbed