Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 107 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.62% 1.27% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.90% 8.83% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 23
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £439 £357 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -10.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £353 £306 £243
90th Percentile £497 £478 £715
South East median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £18.49 £41.00
% change year-on-year +29.12% -54.90% +57.69%

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 195 317 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.19% 14.34% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 150 172
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £161 £263
90th Percentile £523 £539 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £18.70 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +55.83% -46.89%
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £31.00 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.71% -30.00% +4.17%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +9 25 £450 +27.12% 1
Marlow -4 1 £175 -61.33%
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (90.32%) WAN
2 23 (74.19%) Firewall
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
6 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) McAfee
7 10 (32.26%) BGP
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (29.03%) VMware
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
9 8 (25.81%) F5
9 8 (25.81%) CCNP
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
9 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 8 (25.81%) SAN
9 8 (25.81%) NetApp
10 7 (22.58%) Juniper
10 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (19.35%) Wireless
11 6 (19.35%) Service Management
11 6 (19.35%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) SSL
11 6 (19.35%) HP
11 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
11 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
11 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (19.35%) Office 365

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) WAN
2 23 (74.19%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (32.26%) BGP
5 8 (25.81%) SAN
6 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (19.35%) SSL
7 6 (19.35%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) NAS
9 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) IPsec
9 4 (12.90%) MPLS
9 4 (12.90%) OSPF
9 4 (12.90%) VPN
General
1 5 (16.13%) Law
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Advertising
4 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Project Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Service Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Network Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Network Services Manager
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Data Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
2 6 (19.35%) Service Management
2 6 (19.35%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
3 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.90%) ITSM
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 4 (12.90%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Design
7 1 (3.23%) Network Design
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) CCNP
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CCIE
6 1 (3.23%) CCIP
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.13%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.45%) Ansible
4 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) McAfee
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 8 (25.81%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) NetApp
5 7 (22.58%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
6 6 (19.35%) HP
7 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
7 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
7 5 (16.13%) Sony
8 4 (12.90%) Aruba
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
9 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.45%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.45%) Meraki
10 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard