Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 79 97
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -53
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.62% 1.98% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.03% 13.54% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 26
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £348 £421 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.36% +20.14% -
10th Percentile £163 £305 £120
90th Percentile £488 £650 £410
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £24.91 £17.25
% change year-on-year +38.50% +44.41% -11.54%

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 158 229 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.46% 14.66% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 122 164
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +1.20%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £202
90th Percentile £544 £530 £546
South East median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £22.62 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -43.45% +166.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.27 £13.68
90th Percentile £39.88 £53.85 £58.88
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +83.33% - -10.00%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +12 14 £300 -29.99% 5
High Wycombe -3 1 £160 - 5
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 18 (94.74%) WAN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (26.32%) Office 365
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 4 (21.05%) HSRP
8 4 (21.05%) F5
8 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
8 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
8 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
8 4 (21.05%) CISSP
8 4 (21.05%) OSPF

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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Azure
3 1 (5.26%) AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) WAN
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) MPLS
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 4 (21.05%) HSRP
8 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
8 4 (21.05%) OSPF
8 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
8 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (15.79%) Network Security
9 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Check Point GAiA
4 3 (15.79%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Architectural Design
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Data Encryption
2 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 3 (15.79%) CCSE
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) CISM
5 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
5 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) GIAC
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) NIST
1 1 (5.26%) NIST 800
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) McAfee
4 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Infoblox
6 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
6 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) 3Com
7 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.26%) IronPort
7 1 (5.26%) Meraki
7 1 (5.26%) NETGEAR
7 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.26%) Proofpoint