Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 40 77
Rank change year-on-year -54 +37 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 36 72 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.62% 4.15% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 22.36% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 21
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £120 £275 £256
90th Percentile £414 £538 £530
South East median daily rate £370 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +2.07% -6.45% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £13.75 -
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.26% -44.87% +122.86%

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 308 322 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.90% 18.55% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 207 153
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £161 £263 £214
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £38.75 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.33% -7.69% +41.30%
10th Percentile £14.53 £13.85 £14.21
90th Percentile £56.63 £40.15 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +55.56%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -45 28 £325 -10.34% 7
Beaconsfield +2 1 £118 -
High Wycombe -7 1 £350 -26.32% 1
Aylesbury - 1 £135 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (36.11%) CCNP
4 13 (36.11%) SLA
4 13 (36.11%) Firewall
5 12 (33.33%) DNS
5 12 (33.33%) DHCP
5 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 10 (27.78%) Change Management
6 10 (27.78%) F5
7 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (22.22%) ITIL
8 8 (22.22%) Wireless
8 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
8 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
9 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
9 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
10 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 6 (16.67%) Ansible
10 6 (16.67%) MCSA
10 6 (16.67%) Python
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.67%) CCNA
10 6 (16.67%) CCIE
10 6 (16.67%) VLAN
11 5 (13.89%) SCCM

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 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 13 (36.11%) Firewall
3 12 (33.33%) DHCP
3 12 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (22.22%) Wireless
5 6 (16.67%) VLAN
6 5 (13.89%) VPN
6 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (13.89%) WLAN
7 4 (11.11%) BGP
7 4 (11.11%) Internet
7 4 (11.11%) OSPF
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.89%) Data Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Data Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Change Management
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) Network Design
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Service Management
7 2 (5.56%) Statistics
7 2 (5.56%) Time Management
8 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.78%) Change Control
8 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNP
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) CCIE
4 6 (16.67%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) MCSA
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (5.56%) CCDA
8 2 (5.56%) CCDE
8 2 (5.56%) CCDP
8 2 (5.56%) MCSE
9 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.78%) MCP
9 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 3 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Ansible
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) F5
3 5 (13.89%) Adobe
3 5 (13.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Forcepoint
4 4 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks
5 3 (8.33%) Brocade
5 3 (8.33%) Computacenter
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) Remedy
6 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) McAfee
7 1 (2.78%) Sophos