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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 58 62
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.88% 1.79% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.05% 10.24% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
Median daily rate £352 £430 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +38.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £168 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £670 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 189 166 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.66% 17.51% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 75
Median daily rate £388 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £9.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £19.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 17 £352 -18.25% 1
Marlow -2 1 £305 +82.08%
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 54 (87.10%) WAN
2 43 (69.35%) Cisco
3 41 (66.13%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (58.06%) Security Cleared
5 32 (51.61%) Windows
6 30 (48.39%) Firewall
6 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
7 27 (43.55%) CCNP
8 22 (35.48%) Juniper
9 20 (32.26%) DHCP
10 18 (29.03%) ITIL
11 17 (27.42%) CCIE
11 17 (27.42%) F5
12 15 (24.19%) VLAN
13 14 (22.58%) Office 365
13 14 (22.58%) Windows 10
14 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (19.35%) Data Centre
15 12 (19.35%) Cisco Prime
16 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
17 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
17 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
17 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
18 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
18 9 (14.52%) Change Management
18 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
18 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
19 8 (12.90%) ATM
19 8 (12.90%) VPN

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 6 (9.68%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Office 365
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (87.10%) WAN
2 30 (48.39%) Firewall
3 20 (32.26%) DHCP
4 15 (24.19%) VLAN
5 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (12.90%) ATM
6 8 (12.90%) DNS
6 8 (12.90%) VPN
7 7 (11.29%) Network Security
8 6 (9.68%) TACACS
9 5 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (6.45%) Internet
10 4 (6.45%) Wireless
11 3 (4.84%) MPLS
12 2 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
12 2 (3.23%) SNMP
12 2 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Network Architect
4 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Coordinator
7 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.84%) Active Directory Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Administrator
10 2 (3.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Deployment Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) ADO
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.61%) REST
2 1 (1.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) BYOD
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (51.61%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Windows 10
3 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.23%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 9 (14.52%) Change Management
4 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) CRM
7 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.61%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.61%) Coaching
8 1 (1.61%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (1.61%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (1.61%) Presales
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.61%) Service Design
8 1 (1.61%) Service Management
8 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (66.13%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (58.06%) Security Cleared
3 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
4 27 (43.55%) CCNP
5 17 (27.42%) CCIE
6 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
7 6 (9.68%) CCNA
7 6 (9.68%) CCSA
7 6 (9.68%) CCSE
7 6 (9.68%) MCSA
7 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.61%) CCDP
8 1 (1.61%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.61%) CISSP
8 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (8.06%) ISA Server
3 5 (8.06%) UAG
3 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (69.35%) Cisco
2 22 (35.48%) Juniper
3 17 (27.42%) F5
4 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.90%) Blue Coat
7 7 (11.29%) VMware
8 6 (9.68%) Citrix
8 6 (9.68%) Forcepoint
8 6 (9.68%) Fortinet
8 6 (9.68%) Nokia
9 5 (8.06%) NCR
10 4 (6.45%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (6.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (6.45%) Brocade
10 4 (6.45%) Remedy
11 3 (4.84%) SAP
12 2 (3.23%) Adobe
12 2 (3.23%) Computacenter
12 2 (3.23%) Lotus