The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 April 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 58 48
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing LAN 24 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.19% 1.59% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 8.82% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 4
Median daily rate £352 £428 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -39.40% +1.01%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 154 136 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 20.45% 17.97% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 69
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% -53.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Milton Keynes

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Milton Keynes

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for LAN.

1 48 (82.76%) WAN
2 45 (77.59%) Cisco
3 41 (70.69%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
5 29 (50.00%) Windows
6 28 (48.28%) Firewall
6 28 (48.28%) SC Cleared
7 26 (44.83%) CCNP
8 22 (37.93%) ITIL
9 20 (34.48%) DHCP
10 18 (31.03%) Juniper
11 16 (27.59%) CCIE
11 16 (27.59%) VLAN
11 16 (27.59%) F5
12 15 (25.86%) Windows 10
13 13 (22.41%) Cisco Prime
14 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
14 12 (20.69%) Office 365
14 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
16 9 (15.52%) Network Security
16 9 (15.52%) Change Management
16 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
16 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
17 8 (13.79%) ATM
17 8 (13.79%) VoIP
17 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
18 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (12.07%) Windows Server

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (10.34%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (82.76%) WAN
2 28 (48.28%) Firewall
3 20 (34.48%) DHCP
4 16 (27.59%) VLAN
5 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (15.52%) Network Security
7 8 (13.79%) ATM
7 8 (13.79%) VoIP
8 7 (12.07%) DNS
8 7 (12.07%) VPN
9 5 (8.62%) MPLS
9 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (8.62%) Wireless
10 4 (6.90%) TACACS
11 3 (5.17%) BGP
11 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (5.17%) Internet
11 3 (5.17%) Unified Communications
12 2 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
General
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Network Architect
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Coordinator
6 5 (8.62%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) IT Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) BYOD
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Windows 10
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.07%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Unix
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 9 (15.52%) Change Management
4 6 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.45%) Presales
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (1.72%) Business Transformation
7 1 (1.72%) Coaching
7 1 (1.72%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.72%) High Availability
7 1 (1.72%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (1.72%) Service Design
7 1 (1.72%) System Testing
7 1 (1.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
3 28 (48.28%) SC Cleared
4 26 (44.83%) CCNP
5 16 (27.59%) CCIE
6 6 (10.34%) CCNA
6 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.34%) MCSA
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (6.90%) CCSA
7 4 (6.90%) CCSE
8 2 (3.45%) Degree
9 1 (1.72%) CCDP
9 1 (1.72%) CISSP
9 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.62%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (8.62%) ISA Server
3 5 (8.62%) UAG
3 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (77.59%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) Juniper
3 16 (27.59%) F5
4 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.34%) Blue Coat
5 6 (10.34%) Forcepoint
5 6 (10.34%) Fortinet
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) NCR
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix
7 4 (6.90%) Nokia
8 3 (5.17%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (5.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.17%) Brocade
8 3 (5.17%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Aruba
9 2 (3.45%) Computacenter
9 2 (3.45%) HP
9 2 (3.45%) Mitel