The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 40 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.62% 1.35% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 12.50% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £205 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.95% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £380 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 25 32 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 7.69% 10.81% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 30
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.15 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Oxford

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for LAN.

1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) PMI
4 3 (37.50%) PMP
4 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Informatics
5 2 (25.00%) PMO
5 2 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design
6 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
6 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) IaaS
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Junos
3 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) PBX
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) PMI
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
3 2 (25.00%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (37.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) Brocade
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) VMware