Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 November 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 93 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 16 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.21% 1.28% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 10.06% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 26
Oxfordshire median daily rate £300 £538 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.19% +47.26% +0.69%
10th Percentile £158 £299 £222
90th Percentile £674 £688 £509
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £18.75
South East median hourly rate £16.94 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -62.36% +104.55% +29.41%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 213 159 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.25% 12.69% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 112 147
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%
10th Percentile £14.12 £14.45 £13.18
90th Percentile £71.63 £39.05 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Oxfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Oxfordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Oxfordshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Oxfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Oxford -7 3 £320 -50.77% 2
Witney - 2 £140 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Thame - 1 £463 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (26.67%) PBX
7 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (26.67%) MPLS
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
8 3 (20.00%) Change Management
8 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (20.00%) Juniper
8 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (20.00%) Incident Management

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) PBX
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) ADSL
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (13.33%) FTP
7 2 (13.33%) MRTG
7 2 (13.33%) Symposium
7 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (6.67%) HSRP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Director
4 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Proactive Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) OSSEC
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) Qualys
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat