The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 21 59 40
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 20 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.39% 0.36% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.44% 2.94% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 8
Median daily rate £525 £170 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+208.82% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £170 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.72%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 68 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.38% 12.32% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 60
Median daily rate £513 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Fleetwood - 6 £550 -
Blackpool - 3 £513 -
Burnley - 2 £225 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 27 (84.38%) WAN
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (53.13%) ITIL
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) CCNA
5 12 (37.50%) Windows
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 11 (34.38%) VMware
6 11 (34.38%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (28.13%) Firewall
7 9 (28.13%) VoIP
8 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.00%) CCIE
8 8 (25.00%) CCNP
8 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
9 7 (21.88%) TOGAF
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.88%) Symantec
10 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Network Design
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (15.63%) SCCM
11 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (15.63%) Intel Security
11 5 (15.63%) Internet

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) WAN
2 11 (34.38%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (28.13%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) VoIP
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) Internet
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.50%) VPN
6 3 (9.38%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 3 (9.38%) Softphone
6 3 (9.38%) SSL
6 3 (9.38%) Symposium
7 2 (6.25%) DHCP
7 2 (6.25%) Skype
8 1 (3.13%) Broadband
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Local Government
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
1 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (21.88%) TOGAF
4 6 (18.75%) Network Design
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 3 (9.38%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Validation
8 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.25%) Time Management
8 2 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (40.63%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) CCIE
3 8 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) MCSE
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.13%) HP MASE
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.63%) SCCM
3 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (9.38%) SCOM
5 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) Symantec
5 5 (15.63%) Intel Security
6 3 (9.38%) Canon
6 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.38%) Dell
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Juniper
6 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.38%) Splunk
6 3 (9.38%) Veeam
7 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
7 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 2 (6.25%) Mitel
8 1 (3.13%) arcserve
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) NEC
8 1 (3.13%) Sophos