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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.71% 2.08% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.49% 17.39% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £413 £431 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £406 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £456 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -48.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+49.27% -1.42%
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
49 46 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.09% 11.95% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 57
Median daily rate £370 £300 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% -8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
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 27 June 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
Preston +6 4 £413 -10.81%
Blackpool - 4 £415 -
Clitheroe - 2 - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 19 (90.48%) WAN
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Network Design
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) CCNA
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) MS Office
6 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) MCP
7 4 (19.05%) MCSE
7 4 (19.05%) MCSA
7 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) SSL
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 3 (14.29%) Validation
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint

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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.52%) JBoss
2 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) WAN
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
4 3 (14.29%) SSL
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) Skype
6 1 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Life Science
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Private Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CCNA
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCP
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.76%) HP MASE
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 3 (14.29%) Splunk
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Polycom
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Mitel
5 1 (4.76%) NEC