The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 29 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.29% 2.29% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 30.77% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£255 £200 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -56.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
LAN
Merseyside

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

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.73% 7.43% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 10
Average daily rate £375 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) DHCP
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) DNS
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Fat Client
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (46.67%) MS Office
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) MCP
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Thin Client
5 7 (46.67%) Terminal Services
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
7 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
7 4 (26.67%) Network Management
7 4 (26.67%) HSRP
7 4 (26.67%) GLBP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) IPsec
4 4 (26.67%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (26.67%) HSRP
4 4 (26.67%) GLBP
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Administrator
1 7 (46.67%) Desktop Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Network Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Thin Client
1 7 (46.67%) Fat Client
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCP
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix Certification
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Terminal Services
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix