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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.23% 0.79% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 7.14% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£100 £400 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +116.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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
27 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 15.08% 11.02% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £350 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) GLBP
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) iPhone

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) HSRP
3 1 (16.67%) GLBP
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe