The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 53 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 38 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.52% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.96% 11.01% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 1
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£325 £330 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +103.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.65 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.59% +157.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.56 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.73 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
224 109 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.88% 8.69% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 47 48
Average daily rate £325 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport 0 2 - - 3
Bolton - 1 £1,000 - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 55 (87.30%) WAN
2 28 (44.44%) Windows
3 26 (41.27%) Cisco
4 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
5 24 (38.10%) Firewall
6 19 (30.16%) ITIL
6 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (28.57%) Citrix
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (23.81%) Wireless
10 14 (22.22%) VMware
11 13 (20.63%) SAN
12 12 (19.05%) BGP
12 12 (19.05%) VPN
12 12 (19.05%) DNS
13 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
13 10 (15.87%) EIGRP
14 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 9 (14.29%) DHCP
14 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.29%) XenApp
14 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
15 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
15 8 (12.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (12.70%) QA
15 8 (12.70%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (87.30%) WAN
2 24 (38.10%) Firewall
3 15 (23.81%) Wireless
4 13 (20.63%) SAN
5 12 (19.05%) BGP
5 12 (19.05%) VPN
5 12 (19.05%) DNS
6 10 (15.87%) EIGRP
7 9 (14.29%) DHCP
8 8 (12.70%) VoIP
8 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.11%) OSPF
10 6 (9.52%) MPLS
11 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.94%) VLAN
12 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (6.35%) SNMP
13 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
14 2 (3.17%) FCoE
14 2 (3.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Network Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Network Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.17%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.17%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Handset
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) IVR
3 1 (1.59%) PDA
3 1 (1.59%) Life Science
3 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.35%) Solaris
5 4 (6.35%) UNIX
6 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Network Design
2 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (7.94%) Migration
4 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.76%) Project Management
4 3 (4.76%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Network Management
4 3 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.17%) Service Management
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.59%) Information Security
6 1 (1.59%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.59%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Change Management
6 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.70%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) CCIE
3 8 (12.70%) CCNP
4 7 (11.11%) CCNA
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.35%) CCEE
6 4 (6.35%) CCAA
6 4 (6.35%) CCA
6 4 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (6.35%) MCP
7 2 (3.17%) MCSA
7 2 (3.17%) MCITP
8 1 (1.59%) Degree
8 1 (1.59%) CCENT
8 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.29%) XenApp
3 8 (12.70%) MetaFrame
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Cisco
2 18 (28.57%) Citrix
3 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.22%) VMware
5 8 (12.70%) AppSense
6 7 (11.11%) HP
6 7 (11.11%) NetApp
7 5 (7.94%) EMC
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 2 (3.17%) McAfee
10 2 (3.17%) Oracle
10 2 (3.17%) Dell
10 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.59%) Veeam
11 1 (1.59%) IBM
11 1 (1.59%) Avaya