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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.14% 1.45% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.40% 10.53% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Average daily rate
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£288 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+17.15% +20.00%
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
163 152 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.65% 13.77% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 73 86
Average daily rate £318 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £149 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Oldham -2 2 £369 -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 52 (77.61%) WAN
2 32 (47.76%) Cisco
3 31 (46.27%) Windows
4 28 (41.79%) Firewall
5 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
6 24 (35.82%) VMware
7 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
8 19 (28.36%) SAN
9 17 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (23.88%) Citrix
10 16 (23.88%) Migration
11 15 (22.39%) Wireless
11 15 (22.39%) MPLS
11 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (20.90%) OSPF
12 14 (20.90%) BGP
13 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
13 13 (19.40%) EIGRP
14 12 (17.91%) HP
14 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (16.42%) Nortel
15 11 (16.42%) Internet
15 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.93%) SQL
16 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
16 10 (14.93%) CCNP
16 10 (14.93%) CCNA
16 10 (14.93%) SolarWinds
17 9 (13.43%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.48%) IIS
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Lync
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (77.61%) WAN
2 28 (41.79%) Firewall
3 19 (28.36%) SAN
4 15 (22.39%) Wireless
4 15 (22.39%) MPLS
5 14 (20.90%) OSPF
5 14 (20.90%) BGP
6 13 (19.40%) EIGRP
7 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (16.42%) Internet
9 8 (11.94%) VPN
9 8 (11.94%) VLAN
9 8 (11.94%) VPLS
10 7 (10.45%) NAS
10 7 (10.45%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (10.45%) DNS
11 6 (8.96%) VoIP
11 6 (8.96%) DMZ
12 5 (7.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Analyst
1 10 (14.93%) Project Leader
2 9 (13.43%) Technical Project Leader
3 8 (11.94%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Replication
1 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (5.97%) Life Science
2 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.49%) PKI
3 1 (1.49%) CCTV
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) IVR
3 1 (1.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.48%) UNIX
5 2 (2.99%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.49%) Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Migration
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 6 (8.96%) Project Governance
4 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 2 (2.99%) Service Management
6 2 (2.99%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.99%) Network Design
7 1 (1.49%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.49%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.49%) Matrix Management
7 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.49%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.49%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.49%) QMS
7 1 (1.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.93%) CCNP
2 10 (14.93%) CCNA
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
4 2 (2.99%) CCIE
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.49%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.49%) CCSE
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.49%) HP MASE
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.49%) XenApp
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.46%) SCCM
3 4 (5.97%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Cisco
2 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
3 24 (35.82%) VMware
4 16 (23.88%) Citrix
5 12 (17.91%) HP
6 11 (16.42%) Nortel
7 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
7 10 (14.93%) SolarWinds
8 9 (13.43%) NetApp
9 5 (7.46%) BT
9 5 (7.46%) Symantec
9 5 (7.46%) Avaya
10 4 (5.97%) Oracle
10 4 (5.97%) Juniper
10 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.48%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.48%) Veeam
11 3 (4.48%) Spiceworks
11 3 (4.48%) Meraki
11 3 (4.48%) Dell
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