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 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 63 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 1.48% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 13.57% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £397 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £284
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £28.68 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +91.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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
233 140 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.10% 10.91% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 55 49
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 25
Average hourly rate £25.75 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.92% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £37.29 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 - 1 - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 62 (83.78%) WAN
2 39 (52.70%) Cisco
3 38 (51.35%) Windows
4 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
4 29 (39.19%) Firewall
5 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
6 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (31.08%) SAN
7 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (29.73%) Citrix
9 21 (28.38%) VMware
10 18 (24.32%) VPN
10 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (22.97%) MPLS
11 17 (22.97%) BGP
12 16 (21.62%) EIGRP
12 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (21.62%) Wireless
12 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (20.27%) ITIL
14 14 (18.92%) MS Exchange
14 14 (18.92%) OSPF
14 14 (18.92%) HP
14 14 (18.92%) Migration
15 12 (16.22%) CCNP
15 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 11 (14.86%) Nortel
16 11 (14.86%) NetApp
16 11 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (14.86%) SolarWinds

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 14 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (83.78%) WAN
2 29 (39.19%) Firewall
3 23 (31.08%) SAN
4 18 (24.32%) VPN
5 17 (22.97%) MPLS
5 17 (22.97%) BGP
6 16 (21.62%) EIGRP
6 16 (21.62%) Wireless
7 14 (18.92%) OSPF
8 11 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (12.16%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.81%) Internet
10 8 (10.81%) VoIP
10 8 (10.81%) VLAN
10 8 (10.81%) VPLS
11 7 (9.46%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (8.11%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (8.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Law
4 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Network Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Technical Project Leader
5 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.11%) Network Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Project Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Data Centre Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Replication
1 4 (5.41%) Life Science
1 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (51.35%) Windows
2 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.46%) UNIX
7 4 (5.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Network Design
4 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.05%) Network Management
5 3 (4.05%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.70%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.70%) Service Management
6 2 (2.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.35%) Project Governance
7 1 (1.35%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.35%) Information Security
7 1 (1.35%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.35%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.22%) CCNP
3 10 (13.51%) CCNA
4 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.16%) CCIE
5 7 (9.46%) MCSE
6 4 (5.41%) CCEE
6 4 (5.41%) CCAA
6 4 (5.41%) CCA
6 4 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.05%) MCP
8 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) CCSE
8 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.35%) Degree
8 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 7 (9.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) XenApp
3 9 (12.16%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (10.81%) MetaFrame
5 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.76%) SCCM
3 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) Cisco
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 22 (29.73%) Citrix
4 21 (28.38%) VMware
5 14 (18.92%) HP
6 11 (14.86%) NetApp
6 11 (14.86%) Nortel
6 11 (14.86%) SolarWinds
7 10 (13.51%) CheckPoint
8 8 (10.81%) AppSense
9 5 (6.76%) Symantec
9 5 (6.76%) Avaya
10 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.41%) Oracle
10 4 (5.41%) EMC
10 4 (5.41%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.05%) BT
11 3 (4.05%) Veeam
11 3 (4.05%) Veritas
12 2 (2.70%) Juniper
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