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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 41 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 0.81% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 5.84% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 17
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£355 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £155 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £318 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £14.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £14.50 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.96% +3.41%
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
164 154 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.32% 13.92% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 91
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £152 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Wigan - 2 - - 4
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 53 (81.54%) WAN
2 32 (49.23%) Cisco
3 29 (44.62%) Windows
4 23 (35.38%) Firewall
5 19 (29.23%) Wireless
5 19 (29.23%) VMware
5 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
5 19 (29.23%) SAN
6 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (26.15%) EIGRP
7 16 (24.62%) Citrix
8 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 15 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 15 (23.08%) MPLS
8 15 (23.08%) Migration
9 14 (21.54%) BGP
10 13 (20.00%) OSPF
10 13 (20.00%) HP
11 12 (18.46%) CCNP
11 12 (18.46%) Internet
11 12 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.92%) Nortel
13 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (13.85%) CCNA
13 9 (13.85%) ITIL
13 9 (13.85%) SolarWinds
14 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.31%) SQL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 53 (81.54%) WAN
2 23 (35.38%) Firewall
3 19 (29.23%) Wireless
3 19 (29.23%) SAN
4 17 (26.15%) EIGRP
5 15 (23.08%) MPLS
6 14 (21.54%) BGP
7 13 (20.00%) OSPF
8 12 (18.46%) Internet
8 12 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
9 8 (12.31%) VPN
10 7 (10.77%) NAS
10 7 (10.77%) VPLS
10 7 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (10.77%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (9.23%) DNS
11 6 (9.23%) VoIP
11 6 (9.23%) DMZ
12 5 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Project Leader
2 9 (13.85%) Consultant
2 9 (13.85%) Technical Project Leader
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Network Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Support Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Replication
1 4 (6.15%) Life Science
1 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) Tandem
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (44.62%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) UNIX
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.08%) Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 9 (13.85%) ITIL
3 6 (9.23%) Project Governance
4 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.62%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.08%) ITSM
6 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.08%) Network Design
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
7 1 (1.54%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.54%) Analytics
7 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.54%) Matrix Management
7 1 (1.54%) QMS
7 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.54%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.46%) CCNP
3 9 (13.85%) CCNA
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.77%) MCSE
5 5 (7.69%) MCP
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.62%) MCTS
6 3 (4.62%) MCITP
6 3 (4.62%) MCSA
7 2 (3.08%) CISSP
7 2 (3.08%) CCSE
7 2 (3.08%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.54%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.54%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.54%) CCIE
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.54%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
6 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) SCCM
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (6.15%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.62%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.54%) WSUS
6 1 (1.54%) OpenView
6 1 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) Cisco
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.23%) VMware
3 16 (24.62%) Citrix
4 15 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 13 (20.00%) HP
6 11 (16.92%) Nortel
7 9 (13.85%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.31%) Symantec
9 6 (9.23%) Juniper
10 5 (7.69%) F5
10 5 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.69%) BT
11 4 (6.15%) 3PAR
11 4 (6.15%) Avaya
12 3 (4.62%) Sophos
12 3 (4.62%) Oracle
12 3 (4.62%) IBM
12 3 (4.62%) Dell
12 3 (4.62%) Veeam
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