The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 74 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 2.11% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.15% 15.46% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 2
Median daily rate £375 £313 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £9.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +45.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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
269 207 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.06% 13.65% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 111 54
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -12 1 £450 - 3
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Sale - 1 £425 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 41 (87.23%) WAN
2 21 (44.68%) Cisco
3 18 (38.30%) Firewall
4 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (25.53%) ITIL
4 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
5 11 (23.40%) VoIP
5 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
5 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
5 11 (23.40%) Citrix
6 9 (19.15%) MPLS
6 9 (19.15%) CCNP
6 9 (19.15%) DNS
6 9 (19.15%) Windows
6 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
7 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.02%) Juniper
8 7 (14.89%) SAN
8 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
8 7 (14.89%) Project Management
8 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (14.89%) F5
9 6 (12.77%) OSPF
9 6 (12.77%) BGP
9 6 (12.77%) Wireless
9 6 (12.77%) Finance
9 6 (12.77%) VPN
9 6 (12.77%) DHCP
10 5 (10.64%) WLAN
10 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (87.23%) WAN
2 18 (38.30%) Firewall
3 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
3 11 (23.40%) VoIP
4 9 (19.15%) DNS
4 9 (19.15%) MPLS
5 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (14.89%) SAN
6 6 (12.77%) BGP
6 6 (12.77%) DHCP
6 6 (12.77%) OSPF
6 6 (12.77%) VPN
6 6 (12.77%) Wireless
7 5 (10.64%) EIGRP
7 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.64%) WLAN
8 4 (8.51%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.51%) Internet
8 4 (8.51%) NetScreen
8 4 (8.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
3 2 (4.26%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Security Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Network Support
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Active Directory Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.26%) Life Science
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
1 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
2 7 (14.89%) Project Management
3 5 (10.64%) SIEM
3 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.51%) Information Security
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.51%) Release Management
4 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 3 (6.38%) Coaching
5 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) ITSM
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design
6 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.15%) CCNP
3 5 (10.64%) CCNA
4 4 (8.51%) CCIE
4 4 (8.51%) CISSP
4 4 (8.51%) MCSE
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) CISA
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) GSEC
6 2 (4.26%) GSLC
6 2 (4.26%) GSNA
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.26%) PMP
6 2 (4.26%) SANS
7 1 (2.13%) ACSA
7 1 (2.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Snort
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Cacti
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) Citrix
3 8 (17.02%) Juniper
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.89%) F5
5 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.51%) LANDesk
6 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 4 (8.51%) Wyse
7 3 (6.38%) HP
7 3 (6.38%) IBM
8 2 (4.26%) Infor
8 2 (4.26%) LogRhythm
8 2 (4.26%) Lotus
8 2 (4.26%) NETGEAR
8 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.26%) Siemens
8 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.26%) Symantec