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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 73 60
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 56 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.09% 1.68% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.65% 13.66% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 20
Median daily rate £425 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £252 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £469 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.67 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% -65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.72%
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
285 227 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.70% 12.34% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 128 103
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.94 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -5 8 £425 - 4
Salford - 8 £498 -
Bolton - 1 £335 - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 80 (90.91%) WAN
2 47 (53.41%) Firewall
3 34 (38.64%) Cisco
4 32 (36.36%) Windows
5 24 (27.27%) VoIP
5 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 23 (26.14%) TCP/IP
7 21 (23.86%) DNS
7 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
8 19 (21.59%) VPN
8 19 (21.59%) ITIL
8 19 (21.59%) VMware
9 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (18.18%) SAN
11 15 (17.05%) DHCP
11 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
12 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (15.91%) Wireless
12 14 (15.91%) CCNP
12 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
13 13 (14.77%) Citrix
14 12 (13.64%) Linux
14 12 (13.64%) VLAN
14 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (12.50%) CISSP
15 11 (12.50%) Juniper
15 11 (12.50%) Skype for Business
15 11 (12.50%) F5
16 10 (11.36%) Splunk

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 11 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 9 (10.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Jetty
6 1 (1.14%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.14%) nginx
6 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (90.91%) WAN
2 47 (53.41%) Firewall
3 24 (27.27%) VoIP
4 23 (26.14%) TCP/IP
5 21 (23.86%) DNS
6 19 (21.59%) VPN
7 16 (18.18%) SAN
8 15 (17.05%) DHCP
9 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (15.91%) Wireless
10 12 (13.64%) VLAN
11 10 (11.36%) BGP
12 9 (10.23%) MPLS
12 9 (10.23%) Network Security
12 9 (10.23%) OSPF
13 8 (9.09%) EIGRP
13 8 (9.09%) WLAN
14 7 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (6.82%) BIG-IP
15 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) Redis
3 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) French Language
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Analyst
2 15 (17.05%) Network Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Domain Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) ELK Stack
2 4 (4.55%) RESTful
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (2.27%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) Middleware
4 1 (1.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (5.68%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.41%) BYOD
5 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.27%) Life Science
6 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.14%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) iPhone
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.64%) Linux
4 10 (11.36%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) AIX
5 4 (4.55%) Solaris
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.27%) HPUX
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.14%) Android
8 1 (1.14%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 10 (11.36%) Information Security
3 10 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (11.36%) Patch Management
3 10 (11.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (10.23%) Project Management
5 8 (9.09%) Service Management
5 8 (9.09%) SIEM
5 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.68%) ERP
8 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.68%) Network Design
8 5 (5.68%) Open Source
8 5 (5.68%) Release Management
9 4 (4.55%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.91%) CCNP
3 11 (12.50%) CISSP
4 10 (11.36%) SANS
5 8 (9.09%) CCNA
5 8 (9.09%) SSCP
6 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (6.82%) CCIE
7 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.55%) MCSE
8 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.41%) CISA
9 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
9 3 (3.41%) PMP
10 2 (2.27%) CCDP
10 2 (2.27%) Degree
10 2 (2.27%) GSEC
10 2 (2.27%) GSNA
10 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) XenApp
4 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.14%) Xen
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) QRadar
2 4 (4.55%) Kibana
2 4 (4.55%) logstash
2 4 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (3.41%) RSA enVision
4 2 (2.27%) Cacti
4 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Puppet
5 1 (1.14%) SCOM
5 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (38.64%) Cisco
2 19 (21.59%) VMware
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.77%) Citrix
5 11 (12.50%) F5
5 11 (12.50%) Juniper
6 10 (11.36%) LogRhythm
6 10 (11.36%) Splunk
7 9 (10.23%) Apple
7 9 (10.23%) CheckPoint
7 9 (10.23%) IBM
8 6 (6.82%) HP
9 5 (5.68%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.68%) LANDesk
10 4 (4.55%) Wyse
11 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle
11 3 (3.41%) Siemens
12 2 (2.27%) Dell
12 2 (2.27%) Riverbed
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