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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 66 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 25 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 13.21% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 3
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£319 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £218 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £390 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.06 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.56% -30.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £20.06 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £20.06 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +35.48%
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
208 159 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.59% 13.03% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 65 59
Average daily rate £325 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 £369 - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (80.88%) WAN
2 38 (55.88%) Cisco
3 29 (42.65%) Windows
4 27 (39.71%) Firewall
5 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 21 (30.88%) VMware
7 20 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (27.94%) SAN
9 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
10 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (22.06%) HP
11 15 (22.06%) Citrix
11 15 (22.06%) BGP
11 15 (22.06%) Migration
11 15 (22.06%) Wireless
12 14 (20.59%) EIGRP
12 14 (20.59%) MPLS
12 14 (20.59%) OSPF
12 14 (20.59%) MS Exchange
13 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
13 12 (17.65%) Internet
14 11 (16.18%) Nortel
14 11 (16.18%) CCNP
14 11 (16.18%) CCNA
14 11 (16.18%) NetApp
14 11 (16.18%) SQL
14 11 (16.18%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (80.88%) WAN
2 27 (39.71%) Firewall
3 19 (27.94%) SAN
4 15 (22.06%) BGP
4 15 (22.06%) Wireless
5 14 (20.59%) EIGRP
5 14 (20.59%) MPLS
5 14 (20.59%) OSPF
6 12 (17.65%) Internet
7 11 (16.18%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (13.24%) VLAN
8 9 (13.24%) VPN
9 8 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (11.76%) VPLS
10 7 (10.29%) VoIP
10 7 (10.29%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (8.82%) NetScaler
11 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.82%) DMZ
11 6 (8.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (16.18%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Project Leader
3 9 (13.24%) Technical Project Leader
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
5 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.94%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Replication
1 4 (5.88%) Life Science
1 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.47%) IVR
3 1 (1.47%) Tandem
3 1 (1.47%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.65%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.41%) UNIX
7 2 (2.94%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Migration
2 10 (14.71%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Project Governance
4 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.41%) Network Design
5 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.94%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.94%) Network Management
6 2 (2.94%) Service Management
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.47%) BCP
7 1 (1.47%) Project Management
7 1 (1.47%) Change Management
7 1 (1.47%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.47%) IT Governance
7 1 (1.47%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.47%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.47%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (16.18%) CCNP
2 11 (16.18%) CCNA
3 4 (5.88%) CCIE
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) CISSP
6 1 (1.47%) CCSE
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.47%) HP MASE
6 1 (1.47%) VCP4
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Cisco
2 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.88%) VMware
4 15 (22.06%) HP
4 15 (22.06%) Citrix
5 11 (16.18%) Nortel
5 11 (16.18%) NetApp
6 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds
7 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 6 (8.82%) Symantec
9 5 (7.35%) BT
9 5 (7.35%) Avaya
9 5 (7.35%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.88%) Juniper
10 4 (5.88%) Oracle
11 3 (4.41%) Veritas
11 3 (4.41%) Veeam
12 2 (2.94%) Meraki
12 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.47%) Brocade
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