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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.47% 0.93% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.99% 7.38% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 12
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£305 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £313 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -18.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
189 149 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.75% 12.53% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 57
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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
Altrincham - 2 £255 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 39 (81.25%) WAN
2 23 (47.92%) Cisco
3 22 (45.83%) Windows
4 16 (33.33%) Firewall
5 14 (29.17%) VMware
5 14 (29.17%) SAN
5 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
6 13 (27.08%) Wireless
7 12 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 12 (25.00%) Citrix
7 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Internet
8 11 (22.92%) Migration
9 10 (20.83%) MPLS
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (18.75%) HP
10 9 (18.75%) BGP
11 8 (16.67%) OSPF
11 8 (16.67%) ITIL
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.58%) MCSE
12 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.58%) Finance
12 7 (14.58%) Symantec
13 6 (12.50%) Nortel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 39 (81.25%) WAN
2 16 (33.33%) Firewall
3 14 (29.17%) SAN
4 13 (27.08%) Wireless
5 12 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 11 (22.92%) Internet
7 10 (20.83%) MPLS
8 9 (18.75%) BGP
9 8 (16.67%) OSPF
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (12.50%) VPLS
11 6 (12.50%) DNS
12 5 (10.42%) DMZ
12 5 (10.42%) NAS
13 4 (8.33%) NetScaler
13 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
13 4 (8.33%) VPN
13 4 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Project Leader
2 8 (16.67%) Technical Project Leader
3 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Support Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Life Science
2 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Tandem
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.25%) UNIX
7 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Migration
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Project Governance
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) ITSM
5 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (2.08%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Analytics
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.08%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.08%) QMS
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.08%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.08%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.58%) MCSE
3 6 (12.50%) CCNP
4 5 (10.42%) CCNA
5 3 (6.25%) MCSA
5 3 (6.25%) MCP
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.25%) MCTS
5 3 (6.25%) MCITP
6 2 (4.17%) CCSE
6 2 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.08%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.25%) SCOM
3 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) OpenView
5 1 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.75%) HP
5 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 7 (14.58%) Symantec
7 6 (12.50%) Juniper
7 6 (12.50%) Nortel
8 5 (10.42%) F5
8 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.25%) Spiceworks
9 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.25%) Meraki
9 3 (6.25%) Oracle
9 3 (6.25%) IBM
9 3 (6.25%) Dell
9 3 (6.25%) Sophos
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