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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 62 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.10% 1.46% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.09% 12.00% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 2
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£325 £255 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.64 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.19% +134.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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
199 150 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.31% 12.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 71
Average daily rate £320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.88 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Stockport - 3 - - 3
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Wigan - 1 - - 2
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 57 (81.43%) WAN
2 33 (47.14%) Windows
3 30 (42.86%) Cisco
4 29 (41.43%) Firewall
5 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
5 27 (38.57%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (30.00%) Wireless
7 19 (27.14%) Citrix
8 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
10 16 (22.86%) CCNP
10 16 (22.86%) ITIL
11 15 (21.43%) SAN
11 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (20.00%) DNS
13 13 (18.57%) VPN
13 13 (18.57%) VMware
13 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
14 11 (15.71%) DHCP
15 10 (14.29%) VoIP
15 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (14.29%) EIGRP
15 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
16 9 (12.86%) XenApp
16 9 (12.86%) QA
16 9 (12.86%) BGP
16 9 (12.86%) MCSE

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Lync
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (81.43%) WAN
2 29 (41.43%) Firewall
3 21 (30.00%) Wireless
4 15 (21.43%) SAN
5 14 (20.00%) DNS
6 13 (18.57%) VPN
7 11 (15.71%) DHCP
8 10 (14.29%) VoIP
8 10 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 9 (12.86%) BGP
10 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (7.14%) MPLS
12 5 (7.14%) OSPF
12 5 (7.14%) NetScaler
13 4 (5.71%) SNMP
14 3 (4.29%) VLAN
15 2 (2.86%) Network Security
15 2 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Network Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) Project Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Network Support
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.86%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Handset
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) PDA
3 1 (1.43%) Life Science
3 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.14%) Windows
2 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.14%) UNIX
7 4 (5.71%) Solaris
8 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.86%) Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.43%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Migration
2 7 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (8.57%) Network Design
4 5 (7.14%) Project Management
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.29%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) Change Management
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Network Management
7 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.43%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.43%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.43%) ERP
8 1 (1.43%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (38.57%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.86%) CCNP
3 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.86%) MCSE
5 8 (11.43%) CCNA
5 8 (11.43%) CCIE
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.71%) CCEE
7 4 (5.71%) CCAA
7 4 (5.71%) CCA
7 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (5.71%) MCP
8 3 (4.29%) MCITP
9 2 (2.86%) MCSA
10 1 (1.43%) HNC
10 1 (1.43%) HND
10 1 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) CCENT
10 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 7 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.86%) XenApp
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (11.43%) MetaFrame
5 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) NFS
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.43%) vSphere
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Cisco
2 19 (27.14%) Citrix
3 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 8 (11.43%) AppSense
5 8 (11.43%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) EMC
6 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.71%) Symantec
7 4 (5.71%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) NetApp
8 3 (4.29%) IBM
9 2 (2.86%) Lotus
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) Veeam
9 2 (2.86%) F5
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