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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.29% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.16% 10.85% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% +117.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £356 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £404 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.27 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.02% -38.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £33.85 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.67%
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
204 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.37% 10.02% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 56
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 54 (80.60%) WAN
2 30 (44.78%) Windows
3 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
4 27 (40.30%) Cisco
5 26 (38.81%) Firewall
6 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (29.85%) ITIL
7 20 (29.85%) Wireless
8 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
9 18 (26.87%) Citrix
9 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (20.90%) VMware
11 14 (20.90%) SAN
12 12 (17.91%) CCNP
12 12 (17.91%) VPN
13 11 (16.42%) DNS
13 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.93%) VoIP
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (13.43%) CCNA
15 9 (13.43%) HP
15 9 (13.43%) DHCP
15 9 (13.43%) MCSE
15 9 (13.43%) BGP
15 9 (13.43%) EIGRP
15 9 (13.43%) XenApp
15 9 (13.43%) QA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (80.60%) WAN
2 26 (38.81%) Firewall
3 20 (29.85%) Wireless
4 14 (20.90%) SAN
5 12 (17.91%) VPN
6 11 (16.42%) DNS
7 10 (14.93%) VoIP
8 9 (13.43%) DHCP
8 9 (13.43%) BGP
8 9 (13.43%) EIGRP
9 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
10 5 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (7.46%) VLAN
10 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.46%) OSPF
11 4 (5.97%) MPLS
11 4 (5.97%) SNMP
12 3 (4.48%) NetScaler
13 2 (2.99%) NAS
13 2 (2.99%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
1 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Law
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Network Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Consultant
5 7 (10.45%) Network Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) Project Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.99%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.99%) Network Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Handset
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) PDA
3 1 (1.49%) Life Science
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.97%) UNIX
5 4 (5.97%) Solaris
6 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.49%) Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) Migration
2 6 (8.96%) Network Design
2 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (5.97%) Project Management
3 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.48%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
5 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.99%) Network Management
5 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.49%) Change Management
6 1 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.49%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.49%) ERP
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.49%) BCP
6 1 (1.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.91%) CCNP
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (13.43%) CCNA
4 9 (13.43%) MCSE
5 8 (11.94%) CCIE
6 6 (8.96%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.97%) CCEE
7 4 (5.97%) CCAA
7 4 (5.97%) MCP
7 4 (5.97%) CCA
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.48%) MCITP
9 2 (2.99%) MCSA
10 1 (1.49%) HNC
10 1 (1.49%) HND
10 1 (1.49%) CISSP
10 1 (1.49%) Degree
10 1 (1.49%) CCENT
10 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) XenApp
4 8 (11.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (11.94%) MetaFrame
5 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.49%) NFS
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Cisco
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.87%) Citrix
4 14 (20.90%) VMware
5 9 (13.43%) HP
6 8 (11.94%) AppSense
7 6 (8.96%) NetApp
8 5 (7.46%) EMC
8 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.46%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.48%) McAfee
9 3 (4.48%) IBM
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) Lotus
10 2 (2.99%) Veeam
10 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.49%) F5
11 1 (1.49%) Veritas
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