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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 71 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.73% 1.88% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 13.37% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 6
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£313 £255 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
210 187 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.73% 14.04% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 88 73
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.24% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 27 August 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 - 6 - - 6
Wigan - 1 - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 59 (84.29%) WAN
2 35 (50.00%) Windows
3 31 (44.29%) Firewall
4 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 26 (37.14%) Cisco
6 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (28.57%) Wireless
8 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
9 17 (24.29%) Citrix
9 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (22.86%) CCNP
10 16 (22.86%) ITIL
11 14 (20.00%) DNS
11 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (18.57%) VMware
13 12 (17.14%) SAN
13 12 (17.14%) VPN
13 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
14 11 (15.71%) DHCP
14 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
15 10 (14.29%) VoIP
15 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (12.86%) MCSE
16 9 (12.86%) EIGRP
16 9 (12.86%) XenApp
16 9 (12.86%) QA
16 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
1 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) Lync
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (84.29%) WAN
2 31 (44.29%) Firewall
3 20 (28.57%) Wireless
4 14 (20.00%) DNS
5 12 (17.14%) VPN
5 12 (17.14%) SAN
6 11 (15.71%) DHCP
7 10 (14.29%) VoIP
8 9 (12.86%) EIGRP
9 8 (11.43%) BGP
10 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.14%) MPLS
11 5 (7.14%) OSPF
11 5 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.29%) NetScaler
12 3 (4.29%) SNMP
13 2 (2.86%) RIP
13 2 (2.86%) WLAN
13 2 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Desktop Support
4 8 (11.43%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.57%) Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Project Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Network Support
9 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (2.86%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Cisco Administrator
10 2 (2.86%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
1 1 (1.43%) Middleware
1 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) 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 35 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.14%) UNIX
5 4 (5.71%) Solaris
6 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.86%) Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.43%) Android
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.43%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (8.57%) Migration
3 6 (8.57%) Project Management
4 5 (7.14%) Network Design
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.86%) Change Management
6 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.86%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.43%) Network Management
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.43%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.43%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.43%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.86%) CCNP
3 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.86%) MCSE
5 6 (8.57%) CCNA
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.57%) CCIE
6 4 (5.71%) CCEE
6 4 (5.71%) CCAA
6 4 (5.71%) CCA
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.71%) MCP
7 3 (4.29%) MCITP
8 2 (2.86%) MCSA
9 1 (1.43%) HNC
9 1 (1.43%) HND
9 1 (1.43%) Degree
9 1 (1.43%) CCENT
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 7 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.86%) XenApp
3 8 (11.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (11.43%) MetaFrame
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView
2 1 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Cisco
2 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (24.29%) Citrix
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 8 (11.43%) AppSense
6 6 (8.57%) HP
6 6 (8.57%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.71%) Juniper
8 4 (5.71%) IBM
9 3 (4.29%) McAfee
9 3 (4.29%) Lotus
9 3 (4.29%) F5
10 2 (2.86%) Veeam
10 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.86%) Dell
10 2 (2.86%) Symantec
11 1 (1.43%) Sophos
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport
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Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago