The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 77 54
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 69 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.16% 1.61% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 12.12% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 21
Median daily rate £450 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.75 £9.52 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.93% -47.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -11.25%
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
276 264 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.65% 13.29% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 145 91
Median daily rate £425 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 19 £450 -
Stockport - 3 £513 - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 108 (94.74%) WAN
2 71 (62.28%) Firewall
3 53 (46.49%) Windows
4 42 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 41 (35.96%) VoIP
6 37 (32.46%) Cisco
7 35 (30.70%) VPN
8 30 (26.32%) Active Directory
8 30 (26.32%) Linux
8 30 (26.32%) Patch Management
9 28 (24.56%) Unix
9 28 (24.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 27 (23.68%) CISSP
10 27 (23.68%) Apple
10 27 (23.68%) Data Centre
11 26 (22.81%) SANS
12 25 (21.93%) DNS
12 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.93%) Vulnerability Management
13 23 (20.18%) Splunk
13 23 (20.18%) Network Monitoring
13 23 (20.18%) SSCP
14 21 (18.42%) SAN
14 21 (18.42%) QRadar
15 20 (17.54%) ELK Stack
15 20 (17.54%) VMware
16 19 (16.67%) DHCP
16 19 (16.67%) ITIL
17 18 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (14.04%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.88%) Jetty
6 1 (0.88%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.88%) nginx
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.88%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 108 (94.74%) WAN
2 71 (62.28%) Firewall
3 42 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 41 (35.96%) VoIP
5 35 (30.70%) VPN
6 25 (21.93%) DNS
7 21 (18.42%) SAN
8 19 (16.67%) DHCP
9 16 (14.04%) Wireless
10 14 (12.28%) Network Security
10 14 (12.28%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (10.53%) VLAN
12 8 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (7.02%) Unified Communications
13 7 (6.14%) BGP
13 7 (6.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (6.14%) Ethernet
14 6 (5.26%) SSL
14 6 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (6.14%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Analyst
2 17 (14.91%) Architect
3 15 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Network Architect
7 8 (7.02%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Designer
11 4 (3.51%) Network Specialist
11 4 (3.51%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.54%) ELK Stack
2 6 (5.26%) RESTful
2 6 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) COM
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) J2EE
4 1 (0.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.40%) Cyber Attack
3 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.39%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.63%) BYOD
5 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.75%) Life Science
6 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 53 (46.49%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) Linux
3 28 (24.56%) Unix
4 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.51%) AIX
7 4 (3.51%) Solaris
7 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.75%) HPUX
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) Patch Management
2 28 (24.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (21.93%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (20.18%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (16.67%) ITIL
6 15 (13.16%) Case Management
6 15 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (13.16%) Information Security
7 13 (11.40%) Migration
8 12 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 11 (9.65%) Project Management
10 10 (8.77%) SIEM
11 9 (7.89%) Analytics
11 9 (7.89%) Data Analytics
11 9 (7.89%) Security Operations
12 8 (7.02%) Network Design
12 8 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.14%) Load Balancing
13 7 (6.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.26%) Python
3 5 (4.39%) SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (23.68%) CISSP
2 26 (22.81%) SANS
3 23 (20.18%) SSCP
4 18 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
6 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 12 (10.53%) CCNP
8 7 (6.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (6.14%) CCNA
9 5 (4.39%) CCDP
9 5 (4.39%) CCIE
10 4 (3.51%) CCDA
10 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.63%) CISA
12 2 (1.75%) GSEC
12 2 (1.75%) GSNA
12 2 (1.75%) MCSE
12 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.51%) XenApp
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.75%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Xen
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) QRadar
2 8 (7.02%) Nessus
2 8 (7.02%) Nexpose
2 8 (7.02%) Nmap
3 6 (5.26%) Kibana
3 6 (5.26%) logstash
4 4 (3.51%) RSA enVision
4 4 (3.51%) SCCM
5 2 (1.75%) Cacti
5 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) Cisco
2 27 (23.68%) Apple
3 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
4 23 (20.18%) Splunk
5 20 (17.54%) VMware
6 14 (12.28%) LogRhythm
7 13 (11.40%) IBM
8 12 (10.53%) Citrix
9 10 (8.77%) Intel Security
10 9 (7.89%) ArcSight
10 9 (7.89%) Intel
10 9 (7.89%) Juniper
10 9 (7.89%) NetWitness
11 8 (7.02%) Qualys
12 7 (6.14%) F5
13 6 (5.26%) HP
14 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
14 5 (4.39%) LANDesk
15 4 (3.51%) Wyse
16 3 (2.63%) Forcepoint