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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 87 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 2.03% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 15.93% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Average daily rate £363 £288 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £448 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £9.52 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.17% +44.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 47 (94.00%) WAN
2 26 (52.00%) Cisco
3 22 (44.00%) Firewall
4 20 (40.00%) Windows
5 12 (24.00%) Citrix
5 12 (24.00%) SAN
6 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (20.00%) ITIL
7 10 (20.00%) Wireless
7 10 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (18.00%) HP
8 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.00%) VPN
8 9 (18.00%) Network Security
9 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (16.00%) IBM
9 8 (16.00%) Service Management
9 8 (16.00%) Migration
10 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
10 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.00%) WLAN
10 7 (14.00%) SSL
10 7 (14.00%) CCNP
10 7 (14.00%) Unix
10 7 (14.00%) Linux
10 7 (14.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.00%) 3PAR
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.00%) IBM Domino
3 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (94.00%) WAN
2 22 (44.00%) Firewall
3 12 (24.00%) SAN
4 10 (20.00%) Wireless
5 9 (18.00%) Network Security
5 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (18.00%) VPN
6 7 (14.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (14.00%) SSL
6 7 (14.00%) WLAN
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (12.00%) DNS
7 6 (12.00%) NetScaler
7 6 (12.00%) VoIP
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (10.00%) FWSM
8 5 (10.00%) IPsec
9 4 (8.00%) DHCP
10 3 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Designer
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Designer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 3 (6.00%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) CMDB
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) CCTV
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Unix
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.00%) AIX
5 5 (10.00%) HPUX
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) Service Management
3 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (6.00%) Coaching
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.00%) Project Management
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (4.00%) ITSM
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Network Design
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.00%) SIEM
7 1 (2.00%) Change Management
7 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.00%) CCNP
3 5 (10.00%) CCNA
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCSA
5 1 (2.00%) CCSE
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Snort
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) Citrix
3 9 (18.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) IBM
5 7 (14.00%) 3PAR
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.00%) F5
7 4 (8.00%) NetApp
7 4 (8.00%) Oracle
7 4 (8.00%) VMware
8 3 (6.00%) Symantec
9 2 (4.00%) Avaya
9 2 (4.00%) Juniper
9 2 (4.00%) Lotus
9 2 (4.00%) Polycom
9 2 (4.00%) Siemens
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.00%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.00%) IronPort