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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 59 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 37 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.26% 1.08% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.02% 10.87% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 2
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£275 £330 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £233 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £525 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.65 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.59% +157.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.56 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.73 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.02 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.12% +12.59%
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
231 138 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.09% 9.94% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 53 48
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 - - 2
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (83.08%) WAN
2 33 (50.77%) Windows
3 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 26 (40.00%) Cisco
5 24 (36.92%) Firewall
5 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 20 (30.77%) Citrix
7 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (27.69%) VMware
9 16 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (24.62%) SAN
9 16 (24.62%) ITIL
10 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 12 (18.46%) VPN
11 12 (18.46%) DNS
11 12 (18.46%) BGP
12 11 (16.92%) NetApp
12 11 (16.92%) Wireless
12 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
13 10 (15.38%) EIGRP
14 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
14 9 (13.85%) DHCP
14 9 (13.85%) VoIP
14 9 (13.85%) SQL
14 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
14 9 (13.85%) XenApp

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (83.08%) WAN
2 24 (36.92%) Firewall
3 16 (24.62%) SAN
4 12 (18.46%) VPN
4 12 (18.46%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) BGP
5 11 (16.92%) Wireless
6 10 (15.38%) EIGRP
7 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
7 9 (13.85%) DHCP
7 9 (13.85%) VoIP
8 8 (12.31%) VLAN
9 7 (10.77%) OSPF
10 6 (9.23%) MPLS
11 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (6.15%) SNMP
12 4 (6.15%) NetScaler
12 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (3.08%) RIP
13 2 (3.08%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Network Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.62%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.54%) PDA
2 1 (1.54%) Life Science
2 1 (1.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.77%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.15%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) UNIX
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Network Design
2 6 (9.23%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (6.15%) Migration
3 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
4 3 (4.62%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.62%) Network Management
4 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.08%) Service Management
5 2 (3.08%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.54%) Cyber Security
6 1 (1.54%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.54%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.54%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.31%) CCIE
2 8 (12.31%) CCNA
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.77%) MCSE
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.15%) CCA
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (6.15%) CCEE
5 4 (6.15%) CCAA
6 3 (4.62%) CCNP
6 3 (4.62%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (1.54%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) QA
2 7 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.85%) XenApp
4 8 (12.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (12.31%) MetaFrame
5 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.08%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco
2 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.77%) Citrix
3 18 (27.69%) VMware
4 11 (16.92%) NetApp
5 8 (12.31%) AppSense
6 7 (10.77%) HP
7 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.69%) EMC
8 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.62%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.62%) Symantec
10 2 (3.08%) McAfee
10 2 (3.08%) Dell
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle
11 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.54%) Avaya
11 1 (1.54%) Juniper
11 1 (1.54%) Genesys
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