The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 29 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.37% 0.83% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.12% 8.33% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£325 - £406
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.62% 10.00% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 16
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £125.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +502.40%
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 Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Merseyside region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Merseyside region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool +5 12 £325 - 4
St Helens - 1 - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (39.29%) MS Office
5 11 (39.29%) CCNP
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 10 (35.71%) DHCP
6 10 (35.71%) DNS
6 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
7 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
8 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 7 (25.00%) Citrix
9 7 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
10 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL
10 6 (21.43%) MCP
10 6 (21.43%) CCIE
10 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
11 5 (17.86%) Network Security
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 10 (35.71%) DHCP
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 9 (32.14%) Firewall
4 7 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.86%) OSPF
5 5 (17.86%) BGP
5 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
5 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.29%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) VoIP
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) IPsec
7 3 (10.71%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) HSRP
7 3 (10.71%) GLBP
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Designer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.14%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) Network Management
2 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) MCP
3 6 (21.43%) CCIE
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (17.86%) CCDP
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
5 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) Aruba
6 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
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