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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.62% 2.02% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 13.64% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £180 £100 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.65% 14.81% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 11
Average daily rate £420 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
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 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 2 £180 +80.00% 3
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) CCIE
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) Juniper
7 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) Network Design
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
8 2 (12.50%) High Availability

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) DLPAR
2 2 (12.50%) HACMP
2 2 (12.50%) IVR
2 2 (12.50%) LPAR
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) PowerHA
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Legato
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Sun
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
Wirral, Merseyside
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