The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 22 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.19% 4.13% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.67% 22.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
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
60 70 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.35% 18.09% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 17
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Liverpool +1 6 £425 -
Southport - 6 £450 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for LAN.

1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) VoIP
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) Unix
4 10 (58.82%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) VPN
6 8 (47.06%) CISSP
7 7 (41.18%) Apple
7 7 (41.18%) SSCP
7 7 (41.18%) IBM
7 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
7 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (41.18%) Splunk
7 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
7 7 (41.18%) ELK Stack
7 7 (41.18%) QRadar
7 7 (41.18%) SANS
8 6 (35.29%) SIEM
9 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Open Source
9 5 (29.41%) Information Security
9 5 (29.41%) DHCP
9 5 (29.41%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) SNMP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Jetty
1 1 (5.88%) Mongrel
1 1 (5.88%) nginx
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) VoIP
4 9 (52.94%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) SNMP
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
7 3 (17.65%) FTP
7 3 (17.65%) HTTP
7 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (11.76%) SMTP
8 2 (11.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Redis
2 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Security Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) ELK Stack
2 3 (17.65%) RESTful
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) IVR
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Unix
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Solaris
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (41.18%) Patch Management
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
4 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Case Management
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Change Control
7 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.88%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) SANS
2 7 (41.18%) SSCP
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) CCNP
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) QRadar
2 4 (23.53%) Kibana
2 4 (23.53%) logstash
3 3 (17.65%) RSA enVision
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Apple
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
1 7 (41.18%) LogRhythm
1 7 (41.18%) Splunk
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Google