The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 23 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.01% 1.00% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 18.18% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £220 £235 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 11 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.05% 5.47% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 17
Average daily rate £220 £235 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -10.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
North West

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 16 April 2014. 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
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Vacancies
Liverpool - 3 £220 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Statistics
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) DRM
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) 3G
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) DRM
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Trapeze
2 1 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks