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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 20 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.03% 0.91% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.91% 6.98% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 1
Median daily rate £340 £380 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +280.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.44%

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
44 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.19% 13.03% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 16
Median daily rate £340 £425 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £362 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £480 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Southport - 10 £325 -
Liverpool +9 8 £350 -7.89%
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 30 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (80.00%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 13 (43.33%) Unix
5 12 (40.00%) SolarWinds
6 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (33.33%) VoIP
7 10 (33.33%) Intel Security
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (33.33%) Forcepoint
8 9 (30.00%) CCNA
8 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (26.67%) VPN
10 7 (23.33%) IBM
10 7 (23.33%) CISSP
10 7 (23.33%) SSCP
10 7 (23.33%) Apple
10 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (23.33%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (23.33%) Splunk
10 7 (23.33%) LogRhythm
10 7 (23.33%) Patch Management
10 7 (23.33%) ELK Stack

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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Jetty
2 1 (3.33%) Mongrel
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (80.00%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (33.33%) VoIP
4 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 4 (13.33%) SAN
7 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 3 (10.00%) Wireless
8 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
8 2 (6.67%) SNMP
9 1 (3.33%) FTP
9 1 (3.33%) HTTP
9 1 (3.33%) PSTN
9 1 (3.33%) SSL
9 1 (3.33%) VLAN
9 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (20.00%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (10.00%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) ELK Stack
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 13 (43.33%) Unix
3 6 (20.00%) Solaris
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (23.33%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (23.33%) Patch Management
2 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (20.00%) SIEM
4 5 (16.67%) Information Security
4 5 (16.67%) Open Source
5 4 (13.33%) Case Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) CCNA
3 7 (23.33%) CISSP
3 7 (23.33%) SANS
3 7 (23.33%) SSCP
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CCA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) QRadar
2 4 (13.33%) Kibana
2 4 (13.33%) logstash
3 3 (10.00%) RSA enVision
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 10 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 10 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 7 (23.33%) Apple
4 7 (23.33%) IBM
4 7 (23.33%) LogRhythm
4 7 (23.33%) Splunk
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
7 4 (13.33%) F5
7 4 (13.33%) NetApp
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (6.67%) Sun
9 1 (3.33%) Google
9 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire