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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 32 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.72% 1.64% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 17.65% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +35.48%
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
53 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.23% 9.29% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
Average daily rate £363 £300 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £448 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.18 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% +26.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 -7 3 - - 2
Prescot - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) HSRP
4 1 (12.50%) GLBP
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ERP
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco