The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 46 85 57
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -28
Contract jobs citing LAN 129 82 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.05% 1.96% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.39% 13.78% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 39 46
Median daily rate £438 £380 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% +19.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £453 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £383 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Median hourly rate £17.19 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.89% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £16.01 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £39.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the North West region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the North West region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Manchester +34 69 £450 +28.57% 15
Merseyside +14 21 £350 -20.00% 2
Cheshire +12 20 £350 -21.34% 2
Lancashire +1 14 £550 +72.54% 4
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 202 (92.66%) WAN
2 112 (51.38%) Firewall
3 92 (42.20%) Cisco
4 85 (38.99%) Windows
5 70 (32.11%) VoIP
6 61 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (27.52%) TCP/IP
8 55 (25.23%) ITIL
9 54 (24.77%) VPN
10 52 (23.85%) Active Directory
11 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
12 46 (21.10%) Data Centre
13 43 (19.72%) Wi-Fi
14 40 (18.35%) Linux
15 39 (17.89%) CCNA
16 38 (17.43%) DNS
17 37 (16.97%) Unix
18 36 (16.51%) Security Cleared
19 35 (16.06%) Patch Management
19 35 (16.06%) VMware
20 33 (15.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 33 (15.14%) Network Monitoring
20 33 (15.14%) SC Cleared
21 32 (14.68%) Windows Server
21 32 (14.68%) SAN
21 32 (14.68%) Apple
21 32 (14.68%) DHCP
21 32 (14.68%) CISSP
22 31 (14.22%) SANS
23 30 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (5.96%) Skype for Business
2 12 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.21%) IIS
3 7 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.92%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) Jetty
6 1 (0.46%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.05%) MS Office
3 5 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.46%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.75%) Office 365
3 4 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 202 (92.66%) WAN
2 112 (51.38%) Firewall
3 70 (32.11%) VoIP
4 60 (27.52%) TCP/IP
5 54 (24.77%) VPN
6 43 (19.72%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (17.43%) DNS
8 32 (14.68%) DHCP
8 32 (14.68%) SAN
9 29 (13.30%) Wireless
10 25 (11.47%) Network Security
11 24 (11.01%) VLAN
12 21 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (8.26%) Ethernet
14 17 (7.80%) Internet
15 12 (5.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (5.50%) WLAN
16 9 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (4.13%) SSL
17 8 (3.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.67%) Redis
3 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (6.42%) Finance
2 7 (3.21%) Banking
3 6 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.83%) Local Government
4 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Back Office
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (23.39%) Architect
2 34 (15.60%) Analyst
3 32 (14.68%) Network Engineer
4 27 (12.39%) Network Architect
5 19 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.42%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.50%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.13%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 8 (3.67%) Domain Architect
13 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support
13 7 (3.21%) Technical Support
14 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.47%) ELK Stack
2 8 (3.67%) Web Services
3 7 (3.21%) RESTful
4 3 (1.38%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.92%) .NET
6 1 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.10%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.17%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.88%) Cyber Attack
4 14 (6.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.21%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.21%) NHS
7 4 (1.83%) BYOD
7 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.83%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.38%) User Experience
8 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 85 (38.99%) Windows
2 40 (18.35%) Linux
3 37 (16.97%) Unix
4 32 (14.68%) Windows Server
5 24 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.67%) Solaris
7 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.29%) AIX
10 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.92%) HPUX
13 1 (0.46%) CentOS
13 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.23%) ITIL
2 35 (16.06%) Patch Management
3 33 (15.14%) Network Monitoring
3 33 (15.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (11.47%) Migration
5 25 (11.47%) Service Management
6 22 (10.09%) Network Design
7 20 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (7.80%) Case Management
9 16 (7.34%) Information Security
9 16 (7.34%) Network Architecture
9 16 (7.34%) PRINCE2
9 16 (7.34%) Project Management
10 14 (6.42%) SIEM
11 13 (5.96%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.96%) Load Testing
11 13 (5.96%) TOGAF
12 12 (5.50%) Infrastructure Management
13 11 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.42%) SQL
2 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.21%) Python
3 4 (1.83%) Java
4 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (17.89%) CCNA
3 36 (16.51%) Security Cleared
4 33 (15.14%) SC Cleared
5 32 (14.68%) CISSP
6 31 (14.22%) SANS
7 28 (12.84%) SSCP
8 27 (12.39%) CCNP
9 20 (9.17%) CCIE
10 10 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (4.13%) MCSE
11 9 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.67%) Degree
13 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.29%) CCDP
15 4 (1.83%) CCDA
15 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.38%) CISA
17 2 (0.92%) GSEC
17 2 (0.92%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.13%) XenApp
4 7 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.21%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.29%) vSphere
6 4 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.92%) Xen
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (11.93%) QRadar
2 16 (7.34%) SCCM
3 8 (3.67%) Kibana
3 8 (3.67%) logstash
3 8 (3.67%) Nessus
3 8 (3.67%) Nexpose
3 8 (3.67%) Nmap
4 7 (3.21%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.21%) SCOM
5 6 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.29%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.38%) WSUS
8 2 (0.92%) Cacti
8 2 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 92 (42.20%) Cisco
2 48 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 35 (16.06%) VMware
4 32 (14.68%) Apple
5 28 (12.84%) Splunk
6 27 (12.39%) Intel Security
7 23 (10.55%) Citrix
8 19 (8.72%) IBM
8 19 (8.72%) LogRhythm
9 16 (7.34%) SolarWinds
10 15 (6.88%) Juniper
11 13 (5.96%) Forcepoint
12 12 (5.50%) HP
13 11 (5.05%) F5
14 9 (4.13%) ArcSight
14 9 (4.13%) Intel
14 9 (4.13%) NetWitness
14 9 (4.13%) Symantec
15 8 (3.67%) Dell
15 8 (3.67%) Qualys