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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 116 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 2.26% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.10% 17.32% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 53 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -67.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -4.10%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
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 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 25 September 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
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 25 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
Manchester +24 58 £425 +6.25% 22
Cheshire -4 21 £375 -6.25% 4
Lancashire +39 20 £525 +208.82% 1
Merseyside +3 13 £425 - 1
Cumbria +14 2 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 161 (88.46%) WAN
2 84 (46.15%) Firewall
3 79 (43.41%) Cisco
4 65 (35.71%) Windows
5 60 (32.97%) ITIL
6 52 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
7 45 (24.73%) TCP/IP
7 45 (24.73%) VoIP
8 41 (22.53%) VMware
9 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
10 38 (20.88%) VPN
11 36 (19.78%) DNS
12 35 (19.23%) CCNP
13 33 (18.13%) Data Centre
14 32 (17.58%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (17.58%) Windows Server
15 27 (14.84%) Wireless
15 27 (14.84%) CCNA
16 26 (14.29%) DHCP
16 26 (14.29%) Juniper
16 26 (14.29%) SAN
16 26 (14.29%) Service Management
16 26 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (13.19%) Citrix
18 23 (12.64%) PRINCE2
18 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
18 23 (12.64%) Network Monitoring
19 22 (12.09%) Linux
20 21 (11.54%) Unix

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 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 11 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.85%) IIS
3 7 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.20%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) Jetty
7 1 (0.55%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.55%) nginx
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.49%) MS Office
3 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.30%) Office 365
4 3 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 161 (88.46%) WAN
2 84 (46.15%) Firewall
3 45 (24.73%) TCP/IP
3 45 (24.73%) VoIP
4 38 (20.88%) VPN
5 36 (19.78%) DNS
6 32 (17.58%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (14.84%) Wireless
8 26 (14.29%) DHCP
8 26 (14.29%) SAN
9 15 (8.24%) SSL
9 15 (8.24%) VLAN
10 14 (7.69%) BGP
10 14 (7.69%) MPLS
10 14 (7.69%) Network Security
10 14 (7.69%) WLAN
11 13 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (7.14%) Internet
12 12 (6.59%) Ethernet
13 11 (6.04%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.30%) Redis
3 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.55%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (7.69%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) Banking
3 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.65%) Local Government
5 2 (1.10%) French Language
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (20.33%) Architect
2 34 (18.68%) Network Engineer
3 24 (13.19%) Analyst
4 17 (9.34%) Network Architect
5 15 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.95%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.40%) LAN Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) WAN Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.85%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.85%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.14%) ELK Stack
2 8 (4.40%) Web Services
3 5 (2.75%) RESTful
4 3 (1.65%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.10%) .NET
6 1 (0.55%) CSS
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.55%) Middleware
6 1 (0.55%) Servlets
6 1 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.13%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.30%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.30%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.75%) PKI
7 3 (1.65%) BYOD
7 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.65%) IVR
7 3 (1.65%) NHS
7 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.65%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.65%) User Experience
7 3 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (35.71%) Windows
2 32 (17.58%) Windows Server
3 22 (12.09%) Linux
4 21 (11.54%) Unix
5 20 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.30%) Solaris
9 5 (2.75%) AIX
9 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.65%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.55%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.97%) ITIL
2 26 (14.29%) Service Management
3 23 (12.64%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (12.64%) PRINCE2
4 16 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (8.24%) Patch Management
5 15 (8.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 14 (7.69%) Network Design
7 13 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.14%) Project Management
7 13 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (6.59%) Information Security
9 11 (6.04%) Migration
9 11 (6.04%) SIEM
10 10 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (5.49%) Load Testing
10 10 (5.49%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.79%) SQL
2 7 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.75%) Python
4 4 (2.20%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.23%) CCNP
3 27 (14.84%) CCNA
4 23 (12.64%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.44%) CCIE
5 19 (10.44%) SC Cleared
6 17 (9.34%) CISSP
7 15 (8.24%) SANS
8 13 (7.14%) SSCP
9 10 (5.49%) Degree
10 9 (4.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (4.95%) MCSE
10 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.20%) CCDP
13 3 (1.65%) CISA
13 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.49%) XenApp
4 6 (3.30%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.30%) vSphere
5 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.10%) Xen
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) vCloud
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) SCCM
2 13 (7.14%) QRadar
3 7 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.85%) SCOM
4 6 (3.30%) Kibana
4 6 (3.30%) logstash
5 5 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.20%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.65%) WSUS
8 2 (1.10%) Cacti
8 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.10%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 79 (43.41%) Cisco
2 41 (22.53%) VMware
3 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.29%) Juniper
5 24 (13.19%) Citrix
6 17 (9.34%) Splunk
7 16 (8.79%) F5
8 15 (8.24%) IBM
8 15 (8.24%) LogRhythm
9 14 (7.69%) Apple
9 14 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 14 (7.69%) HP
10 9 (4.95%) Fortinet
10 9 (4.95%) Symantec
11 8 (4.40%) Intel Security
12 7 (3.85%) Palo Alto
13 6 (3.30%) Dell
14 5 (2.75%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.75%) Veeam
15 4 (2.20%) SolarWinds
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