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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 106 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 80 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 2.20% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 16.06% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 27
Median daily rate £378 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £37.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -69.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%
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
603 498 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.41% 13.68% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 234 180
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 31
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -31 20 £377 +15.84% 19
Cheshire +4 19 £388 -20.51% 3
Lancashire 0 12 £394 -1.56%
Merseyside -12 7 £325 +4.00%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 97 (78.86%) WAN
2 62 (50.41%) Cisco
3 50 (40.65%) Firewall
4 34 (27.64%) Data Centre
5 31 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (23.58%) DNS
6 29 (23.58%) ITIL
6 29 (23.58%) VMware
7 28 (22.76%) VPN
8 26 (21.14%) Windows
9 22 (17.89%) CCNP
10 20 (16.26%) Migration
11 19 (15.45%) DHCP
12 18 (14.63%) SSL
12 18 (14.63%) Citrix
12 18 (14.63%) Juniper
13 17 (13.82%) CCNA
13 17 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
14 16 (13.01%) Palo Alto
14 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
14 16 (13.01%) VoIP
14 16 (13.01%) PRINCE2
14 16 (13.01%) Finance
15 15 (12.20%) IPsec
15 15 (12.20%) Service Management
15 15 (12.20%) VLAN
15 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
16 14 (11.38%) CheckPoint
16 14 (11.38%) Wireless

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 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.63%) Apache
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.63%) IIS
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) MS Office
2 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.44%) Office 365
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (78.86%) WAN
2 50 (40.65%) Firewall
3 29 (23.58%) DNS
4 28 (22.76%) VPN
5 19 (15.45%) DHCP
6 18 (14.63%) SSL
7 16 (13.01%) VoIP
8 15 (12.20%) IPsec
8 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
8 15 (12.20%) VLAN
9 14 (11.38%) Wireless
10 13 (10.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (10.57%) MPLS
10 13 (10.57%) Network Security
11 12 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (8.94%) BGP
12 11 (8.94%) SAN
12 11 (8.94%) SSH
13 9 (7.32%) OSPF
14 8 (6.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) MS Access
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Local Government
2 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Retail
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) French Language
4 2 (1.63%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (26.02%) Network Engineer
2 28 (22.76%) Architect
3 23 (18.70%) Network Architect
4 13 (10.57%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.76%) Analyst
6 10 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Designer
7 9 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.88%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Data Centre Architect
9 6 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Data Migration Architect
10 5 (4.07%) IT Support
10 5 (4.07%) Lead Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) Web Services
2 2 (1.63%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.81%) LAMP
3 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.07%) PKI
4 4 (3.25%) iSeries
4 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.63%) IVR
6 2 (1.63%) Life Science
6 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.81%) BYOD
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.81%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) iPhone
7 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Windows
2 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.13%) Unix
5 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.25%) AIX
7 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.44%) HPUX
9 2 (1.63%) Android
9 2 (1.63%) Solaris
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.81%) MVS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.58%) ITIL
2 20 (16.26%) Migration
3 16 (13.01%) PRINCE2
4 15 (12.20%) Service Management
5 13 (10.57%) Network Design
6 11 (8.94%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (8.13%) Change Control
7 10 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (8.13%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.50%) DevOps
9 8 (6.50%) Project Management
10 7 (5.69%) Information Security
10 7 (5.69%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (4.88%) ITSM
12 5 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.07%) Performance Management
12 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.88%) SQL
2 4 (3.25%) Lisp
3 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (17.89%) CCNP
3 17 (13.82%) CCNA
4 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.50%) Degree
7 7 (5.69%) CCIE
7 7 (5.69%) MCSE
7 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.07%) MCP
8 5 (4.07%) MCSA
9 3 (2.44%) CCDP
9 3 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.44%) MCITP
10 2 (1.63%) CISSP
10 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.81%) CCIP
11 1 (0.81%) CCSP
11 1 (0.81%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.25%) XenApp
5 3 (2.44%) vSphere
6 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.63%) Snort
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.63%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.81%) GPFS
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.25%) SCCM
3 2 (1.63%) SCOM
3 2 (1.63%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.63%) vRealize
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (50.41%) Cisco
2 29 (23.58%) VMware
3 18 (14.63%) Citrix
3 18 (14.63%) Juniper
4 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.01%) Palo Alto
5 14 (11.38%) CheckPoint
6 13 (10.57%) HP
7 11 (8.94%) F5
8 10 (8.13%) Fortinet
8 10 (8.13%) IBM
9 6 (4.88%) 3PAR
9 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.07%) Avaya
11 4 (3.25%) EMC
11 4 (3.25%) Oracle
11 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.44%) Splunk
12 3 (2.44%) Symantec
13 2 (1.63%) Sourcefire
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