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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / North West
Rank 58 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 82 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 1.64% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.65% 10.83% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 24
Median daily rate £350 £444 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +28.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £17.25 £28.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.93% -2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.45 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.05 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -13.63%

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
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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
Manchester +34 38 £425 +17.24% 12
Merseyside +12 18 £340 +88.88% 4
Cheshire +11 14 £338 -36.91% 8
Lancashire +9 7 £613 +92.15% 3
Cumbria +11 3 £381 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 191 (91.83%) WAN
2 114 (54.81%) Firewall
3 90 (43.27%) Cisco
4 84 (40.38%) Windows
5 80 (38.46%) VoIP
6 76 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (33.65%) TCP/IP
8 67 (32.21%) VPN
9 55 (26.44%) CCNA
9 55 (26.44%) Linux
10 54 (25.96%) Unix
11 50 (24.04%) Patch Management
12 48 (23.08%) Apple
13 46 (22.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 46 (22.12%) Network Monitoring
14 44 (21.15%) Splunk
14 44 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
14 44 (21.15%) SANS
14 44 (21.15%) CISSP
15 43 (20.67%) SSCP
16 42 (20.19%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
17 40 (19.23%) QRadar
17 40 (19.23%) Security Cleared
18 39 (18.75%) ITIL
19 38 (18.27%) SC Cleared
20 37 (17.79%) Microsoft
21 36 (17.31%) CCNP
22 34 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
23 33 (15.87%) Data Centre

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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.37%) IIS
3 5 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.44%) Apache
4 3 (1.44%) Jetty
4 3 (1.44%) Mongrel
4 3 (1.44%) nginx
4 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.33%) MS Office
3 4 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.88%) Office 365
3 4 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.44%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 191 (91.83%) WAN
2 114 (54.81%) Firewall
3 80 (38.46%) VoIP
4 70 (33.65%) TCP/IP
5 67 (32.21%) VPN
6 42 (20.19%) Wi-Fi
7 32 (15.38%) Wireless
8 31 (14.90%) DNS
9 27 (12.98%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (12.98%) Network Security
10 25 (12.02%) DHCP
11 20 (9.62%) VLAN
12 19 (9.13%) Ethernet
13 15 (7.21%) SAN
14 14 (6.73%) Internet
15 13 (6.25%) BGP
15 13 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (5.77%) EIGRP
16 12 (5.77%) OSPF
17 9 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.69%) Redis
2 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.44%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (1.92%) Local Government
3 3 (1.44%) Banking
3 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.96%) Back Office
4 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (22.12%) Architect
2 42 (20.19%) Network Engineer
3 36 (17.31%) Analyst
4 25 (12.02%) Network Architect
5 16 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (7.21%) Security Analyst
7 12 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.77%) Network Specialist
7 12 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (4.81%) Security Specialist
9 9 (4.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.33%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.85%) Domain Architect
10 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (6.25%) Web Services
3 12 (5.77%) RESTful
4 3 (1.44%) .NET
4 3 (1.44%) J2EE
4 3 (1.44%) Servlets
5 2 (0.96%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.48%) COM
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.58%) Management Information System
3 20 (9.62%) Cyber Attack
4 11 (5.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.33%) NHS
6 9 (4.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.92%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.96%) BYOD
9 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.96%) Life Science
9 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 84 (40.38%) Windows
2 55 (26.44%) Linux
3 54 (25.96%) Unix
4 21 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 18 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.40%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.92%) Solaris
9 4 (1.92%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.04%) Patch Management
2 46 (22.12%) Network Monitoring
2 46 (22.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 44 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 39 (18.75%) ITIL
5 34 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (12.98%) Network Design
7 25 (12.02%) Case Management
7 25 (12.02%) Service Management
8 24 (11.54%) Information Security
9 21 (10.10%) Network Architecture
10 20 (9.62%) Security Operations
11 18 (8.65%) ITIL V3
11 18 (8.65%) Open Source
12 17 (8.17%) Migration
12 17 (8.17%) Security Monitoring
12 17 (8.17%) SIEM
13 16 (7.69%) TOGAF
14 12 (5.77%) Load Balancing
14 12 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.29%) Python
2 7 (3.37%) SQL
3 4 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (26.44%) CCNA
3 44 (21.15%) CISSP
3 44 (21.15%) SANS
4 43 (20.67%) SSCP
5 40 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 38 (18.27%) SC Cleared
7 36 (17.31%) CCNP
8 24 (11.54%) CCIE
9 14 (6.73%) Degree
10 11 (5.29%) CCDP
11 9 (4.33%) MCSE
11 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.88%) CCDA
13 5 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.48%) CWNA
15 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) SLA
2 5 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.37%) vSphere
5 5 (2.40%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.44%) Xen
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.96%) XenApp
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (19.23%) QRadar
2 16 (7.69%) Kibana
3 15 (7.21%) logstash
4 12 (5.77%) SCCM
5 8 (3.85%) Nessus
5 8 (3.85%) Nexpose
5 8 (3.85%) Nmap
5 8 (3.85%) RSA enVision
6 4 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.92%) SCOM
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.44%) Puppet
8 2 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 90 (43.27%) Cisco
2 48 (23.08%) Apple
3 44 (21.15%) Splunk
4 37 (17.79%) Microsoft
5 32 (15.38%) IBM
5 32 (15.38%) LogRhythm
6 26 (12.50%) Intel Security
7 24 (11.54%) Juniper
8 22 (10.58%) VMware
9 18 (8.65%) F5
10 15 (7.21%) CheckPoint
11 14 (6.73%) Forcepoint
12 12 (5.77%) SolarWinds
13 11 (5.29%) Citrix
14 9 (4.33%) ArcSight
14 9 (4.33%) Intel
14 9 (4.33%) NetWitness
15 8 (3.85%) Qualys
16 7 (3.37%) Palo Alto
17 6 (2.88%) Snow
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