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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 87 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 70 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 1.64% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 13.49% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 19
Median daily rate £425 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.90 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £28.60 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +11.42%
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
537 467 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.73% 12.17% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 234 192
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 46
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.92 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% -23.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 44 £425 +30.76% 29
Cheshire +3 13 £369 -18.05% 4
Lancashire -1 8 £345 +102.94% 1
Merseyside -6 3 £250 -1.96% 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 120 (90.23%) WAN
2 60 (45.11%) Cisco
3 51 (38.35%) Firewall
4 42 (31.58%) ITIL
5 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (25.56%) VMware
7 31 (23.31%) Windows
8 30 (22.56%) Active Directory
9 29 (21.80%) Data Centre
10 28 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 25 (18.80%) DNS
11 25 (18.80%) PRINCE2
12 24 (18.05%) CCNP
12 24 (18.05%) TCP/IP
13 21 (15.79%) Citrix
13 21 (15.79%) Juniper
14 19 (14.29%) CCNA
14 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
14 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (13.53%) VPN
15 18 (13.53%) DHCP
15 18 (13.53%) VoIP
16 16 (12.03%) SAN
16 16 (12.03%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (12.03%) Wireless
16 16 (12.03%) Service Management
17 14 (10.53%) Finance
18 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (9.77%) Network Design
18 13 (9.77%) MPLS

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 11 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.02%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.01%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.50%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (90.23%) WAN
2 51 (38.35%) Firewall
3 25 (18.80%) DNS
4 24 (18.05%) TCP/IP
5 18 (13.53%) DHCP
5 18 (13.53%) VoIP
5 18 (13.53%) VPN
6 16 (12.03%) SAN
6 16 (12.03%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (12.03%) Wireless
7 13 (9.77%) MPLS
8 12 (9.02%) SSL
8 12 (9.02%) WLAN
9 11 (8.27%) Internet
9 11 (8.27%) VLAN
10 10 (7.52%) BGP
11 8 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (6.02%) EIGRP
12 7 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) MS Access
3 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Banking
2 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Local Government
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) French Language
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Architect
3 15 (11.28%) Project Manager
4 14 (10.53%) Analyst
5 13 (9.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.02%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (4.51%) Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) IT Support
11 5 (3.76%) Designer
11 5 (3.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.50%) Middleware
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.80%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
2 5 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.01%) Life Science
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) PKI
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.26%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.50%) IVR
5 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) BYOD
6 1 (0.75%) HACMP
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.31%) Windows
2 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.02%) Unix
6 7 (5.26%) Linux
7 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.01%) AIX
8 4 (3.01%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.50%) Android
10 2 (1.50%) HPUX
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.58%) ITIL
2 25 (18.80%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.03%) Service Management
4 13 (9.77%) Network Design
4 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
5 12 (9.02%) Project Management
6 8 (6.02%) DevOps
6 8 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.26%) ITSM
7 7 (5.26%) Migration
8 6 (4.51%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.76%) ERP
9 5 (3.76%) Information Security
9 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.76%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.51%) SQL
3 2 (1.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.05%) CCNP
3 19 (14.29%) CCNA
4 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.77%) MCSE
5 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (6.02%) CCIE
7 7 (5.26%) Degree
8 5 (3.76%) CISSP
8 5 (3.76%) MCP
8 5 (3.76%) MCSA
9 4 (3.01%) CCDP
10 3 (2.26%) CISA
10 3 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.26%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.26%) PMP
11 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 30 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.02%) XenApp
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.50%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.75%) GPFS
6 1 (0.75%) vCloud
6 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) SCCM
2 3 (2.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.26%) SCOM
3 2 (1.50%) Cacti
3 2 (1.50%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.50%) vRealize
3 2 (1.50%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 60 (45.11%) Cisco
2 34 (25.56%) VMware
3 28 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.79%) Citrix
4 21 (15.79%) Juniper
5 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
5 12 (9.02%) HP
6 11 (8.27%) F5
7 8 (6.02%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.76%) LANDesk
10 5 (3.76%) Wyse
11 4 (3.01%) IBM
11 4 (3.01%) Lotus
11 4 (3.01%) Polycom
12 3 (2.26%) Avaya
12 3 (2.26%) Siemens
12 3 (2.26%) Splunk
12 3 (2.26%) Symantec
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