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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 71 88
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs citing LAN 84 64 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 2.06% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.00% 17.34% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £615 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £32.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.61% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +9.37%
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
494 369 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.67% 11.88% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 177 122
Average daily rate £325 £290 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.95 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 39 £325 -1.51% 18
Merseyside -3 15 £313 +48.80% 4
Cheshire -26 14 £463 -24.79% 6
Lancashire +12 13 £463 +85.00% 6
Cumbria - 2 £475 - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 112 (84.21%) WAN
2 65 (48.87%) Cisco
3 53 (39.85%) Windows
4 49 (36.84%) Firewall
5 41 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
7 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 33 (24.81%) Data Centre
9 30 (22.56%) VMware
10 29 (21.80%) DNS
11 28 (21.05%) Citrix
12 26 (19.55%) BGP
13 25 (18.80%) ITIL
13 25 (18.80%) DHCP
14 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (17.29%) VPN
14 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (16.54%) SAN
15 22 (16.54%) OSPF
16 21 (15.79%) CCIE
17 20 (15.04%) Wireless
18 18 (13.53%) CCNP
18 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
18 18 (13.53%) MCP
18 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
19 17 (12.78%) MS Excel
20 16 (12.03%) EIGRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.01%) IIS
2 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.28%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (84.21%) WAN
2 49 (36.84%) Firewall
3 29 (21.80%) DNS
4 26 (19.55%) BGP
5 25 (18.80%) DHCP
6 23 (17.29%) VPN
7 22 (16.54%) SAN
7 22 (16.54%) OSPF
8 20 (15.04%) Wireless
9 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
10 16 (12.03%) EIGRP
11 14 (10.53%) VoIP
11 14 (10.53%) VLAN
12 13 (9.77%) Network Security
12 13 (9.77%) MPLS
13 12 (9.02%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (6.77%) IPsec
15 7 (5.26%) ADSL
16 6 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (19.55%) Analyst
2 24 (18.05%) Network Engineer
3 23 (17.29%) Architect
4 16 (12.03%) Consultant
5 12 (9.02%) Network Consultant
5 12 (9.02%) Technical Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.02%) Network Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) Desktop Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.01%) Network Specialist
11 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) Middleware
2 2 (1.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.76%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.76%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.26%) Replication
5 2 (1.50%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) PDA
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
6 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Handset
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (39.85%) Windows
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.01%) UNIX
4 4 (3.01%) Solaris
4 4 (3.01%) Linux
4 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) ITIL
2 13 (9.77%) Migration
3 12 (9.02%) Network Management
4 11 (8.27%) Network Design
5 9 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.51%) Project Management
7 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.01%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.01%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.26%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.26%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.26%) ERP
9 3 (2.26%) Service Management
10 2 (1.50%) Information Security
11 1 (0.75%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (0.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.76%) SQL
2 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (17.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (15.79%) CCIE
4 18 (13.53%) CCNP
4 18 (13.53%) MCP
5 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.77%) CCNA
6 11 (8.27%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.77%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (6.77%) MCSE
8 8 (6.02%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.51%) CCDP
10 4 (3.01%) CCA
10 4 (3.01%) CCEE
10 4 (3.01%) CCAA
11 2 (1.50%) MCSA
11 2 (1.50%) MCITP
12 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) BS25999
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.77%) XenApp
5 8 (6.02%) MetaFrame
5 8 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (6.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (4.51%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (3.76%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.01%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) SCCM
2 3 (2.26%) OpenView
3 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (48.87%) Cisco
2 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 30 (22.56%) VMware
4 28 (21.05%) Citrix
5 15 (11.28%) Juniper
6 11 (8.27%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.52%) HP
8 8 (6.02%) SolarWinds
8 8 (6.02%) AppSense
9 7 (5.26%) NetApp
10 6 (4.51%) Aruba
11 5 (3.76%) EMC
11 5 (3.76%) Oracle
12 4 (3.01%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.26%) Sourcefire
13 3 (2.26%) Veeam
13 3 (2.26%) Veritas
13 3 (2.26%) Dell
14 2 (1.50%) Symantec
14 2 (1.50%) McAfee
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