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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / North West
Rank 55 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 87 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 1.78% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.96% 11.95% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 32
Median daily rate £360 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.01 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £39.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.44%

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
415 586 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.83% 14.93% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 320 193
Median daily rate £390 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +32 39 £450 +28.57% 14
Cheshire +15 18 £338 -32.50% 3
Merseyside +15 18 £340 -10.52%
Lancashire +1 7 £613 +88.46% 1
Cumbria +14 3 £381 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 190 (93.14%) WAN
2 115 (56.37%) Firewall
3 92 (45.10%) Cisco
4 79 (38.73%) Windows
5 71 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (33.82%) VoIP
7 55 (26.96%) TCP/IP
7 55 (26.96%) VPN
8 51 (25.00%) ITIL
9 50 (24.51%) CCNA
10 48 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
11 43 (21.08%) Linux
12 41 (20.10%) Unix
12 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
13 40 (19.61%) Data Centre
14 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
15 35 (17.16%) Patch Management
16 34 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 33 (16.18%) CCNP
18 32 (15.69%) DNS
18 32 (15.69%) Apple
18 32 (15.69%) SC Cleared
18 32 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
19 31 (15.20%) DHCP
19 31 (15.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 30 (14.71%) VMware
20 30 (14.71%) Windows Server
20 30 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
21 29 (14.22%) SANS
21 29 (14.22%) CISSP

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 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.43%) IIS
3 7 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.49%) Jetty
5 1 (0.49%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) MS Office
3 5 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.45%) Office 365
3 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 190 (93.14%) WAN
2 115 (56.37%) Firewall
3 69 (33.82%) VoIP
4 55 (26.96%) TCP/IP
4 55 (26.96%) VPN
5 48 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (15.69%) DNS
7 31 (15.20%) DHCP
8 29 (14.22%) Wireless
9 28 (13.73%) Network Security
10 26 (12.75%) VLAN
11 24 (11.76%) SAN
12 22 (10.78%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (9.80%) Ethernet
14 16 (7.84%) Internet
15 13 (6.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (4.41%) BGP
17 8 (3.92%) EIGRP
17 8 (3.92%) OSPF
17 8 (3.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.92%) Redis
2 6 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.49%) Travis CI
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.37%) Finance
2 7 (3.43%) Banking
3 5 (2.45%) Local Government
3 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.98%) Back Office
4 2 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (23.04%) Architect
2 42 (20.59%) Network Engineer
3 30 (14.71%) Analyst
4 23 (11.27%) Network Architect
5 19 (9.31%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 11 (5.39%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.90%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
10 9 (4.41%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Domain Architect
11 8 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.25%) ELK Stack
2 8 (3.92%) Web Services
3 7 (3.43%) RESTful
4 3 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.49%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) J2EE
5 1 (0.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.31%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.35%) Cyber Attack
4 12 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.43%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.43%) NHS
7 5 (2.45%) BYOD
7 5 (2.45%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.96%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.98%) IVR
10 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.98%) User Experience
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 79 (38.73%) Windows
2 43 (21.08%) Linux
3 41 (20.10%) Unix
4 30 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 21 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.92%) Solaris
8 7 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.96%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.96%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.47%) AIX
11 3 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.00%) ITIL
2 35 (17.16%) Patch Management
3 32 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
4 31 (15.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 30 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 27 (13.24%) Service Management
7 26 (12.75%) Network Design
8 23 (11.27%) Network Architecture
9 21 (10.29%) Migration
10 20 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (8.82%) ITIL V3
11 18 (8.82%) TOGAF
12 17 (8.33%) Case Management
13 14 (6.86%) Information Security
13 14 (6.86%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (5.88%) Load Testing
14 12 (5.88%) SIEM
15 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Management
15 11 (5.39%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (5.39%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.37%) SQL
2 7 (3.43%) Python
3 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.98%) Java
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (34.80%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (24.51%) CCNA
3 34 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 33 (16.18%) CCNP
5 32 (15.69%) SC Cleared
6 29 (14.22%) CISSP
6 29 (14.22%) SANS
7 28 (13.73%) SSCP
8 23 (11.27%) CCIE
9 14 (6.86%) Degree
10 10 (4.90%) CCDP
11 9 (4.41%) MCSE
11 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.94%) CCDA
13 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.98%) MCSA
16 1 (0.49%) CCA
16 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.43%) vSphere
5 6 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.94%) XenApp
6 4 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (12.75%) QRadar
2 14 (6.86%) SCCM
3 8 (3.92%) Kibana
3 8 (3.92%) logstash
3 8 (3.92%) Nessus
3 8 (3.92%) Nexpose
3 8 (3.92%) Nmap
4 6 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.45%) RSA enVision
5 5 (2.45%) SCOM
6 3 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.98%) WSUS
8 1 (0.49%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.49%) Nagios
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (45.10%) Cisco
2 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (15.69%) Apple
4 30 (14.71%) VMware
5 28 (13.73%) Intel Security
5 28 (13.73%) Splunk
6 20 (9.80%) Juniper
7 19 (9.31%) Citrix
8 17 (8.33%) IBM
8 17 (8.33%) LogRhythm
9 13 (6.37%) Forcepoint
9 13 (6.37%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.88%) F5
11 11 (5.39%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.41%) ArcSight
12 9 (4.41%) Intel
12 9 (4.41%) NetWitness
13 8 (3.92%) Dell
13 8 (3.92%) HP
13 8 (3.92%) Qualys
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