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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 69 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 63 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 2.43% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 17.60% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £670 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 14
Average hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.88% +21.53%
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
424 375 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 13.78% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 188 191
Average daily rate £338 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +8 31 £319 +41.66% 23
Cheshire -10 24 £314 -44.46% 3
Merseyside -6 4 £100 -71.42% 2
Lancashire -20 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 106 (76.81%) WAN
2 65 (47.10%) Cisco
3 51 (36.96%) Windows
4 43 (31.16%) Microsoft
5 38 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (27.54%) VMware
6 36 (26.09%) Firewall
7 33 (23.91%) Citrix
8 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
9 29 (21.01%) Wireless
10 27 (19.57%) CCNP
11 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (16.67%) SAN
13 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (14.49%) Migration
15 19 (13.77%) DNS
16 18 (13.04%) SQL
17 17 (12.32%) ITIL
17 17 (12.32%) MS Exchange
17 17 (12.32%) CCNA
17 17 (12.32%) CheckPoint
17 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (12.32%) Internet
17 17 (12.32%) MPLS
18 16 (11.59%) SolarWinds
18 16 (11.59%) VLAN
19 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
20 14 (10.14%) OSPF
20 14 (10.14%) BGP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 17 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.62%) IIS
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Office
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 106 (76.81%) WAN
2 36 (26.09%) Firewall
3 29 (21.01%) Wireless
4 23 (16.67%) SAN
5 19 (13.77%) DNS
6 17 (12.32%) MPLS
6 17 (12.32%) Internet
7 16 (11.59%) VLAN
8 14 (10.14%) OSPF
8 14 (10.14%) BGP
9 13 (9.42%) EIGRP
10 12 (8.70%) WLAN
10 12 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (7.97%) DHCP
11 11 (7.97%) VPN
12 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
13 8 (5.80%) VPLS
14 7 (5.07%) Network Security
14 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (5.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Local Government
3 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.59%) Analyst
3 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.25%) Consultant
3 10 (7.25%) Project Leader
4 9 (6.52%) Administrator
4 9 (6.52%) Technical Project Leader
5 8 (5.80%) Architect
6 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.07%) Project Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Network Administrator
9 4 (2.90%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (2.90%) Network Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) ODBC
2 4 (2.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.90%) Replication
1 4 (2.90%) Life Science
1 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.17%) PKI
3 2 (1.45%) IVR
4 1 (0.72%) Tandem
4 1 (0.72%) CCTV
4 1 (0.72%) iPhone
4 1 (0.72%) iPad
4 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.90%) UNIX
6 3 (2.17%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.17%) Linux
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.72%) HPUX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.49%) Migration
2 17 (12.32%) ITIL
3 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.07%) Project Management
4 7 (5.07%) Project Governance
5 5 (3.62%) Load Balancing
5 5 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.90%) Network Management
6 4 (2.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.90%) Network Design
7 3 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.17%) Service Management
7 3 (2.17%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.45%) Resource Management
8 2 (1.45%) Time Management
8 2 (1.45%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.45%) Software Deployment
8 2 (1.45%) ERP
8 2 (1.45%) Programme Office Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.90%) C
2 4 (2.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.57%) CCNP
3 17 (12.32%) CCNA
4 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.35%) CCIE
5 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.90%) CCSA
6 4 (2.90%) MCP
7 3 (2.17%) MCSE
7 3 (2.17%) Degree
7 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.72%) MCITP
9 1 (0.72%) CCSE
9 1 (0.72%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.72%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.97%) XenApp
4 7 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) SCCM
2 6 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.62%) SCOM
4 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.72%) OPNET
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 65 (47.10%) Cisco
2 43 (31.16%) Microsoft
3 38 (27.54%) VMware
4 33 (23.91%) Citrix
5 17 (12.32%) CheckPoint
6 16 (11.59%) SolarWinds
7 14 (10.14%) HP
8 12 (8.70%) Oracle
9 11 (7.97%) Nortel
10 9 (6.52%) NetApp
11 7 (5.07%) Aruba
12 6 (4.35%) BT
13 5 (3.62%) Symantec
13 5 (3.62%) Avaya
13 5 (3.62%) Juniper
14 4 (2.90%) 3PAR
15 3 (2.17%) F5
15 3 (2.17%) Spiceworks
15 3 (2.17%) Veeam
15 3 (2.17%) Meraki
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