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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 98 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 66 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.84% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 14.17% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 16
Median daily rate £395 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £37.59 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -11 30 £375 +20.00% 13
Cheshire -2 17 £375 -16.66% 4
Lancashire +4 12 £413 -4.34% 5
Merseyside -10 3 £400 - 5
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 110 (83.33%) WAN
2 59 (44.70%) Cisco
3 52 (39.39%) Firewall
4 35 (26.52%) ITIL
5 33 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (23.48%) VMware
7 29 (21.97%) Data Centre
8 28 (21.21%) DNS
9 24 (18.18%) Windows
9 24 (18.18%) VPN
10 23 (17.42%) PRINCE2
10 23 (17.42%) CCNP
10 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
11 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
11 21 (15.91%) TCP/IP
11 21 (15.91%) Citrix
12 20 (15.15%) Juniper
13 19 (14.39%) DHCP
13 19 (14.39%) CCNA
14 18 (13.64%) VoIP
15 17 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (12.12%) Security Cleared
16 16 (12.12%) SSL
16 16 (12.12%) Network Design
16 16 (12.12%) Wireless
16 16 (12.12%) Service Management
17 15 (11.36%) Finance
17 15 (11.36%) MPLS
18 14 (10.61%) CheckPoint
18 14 (10.61%) Migration

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 12 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.79%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.52%) IIS
6 2 (1.52%) JBoss
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.52%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Office 365
2 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (83.33%) WAN
2 52 (39.39%) Firewall
3 28 (21.21%) DNS
4 24 (18.18%) VPN
5 21 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 19 (14.39%) DHCP
7 18 (13.64%) VoIP
8 16 (12.12%) SSL
8 16 (12.12%) Wireless
9 15 (11.36%) MPLS
10 14 (10.61%) VLAN
11 13 (9.85%) SAN
12 12 (9.09%) Internet
12 12 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (8.33%) BGP
13 11 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (7.58%) Network Security
14 10 (7.58%) WLAN
15 9 (6.82%) IPsec
15 9 (6.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.03%) Banking
3 4 (3.03%) Local Government
3 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) French Language
5 2 (1.52%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.52%) Legal
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (23.48%) Network Engineer
2 29 (21.97%) Architect
3 19 (14.39%) Network Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (9.85%) Project Manager
6 11 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (5.30%) LAN Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Designer
8 6 (4.55%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.79%) Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) IT Support
9 5 (3.79%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.52%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.97%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (4.55%) PKI
3 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.03%) Life Science
3 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.52%) CMDB
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) iSeries
5 2 (1.52%) IVR
5 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (9.85%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.30%) Linux
5 7 (5.30%) Unix
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.52%) Android
7 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
8 1 (0.76%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.52%) ITIL
2 23 (17.42%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.12%) Network Design
3 16 (12.12%) Service Management
4 14 (10.61%) Migration
5 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.33%) Project Management
7 8 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.06%) Information Security
7 8 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (5.30%) DevOps
8 7 (5.30%) ITSM
8 7 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.55%) Change Control
9 6 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (3.79%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.79%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.30%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) Java
2 2 (1.52%) Lisp
2 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (17.42%) CCNP
3 19 (14.39%) CCNA
4 16 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.06%) CCIE
6 8 (6.06%) MCSE
6 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.30%) Degree
8 5 (3.79%) CISSP
8 5 (3.79%) MCP
8 5 (3.79%) MCSA
9 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.27%) CCDP
9 3 (2.27%) CISA
9 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.52%) MCITP
10 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.52%) SANS
10 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.79%) vSphere
3 5 (3.79%) XenApp
4 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.27%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.52%) Snort
5 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.76%) GPFS
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.76%) vCloud
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) SCCM
2 4 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.52%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.52%) vRealize
4 1 (0.76%) Ansible
4 1 (0.76%) Cacti
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (44.70%) Cisco
2 31 (23.48%) VMware
3 21 (15.91%) Citrix
3 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.15%) Juniper
5 14 (10.61%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.85%) F5
7 12 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 11 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 11 (8.33%) HP
9 6 (4.55%) IBM
10 5 (3.79%) Avaya
10 5 (3.79%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.03%) EMC
11 4 (3.03%) LANDesk
11 4 (3.03%) Lotus
11 4 (3.03%) Symantec
11 4 (3.03%) Wyse
12 3 (2.27%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.27%) Polycom
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