Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 35 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.09% 4.82% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% 44.44% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 4
Lancashire median daily rate £200 £525 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.90% +208.82% -43.33%
10th Percentile £174 £213 £163
90th Percentile £402 £645 £366
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Lancashire median hourly rate - £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00% +55.56%
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £14.50 £18.43
% change year-on-year +93.10% -21.32% -41.49%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 102 72 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.27% 10.84% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 79
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £225 £173 £168
90th Percentile £550 £600 £643
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £20.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.83% -50.96% +103.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £32.50 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Lancashire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Morecambe - 2 £190 -
Preston - 1 £350 -
Chorley - 1 £420 -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (40.00%) Runbook
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (40.00%) CMDB
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) Runbook
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec