The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 April 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.84% 2.95% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 30.43% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £356 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -39.40% +1.01%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 23 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 7.17% 9.70% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Liverpool

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Liverpool

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 4 (40.00%) NetApp
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (30.00%) NAS
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Retail
8 1 (10.00%) Altiris

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (30.00%) NetApp Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) BCP
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) F5
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Wyse