Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 9 December 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 92 58
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 +40
Contract jobs citing LAN 100 48 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.15% 1.66% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 13.52% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 26 82
Manchester median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +23.64%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £291
90th Percentile £515 £444 £571
North West median daily rate £366 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +4.64% -17.65% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 8
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £24.89 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.51% +87.85% -1.85%
10th Percentile £23.15 £11.43 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.50 £41.00 £15.13
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £24.89 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.51% +71.66% -21.32%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 480 355 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.10% 12.27% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 220 316
Manchester median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +9.68% +14.81%
10th Percentile £13.29 £11.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.83% +13.28% -5.88%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Salford -4 12 £313 -26.47% 2
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 73 (73.00%) WAN
2 69 (69.00%) Cisco
3 46 (46.00%) Firewall
4 39 (39.00%) Windows
5 35 (35.00%) Wireless
6 29 (29.00%) TCP/IP
7 25 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (22.00%) VMware
9 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 20 (20.00%) DNS
11 19 (19.00%) ITIL
11 19 (19.00%) Office 365
12 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
12 18 (18.00%) DHCP
12 18 (18.00%) Telecoms
13 16 (16.00%) CCNA
14 15 (15.00%) VoIP
15 14 (14.00%) VPN
15 14 (14.00%) CCNP
15 14 (14.00%) Windows Server
16 13 (13.00%) TACACS
17 12 (12.00%) Information Security
17 12 (12.00%) Citrix
17 12 (12.00%) WLAN
17 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
18 11 (11.00%) Handset
18 11 (11.00%) MPLS
18 11 (11.00%) Cisco Wireless
19 10 (10.00%) Data Centre

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.00%) Office 365
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (73.00%) WAN
2 46 (46.00%) Firewall
3 35 (35.00%) Wireless
4 29 (29.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (20.00%) DNS
6 18 (18.00%) DHCP
7 15 (15.00%) VoIP
8 14 (14.00%) VPN
9 13 (13.00%) TACACS
10 12 (12.00%) WLAN
11 11 (11.00%) Cisco Wireless
11 11 (11.00%) MPLS
12 10 (10.00%) SAN
13 9 (9.00%) 802.11
13 9 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (8.00%) VLAN
15 7 (7.00%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (6.00%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 6 (6.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 18 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.00%) Analyst
3 8 (8.00%) Architect
3 8 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) LAN Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) WAN Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.00%) Middleware
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Handset
2 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.00%) NHS
3 8 (8.00%) CCTV
4 6 (6.00%) Cyberattack
5 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.00%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.00%) Replication
8 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Windows
2 14 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.00%) Linux
5 6 (6.00%) Unix
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) CentOS
8 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.00%) ITIL
2 12 (12.00%) Information Security
3 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (9.00%) Network Design
4 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (9.00%) Time Management
5 8 (8.00%) Migration
5 8 (8.00%) Patch Management
6 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.00%) Supplier Management
7 6 (6.00%) Case Management
7 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.00%) Open Source
7 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.00%) SIEM
7 6 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) C
2 1 (1.00%) Python
2 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (16.00%) CCNA
4 14 (14.00%) CCNP
5 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.00%) Degree
7 6 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (4.00%) MCSE
9 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.00%) CCIE
10 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.00%) ISEB
11 2 (2.00%) CCSA
11 2 (2.00%) CISSP
11 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.00%) HP APS
11 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
11 2 (2.00%) SANS
11 2 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.00%) vSphere
5 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.00%) Xen
7 1 (1.00%) NFS
7 1 (1.00%) Samba
7 1 (1.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.00%) QRadar
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.00%) OpenView
4 2 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (69.00%) Cisco
2 22 (22.00%) VMware
3 21 (21.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.00%) Citrix
5 8 (8.00%) Veeam
6 7 (7.00%) Aruba
7 6 (6.00%) AlienVault
7 6 (6.00%) Apple
7 6 (6.00%) HP
7 6 (6.00%) IBM
7 6 (6.00%) McAfee
7 6 (6.00%) Splunk
8 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.00%) Juniper
8 5 (5.00%) Meraki
8 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.00%) F5
9 3 (3.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.00%) IronPort
10 2 (2.00%) Polycom