Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 67 84
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 45 99 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.58% 2.73% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 17.13% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 68 40
Manchester median daily rate £350 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +28.30% +6.00%
10th Percentile £162 £297 £248
90th Percentile £438 £571 £471
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £376
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.11% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Manchester median hourly rate £30.89 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.62% -3.70% -45.20%
10th Percentile £14.04 £10.80 £12.40
90th Percentile £168.75 £15.13 £16.90
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +185.71% -3.45% -63.75%

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 403 578 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.19% 15.92% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 330 251
Manchester median daily rate £400 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +15.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £144 £212 £205
90th Percentile £538 £550 £511
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 36
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +8.62% -17.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.38 £34.70
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year - -4.99% -11.37%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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
Salford -3 7 £425 -2.86%
Stockport 0 3 - - 2
Altrincham - 3 £275 -
Wigan +2 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 40 (88.89%) WAN
2 27 (60.00%) VPN
3 25 (55.56%) Windows
3 25 (55.56%) Firewall
4 20 (44.44%) VoIP
5 19 (42.22%) TCP/IP
6 18 (40.00%) Cisco
7 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
9 12 (26.67%) DNS
9 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (24.44%) ITIL
10 11 (24.44%) Unix
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (22.22%) Apple
11 10 (22.22%) Linux
11 10 (22.22%) VMware
11 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (22.22%) QRadar
11 10 (22.22%) Case Management
11 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (22.22%) Patch Management
11 10 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
11 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 10 (22.22%) Splunk
12 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (20.00%) SANS

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 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (88.89%) WAN
2 27 (60.00%) VPN
3 25 (55.56%) Firewall
4 20 (44.44%) VoIP
5 19 (42.22%) TCP/IP
6 12 (26.67%) DNS
7 8 (17.78%) DHCP
7 8 (17.78%) Wireless
8 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (13.33%) ISDN
10 5 (11.11%) MPLS
10 5 (11.11%) NAS
10 5 (11.11%) PBX
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (8.89%) VLAN
12 3 (6.67%) ADSL
12 3 (6.67%) Internet
12 3 (6.67%) PPTP
12 3 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Redis
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.11%) IT Support
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Splunk Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
2 6 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Driving Licence
5 3 (6.67%) Replication
6 2 (4.44%) CMDB
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.22%) BYOD
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.22%) Life Science
7 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.22%) NHS
7 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (24.44%) Unix
4 10 (22.22%) Linux
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.22%) NetWare
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Case Management
2 10 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (17.78%) Analytics
3 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (17.78%) Data Analytics
3 8 (17.78%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (13.33%) Security Operations
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) Computer Security
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.44%) Network Design
6 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Open Source
6 2 (4.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.00%) CISSP
3 9 (20.00%) SANS
3 9 (20.00%) SSCP
4 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
5 7 (15.56%) CCNA
5 7 (15.56%) CCNP
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (11.11%) MCSE
7 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) MCITP
8 2 (4.44%) MCP
9 1 (2.22%) CCIE
9 1 (2.22%) CCSP
9 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) ISEB
9 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.22%) Xen
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) QRadar
2 8 (17.78%) Nessus
2 8 (17.78%) Nexpose
2 8 (17.78%) Nmap
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.44%) Kibana
4 2 (4.44%) logstash
4 2 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.22%) SCCM
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Apple
3 10 (22.22%) Splunk
3 10 (22.22%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) ArcSight
4 8 (17.78%) Intel
4 8 (17.78%) McAfee
4 8 (17.78%) Qualys
5 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
5 7 (15.56%) ServiceNow
5 7 (15.56%) Snow
6 6 (13.33%) AlienVault
6 6 (13.33%) Juniper
7 5 (11.11%) Dell
7 5 (11.11%) F5
8 4 (8.89%) Citrix
8 4 (8.89%) HP
9 3 (6.67%) Avaya
9 3 (6.67%) IBM