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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 85 64
Rank change year-on-year +41 -21  
Contract jobs citing LAN 43 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.25% 0.95% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.61% 6.85% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 17
Median daily rate £400 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +16.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £347 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.38 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -12.75%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 199 248 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.03% 13.80% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 132 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Salford - 16 £450 - 2
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 82 (93.18%) WAN
2 55 (62.50%) Firewall
3 48 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 48 (54.55%) Windows
4 42 (47.73%) Linux
4 42 (47.73%) VoIP
5 41 (46.59%) VPN
6 38 (43.18%) Unix
7 36 (40.91%) Patch Management
8 35 (39.77%) Apple
9 34 (38.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 32 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
10 32 (36.36%) CISSP
10 32 (36.36%) SANS
11 31 (35.23%) SSCP
12 30 (34.09%) Splunk
13 29 (32.95%) Cisco
14 28 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
14 28 (31.82%) Elastic Stack
14 28 (31.82%) QRadar
15 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (26.14%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (22.73%) IBM
17 20 (22.73%) CCNA
17 20 (22.73%) LogRhythm
17 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
17 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
17 20 (22.73%) Case Management
18 19 (21.59%) DNS
19 17 (19.32%) Microsoft

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 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
3 2 (2.27%) Jetty
3 2 (2.27%) Mongrel
3 2 (2.27%) nginx
3 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.14%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Office 365
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.27%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 82 (93.18%) WAN
2 55 (62.50%) Firewall
3 48 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 42 (47.73%) VoIP
5 41 (46.59%) VPN
6 19 (21.59%) DNS
7 13 (14.77%) DHCP
8 9 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (10.23%) Wireless
9 8 (9.09%) Network Security
9 8 (9.09%) SAN
10 6 (6.82%) SSL
10 6 (6.82%) VLAN
11 5 (5.68%) BGP
11 5 (5.68%) EIGRP
11 5 (5.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.68%) OSPF
11 5 (5.68%) WLAN
12 4 (4.55%) IGRP
12 4 (4.55%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) Redis
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
1 2 (2.27%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (11.36%) Security Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Security Specialist
5 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Administrator
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Network Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Network Specialist
6 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Security Specialist
7 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.82%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (10.23%) Web Services
3 8 (9.09%) RESTful
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) J2EE
4 2 (2.27%) Servlets
5 1 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Cyber Attack
2 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Life Science
6 2 (2.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) RIA
7 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (54.55%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) Linux
3 38 (43.18%) Unix
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Patch Management
2 34 (38.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 32 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 28 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
5 23 (26.14%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (22.73%) Case Management
7 16 (18.18%) Information Security
8 15 (17.05%) Security Operations
9 14 (15.91%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (13.64%) Open Source
11 10 (11.36%) ITIL
11 10 (11.36%) Migration
11 10 (11.36%) SIEM
12 9 (10.23%) Analytics
12 9 (10.23%) Data Analytics
13 8 (9.09%) Network Design
13 8 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (6.82%) DevOps
15 5 (5.68%) Load Balancing
16 4 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) Python
2 2 (2.27%) Java
2 2 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) CISSP
1 32 (36.36%) SANS
2 31 (35.23%) SSCP
3 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (22.73%) CCNA
4 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.36%) CCNP
6 9 (10.23%) CCDP
7 7 (7.95%) CCIE
8 5 (5.68%) CCDA
8 5 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.55%) MCSE
9 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (3.41%) ISEB
10 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.27%) MCITP
12 1 (1.14%) VCAP
12 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.95%) vSphere
4 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.41%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.27%) Xen
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (31.82%) QRadar
2 11 (12.50%) Kibana
3 10 (11.36%) logstash
4 8 (9.09%) Nessus
4 8 (9.09%) Nexpose
4 8 (9.09%) Nmap
5 4 (4.55%) RSA enVision
6 3 (3.41%) SCCM
7 2 (2.27%) Puppet
8 1 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (39.77%) Apple
2 30 (34.09%) Splunk
3 29 (32.95%) Cisco
4 20 (22.73%) IBM
4 20 (22.73%) LogRhythm
5 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
6 15 (17.05%) Juniper
6 15 (17.05%) VMware
7 10 (11.36%) Intel Security
8 9 (10.23%) ArcSight
8 9 (10.23%) Intel
8 9 (10.23%) NetWitness
9 8 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 8 (9.09%) Qualys
10 7 (7.95%) Citrix
10 7 (7.95%) F5
11 6 (6.82%) Snow
12 5 (5.68%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.41%) NetApp
14 2 (2.27%) HP
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