Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 98 58
Rank change year-on-year +28 -40 +52
Contract jobs citing LAN 93 43 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.18% 1.58% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.71% 12.22% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 82
Manchester median daily rate £388 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -38.89% +24.14%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £290
90th Percentile £500 £394 £581
North West median daily rate £375 £278 £425
% change year-on-year +35.14% -34.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 £21.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.80% +44.07% +22.81%
10th Percentile £23.15 £12.30 £13.24
90th Percentile £33.80 £31.50 £17.66
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +19.40% +24.64% -23.33%

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 449 352 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.36% 12.92% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 225 299
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £206 £137 £223
90th Percentile £541 £627 £571
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 15
Manchester median hourly rate £18.21 £18.04 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +12.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.03 £12.43 £12.95
90th Percentile £31.99 £35.10 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.86% -1.52%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 13 £425 +157.58% 6
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 70 (75.27%) WAN
2 52 (55.91%) Firewall
3 50 (53.76%) Windows
4 46 (49.46%) Cisco
5 43 (46.24%) TCP/IP
6 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
7 31 (33.33%) VPN
8 30 (32.26%) Network Monitoring
9 29 (31.18%) SC Cleared
9 29 (31.18%) Linux
10 28 (30.11%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (30.11%) Patch Management
11 27 (29.03%) Splunk
11 27 (29.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 27 (29.03%) VoIP
12 26 (27.96%) Unix
12 26 (27.96%) Apple
12 26 (27.96%) Cyberattack
12 26 (27.96%) AlienVault
12 26 (27.96%) Case Management
13 25 (26.88%) Elastic Stack
13 25 (26.88%) Open Source
13 25 (26.88%) Wireless
14 23 (24.73%) SIEM
15 22 (23.66%) Information Security
16 19 (20.43%) McAfee
16 19 (20.43%) IBM
16 19 (20.43%) QRadar
17 15 (16.13%) VMware

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 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (75.27%) WAN
2 52 (55.91%) Firewall
3 43 (46.24%) TCP/IP
4 31 (33.33%) VPN
5 27 (29.03%) VoIP
6 25 (26.88%) Wireless
7 13 (13.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (11.83%) DNS
9 10 (10.75%) Cisco Wireless
9 10 (10.75%) DHCP
9 10 (10.75%) WLAN
10 8 (8.60%) 802.11
10 8 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (8.60%) TACACS
11 7 (7.53%) MPLS
12 6 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (6.45%) SAN
12 6 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (4.30%) Network Security
13 4 (4.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Analyst
2 22 (23.66%) Network Engineer
3 16 (17.20%) Security Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Architect
5 8 (8.60%) SIEM Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Splunk Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.53%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Office 365 Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.88%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (8.60%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Cyberattack
2 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.60%) CCTV
4 8 (8.60%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (6.45%) Handset
6 5 (5.38%) Private Cloud
7 4 (4.30%) NHS
7 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
8 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (2.15%) Replication
9 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.76%) Windows
2 29 (31.18%) Linux
3 26 (27.96%) Unix
4 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) CentOS
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Network Monitoring
2 28 (30.11%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (30.11%) Patch Management
3 27 (29.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (29.03%) Vulnerability Management
4 26 (27.96%) Case Management
5 25 (26.88%) Open Source
6 23 (24.73%) SIEM
7 22 (23.66%) Information Security
8 15 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (16.13%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (15.05%) ITIL
10 13 (13.98%) Security Operations
11 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
12 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.53%) Process Improvement
12 7 (7.53%) Supplier Management
13 6 (6.45%) DevOps
13 6 (6.45%) Network Design
14 5 (5.38%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.08%) C
2 1 (1.08%) Python
2 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (31.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (12.90%) CCNA
5 9 (9.68%) CCNP
6 6 (6.45%) CISSP
6 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (6.45%) SSCP
7 5 (5.38%) SANS
8 3 (3.23%) CCSA
8 3 (3.23%) Degree
8 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.15%) HP APS
9 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) PMO
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.45%) vSphere
4 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.08%) NFS
6 1 (1.08%) Samba
6 1 (1.08%) vCloud
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) QRadar
2 6 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.30%) SCCM
4 2 (2.15%) OpenView
5 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.08%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Cisco
2 27 (29.03%) Splunk
3 26 (27.96%) AlienVault
3 26 (27.96%) Apple
4 19 (20.43%) IBM
4 19 (20.43%) McAfee
5 15 (16.13%) VMware
6 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.60%) Veeam
8 7 (7.53%) Aruba
9 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.45%) Citrix
9 6 (6.45%) Juniper
10 5 (5.38%) HP
10 5 (5.38%) Meraki
10 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.30%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.23%) F5
13 2 (2.15%) Arista
13 2 (2.15%) Nokia