Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 84 45 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.71% 1.58% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.99% 11.22% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 67
Manchester median daily rate £325 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £203 £162 £297
90th Percentile £502 £438 £571
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £30.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.12% +137.62% -3.70%
10th Percentile £23.15 £14.04 £10.80
90th Percentile £43.25 £168.75 £15.13
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +185.71% -3.45%

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 467 401 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.07% 14.11% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 233 323
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £183 £142 £206
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 30
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -1.59% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.63 £41.00 £40.38
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 £250 -41.18% 5
Wigan 0 1 - -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (86.90%) WAN
2 59 (70.24%) Cisco
3 39 (46.43%) Firewall
4 27 (32.14%) Wireless
4 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (30.95%) Windows
6 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
8 16 (19.05%) DNS
8 16 (19.05%) CCNA
9 15 (17.86%) DHCP
10 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 14 (16.67%) CCNP
11 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
11 13 (15.48%) Citrix
11 13 (15.48%) VMware
11 13 (15.48%) Office 365
11 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
12 12 (14.29%) TACACS
12 12 (14.29%) VoIP
12 12 (14.29%) ITIL
13 11 (13.10%) MPLS
13 11 (13.10%) SCCM
14 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
14 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (11.90%) NHS
14 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange

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 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Office 365
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (86.90%) WAN
2 39 (46.43%) Firewall
3 27 (32.14%) Wireless
4 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (19.05%) DNS
6 15 (17.86%) DHCP
7 12 (14.29%) TACACS
7 12 (14.29%) VoIP
8 11 (13.10%) MPLS
9 10 (11.90%) VLAN
9 10 (11.90%) VPN
10 9 (10.71%) SAN
11 8 (9.52%) Skype
12 7 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (8.33%) Network Security
12 7 (8.33%) SSL
12 7 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.14%) ISDN
13 6 (7.14%) WLAN
14 5 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Law
2 1 (1.19%) Legal
2 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Architect
5 6 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Specialist
6 5 (5.95%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) WAN Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.57%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Switch Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.90%) Handset
3 10 (11.90%) NHS
4 8 (9.52%) CCTV
5 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) ITIL
2 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (11.90%) Migration
2 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
3 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (10.71%) Time Management
4 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.95%) BCP
5 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.95%) Network Design
5 5 (5.95%) Service Management
6 4 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (4.76%) Defect Management
6 4 (4.76%) Informatics
6 4 (4.76%) ITSM
6 4 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.76%) Supplier Management
6 4 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.05%) CCNA
3 14 (16.67%) CCNP
4 7 (8.33%) Degree
5 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.76%) CCIE
7 4 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.76%) ISEB
7 4 (4.76%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.57%) MBA
8 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.38%) HP APS
9 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.19%) MCP
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
3 2 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (1.19%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (70.24%) Cisco
2 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.48%) Citrix
3 13 (15.48%) VMware
4 6 (7.14%) HP
5 4 (4.76%) Aruba
5 4 (4.76%) Juniper
6 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.57%) ForeScout
7 2 (2.38%) Arista
7 2 (2.38%) F5
7 2 (2.38%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.38%) IronPort
7 2 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia
7 2 (2.38%) Polycom
7 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.38%) Veeam
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas