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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs citing LAN 21 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 1.53% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.82% 10.18% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 16
Median daily rate £236 £378 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.56% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -1.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -10.67% +27.16%  

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 194 275 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.09% 15.00% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 147 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -34.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £35.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Wigan +1 3 - -
Stockport +8 2 - - 6
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 55 (88.71%) WAN
2 33 (53.23%) VPN
3 31 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 29 (46.77%) Windows
4 29 (46.77%) Firewall
5 26 (41.94%) VoIP
6 23 (37.10%) Cisco
7 22 (35.48%) Linux
8 21 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (30.65%) Unix
10 18 (29.03%) DNS
10 18 (29.03%) Apple
10 18 (29.03%) IBM
10 18 (29.03%) Splunk
11 17 (27.42%) LogRhythm
11 17 (27.42%) Patch Management
11 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (27.42%) CCNA
11 17 (27.42%) CISSP
11 17 (27.42%) SSCP
11 17 (27.42%) Elastic Stack
11 17 (27.42%) SANS
12 16 (25.81%) QRadar
12 16 (25.81%) VMware
12 16 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
14 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
14 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared

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 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) Jetty
3 2 (3.23%) Mongrel
3 2 (3.23%) nginx
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.23%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Akamai
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (88.71%) WAN
2 33 (53.23%) VPN
3 31 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 29 (46.77%) Firewall
5 26 (41.94%) VoIP
6 18 (29.03%) DNS
7 11 (17.74%) DHCP
8 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (14.52%) Wireless
10 8 (12.90%) SSL
11 7 (11.29%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (11.29%) VLAN
12 6 (9.68%) MPLS
13 5 (8.06%) NAS
14 4 (6.45%) BGP
14 4 (6.45%) EIGRP
14 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (6.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Redis
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
1 2 (3.23%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Security Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) Security Specialist
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) PC Support
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 6 (9.68%) RESTful
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.68%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (8.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (6.45%) Smartphone
7 3 (4.84%) Life Science
8 2 (3.23%) NHS
8 2 (3.23%) Replication
9 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Linux
3 19 (30.65%) Unix
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) NetWare
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Patch Management
1 17 (27.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (25.81%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (17.74%) Information Security
3 11 (17.74%) Open Source
4 10 (16.13%) Case Management
4 10 (16.13%) Security Operations
5 9 (14.52%) SIEM
6 8 (12.90%) ITIL
7 6 (9.68%) DevOps
8 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.06%) Network Design
8 5 (8.06%) Service Management
8 5 (8.06%) Time Management
9 4 (6.45%) High Availability
9 4 (6.45%) ITSM
9 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Python
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.42%) CCNA
2 17 (27.42%) CISSP
2 17 (27.42%) SANS
2 17 (27.42%) SSCP
3 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) CCNP
5 5 (8.06%) CCIE
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.45%) CCDP
6 4 (6.45%) ISEB
6 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.45%) MCP
7 2 (3.23%) CCSP
7 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
8 1 (1.61%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) MCITP
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (11.29%) vSphere
4 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.23%) Xen
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) QRadar
2 10 (16.13%) Kibana
3 9 (14.52%) logstash
4 3 (4.84%) RSA enVision
5 2 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (3.23%) SCCM
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Cisco
2 18 (29.03%) Apple
2 18 (29.03%) IBM
2 18 (29.03%) Splunk
3 17 (27.42%) LogRhythm
4 16 (25.81%) VMware
5 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (17.74%) Juniper
7 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
7 10 (16.13%) Citrix
7 10 (16.13%) F5
8 6 (9.68%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.84%) Avaya
10 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 2 (3.23%) Dell
10 2 (3.23%) Google
10 2 (3.23%) HP
10 2 (3.23%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.23%) Veeam
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