Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 14 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 46 40
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.25% 1.38% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.51% 10.14% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
Merseyside median daily rate £370 £233 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.14% -44.64% -1.18%
10th Percentile £182 £175 £375
90th Percentile £518 £356 £571
North West median daily rate £366 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +4.64% -17.65% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +100.00% -24.04%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 78 69 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.85% 13.58% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 68
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £198 £146 £191
90th Percentile £578 £432 £522
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £11.74 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -26.66% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.57 £12.75
90th Percentile £26.68 £14.10 £28.48
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Merseyside over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
Liverpool +8 12 £313 +34.41% 9
Southport - 1 £500 -
Bootle - 1 - -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for LAN.

1 13 (81.25%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (31.25%) OSPF
5 5 (31.25%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) CCNA
5 5 (31.25%) VoIP
5 5 (31.25%) WLAN
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) ISDN
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Nagios
7 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) PSTN
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
3 5 (31.25%) OSPF
3 5 (31.25%) VoIP
3 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (31.25%) WLAN
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) ISDN
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) NX-OS
5 3 (18.75%) PSTN
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 2 (12.50%) GIAC
4 1 (6.25%) MOS
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) OVSD
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Meraki
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 2 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Panasonic
6 1 (6.25%) Siemens
6 1 (6.25%) Sony
6 1 (6.25%) Toshiba
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam