Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 46 49
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.72% 3.07% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 24.10% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 6
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £340 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +51.11% -28.00%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £185
90th Percentile £475 £453 £325
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £22.10 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +42.58% +14.81% -1.82%

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 82 83 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.60% 12.73% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 58 47
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -22.62% +24.44%
10th Percentile £214 £179 £306
90th Percentile £550 £424 £563
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year - -3.38% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.81 £16.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +15.57% -26.32%
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £34.24 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% -26.19% +15.83%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +12 7 £438 +25.00% 8
Southport -1 1 £90 -72.31%
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Security Management
3 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (62.50%) Network Management
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) High Availability
3 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
3 5 (62.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (62.50%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (62.50%) Task Automation
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (37.50%) Web Filtering
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) Multicast
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) RSVP
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
1 5 (62.50%) Network Management
1 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
1 5 (62.50%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (62.50%) Programme Delivery
1 5 (62.50%) Security Management
1 5 (62.50%) Task Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (37.50%) Web Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Arista
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft