Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +22 -14 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.48% 0.96% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.33% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
Merseyside median daily rate £438 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -11.89%
10th Percentile £350 £216 £200
90th Percentile £478 £397 £438
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £395
% change year-on-year - -11.39% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +80.65% +19.23% -3.70%

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 88 72 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.86% 11.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 66
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +16.36%
10th Percentile £219 £160 £269
90th Percentile £559 £438 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £16.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% +19.85% -60.96%
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.34 £16.18 £17.73
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -7.18%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +15 9 £425 +36.00% 11
Southport - 1 £500 -
Bootle - 1 - -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) VoIP
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Security Management
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (45.45%) Network Management
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 5 (45.45%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Task Automation
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) WLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) Web Filtering
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (18.18%) Meraki
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) VoIP
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) WLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
7 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (9.09%) ISDN
7 1 (9.09%) PABX
7 1 (9.09%) PBX
7 1 (9.09%) SSL
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) VPLS
7 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) High Availability
1 5 (45.45%) Network Management
1 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
1 5 (45.45%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (45.45%) Programme Delivery
1 5 (45.45%) Security Management
1 5 (45.45%) Task Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (27.27%) Web Filtering
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) MOS
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Meraki
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Arista
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Mitel
3 1 (9.09%) Panasonic
3 1 (9.09%) Samsung
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Toshiba