Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 29 39
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.26% 4.51% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 23.64% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 8
Merseyside median daily rate £180 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% -11.76% +325.00%
10th Percentile £122 £288 £295
90th Percentile £309 £521 £475
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -17.65% +11.84% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £21.74 £14.75 £18.43
% change year-on-year +47.39% -19.97% -41.49%

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 76 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.93% 19.06% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 73 42
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -14.63% +26.15%
10th Percentile £127 £173 £150
90th Percentile £485 £510 £475
North West median daily rate £386 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.44% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -8.57% -15.66%
10th Percentile £9.53 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £21.85 £29.45 £38.04
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% -12.82%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -4 4 £185 -51.63% 2
Southport -4 1 £90 -74.29%
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for LAN.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Intranet
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) AppSense
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) SNMP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000

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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) HP