Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 64 99
Rank change year-on-year -48 +35 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 96 206 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 3.03% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 20.14% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 152 89
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +23.81%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £250
90th Percentile £475 £594 £477
England median daily rate £363 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -9.38% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £14.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.49% -10.15% -49.65%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.45 £12.05
90th Percentile £168.75 £23.75 £35.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.11% +8.75% +5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 1023 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 15.03% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 594 640
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North West

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in the North West

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Manchester -31 49 £350 -17.65% 22
Cheshire 0 29 £368 -0.34% 10
Merseyside -3 6 £190 -54.76%
Cumbria 0 5 £400 -
Lancashire -14 5 £200 -61.90% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 81 (84.38%) WAN
2 51 (53.13%) Firewall
3 45 (46.88%) Cisco
4 43 (44.79%) Windows
5 35 (36.46%) VPN
6 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
6 28 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (28.13%) VoIP
8 25 (26.04%) ITIL
8 25 (26.04%) TCP/IP
8 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
8 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
9 22 (22.92%) SC Cleared
10 21 (21.88%) DNS
10 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 21 (21.88%) CCNP
11 20 (20.83%) CCNA
11 20 (20.83%) Wireless
11 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (19.79%) VMware
12 19 (19.79%) MS Exchange
12 19 (19.79%) DHCP
13 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint
13 17 (17.71%) MPLS
14 16 (16.67%) Juniper
14 16 (16.67%) Data Centre
15 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (14.58%) ISDN
17 13 (13.54%) Citrix

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Office 365
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 81 (84.38%) WAN
2 51 (53.13%) Firewall
3 35 (36.46%) VPN
4 27 (28.13%) VoIP
5 25 (26.04%) TCP/IP
6 21 (21.88%) DNS
7 20 (20.83%) Wireless
8 19 (19.79%) DHCP
9 17 (17.71%) MPLS
10 14 (14.58%) ISDN
10 14 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (11.46%) ADSL
11 11 (11.46%) SAN
12 9 (9.38%) BGP
12 9 (9.38%) NAS
13 7 (7.29%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (7.29%) Network Security
13 7 (7.29%) OSPF
13 7 (7.29%) VLAN
14 6 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.08%) MSI
3 1 (1.04%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Local Government
3 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (38.54%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.63%) Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.33%) IT Support
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Architect
7 4 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (4.17%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Network Support
7 4 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.42%) Cyber Attack
3 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.38%) Replication
4 7 (7.29%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.17%) CMDB
5 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 4 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.08%) Clustering
7 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.04%) CESG
8 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.04%) PKI
8 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (44.79%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Windows Server
3 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.50%) Linux
6 11 (11.46%) Unix
7 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.04%) AIX
11 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Patch Management
3 10 (10.42%) Case Management
3 10 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (8.33%) Analytics
4 8 (8.33%) Change Management
4 8 (8.33%) Data Analytics
4 8 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
5 7 (7.29%) Security Operations
6 6 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.25%) Migration
7 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.21%) Network Design
8 4 (4.17%) Application Packaging
8 4 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.13%) VBScript
3 2 (2.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
3 22 (22.92%) SC Cleared
4 21 (21.88%) CCNP
5 20 (20.83%) CCNA
6 9 (9.38%) CISSP
6 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.38%) SANS
6 9 (9.38%) SSCP
7 5 (5.21%) MCSE
8 4 (4.17%) CCIE
8 4 (4.17%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.13%) CCDP
9 3 (3.13%) MCITP
9 3 (3.13%) MCP
9 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.08%) CWNA
10 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.08%) ISEB
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.08%) PMO
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.08%) XenApp
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.04%) vSphere
7 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) QRadar
2 8 (8.33%) Nessus
2 8 (8.33%) Nexpose
2 8 (8.33%) Nmap
3 7 (7.29%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (6.25%) SCCM
5 3 (3.13%) SCOM
6 2 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.08%) Kibana
6 2 (2.08%) logstash
6 2 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.08%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.04%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.04%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.04%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (46.88%) Cisco
2 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.79%) VMware
4 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint
5 16 (16.67%) Juniper
6 13 (13.54%) Citrix
7 10 (10.42%) Apple
7 10 (10.42%) Splunk
8 9 (9.38%) McAfee
9 8 (8.33%) ArcSight
9 8 (8.33%) Intel
9 8 (8.33%) Qualys
10 7 (7.29%) ServiceNow
10 7 (7.29%) Snow
11 6 (6.25%) AlienVault
12 5 (5.21%) Dell
12 5 (5.21%) F5
12 5 (5.21%) HP
13 4 (4.17%) Veeam
14 3 (3.13%) Riverbed