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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / North West
Rank 60 93 80
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13  
Contract jobs citing LAN 71 64 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.77% 1.67% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.98% 11.29% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 33
Median daily rate £401 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.58 £13.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.54% -24.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £34.15 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -29.53% -6.52%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 374 567 493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.78% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 231
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 42
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -10.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +43 42 £406 +1.56% 19
Cheshire +17 15 £349 -24.59% 11
Lancashire +15 6 £625 +212.50%
Merseyside -3 3 £575 +187.50% 2
Cumbria +3 2 £381 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 151 (91.52%) WAN
2 94 (56.97%) Firewall
3 74 (44.85%) Cisco
4 62 (37.58%) Windows
5 58 (35.15%) VoIP
6 56 (33.94%) TCP/IP
6 56 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (32.12%) VPN
8 46 (27.88%) Linux
9 45 (27.27%) Unix
10 43 (26.06%) CCNA
11 38 (23.03%) Patch Management
12 36 (21.82%) Microsoft
13 35 (21.21%) Apple
14 34 (20.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 34 (20.61%) Data Centre
15 33 (20.00%) Security Cleared
16 32 (19.39%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (19.39%) SANS
16 32 (19.39%) CISSP
17 31 (18.79%) SSCP
17 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
18 30 (18.18%) Splunk
19 28 (16.97%) Network Monitoring
19 28 (16.97%) QRadar
19 28 (16.97%) Elastic Stack
19 28 (16.97%) DNS
19 28 (16.97%) ITIL
20 26 (15.76%) Network Design
20 26 (15.76%) Wi-Fi

LAN
Top Related 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 11 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.24%) IIS
3 4 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.21%) Jetty
4 2 (1.21%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.21%) nginx
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.42%) Office 365
4 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.21%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 151 (91.52%) WAN
2 94 (56.97%) Firewall
3 58 (35.15%) VoIP
4 56 (33.94%) TCP/IP
5 53 (32.12%) VPN
6 28 (16.97%) DNS
7 26 (15.76%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (13.94%) DHCP
9 23 (13.94%) VLAN
10 19 (11.52%) Network Security
10 19 (11.52%) Wireless
11 17 (10.30%) SAN
12 12 (7.27%) Internet
13 11 (6.67%) BGP
13 11 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (6.67%) EIGRP
13 11 (6.67%) OSPF
14 10 (6.06%) Ethernet
15 7 (4.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) Redis
2 7 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.21%) MS Access
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.21%) JIRA
1 2 (1.21%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (5.45%) Local Government
2 8 (4.85%) Finance
3 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.21%) Back Office
4 2 (1.21%) Banking
4 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (22.42%) Network Engineer
2 31 (18.79%) Architect
3 25 (15.15%) Analyst
4 17 (10.30%) Network Architect
5 12 (7.27%) Technical Specialist
6 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Security Specialist
8 9 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Network Specialist
9 7 (4.24%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Administrator
10 6 (3.64%) Hardware Specialist
10 6 (3.64%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Storage Specialist
10 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.97%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.06%) Web Services
3 8 (4.85%) RESTful
4 2 (1.21%) .NET
4 2 (1.21%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.21%) J2EE
4 2 (1.21%) Servlets
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.70%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.48%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.24%) NHS
4 7 (4.24%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (3.03%) Clustering
5 5 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.82%) PKI
7 3 (1.82%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.21%) BYOD
8 2 (1.21%) CESG
8 2 (1.21%) Life Science
9 1 (0.61%) AS400
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.61%) iPhone
9 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 62 (37.58%) Windows
2 46 (27.88%) Linux
3 45 (27.27%) Unix
4 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.48%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.42%) Solaris
9 3 (1.82%) AIX
9 3 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) Patch Management
2 34 (20.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 32 (19.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 28 (16.97%) ITIL
4 28 (16.97%) Network Monitoring
5 26 (15.76%) Network Design
6 23 (13.94%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (12.12%) Case Management
7 20 (12.12%) Information Security
7 20 (12.12%) Migration
8 16 (9.70%) Network Architecture
8 16 (9.70%) Service Management
9 15 (9.09%) Security Operations
10 14 (8.48%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (7.27%) ITIL V3
11 12 (7.27%) Open Source
12 11 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (6.06%) SIEM
13 10 (6.06%) TOGAF
14 9 (5.45%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.24%) Python
2 4 (2.42%) SQL
3 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.21%) Java
4 2 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (26.06%) CCNA
3 33 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 32 (19.39%) CISSP
4 32 (19.39%) SANS
5 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
5 31 (18.79%) SSCP
6 25 (15.15%) CCNP
7 14 (8.48%) CCIE
8 10 (6.06%) CCDP
9 9 (5.45%) Degree
10 7 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.64%) MCSE
11 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.03%) CCDA
12 5 (3.03%) ISEB
13 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 24 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.45%) vSphere
4 8 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.64%) XenApp
6 4 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.21%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (16.97%) QRadar
2 11 (6.67%) Kibana
3 10 (6.06%) logstash
4 9 (5.45%) SCCM
5 8 (4.85%) Nessus
5 8 (4.85%) Nexpose
5 8 (4.85%) Nmap
6 5 (3.03%) SCOM
7 4 (2.42%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.21%) Puppet
9 2 (1.21%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.61%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 74 (44.85%) Cisco
2 36 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 35 (21.21%) Apple
4 30 (18.18%) Splunk
5 23 (13.94%) Intel Security
5 23 (13.94%) Juniper
6 20 (12.12%) IBM
6 20 (12.12%) LogRhythm
6 20 (12.12%) VMware
7 18 (10.91%) Citrix
8 13 (7.88%) CheckPoint
8 13 (7.88%) F5
8 13 (7.88%) SolarWinds
9 12 (7.27%) Forcepoint
10 9 (5.45%) ArcSight
10 9 (5.45%) Intel
10 9 (5.45%) NetWitness
11 8 (4.85%) NetApp
11 8 (4.85%) Qualys
12 6 (3.64%) Palo Alto
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago