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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 97 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing LAN 50 66 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.72% 1.76% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 11.50% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 30
Median daily rate £319 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.67% +0.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 12
Median hourly rate £15.15 £13.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £14.25 £37.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 450 574 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 324 244
Median daily rate £365 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +6 20 £200 -47.01% 31
Cheshire +28 19 £338 -6.89% 16
Merseyside -1 4 £300 -25.00% 3
Lancashire -4 4 £310 -24.84% 3
Cumbria - 2 £363 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 106 (87.60%) WAN
2 55 (45.45%) Firewall
3 53 (43.80%) Windows
4 46 (38.02%) Cisco
5 44 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 41 (33.88%) VPN
7 33 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 32 (26.45%) VoIP
8 32 (26.45%) DNS
9 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (23.14%) ITIL
11 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
12 25 (20.66%) SC Cleared
12 25 (20.66%) CCNA
13 24 (19.83%) Juniper
13 24 (19.83%) Linux
13 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
14 23 (19.01%) Patch Management
14 23 (19.01%) Unix
14 23 (19.01%) VMware
15 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
16 20 (16.53%) CheckPoint
17 19 (15.70%) DHCP
17 19 (15.70%) IBM
18 18 (14.88%) CCNP
18 18 (14.88%) Citrix
18 18 (14.88%) Apple
18 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (14.88%) Splunk
18 18 (14.88%) Windows Server

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 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) IIS
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.13%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.31%) Apache
6 2 (1.65%) Jetty
6 2 (1.65%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.65%) nginx
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.96%) Office 365
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.65%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) Akamai
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (87.60%) WAN
2 55 (45.45%) Firewall
3 44 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 41 (33.88%) VPN
5 32 (26.45%) DNS
5 32 (26.45%) VoIP
6 19 (15.70%) DHCP
7 16 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (13.22%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (13.22%) Wireless
8 14 (11.57%) MPLS
9 13 (10.74%) BGP
9 13 (10.74%) EIGRP
9 13 (10.74%) VLAN
10 12 (9.92%) SAN
11 11 (9.09%) OSPF
12 9 (7.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (6.61%) SSL
14 7 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (5.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) Redis
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.48%) MS Access
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.65%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.44%) Local Government
2 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) Architect
3 13 (10.74%) Analyst
4 10 (8.26%) Network Architect
5 9 (7.44%) IT Support
6 8 (6.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) IT Support Technician
7 7 (5.79%) IT Technician
7 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Support Technician
8 6 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.13%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.05%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (7.44%) Web Services
3 6 (4.96%) RESTful
4 2 (1.65%) .NET
4 2 (1.65%) J2EE
4 2 (1.65%) LAMP
4 2 (1.65%) Middleware
4 2 (1.65%) Servlets
4 2 (1.65%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.61%) Clustering
5 6 (4.96%) Cyber Attack
5 6 (4.96%) Smartphone
6 5 (4.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.31%) NHS
7 4 (3.31%) PKI
8 3 (2.48%) CESG
8 3 (2.48%) Life Science
8 3 (2.48%) Replication
9 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.65%) iPhone
9 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.83%) BYOD
10 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (43.80%) Windows
2 24 (19.83%) Linux
3 23 (19.01%) Unix
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.13%) AIX
8 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.65%) Android
10 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.65%) CentOS
10 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.83%) NetWare
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) ITIL
2 23 (19.01%) Patch Management
3 17 (14.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 16 (13.22%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (13.22%) Information Security
4 16 (13.22%) Network Design
4 16 (13.22%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (9.92%) Service Management
6 11 (9.09%) Open Source
7 10 (8.26%) Case Management
7 10 (8.26%) Security Operations
7 10 (8.26%) SIEM
8 9 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.44%) High Availability
8 9 (7.44%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.61%) DevOps
10 7 (5.79%) Application Virtualisation
10 7 (5.79%) Migration
10 7 (5.79%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.61%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.96%) VBScript
4 5 (4.13%) Python
5 2 (1.65%) Java
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
3 25 (20.66%) CCNA
3 25 (20.66%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.88%) CCNP
5 17 (14.05%) CISSP
5 17 (14.05%) SANS
5 17 (14.05%) SSCP
6 8 (6.61%) ISEB
7 6 (4.96%) Degree
7 6 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.13%) CCIE
8 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.31%) CCDP
9 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (3.31%) MCP
10 2 (1.65%) CCSP
10 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.65%) MCSE
11 1 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.09%) vSphere
4 10 (8.26%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.79%) XenApp
6 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.65%) Xen
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) QRadar
2 12 (9.92%) SCCM
3 10 (8.26%) Kibana
4 9 (7.44%) logstash
5 6 (4.96%) SCOM
6 3 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.48%) RSA enVision
6 3 (2.48%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.65%) Perfmon
7 2 (1.65%) Puppet
7 2 (1.65%) ThinApp
7 2 (1.65%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.65%) vMotion
8 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (38.02%) Cisco
2 33 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.83%) Juniper
4 23 (19.01%) VMware
5 20 (16.53%) CheckPoint
6 19 (15.70%) IBM
7 18 (14.88%) Apple
7 18 (14.88%) Citrix
7 18 (14.88%) Splunk
8 17 (14.05%) LogRhythm
9 11 (9.09%) F5
10 7 (5.79%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.96%) Altiris
12 4 (3.31%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.31%) McAfee
12 4 (3.31%) Wyse
13 3 (2.48%) Avaya
13 3 (2.48%) Dell
13 3 (2.48%) HP
14 2 (1.65%) CA
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