The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 66 33 47
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +14
Contract jobs citing Internet 5 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.58% 4.31% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.31% 22.64% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 11
Average daily rate
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£458 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +167.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +17.18%
Internet
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
151 159 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.48% 19.02% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 73
Average daily rate £310 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Cheshire region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Cheshire region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £575 - 5
Chester +3 1 £350 -6.66%
Knutsford -5 1 £350 -16.61%
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Internet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Internet.

1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Firmware
4 5 (35.71%) DMZ
4 5 (35.71%) CCNP
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) Information Security
4 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
4 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (35.71%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) Web Development
5 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) LAMP
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Internet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) DMZ
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 5 (35.71%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (21.43%) SSL
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Information Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) LAMP
1 3 (21.43%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Firmware
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Information Security
1 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 4 (28.57%) Web Development
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) OWASP
3 3 (21.43%) Information Assurance
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (35.71%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) BS7799
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) Juniper
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Akamai
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle