The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 63 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing Internet 12 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.43% 1.36% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 8.20% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £340 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
127 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.12% 16.53% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Internet
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 8 £333 - 1
Warrington - 2 - - 4
Knutsford +5 1 £450 - 2
Lymm - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) Client/Server
3 10 (25.64%) DNS
4 9 (23.08%) LAN
4 9 (23.08%) Finance
4 9 (23.08%) Banking
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.51%) Wireless
5 8 (20.51%) WAN
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco
6 7 (17.95%) VPN
6 7 (17.95%) CCNP
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.95%) DMZ
7 6 (15.38%) Information Security
7 6 (15.38%) Retail
7 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.38%) SSL
7 6 (15.38%) DHCP
7 6 (15.38%) JSP
7 6 (15.38%) Retail Banking
7 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
7 6 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (12.82%) User Stories
8 5 (12.82%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
8 5 (12.82%) Time Management
8 5 (12.82%) MS Office
8 5 (12.82%) MS Excel

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
4 8 (20.51%) Wireless
5 7 (17.95%) DMZ
5 7 (17.95%) VPN
6 6 (15.38%) DHCP
6 6 (15.38%) SSL
7 5 (12.82%) BGP
7 5 (12.82%) VLAN
7 5 (12.82%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
8 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.26%) HTTP
9 2 (5.13%) SNMP
9 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
9 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JUnit
1 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
1 9 (23.08%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
2 6 (15.38%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Technician
3 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) ICT Technician
3 5 (12.82%) ICT Support Technician
4 4 (10.26%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Security Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Computer Operator
7 1 (2.56%) Lead Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) JSP
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) DOM
3 3 (7.69%) J2EE
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) XSLT
3 3 (7.69%) WSDL
3 3 (7.69%) JAX-RPC
3 3 (7.69%) Spring
3 3 (7.69%) Apache Axis
3 3 (7.69%) LAMP
4 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.13%) CSS3
4 2 (5.13%) ICEfaces
4 2 (5.13%) RichFaces
4 2 (5.13%) jQuery
4 2 (5.13%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Client/Server
2 5 (12.82%) Firmware
3 3 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) RIA
4 2 (5.13%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) GIS
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.56%) AS400
5 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.38%) Information Security
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (12.82%) Time Management
3 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
3 5 (12.82%) User Stories
4 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Web Development
5 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.69%) OWASP
6 2 (5.13%) Use Case
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) TDD
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) XPath
2 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.13%) JCL
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CCNP
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Unicenter
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Juniper
3 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
3 4 (10.26%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Akamai
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Perforce
5 2 (5.13%) Axway
5 2 (5.13%) Tumbleweed
5 2 (5.13%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.56%) CA
6 1 (2.56%) Mercator
6 1 (2.56%) JBoss
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