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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 67 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs citing Internet 1 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 4.04% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 18.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.19% -13.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +10.34%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
138 159 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.16% 21.40% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 80
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £231 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £431 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.81 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester 0 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - -
Internet
North West

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
3 8 (61.54%) LAN
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) VPN
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Wireless
5 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) Juniper
6 5 (38.46%) Firmware
6 5 (38.46%) DMZ
6 5 (38.46%) BGP
6 5 (38.46%) Information Security
6 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
6 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (38.46%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
7 4 (30.77%) Web Development
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (30.77%) F5
7 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
8 3 (23.08%) IIS
8 3 (23.08%) JSP
8 3 (23.08%) SSL

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (23.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
3 8 (61.54%) LAN
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) VPN
4 7 (53.85%) Wireless
5 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 5 (38.46%) BGP
6 5 (38.46%) DMZ
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
8 3 (23.08%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) SNMP
9 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (15.38%) MPLS
9 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (15.38%) PSTN
9 2 (15.38%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Services Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) JSP
1 3 (23.08%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) OAuth
2 1 (7.69%) OpenID
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Firmware
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
1 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
1 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
2 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) OWASP
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCNP
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Akamai
5 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
5 2 (15.38%) HP