The table below looks at the statistics for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 23 53
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 52 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.85% 5.68% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.06% 28.73% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £21.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +48.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.36 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.58%
LAN
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
137 181 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.72% 19.78% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 89 80
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
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 LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Chester +1 8 - - 2
Macclesfield +1 3 - -
Knutsford +6 1 - - 1
Warrington -12 1 - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 35 (71.43%) WAN
2 19 (38.78%) Cisco
3 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
3 16 (32.65%) Citrix
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (32.65%) Windows
4 15 (30.61%) Local Government
5 13 (26.53%) VMware
6 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (24.49%) CCNP
6 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (22.45%) DNS
7 11 (22.45%) DHCP
7 11 (22.45%) VLAN
8 10 (20.41%) CCNA
8 10 (20.41%) Wireless
9 9 (18.37%) ITIL
9 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (18.37%) SCOM
10 8 (16.33%) Migration
10 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
10 8 (16.33%) Firewall
10 8 (16.33%) XenApp
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.29%) SAN
11 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.24%) CCSA
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.24%) CCIE

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Project
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (71.43%) WAN
2 11 (22.45%) DNS
2 11 (22.45%) DHCP
2 11 (22.45%) VLAN
3 10 (20.41%) Wireless
4 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.33%) Firewall
5 7 (14.29%) SAN
6 4 (8.16%) WLAN
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security
7 3 (6.12%) BGP
7 3 (6.12%) VPN
7 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.08%) Internet
8 2 (4.08%) OSPF
9 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (30.61%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Law
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Network Engineer
1 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Project Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Network Services Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.04%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mainframe
1 5 (10.20%) PKI
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) CESG
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.16%) UNIX
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.08%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.08%) Logistics
7 2 (4.08%) Information Security
7 2 (4.08%) Security Management
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) Service Management
7 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.04%) SIEM
8 1 (2.04%) People Management
8 1 (2.04%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.49%) CCNP
3 10 (20.41%) CCNA
4 6 (12.24%) CCSA
4 6 (12.24%) CCIE
5 2 (4.08%) CCDP
5 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.04%) CISSP
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.33%) XenApp
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.12%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCOM
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) OPNET
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) Citrix
3 13 (26.53%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Juniper
4 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
5 4 (8.16%) F5
5 4 (8.16%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.08%) McAfee
7 1 (2.04%) Aruba
7 1 (2.04%) BT
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Dell
7 1 (2.04%) Compuware
7 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
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