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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.88% 4.28% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 25.15% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 11
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£314 £560 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.97% +65.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £691 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +22.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
146 167 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.86% 17.01% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 90
Average daily rate £340 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
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 24 December 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 -34 1 £300 -47.82% 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (66.67%) WAN
2 30 (58.82%) Cisco
3 22 (43.14%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (33.33%) CCNP
4 17 (33.33%) Wireless
5 10 (19.61%) Citrix
6 9 (17.65%) CCNA
7 8 (15.69%) WLAN
7 8 (15.69%) Windows
7 8 (15.69%) Local Government
8 7 (13.73%) ITIL
8 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.76%) VMware
9 6 (11.76%) VLAN
10 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (9.80%) Aruba
10 5 (9.80%) Firewall
10 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
10 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.80%) XenApp
11 4 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.84%) CCIE
11 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (7.84%) SAN
11 4 (7.84%) Project Management
11 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
11 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (7.84%) Riverbed
11 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.96%) nginx
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) PaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (66.67%) WAN
2 17 (33.33%) Wireless
3 8 (15.69%) WLAN
4 6 (11.76%) VLAN
5 5 (9.80%) Firewall
6 4 (7.84%) Network Security
6 4 (7.84%) SAN
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.92%) DHCP
8 2 (3.92%) VPN
8 2 (3.92%) DNS
9 1 (1.96%) VoIP
9 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
General
1 8 (15.69%) Local Government
2 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Project Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Network Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Process Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.92%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Project Administrator
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Network Administrator
7 1 (1.96%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Consultant
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) PKI
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
3 4 (7.84%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Logistics
5 2 (3.92%) Time Management
5 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
5 2 (3.92%) Migration
5 2 (3.92%) Programme Office Management
6 1 (1.96%) Information Security
6 1 (1.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (1.96%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) Change Management
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (43.14%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (17.65%) CCNA
4 4 (7.84%) CCIE
4 4 (7.84%) CCSA
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.96%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.96%) MCITP
7 1 (1.96%) MCP
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.96%) CCA
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.96%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.80%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCOM
2 3 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) OPNET
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Cisco
2 10 (19.61%) Citrix
3 6 (11.76%) VMware
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.80%) Aruba
4 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.84%) Riverbed
5 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.88%) F5
6 3 (5.88%) IronPort
6 3 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) Compuware
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
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