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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 50 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 2.44% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.46% 13.61% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 19
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Average hourly rate £15.86 £45.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.75% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
126 147 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.53% 17.90% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 69 66
Average daily rate £413 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 22
Average hourly rate £17.33 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £16.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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 -4 8 £350 +100.00% 6
Knutsford -3 3 £485 -
Crewe - 3 - - 1
Macclesfield -7 1 £475 -
Chester -10 1 £425 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 31 (86.11%) WAN
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Windows
4 9 (25.00%) Project Management
4 9 (25.00%) Firewall
5 8 (22.22%) Network Security
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco IPT
6 7 (19.44%) HP
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
7 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 6 (16.67%) DNS
7 6 (16.67%) SAN
7 6 (16.67%) VMware
7 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (13.89%) BT
8 5 (13.89%) VoIP
8 5 (13.89%) Citrix
9 4 (11.11%) Veritas
9 4 (11.11%) OpenView
9 4 (11.11%) CCIE
9 4 (11.11%) DHCP
9 4 (11.11%) VPN
9 4 (11.11%) MS Office
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (11.11%) Middleware
9 4 (11.11%) Replication
9 4 (11.11%) PowerShell

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) WAN
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
3 8 (22.22%) Network Security
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (16.67%) DNS
5 6 (16.67%) SAN
6 5 (13.89%) VoIP
7 4 (11.11%) DHCP
7 4 (11.11%) VPN
7 4 (11.11%) NAS
8 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 3 (8.33%) OSPF
8 3 (8.33%) BGP
8 3 (8.33%) Wireless
9 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.56%) MPLS
9 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.56%) WAAS
9 2 (5.56%) DMVPN
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Consultant
1 7 (19.44%) Network Specialist
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Network Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Network Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) B2B
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) PDM
5 1 (2.78%) ITSM
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.11%) CCIE
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) CCNA
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CCDP
4 1 (2.78%) CCSA
4 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) XenServer
3 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) OpenView
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) HP
4 6 (16.67%) VMware
5 5 (13.89%) BT
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 4 (11.11%) Veritas
6 4 (11.11%) Veeam
7 3 (8.33%) Avaya
7 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.56%) Toshiba
9 1 (2.78%) Adobe
9 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.78%) Meraki
9 1 (2.78%) Epicor
9 1 (2.78%) Lotus
9 1 (2.78%) Mercator
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy