The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 74 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -40
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 0.80% 5.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.22% 5.67% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
Median daily rate £400 £395 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -20.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £202 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £490 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +26.92%
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
196 141 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.97% 14.07% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 72 50
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 8 £438 - 2
Knutsford - 4 £375 -
Chester - 3 £250 - 1
Northwich - 1 - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 32 (64.00%) WAN
2 26 (52.00%) Cisco
3 25 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 24 (48.00%) Firewall
5 20 (40.00%) VPN
6 16 (32.00%) Migration
6 16 (32.00%) DNS
7 15 (30.00%) VMware
8 14 (28.00%) VLAN
9 13 (26.00%) IPsec
10 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (24.00%) Juniper
10 12 (24.00%) DHCP
10 12 (24.00%) SSL
11 11 (22.00%) Network Security
11 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) Palo Alto
11 11 (22.00%) Change Control
12 10 (20.00%) ITIL
13 9 (18.00%) CCNP
13 9 (18.00%) SSH
13 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
14 8 (16.00%) Service Management
15 7 (14.00%) CCNA
16 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
16 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (64.00%) WAN
2 24 (48.00%) Firewall
3 20 (40.00%) VPN
4 16 (32.00%) DNS
5 14 (28.00%) VLAN
6 13 (26.00%) IPsec
7 12 (24.00%) DHCP
7 12 (24.00%) SSL
8 11 (22.00%) Network Security
9 9 (18.00%) SSH
10 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (8.00%) FabricPath
11 4 (8.00%) Internet
11 4 (8.00%) IPv4
11 4 (8.00%) IPv6
11 4 (8.00%) MPLS
11 4 (8.00%) OSPF
11 4 (8.00%) TRILL
11 4 (8.00%) VoIP
11 4 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Local Government
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Architect
2 20 (40.00%) Network Architect
3 16 (32.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Data Migration Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Migration Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Data Migration Lead
6 4 (8.00%) Lead Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Lead Data Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Integration Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Service Integration Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.00%) iSeries
4 2 (4.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) BYOD
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) HACMP
5 1 (2.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) AIX
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Migration
2 11 (22.00%) Change Control
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL
4 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (16.00%) Service Management
6 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (12.00%) Network Design
6 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.00%) Information Security
7 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.00%) DevOps
8 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) ITSM
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Lisp
2 2 (4.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) CCNP
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 2 (4.00%) CCDP
7 2 (4.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.00%) CCSP
8 1 (2.00%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.00%) GPFS
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 15 (30.00%) VMware
3 12 (24.00%) Juniper
4 11 (22.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.00%) F5
6 5 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 5 (10.00%) IBM
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.00%) Citrix
7 4 (8.00%) HP
8 3 (6.00%) Avaya
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) Genesys
9 2 (4.00%) Nokia
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.00%) Meraki
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