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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.27% 1.91% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.18% 16.13% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
Median daily rate £369 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £485 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £333 £321
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £15.86 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.42%
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
129 124 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.25% 11.85% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 67
Median daily rate £413 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 18
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +13 4 £700 +180.00% 1
Crewe +11 3 £375 -
Knutsford +6 3 £425 -12.37%
Chester -2 1 £425 +6.25%
Northwich - 1 £350 - 1
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 (88.89%) WAN
2 18 (50.00%) ITIL
3 17 (47.22%) Firewall
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco
5 11 (30.56%) Juniper
6 9 (25.00%) Service Management
6 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (22.22%) CCNP
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (22.22%) VMware
8 7 (19.44%) Wireless
9 6 (16.67%) Citrix
9 6 (16.67%) SSL
9 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 6 (16.67%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.89%) DNS
10 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.89%) WLAN
10 5 (13.89%) DHCP
10 5 (13.89%) SAN
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) ITSM
10 5 (13.89%) DevOps
11 4 (11.11%) F5
11 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi

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 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) Wireless
4 6 (16.67%) SSL
4 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (13.89%) DHCP
5 5 (13.89%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) SAN
5 5 (13.89%) WLAN
6 4 (11.11%) Internet
6 4 (11.11%) VoIP
6 4 (11.11%) VPN
6 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.56%) CTI
8 2 (5.56%) MPLS
8 2 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Integration Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Service Integration Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) BYOD
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Health Informatics
4 1 (2.78%) Informatics
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Service Management
3 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) ITSM
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.56%) Network Design
8 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.78%) Change Management
9 1 (2.78%) Network Management
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) CCNP
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) CCIE
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) CCDP
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SmoothWall
1 2 (5.56%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Juniper
3 8 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) F5
5 4 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.33%) Avaya
7 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.56%) Genesys
7 2 (5.56%) Nokia
7 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.78%) Meraki
8 1 (2.78%) Symantec