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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 3.10% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 21.43% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 3
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.72%
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
123 168 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.38% 14.45% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 111 63
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +4 7 £308 -21.15%
Knutsford +10 4 £425 -12.37%
Crewe +9 2 £375 -16.66% 1
Chester +2 1 £425 -
Northwich - 1 £350 - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 16 (45.71%) ITIL
3 15 (42.86%) Firewall
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco
5 10 (28.57%) Juniper
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
6 8 (22.86%) Service Management
6 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.00%) Windows
7 7 (20.00%) CCNP
7 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) SAN
9 5 (14.29%) Wireless
9 5 (14.29%) F5
10 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
10 4 (11.43%) DevOps
10 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
10 4 (11.43%) Change Management
10 4 (11.43%) Project Management
10 4 (11.43%) CCIE
10 4 (11.43%) Citrix
10 4 (11.43%) DNS
10 4 (11.43%) SSL
10 4 (11.43%) DHCP

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 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) SAN
3 5 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (11.43%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 4 (11.43%) SSL
4 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (11.43%) WLAN
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
5 3 (8.57%) MPLS
5 3 (8.57%) VoIP
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Integration Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Service Integration Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Phone
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
2 8 (22.86%) Service Management
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
5 4 (11.43%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Network Design
6 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.71%) ITSM
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) CCNP
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) CCIE
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) CCDP
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Juniper
3 5 (14.29%) F5
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
6 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.71%) Nokia
7 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.86%) Genesys
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec