The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 21 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.71% 2.15% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.54% 11.11% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Average daily rate
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£615 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £588 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £38.25 £33.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% +33.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £30.28 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
127 144 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.39% 19.35% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 73
Average daily rate £310 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.78 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
LAN
North West

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 10 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 July 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 -13 7 £615 - 1
Macclesfield - 6 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 42 (71.19%) WAN
2 25 (42.37%) Cisco
3 23 (38.98%) Windows
4 21 (35.59%) DNS
4 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (33.90%) CCNP
6 18 (30.51%) Citrix
6 18 (30.51%) DHCP
7 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
8 16 (27.12%) VMware
8 16 (27.12%) VLAN
9 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (25.42%) Wireless
9 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (25.42%) TCP/IP
10 13 (22.03%) Firewall
11 12 (20.34%) Local Government
11 12 (20.34%) VPN
11 12 (20.34%) ITIL
12 11 (18.64%) SCOM
13 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
13 10 (16.95%) Migration
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
15 8 (13.56%) CCNA
15 8 (13.56%) Internet
15 8 (13.56%) Juniper
15 8 (13.56%) SAN
15 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (13.56%) XenApp

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 6 (10.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Project
2 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (71.19%) WAN
2 21 (35.59%) DNS
3 18 (30.51%) DHCP
4 16 (27.12%) VLAN
5 15 (25.42%) Wireless
5 15 (25.42%) TCP/IP
6 13 (22.03%) Firewall
7 12 (20.34%) VPN
8 8 (13.56%) SAN
8 8 (13.56%) Internet
9 7 (11.86%) BGP
9 7 (11.86%) NetScaler
9 7 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (10.17%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (10.17%) Network Security
11 5 (8.47%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
11 5 (8.47%) OSPF
11 5 (8.47%) DMZ
12 4 (6.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (20.34%) Local Government
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.56%) Senior Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Storage Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Firmware
1 5 (8.47%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.78%) PKI
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) CESG
4 2 (3.39%) Life Science
4 2 (3.39%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) UNIX
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
5 2 (3.39%) AIX
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
2 10 (16.95%) Migration
3 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.86%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) Information Security
7 3 (5.08%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.39%) Network Management
8 2 (3.39%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (3.39%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.39%) Security Management
8 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.39%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Logistics
8 2 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) LINC
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.90%) CCNP
3 8 (13.56%) CCNA
4 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.08%) CCIP
6 2 (3.39%) CCIE
6 2 (3.39%) CCDP
6 2 (3.39%) ISEB
6 2 (3.39%) CCSA
7 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.69%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.56%) XenApp
4 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCOM
2 4 (6.78%) SCCM
3 3 (5.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) Citrix
3 16 (27.12%) VMware
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.56%) Juniper
5 8 (13.56%) F5
6 5 (8.47%) HP
7 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.08%) Dell
8 3 (5.08%) EMC
8 3 (5.08%) NetApp
8 3 (5.08%) McAfee
9 2 (3.39%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.39%) IBM
10 1 (1.69%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.69%) BT