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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 48 31 49
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 20 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.32% 4.82% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.42% 24.69% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £540 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £21.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +64.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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
149 162 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.29% 19.52% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 74
Average daily rate £305 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +82.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Macclesfield 0 4 - -
Warrington -17 2 £175 -58.33% 1
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (68.97%) WAN
2 24 (41.38%) Cisco
3 22 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (36.21%) Windows
5 20 (34.48%) DNS
6 19 (32.76%) Citrix
7 18 (31.03%) CCNP
8 17 (29.31%) DHCP
9 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
9 16 (27.59%) VMware
9 16 (27.59%) VLAN
10 14 (24.14%) Wireless
10 14 (24.14%) Firewall
11 13 (22.41%) Local Government
11 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
11 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (18.97%) VPN
12 11 (18.97%) ITIL
13 10 (17.24%) Juniper
13 10 (17.24%) SAN
13 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (17.24%) SCOM
13 10 (17.24%) F5
14 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.52%) CCNA
14 9 (15.52%) Migration
15 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
15 8 (13.79%) XenApp
16 7 (12.07%) Capacity Planning

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (8.62%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Project
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (68.97%) WAN
2 20 (34.48%) DNS
3 17 (29.31%) DHCP
4 16 (27.59%) VLAN
5 14 (24.14%) Wireless
5 14 (24.14%) Firewall
6 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
7 11 (18.97%) VPN
8 10 (17.24%) SAN
9 7 (12.07%) Internet
9 7 (12.07%) BGP
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
10 5 (8.62%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (8.62%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.62%) OSPF
10 5 (8.62%) DMZ
11 4 (6.90%) HTTP
11 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (22.41%) Local Government
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Network Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Project Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Storage Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (1.72%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Risk Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Firmware
1 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
1 5 (8.62%) PKI
2 3 (5.17%) EqualLogic
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) CESG
3 2 (3.45%) Life Science
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.07%) UNIX
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.17%) Linux
5 2 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Migration
3 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 7 (12.07%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security
8 3 (5.17%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.45%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Logistics
9 2 (3.45%) Security Management
9 2 (3.45%) Service Management
9 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.45%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (31.03%) CCNP
3 9 (15.52%) CCNA
4 4 (6.90%) CCSA
4 4 (6.90%) CCIE
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.17%) CCIP
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCDP
6 2 (3.45%) ISEB
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.72%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.79%) XenApp
4 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.17%) vSphere
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) SCOM
2 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) Citrix
3 16 (27.59%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) F5
4 10 (17.24%) Juniper
5 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.34%) Riverbed
7 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat
8 4 (6.90%) HP
8 4 (6.90%) Dell
8 4 (6.90%) NetApp
9 3 (5.17%) McAfee
9 3 (5.17%) EMC
10 2 (3.45%) IBM
11 1 (1.72%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.72%) Toshiba
11 1 (1.72%) BT
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