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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 24 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.30% 4.13% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 27.34% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 10
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£314 £565 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.46% +64.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £695 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +22.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.88% +21.53%
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
154 139 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.15% 15.13% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 71
Average daily rate £340 £410 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -22.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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 +7 3 £261 -
Warrington -25 1 £500 -13.41% 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Daresbury - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 33 (73.33%) WAN
2 27 (60.00%) Cisco
3 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (35.56%) CCNP
5 13 (28.89%) Wireless
6 11 (24.44%) Citrix
7 8 (17.78%) Local Government
8 7 (15.56%) VLAN
8 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.56%) Windows
9 6 (13.33%) CCNA
9 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.11%) WLAN
10 5 (11.11%) ITIL
10 5 (11.11%) VMware
10 5 (11.11%) Firewall
10 5 (11.11%) XenApp
10 5 (11.11%) Aruba
11 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
11 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (8.89%) SCOM
11 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
11 4 (8.89%) Finance
11 4 (8.89%) CCSA
11 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.89%) CCIE
11 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (6.67%) Internet

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (73.33%) WAN
2 13 (28.89%) Wireless
3 7 (15.56%) VLAN
4 5 (11.11%) WLAN
4 5 (11.11%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) DHCP
5 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 3 (6.67%) Internet
5 3 (6.67%) Network Security
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
General
1 8 (17.78%) Local Government
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Project Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.44%) Process Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.22%) Project Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Network Technician
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.67%) Project Management
3 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
4 2 (4.44%) Time Management
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Programme Office Management
4 2 (4.44%) Logistics
5 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Workflow
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 6 (13.33%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) CCIE
4 4 (8.89%) CCSA
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) MCITP
6 1 (2.22%) MCP
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.22%) CCA
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) XenApp
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCOM
2 3 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Citrix
3 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.11%) Aruba
5 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.67%) IronPort
7 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) Compuware