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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.07% 1.74% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.12% 15.53% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Median daily rate £388 £450 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £194 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £27.93 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
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
132 103 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.10% 11.23% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 55 62
Median daily rate £413 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +7 10 £475 +171.42% 2
Crewe +10 2 £388 -
Chester -7 1 £190 -49.33%
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (85.29%) WAN
2 15 (44.12%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) ITIL
3 12 (35.29%) Firewall
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
6 9 (26.47%) Service Management
6 9 (26.47%) CCNP
6 9 (26.47%) VMware
7 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 8 (23.53%) Juniper
8 6 (17.65%) CCNA
8 6 (17.65%) VPN
8 6 (17.65%) Wireless
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
9 5 (14.71%) SSL
9 5 (14.71%) Citrix
9 5 (14.71%) VoIP
9 5 (14.71%) DevOps
10 4 (11.76%) ITSM
10 4 (11.76%) Internet
10 4 (11.76%) DHCP
10 4 (11.76%) Unix
10 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.76%) HP
10 4 (11.76%) CCIE

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 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) WAN
2 12 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) Wireless
4 5 (14.71%) SSL
4 5 (14.71%) VoIP
5 4 (11.76%) DHCP
5 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 4 (11.76%) Internet
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.82%) IP Telephony
6 3 (8.82%) SAN
6 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (8.82%) WLAN
7 2 (5.88%) CTI
7 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.88%) H.323
7 2 (5.88%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Manager
4 3 (8.82%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Service Integration Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.82%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.88%) IVR
3 1 (2.94%) BYOD
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) HACMP
3 1 (2.94%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.94%) Informatics
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) AIX
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Service Management
3 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) DevOps
5 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.76%) ITSM
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Network Design
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.88%) Load Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.88%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (26.47%) CCNP
3 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) CCIE
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) CCDP
7 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.94%) CCSP
8 1 (2.94%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.94%) GPFS
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) vRealize
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) Juniper
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) F5
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) Avaya
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) Genesys
7 2 (5.88%) Nokia
7 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat