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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.70% 3.24% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 19.53% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
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£450 £615 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +123.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £27.93 £45.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +35.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £24.00 £30.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.59 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
111 128 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.81% 16.60% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 57 52
Average daily rate £425 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £615 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.20 £16.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Chester -8 4 £375 - 1
Warrington -2 2 £175 -71.54% 3
Crewe - 2 - - 3
Knutsford -3 1 £500 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 15 (57.69%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 5 (19.23%) VLAN
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
8 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 5 (19.23%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) Veritas
9 4 (15.38%) OpenView
9 4 (15.38%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) CCIE
9 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) SAN
9 4 (15.38%) Middleware
9 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (15.38%) Replication
9 4 (15.38%) VMware
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
9 4 (15.38%) NAS
9 4 (15.38%) Veeam
9 4 (15.38%) SCCM
9 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) VLAN
4 4 (15.38%) SAN
4 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 4 (15.38%) NAS
5 3 (11.54%) OSPF
5 3 (11.54%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.69%) WAAS
6 2 (7.69%) DMVPN
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.85%) H.323
7 1 (3.85%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) HTTP
7 1 (3.85%) CTI
7 1 (3.85%) Internet
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Network Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
2 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) B2B
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) PDM
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
3 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) CCDP
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OpenView
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Veritas
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Veeam
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Epicor
6 1 (3.85%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) BT
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £280 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 23 days ago