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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 71 72 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.86% 0.91% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.33% 6.43% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 8
Median daily rate £388 £488 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £284 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
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
184 140 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.06% 14.18% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 73 50
Median daily rate £385 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 May 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 May 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 8 £475 - 1
Chester +2 3 £250 - 1
Knutsford -4 3 £375 -25.00%
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 31 (62.00%) WAN
2 24 (48.00%) Cisco
2 24 (48.00%) Data Centre
3 22 (44.00%) Firewall
4 20 (40.00%) VPN
5 16 (32.00%) Migration
5 16 (32.00%) VMware
5 16 (32.00%) DNS
6 14 (28.00%) VLAN
7 13 (26.00%) IPsec
8 12 (24.00%) SSL
8 12 (24.00%) DHCP
9 11 (22.00%) ITIL
9 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) Palo Alto
10 10 (20.00%) Network Security
10 10 (20.00%) Juniper
11 9 (18.00%) SSH
11 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (18.00%) Change Control
12 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (16.00%) Service Management
12 8 (16.00%) CCNP
13 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (12.00%) Network Design
14 6 (12.00%) CCNA
14 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2

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 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (62.00%) WAN
2 22 (44.00%) Firewall
3 20 (40.00%) VPN
4 16 (32.00%) DNS
5 14 (28.00%) VLAN
6 13 (26.00%) IPsec
7 12 (24.00%) DHCP
7 12 (24.00%) SSL
8 10 (20.00%) Network Security
9 9 (18.00%) SSH
10 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (8.00%) BGP
11 4 (8.00%) FabricPath
11 4 (8.00%) Internet
11 4 (8.00%) IPv4
11 4 (8.00%) IPv6
11 4 (8.00%) MPLS
11 4 (8.00%) OSPF
11 4 (8.00%) TRILL
11 4 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Architect
2 19 (38.00%) Network Architect
3 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Data Migration Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Migration Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Data Migration Lead
5 4 (8.00%) Lead Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Lead Data Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Designer
6 3 (6.00%) Integration Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Service Integration Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.00%) iSeries
4 2 (4.00%) IVR
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) BYOD
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) HACMP
5 1 (2.00%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
4 2 (4.00%) Solaris
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) HPUX
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Migration
2 11 (22.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Change Control
3 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (16.00%) Service Management
5 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (12.00%) Network Design
5 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.00%) DevOps
6 5 (10.00%) Information Security
6 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.00%) ITSM
8 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Lisp
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) CCNP
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) CCIE
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.00%) CCSP
7 1 (2.00%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
1 2 (4.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Cisco
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 11 (22.00%) Palo Alto
4 10 (20.00%) Juniper
5 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.00%) F5
6 5 (10.00%) Citrix
6 5 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 5 (10.00%) IBM
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.00%) HP
8 3 (6.00%) Avaya
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) Genesys
9 2 (4.00%) Nokia
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.00%) Meraki