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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 34 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 3.11% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.90% 15.26% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 8
Median daily rate £338 £518 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +52.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £323 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £600 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -13.63%

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
67 190 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.16% 20.41% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 112 74
Median daily rate £338 £475 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +10 7 £338 -38.63% 1
Chester +6 1 £475 +93.87% 3
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 30 (88.24%) WAN
2 21 (61.76%) Cisco
3 16 (47.06%) Firewall
4 15 (44.12%) VLAN
5 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (32.35%) VPN
7 10 (29.41%) CCNA
7 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 10 (29.41%) Wireless
8 9 (26.47%) CCNP
8 9 (26.47%) DHCP
8 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
8 9 (26.47%) VoIP
9 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (20.59%) Network Design
10 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
10 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.65%) DNS
11 6 (17.65%) Windows
11 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.71%) Network Security
12 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
12 5 (14.71%) Change Management
12 5 (14.71%) Service Management
12 5 (14.71%) BGP
13 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
13 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management

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 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (88.24%) WAN
2 16 (47.06%) Firewall
3 15 (44.12%) VLAN
4 11 (32.35%) VPN
5 10 (29.41%) Wireless
6 9 (26.47%) DHCP
6 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
6 9 (26.47%) VoIP
7 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) BGP
10 5 (14.71%) Network Security
11 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
11 4 (11.76%) MPLS
11 4 (11.76%) OSPF
12 3 (8.82%) H.323
12 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 3 (8.82%) Local Government
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Principal Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support
7 2 (5.88%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 4 (11.76%) NHS
2 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 3 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.88%) BYOD
5 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Network Design
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
2 5 (14.71%) Service Management
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
3 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.76%) Load Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Java
1 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (29.41%) CCNA
3 9 (26.47%) CCNP
4 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) CCIE
8 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.94%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.94%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.82%) F5
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
5 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Mercator