The first table below looks at the demand for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 32 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Internet 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.13% - 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £333 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.83% 21.19% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Average daily rate £340 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Internet
Cheshire

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Chester region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Chester region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (31.25%) CCNP
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (31.25%) Juniper
5 5 (31.25%) Firmware
5 5 (31.25%) DMZ
5 5 (31.25%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) JSP
5 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
5 5 (31.25%) VLAN
5 5 (31.25%) Requirements Management
5 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (31.25%) Time Management
5 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 4 (25.00%) F5
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) DMZ
4 5 (31.25%) BGP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) VLAN
4 5 (31.25%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
7 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) LAMP
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Axis
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) ICEfaces
3 2 (12.50%) RichFaces
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
3 2 (12.50%) WSDL
3 2 (12.50%) JAX-RPC
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
4 1 (6.25%) XHTML
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Firmware
1 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) RIA
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Web 2.0
4 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
2 5 (31.25%) Requirements Management
2 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (31.25%) User Stories
3 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) OWASP
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Juniper
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) F5
2 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Akamai
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Perforce