The first table below looks at the demand for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 18 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.21% 5.63% 5.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 23.08% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +6.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.12% 24.38% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Average daily rate £246 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LAN
Cheshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Chester

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 18 (64.29%) DNS
3 17 (60.71%) Windows
4 16 (57.14%) Citrix
5 15 (53.57%) DHCP
5 15 (53.57%) VLAN
6 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco
7 13 (46.43%) VMware
8 12 (42.86%) CCNP
8 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
9 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (39.29%) Local Government
9 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (35.71%) Firewall
11 9 (32.14%) SCOM
12 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
13 7 (25.00%) F5
13 7 (25.00%) BGP
13 7 (25.00%) VPN
13 7 (25.00%) ITIL
14 6 (21.43%) Juniper
14 6 (21.43%) SAN
14 6 (21.43%) XenApp
15 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
15 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
15 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 18 (64.29%) DNS
3 15 (53.57%) DHCP
3 15 (53.57%) VLAN
4 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
5 10 (35.71%) Firewall
6 7 (25.00%) BGP
6 7 (25.00%) VPN
6 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
7 6 (21.43%) SAN
8 5 (17.86%) DMZ
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
8 5 (17.86%) OSPF
8 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
8 5 (17.86%) Wireless
8 5 (17.86%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (14.29%) HTTP
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (39.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Architect
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Storage Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Firmware
2 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) EqualLogic
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.86%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) AIX
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
1 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Security Management
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CCNP
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCIP
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) CCDP
3 2 (7.14%) CCIE
3 2 (7.14%) CCSA
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) XenApp
4 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCOM
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Citrix
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) F5
5 6 (21.43%) Juniper
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
8 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.14%) IBM
8 2 (7.14%) HP
8 2 (7.14%) Dell
8 2 (7.14%) EMC
8 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 2 (7.14%) McAfee