The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 16 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.93% 8.33% 5.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.59% 31.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 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 £18.25 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.77%
LAN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.48% 26.85% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 14
Average daily rate £400 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 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 £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (100.00%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) Citrix
2 14 (63.64%) Local Government
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) VLAN
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (40.91%) CCNP
6 9 (40.91%) DNS
6 9 (40.91%) DHCP
7 8 (36.36%) SCOM
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (31.82%) XenApp
8 7 (31.82%) Firewall
8 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) CCNA
9 6 (27.27%) CCIE
9 6 (27.27%) CCSA
9 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
10 5 (22.73%) SAN
10 5 (22.73%) IIS
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 4 (18.18%) SCCM

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (22.73%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (50.00%) VLAN
3 9 (40.91%) DNS
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (22.73%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) BGP
7 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 2 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) Network Security
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
8 1 (4.55%) HTTP
8 1 (4.55%) LDAP
8 1 (4.55%) VPN
8 1 (4.55%) DMZ
8 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (63.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) CESG
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Security Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (40.91%) CCNP
2 6 (27.27%) CCNA
2 6 (27.27%) CCIE
2 6 (27.27%) CCSA
3 2 (9.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) XenApp
4 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (13.64%) vSphere
7 2 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCOM
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Citrix
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) McAfee
7 1 (4.55%) F5