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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 28 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.69% 3.57% 6.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 20.83% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
14 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.72% 17.14% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Average daily rate £438 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% -0.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Meraki
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCSA
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki