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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% - 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% - 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £245 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
24 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.34% 17.27% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
Average daily rate £250 £376 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.42% -11.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -42.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) VMware