The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN 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 Knutsford 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
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 1.69% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.39% 21.25% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 7
Average daily rate £450 £288 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -12.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
LAN
Cheshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DSL
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DSL
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Junior
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Toshiba
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee