The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.59% 4.35% 5.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 30.77% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £165 £308 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.34% -50.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -36.84% +13.09%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 8 13 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 12.70% 14.13% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £270 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £284 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Cheltenham

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Cheltenham

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for LAN.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SONET
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (50.00%) SONET
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper