The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Internet
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 51 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Internet 9 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.64% 3.46% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 17.07% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 16
Median daily rate £420 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.28% +1.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year -12.90% -4.08%  

Internet 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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 74 205 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.50% 20.24% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 136 73
Median daily rate £338 £414 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.47% +6.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.94 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 2 £450 -18.18% 1
Chester +6 1 £475 +72.72% 1
Internet
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Internet.

1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Unix
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (25.00%) Local Government
4 5 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (20.00%) BYOD
5 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
5 4 (20.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) Veritas
5 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) GIS
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) RHCSA
6 3 (15.00%) Social Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (15.00%) VLAN
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
1 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) MPLS
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Local Government
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Security Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (20.00%) BYOD
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Social Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) ISMS
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper