The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 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.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 51 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12  
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.81% 2.96% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 15.03% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 7
Median daily rate £349 £463 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.59% +69.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £249 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £600 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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 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 69 193 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.92% 19.67% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 123 73
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £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 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Cheshire

LAN
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 LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Chester +15 7 £328 +32.32% 2
Warrington +13 4 £444 -19.31% 5
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 24 (68.57%) Cisco
3 19 (54.29%) Firewall
4 17 (48.57%) VLAN
5 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (31.43%) VPN
7 10 (28.57%) DHCP
8 9 (25.71%) DNS
8 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.71%) CCNA
8 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
8 9 (25.71%) Local Government
8 9 (25.71%) Wireless
8 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
9 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (22.86%) CCNP
9 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
9 8 (22.86%) VoIP
9 8 (22.86%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) Citrix
10 7 (20.00%) ITIL
10 7 (20.00%) Network Design
11 6 (17.14%) Juniper
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (14.29%) OSPF
12 5 (14.29%) BGP
12 5 (14.29%) EIGRP

LAN
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 4 (11.43%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) VLAN
4 11 (31.43%) VPN
5 10 (28.57%) DHCP
6 9 (25.71%) DNS
6 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (25.71%) Wireless
7 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
7 8 (22.86%) VoIP
7 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (14.29%) BGP
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 5 (14.29%) Network Security
9 5 (14.29%) OSPF
10 4 (11.43%) Internet
10 4 (11.43%) MPLS
10 4 (11.43%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (25.71%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Officer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Principal Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
3 4 (11.43%) NHS
4 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (8.57%) PKI
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) BYOD
5 2 (5.71%) CESG
5 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) AIX
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
1 7 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security Management
3 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.57%) Security Management
3 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Business Transformation
4 2 (5.71%) High Availability
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) DNA
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CCNA
3 8 (22.86%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.71%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 2 (5.71%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.86%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.86%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Mercator
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.86%) Samsung
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
Chester, Cheshire
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