Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 62 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.18% 2.56% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.76% 16.02% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 35
Cheshire median daily rate £368 £369 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -11.14% +31.75%
10th Percentile £168 £142 £279
90th Percentile £479 £678 £487
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £22.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.87% -64.76%
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £14.25 £15.86
% change year-on-year +96.49% -10.15% -49.65%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 184 231 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.82% 15.95% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 145 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £242 £231
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 11 £350 -26.32% 5
Chester +18 9 £360 -10.00%
Macclesfield +5 3 £500 +33.33%
Sandbach 0 3 £115 -61.67%
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 23 (79.31%) WAN
2 20 (68.97%) Cisco
3 16 (55.17%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) CCNP
4 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (31.03%) BGP
5 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
6 8 (27.59%) Windows
7 7 (24.14%) OSPF
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (20.69%) Network Security
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
8 6 (20.69%) CCNA
8 6 (20.69%) VPN
9 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.24%) MPLS
9 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
10 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 4 (13.79%) Juniper
10 4 (13.79%) SAN
10 4 (13.79%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) VoIP

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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) WAN
2 16 (55.17%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) BGP
4 8 (27.59%) Wireless
5 7 (24.14%) OSPF
6 6 (20.69%) Network Security
6 6 (20.69%) VPN
7 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
7 5 (17.24%) MPLS
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (13.79%) SAN
8 4 (13.79%) VoIP
8 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (10.34%) DHCP
9 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
9 3 (10.34%) LDAP
9 3 (10.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.90%) MSI
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.90%) Back Office
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Local Government
1 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Support
3 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
1 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.90%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Line Management
4 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.90%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) CCNP
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) CCDP
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCIE
6 1 (3.45%) CWNA
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) ThinApp
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Juniper
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Altiris
5 2 (6.90%) Meraki
6 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee