Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 19 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.27% 1.34% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 10.00% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Chester median daily rate £388 £319 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.57% -19.81% -
10th Percentile £306 £191 £351
90th Percentile £415 £434 £483
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £363 £415
% change year-on-year +6.90% -12.65% +31.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £22.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +41.87% -64.76%

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 Chester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 39 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.48% 13.38% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 37
Chester median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £266 £251 £331
90th Percentile £493 £530 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -3.06% -38.76%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Chester

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Chester

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Chester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Chester

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 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 Chester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
6 2 (22.22%) Local Government
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) SCOM
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (11.11%) LDAP
6 1 (11.11%) Multicast
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Support
2 4 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) VMware