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 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.80% 2.67% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.75% 13.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £328 £248 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.15 - -
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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 16 30 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.53% 20.00% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 16
Median daily rate £360 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.15 £25.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.40% +57.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £35.00 £43.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Chester

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Local Government
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (33.33%) VLAN
6 3 (33.33%) SCOM
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) Juniper
7 2 (22.22%) SAN
7 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 2 (22.22%) MPLS
7 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
7 2 (22.22%) IIS
7 2 (22.22%) Unix
7 2 (22.22%) AIX
7 2 (22.22%) LDAP
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) DNS

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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 2 (22.22%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) 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 6 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (22.22%) BYOD
3 2 (22.22%) CESG
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) iPhone
4 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SmoothWall
3 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) Samsung
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
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