The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 30 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +14
Contract jobs citing VLAN 17 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.51% 2.58% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.25% 12.78% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Median daily rate £338 £450 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +133.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £281 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £530 £259
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
80 180 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.49% 20.22% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 110 82
Median daily rate £338 £473 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £226 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +44.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Cheshire region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VLAN
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 VLAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 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 +7 4 £338 -25.00%
Chester - 3 £400 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
VLAN
North West

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN 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 VLAN.

1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 13 (76.47%) WAN
3 13 (76.47%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) VPN
5 8 (47.06%) VoIP
5 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (41.18%) CCNA
7 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (29.41%) CCNP
8 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) Wireless
8 5 (29.41%) Network Design
9 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) NHS
9 4 (23.53%) Network Security
9 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
10 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 3 (17.65%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (17.65%) Citrix
10 3 (17.65%) OSPF
10 3 (17.65%) BGP
10 3 (17.65%) EIGRP

VLAN
Top Related 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 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) VPN
4 8 (47.06%) DHCP
4 8 (47.06%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (17.65%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
7 3 (17.65%) H.323
7 3 (17.65%) OSPF
7 3 (17.65%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) ELK Stack
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
2 4 (23.53%) NHS
3 2 (11.76%) BYOD
3 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) CWNA
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Webmin
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto