The first table below looks at the demand for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 57 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 0.94% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 4.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
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£290 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £30.28 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.33% +102.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +60.13%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 143 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.08% 19.30% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 73
Average daily rate £310 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.78 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
VLAN
North West

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 11 July 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN.

1 16 (84.21%) LAN
1 16 (84.21%) WAN
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco
3 12 (63.16%) DNS
3 12 (63.16%) DHCP
4 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
5 9 (47.37%) VPN
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) Local Government
7 7 (36.84%) SCOM
7 7 (36.84%) BGP
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (36.84%) Juniper
7 7 (36.84%) CCNP
7 7 (36.84%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) Wireless
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
9 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
9 5 (26.32%) DMZ
9 5 (26.32%) Internet
9 5 (26.32%) Firmware
9 5 (26.32%) XenApp

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
1 16 (84.21%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) DHCP
2 12 (63.16%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) VPN
5 7 (36.84%) BGP
6 6 (31.58%) Wireless
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) DMZ
7 5 (26.32%) Internet
7 5 (26.32%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (10.53%) IPsec
9 2 (10.53%) OSPF
9 2 (10.53%) SSL
10 1 (5.26%) HTTP
10 1 (5.26%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (42.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Storage Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Network Manager
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Firmware
2 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
3 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCSA
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCOM
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Juniper
5 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
5 4 (21.05%) F5
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) NetApp
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.26%) Veeam
8 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.26%) Websense
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