The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 76 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.28% 1.40% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 7.48% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£202 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.03% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +42.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £31.78
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -13.46%
VLAN
North West

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
133 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.68% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 70
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -20 1 - - 2
VLAN
North West

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Local Government
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
7 1 (12.50%) SLA
7 1 (12.50%) CCIE
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) Intranet
7 1 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) MPLS
7 1 (12.50%) EIGRP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Intranet
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds