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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 85 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing VLAN 2 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.19% 0.51% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 3.62% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £385 £202 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.06% -38.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £30.63 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £33.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-53.03% +30.12%
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
183 138 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.82% 14.07% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 51
Median daily rate £385 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) Migration
4 11 (42.31%) Network Security
4 11 (42.31%) Network Design
5 10 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (38.46%) DHCP
5 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) DNS
6 9 (34.62%) SSL
6 9 (34.62%) IPsec
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (34.62%) Change Control
6 9 (34.62%) SSH
6 9 (34.62%) Palo Alto
7 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (30.77%) Citrix
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco
8 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Information Security
9 5 (19.23%) F5
9 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
10 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (11.54%) VMware
11 3 (11.54%) EMC
11 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
12 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) Network Security
4 10 (38.46%) DHCP
4 10 (38.46%) DNS
4 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 9 (34.62%) IPsec
5 9 (34.62%) SSH
5 9 (34.62%) SSL
6 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (7.69%) WAN
8 1 (3.85%) OSPF
8 1 (3.85%) SNMP
8 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (3.85%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Architect
2 15 (57.69%) Network Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Migration Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Migration
2 11 (42.31%) Network Design
3 10 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (34.62%) Change Control
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (19.23%) Information Security
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Palo Alto
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) F5
4 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) BT