The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 17 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.92% 0.49% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 2.78% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£110 - £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.07 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-22.18% -30.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.39% 17.48% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 9
Average daily rate £400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £395 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Chester

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 11 (84.62%) Local Government
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) CCNA
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (61.54%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) CCSA
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (30.77%) CCIE
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 1 (7.69%) Juniper

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) MPLS
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (84.62%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CCNA
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCSA
2 4 (30.77%) CCIE
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Huawei
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper