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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 21 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.84% 6.06% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 27.03% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £319 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.06 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +140.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +81.25%
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Cheshire

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
24 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.02% 22.42% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (100.00%) LAN
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) DHCP
2 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Citrix
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) Local Government
5 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (46.67%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) Firmware
6 5 (33.33%) DMZ
6 5 (33.33%) Juniper
6 5 (33.33%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) BGP
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) CCSA
7 4 (26.67%) SCOM
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
7 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (26.67%) F5
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (100.00%) LAN
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) DHCP
2 10 (66.67%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) VPN
5 5 (33.33%) DMZ
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) SAN
9 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (53.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Manager
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) CCSA
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) XenApp
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Juniper
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft