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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 15 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 7 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.26% 4.69% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.93% 17.86% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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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
27 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.30% 26.29% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 15
Average daily rate £400 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 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 £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (91.67%) LAN
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) Local Government
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 7 (58.33%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) CCSA
5 6 (50.00%) CCNA
5 6 (50.00%) CCIE
5 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 4 (33.33%) SCOM
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) XenApp
8 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (25.00%) VMware
9 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (8.33%) F5
9 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (91.67%) LAN
1 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) DMZ
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 10 (83.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Installations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (58.33%) CCNP
2 6 (50.00%) CCSA
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
2 6 (50.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper