The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 19 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.22% 5.73% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 22.50% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £326
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 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 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.78% 25.48% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 13
Average daily rate £263 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 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 £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VLAN
Cheshire

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 30 July 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) Local Government
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) VPN
5 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) SCOM
7 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 5 (33.33%) Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) XenApp
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (33.33%) BGP
7 5 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (33.33%) Firmware
7 5 (33.33%) DMZ
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) Internet
4 5 (33.33%) DMZ
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (53.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Firmware
2 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCSA
2 2 (13.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft