The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 64 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.12% 1.63% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 8.29% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £360 £475 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +134.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £375 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -13.33% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -57.14%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 69 193 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.92% 19.67% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 123 73
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Cheshire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Cheshire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in Cheshire

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Cheshire

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +14 3 £360 +2.85%
Warrington +17 2 £338 -32.50%
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 17 (85.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 13 (65.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) DHCP
6 8 (40.00%) VoIP
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (35.00%) CCNA
7 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 5 (25.00%) CCNP
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless
9 5 (25.00%) Network Design
10 4 (20.00%) Local Government
10 4 (20.00%) Network Security
10 4 (20.00%) NHS
10 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (15.00%) Internet
11 3 (15.00%) OSPF
11 3 (15.00%) BGP
11 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
11 3 (15.00%) H.323

VLAN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 9 (45.00%) DHCP
4 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) VoIP
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (15.00%) BGP
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (15.00%) H.323
9 3 (15.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) OSPF
9 3 (15.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) BYOD
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CWNA
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Kibana
3 1 (5.00%) logstash
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Perfmon
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds