Period
to 26 May 2018

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 6 months to 26 May 2018 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
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 64 95
Rank change year-on-year -26 +31 -3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 1.34% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 8.98% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 8
Cheshire median daily rate - £349 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.94% +109.88%
North West median daily rate £413 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00% +77.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% +33.33% -41.46%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 168 167 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.79% 14.95% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 232
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £263
90th Percentile £540 £500 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year +0.13% -3.50% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -32.63% +31.94%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.95 £15.92
90th Percentile £40.63 £65.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 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 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 2 - -
Warrington -9 2 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Local Government
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (20.00%) DMZ
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp

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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) SAP HANA Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Hitachi
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) Samsung
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Sun