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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 79 74
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.88% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £360 £393 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £358 £310
% change year-on-year +10.48% +15.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

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 97 160 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.40% 17.45% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 111 63
Median daily rate £360 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 21
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 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 25 June 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 +17 1 £360 -10.00%
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) BYOD
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Perfmon
3 1 (14.29%) Kibana
3 1 (14.29%) logstash
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
3 1 (14.29%) Webmin
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds