Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 68 86
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18 -3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 1.51% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 10.71% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 9
Cheshire median daily rate £200 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.74% -25.00% +122.22%
10th Percentile £175 £169 £259
90th Percentile £225 £448 £588
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +50.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% -3.47%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.64 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £81.75 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +62.50% +33.33% -38.14%

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 180 168 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.90% 14.07% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 231
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £423 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.53% -3.43% +20.69%
10th Percentile £122 £193 £231
90th Percentile £523 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £406
% change year-on-year -6.31% -1.48% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -4.33% -2.98%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.25 £15.19
90th Percentile £36.00 £23.48 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -4.33% -6.47%

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 25 February 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 0 3 £200 -50.00%
Knutsford - 1 - -
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SAP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) 802.11
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HANA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CWNA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) SAP