Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 92 106
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -20
Contract jobs citing VLAN 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 3.03% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £194 £233 £210
90th Percentile £347 £418 £575
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +51.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -44.44%
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year -37.78% +63.64% -55.28%

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 184 231 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.82% 15.95% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 145 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £242 £231
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +12 2 £280 -30.00%
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) CWNA
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM

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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CWNA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Perfmon
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (50.00%) VMware