The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 30 April 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 33 37
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.83% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 3.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £360 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £370 £300
% change year-on-year +0.40% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +168.33% -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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 19 32 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.70% 16.75% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 22
Median daily rate £295 £325 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -22.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.85% +31.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Chester

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) BYOD
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (25.00%) logstash
3 1 (25.00%) Kibana
3 1 (25.00%) Webmin
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) BYOD
2 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) VMware