The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 113 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.03% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +62.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £259 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.14% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%
VLAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
646 681 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.62% 26.85% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Berkshire region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 3 £500 +25.00%
Slough - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN.

1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 12 (80.00%) Juniper
4 9 (60.00%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) CCIE
6 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
7 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (40.00%) RIP
7 6 (40.00%) MPLS
7 6 (40.00%) OSPF
7 6 (40.00%) BGP
8 5 (33.33%) IPsec
8 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 5 (33.33%) ATM
9 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (26.67%) HSPA
9 4 (26.67%) LTE
9 4 (26.67%) Network Security
9 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (26.67%) Broadband
9 4 (26.67%) GPRS
9 4 (26.67%) GSM
9 4 (26.67%) ADSL
9 4 (26.67%) SDH
9 4 (26.67%) UMTS
9 4 (26.67%) VoIP
9 4 (26.67%) Internet

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 8 (53.33%) DNS
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) OSPF
5 6 (40.00%) BGP
5 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 6 (40.00%) RIP
6 5 (33.33%) ATM
6 5 (33.33%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) VRRP
7 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) HSPA
7 4 (26.67%) LTE
7 4 (26.67%) Broadband
7 4 (26.67%) GPRS
7 4 (26.67%) GSM
7 4 (26.67%) SDH
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) SABSA
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) DoDAF
2 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Juniper
3 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (26.67%) Ericsson
4 4 (26.67%) Huawei
4 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Radware
6 1 (6.67%) Nokia
6 1 (6.67%) Redback
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet