The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 122 120 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.37% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£500 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +26.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £326
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VLAN
South East

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 25 July 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 +8 1 £500 +25.00% 3
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - -
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (50.00%) Juniper
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (33.33%) MPLS
6 6 (33.33%) BGP
7 5 (27.78%) OSPF
7 5 (27.78%) IPsec
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) VRRP
7 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
7 5 (27.78%) CCIE
7 5 (27.78%) ATM
7 5 (27.78%) LAN
7 5 (27.78%) VoIP
7 5 (27.78%) Network Security
7 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Huawei
8 4 (22.22%) HSPA
8 4 (22.22%) LTE
8 4 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (22.22%) WAN
8 4 (22.22%) SDH
8 4 (22.22%) UMTS
8 4 (22.22%) Broadband

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) VPN
4 6 (33.33%) MPLS
4 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) IPsec
5 5 (27.78%) VRRP
5 5 (27.78%) Network Security
5 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
5 5 (27.78%) ATM
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 4 (22.22%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) SDH
6 4 (22.22%) UMTS
6 4 (22.22%) Broadband
6 4 (22.22%) GPRS
6 4 (22.22%) GSM
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Validation
2 1 (5.56%) Information Security
2 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
2 1 (5.56%) Network Design
2 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
2 1 (5.56%) DoDAF
2 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
2 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.56%) Release Management
2 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (5.56%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCIE
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Huawei
5 4 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.56%) Mitel
7 1 (5.56%) Redback
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Radware
7 1 (5.56%) Nokia
7 1 (5.56%) Apple
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