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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 100 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 20 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 1.42% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£300 £175 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -68.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £299
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+45.05% -35.00%
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
658 564 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.68% 22.37% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 195 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £148.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 2015. 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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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
Slough - 5 £400 - 2
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
Reading -3 3 - - 7
Maidenhead +5 2 £275 -
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 30 (85.71%) Firewall
2 24 (68.57%) Cisco
3 20 (57.14%) VPN
4 18 (51.43%) Linux
5 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
7 10 (28.57%) LAN
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) WAN
7 10 (28.57%) Juniper
7 10 (28.57%) OSPF
7 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (25.71%) VoIP
8 9 (25.71%) SNMP
9 8 (22.86%) RIP
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
9 8 (22.86%) CCNA
9 8 (22.86%) Citrix
9 8 (22.86%) VMware
9 8 (22.86%) Network Management
10 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) SAN
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.14%) CCIE

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.57%) Lync
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) Firewall
2 20 (57.14%) VPN
3 10 (28.57%) LAN
3 10 (28.57%) WAN
3 10 (28.57%) OSPF
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (25.71%) VoIP
4 9 (25.71%) SNMP
5 8 (22.86%) RIP
6 7 (20.00%) SAN
7 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
7 6 (17.14%) IPsec
8 5 (14.29%) IP Telephony
8 5 (14.29%) ISDN
8 5 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (11.43%) 4G
9 4 (11.43%) FWSM
10 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Design Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) IP Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) CentOS
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
1 8 (22.86%) Network Management
2 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 5 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Resource Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.57%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) Line Management
7 2 (5.71%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) CCIE
4 4 (11.43%) CCSP
4 4 (11.43%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (11.43%) CCDP
4 4 (11.43%) CISSP
5 3 (8.57%) CCNP
6 2 (5.71%) MCSA
6 2 (5.71%) MCITP
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) Firmware
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (14.29%) vSphere
2 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
2 3 (8.57%) Samba
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
1 5 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.57%) WSUS
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (5.71%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Juniper
3 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.43%) F5
6 4 (11.43%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) Redback
6 4 (11.43%) Nokia
6 4 (11.43%) Radware
7 3 (8.57%) Brocade
7 3 (8.57%) ProCurve
7 3 (8.57%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) McAfee
8 2 (5.71%) Websense