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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 107 122 132
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.17% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
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£285 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £400 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.78 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +49.54%
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
655 683 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.91% 26.85% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 222 223
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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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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 +9 4 £500 +25.00% 3
Slough - 3 £280 - 3
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £285 - 2
Wokingham - - - -
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) Juniper
4 12 (60.00%) VPN
5 11 (55.00%) DNS
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (35.00%) CCIE
8 7 (35.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) OSPF
9 6 (30.00%) BGP
9 6 (30.00%) RIP
10 5 (25.00%) MPLS
10 5 (25.00%) IPsec
10 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 5 (25.00%) VMware
11 4 (20.00%) Network Security
11 4 (20.00%) Internet
11 4 (20.00%) IIS
11 4 (20.00%) Windows
11 4 (20.00%) ATM
12 3 (15.00%) Broadband
12 3 (15.00%) GPRS
12 3 (15.00%) GSM
12 3 (15.00%) SDH
12 3 (15.00%) UMTS
12 3 (15.00%) VoIP
12 3 (15.00%) ADSL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 11 (55.00%) DNS
4 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) OSPF
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) RIP
6 5 (25.00%) IPsec
6 5 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) Internet
7 4 (20.00%) ATM
8 3 (15.00%) Broadband
8 3 (15.00%) GPRS
8 3 (15.00%) GSM
8 3 (15.00%) SDH
8 3 (15.00%) UMTS
8 3 (15.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) SUSE
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) SABSA
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) DoDAF
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Release Management
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCIE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (35.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Huawei
6 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (15.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (10.00%) F5
8 1 (5.00%) Splunk
8 1 (5.00%) Redback
8 1 (5.00%) Radware
8 1 (5.00%) Nokia
8 1 (5.00%) CA
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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