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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 117 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 8 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.79% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate £385 £425 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +142.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +38.01%
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
613 725 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.52% 25.62% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 309 237
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 6 £385 - 1
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 24 (64.86%) Cisco
1 24 (64.86%) OSPF
2 21 (56.76%) VPN
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 17 (45.95%) BGP
4 17 (45.95%) LAN
5 14 (37.84%) WAN
6 13 (35.14%) Juniper
7 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
8 11 (29.73%) DNS
8 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
8 11 (29.73%) IPsec
9 10 (27.03%) Ethernet
9 10 (27.03%) MPLS
10 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
11 8 (21.62%) F5
11 8 (21.62%) HSRP
11 8 (21.62%) VRRP
11 8 (21.62%) DHCP
11 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
11 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
12 7 (18.92%) Linux
12 7 (18.92%) SNMP
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (16.22%) Avaya
13 6 (16.22%) Internet
13 6 (16.22%) HP
13 6 (16.22%) High Availability
14 5 (13.51%) Radio Access Network

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) OSPF
2 21 (56.76%) VPN
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 17 (45.95%) BGP
4 17 (45.95%) LAN
5 14 (37.84%) WAN
6 11 (29.73%) DNS
6 11 (29.73%) IPsec
6 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.03%) Ethernet
7 10 (27.03%) MPLS
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (21.62%) DHCP
8 8 (21.62%) HSRP
8 8 (21.62%) VRRP
9 7 (18.92%) SNMP
10 6 (16.22%) Internet
11 5 (13.51%) 3G
11 5 (13.51%) 802.11
11 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Transmission Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) IP Design Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) 802.1X
1 5 (13.51%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) High Availability
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.11%) V-Model
4 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.41%) Case Management
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.70%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (2.70%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (2.70%) Presales
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) CCNP
2 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CCIE
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCEA
5 1 (2.70%) CCEE
5 1 (2.70%) CCENT
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) Juniper
3 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
4 8 (21.62%) F5
5 6 (16.22%) Avaya
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Aruba
6 5 (13.51%) Brocade
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) NetScout
6 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Huawei
9 2 (5.41%) Nokia
9 2 (5.41%) Nortel
10 1 (2.70%) Citrix
10 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
10 1 (2.70%) Mitel
10 1 (2.70%) ProCurve