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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 113 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 12 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.62% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.79% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £175 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -54.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
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
726 646 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.16% 22.41% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 207
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +4 4 - - 3
Slough 0 3 £425 -5.55%
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (85.37%) Cisco
2 34 (82.93%) Firewall
3 31 (75.61%) VPN
4 30 (73.17%) Linux
5 19 (46.34%) CheckPoint
6 18 (43.90%) OSPF
7 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (39.02%) Juniper
8 16 (39.02%) LAN
8 16 (39.02%) WAN
9 15 (36.59%) RIP
10 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (29.27%) IPsec
11 12 (29.27%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
12 11 (26.83%) SNMP
13 10 (24.39%) VoIP
13 10 (24.39%) Windows
13 10 (24.39%) Citrix
14 9 (21.95%) CCIE
14 9 (21.95%) Load Balancing
15 8 (19.51%) VMware
15 8 (19.51%) Network Management
15 8 (19.51%) CCNA
15 8 (19.51%) SAN
15 8 (19.51%) Firmware
15 8 (19.51%) Internet
15 8 (19.51%) ITIL
15 8 (19.51%) Ethernet
15 8 (19.51%) NetScaler

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) Apache
3 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (82.93%) Firewall
2 31 (75.61%) VPN
3 18 (43.90%) OSPF
4 16 (39.02%) LAN
4 16 (39.02%) WAN
5 15 (36.59%) RIP
6 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (29.27%) IPsec
8 11 (26.83%) SNMP
9 10 (24.39%) VoIP
10 8 (19.51%) Ethernet
10 8 (19.51%) SAN
10 8 (19.51%) Internet
10 8 (19.51%) NetScaler
11 7 (17.07%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (17.07%) BGP
11 7 (17.07%) DNS
12 6 (14.63%) ISDN
12 6 (14.63%) Network Security
12 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) DB2
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Design Engineer
1 15 (36.59%) IP Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) CentOS
3 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (9.76%) AIX
4 4 (9.76%) SUSE
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) HPUX
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (21.95%) Load Balancing
3 8 (19.51%) Network Management
3 8 (19.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 7 (17.07%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Line Management
6 2 (4.88%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.95%) CCIE
3 8 (19.51%) CCNA
4 4 (9.76%) CCDP
4 4 (9.76%) CISSP
4 4 (9.76%) CCSP
4 4 (9.76%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) CCNP
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (4.88%) MCSA
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Firmware
2 7 (17.07%) vSphere
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.76%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.32%) XenApp
5 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.76%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) CheckPoint
3 16 (39.02%) Juniper
4 10 (24.39%) Citrix
5 8 (19.51%) VMware
6 7 (17.07%) F5
7 6 (14.63%) Radware
7 6 (14.63%) Redback
7 6 (14.63%) Nokia
8 5 (12.20%) IBM
8 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 4 (9.76%) HP
9 4 (9.76%) CA
9 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
9 4 (9.76%) Splunk
10 3 (7.32%) 3PAR
10 3 (7.32%) Brocade
10 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
10 3 (7.32%) ProCurve
11 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
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