The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 64 59 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 3.30% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
- +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+45.05% -35.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
163 91 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.87% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 45 22
Average daily rate £325 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Birmingham region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Birmingham region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) FCoE
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) FCoE
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
2 1 (20.00%) Tru64
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Hitachi
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Novell
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) EMC