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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 61 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 1.96% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £373 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.24% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £415 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +38.01%
VLAN
West Midlands

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
131 153 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.99% 18.87% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 96 40
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £280 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) H.323
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) FortiGate
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) CCDP
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Nagios
6 1 (16.67%) Unix
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) H.323
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCDP
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (33.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
2 1 (16.67%) Meru Networks