The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 25 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.82% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.54% 2.00% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +19.07%
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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 Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
114 50 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.47% 13.85% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 23
Average daily rate £335 £273 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.93% -17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 19 (82.61%) ITIL
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) WatchGuard
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (73.91%) XenServer
3 17 (73.91%) Citrix
4 15 (65.22%) VoIP
4 15 (65.22%) ISO 9001
4 15 (65.22%) Cisco
4 15 (65.22%) Kindle
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) VPN
5 6 (26.09%) MPLS
6 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) ISDN
8 3 (13.04%) SSL
8 3 (13.04%) IPv6
8 3 (13.04%) DNA
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) Juniper
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) Junos
8 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (13.04%) Imperva
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (13.04%) Multicast
9 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) VoIP
3 6 (26.09%) VPN
3 6 (26.09%) MPLS
4 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.04%) ISDN
5 3 (13.04%) SSL
5 3 (13.04%) IPv6
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Junos
5 3 (13.04%) Multicast
6 1 (4.35%) DWDM
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (8.70%) IT Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) DNA
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) XenServer
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) WatchGuard
2 17 (73.91%) Citrix
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Imperva
6 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) SAP