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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 53 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.99% 2.72% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.81% 13.00% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£315 £563 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +67.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £373 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £563 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £280 £305
% change year-on-year
+20.53% -8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -15.38%
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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
86 100 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.96% 20.92% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 19
Average daily rate £288 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £196 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 20
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.81% -22.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SCCM
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (22.22%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
7 2 (22.22%) FCoE
7 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (22.22%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
7 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
7 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
7 2 (22.22%) Ethernet

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) FCoE
2 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) CCA
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) BT