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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 28 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.43% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.70% 2.04% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
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 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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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
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.06% 13.39% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 (76.00%) ITIL
1 19 (76.00%) Firewall
2 18 (72.00%) WatchGuard
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) Cisco
3 17 (68.00%) Citrix
3 17 (68.00%) XenServer
4 15 (60.00%) Kindle
4 15 (60.00%) VoIP
4 15 (60.00%) ISO 9001
5 6 (24.00%) MPLS
5 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) VPN
6 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (12.00%) ISDN
8 3 (12.00%) SSL
8 3 (12.00%) IPv6
8 3 (12.00%) DNA
8 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (12.00%) Juniper
8 3 (12.00%) BGP
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) Junos
8 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (12.00%) Multicast
8 3 (12.00%) Imperva
8 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) VoIP
3 6 (24.00%) MPLS
3 6 (24.00%) VPN
4 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (12.00%) BGP
5 3 (12.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) IPv6
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) Junos
5 3 (12.00%) Multicast
5 3 (12.00%) ISDN
6 1 (4.00%) DWDM
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Support
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (8.00%) IT Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Kindle
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
1 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) DNA
2 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.00%) SOA
3 2 (8.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) XenServer
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) WatchGuard
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) Citrix
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper
4 3 (12.00%) Imperva
5 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.00%) Mitel
5 2 (8.00%) HP