The first table below looks at the demand for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 81 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing VLAN 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.87% 0.77% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.54% 5.41% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate £125 £325 £184
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +76.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.80%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.17% 14.33% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £32.30 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VLAN
England

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lincolnshire - 8 £125 -
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £125 -66.66% 1
Leicestershire -11 2 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) LAN
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) WAN
4 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) DHCP
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Internet
8 3 (15.00%) MPLS
8 3 (15.00%) OSPF
8 3 (15.00%) TACACS
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) MPLS
6 3 (15.00%) OSPF
6 3 (15.00%) TACACS
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.00%) Broadband
8 1 (5.00%) ISDN
8 1 (5.00%) VoIP
8 1 (5.00%) WLAN
8 1 (5.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) SAN
8 1 (5.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Project Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) EDI
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) EDIFACT
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Novell
4 1 (5.00%) VMware