The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 85 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 4.11% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.78 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +49.54%
VLAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
189 146 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.83% 12.21% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 48
Average daily rate £309 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
VLAN
North West

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
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