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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 85 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% - 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% - 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £23.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.01% -28.46%
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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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
211 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.77% 10.45% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 51 57
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
6 2 (20.00%) Huawei
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) MPLS
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
7 1 (10.00%) IPsec
7 1 (10.00%) Network Design
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Architect
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Huawei
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft