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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 91 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.082% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 0.65% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£395 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.76% +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.15% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.03 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.92% -50.26%
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
214 153 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.74% 12.60% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 63 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.65 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
VLAN
North West

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) CCNA
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
5 5 (35.71%) NetApp
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
7 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) OSPF
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) SAN
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Xen
3 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.14%) Nokia
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Nortel
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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