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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 101 85 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.09% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £259 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -14.72%
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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
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) iSCSI
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) Xen
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) NFS
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) Xen
3 3 (30.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) Huawei
6 1 (10.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) BT