The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / North West
Rank 110 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 26 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.89% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.55% 5.91% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 11
Median daily rate £338 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £206 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £548 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £24.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -37.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.66% -25.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 575 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.05% 15.06% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 324 211
Median daily rate £383 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 13 £338 -3.57% 4
Cheshire +14 12 £338 -25.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 30 (61.22%) Firewall
2 25 (51.02%) Cisco
3 20 (40.82%) LAN
4 18 (36.73%) WAN
4 18 (36.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (36.73%) Windows
4 18 (36.73%) DNS
5 15 (30.61%) VPN
5 15 (30.61%) DHCP
5 15 (30.61%) VMware
6 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
7 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
8 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
9 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.37%) Citrix
10 9 (18.37%) CCNA
10 9 (18.37%) Network Design
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (16.33%) OSPF
11 8 (16.33%) VoIP
12 7 (14.29%) CCNP
12 7 (14.29%) F5
13 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (12.24%) XenApp
13 6 (12.24%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.04%) JBoss
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (61.22%) Firewall
2 20 (40.82%) LAN
3 18 (36.73%) DNS
3 18 (36.73%) TCP/IP
3 18 (36.73%) WAN
4 15 (30.61%) DHCP
4 15 (30.61%) VPN
5 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (16.33%) OSPF
5 8 (16.33%) VoIP
6 6 (12.24%) BGP
6 6 (12.24%) Network Security
7 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
7 5 (10.20%) Internet
7 5 (10.20%) MPLS
7 5 (10.20%) Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.16%) SMTP
8 4 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Local Government
2 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Designer
3 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support
6 2 (4.08%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Driving Licence
3 4 (8.16%) NHS
4 2 (4.08%) BYOD
4 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.16%) Linux
6 3 (6.12%) VMS
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) Unix
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Network Design
2 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.16%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Security Hardening
2 4 (8.16%) Server Building
3 3 (6.12%) Application Performance Management
3 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.12%) SIEM
4 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Change Management
5 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.04%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.37%) CCNA
3 7 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) CCDP
4 3 (6.12%) CCIE
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) MCSE
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.04%) CISM
6 1 (2.04%) CISSP
6 1 (2.04%) CWNA
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
6 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) XenApp
3 5 (10.20%) ProxySG
4 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.04%) vSphere
5 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.12%) QRadar
3 2 (4.08%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Kibana
4 1 (2.04%) logstash
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) Webmin
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Cisco
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 7 (14.29%) F5
6 6 (12.24%) NetApp
7 5 (10.20%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle
8 4 (8.16%) AppDynamics
8 4 (8.16%) Juniper
9 3 (6.12%) AlienVault
9 3 (6.12%) ArcSight
9 3 (6.12%) Qualys
9 3 (6.12%) Splunk
10 2 (4.08%) Ericsson
10 2 (4.08%) HP
10 2 (4.08%) ZyXEL
11 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.04%) Lotus
11 1 (2.04%) Red Hat