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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 135 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 13 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.43% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 3.52% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £30.63 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -27.54%
VLAN
England

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
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Cheshire -18 5 £202 -38.00% 2
Merseyside - 5 - - 1
Manchester -9 3 £200 -55.55% 4
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 19 (50.00%) Windows
4 17 (44.74%) DHCP
4 17 (44.74%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) LAN
6 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) SAN
7 13 (34.21%) WAN
8 11 (28.95%) DNS
8 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
9 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (26.32%) CCNA
10 9 (23.68%) VPN
10 9 (23.68%) NetApp
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.05%) HP
11 8 (21.05%) Citrix
11 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (18.42%) Local Government
12 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.42%) UNIX
13 6 (15.79%) MCSE
13 6 (15.79%) ITIL
13 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
14 5 (13.16%) Migration
14 5 (13.16%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (7.89%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) DHCP
3 15 (39.47%) LAN
4 14 (36.84%) SAN
5 13 (34.21%) WAN
6 11 (28.95%) DNS
7 9 (23.68%) VPN
8 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
10 5 (13.16%) Wireless
11 4 (10.53%) VoIP
11 4 (10.53%) MPLS
11 4 (10.53%) OSPF
11 4 (10.53%) BGP
11 4 (10.53%) IPsec
11 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (10.53%) HSRP
11 4 (10.53%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (18.42%) Local Government
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Network Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Design Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Technician
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) FlexPod Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.26%) Smartcard
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.26%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) Solaris
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 4 (10.53%) AIX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 4 (10.53%) Network Management
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.63%) SIEM
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
7 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.63%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Ruby
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNA
3 6 (15.79%) MCSE
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCA
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.89%) CCEA
5 3 (7.89%) MCSD
6 2 (5.26%) CCIE
6 2 (5.26%) CCNP
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) NCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
7 1 (2.63%) CISSP
7 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) NFS
4 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) iptables
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.63%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) Samba
5 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) BladeLogic
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Opsview
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 17 (44.74%) VMware
3 9 (23.68%) NetApp
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) HP
4 8 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) Juniper
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.63%) AppSense
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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