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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / North West
Rank 102 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 32 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 0.76% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 5.12% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
Median daily rate £341 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £201 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.56 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +100.00%

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
415 586 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.83% 14.93% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 320 193
Median daily rate £390 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Cheshire +21 17 £338 -25.00% 2
Manchester +23 14 £410 -8.88% 5
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 40 (75.47%) Firewall
2 28 (52.83%) DNS
3 27 (50.94%) DHCP
3 27 (50.94%) Windows
4 26 (49.06%) LAN
4 26 (49.06%) Cisco
5 24 (45.28%) WAN
6 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
7 22 (41.51%) VMware
8 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
8 17 (32.08%) VPN
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (24.53%) Citrix
10 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
11 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
12 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
12 11 (20.75%) Oracle
12 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.75%) CCNA
13 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
13 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (16.98%) Server Building
14 9 (16.98%) SMTP
15 8 (15.09%) VoIP
15 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (15.09%) XenApp

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 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (75.47%) Firewall
2 28 (52.83%) DNS
3 27 (50.94%) DHCP
4 26 (49.06%) LAN
5 24 (45.28%) WAN
6 17 (32.08%) TCP/IP
6 17 (32.08%) VPN
7 9 (16.98%) SMTP
8 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (15.09%) VoIP
9 7 (13.21%) OSPF
10 6 (11.32%) SAN
10 6 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (11.32%) Wireless
11 5 (9.43%) Ethernet
11 5 (9.43%) Network Security
12 4 (7.55%) BGP
12 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
12 4 (7.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
General
1 2 (3.77%) Local Government
2 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Designer
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.55%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) BYOD
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.43%) Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Unix
8 1 (1.89%) AIX
8 1 (1.89%) CentOS
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Server Building
2 8 (15.09%) Network Design
3 6 (11.32%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL
6 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.77%) ERP
6 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.89%) Change Management
7 1 (1.89%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.89%) Project Management
7 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.89%) SOA
7 1 (1.89%) Validation
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.75%) CCNA
3 7 (13.21%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) CCDP
5 3 (5.66%) CCIE
5 3 (5.66%) MCSE
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) CWNA
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.09%) XenApp
5 5 (9.43%) ProxySG
6 2 (3.77%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.89%) NFS
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) Xen
7 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) Kibana
3 1 (1.89%) logstash
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Webmin
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) VMware
3 13 (24.53%) Citrix
4 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) Oracle
5 7 (13.21%) F5
5 7 (13.21%) NetApp
6 5 (9.43%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.66%) HP
8 2 (3.77%) Lotus
8 2 (3.77%) Sun
9 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.89%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.89%) Infor
9 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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