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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 135 147 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs citing VLAN 21 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 3.04% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 8
Median daily rate £350 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £241 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £253
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +38.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £20.25 £13.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -69.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
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
539 592 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.20% 13.20% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 336 274
Median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 19 £356 -10.93% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) DNS
2 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 21 (61.76%) Firewall
4 20 (58.82%) VMware
4 20 (58.82%) DHCP
5 15 (44.12%) LAN
5 15 (44.12%) WAN
6 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
7 12 (35.29%) Cisco
8 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
8 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
9 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
9 9 (26.47%) Citrix
9 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (26.47%) Linux
9 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
9 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
10 8 (23.53%) MS Office
10 8 (23.53%) SQL
10 8 (23.53%) Oracle
10 8 (23.53%) CCNA
10 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
11 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (20.59%) SAN
11 7 (20.59%) VPN
11 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
12 6 (17.65%) WLAN

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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.88%) Liferay
5 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.94%) Apache
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Infor M3
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) DNS
2 21 (61.76%) Firewall
3 20 (58.82%) DHCP
4 15 (44.12%) LAN
4 15 (44.12%) WAN
5 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.59%) SAN
6 7 (20.59%) VPN
7 6 (17.65%) WLAN
8 5 (14.71%) SMTP
9 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (8.82%) Internet
10 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
10 3 (8.82%) VoIP
11 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
11 2 (5.88%) MPLS
11 2 (5.88%) OSPF
11 2 (5.88%) SNMP
11 2 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Designer
2 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (8.82%) Network Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.82%) AIX
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) ERP
2 5 (14.71%) Server Building
3 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Open Source
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Service Design
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CCNA
3 6 (17.65%) MCSE
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
4 6 (17.65%) XenApp
5 4 (11.76%) vSphere
6 3 (8.82%) Xen
7 2 (5.88%) NFS
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.94%) vMotion
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Cisco
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle
6 5 (14.71%) HP
7 4 (11.76%) Juniper
8 3 (8.82%) IBM
8 3 (8.82%) Lotus
8 3 (8.82%) NetApp
8 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.88%) F5
9 2 (5.88%) Infor
9 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.88%) MuleSoft
9 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.88%) Sun
9 2 (5.88%) Veeam
10 1 (2.94%) arcserve
10 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards