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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 130 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 15 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.17% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 1.33% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£326 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.63 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £21.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £31.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £23.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.01% -28.46%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Manchester - 6 £450 - 4
Cheshire -2 5 £202 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Windows
4 14 (43.75%) LAN
4 14 (43.75%) WAN
4 14 (43.75%) VMware
5 13 (40.63%) DHCP
6 12 (37.50%) SAN
7 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (31.25%) VPN
7 10 (31.25%) DNS
8 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
9 8 (25.00%) Citrix
9 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (18.75%) ITIL
11 6 (18.75%) UNIX
11 6 (18.75%) BGP
11 6 (18.75%) Juniper
11 6 (18.75%) HP
11 6 (18.75%) NetApp
12 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
12 5 (15.63%) MCSE
12 5 (15.63%) IPsec
12 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (12.50%) HSRP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) LAN
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
3 13 (40.63%) DHCP
4 12 (37.50%) SAN
5 10 (31.25%) VPN
5 10 (31.25%) DNS
6 6 (18.75%) BGP
7 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
7 5 (15.63%) IPsec
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.50%) HSRP
8 4 (12.50%) GLBP
8 4 (12.50%) OSPF
8 4 (12.50%) Wireless
8 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.50%) VoIP
9 3 (9.38%) MPLS
9 3 (9.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.50%) Local Government
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Network Technician
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Design Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) FlexPod Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) UNIX
3 4 (12.50%) AIX
3 4 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) CentOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 4 (12.50%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.13%) Information Security
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) SIEM
6 1 (3.13%) Time Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby
2 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) CCA
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCEA
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) MCSD
5 2 (6.25%) NCIE
5 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (3.13%) CCSA
6 1 (3.13%) CISSP
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.38%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) iptables
4 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Opsview
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.13%) MOM
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) Juniper
5 6 (18.75%) NetApp
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) Huawei
8 1 (3.13%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy