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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 121 108 136
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Contract jobs citing VLAN 15 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.76% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 5.43% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
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£280 £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £21.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +44.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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
479 405 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 13.91% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 205 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Cheshire +7 11 £280 +1.81% 1
Manchester -11 3 £255 - 9
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 14 (60.87%) LAN
5 11 (47.83%) Citrix
6 10 (43.48%) Local Government
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (34.78%) CCNA
8 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) CCNP
9 7 (30.43%) ITIL
9 7 (30.43%) DHCP
9 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
10 6 (26.09%) CCSA
10 6 (26.09%) VPN
10 6 (26.09%) CCIE
11 5 (21.74%) Juniper
11 5 (21.74%) SAN
11 5 (21.74%) BGP
11 5 (21.74%) SCOM
12 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
12 4 (17.39%) SCCM
12 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (17.39%) XenApp
12 4 (17.39%) OSPF

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) WAN
3 14 (60.87%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) DHCP
4 7 (30.43%) DNS
5 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) SAN
6 5 (21.74%) BGP
7 4 (17.39%) OSPF
7 4 (17.39%) SSL
7 4 (17.39%) IPsec
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) TACACS
8 3 (13.04%) NetScreen
9 2 (8.70%) HTTP
9 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
10 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (43.48%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
1 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) BPR
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNA
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
4 6 (26.09%) CCSA
4 6 (26.09%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) MCITP
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) GCIA
7 1 (4.35%) GCIH
7 1 (4.35%) CEH
7 1 (4.35%) CISSP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSA
7 1 (4.35%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Citrix
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
5 5 (21.74%) Juniper
6 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Websense
8 2 (8.70%) Veeam
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.70%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) Dell
9 1 (4.35%) Nokia
9 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) McAfee
9 1 (4.35%) Nortel
9 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
9 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
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