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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 157 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 12 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.49% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 3.33% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
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£425 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £290 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +42.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £31.78
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -13.46%
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
546 451 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.54% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 232 180
Average daily rate £385 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £444 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 48
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 -15 6 £463 +81.37% 2
Cheshire -21 3 £202 -28.03% 3
Merseyside - 3 £425 - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) VMware
3 13 (48.15%) Firewall
3 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 12 (44.44%) DNS
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 9 (33.33%) WAN
6 9 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (29.63%) LAN
7 8 (29.63%) CCNA
7 8 (29.63%) SAN
8 7 (25.93%) NetApp
8 7 (25.93%) Citrix
8 7 (25.93%) VPN
8 7 (25.93%) iSCSI
8 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (18.52%) BGP
9 5 (18.52%) HP
9 5 (18.52%) Juniper
9 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
10 4 (14.81%) vSphere
10 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
10 4 (14.81%) Xen
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) DHCP
1 13 (48.15%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) DNS
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
4 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 8 (29.63%) LAN
5 7 (25.93%) iSCSI
5 7 (25.93%) VPN
6 5 (18.52%) BGP
7 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
7 4 (14.81%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (14.81%) Wireless
7 4 (14.81%) IPsec
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (11.11%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) VoIP
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (11.11%) HSRP
8 3 (11.11%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.70%) ICT Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 3 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Build Automation
4 1 (3.70%) Server Building
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) C
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) MCSA
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (11.11%) CCNP
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) NFS
3 4 (14.81%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) NetApp
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Huawei
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) BT
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) F5
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