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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 123 110 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 13 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.66% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 4.96% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£280 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £319 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +10.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-24.13% +81.25%
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
448 383 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.29% 13.23% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 179 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -1 9 £280 +1.81% 1
Manchester -9 2 £255 - 3
Lancashire -12 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (73.08%) LAN
1 19 (73.08%) WAN
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) DHCP
4 12 (46.15%) VPN
5 11 (42.31%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (34.62%) BGP
7 9 (34.62%) VMware
7 9 (34.62%) Juniper
7 9 (34.62%) CCNP
8 8 (30.77%) Windows
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (30.77%) Local Government
9 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (26.92%) Wireless
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) SAN
9 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) SCOM
11 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
11 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
11 5 (19.23%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (19.23%) CCNA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) LAN
1 19 (73.08%) WAN
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) DHCP
4 12 (46.15%) VPN
5 9 (34.62%) BGP
6 7 (26.92%) Wireless
6 7 (26.92%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (19.23%) Internet
8 5 (19.23%) DMZ
9 4 (15.38%) OSPF
9 4 (15.38%) IPsec
9 4 (15.38%) SSL
9 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (11.54%) NetScreen
10 3 (11.54%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (30.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Storage Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Technician
5 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Firmware
2 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
1 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) CCIE
4 4 (15.38%) CCSA
5 3 (11.54%) MCSE
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) CEH
7 1 (3.85%) MCITP
7 1 (3.85%) GCIA
7 1 (3.85%) GCIH
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Dell
5 4 (15.38%) F5
5 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Websense
6 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Veeam
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee
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