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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 124 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing VLAN 23 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 2.46% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£390 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Average hourly rate £24.07 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.00%
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
461 366 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.41% 13.26% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 157 150
Average daily rate £350 £315 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £552 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 58
Average hourly rate £18.32 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.95% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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
Cheshire +1 11 £203 -37.69% 3
Manchester -6 6 £395 -24.76% 3
Cumbria - 3 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (48.65%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) Windows
4 16 (43.24%) CCNA
5 15 (40.54%) LAN
5 15 (40.54%) WAN
6 14 (37.84%) VMware
7 13 (35.14%) DHCP
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
9 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (24.32%) Citrix
10 9 (24.32%) SAN
10 9 (24.32%) Local Government
11 8 (21.62%) HP
11 8 (21.62%) VPN
11 8 (21.62%) DNS
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 7 (18.92%) MCSE
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (18.92%) NetApp
12 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
14 5 (13.51%) SQL Server

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) LAN
2 15 (40.54%) WAN
3 13 (35.14%) DHCP
4 9 (24.32%) SAN
5 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 8 (21.62%) DNS
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (13.51%) MPLS
7 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
7 5 (13.51%) Wireless
8 4 (10.81%) OSPF
8 4 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (8.11%) NAS
10 2 (5.41%) iSCSI
10 2 (5.41%) Internet
10 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
10 2 (5.41%) HTTP
11 1 (2.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (24.32%) Local Government
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Architect
2 4 (10.81%) Analyst
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Design Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Network Technician
4 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) UNIX Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Smartcard
1 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.41%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.70%) MPEG
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) IPTV
2 1 (2.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
3 4 (10.81%) Solaris
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) AIX
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Change Control
5 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
7 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) MCSE
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) MCSD
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) CCIE
5 3 (8.11%) CCA
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (8.11%) CCEA
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) CCSA
6 2 (5.41%) NCIE
7 1 (2.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) NFS
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.70%) Samba
4 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) MOM
3 1 (2.70%) Nagios
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) Citrix
5 8 (21.62%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) NetApp
7 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.11%) Juniper
8 3 (8.11%) EMC
9 1 (2.70%) Nortel
9 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.70%) Dell
9 1 (2.70%) Nokia
9 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.70%) AppSense
9 1 (2.70%) Redback
9 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
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