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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 142 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing VLAN 14 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 3.46% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -28.57%
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
506 405 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.03% 13.03% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 173 130
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -14 4 £202 -37.84% 1
Merseyside - 4 - - 2
Manchester -7 3 £200 -55.55% 4
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (61.11%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) Windows
3 19 (52.78%) Firewall
4 18 (50.00%) VMware
5 16 (44.44%) DHCP
6 15 (41.67%) LAN
6 15 (41.67%) SAN
7 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (30.56%) DNS
8 11 (30.56%) WAN
9 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) NetApp
9 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (25.00%) VPN
10 9 (25.00%) CCNA
11 8 (22.22%) HP
11 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (19.44%) Citrix
12 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
12 7 (19.44%) UNIX
13 6 (16.67%) MCSE
13 6 (16.67%) ITIL
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (16.67%) Local Government
14 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
14 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (13.89%) Migration
14 5 (13.89%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) DHCP
3 15 (41.67%) LAN
3 15 (41.67%) SAN
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
4 11 (30.56%) WAN
5 9 (25.00%) VPN
6 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
7 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
7 5 (13.89%) Wireless
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.11%) HSRP
8 4 (11.11%) GLBP
8 4 (11.11%) VoIP
8 4 (11.11%) MPLS
8 4 (11.11%) OSPF
8 4 (11.11%) BGP
8 4 (11.11%) IPsec
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (16.67%) Local Government
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Technician
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.56%) FlexPod
1 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.56%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) UNIX
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Solaris
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.11%) AIX
4 4 (11.11%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.78%) SIEM
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.78%) Security Management
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
7 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (16.67%) MCSE
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) CCA
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (8.33%) CCEA
5 3 (8.33%) MCSD
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) NCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) NFS
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Xen
5 1 (2.78%) Samba
5 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.78%) iptables
5 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) MOM
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) Opsview
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) NetApp
4 8 (22.22%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) Citrix
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.78%) AppSense
8 1 (2.78%) Remedy
8 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) MobileIron