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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 126 116 137
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 15 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.65% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 5.09% 1.35%
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 £255 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.31% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +10.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%
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
464 373 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.98% 12.81% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 185 184
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £525 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 61
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 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 2 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 +12 11 £280 +1.81% 1
Manchester -2 2 £255 - 10
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) LAN
2 17 (68.00%) WAN
2 17 (68.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) Citrix
4 10 (40.00%) DNS
4 10 (40.00%) DHCP
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (40.00%) Local Government
5 9 (36.00%) CCNP
5 9 (36.00%) VPN
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (28.00%) BGP
7 7 (28.00%) VMware
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL
7 7 (28.00%) Juniper
7 7 (28.00%) CCNA
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) CCIE
8 6 (24.00%) CCSA
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (24.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (20.00%) XenApp
9 5 (20.00%) Wireless
9 5 (20.00%) SAN
10 4 (16.00%) SSL
10 4 (16.00%) IPsec
10 4 (16.00%) OSPF
10 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) LAN
1 17 (68.00%) WAN
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) DHCP
2 10 (40.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) VPN
4 7 (28.00%) BGP
5 5 (20.00%) SAN
5 5 (20.00%) Wireless
6 4 (16.00%) IPsec
6 4 (16.00%) OSPF
6 4 (16.00%) SSL
7 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.00%) DMZ
7 3 (12.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) TACACS
7 3 (12.00%) NetScreen
7 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (40.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Commissioning Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.00%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
2 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
1 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) BPR
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) CCNA
4 6 (24.00%) CCIE
4 6 (24.00%) CCSA
5 3 (12.00%) MCSE
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.00%) MCITP
7 1 (4.00%) GCIA
7 1 (4.00%) GCIH
7 1 (4.00%) CEH
7 1 (4.00%) CISSP
7 1 (4.00%) MCSA
7 1 (4.00%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) Citrix
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.00%) EMC
6 3 (12.00%) Websense
6 3 (12.00%) HP
7 2 (8.00%) Dell
7 2 (8.00%) Veeam
7 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.00%) F5
8 1 (4.00%) Huawei
8 1 (4.00%) Symantec
8 1 (4.00%) McAfee
8 1 (4.00%) IBM
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) NetApp
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