The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 62 80 98
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 1.28% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£500 £400 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +58.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.88% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +57.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
216 234 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.94% 23.01% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Reading region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Reading region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) RIP
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (14.29%) FWSM
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (14.29%) SABSA
6 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 1 (14.29%) COBIT
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) TOGAF

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) RIP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) FWSM
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) SMTP
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IP Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Validation
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Network Design
1 1 (14.29%) DoDAF
1 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
1 1 (14.29%) SABSA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago