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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 64 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% 1.61% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 7.14% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £465 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £334
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -52.85%
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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
191 224 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.63% 22.49% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 75 73
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.38 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.83% -4.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) CCIE
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) RIP
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (20.00%) Radware
7 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (20.00%) Redback
7 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (20.00%) CCDP
7 2 (20.00%) CISSP
7 2 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) Nokia
7 2 (20.00%) SNMP
7 2 (20.00%) CCSP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) RIP
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (20.00%) FWSM
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (10.00%) xDSL
5 1 (10.00%) MRTG
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) FDDI
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Network Management
1 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (20.00%) CCSP
3 2 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 2 (20.00%) Redback
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) Radware
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) IBM