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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 66 76 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 0.41% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +88.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £319 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
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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
245 243 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.59% 24.50% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 101
Average daily rate £390 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) RIP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) SMTP
5 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) FWSM
6 1 (16.67%) Perl
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (16.67%) ATM
6 1 (16.67%) HTTPS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) RIP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) SMTP
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) ATM
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 2 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) DoDAF
1 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
1 1 (16.67%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet