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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 67 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 1.09% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 4.62% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +61.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £318 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% -30.00%
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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
190 260 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.99% 23.57% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) RIP
6 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (11.11%) xDSL
7 1 (11.11%) MRTG
7 1 (11.11%) F5
7 1 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) Network Security
7 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (11.11%) Network Planning

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) RIP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (11.11%) xDSL
5 1 (11.11%) MRTG
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) FDDI
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) ISDN
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) PPP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IP Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Change Control
1 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy