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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 60 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 16 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.62% 0.46% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 2.14% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £418 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.24 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
VLAN
Berkshire

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
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) BGP
3 21 (61.76%) OSPF
4 20 (58.82%) Juniper
4 20 (58.82%) CheckPoint
4 20 (58.82%) VPN
5 19 (55.88%) LAN
5 19 (55.88%) Firewall
6 16 (47.06%) TCP/IP
6 16 (47.06%) Load Balancing
6 16 (47.06%) F5
7 14 (41.18%) MPLS
8 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
9 10 (29.41%) WebEx
9 10 (29.41%) WAN
10 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.65%) DNS
12 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
12 6 (17.65%) Huawei
13 5 (14.71%) Network Design
13 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (14.71%) CCNP
13 5 (14.71%) VRRP
14 4 (11.76%) HP
14 4 (11.76%) SSL
14 4 (11.76%) Linux
14 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (11.76%) Migration

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) BGP
2 21 (61.76%) OSPF
3 20 (58.82%) VPN
4 19 (55.88%) Firewall
4 19 (55.88%) LAN
5 16 (47.06%) TCP/IP
6 14 (41.18%) MPLS
7 10 (29.41%) WAN
7 10 (29.41%) WebEx
8 6 (17.65%) DNS
8 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (14.71%) VRRP
10 4 (11.76%) HSRP
10 4 (11.76%) SSL
10 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (8.82%) DWDM
11 3 (8.82%) Junos
11 3 (8.82%) SNMP
11 3 (8.82%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) GIS
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Designer
6 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.71%) Network Design
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) High Availability
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Network Management
5 2 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (5.88%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) CCEA
5 1 (2.94%) CCEE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 20 (58.82%) CheckPoint
2 20 (58.82%) Juniper
3 16 (47.06%) F5
4 6 (17.65%) Huawei
5 4 (11.76%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) ComArch
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (5.88%) Nortel
7 2 (5.88%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.94%) Aruba
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Brocade
8 1 (2.94%) Micro Focus
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.94%) NetScout