The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / South West
Rank 113 130 134
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 17 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 2.95% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £371 £225 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.88% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £196 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £240 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.10% -15.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
331 407 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.04% 13.66% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 261 216
Median daily rate £370 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 47
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +13 10 - -
Bristol +1 3 £331 -
Dorset +6 2 £450 +150.00%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £355 +57.77%
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 22 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (63.33%) CCNA
4 18 (60.00%) Migration
5 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (43.33%) DV Cleared
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL
9 9 (30.00%) WAN
9 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 7 (23.33%) VPN
10 7 (23.33%) LAN
10 7 (23.33%) Firewall
11 6 (20.00%) Six Sigma
11 6 (20.00%) Juniper
12 5 (16.67%) DHCP
12 5 (16.67%) Service Management
13 4 (13.33%) MPLS
13 4 (13.33%) OSPF
13 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
13 4 (13.33%) VoIP
13 4 (13.33%) DNS
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
14 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
14 3 (10.00%) VMware

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) VPN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) MPLS
4 4 (13.33%) OSPF
4 4 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (13.33%) VoIP
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) NetScreen
5 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.67%) BGP
6 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Author
6 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Author
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Writer
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Contact Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) System Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Management
7 1 (3.33%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (63.33%) CCNA
3 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 13 (43.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCNP
6 2 (6.67%) HNC
6 2 (6.67%) MCITP
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco LMS
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.67%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds