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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 119 132 111
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 14 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 2.91% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
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£305 £290 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% +48.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £325 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -27.54%
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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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +12 12 £300 +9.09% 3
Gloucestershire -7 1 £310 -4.61%
Devon - 1 - -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) Firewall
3 18 (66.67%) Wireless
4 14 (51.85%) LAN
4 14 (51.85%) WAN
5 13 (48.15%) Juniper
6 10 (37.04%) Windows
7 9 (33.33%) VoIP
7 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 9 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (29.63%) CCNA
8 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (29.63%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) VPN
8 8 (29.63%) DNS
9 7 (25.93%) McAfee
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (25.93%) MPLS
9 7 (25.93%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (22.22%) Multicast
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
11 5 (18.52%) WLAN

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) Wireless
3 14 (51.85%) LAN
3 14 (51.85%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) VoIP
5 8 (29.63%) DHCP
5 8 (29.63%) VPN
5 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 7 (25.93%) MPLS
7 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (22.22%) Multicast
8 5 (18.52%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) Internet
8 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
9 4 (14.81%) OSPF
9 4 (14.81%) SAN
9 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
10 3 (11.11%) FTP
10 3 (11.11%) RTP
10 3 (11.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Support
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Network Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
1 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.11%) Handset
2 3 (11.11%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (25.93%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
3 4 (14.81%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CCNA
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) RHCT
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
4 1 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) WSUS
1 3 (11.11%) Iperf
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Juniper
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) Avaya
6 5 (18.52%) SonicWALL
6 5 (18.52%) Polycom
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 2 (7.41%) HP
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.41%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) Citrix
9 1 (3.70%) Wyse
9 1 (3.70%) Aruba
9 1 (3.70%) ProCurve