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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 120 137 116
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 19 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 1.45% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 6
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£310 £169 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.70% -17.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £113 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £314 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
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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
370 484 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.59% 14.64% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 261 187
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 £231 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £11.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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
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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 April 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 +11 11 £300 +9.09% 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £310 - 2
Bristol -2 2 £388 +244.44% 2
Somerset - 1 £163 -
Dorset - - - - 1
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Firewall
3 19 (70.37%) Wireless
4 15 (55.56%) LAN
4 15 (55.56%) WAN
5 13 (48.15%) Juniper
6 10 (37.04%) Windows
7 9 (33.33%) DHCP
7 9 (33.33%) DNS
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%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (29.63%) MPLS
8 8 (29.63%) CCNA
8 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (29.63%) VoIP
9 7 (25.93%) McAfee
9 7 (25.93%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (25.93%) VPN
9 7 (25.93%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) Multicast
10 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (22.22%) WLAN
10 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
11 5 (18.52%) IIS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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%) IIS
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 19 (70.37%) Wireless
3 15 (55.56%) LAN
3 15 (55.56%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) DHCP
4 9 (33.33%) DNS
5 8 (29.63%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) VoIP
6 7 (25.93%) VPN
6 7 (25.93%) Multicast
7 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (22.22%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
8 5 (18.52%) Internet
9 4 (14.81%) SAN
9 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
9 4 (14.81%) OSPF
10 3 (11.11%) BGP
10 3 (11.11%) FTP
10 3 (11.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Network Support
4 6 (22.22%) Network Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technician
8 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
1 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.11%) Handset
2 3 (11.11%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
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%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CCNA
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) RHCT
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) WSUS
1 3 (11.11%) Iperf
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Juniper
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Avaya
6 5 (18.52%) SonicWALL
6 5 (18.52%) Polycom
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) Dell
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.70%) Citrix
9 1 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.70%) Wyse
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) Aruba
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