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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 127 132 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing VLAN 15 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 2.48% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
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£420 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.30%
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 £33.25 £24.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -24.61%
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England

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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Gloucestershire +2 7 £450 +38.46% 1
Wiltshire +2 5 £309 +27.58% 2
Devon - 2 £150 - 1
Bristol -3 1 £325 - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 23 (71.88%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco
3 14 (43.75%) WAN
3 14 (43.75%) Wireless
4 13 (40.63%) LAN
4 13 (40.63%) Windows
5 11 (34.38%) VPN
5 11 (34.38%) DNS
5 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
6 10 (31.25%) Juniper
6 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 10 (31.25%) CCNA
7 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
7 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (18.75%) Network Security
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 6 (18.75%) SSL
10 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 6 (18.75%) Linux
10 6 (18.75%) Multicast
11 5 (15.63%) Cyber Security
11 5 (15.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (15.63%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (15.63%) VirtualBox

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) Wireless
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
3 13 (40.63%) LAN
4 11 (34.38%) VPN
4 11 (34.38%) DNS
5 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.75%) Network Security
6 6 (18.75%) SSL
6 6 (18.75%) Multicast
7 5 (15.63%) SAN
7 5 (15.63%) MPLS
7 5 (15.63%) OSPF
7 5 (15.63%) VoIP
7 5 (15.63%) DHCP
7 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
7 5 (15.63%) IPsec
8 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Military
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Network Support
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Network Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Network Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) LAMP
2 3 (9.38%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.38%) Streaming Video
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (21.88%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Cyber Security
3 5 (15.63%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (12.50%) Validation
4 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design
6 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Email Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.13%) ITSM
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.63%) VirtualBox
4 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) NFS
6 1 (3.13%) Xen
6 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Nmap
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
2 3 (9.38%) Iperf
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
3 10 (31.25%) Juniper
4 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
5 7 (21.88%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) McAfee
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) Remedy
9 2 (6.25%) F5
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) Citrix
10 1 (3.13%) Avaya
10 1 (3.13%) Radware
10 1 (3.13%) Wyse
10 1 (3.13%) Aruba
10 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
10 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
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