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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 127 122 137
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing VLAN 16 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 4.08% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Median daily rate £325 £320 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £275 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-53.03% +45.05%
VLAN
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
502 368 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.02% 11.90% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 209 229
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 5 £313 -30.55% 1
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 14 (63.64%) Firewall
3 13 (59.09%) VPN
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (40.91%) MPLS
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (36.36%) Migration
6 8 (36.36%) Network Design
6 8 (36.36%) BGP
6 8 (36.36%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) WAN
7 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) LAN
7 7 (31.82%) Juniper
8 6 (27.27%) ITIL
8 6 (27.27%) VMware
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) SonicWALL
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) CCNP
9 5 (22.73%) CCNA
9 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 5 (22.73%) DNS
9 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
9 5 (22.73%) OSPF
9 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) VPN
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (40.91%) MPLS
4 8 (36.36%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) DHCP
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (18.18%) FabricPath
7 4 (18.18%) HSRP
7 4 (18.18%) Internet
7 4 (18.18%) NetScreen
7 4 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (18.18%) VPLS
7 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Network Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
1 8 (36.36%) Network Design
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Network Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
3 5 (22.73%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) CCSA
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.55%) Hyperic
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) SonicWALL
5 4 (18.18%) Fortinet
5 4 (18.18%) WatchGuard
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) F5
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) Google
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 1 (4.55%) Nokia
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Siemens
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
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