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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / South West
Rank 126 139 136
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 14 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 1.64% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Median daily rate £336 £245 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £230 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £309 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.66% -25.00%

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
395 426 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.19% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 280 190
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 29
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £16.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.90 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +7 8 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £355 -
Dorset +5 1 £450 +73.07%
Bristol +4 1 £352 +53.04% 1
Devon - 1 £111 -
Somerset - 1 £175 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (73.33%) CCNA
4 20 (66.67%) Migration
5 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (43.33%) DV Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Windows
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
10 7 (23.33%) Firewall
11 6 (20.00%) Six Sigma
11 6 (20.00%) VPN
12 5 (16.67%) Juniper
12 5 (16.67%) Service Management
13 4 (13.33%) Wireless
13 4 (13.33%) MPLS
13 4 (13.33%) DNS
13 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 4 (13.33%) LAN
13 4 (13.33%) WAN
13 4 (13.33%) DHCP
14 3 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
14 3 (10.00%) Network Design
14 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
14 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (10.00%) VoIP
14 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 3 (10.00%) HP

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 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) VPN
3 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) MPLS
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (10.00%) OSPF
4 3 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (10.00%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) BGP
5 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Military
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
1 13 (43.33%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.33%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (3.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) 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%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (73.33%) CCNA
3 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 13 (43.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) HNC
5 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) MCITP
6 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%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 5 (16.67%) Juniper
3 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
4 2 (6.67%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds