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 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 120 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 17 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.61% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.39% 4.35% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 9
Median daily rate £313 £450 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +71.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £340 £253
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +34.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £85.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £49.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £121.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
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
387 460 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.68% 14.10% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 227 348
Median daily rate £325 £408 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.24% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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 +5 6 - - 1
Bristol +6 5 £313 -3.84%
Somerset - 4 - - 2
Devon -1 1 - -
Gloucestershire -2 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 33 (80.49%) Cisco
2 27 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (56.10%) VPN
4 22 (53.66%) Firewall
5 19 (46.34%) Migration
6 17 (41.46%) CCNA
7 16 (39.02%) WAN
7 16 (39.02%) BGP
8 15 (36.59%) LAN
8 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
8 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
9 14 (34.15%) DHCP
10 12 (29.27%) ITIL
10 12 (29.27%) Windows
10 12 (29.27%) MPLS
10 12 (29.27%) Juniper
11 11 (26.83%) OSPF
11 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
11 11 (26.83%) HSRP
12 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
13 9 (21.95%) CCNP
13 9 (21.95%) SonicWALL
14 8 (19.51%) Change Management
15 7 (17.07%) Network Design
15 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
15 7 (17.07%) VoIP
15 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
15 7 (17.07%) Spanning Tree
16 6 (14.63%) WLAN

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 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) VPN
2 22 (53.66%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) BGP
3 16 (39.02%) WAN
4 15 (36.59%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (36.59%) LAN
5 14 (34.15%) DHCP
5 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
6 12 (29.27%) MPLS
7 11 (26.83%) HSRP
7 11 (26.83%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) Spanning Tree
8 7 (17.07%) VoIP
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
9 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
9 6 (14.63%) IPsec
9 6 (14.63%) WLAN
10 5 (12.20%) Internet
10 5 (12.20%) NetScreen
10 5 (12.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Network Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Author
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Migration
2 12 (29.27%) ITIL
3 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.51%) Change Management
5 7 (17.07%) Network Design
6 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 5 (12.20%) Six Sigma
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Time Management
9 3 (7.32%) Contact Management
9 3 (7.32%) Information Security
10 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Service Management
10 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.88%) System Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Test Management
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (41.46%) CCNA
3 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 9 (21.95%) CCNP
5 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
7 4 (9.76%) CCIE
8 3 (7.32%) HNC
8 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.88%) Degree
9 2 (4.88%) MCITP
9 2 (4.88%) MCSE
10 1 (2.44%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
2 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) Juniper
3 9 (21.95%) SonicWALL
4 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.20%) F5
5 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) WatchGuard
6 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.32%) Intel Security
6 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.32%) TippingPoint
7 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) Aruba
8 1 (2.44%) Avaya
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Meraki
8 1 (2.44%) Siemens
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