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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 131 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +17
Contract jobs citing VLAN 11 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 1.07% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Average daily rate
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£263 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £425 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £319 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
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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
486 281 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.36% 12.72% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 148 183
Average daily rate £365 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.37 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 August 2014. 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 - 5 £263 -
Wiltshire -14 3 £234 -45.05% 1
Dorset +2 1 £300 -31.42%
Bristol - - - - 5
Somerset - - - -
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) WAN
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) Juniper
3 9 (40.91%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) CCNP
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (36.36%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) Problem Management
5 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
5 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) VPN
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) SSL
6 6 (27.27%) MPLS
6 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
6 6 (27.27%) ProxySG
6 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (27.27%) F5
6 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 4 (18.18%) OSPF
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) Linux
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) LAN
1 10 (45.45%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) BGP
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
5 6 (27.27%) BIG-IP
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
5 6 (27.27%) VPN
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) SSL
5 6 (27.27%) MPLS
6 4 (18.18%) OSPF
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 3 (13.64%) Frame Relay
8 2 (9.09%) DSL
8 2 (9.09%) Ethereal
8 2 (9.09%) tcpdump
8 2 (9.09%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
1 5 (22.73%) Team Leader
1 5 (22.73%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (13.64%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (13.64%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Network Supervisor
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 6 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Image Processing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (36.36%) CCNP
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.09%) Samba
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Juniper
3 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
3 6 (27.27%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) JBoss
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) NetQoS
6 1 (4.55%) Meraki
6 1 (4.55%) Veeam
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) McAfee
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
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