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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 123 120 133
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 25 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.75% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 6.06% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
Median daily rate £350 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £278
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% +23.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -16.19%
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
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 July 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
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 July 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 July 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 -2 12 £338 -25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -5 6 £300 -33.33%
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Bristol 0 2 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 23 (67.65%) Firewall
3 22 (64.71%) VPN
4 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (47.06%) BGP
6 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (38.24%) MPLS
8 12 (35.29%) WAN
8 12 (35.29%) DHCP
8 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 12 (35.29%) LAN
8 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 12 (35.29%) Migration
9 11 (32.35%) Juniper
9 11 (32.35%) HSRP
10 10 (29.41%) OSPF
10 10 (29.41%) CCNA
11 9 (26.47%) CCNP
11 9 (26.47%) SonicWALL
12 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
12 8 (23.53%) Network Design
12 8 (23.53%) Change Management
12 8 (23.53%) ITIL
13 7 (20.59%) VoIP
13 7 (20.59%) Windows
13 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
13 7 (20.59%) Spanning Tree
14 6 (17.65%) IPsec
14 6 (17.65%) Project Management
14 6 (17.65%) EIGRP

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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Firewall
2 22 (64.71%) VPN
3 16 (47.06%) BGP
4 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (38.24%) MPLS
6 12 (35.29%) DHCP
6 12 (35.29%) LAN
6 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 12 (35.29%) WAN
7 11 (32.35%) HSRP
8 10 (29.41%) OSPF
9 7 (20.59%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (20.59%) VoIP
10 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
10 6 (17.65%) IPsec
10 6 (17.65%) WLAN
11 5 (14.71%) Internet
11 5 (14.71%) NetScreen
11 5 (14.71%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Network Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) Change Management
2 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Network Design
3 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.76%) Time Management
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) System Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Test Management
6 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) CCNA
4 9 (26.47%) CCNP
5 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.76%) CCIE
7 3 (8.82%) Degree
8 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) CCSA
9 1 (2.94%) CCSE
9 1 (2.94%) HNC
9 1 (2.94%) HND
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
2 2 (5.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.94%) Hyperic
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 11 (32.35%) Juniper
3 9 (26.47%) SonicWALL
4 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 5 (14.71%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) Fortinet
5 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 5 (14.71%) WatchGuard
6 4 (11.76%) Intel Security
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
7 3 (8.82%) TippingPoint
8 2 (5.88%) Dell
9 1 (2.94%) IBM
9 1 (2.94%) Nokia
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.94%) Siemens