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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 134 137 128
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 10 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.37% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 2.83% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £240 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
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
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -6 4 £280 +14.28% 2
Gloucestershire +10 2 £238 -23.38% 2
Dorset - 2 £220 - 3
Bristol -1 1 - - 5
Somerset - 1 - -
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (50.00%) CCNA
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) Wireless
5 7 (38.89%) CCNP
6 6 (33.33%) Change Management
6 6 (33.33%) SonicWALL
6 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) LAN
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) High Availability
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
9 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (16.67%) Migration
9 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (16.67%) Internet
9 3 (16.67%) Project Management
9 3 (16.67%) Firmware
9 3 (16.67%) MPLS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
6 2 (11.11%) ISDN
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Support
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Network Support
4 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Security Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) CCTV
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (22.22%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) B2B
6 1 (5.56%) ISMS
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
5 1 (5.56%) HND
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSA
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) VCP6
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Firmware
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Hyperic
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Aruba
5 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 2 (11.11%) IronPort
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
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