The first table below looks at the demand for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Suffolk region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 34 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VLAN 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.79% - 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% - 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +12.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 21 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.42% 10.88% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 24
Average daily rate £350 £250 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -61.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VLAN
East of England

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Suffolk region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Suffolk region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) SSL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft