The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 102 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 21 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 2.44% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £332 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.96% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
426 328 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.30% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 144
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.25
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 West Midlands

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Worcestershire - 16 £220 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £125 -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (73.08%) SAN
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (65.38%) Citrix
4 16 (61.54%) Dell
4 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 16 (61.54%) DHCP
4 16 (61.54%) DNS
4 16 (61.54%) XenApp
5 15 (57.69%) XenServer
5 15 (57.69%) XenDesktop
5 15 (57.69%) PDA
5 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (57.69%) SCCM
5 15 (57.69%) NAS
5 15 (57.69%) MS Office
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
6 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
6 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
7 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
9 7 (26.92%) WAN
9 7 (26.92%) LAN
10 6 (23.08%) CCNP
10 6 (23.08%) CCNA
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) ColdFusion
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (57.69%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) SAN
2 16 (61.54%) DHCP
2 16 (61.54%) DNS
3 15 (57.69%) NAS
4 7 (26.92%) WAN
4 7 (26.92%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) MPLS
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
8 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (3.85%) 3G
8 1 (3.85%) 2G
8 1 (3.85%) RNC
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (3.85%) LTE
8 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) DataStage
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) PDA
1 15 (57.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
1 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
1 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
1 2 (7.69%) Time Management
1 2 (7.69%) Network Design
1 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (7.69%) Information Security
1 2 (7.69%) Project Management
1 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.85%) ETL
2 1 (3.85%) Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
2 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
2 6 (23.08%) CCNA
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) VCP4
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) XenApp
3 15 (57.69%) XenServer
3 15 (57.69%) XenDesktop
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (30.77%) VMware Server
6 3 (11.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 17 (65.38%) Citrix
3 16 (61.54%) Dell
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) BT
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.85%) Nokia
7 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
7 1 (3.85%) NEC
7 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
7 1 (3.85%) Huawei
7 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 21 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago