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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 26 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 116 119 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 34 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.12% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 1.01% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 6
Median daily rate £313 £263 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £253 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £273 £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £340 £253
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +34.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 296 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.84% 11.87% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 147 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Worcestershire - 11 £240 -
Solihull - 9 £400 -
Warwickshire - 5 £343 -
Birmingham - 2 £290 - 6
Shropshire - 2 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 28 (51.85%) Firewall
3 27 (50.00%) LAN
4 23 (42.59%) WAN
5 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 19 (35.19%) DHCP
7 18 (33.33%) Windows
7 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 17 (31.48%) DNS
8 17 (31.48%) VoIP
9 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 16 (29.63%) VPN
9 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
10 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
11 14 (25.93%) Juniper
11 14 (25.93%) Wireless
12 13 (24.07%) VMware
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (20.37%) SAN
14 11 (20.37%) CCNP
14 11 (20.37%) BGP
14 11 (20.37%) Linux
14 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (18.52%) Network Security
15 10 (18.52%) OSPF
15 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (18.52%) Brocade
15 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) Liferay
4 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 27 (50.00%) LAN
3 23 (42.59%) WAN
4 19 (35.19%) DHCP
5 17 (31.48%) DNS
5 17 (31.48%) VoIP
6 16 (29.63%) VPN
7 14 (25.93%) Wireless
8 13 (24.07%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (20.37%) BGP
9 11 (20.37%) SAN
10 10 (18.52%) Network Security
10 10 (18.52%) OSPF
10 10 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (16.67%) WLAN
12 8 (14.81%) NAS
12 8 (14.81%) SNMP
13 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (12.96%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
1 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Architect
1 12 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Citrix Support
5 5 (9.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) DBA
5 5 (9.26%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) VMware Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (7.41%) Wireless Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Blackberry
1 8 (14.81%) PDA
2 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.37%) Linux
3 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.96%) AIX
5 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.26%) Unix
7 3 (5.56%) Solaris
7 3 (5.56%) SUSE
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) Migration
2 5 (9.26%) Patch Management
3 4 (7.41%) Change Management
3 4 (7.41%) Network Management
3 4 (7.41%) Open Source
3 4 (7.41%) System Testing
4 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.56%) ITIL
4 3 (5.56%) Network Design
4 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.70%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) SFIA
6 1 (1.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.85%) Information Security
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.37%) CCNP
4 5 (9.26%) CCNA
5 4 (7.41%) JNCIP
6 3 (5.56%) CCIE
7 2 (3.70%) CCSA
7 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.85%) CCSE
8 1 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) MCSA
8 1 (1.85%) MCSE
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (9.26%) VMware Server
4 5 (9.26%) XenApp
4 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
4 5 (9.26%) XenServer
5 3 (5.56%) Terminal Server
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.26%) SCCM
3 4 (7.41%) Nagios
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.93%) Juniper
4 13 (24.07%) VMware
5 10 (18.52%) Brocade
6 9 (16.67%) Citrix
7 8 (14.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (14.81%) Dell
7 8 (14.81%) Oracle
8 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
8 7 (12.96%) Intel Security
8 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.41%) Avaya
9 4 (7.41%) HP
9 4 (7.41%) MuleSoft
9 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.56%) 3Com
11 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.85%) Apple
12 1 (1.85%) Symantec