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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 108 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 15 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 0.95% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate
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£210 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £264 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £320 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £316 £368
% change year-on-year
-16.99% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.80%
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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
434 315 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.07% 15.31% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 151 139
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 - 10 £210 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £125 -
Birmingham -4 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (70.97%) DHCP
2 22 (70.97%) DNS
3 19 (61.29%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) VMware
3 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
3 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (54.84%) Citrix
5 17 (54.84%) SAN
5 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
6 16 (51.61%) Dell
6 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
6 16 (51.61%) XenApp
6 16 (51.61%) XenServer
7 15 (48.39%) XenDesktop
7 15 (48.39%) NAS
7 15 (48.39%) PDA
7 15 (48.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (48.39%) SCCM
7 15 (48.39%) MS Office
7 15 (48.39%) Blackberry
8 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (25.81%) VoIP
9 8 (25.81%) VMware Server
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco
10 7 (22.58%) BT
11 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
11 6 (19.35%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
2 15 (48.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) DHCP
1 22 (70.97%) DNS
2 17 (54.84%) SAN
3 15 (48.39%) NAS
4 8 (25.81%) VoIP
5 6 (19.35%) Network Security
6 5 (16.13%) LAN
6 5 (16.13%) WAN
7 4 (12.90%) Firewall
8 3 (9.68%) MPLS
9 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.45%) VPN
10 1 (3.23%) 3G
10 1 (3.23%) LTE
10 1 (3.23%) 2G
10 1 (3.23%) RNC
10 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) DataStage
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (29.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Network Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Network Manager
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Network Support
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Blackberry
1 15 (48.39%) PDA
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
1 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
1 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
2 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (6.45%) Time Management
2 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) CCNP
2 4 (12.90%) CCNA
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.45%) VCP4
System Software
1 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) XenApp
2 16 (51.61%) XenServer
3 15 (48.39%) XenDesktop
4 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (25.81%) VMware Server
6 3 (9.68%) vSphere
7 1 (3.23%) KVM
7 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) Citrix
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) Dell
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco
4 7 (22.58%) BT
5 1 (3.23%) NEC
5 1 (3.23%) NetCracker
5 1 (3.23%) Huawei
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
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