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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 123 117 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing VLAN 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 1.77% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Median daily rate £400 £475 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +115.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £298
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +45.83%
VLAN
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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
360 339 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.10% 13.27% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 162 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £29.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 8 December 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
Solihull - 6 £400 -
Birmingham -11 2 - -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 25 (55.56%) LAN
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 22 (48.89%) Firewall
3 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 19 (42.22%) DHCP
3 19 (42.22%) DNS
4 18 (40.00%) WAN
4 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (37.78%) Windows
5 17 (37.78%) VPN
6 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 15 (33.33%) Juniper
6 15 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 14 (31.11%) VoIP
8 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
9 12 (26.67%) Network Security
10 11 (24.44%) SAN
10 11 (24.44%) Wireless
10 11 (24.44%) VMware
11 10 (22.22%) Brocade
11 10 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
12 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 9 (20.00%) Citrix
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (20.00%) WLAN
12 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (17.78%) NAS
13 8 (17.78%) Linux

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 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) Liferay
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) LAN
2 22 (48.89%) Firewall
3 19 (42.22%) DHCP
3 19 (42.22%) DNS
4 18 (40.00%) WAN
5 17 (37.78%) VPN
6 14 (31.11%) VoIP
7 12 (26.67%) Network Security
8 11 (24.44%) SAN
8 11 (24.44%) Wireless
9 10 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (20.00%) WLAN
11 8 (17.78%) NAS
12 7 (15.56%) SNMP
13 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (13.33%) TACACS
13 6 (13.33%) WPA2
14 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 4 (8.89%) BGP
15 4 (8.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
1 11 (24.44%) Network Architect
2 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
1 8 (17.78%) PDA
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.78%) Linux
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.11%) Unix
6 4 (8.89%) AIX
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) Solaris
7 3 (6.67%) SUSE
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Migration
2 5 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 3 (6.67%) Network Design
3 3 (6.67%) Network Management
3 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (6.67%) Security Operations
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.44%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.44%) Project Management
4 2 (4.44%) SFIA
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Security
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) System Testing
5 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (17.78%) CCNP
4 6 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) CCSA
5 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.22%) CCSE
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.22%) MCITP
6 1 (2.22%) MCSA
6 1 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 5 (11.11%) XenApp
3 5 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 5 (11.11%) XenServer
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (6.67%) Terminal Server
6 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 15 (33.33%) Juniper
4 11 (24.44%) VMware
5 10 (22.22%) Brocade
6 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (20.00%) Citrix
6 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 8 (17.78%) Dell
8 6 (13.33%) Intel Security
9 5 (11.11%) Avaya
9 5 (11.11%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle
9 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
10 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
11 3 (6.67%) 3Com
11 3 (6.67%) F5
12 2 (4.44%) MuleSoft
13 1 (2.22%) Aruba
13 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds