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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 111 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 14 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 1.69% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +220.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -27.54%
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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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 7 £325 -
Birmingham -6 4 £415 +3.75% 7
Staffordshire -8 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) LAN
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (36.84%) CCNP
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) XenServer
6 6 (31.58%) NAS
6 6 (31.58%) SAN
6 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) Juniper
7 5 (26.32%) OSPF
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) PDA
8 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (21.05%) XenApp
8 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 8 (42.11%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) NAS
4 6 (31.58%) SAN
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) MPLS
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) VoIP
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.53%) BGP
8 2 (10.53%) LDAP
8 2 (10.53%) WLAN
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.26%) FTP
9 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (5.26%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) PDA
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) HPUX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) zOS
5 1 (5.26%) MVS
5 1 (5.26%) Tru64
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) XenServer
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) XenApp
4 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Server
6 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) BT
6 2 (10.53%) Nokia
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) Sun
7 1 (5.26%) IBM
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Novell
7 1 (5.26%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade