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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 116 112 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 33 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.17% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 1.47% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 2
Median daily rate £285 £300 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £300 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £300 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -20.00%
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
449 273 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.16% 11.40% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 147 175
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 31
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 8 £240 - 3
Warwickshire -1 6 £343 - 1
Birmingham -7 5 £200 - 1
Solihull - 5 £270 - 1
Shropshire -31 4 - -
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) LAN
2 22 (53.66%) Cisco
3 17 (41.46%) WAN
4 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) DHCP
6 13 (31.71%) Wireless
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (26.83%) VoIP
8 11 (26.83%) DNS
8 11 (26.83%) Windows
8 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (26.83%) BGP
9 10 (24.39%) OSPF
9 10 (24.39%) VPN
9 10 (24.39%) CCNP
9 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
9 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
9 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (21.95%) Network Security
10 9 (21.95%) Juniper
10 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
10 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
11 8 (19.51%) FortiGate
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (19.51%) Fortinet
12 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (9.76%) Liferay
2 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) LAN
3 17 (41.46%) WAN
4 14 (34.15%) DHCP
5 13 (31.71%) Wireless
6 12 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (26.83%) BGP
7 11 (26.83%) DNS
7 11 (26.83%) VoIP
8 10 (24.39%) OSPF
8 10 (24.39%) VPN
8 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (21.95%) Network Security
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (17.07%) SNMP
11 7 (17.07%) TACACS
11 7 (17.07%) WPA2
12 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
13 5 (12.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
1 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (9.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
2 7 (17.07%) Network Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Support
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) DBA
4 4 (9.76%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Wireless Architect
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) 802.1X
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.76%) PDA
2 4 (9.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.63%) AIX
4 6 (14.63%) Linux
4 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Change Management
2 4 (9.76%) Network Management
2 4 (9.76%) Open Source
2 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
2 4 (9.76%) System Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) SFIA
5 1 (2.44%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (2.44%) Information Governance
5 1 (2.44%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (2.44%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Security Hardening
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) CCNP
2 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
3 4 (9.76%) JNCIP
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CCSA
6 1 (2.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.44%) CCSE
6 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Server
4 4 (9.76%) XenApp
4 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
4 4 (9.76%) XenServer
5 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) FortiGate
2 5 (12.20%) Nagios
3 4 (9.76%) SCCM
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Juniper
4 8 (19.51%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.07%) Intel Security
5 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 6 (14.63%) Brocade
6 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
7 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
8 4 (9.76%) Citrix
8 4 (9.76%) Dell
8 4 (9.76%) MuleSoft
8 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.44%) F5
10 1 (2.44%) HP
10 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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