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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 125 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.038% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 0.39% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £311 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% +88.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.66% -25.00%

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
336 259 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 9.92% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 127 131
Median daily rate £363 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +7 5 £311 -26.76% 2
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) VoIP
5 5 (31.25%) WLAN
5 5 (31.25%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) IPsec
7 3 (18.75%) SSH
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Brocade
7 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
7 3 (18.75%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto

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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) VoIP
5 5 (31.25%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) WLAN
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) IPsec
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) SSH
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (12.50%) BGP
8 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
8 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (12.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Database Manager
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
2 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Server Building
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCDA
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Brocade
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) AirMagnet
4 2 (12.50%) CA
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) VMware