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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 114 99 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.71% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 4.11% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £232 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £259 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -14.72%
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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
271 438 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.90% 17.30% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 226 150
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £461 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 31
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -2 1 £275 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £300 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 10 (62.50%) LAN
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (50.00%) WAN
6 7 (43.75%) CCNP
7 6 (37.50%) Juniper
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) MPLS
7 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) OSPF
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 5 (31.25%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) VoIP
9 4 (25.00%) Wireless
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (18.75%) XenServer
10 3 (18.75%) VMware
10 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
10 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
10 3 (18.75%) BT
10 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 3 (18.75%) SAN

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) MPLS
5 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (12.50%) NAS
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (12.50%) HSRP
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) BGP
9 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
9 1 (6.25%) IPsec
9 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
9 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) BCP
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
1 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) BT
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) Tripwire
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
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