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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 120 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.18% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.30% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £400 £225 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £225 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
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
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
(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
Birmingham -1 2 £400 - 3
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) MPLS
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 5 (55.56%) Juniper
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) CCIE
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (33.33%) F5
6 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) SDH
6 3 (33.33%) C
6 3 (33.33%) ATM
6 3 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) SONET
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) VPLS
6 3 (33.33%) Network Design

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) MPLS
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) ATM
6 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) L2TP
6 3 (33.33%) SDH
6 3 (33.33%) SONET
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) VPLS
7 2 (22.22%) VoIP
7 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) BCP
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCIE
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIS
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
1 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (11.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 1 (11.11%) Meraki
4 1 (11.11%) Meru Networks
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
4 1 (11.11%) VMware