The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 32 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.28% 1.56% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 9.80% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £415 - £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £355 £315
% change year-on-year +9.85% +12.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 61 51 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.13% 15.94% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 20
Median daily rate £415 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.68% +3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Bedfordshire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Bedfordshire

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IPv4
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) H.323
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) IPv4
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) VMware