The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 112 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 1.62% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £320
% change year-on-year -10.34% +13.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -44.44%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 360 619 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.65% 25.20% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 294 340
Median daily rate £416 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Berkshire

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Berkshire

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
Reading +17 3 £325 -25.28%
Slough +4 2 - - 1
VLAN
South East

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Juniper
3 12 (35.29%) Firewall
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (32.35%) CCNP
4 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 10 (29.41%) Ethernet
5 10 (29.41%) OSPF
5 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (26.47%) VMware
6 9 (26.47%) Linux
7 8 (23.53%) Unix
7 8 (23.53%) BGP
7 8 (23.53%) MPLS
8 7 (20.59%) IGMP
8 7 (20.59%) VPLS
8 7 (20.59%) CCNA
8 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Network Architecture
9 6 (17.65%) Multicast
9 6 (17.65%) VPN
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) Network Security
10 5 (14.71%) IPTV
10 5 (14.71%) SLA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) Ethernet
2 10 (29.41%) OSPF
3 8 (23.53%) BGP
3 8 (23.53%) MPLS
4 7 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (20.59%) IGMP
4 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.59%) VPLS
5 6 (17.65%) DNS
5 6 (17.65%) Multicast
5 6 (17.65%) Network Security
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) FTP
6 5 (14.71%) HTTP
6 5 (14.71%) ICMP
6 5 (14.71%) Internet
6 5 (14.71%) SAN
6 5 (14.71%) SNMP
6 5 (14.71%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Billing
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) BSS Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Data Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Author
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior BSS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior OSS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 5 (14.71%) IPTV
1 5 (14.71%) Over-the-Top Content
1 5 (14.71%) Video on Demand
2 4 (11.76%) STB
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Android
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Network Architecture
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.82%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.88%) eTOM
4 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Test Management
4 2 (5.88%) V-Model
4 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) CCNP
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) CCNA
4 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) CCIP
5 4 (11.76%) JNCIA
5 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) CCDA
6 2 (5.88%) CCDP
6 2 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.94%) HNC
7 1 (2.94%) NCDA
7 1 (2.94%) NCIE
7 1 (2.94%) OCP
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Nagios
2 3 (8.82%) vMotion
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) Juniper
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Huawei
6 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) EMC
6 3 (8.82%) Ericsson
6 3 (8.82%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (8.82%) NetApp
6 3 (8.82%) Remedy
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) Brocade
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) Nortel
8 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) Virgin Media