The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 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.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 55 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.48% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 1.06% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £356 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +2.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -13.33% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -57.14%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 90 94 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 14.01% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 35 54
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Birmingham

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

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

1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
4 2 (33.33%) 802.11
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Presales
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) AirMagnet
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
4 2 (33.33%) Electronics
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) 802.11
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) PPP
4 2 (33.33%) RIP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Junos
5 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDA
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) AirMagnet
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) VMware