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 29 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.88% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 5.74% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -  
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £355 £300
% change year-on-year +12.67% +18.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 98 122 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.46% 15.25% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 298 295
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £304 £200 £280
90th Percentile £488 £483 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £38.39 £14.23 £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Birmingham

VLAN
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

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) CCIE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 4 (66.67%) 802.1X
3 3 (50.00%) HSRP
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) TACACS
3 3 (50.00%) Sophos
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) SSH
3 3 (50.00%) PKI
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering

VLAN
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
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
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%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) HSRP
3 3 (50.00%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) SSH
3 3 (50.00%) TACACS
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) 802.11
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCDA
2 1 (16.67%) CCDP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Sophos
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) AirMagnet
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) VMware