The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 April 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 89 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 6 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.37% 0.56% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 5.42% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £283 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.22% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £640 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £300
% change year-on-year -2.70% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +168.33% -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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 166 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.49% 10.38% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 109 106
Median daily rate £300 £325 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -12.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £184 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the East Midlands

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the East Midlands

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Leicestershire -6 3 £265 +6.00%
Derbyshire -14 2 £300 -
Northamptonshire -3 1 - -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) CCNA
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) LANDesk
7 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) WLAN
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) ADSL
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) Intel

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) ADSL
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) WLAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (12.50%) OSPF
8 2 (12.50%) SNMP
8 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Support
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Gentoo
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CCNA
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
2 3 (18.75%) Intel
2 3 (18.75%) LANDesk
2 3 (18.75%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (6.25%) QNX