The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / East of England
Rank 119 105 114
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 8 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 5.10% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Median daily rate £198 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £289 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £375 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -13.33% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 376 353 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.71% 14.35% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 196 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £43.75 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.77% +81.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the East of England

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the East of England

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the East of England

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 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
Essex 0 5 £195 -
Hertfordshire -5 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire -1 1 £325 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) NHS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (13.33%) AppSense
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) FTP
7 1 (6.67%) IPv4
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Support
2 5 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Support
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Data Management
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCEA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (13.33%) NCDA
4 2 (13.33%) NCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) AppSense
4 2 (13.33%) Brocade
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds