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 24 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 112 107
Rank change year-on-year -18 -5  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.13% 0.67% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 4.44% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 22
Median daily rate £415 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £445 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +9.72% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

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 469 383 611
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.39% 15.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 222 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
Hertfordshire -1 2 £513 +20.58% 3
Bedfordshire -11 1 £415 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) Mitel
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) NCDA
4 2 (18.18%) NCIE
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server

VLAN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) ISDN
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VRRP
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Network Support
2 5 (45.45%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) NHS
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Management
1 2 (18.18%) Line Management
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Data Security
2 1 (9.09%) Kanban
2 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) NCDA
2 2 (18.18%) NCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Brocade
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) EMC
2 2 (18.18%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) Mitel
2 2 (18.18%) NetApp
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Meraki
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
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