Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 126 134
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing VLAN 30 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 1.06% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 6.53% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 6
Manchester median daily rate £325 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50% +69.81%
10th Percentile £161 £225 £338
90th Percentile £493 £533 £496
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +51.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +80.00% -66.67%
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year -37.78% +63.64% -55.28%

VLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 385 567 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.11% 16.19% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 328 265
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £207 £205
90th Percentile £538 £545 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +16.87% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.90 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Manchester

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Manchester

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in Manchester

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Manchester

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 £223 - 1
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 17 (56.67%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) MPLS
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (40.00%) Juniper
6 11 (36.67%) DHCP
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
7 10 (33.33%) VPN
7 10 (33.33%) OSPF
8 9 (30.00%) Change Management
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco
8 9 (30.00%) Network Security
9 8 (26.67%) Junos
10 7 (23.33%) SIEM
10 7 (23.33%) Network Design
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (23.33%) CCNA
11 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
11 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (20.00%) Palo Alto
12 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 5 (16.67%) IGMP

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (10.00%) Apache
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) MPLS
3 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (36.67%) DHCP
5 10 (33.33%) OSPF
5 10 (33.33%) VPN
6 9 (30.00%) Network Security
7 8 (26.67%) Junos
8 5 (16.67%) IGMP
8 5 (16.67%) SSL
9 4 (13.33%) LAN
9 4 (13.33%) VoIP
9 4 (13.33%) WAN
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (10.00%) HSRP
10 3 (10.00%) IPsec
10 3 (10.00%) NGN
10 3 (10.00%) PBX
11 2 (6.67%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Server Support
4 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Change Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Network Design
2 7 (23.33%) SIEM
3 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) CCNA
1 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 2 (6.67%) MCSA
3 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) BladeLogic
2 2 (6.67%) Cacti
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) OpenNMS
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) RANCID
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) QRadar
3 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Juniper
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (13.33%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) Huawei
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Redback
6 2 (6.67%) AppDynamics
6 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) Brocade
6 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.67%) Foundry
6 2 (6.67%) ZyXEL
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Qualys