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 3 months to 26 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 97 85
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 2.21% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Median daily rate £293 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £465 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £358 £310
% change year-on-year +9.09% +15.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 272 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.33% 15.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 144 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in Manchester

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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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (50.00%) VPN
1 12 (50.00%) MPLS
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) OSPF
5 7 (29.17%) LAN
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) SSL
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (25.00%) F5
6 6 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (25.00%) DHCP
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) CCNP
7 5 (20.83%) ISEB
7 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (20.83%) IPsec
7 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
8 4 (16.67%) BladeLogic
8 4 (16.67%) Qualys
8 4 (16.67%) AlienVault

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 4 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
1 12 (50.00%) MPLS
1 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (50.00%) VPN
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 8 (33.33%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) SSL
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) DHCP
6 5 (20.83%) IPsec
6 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) BGP
7 4 (16.67%) PBX
8 3 (12.50%) HSRP
8 3 (12.50%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
9 2 (8.33%) ISDN
9 2 (8.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SIEM Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) VMS Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Life Science
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) VMS
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) ITSM
3 4 (16.67%) Security Hardening
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) SIEM
4 3 (12.50%) Application Performance Management
4 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (12.50%) Informatics
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.83%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.33%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.17%) CCSP
6 1 (4.17%) CISM
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 4 (16.67%) QRadar
2 3 (12.50%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (16.67%) AlienVault
3 4 (16.67%) AppDynamics
3 4 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 4 (16.67%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Qualys
3 4 (16.67%) Splunk
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (8.33%) ZyXEL
5 1 (4.17%) Brocade
5 1 (4.17%) Foundry
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Huawei