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 29 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.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 101 96
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.60% 2.46% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £480 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.29% +21.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £456 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £504 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £378 £313
% change year-on-year -13.90% +20.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +152.45% -56.42%  

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 197 244 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.91% 13.62% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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

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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 3 months to 29 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
Salford - 1 £160 -
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (45.16%) DNS
3 14 (45.16%) VMware
4 13 (41.94%) Cisco
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.81%) DHCP
7 7 (22.58%) VPN
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (19.35%) WAN
8 6 (19.35%) LAN
8 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) Citrix
9 5 (16.13%) NetApp
9 5 (16.13%) MPLS
9 5 (16.13%) OSPF
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
9 5 (16.13%) IIS
9 5 (16.13%) Web Services
9 5 (16.13%) XenApp
9 5 (16.13%) F5
9 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat

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 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (45.16%) DNS
4 8 (25.81%) DHCP
5 7 (22.58%) VPN
6 6 (19.35%) LAN
6 6 (19.35%) WAN
7 5 (16.13%) MPLS
7 5 (16.13%) OSPF
8 4 (12.90%) SMTP
8 4 (12.90%) SSL
9 3 (9.68%) BGP
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (9.68%) HSRP
10 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (6.45%) FTP
10 2 (6.45%) IPsec
10 2 (6.45%) Network Security
10 2 (6.45%) SAN
10 2 (6.45%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Designer
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) VMS
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Network Design
1 4 (12.90%) Security Hardening
1 4 (12.90%) Server Building
2 3 (9.68%) Application Performance Management
2 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) ITSM
2 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
2 3 (9.68%) Service Management
2 3 (9.68%) SIEM
3 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (6.45%) Informatics
3 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCNA
2 4 (12.90%) CCNP
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) CCDP
3 3 (9.68%) CCIE
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) ProxySG
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) XenApp
3 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) BladeLogic
2 3 (9.68%) QRadar
3 2 (6.45%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
3 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 5 (16.13%) F5
3 5 (16.13%) NetApp
4 4 (12.90%) AppDynamics
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) AlienVault
5 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
5 3 (9.68%) Juniper
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) Qualys
5 3 (9.68%) Splunk
6 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.45%) ZyXEL
7 1 (3.23%) Foundry
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Infor
7 1 (3.23%) Lotus