Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 September 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 160 198
Rank change year-on-year -36 +38 +13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 30 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.87% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 5.85% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 24
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.97% -11.82%
10th Percentile £190 £160 £239
90th Percentile £500 £494 £475
England median daily rate £386 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +7.29% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -30.86% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25.10 £13.00 £18.33
90th Percentile £111.80 £15.00 £23.18
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.01% +11.11% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 825 854 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.01% 14.86% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 500 649
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £213 £235
90th Percentile £566 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.04% -7.34% -4.02%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.18 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Manchester -38 13 £245 -24.62% 13
Lancashire -19 10 £460 +6.86% 2
Merseyside - 4 £500 - 3
Cheshire -6 2 - - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 21 (70.00%) Windows
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 18 (60.00%) DNS
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 13 (43.33%) LAN
4 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
5 12 (40.00%) SAN
5 12 (40.00%) DMZ
6 11 (36.67%) MPLS
6 11 (36.67%) IIS
7 10 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (33.33%) AIX
7 10 (33.33%) Solaris
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 10 (33.33%) Windows NT
7 10 (33.33%) Unix
7 10 (33.33%) WAN
7 10 (33.33%) Hitachi
7 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 10 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (33.33%) IBM
7 10 (33.33%) Sun
7 10 (33.33%) EMC
7 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 9 (30.00%) VPN
8 9 (30.00%) DHCP

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (36.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 18 (60.00%) DNS
3 13 (43.33%) LAN
4 12 (40.00%) DMZ
4 12 (40.00%) SAN
5 11 (36.67%) MPLS
6 10 (33.33%) WAN
7 9 (30.00%) DHCP
7 9 (30.00%) VPN
8 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (23.33%) ISDN
9 7 (23.33%) SSL
9 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.00%) BGP
10 6 (20.00%) VoIP
11 5 (16.67%) PBX
11 5 (16.67%) Wireless
12 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
12 4 (13.33%) OSPF
13 3 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Storage Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
4 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) BYOD
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) IPTV
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) AIX
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Solaris
2 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 10 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.33%) Informatics
2 4 (13.33%) ITSM
2 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (6.67%) Coaching
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) OWASP
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.67%) CCNA
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) ISEB
5 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CWNA
6 1 (3.33%) HP APS
6 1 (3.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) EMC
2 10 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 10 (33.33%) IBM
2 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (33.33%) Sun
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) Meraki
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Brocade
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Nokia