Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 195 184
Rank change year-on-year +31 -11 -27
Contract jobs citing VLAN 11 18 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.32% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 2.83% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 25
Median daily rate £500 £535 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +52.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £310 £251 £181
90th Percentile £572 £554 £719
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £25.67 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.02% +62.50%
England median hourly rate £18.80 £29.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.45% +18.33% -35.06%

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 548 635 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.31% 11.25% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 378 412
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £165 £206 £175
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 80
Median hourly rate £33.00 £17.41 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.55% +3.94% +4.69%
10th Percentile £13.36 £12.92 £10.42
90th Percentile £53.00 £38.00 £43.80
Median hourly rate £21.38 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.12% -8.75% -6.98%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the North West.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the North West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in the North West

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the North West.

Hourly rate trend 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 31 March 2020. 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
Cheshire +29 5 £525 +31.25% 5
Manchester +23 5 £472 -13.35% 16
Lancashire - 1 £425 - 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
1 7 (63.64%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Azure
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) IIS
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) AWS
3 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) SCOrch
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (36.36%) High Availability
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 4 (36.36%) SCOM
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) XenApp
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning

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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Azure
3 5 (45.45%) AWS
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (18.18%) IaaS
4 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) DMZ
3 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
5 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
5 2 (18.18%) IPsec
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) SNMP
5 2 (18.18%) VPLS
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Storage Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Replication
4 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (36.36%) High Availability
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Server Management
1 4 (36.36%) Storage Management
2 3 (27.27%) Contract Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware
3 1 (9.09%) VMware NSX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 4 (36.36%) SCOrch
2 4 (36.36%) vRealize
3 3 (27.27%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) SolarWinds
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 4 (36.36%) EMC
4 4 (36.36%) EqualLogic
4 4 (36.36%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Arista
6 2 (18.18%) F5
7 1 (9.09%) arcserve
7 1 (9.09%) Aruba
7 1 (9.09%) IBM
7 1 (9.09%) Intel
7 1 (9.09%) Juniper
7 1 (9.09%) Meraki
7 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 1 (9.09%) Siemens