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 3 months to 25 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)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 150 138
Rank change year-on-year +44 -12  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 29 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 2.09% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 5
Median daily rate £413 £385 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -14.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £294 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £358 £310
% change year-on-year +10.48% +15.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.63
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 574 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 324 244
Median daily rate £365 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 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
Lancashire +18 16 £450 +31.86%
Manchester +21 12 £293 -9.84% 9
Cheshire +24 1 £360 -8.28% 4
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 22 (46.81%) Data Centre
2 16 (34.04%) Cisco
2 16 (34.04%) Network Design
3 15 (31.91%) Firewall
3 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
4 13 (27.66%) LAN
4 13 (27.66%) WAN
4 13 (27.66%) MPLS
5 12 (25.53%) VPN
6 11 (23.40%) DNS
7 10 (21.28%) Windows
7 10 (21.28%) OSPF
8 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
10 7 (14.89%) SSL
10 7 (14.89%) ITIL
10 7 (14.89%) DHCP
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) CCNA
10 7 (14.89%) Migration
10 7 (14.89%) VMware
11 6 (12.77%) CCNP
11 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (12.77%) F5
11 6 (12.77%) Network Security

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 (10.64%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) Firewall
1 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
2 13 (27.66%) LAN
2 13 (27.66%) MPLS
2 13 (27.66%) WAN
3 12 (25.53%) VPN
4 11 (23.40%) DNS
5 10 (21.28%) OSPF
6 7 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (14.89%) DHCP
6 7 (14.89%) SSL
7 6 (12.77%) Network Security
8 5 (10.64%) BGP
8 5 (10.64%) IPsec
9 4 (8.51%) PBX
9 4 (8.51%) VoIP
10 3 (6.38%) HSRP
10 3 (6.38%) Internet
11 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Architect
2 7 (14.89%) Network Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) DBA
6 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (46.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Life Science
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) VMS
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
5 2 (4.26%) HPUX
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Solaris
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Network Design
2 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) ITSM
4 4 (8.51%) Security Hardening
4 4 (8.51%) Service Management
4 4 (8.51%) SIEM
5 3 (6.38%) Application Performance Management
5 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.38%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Informatics
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.26%) Database Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (4.26%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) CCNA
3 6 (12.77%) CCNP
4 5 (10.64%) ISEB
5 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.13%) CCSP
7 1 (2.13%) CISM
7 1 (2.13%) CISSP
7 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) BladeLogic
1 4 (8.51%) QRadar
2 3 (6.38%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (6.38%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.13%) Kibana
4 1 (2.13%) logstash
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.13%) Webmin
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) F5
4 5 (10.64%) IBM
5 4 (8.51%) AlienVault
5 4 (8.51%) AppDynamics
5 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
5 4 (8.51%) Juniper
5 4 (8.51%) Qualys
5 4 (8.51%) Splunk
6 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
6 2 (4.26%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.26%) Huawei
6 2 (4.26%) ZyXEL
7 1 (2.13%) Brocade
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp