Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 166 187
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -15
Contract jobs citing VLAN 35 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.83% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.01% 5.74% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 19
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +50.44%
10th Percentile £184 £232 £219
90th Percentile £679 £538 £575
England median daily rate £395 £353 £361
% change year-on-year +12.06% -2.42% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +33.33% -38.14%
10th Percentile £15.45 £17.48 £10.80
90th Percentile £33.75 £67.25 £18.20
England median hourly rate £29.38 £38.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -23.70% +87.80% -14.58%

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 698 854 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.19% 14.55% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 530 660
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.31% -1.48% +16.07%
10th Percentile £157 £219 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 56 89
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.33% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.33 £50.61 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +12 20 £338 -11.18% 10
Lancashire - 5 £420 - 2
Cheshire -18 4 £200 -40.74%
Merseyside +13 3 £213 -39.29% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 22 (62.86%) Firewall
2 17 (48.57%) Cisco
3 13 (37.14%) DNS
4 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 12 (34.29%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Citrix
5 10 (28.57%) VMware
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.71%) VPN
7 8 (22.86%) MPLS
7 8 (22.86%) DHCP
7 8 (22.86%) SCCM
7 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (20.00%) HP
8 7 (20.00%) Migration
9 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (17.14%) CCNA
9 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
9 6 (17.14%) LAN
9 6 (17.14%) IIS
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) 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 6 (17.14%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) DNS
3 9 (25.71%) VPN
4 8 (22.86%) DHCP
4 8 (22.86%) MPLS
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (17.14%) LAN
5 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
6 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 5 (14.29%) Network Security
6 5 (14.29%) WAN
6 5 (14.29%) Wireless
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (11.43%) OSPF
7 4 (11.43%) SAN
8 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
8 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.57%) HSRP
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP
8 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HANA
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (5.71%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.71%) ICT Technician
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Technician
5 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) AIX
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) CentOS
8 1 (2.86%) HPUX
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
3 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (11.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.71%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.71%) Data Management
6 2 (5.71%) Network Management
6 2 (5.71%) Security Hardening
6 2 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) SIEM
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (2.86%) Presales
7 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
2 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) CCNP
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) CWNA
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE
5 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) ProxySG
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.71%) Terraform
3 2 (5.71%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) RANCID
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.43%) Juniper
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.71%) AppDynamics
8 2 (5.71%) Aruba
8 2 (5.71%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) F5
8 2 (5.71%) Hitachi
8 2 (5.71%) IBM
8 2 (5.71%) SAP
8 2 (5.71%) Sun
8 2 (5.71%) Veeam
9 1 (2.86%) Meraki