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 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / North West
Rank 113 134 135
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 18 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 4.23% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 7
Median daily rate £344 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.33% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -69.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -57.14%  

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 378 567 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.53% 14.77% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 224
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 41
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Manchester +18 12 £325 -7.14% 9
Cheshire +17 6 £360 -24.21% 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 27 (52.94%) Cisco
3 23 (45.10%) LAN
4 21 (41.18%) WAN
4 21 (41.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (39.22%) DNS
6 19 (37.25%) Windows
7 17 (33.33%) DHCP
8 16 (31.37%) VPN
8 16 (31.37%) VMware
9 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
10 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
11 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
12 10 (19.61%) Citrix
12 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
12 10 (19.61%) CCNA
13 9 (17.65%) VoIP
13 9 (17.65%) Network Design
13 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (15.69%) CCNP
14 8 (15.69%) OSPF
15 7 (13.73%) NetApp
15 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
15 7 (13.73%) F5
15 7 (13.73%) XenApp

VLAN
Top Related 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 (11.76%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) LAN
3 21 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 21 (41.18%) WAN
4 20 (39.22%) DNS
5 17 (33.33%) DHCP
6 16 (31.37%) VPN
7 9 (17.65%) VoIP
8 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (15.69%) OSPF
9 6 (11.76%) BGP
9 6 (11.76%) MPLS
9 6 (11.76%) Network Security
10 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.80%) Wireless
11 4 (7.84%) EIGRP
11 4 (7.84%) Internet
11 4 (7.84%) SMTP
11 4 (7.84%) SSL
11 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (7.84%) Local Government
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Designer
3 5 (9.80%) Network Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.92%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Support
6 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) NHS
3 4 (7.84%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.92%) BYOD
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) Linux
6 3 (5.88%) VMS
7 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 2 (3.92%) Unix
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Network Design
2 5 (9.80%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.84%) Security Hardening
3 4 (7.84%) Server Building
4 3 (5.88%) Application Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) SIEM
5 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.92%) High Availability
5 2 (3.92%) ITSM
5 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (19.61%) CCNA
3 8 (15.69%) CCNP
4 3 (5.88%) CCDP
4 3 (5.88%) CCIE
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) CISSP
6 1 (1.96%) CWNA
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.73%) XenApp
3 5 (9.80%) ProxySG
4 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) BladeLogic
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.88%) QRadar
2 3 (5.88%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) Kibana
4 1 (1.96%) logstash
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Nagios
4 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.96%) Webmin
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.73%) F5
4 7 (13.73%) NetApp
5 5 (9.80%) Blue Coat
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle
6 4 (7.84%) AppDynamics
6 4 (7.84%) Juniper
7 3 (5.88%) AlienVault
7 3 (5.88%) ArcSight
7 3 (5.88%) Qualys
7 3 (5.88%) Splunk
8 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.92%) HP
8 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.92%) ZyXEL
9 1 (1.96%) Dell
9 1 (1.96%) EMC
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