Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 183 223
Rank change year-on-year +21 +40 -44
Contract jobs citing VLAN 41 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.72% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 4.79% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 11
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -5.88% +51.79%
10th Percentile £157 £217 £275
90th Percentile £500 £503 £510
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% +63.64% -55.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £18.23 £10.63
90th Percentile £15.00 £110.75 £17.88
England median hourly rate £14.87 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -51.26% +35.56% -18.18%

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 765 1023 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 15.03% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 594 640
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +11 29 £323 -18.10% 10
Lancashire +19 7 £425 +41.67%
Merseyside +5 2 - - 3
Cheshire +3 2 £280 -30.00% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (51.22%) DNS
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
4 16 (39.02%) Cisco
4 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
5 15 (36.59%) DHCP
6 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
7 13 (31.71%) MPLS
8 12 (29.27%) Juniper
9 11 (26.83%) Network Design
9 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
10 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (24.39%) VPN
11 9 (21.95%) CCNA
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (21.95%) Change Management
11 9 (21.95%) Migration
12 8 (19.51%) VMware
12 8 (19.51%) OSPF
12 8 (19.51%) Junos
12 8 (19.51%) Network Security
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (17.07%) SIEM
13 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
13 7 (17.07%) CCNP
13 7 (17.07%) LAN
13 7 (17.07%) ITIL
14 6 (14.63%) VoIP
14 6 (14.63%) WAN

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 4 (9.76%) Apache
1 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) DNS
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
4 15 (36.59%) DHCP
5 13 (31.71%) MPLS
6 10 (24.39%) VPN
7 8 (19.51%) Junos
7 8 (19.51%) Network Security
7 8 (19.51%) OSPF
8 7 (17.07%) LAN
9 6 (14.63%) VoIP
9 6 (14.63%) WAN
10 5 (12.20%) IGMP
10 5 (12.20%) SSL
11 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
11 4 (9.76%) Wireless
12 3 (7.32%) HSRP
12 3 (7.32%) NGN
12 3 (7.32%) PBX
12 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (9.76%) Migration Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) IP Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Designer
4 2 (4.88%) ICT Technician
4 2 (4.88%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Senior ICT Technician
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Technician
4 2 (4.88%) Server Migration Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.32%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Server
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.88%) Android
8 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.44%) AIX
9 1 (2.44%) HPUX
9 1 (2.44%) Solaris
9 1 (2.44%) VMS
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Design
2 9 (21.95%) Change Management
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
3 7 (17.07%) SIEM
4 6 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (12.20%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (9.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
8 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Network Management
8 2 (4.88%) Network Planning
8 2 (4.88%) Security Hardening
8 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
2 2 (4.88%) PHP
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) CCNA
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNP
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) CWNA
3 2 (4.88%) MCP
3 2 (4.88%) MCSA
3 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) ProxySG
3 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Cacti
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Nagios
3 2 (4.88%) OpenNMS
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) RANCID
3 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.44%) QRadar
4 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) Juniper
3 8 (19.51%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
5 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.63%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.76%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Huawei
7 3 (7.32%) Redback
8 2 (4.88%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.88%) Apple
8 2 (4.88%) Brocade
8 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.88%) Foundry
8 2 (4.88%) Veeam
8 2 (4.88%) ZyXEL
9 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
9 1 (2.44%) F5
9 1 (2.44%) Splunk