Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 151 188
Rank change year-on-year -23 +37 +2
Contract jobs citing VLAN 34 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.89% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 6.02% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 18
North West median daily rate £445 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -13.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £220 £163 £218
90th Percentile £540 £489 £558
England median daily rate £400 £360 £353
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.13% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +33.33% -50.00%
10th Percentile £25.10 £19.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £112.50 £21.00 £16.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -24.68% +133.33% -38.60%

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 755 814 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.89% 14.84% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 474 637
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £207 £227 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 54
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -4.62% -12.16%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £39.13 £54.03 £42.78
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -34 12 £475 +46.15% 21
Lancashire -18 11 £433 -3.89% 2
Cheshire -11 5 - -
Merseyside - 3 £500 - 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 24 (70.59%) Firewall
2 20 (58.82%) Windows
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 16 (47.06%) DNS
4 16 (47.06%) Cisco
5 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
6 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
7 12 (35.29%) SCCM
8 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 11 (32.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 11 (32.35%) SAN
8 11 (32.35%) Hitachi
8 11 (32.35%) DMZ
8 11 (32.35%) EMC
8 11 (32.35%) Windows 2000
8 11 (32.35%) Windows NT
8 11 (32.35%) AIX
8 11 (32.35%) Solaris
8 11 (32.35%) Web Services
8 11 (32.35%) IIS
8 11 (32.35%) IBM
8 11 (32.35%) Sun
8 11 (32.35%) Unix
8 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
9 10 (29.41%) LAN
9 10 (29.41%) DHCP
9 10 (29.41%) Client/Server
9 10 (29.41%) Windows XP

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 11 (32.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) DNS
3 11 (32.35%) DMZ
3 11 (32.35%) SAN
4 10 (29.41%) DHCP
4 10 (29.41%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) MPLS
6 8 (23.53%) VPN
6 8 (23.53%) WAN
7 6 (17.65%) Network Security
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) IP Telephony
9 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.82%) Wireless
10 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
10 2 (5.88%) PBX
10 2 (5.88%) SMTP
10 2 (5.88%) SSL
10 2 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (5.88%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Local Government
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Client/Server
2 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.94%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (32.35%) AIX
3 11 (32.35%) Solaris
3 11 (32.35%) Unix
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 2000
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 11 (32.35%) Windows NT
4 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.88%) CentOS
6 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.82%) Change Management
2 3 (8.82%) High Availability
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.88%) Coaching
3 2 (5.88%) Data Management
3 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITSM
3 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
3 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.76%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.88%) CWNA
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
3 11 (32.35%) EMC
3 11 (32.35%) Hitachi
3 11 (32.35%) IBM
3 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
3 11 (32.35%) Sun
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) Juniper
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Meraki
7 2 (5.88%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) BT
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Samsung