The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.45% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 1.98% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.33% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.03% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 159 80
Median daily rate £450 £380 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +15.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Reading

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Reading

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) NCDA
3 1 (20.00%) NCIE
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) HSRP
3 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) VPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) ADSL
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPLS
2 1 (20.00%) VRRP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) NCDA
1 1 (20.00%) NCIE
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds