Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 82 85
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 -
Contract jobs citing VLAN 20 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.11% 0.27% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% 1.43% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 16
South Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £288
90th Percentile £376 £415 £481
Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year - -7.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £20.50
Wales median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 156 210 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.49% 18.72% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 142 176
South Wales median daily rate £324 £396 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.30% +20.99% -12.67%
10th Percentile £154 £207 £216
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
Wales median daily rate £323 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -19.38% +17.65% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.75 £11.03
90th Percentile £35.69 £77.50 £27.80
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in South Wales

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in South Wales

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in South Wales

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in South Wales

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 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
Newport - 10 £359 -
Caerphilly - 2 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £350 - 2
VLAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (65.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (65.00%) Defect Management
3 13 (65.00%) HP
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
3 13 (65.00%) Test Management
3 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (60.00%) SQL
5 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
5 11 (55.00%) RUP
5 11 (55.00%) ISEB
5 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Project Management
5 11 (55.00%) Unified Process
6 9 (45.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (40.00%) IIS
7 8 (40.00%) Windows
7 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (40.00%) SCCM

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (40.00%) IIS
1 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) VSAN
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (35.00%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Information Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Support
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) QC Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
1 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) CentOS
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
1 13 (65.00%) Defect Management
1 13 (65.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (65.00%) Test Management
1 13 (65.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
2 11 (55.00%) Project Management
2 11 (55.00%) RUP
2 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Unified Process
3 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.00%) Security Hardening
5 3 (15.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C
3 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) HNC
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
1 8 (40.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) iptables
2 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 3 (15.00%) Postfix
2 3 (15.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 8 (40.00%) SCOM
3 6 (30.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (15.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) HP
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) BMC
6 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (15.00%) McAfee
7 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.00%) Symantec
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco
8 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto