Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 14 December 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 > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 178 177
Rank change year-on-year -38 -1 +11
Contract jobs citing VLAN 18 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 3.12% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
South West median daily rate £400 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -10.71% -6.04%
10th Percentile £373 £208 £303
90th Percentile £445 £538 £450
England median daily rate £395 £375 £352
% change year-on-year +5.33% +6.69% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 15
South West median hourly rate £42.00 - £41.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £14.87 £38.50
% change year-on-year +68.18% -61.39% +71.11%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 951 833 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.59% 14.94% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 503 450
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £184 £181 £159
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 80
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.49% -27.89% -6.37%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.50 £12.23
90th Percentile £49.43 £42.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the South West

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the South West

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the South West

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Wiltshire -28 5 £413 -8.33% 9
Gloucestershire -14 4 £431 +102.94% 1
Bristol -24 3 £400 +7.02% 1
Dorset - 2 £413 - 3
Devon - 1 £379 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 South West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) NAS
5 5 (27.78%) XenApp
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) Firmware
5 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) Server Management
6 4 (22.22%) Storage Management
6 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (22.22%) Proactive Management
6 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Firebase
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) NAS
2 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) BGP
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) MPLS
3 5 (27.78%) OSPF
4 4 (22.22%) ADSL
4 4 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (22.22%) HSRP
4 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 3 (16.67%) VDSL
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Gradle
2 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) WAN Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Android Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Android SDK
1 2 (11.11%) Dagger
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) REST
1 2 (11.11%) Retrofit
1 2 (11.11%) RxJava
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Gson
2 1 (5.56%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) CentOS
5 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) Fault Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Proactive Management
2 4 (22.22%) Server Management
2 4 (22.22%) Storage Management
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Java 8
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) MOS
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) HNC
6 2 (11.11%) JNCIE
7 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (5.56%) CCIE
7 1 (5.56%) CCMSE
7 1 (5.56%) CCNP
7 1 (5.56%) CCSA
7 1 (5.56%) CCSE
7 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
7 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
7 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Firmware
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
1 2 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) McAfee
6 2 (11.11%) Sophos
7 1 (5.56%) CA
7 1 (5.56%) Capita
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet