Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 167 179
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 -6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 33 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 4.07% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 17
South West median daily rate £320 £213 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.59% -34.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £214 £150 £212
90th Percentile £425 £449 £430
England median daily rate £391 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +8.54% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.18% +102.38%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.16% +120.00% -37.50%

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 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 772 884 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.18% 16.17% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 537 597
South West median daily rate £375 £368 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +2.80% -2.05%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £521
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 68 89
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £16.28 £12.27 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.75 £46.10
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the South West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 15 August 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
Bristol -6 11 £400 +23.08% 1
Wiltshire +5 9 £375 -31.82% 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £320 +50.59% 2
Somerset -2 4 £225 +28.57% 1
Devon +4 2 £379 -
Dorset - 2 £250 - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) LAN
3 17 (51.52%) WAN
4 15 (45.45%) Windows
5 13 (39.39%) OSPF
6 12 (36.36%) BGP
6 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (36.36%) CCNA
7 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
7 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
8 9 (27.27%) ADSL
8 9 (27.27%) VMware
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (24.24%) DHCP
9 8 (24.24%) Ethernet
9 8 (24.24%) MPLS
10 7 (21.21%) ITIL
10 7 (21.21%) VPN
10 7 (21.21%) DNS
10 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (18.18%) Wireless
12 5 (15.15%) VDSL
12 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
12 5 (15.15%) Migration
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (15.15%) Project Management

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) LAN
2 17 (51.52%) WAN
3 13 (39.39%) OSPF
4 12 (36.36%) BGP
5 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
6 9 (27.27%) ADSL
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) Ethernet
7 8 (24.24%) MPLS
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (15.15%) HSRP
10 5 (15.15%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (15.15%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (15.15%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Network Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) WAN Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Server Support
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) CentOS
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Change Control
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.06%) Proactive Management
5 2 (6.06%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) CCNA
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) MOS
4 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) HNC
6 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.03%) CCNP
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Salt
2 2 (6.06%) SCOrch
2 2 (6.06%) SCSM
2 2 (6.06%) Terraform
2 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Juniper
4 4 (12.12%) McAfee
5 3 (9.09%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Sophos
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Capita
7 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter