Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 165 174
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 +17
Contract jobs citing VLAN 28 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 3.92% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 16
South West median daily rate £394 £231 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.27% -28.85% -27.78%
10th Percentile £310 £150 £290
90th Percentile £433 £528 £438
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% +102.38%
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.88 £31.25
% change year-on-year -1.30% -7.60% +38.89%

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 864 817 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.30% 14.86% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 484 525
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £171 £179
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 51 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -16.72%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.79 £12.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -13 10 £400 +36.75% 1
Wiltshire -17 8 £394 -26.74% 1
Gloucestershire +1 6 £320 +50.59% 5
Devon - 1 £379 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (67.86%) Cisco
2 17 (60.71%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (53.57%) CCNA
5 14 (50.00%) LAN
6 13 (46.43%) WAN
6 13 (46.43%) OSPF
7 12 (42.86%) BGP
8 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (32.14%) VMware
10 8 (28.57%) ITIL
10 8 (28.57%) DNS
10 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 7 (25.00%) Windows
11 7 (25.00%) DHCP
11 7 (25.00%) MPLS
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (21.43%) NAS
12 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (21.43%) HSRP
12 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
12 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 6 (21.43%) ADSL
12 6 (21.43%) SAN
13 5 (17.86%) Firmware
13 5 (17.86%) Linux
13 5 (17.86%) Project Management
13 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery

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 (7.14%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) LAN
3 13 (46.43%) OSPF
3 13 (46.43%) WAN
4 12 (42.86%) BGP
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (25.00%) DHCP
6 7 (25.00%) MPLS
7 6 (21.43%) ADSL
7 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
7 6 (21.43%) HSRP
7 6 (21.43%) NAS
7 6 (21.43%) SAN
7 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.86%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (17.86%) VDSL
8 5 (17.86%) Wireless
9 4 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) WAN Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Server Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) CentOS
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Change Control
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Proactive Management
3 4 (14.29%) Server Management
3 4 (14.29%) Storage Management
3 4 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Lisp
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNA
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) MOS
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) HNC
7 2 (7.14%) CCNP
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.57%) CCIE
8 1 (3.57%) CCMSE
8 1 (3.57%) CCSA
8 1 (3.57%) CCSE
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIP
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Firmware
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.71%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Salt
2 2 (7.14%) SCDPM
2 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) F5
3 4 (14.29%) McAfee
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 2 (7.14%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) Capita
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter