Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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)
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 169 184
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 25 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 4.26% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 24
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -26.55% +68.57%
10th Percentile £208 £290 £186
90th Percentile £538 £473 £484
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 0
South West median hourly rate - £41.00 -
England median hourly rate £14.87 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -51.26% +35.56% -18.18%

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 842 821 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.86% 14.43% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 484 462
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £171 £163 £180
90th Percentile £538 £536 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 76
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.15 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Wiltshire -8 8 £450 +33.33%
Bristol -10 8 £374 +19.60% 3
Somerset -4 4 £225 -
Gloucestershire +16 2 £213 -29.17% 1
Cornwall - 2 £238 - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
4 10 (40.00%) Linux
5 9 (36.00%) WAN
5 9 (36.00%) LAN
5 9 (36.00%) Network Security
6 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) DNS
7 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (28.00%) VPN
7 7 (28.00%) Unix
7 7 (28.00%) DHCP
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) CISSP
8 6 (24.00%) Security+ Certification
8 6 (24.00%) CISM
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) SIEM
8 6 (24.00%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (24.00%) Data Analytics
8 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (24.00%) Analytics
8 6 (24.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) iPlanet
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) LAN
2 9 (36.00%) Network Security
2 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 8 (32.00%) DNS
4 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 7 (28.00%) VPN
5 6 (24.00%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.00%) SAN
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
8 2 (8.00%) BGP
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (8.00%) MPLS
8 2 (8.00%) NAS
8 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
9 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Military
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analytics Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Core Network Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Data Analytics Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Data Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Network Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.00%) J2EE
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) FMCG
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Unix
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (4.00%) SUSE
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Analytics
2 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (24.00%) Data Analytics
2 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (24.00%) SIEM
3 3 (12.00%) Network Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Software Licensing
4 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.00%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C-shell
3 1 (4.00%) Korn
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) CISM
2 6 (24.00%) CISSP
2 6 (24.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.00%) HNC
4 2 (8.00%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.00%) KVM
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.00%) Samba
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) AirWatch
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SCSM
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Meraki
5 2 (8.00%) NETGEAR
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.00%) Siemens
5 2 (8.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (8.00%) Veritas
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Opsware
6 1 (4.00%) PlateSpin
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds