Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 178 199
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 19 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 4.05% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
South West median daily rate £381 £352 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.31% +53.04% -13.21%
10th Percentile £198 £227 £209
90th Percentile £466 £450 £366
England median daily rate £392 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +10.42% -5.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 1
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +108.11% -44.36%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.75 £17.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £19.25
England median hourly rate £29.38 £38.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -23.70% +87.80% -14.58%

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 779 692 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.05% 12.87% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 424 503
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £152 £183
90th Percentile £550 £538 £487
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 67 64
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% - +69.68%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.55 £14.28
90th Percentile £43.50 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -4 8 £381 +15.18% 2
Wiltshire +1 6 £450 - 4
Somerset -5 3 £238 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 1 - - 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) SIEM
6 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
6 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (21.05%) Analytics
6 4 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (21.05%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server

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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) BGP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.53%) IPv4
5 2 (10.53%) Junos
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) SNMP
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VRRP
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Core Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Data Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Qt
1 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Analytics
2 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analytics
2 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
2 4 (21.05%) SIEM
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 4 (21.05%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) HNC
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) CCDP
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Firmware
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Cacti
2 1 (5.26%) Kibana
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.26%) Aruba
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas
4 1 (5.26%) VMware