Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 170 173
Rank change year-on-year -22 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing VLAN 28 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 4.02% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 17
South West median daily rate £450 £250 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +21.95% -36.92%
10th Percentile £234 £213 £145
90th Percentile £475 £405 £385
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +9.09% +108.11%
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +32.76% -24.68% +133.33%

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 912 746 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.09% 14.75% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 415 525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -0.69%
10th Percentile £165 £202 £195
90th Percentile £575 £540 £523
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 68 72
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.77 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.52% -10.07% +21.74%
10th Percentile £17.59 £16.03 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.58 £47.50 £75.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%

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 24 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 -22 17 £450 +20.00% 3
Dorset +12 9 - - 1
Somerset -4 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) CCNA
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (50.00%) OSPF
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 11 (39.29%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) ITIL
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
6 10 (35.71%) Migration
6 10 (35.71%) Debian
6 10 (35.71%) Six Sigma
6 10 (35.71%) MPLS
7 9 (32.14%) Wireless
7 9 (32.14%) IGMP
7 9 (32.14%) Ethernet
7 9 (32.14%) Multicast
7 9 (32.14%) CentOS
7 9 (32.14%) Driving Licence
8 8 (28.57%) Firewall
9 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.00%) VPN
9 7 (25.00%) LAN
9 7 (25.00%) WAN
10 6 (21.43%) WLAN
10 6 (21.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (21.43%) SLA
10 6 (21.43%) McAfee

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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) OSPF
2 10 (35.71%) MPLS
3 9 (32.14%) Ethernet
3 9 (32.14%) IGMP
3 9 (32.14%) Multicast
3 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 8 (28.57%) Firewall
5 7 (25.00%) LAN
5 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (25.00%) WAN
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (21.43%) WLAN
7 5 (17.86%) BGP
7 5 (17.86%) HSRP
7 5 (17.86%) RIP
7 5 (17.86%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.57%) DNS
8 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Network Engineer
2 12 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Debian
4 9 (32.14%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 10 (35.71%) Six Sigma
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) OOP
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) CCNA
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) HNC
4 3 (10.71%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) MCSA
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (3.57%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) F5
2 6 (21.43%) McAfee
2 6 (21.43%) Riverbed
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Meraki
4 1 (3.57%) Veeam