Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 12 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 160 169
Rank change year-on-year -24 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 23 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.51% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 3.26% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 26
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +38.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £210 £197 £210
90th Percentile £519 £438 £466
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +8.00% -20.00% +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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 640 736 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.62% 15.57% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 434 440
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £183 £160 £187
90th Percentile £533 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 41
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -13.95% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.55 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £44.95 £39.50
England median hourly rate £19.69 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.64% -15.56% +11.47%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the West Midlands

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Shropshire -48 9 £483 +14.88% 1
Warwickshire +10 7 £513 +17.82%
Birmingham -5 3 £225 -43.75% 8
Solihull -2 1 - - 3
Coventry -14 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £310 - 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) WAN
3 12 (52.17%) MPLS
4 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
5 9 (39.13%) CCNP
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (39.13%) VPN
5 9 (39.13%) ITIL
5 9 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (34.78%) Data Protection
7 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
7 7 (30.43%) Perl
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 7 (30.43%) Python
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (30.43%) LAN
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) CCNA
7 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
7 7 (30.43%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) SDLC
8 6 (26.09%) SIEM
8 6 (26.09%) Internet
8 6 (26.09%) CISSP
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco
8 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Fortinet

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Confluence
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) MPLS
2 12 (52.17%) WAN
3 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 7 (30.43%) BGP
4 7 (30.43%) LAN
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) DHCP
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) HSRP
6 5 (21.74%) OSPF
6 5 (21.74%) SAN
6 5 (21.74%) SNMP
6 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 5 (21.74%) Wireless
7 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 3 (13.04%) WLAN
9 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Maven
1 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Support
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (13.04%) WSH
1 3 (13.04%) YAML
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
1 9 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (34.78%) Data Protection
3 7 (30.43%) SDLC
4 6 (26.09%) SIEM
5 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
5 5 (21.74%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
6 4 (17.39%) Information Governance
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (17.39%) Network Design
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) Perl
2 7 (30.43%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CCNP
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNA
3 6 (26.09%) CISSP
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (17.39%) SANS
5 3 (13.04%) MCSE
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCIE
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) Docker
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
1 3 (13.04%) Docker Swarm
1 3 (13.04%) Nagios
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
3 5 (21.74%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
3 5 (21.74%) McAfee
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.04%) SonicWALL
6 2 (8.70%) Aruba
6 2 (8.70%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) BMC
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper