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 3 months to 24 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 122 114
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 7 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 4.98% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 1
Median daily rate £400 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +18.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +9.72% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 308 402 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 13.32% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 216 197
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 4 £400 +8.10% 1
Coventry - 2 £265 -
VLAN
England

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

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (41.67%) CCIE
5 5 (41.67%) CCNP
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (33.33%) SNMP
6 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 4 (33.33%) PKI
7 3 (25.00%) SSH
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) HSRP
7 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (25.00%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) MPLS
7 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 3 (25.00%) Sophos
7 3 (25.00%) TACACS

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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) SNMP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) HSRP
4 3 (25.00%) IPsec
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) SSH
4 3 (25.00%) TACACS
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) 802.11
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) Frame Relay
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Presales
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Development
2 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCIE
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) CWAP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Sophos
4 2 (16.67%) AirMagnet
4 2 (16.67%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) VMware