Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 160 167
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 24 43 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.70% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 5.08% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 8
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -22.58% +84.52%
10th Percentile £197 £208 £251
90th Percentile £438 £467 £488
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
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 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 793 847 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.74% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 439 302
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £207
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.60 £40.71
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 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 24 November 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 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
Shropshire +28 7 £420 - 1
Birmingham +8 7 £400 +100.00% 1
Solihull +1 5 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £435 +24.29%
West Bromwich - 1 £175 -
Coventry - 1 £105 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 22 (91.67%) VPN
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco
3 18 (75.00%) Firewall
4 17 (70.83%) WAN
5 15 (62.50%) CCNP
5 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 12 (50.00%) MPLS
7 11 (45.83%) Juniper
7 11 (45.83%) CCIE
7 11 (45.83%) LAN
7 11 (45.83%) HSRP
8 10 (41.67%) F5
8 10 (41.67%) Fortinet
8 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (41.67%) OSPF
8 10 (41.67%) BGP
9 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (29.17%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (29.17%) SolarWinds
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (29.17%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (29.17%) Network Packet Analysis
11 7 (29.17%) Internet
11 7 (29.17%) Wireless
11 7 (29.17%) IPsec
11 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Akamai
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) VPN
2 18 (75.00%) Firewall
3 17 (70.83%) WAN
4 12 (50.00%) MPLS
5 11 (45.83%) HSRP
5 11 (45.83%) LAN
6 10 (41.67%) BGP
6 10 (41.67%) OSPF
7 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
8 7 (29.17%) Internet
8 7 (29.17%) IPsec
8 7 (29.17%) Wireless
9 6 (25.00%) VoIP
10 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 5 (20.83%) SNMP
10 5 (20.83%) WLAN
11 4 (16.67%) TACACS
11 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Expert
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Expert
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Network Load Balancing
1 7 (29.17%) Network Packet Analysis
1 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
1 7 (29.17%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (25.00%) Coaching
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) SIEM
4 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) CCNP
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCIE
3 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (16.67%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 3 (12.50%) Nagios
1 3 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (45.83%) Juniper
4 10 (41.67%) F5
4 10 (41.67%) Fortinet
5 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 7 (29.17%) BMC
5 7 (29.17%) IBM
5 7 (29.17%) McAfee
5 7 (29.17%) SolarWinds
6 6 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) Brocade
7 4 (16.67%) Sophos
8 3 (12.50%) AppDynamics
8 3 (12.50%) Aruba
8 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 1 (4.17%) Citrix