Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 150 168
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 +9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 32 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 4.30% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 13
West Midlands median daily rate £483 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.53% +37.10% -22.50%
10th Percentile £236 £274 £220
90th Percentile £575 £500 £395
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - -35.06% +71.11%

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 585 744 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.01% 16.06% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 440 367
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £190 £156 £200
90th Percentile £538 £508 £540
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £30.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.26% +102.07% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.25 £44.95 £38.08
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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
Shropshire -44 16 £473 +12.50%
Warwickshire +1 5 £525 +10.53% 1
Birmingham +6 3 £300 -25.70% 6
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) WAN
3 18 (56.25%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (46.88%) CCNP
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (40.63%) MPLS
6 13 (40.63%) VPN
6 13 (40.63%) Python
6 13 (40.63%) Perl
6 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 13 (40.63%) ITIL
6 13 (40.63%) SDLC
7 12 (37.50%) Cisco
7 12 (37.50%) Internet
8 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
8 11 (34.38%) CCNA
8 11 (34.38%) LAN
8 11 (34.38%) Data Protection
9 10 (31.25%) Linux
10 9 (28.13%) Nagios
10 9 (28.13%) OSPF
10 9 (28.13%) BGP
10 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
10 9 (28.13%) HSRP
11 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation

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 8 (25.00%) Confluence
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) IaaS
5 1 (3.13%) PaaS
5 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) WAN
3 13 (40.63%) MPLS
3 13 (40.63%) VPN
4 12 (37.50%) Internet
5 11 (34.38%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) BGP
6 9 (28.13%) HSRP
6 9 (28.13%) OSPF
7 8 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (15.63%) Network Security
8 5 (15.63%) SAN
8 5 (15.63%) SNMP
9 3 (9.38%) ADSL
9 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.38%) WLAN
10 2 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
1 8 (25.00%) Maven
1 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.38%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.13%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (25.00%) YAML
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Unix
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 13 (40.63%) SDLC
3 11 (34.38%) Data Protection
4 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Coaching
5 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (25.00%) DevOps
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (25.00%) Kanban
5 8 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 8 (25.00%) SOA
5 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
6 5 (15.63%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Perl
1 13 (40.63%) Python
2 8 (25.00%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) CCNP
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (34.38%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) CISSP
4 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) SANS
6 3 (9.38%) CCIE
6 3 (9.38%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Nagios
2 8 (25.00%) Ansible
2 8 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
2 8 (25.00%) Puppet
2 8 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 8 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (25.00%) F5
4 8 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 8 (25.00%) McAfee
4 8 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) SonicWALL
7 3 (9.38%) BMC
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Aruba
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.13%) VMware