Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 160 157
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +18
Contract jobs citing VLAN 18 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 4.72% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 10
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £269 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.84% -32.81% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £241 £292
90th Percentile £525 £519 £440
England median daily rate £388 £394 £360
% change year-on-year -1.65% +9.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £25.01 £36.75
% change year-on-year +67.97% -31.96% +113.04%

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 606 678 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.05% 13.39% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 395 351
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.23% +4.03%
10th Percentile £192 £204 £164
90th Percentile £589 £550 £510
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 53 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £17.34 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.03% +8.34% -25.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.64 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.80 £64.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Birmingham +9 9 £406 +35.42% 4
Warwickshire +3 5 £500 - 2
Shropshire +17 1 £330 +32.00% 4
Staffordshire +7 1 £390 +25.81% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) CCNP
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) VPN
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Aruba
5 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) Juniper
6 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Digital Content Management
7 4 (22.22%) Multicast
7 4 (22.22%) IGMP
7 4 (22.22%) JNCIE
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) Junos
7 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) CCIE
7 4 (22.22%) OSPF
7 4 (22.22%) BGP
7 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 4 (22.22%) TACACS
7 4 (22.22%) IPsec

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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
4 4 (22.22%) IGMP
4 4 (22.22%) IPsec
4 4 (22.22%) Junos
4 4 (22.22%) Multicast
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
4 4 (22.22%) SSL
4 4 (22.22%) TACACS
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) RTP
5 3 (16.67%) RTSP
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Power BI
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless Network Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) MPEG
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Tandem
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) VMS
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (22.22%) Digital Content Management
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.56%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (5.56%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) JNCIE
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) CISSP
5 3 (16.67%) SANS
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) CCSP
7 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
7 1 (5.56%) MCP
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) MCSE
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Aruba
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) Synology
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Darktrace
6 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.56%) Polycom
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Zscaler