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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 134 105
Rank change year-on-year +26 -29  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 7 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.038% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 0.35% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £313 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £425 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £425 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -44.44%  

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 318 289 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.95% 10.89% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 151
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +7 4 £311 -26.76% 3
Coventry - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) SSL
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (25.00%) OSPF
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) IPsec
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) SSH
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Security Operations

VLAN
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) SSH
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) 802.11
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 2 (16.67%) Frame Relay
6 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Database Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
4 2 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (16.67%) AirMagnet
4 2 (16.67%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) BT
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) VMware