The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 159 210 195
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -15
Contract jobs citing VLAN 41 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.09% 1.71% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 16
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£400 £458 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.56% +35.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £291 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.88% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.69 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +57.77%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
806 879 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 12.22% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 588 684
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 43
Average hourly rate £19.75 £36.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.51% +76.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the City of London region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the City of London region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN.

1 40 (66.67%) Firewall
2 39 (65.00%) Cisco
3 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 29 (48.33%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (41.67%) Finance
6 24 (40.00%) VPN
7 21 (35.00%) CCNP
7 21 (35.00%) WAN
7 21 (35.00%) BGP
8 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 18 (30.00%) LAN
9 18 (30.00%) Windows
9 18 (30.00%) EIGRP
9 18 (30.00%) OSPF
10 17 (28.33%) Banking
11 16 (26.67%) Juniper
12 15 (25.00%) VoIP
12 15 (25.00%) VMware
13 14 (23.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (23.33%) Linux
13 14 (23.33%) SAN
13 14 (23.33%) HSRP
14 13 (21.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (21.67%) Cisco UCCX
14 13 (21.67%) F5
14 13 (21.67%) Cisco UCCE
14 13 (21.67%) CCVP
15 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (20.00%) Network Security
16 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VLAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (66.67%) Firewall
2 24 (40.00%) VPN
3 21 (35.00%) BGP
3 21 (35.00%) WAN
4 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 18 (30.00%) LAN
5 18 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 18 (30.00%) OSPF
6 15 (25.00%) VoIP
7 14 (23.33%) SAN
7 14 (23.33%) HSRP
8 13 (21.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (20.00%) Network Security
10 10 (16.67%) VRRP
11 9 (15.00%) DNS
12 6 (10.00%) Internet
12 6 (10.00%) MPLS
12 6 (10.00%) NetScaler
12 6 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Publishing
5 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Network Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) LAMP
1 3 (5.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.67%) YAML
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Replication
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (5.00%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) Firmware
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) CMDB
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Open Source
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) AIX
3 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (5.00%) SUSE
5 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) UNIX
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) CentOS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Debian
6 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (13.33%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 7 (11.67%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Management
5 4 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Low Latency
6 3 (5.00%) Line Management
6 3 (5.00%) Network Management
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.00%) Network Design
6 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) C
4 1 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) VBA
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (48.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (35.00%) CCNP
3 13 (21.67%) CCVP
4 7 (11.67%) CCNA
5 4 (6.67%) CCIE
5 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.00%) RHCT
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.00%) MCSE
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.00%) RHCE
6 3 (5.00%) MCITP
7 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) CCEE
7 2 (3.33%) MCP
7 2 (3.33%) CCEA
7 2 (3.33%) CCSE
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.00%) Snort
3 6 (10.00%) XenApp
4 5 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (8.33%) NFS
5 4 (6.67%) XenServer
6 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.33%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (21.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 13 (21.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
4 3 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (3.33%) OpenView
6 1 (1.67%) Control-M
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.67%) Puppet
6 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) Cisco
2 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (26.67%) Juniper
4 15 (25.00%) VMware
5 13 (21.67%) F5
6 10 (16.67%) Citrix
7 8 (13.33%) IBM
7 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
8 7 (11.67%) Oracle
9 6 (10.00%) HP
9 6 (10.00%) Sourcefire
10 4 (6.67%) NetApp
11 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 3 (5.00%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.00%) Symantec
11 3 (5.00%) Sophos
12 2 (3.33%) Remedy
12 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.33%) Red Hat