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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 157 196 191
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 38 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 2.34% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 5
Average daily rate
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£404 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.23% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+38.01% -27.54%
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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
736 728 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.56% 11.57% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 510 625
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.55 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 34 (52.31%) Windows
2 33 (50.77%) Cisco
3 31 (47.69%) Firewall
4 24 (36.92%) VPN
5 23 (35.38%) LAN
6 21 (32.31%) HP
7 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (29.23%) OSPF
9 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (27.69%) Finance
10 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
10 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
10 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
10 17 (26.15%) WAN
11 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (23.08%) SAN
13 14 (21.54%) Citrix
13 14 (21.54%) VMware
13 14 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (20.00%) F5
14 13 (20.00%) CCNP
14 13 (20.00%) DNS
14 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 13 (20.00%) Red Hat
15 12 (18.46%) MS Office
16 11 (16.92%) SOAP
16 11 (16.92%) ITIL
16 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
16 11 (16.92%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.77%) IIS
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.62%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) Lync
6 2 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Office
2 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
3 8 (12.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.62%) MS Project
6 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.62%) IaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) PaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (47.69%) Firewall
2 24 (36.92%) VPN
3 23 (35.38%) LAN
4 19 (29.23%) OSPF
5 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
5 17 (26.15%) WAN
6 15 (23.08%) SAN
7 14 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (20.00%) DNS
9 11 (16.92%) HTTP
9 11 (16.92%) BGP
10 10 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (15.38%) NAS
11 9 (13.85%) SSL
11 9 (13.85%) DHCP
11 9 (13.85%) Wireless
12 8 (12.31%) MPLS
13 7 (10.77%) WLAN
13 7 (10.77%) SNMP
13 7 (10.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Communications Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) IT Support
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Network Security Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) XMPP
3 3 (4.62%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) HACMP
3 3 (4.62%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) iPhone
4 2 (3.08%) IVR
5 1 (1.54%) AS400
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (52.31%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.85%) Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) SUSE
7 1 (1.54%) NetWare
7 1 (1.54%) VMS
7 1 (1.54%) UNIX
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
1 11 (16.92%) BPR
1 11 (16.92%) Service Management
1 11 (16.92%) Business Process Improvement
1 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
1 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
2 10 (15.38%) Project Management
3 7 (10.77%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (10.77%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 6 (9.23%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.69%) Migration
5 5 (7.69%) Business Development
6 4 (6.15%) Network Design
7 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.62%) Change Control
7 3 (4.62%) Network Management
8 2 (3.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.08%) SIEM
8 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) C
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) Ruby
3 1 (1.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCNP
3 10 (15.38%) CCNA
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.69%) MCSE
5 5 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) CCIE
7 2 (3.08%) MCP
7 2 (3.08%) CISSP
7 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.08%) CISM
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.54%) CCSE
8 1 (1.54%) MCTS
8 1 (1.54%) MCITP
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.31%) vSphere
5 4 (6.15%) Xen
6 3 (4.62%) DFS Replication
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (3.08%) Squid
7 2 (3.08%) Snort
8 1 (1.54%) Firmware
8 1 (1.54%) vCloud
8 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.54%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.54%) Postfix
8 1 (1.54%) XenServer
8 1 (1.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (9.23%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (6.15%) OPNET
4 3 (4.62%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.08%) Iperf
5 2 (3.08%) Puppet
6 1 (1.54%) OpenView
6 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.54%) SCOM
6 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) HP
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.54%) Citrix
4 14 (21.54%) VMware
5 13 (20.00%) F5
5 13 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.31%) NetApp
7 6 (9.23%) SolarWinds
7 6 (9.23%) Juniper
8 5 (7.69%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.15%) Aruba
9 4 (6.15%) Brocade
9 4 (6.15%) Oracle
10 3 (4.62%) BT
10 3 (4.62%) Veritas
10 3 (4.62%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.08%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.08%) Google
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