The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 116 108 131
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing VLAN 31 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.02% 0.68% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.93% 4.49% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
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£213 £168 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -55.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £110 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £226 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +19.07%
VLAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
523 356 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.26% 15.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 137 246
Average daily rate £345 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £185 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 51 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -50.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +18 22 £345 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £230 -
Bedfordshire -14 2 - -
Hertfordshire -25 2 - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 25 (67.57%) Firewall
2 24 (64.86%) Cisco
3 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) ITIL
4 20 (54.05%) Citrix
5 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (48.65%) WatchGuard
7 17 (45.95%) XenServer
8 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
8 15 (40.54%) VoIP
8 15 (40.54%) ISO 9001
8 15 (40.54%) Kindle
9 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
10 13 (35.14%) VPN
11 9 (24.32%) MPLS
12 8 (21.62%) VMware
13 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
13 7 (18.92%) LAN
13 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
14 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
14 6 (16.22%) HP
14 6 (16.22%) Juniper
14 6 (16.22%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (13.51%) IPv6
15 5 (13.51%) BGP
15 5 (13.51%) Internet
15 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
15 5 (13.51%) DNA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Lync
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.41%) JOnAS
6 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) VoIP
3 13 (35.14%) VPN
4 9 (24.32%) MPLS
5 7 (18.92%) LAN
6 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
7 5 (13.51%) IPv6
7 5 (13.51%) BGP
7 5 (13.51%) Internet
7 5 (13.51%) Junos
7 5 (13.51%) Multicast
8 4 (10.81%) WAN
8 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.81%) IPsec
9 3 (8.11%) SAN
9 3 (8.11%) SSL
9 3 (8.11%) DWDM
9 3 (8.11%) ISDN
10 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
1 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Kindle
2 4 (10.81%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.51%) DNA
4 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
6 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) SOA
6 2 (5.41%) Security Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CCNA
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) MCSE
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) MCITP
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) XenServer
2 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) UAG
6 1 (2.70%) VMFS
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Citrix
3 18 (48.65%) WatchGuard
4 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.62%) VMware
6 6 (16.22%) HP
6 6 (16.22%) Juniper
7 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.11%) Imperva
7 3 (8.11%) SAP
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle
7 3 (8.11%) Splunk
8 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.41%) F5
8 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.41%) Mitel
9 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
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