The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 398 348 383
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Contract jobs citing VLAN 246 305 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.12% 4.07% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 199 102
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £340 £263
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 27
Median hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £14.10 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £80.80 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -25.45%
VLAN
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7887 7492 7543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 14.14% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4355 4121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 468 428
Median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £47.83 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in England

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -40 99 £375 - 26
West Midlands +1 36 £295 +7.27% 10
South East -46 27 £419 +19.64% 18
North West +26 26 £363 -19.44% 9
East of England +20 24 £250 - 2
South West +6 20 £325 -27.77% 2
Yorkshire -6 5 £300 +9.09% 5
East Midlands -5 4 £275 - 1
North East -35 4 £238 -30.14% 1
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 235 (57.60%) Cisco
2 217 (53.19%) Firewall
3 160 (39.22%) Windows
4 147 (36.03%) VMware
5 144 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
6 143 (35.05%) WAN
7 139 (34.07%) LAN
8 132 (32.35%) VPN
9 121 (29.66%) Active Directory
10 113 (27.70%) DNS
11 112 (27.45%) Linux
12 111 (27.21%) DHCP
13 100 (24.51%) Microsoft
14 92 (22.55%) CCNA
15 89 (21.81%) Data Centre
16 88 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
17 87 (21.32%) SAN
18 85 (20.83%) TCP/IP
18 85 (20.83%) BGP
18 85 (20.83%) Windows Server
19 83 (20.34%) MPLS
19 83 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 81 (19.85%) CCNP
21 80 (19.61%) OSPF
22 72 (17.65%) MS Exchange
23 69 (16.91%) Network Security
24 66 (16.18%) Citrix
24 66 (16.18%) Wireless
25 64 (15.69%) Juniper
25 64 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 72 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.17%) Apache
4 16 (3.92%) OpenStack
4 16 (3.92%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.96%) IIS
7 8 (1.96%) Liferay
7 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.15%) MS Office
3 13 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.49%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.43%) PaaS
4 13 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (3.19%) IaaS
5 8 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.72%) Office 365
7 5 (1.23%) SaaS
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.49%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 217 (53.19%) Firewall
2 143 (35.05%) WAN
3 139 (34.07%) LAN
4 132 (32.35%) VPN
5 113 (27.70%) DNS
6 111 (27.21%) DHCP
7 88 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
8 87 (21.32%) SAN
9 85 (20.83%) BGP
9 85 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 83 (20.34%) MPLS
11 80 (19.61%) OSPF
12 69 (16.91%) Network Security
13 66 (16.18%) Wireless
14 42 (10.29%) VoIP
15 41 (10.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 39 (9.56%) EIGRP
17 34 (8.33%) WLAN
18 32 (7.84%) Internet
18 32 (7.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (3.92%) MySQL
5 11 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.74%) DB2
11 2 (0.49%) Redis
12 1 (0.25%) GIS
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (4.17%) JIRA
2 16 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.74%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.49%) Ant
6 2 (0.49%) GCC
6 2 (0.49%) Maven
6 2 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (9.31%) Finance
2 35 (8.58%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.13%) Banking
4 6 (1.47%) Retail
5 4 (0.98%) Billing
6 3 (0.74%) Back Office
6 3 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Advertising
7 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.49%) French Language
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Local Government
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 120 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 55 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (12.50%) Architect
4 47 (11.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 41 (10.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (7.60%) VMware Engineer
7 25 (6.13%) Support Engineer
8 23 (5.64%) Analyst
8 23 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (4.66%) Network Analyst
11 17 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
12 16 (3.92%) Network Architect
13 15 (3.68%) IT Engineer
13 15 (3.68%) Server Engineer
13 15 (3.68%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.43%) Citrix Engineer
15 13 (3.19%) Administrator
15 13 (3.19%) Consultant
15 13 (3.19%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.90%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.43%) LAMP
3 12 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.96%) Oracle ADF
5 6 (1.47%) CSS
5 6 (1.47%) libvirt
6 4 (0.98%) RESTful
7 2 (0.49%) .NET
7 2 (0.49%) boto
7 2 (0.49%) Qt
7 2 (0.49%) REST
7 2 (0.49%) XML
7 2 (0.49%) Yocto
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.25%) HTML
8 1 (0.25%) JSON
8 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.25%) XMPP
8 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (21.81%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.64%) Replication
3 21 (5.15%) Blackberry
4 19 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.96%) PDA
9 7 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.72%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.47%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.47%) PKI
11 5 (1.23%) Clustering
11 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 160 (39.22%) Windows
2 112 (27.45%) Linux
3 85 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 64 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (7.35%) Unix
8 20 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (4.66%) AIX
10 18 (4.41%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.70%) Solaris
12 10 (2.45%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.96%) VMS
14 5 (1.23%) CentOS
14 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.98%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.74%) SUSE
16 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (11.76%) Migration
2 47 (11.52%) ITIL
3 37 (9.07%) Configuration Management
4 36 (8.82%) Network Design
5 30 (7.35%) Open Source
6 29 (7.11%) Load Balancing
7 27 (6.62%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (6.13%) Change Management
9 22 (5.39%) Project Management
10 17 (4.17%) Network Management
11 16 (3.92%) DevOps
12 15 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.43%) Time Management
14 12 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
14 12 (2.94%) Software Testing
14 12 (2.94%) V-Model
14 12 (2.94%) Waterfall
15 11 (2.70%) High Availability
15 11 (2.70%) Kernel Tuning
16 10 (2.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 34 (8.33%) SQL
2 21 (5.15%) Bash Shell
3 17 (4.17%) Python
4 13 (3.19%) Ruby
5 8 (1.96%) Perl
6 6 (1.47%) C
7 3 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.74%) Java
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (22.55%) CCNA
3 81 (19.85%) CCNP
4 54 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 39 (9.56%) SC Cleared
6 32 (7.84%) CCIE
7 27 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (3.92%) MCSE
10 13 (3.19%) Degree
11 12 (2.94%) ISTQB
11 12 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (2.45%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.96%) CCDP
14 7 (1.72%) MCSA
15 6 (1.47%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.47%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.47%) RHCA
15 6 (1.47%) RHCE
15 6 (1.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) SLA
2 9 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) QA
5 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (29.66%) Active Directory
2 83 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.09%) vSphere
4 32 (7.84%) XenApp
5 22 (5.39%) VMware ESX
5 22 (5.39%) VMware Server
6 20 (4.90%) Hyper-V
7 15 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.43%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.19%) XenServer
10 11 (2.70%) iptables
10 11 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (2.45%) KVM
12 9 (2.21%) DFS Replication
12 9 (2.21%) NFS
12 9 (2.21%) Xen
13 8 (1.96%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.98%) UAG
14 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (10.54%) SCCM
2 25 (6.13%) Puppet
3 22 (5.39%) SCOM
4 18 (4.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (4.41%) FortiGate
5 14 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.43%) WSUS
6 11 (2.70%) HAProxy
7 10 (2.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.96%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.96%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.72%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.47%) Nagios
12 3 (0.74%) Ansible
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 235 (57.60%) Cisco
2 147 (36.03%) VMware
3 100 (24.51%) Microsoft
4 66 (16.18%) Citrix
5 64 (15.69%) Juniper
6 55 (13.48%) HP
7 49 (12.01%) CheckPoint
8 36 (8.82%) Palo Alto
9 34 (8.33%) Dell
10 33 (8.09%) SolarWinds
11 31 (7.60%) Oracle
12 28 (6.86%) F5
13 19 (4.66%) NetApp
14 17 (4.17%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.92%) Fortinet
15 16 (3.92%) Intel Security
16 15 (3.68%) Veeam
17 14 (3.43%) Blue Coat
17 14 (3.43%) Brocade
17 14 (3.43%) Riverbed
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