The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 388 367 417
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +50
Contract jobs citing VLAN 208 236 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 3.34% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 136 90
Average daily rate £375 £390 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £245 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.09% -5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.13 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.09 £30.00 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
VLAN
UK

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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +27 74 £365 - 25
London -43 62 £400 -8.57% 20
North West -7 34 £450 +35.33% 11
East of England +8 13 £350 +27.27% 8
South West +3 10 £240 -22.58% 12
Yorkshire -19 7 £418 - 10
East Midlands -17 4 £250 - 1
West Midlands -14 2 £400 +77.77% 7
North East -17 2 - -
VLAN
UK

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 256 (59.95%) Cisco
2 225 (52.69%) Firewall
3 201 (47.07%) LAN
4 174 (40.75%) VPN
5 153 (35.83%) WAN
5 153 (35.83%) Windows
6 144 (33.72%) DNS
7 121 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
8 119 (27.87%) Data Centre
9 117 (27.40%) Juniper
10 112 (26.23%) Active Directory
10 112 (26.23%) VMware
11 109 (25.53%) MPLS
11 109 (25.53%) OSPF
11 109 (25.53%) TCP/IP
12 106 (24.82%) BGP
13 95 (22.25%) Microsoft
14 94 (22.01%) DHCP
15 91 (21.31%) CheckPoint
16 79 (18.50%) Citrix
17 76 (17.80%) CCNA
17 76 (17.80%) Windows Server
18 74 (17.33%) SAN
19 72 (16.86%) Network Security
19 72 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 71 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 69 (16.16%) CCNP
22 67 (15.69%) Wireless
22 67 (15.69%) Linux
23 66 (15.46%) F5

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.09%) IIS
3 25 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.68%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.58%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.41%) Apache
10 4 (0.94%) nginx
10 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) JBoss
12 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.85%) MS Office
3 17 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Relativity
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.68%) Office 365
2 18 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.64%) SaaS
5 5 (1.17%) PaaS
6 4 (0.94%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 225 (52.69%) Firewall
2 201 (47.07%) LAN
3 174 (40.75%) VPN
4 153 (35.83%) WAN
5 144 (33.72%) DNS
6 109 (25.53%) MPLS
6 109 (25.53%) OSPF
6 109 (25.53%) TCP/IP
7 106 (24.82%) BGP
8 94 (22.01%) DHCP
9 74 (17.33%) SAN
10 72 (16.86%) Network Security
11 67 (15.69%) Wireless
12 56 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (12.65%) IPsec
14 48 (11.24%) VoIP
15 47 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 47 (11.01%) SSL
16 45 (10.54%) Spanning Tree
17 42 (9.84%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.64%) Big Data
3 5 (1.17%) MySQL
3 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) GIS
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.41%) JIRA
3 6 (1.41%) Subversion
4 2 (0.47%) Ant
4 2 (0.47%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) git-flow
5 1 (0.23%) Maven
5 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (9.37%) Finance
2 35 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.28%) Banking
4 10 (2.34%) Spanish Language
5 7 (1.64%) Advertising
6 5 (1.17%) Back Office
6 5 (1.17%) Korean Language
7 4 (0.94%) Billing
8 3 (0.70%) German Language
8 3 (0.70%) Local Government
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 157 (36.77%) Network Engineer
2 68 (15.93%) Architect
3 42 (9.84%) Network Architect
4 41 (9.60%) Cisco Engineer
5 38 (8.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 37 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (6.56%) Analyst
7 28 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.62%) Security Engineer
9 23 (5.39%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (4.45%) Juniper Engineer
11 17 (3.98%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (3.98%) Network Support
11 17 (3.98%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.75%) Administrator
12 16 (3.75%) Consultant
13 15 (3.51%) Firewall Engineer
13 15 (3.51%) Security Architect
13 15 (3.51%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.34%) Web Services
3 6 (1.41%) XML
4 5 (1.17%) .NET
5 3 (0.70%) LAMP
6 2 (0.47%) CSS
6 2 (0.47%) JSON
6 2 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.47%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.23%) boto
7 1 (0.23%) Django
7 1 (0.23%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.23%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.23%) Flash
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.23%) libvirt
7 1 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.23%) WAP
7 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.04%) Clustering
4 13 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (2.58%) PKI
6 10 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.34%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.41%) CCTV
7 6 (1.41%) NHS
8 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.17%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.17%) IVR
8 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.17%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.70%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.70%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 153 (35.83%) Windows
2 76 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 71 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (15.69%) Linux
5 49 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (5.62%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.22%) Unix
9 11 (2.58%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.34%) CentOS
11 8 (1.87%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.17%) Android
13 5 (1.17%) Debian
14 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.94%) SUSE
14 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.70%) AIX
15 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (15.22%) ITIL
2 53 (12.41%) Network Design
3 52 (12.18%) Migration
4 47 (11.01%) Load Balancing
5 35 (8.20%) Project Management
6 27 (6.32%) High Availability
7 26 (6.09%) Change Management
7 26 (6.09%) Service Management
8 21 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.68%) Change Control
10 18 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (3.98%) Configuration Management
11 17 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (3.98%) Network Management
11 17 (3.98%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (3.51%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.81%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (2.34%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.26%) SQL
2 18 (4.22%) Python
3 17 (3.98%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.04%) Perl
5 12 (2.81%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.34%) Java
7 7 (1.64%) PHP
8 6 (1.41%) C
9 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.70%) Ruby
10 3 (0.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) C#
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (28.34%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (17.80%) CCNA
3 69 (16.16%) CCNP
4 46 (10.77%) Security Cleared
5 38 (8.90%) SC Cleared
6 35 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (6.32%) MCSE
8 26 (6.09%) CCSE
8 26 (6.09%) Degree
9 20 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (4.45%) CCIE
11 17 (3.98%) MCSA
12 14 (3.28%) JNCIA
13 13 (3.04%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (2.81%) CISSP
14 12 (2.81%) JNCIS
14 12 (2.81%) MCP
15 11 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (2.58%) JNCIP
16 9 (2.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.98%) SLA
2 10 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 112 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 72 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.73%) vSphere
4 31 (7.26%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.98%) XenServer
6 16 (3.75%) VMware ESX
6 16 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.75%) XenApp
7 14 (3.28%) Snort
8 13 (3.04%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.87%) Firmware
10 6 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.41%) vCloud
11 5 (1.17%) Docker
11 5 (1.17%) Xen
12 4 (0.94%) NFS
12 4 (0.94%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.70%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (3.75%) SCCM
2 14 (3.28%) Puppet
3 13 (3.04%) Proventia
4 10 (2.34%) WSUS
5 9 (2.11%) Nagios
6 8 (1.87%) SCOM
6 8 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.64%) Ansible
8 6 (1.41%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.17%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.17%) vMotion
10 4 (0.94%) Cacti
11 3 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.70%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.70%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 256 (59.95%) Cisco
2 117 (27.40%) Juniper
3 112 (26.23%) VMware
4 95 (22.25%) Microsoft
5 91 (21.31%) CheckPoint
6 79 (18.50%) Citrix
7 66 (15.46%) F5
8 64 (14.99%) HP
9 32 (7.49%) NetApp
10 29 (6.79%) Palo Alto
11 28 (6.56%) Brocade
12 23 (5.39%) Blue Coat
12 23 (5.39%) Dell
12 23 (5.39%) SolarWinds
13 21 (4.92%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.22%) Sourcefire
15 16 (3.75%) IBM
16 14 (3.28%) Avaya
16 14 (3.28%) SonicWALL
17 13 (3.04%) Mitel
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hillingdon
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 9 days ago
Weymouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Wakefield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
IQ Telecom
Rate: £0.0000 per month
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
IQ Telecom
Rate: £0.0000 per month + Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Rate: To £350 per day
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Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
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