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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 398 407 394
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 212 212 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.12% 2.94% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 139 138
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £298
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 15
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.31 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +59.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.27 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +45.83%
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
6799 7208 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.28% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 4285 4379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 440 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +10 77 £350 -3.44% 21
South East -7 47 £360 - 14
North West +24 30 £400 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +30 20 £400 +8.84% 1
South West +13 15 £420 +86.66% 3
East Midlands -3 8 £230 -20.68% 3
West Midlands -9 8 £400 -15.78% 5
East of England +1 7 £375 -11.76% 4
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 251 (55.04%) Cisco
2 193 (42.32%) Firewall
3 184 (40.35%) Windows
4 178 (39.04%) VMware
5 177 (38.82%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (32.02%) Active Directory
7 145 (31.80%) VPN
8 136 (29.82%) LAN
9 130 (28.51%) WAN
10 120 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 117 (25.66%) DNS
12 115 (25.22%) CCNA
13 112 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 105 (23.03%) Windows Server
15 100 (21.93%) CCNP
16 98 (21.49%) Linux
17 97 (21.27%) SAN
18 96 (21.05%) Microsoft
19 93 (20.39%) DHCP
20 85 (18.64%) OSPF
21 83 (18.20%) BGP
22 80 (17.54%) MPLS
23 78 (17.11%) Data Centre
24 77 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 76 (16.67%) Security Cleared
26 73 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012
27 70 (15.35%) Juniper
27 70 (15.35%) Citrix
28 67 (14.69%) Cisco ASA
28 67 (14.69%) MS Exchange

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 67 (14.69%) MS Exchange
2 42 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 21 (4.61%) Apache
5 15 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.19%) IIS
7 6 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.44%) CMS
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.44%) JBoss
11 2 (0.44%) Liferay
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.73%) MS Office
3 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.82%) Office 365
4 19 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.54%) IaaS
6 6 (1.32%) PaaS
7 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.66%) SaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (42.32%) Firewall
2 145 (31.80%) VPN
3 136 (29.82%) LAN
4 130 (28.51%) WAN
5 120 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 117 (25.66%) DNS
7 97 (21.27%) SAN
8 93 (20.39%) DHCP
9 85 (18.64%) OSPF
10 83 (18.20%) BGP
11 80 (17.54%) MPLS
12 67 (14.69%) Cisco ASA
13 56 (12.28%) VoIP
13 56 (12.28%) Wireless
14 45 (9.87%) Network Security
15 44 (9.65%) iSCSI
16 43 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 41 (8.99%) IPsec
17 41 (8.99%) WLAN
18 40 (8.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.95%) MySQL
3 17 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) GIS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.22%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.19%) JIRA
3 5 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.66%) Maven
5 3 (0.66%) Subversion
6 2 (0.44%) Ant
6 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.44%) JMeter
6 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 47 (10.31%) Finance
2 36 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.82%) Banking
4 7 (1.54%) Billing
5 5 (1.10%) Marketing
6 4 (0.88%) Legal
7 3 (0.66%) Advertising
7 3 (0.66%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (27.63%) Network Engineer
2 68 (14.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 64 (14.04%) Architect
4 56 (12.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 47 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (6.80%) Support Engineer
6 31 (6.80%) VMware Engineer
7 26 (5.70%) Network Architect
8 17 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (3.51%) Analyst
10 15 (3.29%) Citrix Engineer
10 15 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (3.29%) Consultant
10 15 (3.29%) Firewall Engineer
10 15 (3.29%) Technical Architect
10 15 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (3.07%) Administrator
11 14 (3.07%) Designer
11 14 (3.07%) NOC Engineer
11 14 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.51%) 802.1X
1 16 (3.51%) LAMP
2 15 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (2.19%) libvirt
4 5 (1.10%) CSS
4 5 (1.10%) Middleware
4 5 (1.10%) Web Services
5 4 (0.88%) RESTful
6 3 (0.66%) .NET
7 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.44%) boto
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (0.44%) REST
7 2 (0.44%) XML
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.22%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.22%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.22%) WSH
8 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.73%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.51%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.85%) Replication
6 11 (2.41%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.75%) Clustering
7 8 (1.75%) PDA
8 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.32%) NHS
9 5 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.88%) IPTV
10 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 184 (40.35%) Windows
2 105 (23.03%) Windows Server
3 98 (21.49%) Linux
4 77 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (16.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (6.36%) Unix
8 22 (4.82%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.85%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.19%) Solaris
11 9 (1.97%) CentOS
12 7 (1.54%) AIX
13 4 (0.88%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE
14 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.94%) ITIL
2 53 (11.62%) Migration
3 41 (8.99%) Load Balancing
4 38 (8.33%) Network Design
5 28 (6.14%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.48%) Project Management
7 21 (4.61%) Open Source
8 20 (4.39%) High Availability
9 19 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (3.51%) DevOps
11 15 (3.29%) Kernel Tuning
11 15 (3.29%) PRINCE2
11 15 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (3.07%) Mentoring
13 13 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.85%) Time Management
14 12 (2.63%) Service Delivery
15 11 (2.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 10 (2.19%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.36%) SQL
2 26 (5.70%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.82%) Bash Shell
3 22 (4.82%) Python
4 7 (1.54%) Ruby
5 6 (1.32%) C
6 4 (0.88%) Perl
7 3 (0.66%) Java
8 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.44%) VB
9 1 (0.22%) Korn
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 177 (38.82%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (25.22%) CCNA
3 100 (21.93%) CCNP
4 76 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 54 (11.84%) SC Cleared
6 37 (8.11%) CCIE
7 25 (5.48%) Degree
8 20 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (4.17%) MCSE
9 19 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.95%) CCDP
11 16 (3.51%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.41%) CCVP
13 10 (2.19%) RHCA
13 10 (2.19%) RHCE
13 10 (2.19%) RHCSA
14 7 (1.54%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.32%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.32%) MCITP
15 6 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.41%) SLA
2 7 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 146 (32.02%) Active Directory
2 112 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.02%) XenApp
5 24 (5.26%) vSphere
6 23 (5.04%) VMware ESX
7 19 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 15 (3.29%) iptables
8 15 (3.29%) KVM
8 15 (3.29%) XenServer
9 14 (3.07%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.41%) NFS
11 9 (1.97%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.75%) ProxySG
13 7 (1.54%) Xen
14 4 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (8.99%) SCCM
2 29 (6.36%) Puppet
3 18 (3.95%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (3.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (3.29%) HAProxy
5 14 (3.07%) FortiGate
6 13 (2.85%) SCOM
7 10 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.97%) WSUS
9 8 (1.75%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.75%) Nagios
9 8 (1.75%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.10%) vMotion
11 4 (0.88%) Ansible
11 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (55.04%) Cisco
2 178 (39.04%) VMware
3 96 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 70 (15.35%) Citrix
4 70 (15.35%) Juniper
5 59 (12.94%) CheckPoint
5 59 (12.94%) HP
6 57 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 46 (10.09%) F5
8 27 (5.92%) Dell
9 26 (5.70%) NetApp
10 23 (5.04%) Brocade
11 22 (4.82%) Oracle
12 20 (4.39%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.95%) Fortinet
14 16 (3.51%) Blue Coat
15 13 (2.85%) EMC
15 13 (2.85%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.41%) Intel Security
16 11 (2.41%) Veeam
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