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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 333 403 390
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 274 159 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 2.44% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 88 70
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£328 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 19
Average hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.05% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.00% -28.57%
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
7576 6519 6452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.97% 13.31% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4195 3525 3311
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 361 524
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.09 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +61 134 £370 -7.50% 26
South East +5 46 £300 +7.14% 17
East of England +23 27 £250 +4.16% 8
South West +18 14 £300 +77.77% 10
East Midlands -11 13 £300 +140.00% 4
North West -18 13 £201 -39.62% 6
West Midlands -4 12 £325 -23.52% 5
Yorkshire -13 8 £250 -23.07% 3
North East -8 7 £428 +52.67%
VLAN
UK

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 308 (60.75%) Cisco
2 304 (59.96%) Firewall
3 220 (43.39%) Windows
4 209 (41.22%) LAN
5 204 (40.24%) VPN
6 187 (36.88%) WAN
7 164 (32.35%) VMware
8 160 (31.56%) DNS
9 143 (28.21%) Microsoft
10 141 (27.81%) Cisco Certification
11 135 (26.63%) Active Directory
12 124 (24.46%) Linux
13 123 (24.26%) TCP/IP
14 110 (21.70%) Juniper
15 105 (20.71%) MPLS
16 103 (20.32%) SAN
17 100 (19.72%) OSPF
18 96 (18.93%) HP
19 92 (18.15%) CheckPoint
19 92 (18.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 91 (17.95%) CCNA
21 90 (17.75%) MS Exchange
22 89 (17.55%) DHCP
23 82 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
24 79 (15.58%) Citrix
25 78 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
26 77 (15.19%) VoIP
26 77 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
26 77 (15.19%) Wireless
27 76 (14.99%) ITIL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 90 (17.75%) MS Exchange
2 58 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (11.24%) IIS
4 38 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 30 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (5.92%) Lync
6 26 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (4.14%) Office Communications Server
8 20 (3.94%) OpenStack
9 19 (3.75%) Apache
10 14 (2.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.97%) WebSphere
14 8 (1.58%) Tomcat
15 6 (1.18%) JBoss
15 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.59%) SAS
16 3 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
16 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 53 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.30%) MS Office
3 23 (4.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.94%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.38%) MS Project
6 6 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.92%) Office 365
2 25 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.34%) PaaS
4 20 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (2.96%) IaaS
6 14 (2.76%) Heroku
6 14 (2.76%) Engine Yard
7 6 (1.18%) Google Apps
7 6 (1.18%) SaaS
8 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.20%) Yammer
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 304 (59.96%) Firewall
2 209 (41.22%) LAN
3 204 (40.24%) VPN
4 187 (36.88%) WAN
5 160 (31.56%) DNS
6 123 (24.26%) TCP/IP
7 105 (20.71%) MPLS
8 103 (20.32%) SAN
9 100 (19.72%) OSPF
10 89 (17.55%) DHCP
11 78 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
12 77 (15.19%) VoIP
12 77 (15.19%) Wireless
13 71 (14.00%) BGP
14 62 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 58 (11.44%) Internet
16 53 (10.45%) Network Security
17 52 (10.26%) Ethernet
18 51 (10.06%) SSL
18 51 (10.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.13%) MySQL
3 22 (4.34%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.75%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.58%) Big Data
5 8 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.18%) DB2
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) SQLBase
9 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (5.33%) Subversion
2 22 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 62 (12.23%) Finance
2 39 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.76%) Multimedia
4 10 (1.97%) Local Government
4 10 (1.97%) Banking
5 8 (1.58%) Retail
6 7 (1.38%) Law
7 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 52 (10.26%) Architect
3 47 (9.27%) Analyst
4 35 (6.90%) Consultant
5 30 (5.92%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (4.93%) Administrator
8 24 (4.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 24 (4.73%) Network Support
9 21 (4.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 19 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (3.55%) IT Support
11 18 (3.55%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
12 17 (3.35%) Network Analyst
12 17 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
12 17 (3.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.54%) Web Services
2 19 (3.75%) MCollective
3 16 (3.16%) SOAP
4 7 (1.38%) .NET
4 7 (1.38%) J2EE
5 6 (1.18%) Regular Expression
5 6 (1.18%) XMPP
6 5 (0.99%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.59%) Ajax
8 1 (0.20%) ISPF
8 1 (0.20%) boto
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) XML
8 1 (0.20%) LAMP
8 1 (0.20%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.27%) Clustering
2 24 (4.73%) PKI
3 19 (3.75%) Device Driver
4 18 (3.55%) Client/Server
4 18 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 16 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.17%) IVR
8 9 (1.78%) iPhone
9 8 (1.58%) Replication
9 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.79%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.79%) STB
12 4 (0.79%) PDA
13 3 (0.59%) GIS
13 3 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 220 (43.39%) Windows
2 124 (24.46%) Linux
3 92 (18.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (8.28%) CentOS
7 27 (5.33%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.54%) Ubuntu
9 19 (3.75%) UNIX
9 19 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 18 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (2.76%) AIX
12 13 (2.56%) SUSE
13 12 (2.37%) Solaris
14 11 (2.17%) Android
14 11 (2.17%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.58%) Windows 2000
16 7 (1.38%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.99%) ITIL
2 73 (14.40%) Load Balancing
3 41 (8.09%) Migration
4 35 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (6.90%) Network Management
5 34 (6.71%) Project Management
6 30 (5.92%) Service Management
7 24 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (4.73%) DevOps
8 21 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (4.14%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.55%) Service Delivery
9 18 (3.55%) Change Management
9 18 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (3.35%) Release Management
11 16 (3.16%) Business Analysis
11 16 (3.16%) BPR
11 16 (3.16%) Business Process Improvement
11 16 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (2.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.64%) SQL
2 33 (6.51%) Perl
2 33 (6.51%) Bash Shell
3 32 (6.31%) Python
4 23 (4.54%) Ruby
5 22 (4.34%) Korn
5 22 (4.34%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.37%) Java
8 8 (1.58%) C
9 5 (0.99%) PHP
10 3 (0.59%) VB
10 3 (0.59%) C-shell
11 2 (0.39%) Go
11 2 (0.39%) VBScript
12 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 141 (27.81%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (17.95%) CCNA
3 59 (11.64%) CCNP
4 40 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 39 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (6.31%) MCSE
7 27 (5.33%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.14%) CCIE
9 16 (3.16%) Degree
10 12 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.17%) CCDP
12 9 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.78%) MCITP
13 7 (1.38%) RHCT
13 7 (1.38%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.18%) CISSP
15 5 (0.99%) CCA
15 5 (0.99%) MCSA
15 5 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.14%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.94%) QA
3 12 (2.37%) SLA
4 10 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 82 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 67 (13.21%) vSphere
5 19 (3.75%) XenServer
5 19 (3.75%) Firmware
6 16 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 15 (2.96%) XenApp
8 11 (2.17%) VMware Server
8 11 (2.17%) Snort
9 9 (1.78%) Xen
9 9 (1.78%) vCloud
10 7 (1.38%) Samba
11 6 (1.18%) KVM
11 6 (1.18%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (0.99%) Squid
12 5 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.99%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (6.31%) Puppet
2 24 (4.73%) SCCM
3 23 (4.54%) Nagios
4 21 (4.14%) FortiGate
5 19 (3.75%) Cobbler
6 16 (3.16%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (2.56%) collectd
7 13 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.18%) WSUS
9 6 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.99%) SCOM
10 5 (0.99%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.99%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.99%) Iperf
11 4 (0.79%) vMotion
11 4 (0.79%) OPNET
Vendors
1 308 (60.75%) Cisco
2 164 (32.35%) VMware
3 143 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 110 (21.70%) Juniper
5 96 (18.93%) HP
6 92 (18.15%) CheckPoint
7 79 (15.58%) Citrix
8 60 (11.83%) F5
9 50 (9.86%) Oracle
9 50 (9.86%) Red Hat
10 45 (8.88%) SolarWinds
11 31 (6.11%) NetApp
12 25 (4.93%) Dell
13 24 (4.73%) IBM
14 21 (4.14%) Brocade
15 20 (3.94%) Aruba
16 18 (3.55%) Infoblox
17 15 (2.96%) Blue Coat
18 13 (2.56%) Mitel
18 13 (2.56%) Fortinet
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