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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 336 357 397
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +40
Contract jobs citing VLAN 300 235 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% 3.10% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 97 88
Average daily rate
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£360 £324 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -31.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £19.91 £29.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.90 £34.20 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -15.38%
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
7331 7569 6666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4243 4156 3683
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 417 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +27 123 £375 +7.91% 26
South East +35 80 £350 +8.52% 13
South West +9 25 £450 +71.42% 4
North East -10 17 £340 +43.15% 1
East of England -11 16 £250 -27.53% 5
Yorkshire -20 16 £275 +27.16% 11
North West -27 10 £332 +18.57% 6
East Midlands -7 9 £275 -21.42% 9
West Midlands -9 3 £275 +37.50% 8
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 345 (58.97%) Cisco
2 342 (58.46%) Firewall
3 264 (45.13%) Windows
4 262 (44.79%) LAN
5 248 (42.39%) WAN
6 222 (37.95%) VPN
7 205 (35.04%) DNS
8 188 (32.14%) TCP/IP
9 184 (31.45%) VMware
10 183 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
11 174 (29.74%) Active Directory
11 174 (29.74%) Microsoft
12 154 (26.32%) DHCP
13 150 (25.64%) MPLS
14 131 (22.39%) OSPF
15 128 (21.88%) BGP
16 125 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 118 (20.17%) SAN
18 117 (20.00%) Data Centre
19 113 (19.32%) Juniper
20 111 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
21 109 (18.63%) CCNP
21 109 (18.63%) Wireless
22 108 (18.46%) HP
23 105 (17.95%) VoIP
23 105 (17.95%) CheckPoint
24 103 (17.61%) MS Exchange
24 103 (17.61%) Linux
24 103 (17.61%) Cisco ASA
25 97 (16.58%) CCNA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 103 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 75 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (9.57%) SharePoint
4 42 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (6.50%) IIS
6 27 (4.62%) Lync
7 24 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.22%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
9 12 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.88%) Apache
10 11 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.03%) JBoss
12 6 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.51%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 59 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.30%) MS Visio
3 23 (3.93%) MS Office
4 20 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.05%) MS Project
6 8 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (5.30%) PaaS
3 27 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.62%) IaaS
4 25 (4.27%) Office 365
5 22 (3.76%) SaaS
6 6 (1.03%) HP Helion
7 5 (0.85%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.51%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.51%) Yammer
8 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 342 (58.46%) Firewall
2 262 (44.79%) LAN
3 248 (42.39%) WAN
4 222 (37.95%) VPN
5 205 (35.04%) DNS
6 188 (32.14%) TCP/IP
7 154 (26.32%) DHCP
8 150 (25.64%) MPLS
9 131 (22.39%) OSPF
10 128 (21.88%) BGP
11 118 (20.17%) SAN
12 109 (18.63%) Wireless
13 105 (17.95%) VoIP
14 103 (17.61%) Cisco ASA
15 92 (15.73%) EIGRP
16 89 (15.21%) Network Security
17 77 (13.16%) IPsec
18 75 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 71 (12.14%) Ethernet
20 66 (11.28%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.39%) Big Data
3 13 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.85%) MySQL
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.17%) SQLBase
10 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.17%) DB2
10 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.37%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) Ant
5 1 (0.17%) Maven
5 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 86 (14.70%) Finance
2 50 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.76%) Banking
4 20 (3.42%) Multimedia
5 11 (1.88%) Local Government
6 8 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.03%) Legal
8 5 (0.85%) Billing
8 5 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 68 (11.62%) Architect
3 48 (8.21%) Analyst
4 46 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (7.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 36 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 29 (4.96%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.44%) Administrator
8 26 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 25 (4.27%) Consultant
10 22 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 22 (3.76%) Network Support
11 21 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (3.25%) Security Engineer
14 17 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
15 16 (2.74%) Network Security Engineer
15 16 (2.74%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.74%) Network Analyst
15 16 (2.74%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.01%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.22%) Web Services
3 9 (1.54%) LAMP
3 9 (1.54%) XMPP
4 8 (1.37%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.20%) J2EE
5 7 (1.20%) CSS
6 6 (1.03%) .NET
7 3 (0.51%) Ajax
7 3 (0.51%) boto
8 2 (0.34%) HTML
8 2 (0.34%) XML
9 1 (0.17%) WAP
9 1 (0.17%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.17%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 117 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.03%) PKI
3 27 (4.62%) Clustering
4 21 (3.59%) Replication
5 19 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.91%) IVR
7 15 (2.56%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.22%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.71%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.71%) iPhone
12 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.03%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.03%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 264 (45.13%) Windows
2 111 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (17.61%) Linux
4 80 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (5.64%) UNIX
7 24 (4.10%) Windows XP
8 23 (3.93%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.42%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.39%) Android
11 8 (1.37%) Solaris
11 8 (1.37%) AIX
11 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.03%) SUSE
13 6 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (0.85%) CentOS
15 4 (0.68%) VMS
15 4 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (16.07%) ITIL
2 70 (11.97%) Load Balancing
3 49 (8.38%) Migration
4 45 (7.69%) Network Management
5 44 (7.52%) Service Delivery
6 42 (7.18%) Project Management
7 41 (7.01%) Network Design
8 37 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (3.42%) Change Management
13 18 (3.08%) Change Control
14 17 (2.91%) Capacity Management
14 17 (2.91%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (2.91%) Data Protection
15 16 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
16 15 (2.56%) Service Management
17 14 (2.39%) Network Architecture
17 14 (2.39%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (11.79%) SQL
2 35 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.05%) C
4 11 (1.88%) Java
4 11 (1.88%) VB
5 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.37%) VBScript
6 7 (1.20%) Perl
7 6 (1.03%) Python
7 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.85%) PHP
8 5 (0.85%) Korn
9 4 (0.68%) C-shell
9 4 (0.68%) C#
9 4 (0.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (18.63%) CCNP
3 97 (16.58%) CCNA
4 50 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (8.21%) Security Cleared
6 40 (6.84%) MCSE
7 34 (5.81%) SC Cleared
8 30 (5.13%) CCIE
9 20 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (3.08%) Degree
11 17 (2.91%) MCSA
12 16 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (2.56%) MCP
14 13 (2.22%) CCSE
15 12 (2.05%) MCITP
16 10 (1.71%) CCEA
16 10 (1.71%) CISSP
16 10 (1.71%) CCEE
17 9 (1.54%) CCDP
18 6 (1.03%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.05%) SLA
4 8 (1.37%) QA
5 7 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 174 (29.74%) Active Directory
2 125 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (12.14%) Hyper-V
4 58 (9.91%) vSphere
5 31 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.96%) XenApp
7 25 (4.27%) vCloud
8 18 (3.08%) XenServer
9 14 (2.39%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.88%) Xen
10 11 (1.88%) NFS
10 11 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.88%) VirtualBox
11 10 (1.71%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.54%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.37%) Snort
14 6 (1.03%) Samba
14 6 (1.03%) KVM
14 6 (1.03%) SRDF
14 6 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 32 (5.47%) SCCM
2 27 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.08%) vMotion
4 14 (2.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (1.88%) SCOM
6 10 (1.71%) Puppet
7 9 (1.54%) Cacti
7 9 (1.54%) WSUS
7 9 (1.54%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.37%) Nmap
8 8 (1.37%) OpenView
9 7 (1.20%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.20%) FortiGate
9 7 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.03%) Cisco IPCC
10 6 (1.03%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (1.03%) SnapMirror
10 6 (1.03%) SnapVault
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 345 (58.97%) Cisco
2 184 (31.45%) VMware
3 174 (29.74%) Microsoft
4 113 (19.32%) Juniper
5 108 (18.46%) HP
6 105 (17.95%) CheckPoint
7 96 (16.41%) Citrix
8 87 (14.87%) F5
9 75 (12.82%) SolarWinds
10 44 (7.52%) Dell
11 34 (5.81%) Oracle
11 34 (5.81%) Aruba
12 33 (5.64%) NetApp
13 29 (4.96%) Infoblox
14 27 (4.62%) Brocade
15 24 (4.10%) Riverbed
15 24 (4.10%) IBM
16 23 (3.93%) EMC
17 22 (3.76%) Blue Coat
18 20 (3.42%) Symantec
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