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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 342 384 393
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 228 160 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 2.73% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 86 71
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£390 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £505 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 12
Average hourly rate £18.13 £16.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.31% -57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £41.45 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -54.28%
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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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
London +34 110 £438 +16.66% 36
South East +11 62 £365 -12.04% 10
North West +9 21 £275 -47.61% 4
South West -6 12 £310 +3.33% 14
East of England -6 8 £338 +9.75% 7
East Midlands +16 6 - - 5
West Midlands -3 4 £225 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire -9 4 - - 7
North East - 1 £451 -
Midlands - - - -
VLAN
UK

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 290 (61.70%) Firewall
2 277 (58.94%) Cisco
3 226 (48.09%) Windows
4 190 (40.43%) VPN
5 166 (35.32%) VMware
6 161 (34.26%) DNS
7 148 (31.49%) WAN
8 139 (29.57%) Microsoft
9 137 (29.15%) LAN
10 134 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
11 118 (25.11%) Active Directory
12 114 (24.26%) Linux
13 113 (24.04%) SAN
14 111 (23.62%) TCP/IP
15 106 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 101 (21.49%) OSPF
17 96 (20.43%) MS Exchange
18 93 (19.79%) Citrix
19 92 (19.57%) Juniper
20 91 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 89 (18.94%) DHCP
22 88 (18.72%) HP
23 87 (18.51%) BGP
24 86 (18.30%) CheckPoint
25 85 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
26 84 (17.87%) CCNA
27 79 (16.81%) SQL Server
28 77 (16.38%) MPLS
29 71 (15.11%) Load Balancing
30 69 (14.68%) vSphere

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 96 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 68 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (14.04%) IIS
4 35 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (5.96%) SharePoint
6 25 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (4.68%) Lync
8 21 (4.47%) Apache
9 15 (3.19%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (2.98%) OpenStack
11 11 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.85%) SAS
14 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.21%) JBoss
16 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 34 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.53%) MS Office
3 17 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) MS Project
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.11%) Office 365
3 17 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.40%) PaaS
5 11 (2.34%) Heroku
5 11 (2.34%) Engine Yard
5 11 (2.34%) IaaS
6 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 4 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 290 (61.70%) Firewall
2 190 (40.43%) VPN
3 161 (34.26%) DNS
4 148 (31.49%) WAN
5 137 (29.15%) LAN
6 113 (24.04%) SAN
7 111 (23.62%) TCP/IP
8 101 (21.49%) OSPF
9 89 (18.94%) DHCP
10 87 (18.51%) BGP
11 77 (16.38%) MPLS
12 61 (12.98%) VoIP
12 61 (12.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 60 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (12.55%) Network Security
15 57 (12.13%) HSRP
16 55 (11.70%) IPsec
17 50 (10.64%) Ethernet
18 48 (10.21%) Internet
19 40 (8.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.68%) MySQL
3 15 (3.19%) DB2
4 14 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (2.98%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.98%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.98%) RDBMS
4 14 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) OLTP
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (4.47%) Subversion
2 15 (3.19%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 36 (7.66%) Finance
2 25 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.11%) Banking
4 12 (2.55%) Local Government
5 10 (2.13%) Retail
6 8 (1.70%) Law
7 6 (1.28%) Legal
8 5 (1.06%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.64%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (30.21%) Network Engineer
2 45 (9.57%) Analyst
3 44 (9.36%) Architect
4 33 (7.02%) Consultant
5 32 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.53%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (5.53%) Network Support
8 21 (4.47%) Network Analyst
9 20 (4.26%) Security Engineer
10 19 (4.04%) Network Architect
10 19 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.62%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) Administrator
12 15 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.19%) Design Engineer
12 15 (3.19%) IP Engineer
13 13 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.62%) Web Services
2 15 (3.19%) Regular Expression
3 14 (2.98%) MCollective
4 13 (2.77%) SOAP
5 4 (0.85%) .NET
5 4 (0.85%) WAP
5 4 (0.85%) LAMP
6 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) YAML
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.21%) JNI
7 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) J2EE
7 1 (0.21%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.15%) Clustering
2 26 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.19%) Replication
4 14 (2.98%) Device Driver
4 14 (2.98%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.34%) PKI
6 8 (1.70%) Kindle
6 8 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.06%) PDA
8 3 (0.64%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.64%) Handset
8 3 (0.64%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.43%) Open Source
9 2 (0.43%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.43%) MPEG
9 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.43%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 226 (48.09%) Windows
2 114 (24.26%) Linux
3 106 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (7.45%) CentOS
7 31 (6.60%) Windows 7
8 28 (5.96%) Windows XP
9 19 (4.04%) Ubuntu
9 19 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (4.04%) AIX
10 17 (3.62%) SUSE
11 16 (3.40%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.19%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (2.98%) UNIX
14 8 (1.70%) Solaris
15 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.43%) HPUX
17 2 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.11%) Load Balancing
2 64 (13.62%) ITIL
3 42 (8.94%) Migration
4 31 (6.60%) Service Management
5 30 (6.38%) Change Management
6 27 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (4.89%) Service Delivery
8 21 (4.47%) Network Management
8 21 (4.47%) Configuration Management
9 20 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (4.04%) Network Design
11 17 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (3.62%) DevOps
12 15 (3.19%) WAN Optimisation
12 15 (3.19%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (3.19%) Network Architecture
13 14 (2.98%) Network Load Balancing
14 13 (2.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.62%) SQL
2 29 (6.17%) Perl
3 26 (5.53%) Python
4 24 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 18 (3.83%) Ruby
6 17 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 15 (3.19%) Korn
9 6 (1.28%) C
10 5 (1.06%) VBScript
11 4 (0.85%) Java
12 3 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.43%) C++
14 1 (0.21%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) Tcl
14 1 (0.21%) Golang
Qualifications
1 134 (28.51%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (17.87%) CCNA
3 58 (12.34%) CCNP
4 56 (11.91%) Security Cleared
5 39 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (8.30%) SC Cleared
6 31 (6.60%) CCIE
6 31 (6.60%) MCSE
7 18 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.34%) Degree
10 10 (2.13%) RHCT
11 7 (1.49%) MCSA
12 6 (1.28%) CISSP
12 6 (1.28%) CCSE
13 5 (1.06%) MCITP
14 4 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.85%) CCDP
14 4 (0.85%) MCP
14 4 (0.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.40%) QA
2 13 (2.77%) SLA
3 12 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.13%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 118 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 91 (19.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (14.68%) vSphere
4 55 (11.70%) Hyper-V
5 24 (5.11%) Firmware
6 21 (4.47%) XenServer
7 20 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.62%) XenApp
9 16 (3.40%) FreeRADIUS
10 14 (2.98%) VMware Server
11 11 (2.34%) Snort
11 11 (2.34%) NFS
12 10 (2.13%) VMware ESX
13 9 (1.91%) XenDesktop
14 7 (1.49%) ProxySG
15 6 (1.28%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (1.06%) Squid
16 5 (1.06%) vCloud
17 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.53%) Puppet
2 25 (5.32%) SCCM
3 24 (5.11%) Nagios
4 14 (2.98%) FortiGate
4 14 (2.98%) Cobbler
5 13 (2.77%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (2.55%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.55%) SCOM
7 10 (2.13%) collectd
7 10 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.91%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.06%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.85%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.85%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.64%) WSUS
12 3 (0.64%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.64%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 277 (58.94%) Cisco
2 166 (35.32%) VMware
3 139 (29.57%) Microsoft
4 93 (19.79%) Citrix
5 92 (19.57%) Juniper
6 88 (18.72%) HP
7 86 (18.30%) CheckPoint
8 55 (11.70%) F5
9 46 (9.79%) Oracle
10 41 (8.72%) Red Hat
11 32 (6.81%) Dell
11 32 (6.81%) NetApp
12 30 (6.38%) IBM
13 27 (5.74%) Blue Coat
14 24 (5.11%) SolarWinds
15 21 (4.47%) Symantec
16 16 (3.40%) EMC
17 12 (2.55%) Splunk
17 12 (2.55%) SonicWALL
17 12 (2.55%) Brocade
London
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-315 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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