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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 331 398 402
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 272 157 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 2.49% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 96 52
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£325 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 16
Average hourly rate £31.38 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.36 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -27.54%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £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 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +64 134 £360 -15.29% 30
South East 0 46 £300 +4.34% 27
East of England +27 30 £250 -9.90% 10
South West +13 14 £305 +5.17% 5
West Midlands 0 14 £325 -18.75% 11
North West -20 13 £200 -39.84% 8
East Midlands -8 10 £275 - 5
North East - 9 £428 - 1
Yorkshire -26 2 - - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 294 (58.68%) Firewall
2 293 (58.48%) Cisco
3 219 (43.71%) Windows
4 207 (41.32%) LAN
5 201 (40.12%) VPN
6 185 (36.93%) WAN
7 150 (29.94%) DNS
8 148 (29.54%) VMware
9 141 (28.14%) Microsoft
10 140 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
11 136 (27.15%) Active Directory
12 115 (22.95%) TCP/IP
13 103 (20.56%) Juniper
13 103 (20.56%) Linux
14 98 (19.56%) MPLS
15 93 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 91 (18.16%) SAN
17 90 (17.96%) CCNA
18 89 (17.76%) MS Exchange
19 88 (17.56%) DHCP
20 87 (17.37%) HP
20 87 (17.37%) OSPF
21 82 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 81 (16.17%) Wireless
23 80 (15.97%) Citrix
24 78 (15.57%) VoIP
24 78 (15.57%) CheckPoint
25 77 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
26 76 (15.17%) ITIL
26 76 (15.17%) Cisco ASA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 89 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 55 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (9.58%) IIS
4 40 (7.98%) SharePoint
5 29 (5.79%) Lync
6 26 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (3.59%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (2.79%) Apache
10 13 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.59%) OpenStack
11 10 (2.00%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.60%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.20%) JBoss
16 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.60%) GlassFish
17 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 54 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.78%) MS Office
3 23 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.19%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.60%) MS Project
6 6 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.59%) Office 365
2 21 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.59%) PaaS
4 16 (3.19%) IaaS
5 15 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.40%) Heroku
6 7 (1.40%) Engine Yard
7 6 (1.20%) SaaS
7 6 (1.20%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.40%) Yammer
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 294 (58.68%) Firewall
2 207 (41.32%) LAN
3 201 (40.12%) VPN
4 185 (36.93%) WAN
5 150 (29.94%) DNS
6 115 (22.95%) TCP/IP
7 98 (19.56%) MPLS
8 91 (18.16%) SAN
9 88 (17.56%) DHCP
10 87 (17.37%) OSPF
11 81 (16.17%) Wireless
12 78 (15.57%) VoIP
13 76 (15.17%) Cisco ASA
14 68 (13.57%) BGP
15 60 (11.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (10.98%) Internet
17 53 (10.58%) Network Security
18 52 (10.38%) Ethernet
19 50 (9.98%) EIGRP
19 50 (9.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.99%) MySQL
3 17 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.59%) RDBMS
4 13 (2.59%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (2.59%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.60%) Big Data
6 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.40%) DB2
10 2 (0.40%) SQLBase
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (4.39%) Subversion
2 15 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (14.77%) Finance
2 39 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.59%) Multimedia
4 14 (2.79%) Banking
5 11 (2.20%) Local Government
6 9 (1.80%) Retail
7 5 (1.00%) Law
8 4 (0.80%) Advertising
8 4 (0.80%) Billing
9 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 134 (26.75%) Network Engineer
2 56 (11.18%) Architect
3 48 (9.58%) Analyst
4 34 (6.79%) Consultant
5 29 (5.79%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
7 26 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (5.19%) Administrator
8 22 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (4.19%) Network Support
10 20 (3.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 20 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
12 16 (3.19%) IT Support
12 16 (3.19%) Network Analyst
13 15 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.79%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.99%) Web Services
2 14 (2.79%) SOAP
3 13 (2.59%) MCollective
4 7 (1.40%) XMPP
4 7 (1.40%) .NET
4 7 (1.40%) J2EE
5 6 (1.20%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.60%) Ajax
7 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.40%) boto
7 2 (0.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) ISPF
8 1 (0.20%) LAMP
8 1 (0.20%) JNI
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.98%) Clustering
2 29 (5.79%) PKI
3 19 (3.79%) Client/Server
4 17 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.19%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.79%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.59%) Device Driver
8 11 (2.20%) IVR
9 10 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (1.80%) iPhone
10 9 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.60%) Replication
12 7 (1.40%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.80%) STB
15 4 (0.80%) Streaming Video
15 4 (0.80%) PDA
16 3 (0.60%) Handset
16 3 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 219 (43.71%) Windows
2 103 (20.56%) Linux
3 93 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (6.79%) CentOS
7 29 (5.79%) Windows 7
8 22 (4.39%) UNIX
9 17 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (3.19%) Windows XP
11 15 (2.99%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.59%) Solaris
13 12 (2.40%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.40%) Android
14 11 (2.20%) AIX
15 8 (1.60%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 7 (1.40%) SUSE
16 7 (1.40%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (15.17%) ITIL
2 59 (11.78%) Load Balancing
3 41 (8.18%) Migration
3 41 (8.18%) Network Management
4 36 (7.19%) Project Management
5 33 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (5.59%) Service Management
7 26 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (3.99%) Network Design
8 20 (3.99%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.79%) Service Delivery
9 19 (3.79%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (3.39%) DevOps
11 16 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (2.99%) Business Analysis
13 14 (2.79%) Business Process Improvement
13 14 (2.79%) Change Management
13 14 (2.79%) BPR
13 14 (2.79%) Time Management
13 14 (2.79%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.38%) SQL
2 27 (5.39%) Bash Shell
3 26 (5.19%) Python
3 26 (5.19%) Perl
4 18 (3.59%) Ruby
5 16 (3.19%) Shell Script
5 16 (3.19%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.19%) Korn
6 11 (2.20%) Java
7 8 (1.60%) C
8 5 (1.00%) PHP
9 3 (0.60%) VBScript
9 3 (0.60%) VB
9 3 (0.60%) C-shell
10 2 (0.40%) Go
11 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 140 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (17.96%) CCNA
3 62 (12.38%) CCNP
4 41 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (7.39%) Security Cleared
6 33 (6.59%) MCSE
7 25 (4.99%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.19%) CCIE
9 17 (3.39%) Degree
10 12 (2.40%) CCDP
11 11 (2.20%) MCITP
11 11 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (2.00%) CISSP
13 7 (1.40%) RHCT
14 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.20%) CCA
14 6 (1.20%) MCP
15 5 (1.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.79%) PCI DSS
2 16 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.79%) QA
4 12 (2.40%) SLA
5 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.00%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 136 (27.15%) Active Directory
2 82 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (13.37%) Hyper-V
4 56 (11.18%) vSphere
5 19 (3.79%) XenServer
6 17 (3.39%) XenApp
7 16 (3.19%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.79%) Firmware
9 11 (2.20%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.00%) Snort
11 9 (1.80%) Xen
11 9 (1.80%) vCloud
12 7 (1.40%) Samba
13 6 (1.20%) KVM
13 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.20%) NFS
14 5 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.19%) Puppet
1 26 (5.19%) SCCM
2 19 (3.79%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.39%) Nagios
4 14 (2.79%) HP SiteScope
5 13 (2.59%) Cobbler
5 13 (2.59%) Cisco UCCE
5 13 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.60%) WSUS
7 7 (1.40%) collectd
8 6 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.00%) SCOM
9 5 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
9 5 (1.00%) Iperf
10 4 (0.80%) vMotion
10 4 (0.80%) OPNET
10 4 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 293 (58.48%) Cisco
2 148 (29.54%) VMware
3 141 (28.14%) Microsoft
4 103 (20.56%) Juniper
5 87 (17.37%) HP
6 80 (15.97%) Citrix
7 78 (15.57%) CheckPoint
8 56 (11.18%) F5
9 52 (10.38%) SolarWinds
10 43 (8.58%) Red Hat
10 43 (8.58%) Oracle
11 29 (5.79%) NetApp
12 25 (4.99%) Dell
13 24 (4.79%) Aruba
14 22 (4.39%) Infoblox
15 19 (3.79%) IBM
16 18 (3.59%) Brocade
17 14 (2.79%) McAfee
17 14 (2.79%) Apple
18 13 (2.59%) Blue Coat
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Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Around £300 per day.
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day
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