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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 351 396 355
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -41
Contract jobs citing VLAN 238 171 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.77% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 88 90
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£375 £350 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.95 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.02 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+84.06% -45.67%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +57 117 £400 +4.91% 36
South East -47 32 £350 -9.67% 18
East Midlands -4 17 £300 +140.00% 7
North West -10 17 £390 +17.29% 7
East of England +16 16 £250 +7.52% 8
South West +4 16 £305 +171.11% 14
West Midlands +2 9 £325 -18.75% 15
Yorkshire -19 7 £250 -23.07% 4
North East +1 5 £430 +53.57%
Midlands - - - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 279 (58.49%) Firewall
2 275 (57.65%) Cisco
3 207 (43.40%) Windows
4 189 (39.62%) VPN
5 172 (36.06%) LAN
6 168 (35.22%) WAN
7 167 (35.01%) DNS
8 153 (32.08%) VMware
9 128 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 127 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
11 117 (24.53%) Linux
12 114 (23.90%) TCP/IP
13 113 (23.69%) Active Directory
14 103 (21.59%) OSPF
15 92 (19.29%) MPLS
16 91 (19.08%) SAN
16 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 85 (17.82%) MS Exchange
18 83 (17.40%) DHCP
19 82 (17.19%) CCNA
19 82 (17.19%) Juniper
20 79 (16.56%) HP
21 78 (16.35%) CheckPoint
22 73 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
22 73 (15.30%) BGP
22 73 (15.30%) Citrix
22 73 (15.30%) SQL Server
22 73 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
22 73 (15.30%) Load Balancing
23 69 (14.47%) Cisco ASA

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 85 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 55 (11.53%) IIS
3 54 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (7.76%) SharePoint
5 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (5.66%) Lync
8 22 (4.61%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (4.19%) Apache
10 17 (3.56%) OpenStack
11 16 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.42%) JBoss
16 2 (0.42%) SAS
16 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.42%) iPlanet
Applications
1 39 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.97%) MS Office
3 11 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.47%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.71%) Office 365
2 24 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.56%) PaaS
4 14 (2.94%) Heroku
4 14 (2.94%) Engine Yard
4 14 (2.94%) IaaS
5 5 (1.05%) SaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 279 (58.49%) Firewall
2 189 (39.62%) VPN
3 172 (36.06%) LAN
4 168 (35.22%) WAN
5 167 (35.01%) DNS
6 114 (23.90%) TCP/IP
7 103 (21.59%) OSPF
8 92 (19.29%) MPLS
9 91 (19.08%) SAN
10 83 (17.40%) DHCP
11 73 (15.30%) BGP
12 69 (14.47%) VoIP
12 69 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
13 65 (13.63%) Wireless
14 63 (13.21%) IPsec
15 61 (12.79%) Internet
16 55 (11.53%) Cisco Nexus
17 49 (10.27%) Network Security
18 47 (9.85%) Ethernet
19 43 (9.01%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.45%) MySQL
3 21 (4.40%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.98%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (3.98%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.98%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.89%) DB2
6 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) SQLBase
9 2 (0.42%) Big Data
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (5.45%) Subversion
2 22 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 44 (9.22%) Finance
2 32 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.31%) Banking
4 9 (1.89%) Multimedia
5 8 (1.68%) Retail
6 7 (1.47%) Law
6 7 (1.47%) Local Government
7 4 (0.84%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 139 (29.14%) Network Engineer
2 47 (9.85%) Architect
2 47 (9.85%) Analyst
3 35 (7.34%) Consultant
4 32 (6.71%) Network Support
5 26 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 22 (4.61%) Cisco Engineer
7 21 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (4.19%) Network Analyst
8 20 (4.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
11 17 (3.56%) Network Architect
11 17 (3.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.35%) IT Support
13 15 (3.14%) IP Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) Administrator
13 15 (3.14%) Design Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.98%) MCollective
2 17 (3.56%) Web Services
3 16 (3.35%) SOAP
4 9 (1.89%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.47%) .NET
6 6 (1.26%) J2EE
7 4 (0.84%) XMPP
8 3 (0.63%) Ajax
9 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.42%) HTML
9 2 (0.42%) XML
10 1 (0.21%) WAP
10 1 (0.21%) LAMP
10 1 (0.21%) JNI
10 1 (0.21%) CSS
10 1 (0.21%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.43%) Clustering
2 24 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.19%) PKI
4 19 (3.98%) Device Driver
5 15 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.89%) IVR
9 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.47%) Replication
10 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.84%) PDA
11 4 (0.84%) STB
12 3 (0.63%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.63%) Handset
12 3 (0.63%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.63%) GIS
12 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 207 (43.40%) Windows
2 117 (24.53%) Linux
3 91 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (15.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (8.18%) CentOS
7 28 (5.87%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.24%) Windows XP
9 23 (4.82%) Ubuntu
10 16 (3.35%) AIX
10 16 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.14%) SUSE
12 14 (2.94%) Windows 8
13 13 (2.73%) UNIX
14 12 (2.52%) Solaris
15 9 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.47%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000
17 6 (1.26%) Android
18 4 (0.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.30%) Load Balancing
2 54 (11.32%) ITIL
3 42 (8.81%) Migration
4 35 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
5 30 (6.29%) Network Management
6 29 (6.08%) Service Management
7 26 (5.45%) Change Management
8 25 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (4.82%) Project Management
9 23 (4.82%) DevOps
10 22 (4.61%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (3.98%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.98%) Network Load Balancing
13 17 (3.56%) Release Management
13 17 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (3.35%) Business Analysis
14 16 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (3.35%) Business Process Improvement
14 16 (3.35%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.69%) SQL
2 32 (6.71%) Perl
3 30 (6.29%) Python
3 30 (6.29%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.61%) Ruby
5 21 (4.40%) Korn
5 21 (4.40%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.52%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.31%) Java
8 4 (0.84%) C
9 3 (0.63%) PHP
9 3 (0.63%) VB
10 2 (0.42%) Golang
10 2 (0.42%) C-shell
10 2 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (17.19%) CCNA
3 54 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 52 (10.90%) CCNP
5 36 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 30 (6.29%) MCSE
7 20 (4.19%) CCIE
8 15 (3.14%) Degree
8 15 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.52%) CCDP
11 7 (1.47%) MCSA
11 7 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.47%) RHCT
12 6 (1.26%) MCITP
12 6 (1.26%) CISSP
12 6 (1.26%) CCA
13 5 (1.05%) CCEA
14 4 (0.84%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.98%) QA
2 14 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.73%) SLA
4 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 113 (23.69%) Active Directory
2 73 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (11.74%) vSphere
4 54 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.19%) Firmware
6 14 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.31%) XenApp
7 11 (2.31%) VMware Server
8 10 (2.10%) Snort
8 10 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.10%) FreeRADIUS
9 7 (1.47%) XenServer
10 6 (1.26%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.26%) Squid
11 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.05%) NFS
12 4 (0.84%) Samba
12 4 (0.84%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 31 (6.50%) Puppet
2 23 (4.82%) Nagios
3 19 (3.98%) Cobbler
4 18 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 17 (3.56%) SCCM
6 16 (3.35%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (2.73%) collectd
8 10 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (1.47%) WSUS
10 7 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (1.26%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
12 5 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.84%) vMotion
13 4 (0.84%) Iperf
13 4 (0.84%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.84%) SCOM
13 4 (0.84%) OPNET
Vendors
1 275 (57.65%) Cisco
2 153 (32.08%) VMware
3 128 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 82 (17.19%) Juniper
5 79 (16.56%) HP
6 78 (16.35%) CheckPoint
7 73 (15.30%) Citrix
8 49 (10.27%) Red Hat
8 49 (10.27%) F5
9 46 (9.64%) Oracle
10 36 (7.55%) SolarWinds
11 26 (5.45%) NetApp
12 25 (5.24%) Dell
13 19 (3.98%) Blue Coat
14 16 (3.35%) IBM
15 15 (3.14%) Aruba
16 14 (2.94%) Mitel
17 13 (2.73%) BT
18 12 (2.52%) EMC
18 12 (2.52%) Symantec
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Car Allowance/benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Netsource
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £25000 per annum + pension scheme, healthcare.
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Church International
Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Harrow
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Diss
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £595.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Chelmsford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 22 days ago