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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 359 387 391
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 242 175 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.71% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 117 81
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£375 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.48 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.95 £37.47 £50.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% -30.00%
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
7286 6452 7186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.44% 13.66% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4224 3572 3591
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 397 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +50 120 £425 +5.26% 22
South East +14 68 £348 -13.00% 16
North West 0 14 £225 -18.18% 2
East of England -23 12 £245 -30.00% 5
South West -14 10 £200 - 5
West Midlands -17 8 £225 +7.14% 7
East Midlands -6 5 - - 3
Yorkshire -8 4 £488 +209.52% 8
North East - 1 £451 - 1
Midlands - - - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 309 (62.55%) Firewall
2 296 (59.92%) Cisco
3 236 (47.77%) Windows
4 202 (40.89%) VPN
5 168 (34.01%) VMware
6 163 (33.00%) DNS
7 161 (32.59%) WAN
8 147 (29.76%) Microsoft
9 144 (29.15%) LAN
10 142 (28.74%) Cisco Certification
11 133 (26.92%) Active Directory
12 120 (24.29%) SAN
13 118 (23.89%) OSPF
14 115 (23.28%) TCP/IP
15 113 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 108 (21.86%) Linux
17 104 (21.05%) BGP
18 103 (20.85%) MS Exchange
18 103 (20.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 101 (20.45%) CheckPoint
20 97 (19.64%) Juniper
21 94 (19.03%) Citrix
22 92 (18.62%) MPLS
23 86 (17.41%) CCNA
24 85 (17.21%) SQL Server
25 83 (16.80%) HP
26 81 (16.40%) DHCP
27 79 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
28 74 (14.98%) vSphere
29 70 (14.17%) Load Balancing

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (20.85%) MS Exchange
2 66 (13.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 66 (13.36%) IIS
3 32 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (5.26%) Lync
5 24 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (4.86%) Apache
6 21 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.04%) Office Communications Server
8 12 (2.43%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.61%) JBoss
14 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.40%) SAS
15 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.48%) MS Office
3 22 (4.45%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.21%) MS Project
5 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.26%) Office 365
3 16 (3.24%) PaaS
4 15 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.02%) Heroku
5 10 (2.02%) Engine Yard
5 10 (2.02%) IaaS
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 309 (62.55%) Firewall
2 202 (40.89%) VPN
3 163 (33.00%) DNS
4 161 (32.59%) WAN
5 144 (29.15%) LAN
6 120 (24.29%) SAN
7 118 (23.89%) OSPF
8 115 (23.28%) TCP/IP
9 104 (21.05%) BGP
10 92 (18.62%) MPLS
11 81 (16.40%) DHCP
12 68 (13.77%) VoIP
12 68 (13.77%) Network Security
13 67 (13.56%) HSRP
14 60 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 59 (11.94%) IPsec
16 53 (10.73%) Ethernet
17 52 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
18 50 (10.12%) Internet
19 46 (9.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.44%) DB2
3 15 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.04%) MySQL
4 10 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.20%) OLTP
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (3.24%) Subversion
2 11 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 46 (9.31%) Finance
2 32 (6.48%) Banking
3 28 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.02%) Legal
5 9 (1.82%) Local Government
5 9 (1.82%) Law
6 8 (1.62%) Retail
7 5 (1.01%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.61%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 151 (30.57%) Network Engineer
2 54 (10.93%) Analyst
3 42 (8.50%) Architect
4 41 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (6.07%) Support Engineer
5 30 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (5.67%) Network Support
7 27 (5.47%) Consultant
7 27 (5.47%) Security Engineer
8 26 (5.26%) Network Analyst
9 25 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 24 (4.86%) Cisco Engineer
10 24 (4.86%) Network Security Engineer
11 19 (3.85%) Network Architect
12 17 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (3.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 15 (3.04%) Administrator
14 15 (3.04%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.44%) Regular Expression
2 15 (3.04%) Web Services
3 10 (2.02%) MCollective
4 4 (0.81%) LAMP
4 4 (0.81%) WAP
5 3 (0.61%) .NET
5 3 (0.61%) SOAP
6 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.20%) YAML
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) J2EE
7 1 (0.20%) XML
7 1 (0.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.20%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.89%) Clustering
2 31 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.64%) Blackberry
3 18 (3.64%) PKI
4 15 (3.04%) Kindle
5 14 (2.83%) Replication
6 10 (2.02%) Device Driver
6 10 (2.02%) PDA
7 9 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.61%) CESG
10 3 (0.61%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.61%) IPTV
10 3 (0.61%) MPEG
10 3 (0.61%) Handset
11 2 (0.40%) Open Source
11 2 (0.40%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.40%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 236 (47.77%) Windows
2 113 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (21.86%) Linux
4 79 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (6.07%) Windows XP
7 27 (5.47%) CentOS
8 26 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 20 (4.05%) AIX
10 19 (3.85%) SUSE
11 17 (3.44%) UNIX
11 17 (3.44%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.83%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.83%) Ubuntu
14 10 (2.02%) Solaris
15 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.40%) Debian
16 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.17%) Load Balancing
2 69 (13.97%) ITIL
3 53 (10.73%) Migration
4 33 (6.68%) Change Management
5 28 (5.67%) Service Management
6 25 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (4.86%) Service Delivery
7 24 (4.86%) Network Management
8 20 (4.05%) Network Design
9 19 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
9 19 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (3.44%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (3.24%) DevOps
13 15 (3.04%) Configuration Management
14 14 (2.83%) Network Load Balancing
15 13 (2.63%) High Availability
15 13 (2.63%) Line Management
16 12 (2.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.75%) SQL
2 22 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.25%) Perl
4 19 (3.85%) Python
5 16 (3.24%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.63%) Ruby
6 13 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.23%) Korn
8 7 (1.42%) VB
9 6 (1.21%) C
9 6 (1.21%) VBScript
10 4 (0.81%) Java
10 4 (0.81%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) C++
11 2 (0.40%) Tcl
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) Golang
Qualifications
1 142 (28.74%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (17.41%) CCNA
3 69 (13.97%) Security Cleared
4 63 (12.75%) CCNP
5 53 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 37 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (6.28%) CCIE
8 28 (5.67%) MCSE
9 18 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (3.24%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.82%) Degree
12 8 (1.62%) CCSE
13 7 (1.42%) RHCT
13 7 (1.42%) MCSA
13 7 (1.42%) CCVP
14 5 (1.01%) MCITP
14 5 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.01%) MCP
15 4 (0.81%) CCSA
15 4 (0.81%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.64%) QA
2 17 (3.44%) ISO 9001
3 14 (2.83%) SLA
4 8 (1.62%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 133 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 103 (20.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (14.98%) vSphere
4 62 (12.55%) Hyper-V
5 36 (7.29%) XenServer
6 22 (4.45%) XenApp
6 22 (4.45%) Firmware
7 20 (4.05%) VMware Server
8 18 (3.64%) FreeRADIUS
9 17 (3.44%) Snort
9 17 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (2.83%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.63%) NFS
12 12 (2.43%) VMware ESX
13 9 (1.82%) DFS Replication
13 9 (1.82%) ProxySG
14 7 (1.42%) vCloud
15 5 (1.01%) Squid
16 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 27 (5.47%) SCCM
2 18 (3.64%) Puppet
3 17 (3.44%) Nagios
4 14 (2.83%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.23%) SCOM
5 11 (2.23%) Backup Exec
6 10 (2.02%) CA Spectrum
6 10 (2.02%) Cobbler
6 10 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.82%) collectd
8 7 (1.42%) Cisco UCCE
8 7 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.01%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.01%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.81%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 296 (59.92%) Cisco
2 168 (34.01%) VMware
3 147 (29.76%) Microsoft
4 101 (20.45%) CheckPoint
5 97 (19.64%) Juniper
6 94 (19.03%) Citrix
7 83 (16.80%) HP
8 62 (12.55%) F5
9 45 (9.11%) Oracle
10 36 (7.29%) Blue Coat
11 35 (7.09%) Dell
12 34 (6.88%) IBM
13 32 (6.48%) NetApp
14 25 (5.06%) Red Hat
15 20 (4.05%) Symantec
15 20 (4.05%) SolarWinds
15 20 (4.05%) WatchGuard
16 19 (3.85%) EMC
17 16 (3.24%) Splunk
18 15 (3.04%) Sourcefire
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