The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 425 341 367
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +26
Contract jobs citing VLAN 166 163 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 2.49% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 83 93
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 14
Average hourly rate £20.25 £35.00 £31.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £16.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.80%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VLAN
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -28 57 £398 -0.62% 24
South East -21 40 £318 +10.43% 10
East Midlands -4 14 £125 -61.53% 1
North West -6 14 £333 - 2
Yorkshire -18 12 £325 - 1
East of England -31 11 £225 -25.00% 2
South West -23 7 £169 -17.68% 8
North East -24 5 £280 -6.74% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £425 +30.76% 3
Midlands - - - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 169 (49.71%) Cisco
2 158 (46.47%) Firewall
3 136 (40.00%) LAN
4 131 (38.53%) Windows
5 130 (38.24%) WAN
6 114 (33.53%) TCP/IP
7 108 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
7 108 (31.76%) VMware
8 91 (26.76%) VPN
9 86 (25.29%) Active Directory
10 83 (24.41%) CCNP
11 80 (23.53%) DNS
12 79 (23.24%) Microsoft
13 78 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 73 (21.47%) HP
15 71 (20.88%) Linux
16 66 (19.41%) BGP
17 60 (17.65%) Wireless
18 59 (17.35%) DHCP
19 57 (16.76%) OSPF
20 54 (15.88%) MPLS
21 53 (15.59%) CCNA
22 51 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
23 50 (14.71%) Network Security
24 48 (14.12%) EIGRP
25 47 (13.82%) ITIL
26 45 (13.24%) MS Exchange
26 45 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
27 44 (12.94%) Windows 7
27 44 (12.94%) SAN

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.41%) IIS
4 14 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.65%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.65%) JOnAS
7 8 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.76%) Lync
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.88%) Apache
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) nginx
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (7.06%) MS Excel
1 24 (7.06%) MS Office
2 13 (3.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) CATIA
4 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) Joyent
2 3 (0.88%) Office 365
2 3 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 158 (46.47%) Firewall
2 136 (40.00%) LAN
3 130 (38.24%) WAN
4 114 (33.53%) TCP/IP
5 91 (26.76%) VPN
6 80 (23.53%) DNS
7 66 (19.41%) BGP
8 60 (17.65%) Wireless
9 59 (17.35%) DHCP
10 57 (16.76%) OSPF
11 54 (15.88%) MPLS
12 50 (14.71%) Network Security
13 48 (14.12%) EIGRP
14 45 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (12.94%) SAN
16 35 (10.29%) VoIP
16 35 (10.29%) Internet
17 34 (10.00%) WLAN
18 33 (9.71%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (8.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.94%) MySQL
3 7 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.88%) Subversion
2 3 (0.88%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (8.82%) Finance
2 25 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.65%) Banking
4 8 (2.35%) Local Government
5 7 (2.06%) German Language
5 7 (2.06%) Electronics
5 7 (2.06%) Legal
6 5 (1.47%) Back Office
7 4 (1.18%) Law
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Front Office
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Military
8 2 (0.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (22.35%) Network Engineer
2 53 (15.59%) Architect
3 34 (10.00%) Analyst
4 25 (7.35%) Consultant
5 23 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (6.18%) Network Architect
7 20 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.29%) Support Engineer
9 16 (4.71%) Administrator
10 15 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.41%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (4.12%) Security Engineer
12 13 (3.82%) Network Consultant
13 12 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.94%) Server Engineer
16 9 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) XML
2 6 (1.76%) CSS
3 5 (1.47%) JSON
4 2 (0.59%) .NET
4 2 (0.59%) LAMP
5 1 (0.29%) MCollective
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) Django
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.29%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.29%) XMPP
5 1 (0.29%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.29%) OCX
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) EDI
5 1 (0.29%) DCOM
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.18%) Replication
2 16 (4.71%) Clustering
3 9 (2.65%) PKI
4 8 (2.35%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.06%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.76%) Firmware
7 4 (1.18%) NHS
7 4 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.18%) CCTV
8 3 (0.88%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.88%) IPTV
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.59%) AS400
9 2 (0.59%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 131 (38.53%) Windows
2 71 (20.88%) Linux
3 51 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (12.94%) Windows 7
5 43 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (7.94%) UNIX
8 15 (4.41%) Solaris
9 14 (4.12%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.06%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.18%) AIX
13 4 (1.18%) SUSE
13 4 (1.18%) SELinux
14 2 (0.59%) HPUX
14 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.59%) Android
14 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.82%) ITIL
2 37 (10.88%) Load Balancing
3 36 (10.59%) Network Design
4 33 (9.71%) Migration
5 23 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (4.41%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.41%) Network Management
9 14 (4.12%) TOGAF
10 13 (3.82%) Project Management
10 13 (3.82%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.53%) Service Management
11 12 (3.53%) Incident Management
11 12 (3.53%) Data Protection
12 11 (3.24%) ERP
13 10 (2.94%) DRM
13 10 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (2.65%) Change Management
15 7 (2.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.88%) SQL
2 19 (5.59%) Perl
3 14 (4.12%) Python
3 14 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.53%) C
5 7 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.76%) Java
6 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.47%) Tcl
7 5 (1.47%) VB
8 2 (0.59%) VBScript
8 2 (0.59%) R
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.29%) Korn
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 108 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (24.41%) CCNP
3 53 (15.59%) CCNA
4 40 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (10.88%) MCSE
6 36 (10.59%) Security Cleared
7 28 (8.24%) SC Cleared
8 22 (6.47%) Degree
9 20 (5.88%) CCIE
10 18 (5.29%) MCITP
11 11 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.65%) CCVP
12 9 (2.65%) A+ Certification
13 8 (2.35%) MCSA
14 7 (2.06%) CCSP
14 7 (2.06%) ISEB
15 5 (1.47%) CCDP
16 4 (1.18%) RHCE
16 4 (1.18%) VTSP
17 3 (0.88%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.35%) QA
2 7 (2.06%) SLA
3 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 78 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.71%) vSphere
5 19 (5.59%) XenApp
6 17 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.06%) NFS
9 5 (1.47%) UAG
10 4 (1.18%) SRDF
10 4 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (1.18%) Xen
11 3 (0.88%) vCloud
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.88%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.59%) Samba
12 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.59%) VMware GSX
12 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (5.59%) SCOM
2 18 (5.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (3.53%) SCCM
4 10 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (2.06%) Puppet
8 6 (1.76%) WSUS
8 6 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.47%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.47%) Nagios
10 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.88%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.88%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.59%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 169 (49.71%) Cisco
2 108 (31.76%) VMware
3 79 (23.24%) Microsoft
4 73 (21.47%) HP
5 42 (12.35%) Citrix
6 41 (12.06%) Oracle
7 40 (11.76%) CheckPoint
8 39 (11.47%) Juniper
9 34 (10.00%) F5
10 22 (6.47%) Red Hat
11 18 (5.29%) EMC
12 17 (5.00%) NetApp
12 17 (5.00%) IBM
13 15 (4.41%) Avaya
14 14 (4.12%) SolarWinds
15 13 (3.82%) Sun
16 12 (3.53%) Riverbed
17 11 (3.24%) Symantec
18 9 (2.65%) Dell
19 8 (2.35%) Nortel
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