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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 350 385 427
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +42
Contract jobs citing VLAN 252 187 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 2.84% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 83 83
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£323 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.18% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £236 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £21.70 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +67 121 £375 -0.66% 29
South East -15 33 £285 -12.30% 23
East of England -6 29 £250 +163.15% 1
West Midlands -4 17 £210 -34.37% 4
North West -11 16 £280 +1.81% 11
South West -38 13 £263 -38.23% 7
Yorkshire 0 9 £204 -53.16% 4
East Midlands +2 5 £350 +33.33% 5
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 254 (62.25%) Cisco
2 241 (59.07%) Firewall
3 189 (46.32%) Windows
4 158 (38.73%) VPN
5 140 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (34.31%) VMware
6 135 (33.09%) WAN
7 123 (30.15%) LAN
8 120 (29.41%) TCP/IP
9 119 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 119 (29.17%) DNS
10 116 (28.43%) Active Directory
11 108 (26.47%) SAN
12 103 (25.25%) Juniper
13 100 (24.51%) Citrix
14 97 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 92 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 92 (22.55%) CheckPoint
16 88 (21.57%) BGP
17 85 (20.83%) OSPF
18 84 (20.59%) CCNP
19 78 (19.12%) CCNA
20 77 (18.87%) HP
21 76 (18.63%) MS Exchange
21 76 (18.63%) Linux
22 74 (18.14%) ITIL
23 67 (16.42%) Network Security
24 65 (15.93%) MPLS
25 64 (15.69%) VoIP
26 62 (15.20%) DHCP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 76 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 44 (10.78%) IIS
3 42 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (5.64%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.66%) Lync
7 17 (4.17%) Apache
8 14 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (3.19%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.21%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.98%) JOnAS
13 3 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.49%) SAS
14 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (6.86%) MS Office
2 26 (6.37%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.47%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.17%) Office 365
2 16 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.98%) Joyent
3 4 (0.98%) IaaS
4 3 (0.74%) PaaS
5 2 (0.49%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 241 (59.07%) Firewall
2 158 (38.73%) VPN
3 135 (33.09%) WAN
4 123 (30.15%) LAN
5 120 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 119 (29.17%) DNS
7 108 (26.47%) SAN
8 88 (21.57%) BGP
9 85 (20.83%) OSPF
10 67 (16.42%) Network Security
11 65 (15.93%) MPLS
12 64 (15.69%) VoIP
13 62 (15.20%) DHCP
14 51 (12.50%) Ethernet
14 51 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (12.25%) NAS
16 48 (11.76%) HSRP
17 46 (11.27%) Cisco IOS
18 40 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (8.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.17%) MySQL
3 14 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.94%) DB2
5 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.74%) Redis
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.49%) DataStage
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.25%) Big Data
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.98%) Subversion
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.49%) Hudson
4 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 57 (13.97%) Finance
2 33 (8.09%) Banking
3 30 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.70%) Retail
5 10 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.45%) Local Government
6 8 (1.96%) Legal
7 5 (1.23%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.23%) Marketing
8 4 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 116 (28.43%) Network Engineer
2 38 (9.31%) Analyst
3 37 (9.07%) Architect
4 33 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (7.35%) Consultant
6 27 (6.62%) Security Engineer
7 24 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 23 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (4.90%) Support Engineer
10 20 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.68%) Network Analyst
11 15 (3.68%) Administrator
11 15 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.43%) Network Consultant
13 13 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (2.94%) Telephony Engineer
14 12 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.94%) Regular Expression
2 8 (1.96%) XML
3 6 (1.47%) CSS
3 6 (1.47%) JSON
4 5 (1.23%) LAMP
5 3 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.74%) Web Services
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
5 3 (0.74%) Middleware
5 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.49%) WAP
7 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.25%) YAML
7 1 (0.25%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) J2EE
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) EDI
7 1 (0.25%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.39%) Replication
3 20 (4.90%) Clustering
4 18 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 17 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.68%) PKI
6 15 (3.68%) PDA
6 15 (3.68%) Kindle
7 12 (2.94%) Firmware
8 9 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.72%) IPTV
9 7 (1.72%) MPEG
9 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.72%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.98%) Open Source
12 4 (0.98%) Psychology
12 4 (0.98%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 189 (46.32%) Windows
2 92 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (18.63%) Linux
4 61 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.66%) UNIX
7 17 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.68%) AIX
9 14 (3.43%) SUSE
10 13 (3.19%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (2.94%) Solaris
11 12 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.96%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.98%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.98%) CentOS
15 3 (0.74%) SmartOS
16 2 (0.49%) Debian
16 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.14%) ITIL
2 48 (11.76%) Migration
3 43 (10.54%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.86%) Service Management
5 23 (5.64%) Change Management
6 22 (5.39%) Network Design
7 20 (4.90%) Network Management
8 19 (4.66%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (4.41%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 14 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (3.43%) DevOps
11 14 (3.43%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.94%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.94%) Project Management
12 12 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.94%) TOGAF
12 12 (2.94%) Data Protection
13 11 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.75%) SQL
2 24 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.41%) Perl
4 17 (4.17%) C
5 13 (3.19%) Java
6 10 (2.45%) VB
6 10 (2.45%) VBA
7 8 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.72%) Tcl
9 6 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.47%) C++
9 6 (1.47%) VBScript
10 5 (1.23%) Python
11 4 (0.98%) Ruby
12 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (20.59%) CCNP
3 78 (19.12%) CCNA
4 53 (12.99%) Security Cleared
5 48 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 28 (6.86%) CCIE
7 26 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (4.41%) MCSE
9 15 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (3.19%) CCVP
11 11 (2.70%) Degree
11 11 (2.70%) CCSE
12 10 (2.45%) MCITP
13 9 (2.21%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.72%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.72%) MCP
14 7 (1.72%) ISEB
14 7 (1.72%) CCSA
15 5 (1.23%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.41%) ISO 9001
2 15 (3.68%) QA
3 12 (2.94%) SLA
4 11 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 116 (28.43%) Active Directory
2 97 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (14.71%) vSphere
4 45 (11.03%) XenServer
5 41 (10.05%) Hyper-V
6 40 (9.80%) XenApp
7 24 (5.88%) NFS
8 18 (4.41%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.17%) Snort
10 15 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (3.43%) vCloud
11 14 (3.43%) VMware ESX
12 13 (3.19%) VMware Server
13 11 (2.70%) ProxySG
13 11 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
14 8 (1.96%) Xen
15 5 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.23%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.98%) UAG
Systems Management
1 32 (7.84%) SCCM
2 16 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (3.43%) SCOM
5 13 (3.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 13 (3.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (2.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (1.72%) Puppet
8 6 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (1.47%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
9 5 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.98%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.98%) Nagios
10 4 (0.98%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 254 (62.25%) Cisco
2 140 (34.31%) VMware
3 119 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 103 (25.25%) Juniper
5 100 (24.51%) Citrix
6 92 (22.55%) CheckPoint
7 77 (18.87%) HP
8 55 (13.48%) F5
9 38 (9.31%) IBM
10 37 (9.07%) Oracle
11 34 (8.33%) Blue Coat
12 33 (8.09%) Dell
13 21 (5.15%) NetApp
14 19 (4.66%) EMC
15 18 (4.41%) SolarWinds
15 18 (4.41%) WatchGuard
16 17 (4.17%) Sourcefire
17 14 (3.43%) Red Hat
17 14 (3.43%) Symantec
18 13 (3.19%) Brocade
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