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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 355 385 375
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 224 165 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 2.72% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 83 82
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£375 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.00%
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +18 107 £419 +11.66% 39
South East -25 50 £373 -6.87% 22
North West +3 23 £390 -25.71% 9
East Midlands +6 10 £300 +140.00% 9
Yorkshire -9 10 £250 -16.66% 7
South West -12 10 £310 +3.33% 16
East of England +9 8 £275 +83.33% 5
West Midlands -5 5 £225 +7.14% 11
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
VLAN
UK

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 278 (60.30%) Firewall
2 261 (56.62%) Cisco
3 221 (47.94%) Windows
4 178 (38.61%) VPN
5 164 (35.57%) VMware
6 162 (35.14%) DNS
7 150 (32.54%) WAN
8 149 (32.32%) LAN
9 134 (29.07%) Microsoft
10 120 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
11 114 (24.73%) Linux
12 112 (24.30%) Active Directory
13 107 (23.21%) TCP/IP
14 104 (22.56%) SAN
15 98 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 97 (21.04%) OSPF
17 90 (19.52%) MS Exchange
18 89 (19.31%) HP
19 87 (18.87%) Citrix
20 84 (18.22%) CCNA
20 84 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 83 (18.00%) DHCP
22 81 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
23 78 (16.92%) MPLS
24 77 (16.70%) SQL Server
25 75 (16.27%) Juniper
26 73 (15.84%) CheckPoint
27 72 (15.62%) BGP
28 69 (14.97%) Load Balancing
29 67 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (19.52%) MS Exchange
2 67 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (13.45%) IIS
4 34 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (6.29%) SharePoint
6 26 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (4.99%) Lync
8 18 (3.90%) Office Communications Server
8 18 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (3.90%) Apache
9 16 (3.47%) OpenStack
10 14 (3.04%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.43%) SAS
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 37 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.72%) MS Office
3 12 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.64%) Office 365
3 20 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.47%) PaaS
5 14 (3.04%) Heroku
5 14 (3.04%) Engine Yard
6 11 (2.39%) IaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.87%) SaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 278 (60.30%) Firewall
2 178 (38.61%) VPN
3 162 (35.14%) DNS
4 150 (32.54%) WAN
5 149 (32.32%) LAN
6 107 (23.21%) TCP/IP
7 104 (22.56%) SAN
8 97 (21.04%) OSPF
9 83 (18.00%) DHCP
10 78 (16.92%) MPLS
11 72 (15.62%) BGP
12 64 (13.88%) VoIP
13 60 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (12.36%) IPsec
15 53 (11.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (10.63%) HSRP
17 48 (10.41%) Internet
18 47 (10.20%) Network Security
19 43 (9.33%) Ethernet
20 41 (8.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.64%) MySQL
3 19 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 19 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.60%) DB2
4 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.22%) OLTP
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.22%) SQLBase
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 26 (5.64%) Subversion
2 21 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
General
1 38 (8.24%) Finance
2 27 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.60%) Banking
4 9 (1.95%) Local Government
5 8 (1.74%) Retail
5 8 (1.74%) Law
6 6 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (28.20%) Network Engineer
2 48 (10.41%) Architect
3 47 (10.20%) Analyst
4 33 (7.16%) Consultant
5 28 (6.07%) Network Support
6 27 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (5.21%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.12%) Network Analyst
9 19 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.90%) Network Architect
11 17 (3.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.47%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.47%) Administrator
13 15 (3.25%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 15 (3.25%) IT Support
14 14 (3.04%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.34%) Web Services
2 19 (4.12%) MCollective
3 16 (3.47%) SOAP
4 12 (2.60%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.87%) LAMP
5 4 (0.87%) .NET
5 4 (0.87%) WAP
6 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.22%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.22%) JNI
7 1 (0.22%) ISPF
7 1 (0.22%) Middleware
7 1 (0.22%) XML
7 1 (0.22%) J2EE
7 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.76%) Clustering
2 24 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.12%) Device Driver
4 13 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.60%) Replication
6 11 (2.39%) PKI
7 10 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.08%) IVR
10 4 (0.87%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.65%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.65%) Handset
11 3 (0.65%) GIS
11 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.65%) Kindle
11 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.65%) PDA
11 3 (0.65%) CCTV
12 2 (0.43%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 221 (47.94%) Windows
2 114 (24.73%) Linux
3 98 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (8.68%) CentOS
7 37 (8.03%) Windows 7
8 29 (6.29%) Windows XP
9 24 (5.21%) Ubuntu
10 19 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (3.90%) AIX
12 16 (3.47%) SUSE
12 16 (3.47%) Windows 8
13 14 (3.04%) UNIX
14 12 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (2.17%) Solaris
16 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.65%) Android
18 2 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.97%) Load Balancing
2 53 (11.50%) ITIL
3 44 (9.54%) Migration
4 31 (6.72%) Service Management
5 30 (6.51%) Change Management
6 25 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (4.77%) DevOps
8 22 (4.77%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (4.56%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.56%) Configuration Management
9 21 (4.56%) Network Design
10 19 (4.12%) Project Management
10 19 (4.12%) Network Management
11 17 (3.69%) Release Management
11 17 (3.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (3.47%) Business Analysis
12 16 (3.47%) Business Process Improvement
12 16 (3.47%) Network Architecture
12 16 (3.47%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.23%) SQL
2 30 (6.51%) Python
2 30 (6.51%) Perl
3 29 (6.29%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.77%) Ruby
5 21 (4.56%) Shell Script
6 20 (4.34%) Korn
7 16 (3.47%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.08%) VBScript
8 5 (1.08%) Java
9 4 (0.87%) C
10 3 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) Golang
Qualifications
1 120 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (18.22%) CCNA
3 48 (10.41%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.89%) CCNP
5 40 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (7.16%) MCSE
7 32 (6.94%) SC Cleared
8 24 (5.21%) CCIE
9 18 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (3.47%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.60%) Degree
12 10 (2.17%) RHCT
13 9 (1.95%) VCP4
14 6 (1.30%) CCDP
14 6 (1.30%) MCSA
14 6 (1.30%) CISSP
14 6 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.08%) CCEA
15 5 (1.08%) CCA
16 4 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.34%) QA
2 13 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.39%) SLA
4 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 112 (24.30%) Active Directory
2 84 (18.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (13.88%) vSphere
4 52 (11.28%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.77%) Firmware
6 18 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.25%) XenApp
8 13 (2.82%) FreeRADIUS
9 12 (2.60%) XenServer
10 11 (2.39%) VMware Server
11 10 (2.17%) Snort
11 10 (2.17%) NFS
12 9 (1.95%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.95%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.30%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.08%) Squid
14 5 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.87%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (6.72%) Puppet
2 24 (5.21%) Nagios
3 23 (4.99%) SCCM
4 19 (4.12%) Cobbler
5 18 (3.90%) FortiGate
6 16 (3.47%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (2.82%) collectd
8 11 (2.39%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.39%) SCOM
9 9 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.95%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.08%) SCDPM
11 5 (1.08%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.87%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 261 (56.62%) Cisco
2 164 (35.57%) VMware
3 134 (29.07%) Microsoft
4 89 (19.31%) HP
5 87 (18.87%) Citrix
6 75 (16.27%) Juniper
7 73 (15.84%) CheckPoint
8 48 (10.41%) Red Hat
8 48 (10.41%) Oracle
9 44 (9.54%) F5
10 31 (6.72%) NetApp
11 27 (5.86%) Dell
12 24 (5.21%) IBM
13 21 (4.56%) SolarWinds
13 21 (4.56%) Blue Coat
14 20 (4.34%) Symantec
15 17 (3.69%) EMC
16 12 (2.60%) McAfee
16 12 (2.60%) SonicWALL
17 11 (2.39%) Fortinet
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