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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 330 376 406
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +30
Contract jobs citing VLAN 290 202 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 2.92% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 94 71
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £280 £303
% change year-on-year
+20.53% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 16
Average hourly rate £25.58 £27.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.99% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.40 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.25 £42.80 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +36 136 £375 +3.44% 31
South East +38 70 £338 -2.87% 9
South West +5 24 £450 +52.54% 4
East of England +3 19 £263 -19.23% 5
North West -21 14 £450 +60.71% 16
North East -19 8 £340 +43.15% 1
East Midlands 0 7 £275 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -32 6 £350 +27.27% 6
West Midlands -14 4 £300 +37.14% 8
Midlands +1 1 - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 325 (57.22%) Cisco
2 323 (56.87%) Firewall
3 255 (44.89%) Windows
4 250 (44.01%) LAN
5 240 (42.25%) WAN
6 205 (36.09%) VPN
7 196 (34.51%) DNS
8 180 (31.69%) VMware
9 170 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
10 169 (29.75%) Microsoft
11 165 (29.05%) TCP/IP
12 163 (28.70%) Active Directory
13 135 (23.77%) DHCP
14 128 (22.54%) MPLS
15 118 (20.77%) BGP
16 117 (20.60%) VMware Infrastructure
17 116 (20.42%) OSPF
17 116 (20.42%) SAN
18 115 (20.25%) Data Centre
19 107 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
19 107 (18.84%) Juniper
20 105 (18.49%) Linux
21 104 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
22 101 (17.78%) Wireless
23 100 (17.61%) CheckPoint
23 100 (17.61%) HP
24 98 (17.25%) Citrix
25 96 (16.90%) MS Exchange
26 95 (16.73%) VoIP
27 93 (16.37%) Finance

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 70 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (9.51%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.87%) IIS
4 39 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (4.58%) Lync
6 24 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.64%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.29%) Office Communications Server
8 13 (2.29%) Apache
9 11 (1.94%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.06%) JBoss
12 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 63 (11.09%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 26 (4.58%) MS Office
3 24 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.11%) MS Project
5 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.75%) IaaS
3 26 (4.58%) PaaS
4 25 (4.40%) Office 365
5 23 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (3.87%) SaaS
7 6 (1.06%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.70%) HP Helion
9 3 (0.53%) Yammer
9 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.53%) Heroku
9 3 (0.53%) Engine Yard
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 323 (56.87%) Firewall
2 250 (44.01%) LAN
3 240 (42.25%) WAN
4 205 (36.09%) VPN
5 196 (34.51%) DNS
6 165 (29.05%) TCP/IP
7 135 (23.77%) DHCP
8 128 (22.54%) MPLS
9 118 (20.77%) BGP
10 116 (20.42%) OSPF
10 116 (20.42%) SAN
11 107 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
12 101 (17.78%) Wireless
13 95 (16.73%) VoIP
14 82 (14.44%) Network Security
15 80 (14.08%) EIGRP
16 76 (13.38%) IPsec
17 74 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 70 (12.32%) Spanning Tree
19 66 (11.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.46%) Big Data
3 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.94%) MySQL
5 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.53%) DB2
11 2 (0.35%) SQLBase
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Subversion
1 8 (1.41%) Metasploit
1 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 93 (16.37%) Finance
2 50 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.05%) Banking
4 20 (3.52%) Multimedia
5 10 (1.76%) Local Government
6 8 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.06%) Retail
8 5 (0.88%) Legal
9 4 (0.70%) Billing
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 172 (30.28%) Network Engineer
2 66 (11.62%) Architect
3 54 (9.51%) Analyst
4 40 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (6.51%) Senior Network Engineer
6 33 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 31 (5.46%) Consultant
8 27 (4.75%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.23%) Administrator
10 23 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 21 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.52%) Network Support
12 20 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.17%) Security Engineer
14 17 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (2.99%) Technical Architect
14 17 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (2.99%) Network Analyst
15 16 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
15 16 (2.82%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.57%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.94%) Web Services
3 9 (1.58%) LAMP
3 9 (1.58%) XMPP
4 8 (1.41%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.23%) J2EE
6 6 (1.06%) .NET
6 6 (1.06%) MCollective
7 4 (0.70%) CSS
7 4 (0.70%) SOAP
8 3 (0.53%) Ajax
9 2 (0.35%) boto
9 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.35%) HTML
9 2 (0.35%) XML
10 1 (0.18%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.18%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 115 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.10%) PKI
3 29 (5.11%) Clustering
4 20 (3.52%) Replication
5 19 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.17%) IVR
7 16 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.29%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.94%) iPhone
12 10 (1.76%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.23%) FlexPod
15 6 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (1.06%) CLARiiON
15 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 255 (44.89%) Windows
2 105 (18.49%) Linux
3 104 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (12.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (5.99%) UNIX
7 28 (4.93%) Windows 7
8 22 (3.87%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.64%) Android
11 12 (2.11%) AIX
12 10 (1.76%) Solaris
12 10 (1.76%) CentOS
13 9 (1.58%) SUSE
14 8 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.41%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.23%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (15.85%) ITIL
2 69 (12.15%) Load Balancing
3 48 (8.45%) Migration
4 46 (8.10%) Network Management
5 39 (6.87%) Project Management
5 39 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 38 (6.69%) Service Delivery
7 36 (6.34%) Network Design
8 23 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (3.17%) Business Continuity
11 18 (3.17%) Service Management
12 17 (2.99%) Data Protection
12 17 (2.99%) Change Control
13 15 (2.64%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (2.64%) Change Management
14 14 (2.46%) Network Load Balancing
14 14 (2.46%) Performance Management
15 13 (2.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (12.50%) SQL
2 33 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.29%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.29%) Java
4 12 (2.11%) Perl
4 12 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 11 (1.94%) Korn
5 11 (1.94%) C
5 11 (1.94%) VB
6 10 (1.76%) Python
7 9 (1.58%) Ruby
8 7 (1.23%) VBScript
9 5 (0.88%) PHP
10 4 (0.70%) C#
10 4 (0.70%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 170 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (16.20%) CCNP
2 92 (16.20%) CCNA
3 51 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (8.45%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.22%) MCSE
6 34 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.93%) CCIE
8 21 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.82%) Degree
11 14 (2.46%) MCSA
12 13 (2.29%) MCP
13 12 (2.11%) CCEA
14 11 (1.94%) CCDP
14 11 (1.94%) MCITP
15 10 (1.76%) CCSE
16 9 (1.58%) CISSP
16 9 (1.58%) CCEE
17 7 (1.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.64%) QA
3 14 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.76%) SLA
5 7 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.23%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 163 (28.70%) Active Directory
2 117 (20.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (11.80%) Hyper-V
4 57 (10.04%) vSphere
5 30 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.75%) XenApp
7 24 (4.23%) vCloud
8 18 (3.17%) XenServer
9 14 (2.46%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.11%) NFS
11 11 (1.94%) Snort
11 11 (1.94%) Xen
12 10 (1.76%) VirtualBox
13 9 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (1.41%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.06%) Samba
15 6 (1.06%) SRDF
15 6 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (1.06%) KVM
16 5 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (4.93%) SCCM
2 27 (4.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (2.99%) vMotion
4 15 (2.64%) Puppet
5 14 (2.46%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (1.58%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.41%) Nmap
7 8 (1.41%) WSUS
7 8 (1.41%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.23%) SCOM
8 7 (1.23%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.23%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (1.06%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.06%) NetCrunch
9 6 (1.06%) EMC VPLEX
9 6 (1.06%) SnapMirror
9 6 (1.06%) SnapVault
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 325 (57.22%) Cisco
2 180 (31.69%) VMware
3 169 (29.75%) Microsoft
4 107 (18.84%) Juniper
5 100 (17.61%) HP
5 100 (17.61%) CheckPoint
6 98 (17.25%) Citrix
7 84 (14.79%) F5
8 67 (11.80%) SolarWinds
9 42 (7.39%) Oracle
10 39 (6.87%) Dell
11 34 (5.99%) NetApp
12 31 (5.46%) Aruba
13 29 (5.11%) Infoblox
14 25 (4.40%) IBM
15 23 (4.05%) EMC
15 23 (4.05%) Blue Coat
15 23 (4.05%) Brocade
16 22 (3.87%) Riverbed
17 20 (3.52%) Veeam
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