The first table below looks at the demand for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 22 July 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 London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 311 372 352
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -20
Contract jobs citing VLAN 89 44 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 1.56% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 42
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +39.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2762 2829 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.06% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1774 2066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 116 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in London

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the London region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in London

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in London

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the London region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in London

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
City of London +41 25 £369 +22.91% 19
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 96 (65.75%) Firewall
2 90 (61.64%) Cisco
3 73 (50.00%) Windows
4 70 (47.95%) VPN
5 55 (37.67%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (35.62%) VMware
7 50 (34.25%) TCP/IP
8 49 (33.56%) DNS
9 48 (32.88%) CheckPoint
10 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
11 44 (30.14%) WAN
12 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
13 41 (28.08%) Linux
14 40 (27.40%) CCNP
14 40 (27.40%) SAN
15 37 (25.34%) LAN
16 36 (24.66%) BGP
16 36 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (23.29%) HP
17 34 (23.29%) Finance
18 33 (22.60%) OSPF
19 30 (20.55%) EIGRP
20 28 (19.18%) vSphere
21 27 (18.49%) F5
22 26 (17.81%) Cisco IOS
22 26 (17.81%) MS Exchange
23 25 (17.12%) Citrix
23 25 (17.12%) Migration
23 25 (17.12%) NAS
23 25 (17.12%) Cisco Nexus

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 26 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.96%) IIS
3 12 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.53%) Lync
5 10 (6.85%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.42%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.05%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.05%) Apache
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.68%) CMS
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.79%) MS Office
3 5 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.85%) Office 365
3 4 (2.74%) Joyent
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (65.75%) Firewall
2 70 (47.95%) VPN
3 50 (34.25%) TCP/IP
4 49 (33.56%) DNS
5 44 (30.14%) WAN
6 40 (27.40%) SAN
7 37 (25.34%) LAN
8 36 (24.66%) BGP
9 33 (22.60%) OSPF
10 30 (20.55%) EIGRP
11 26 (17.81%) Cisco IOS
12 25 (17.12%) NAS
12 25 (17.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (16.44%) VoIP
14 23 (15.75%) HSRP
15 21 (14.38%) Network Security
16 20 (13.70%) Wireless
17 19 (13.01%) iSCSI
18 18 (12.33%) DHCP
19 17 (11.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) MySQL
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.05%) Redis
4 3 (2.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) JIRA
1 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 19 (13.01%) Banking
3 10 (6.85%) Financial Institution
3 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.11%) Retail
5 5 (3.42%) Legal
6 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.05%) Publishing
7 2 (1.37%) Back Office
7 2 (1.37%) Law
7 2 (1.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (28.08%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.07%) Architect
3 17 (11.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
5 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 12 (8.22%) Telephony Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (6.85%) Security Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.42%) Citrix Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Network Security Consultant
12 5 (3.42%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) CSS
1 6 (4.11%) XML
1 6 (4.11%) JSON
2 3 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.05%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.37%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) VXML
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Replication
2 12 (8.22%) Client/Server
3 11 (7.53%) Clustering
4 9 (6.16%) Hedge funds
4 9 (6.16%) PKI
5 4 (2.74%) Economics
5 4 (2.74%) Psychology
6 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.05%) New Media
6 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.37%) AS400
7 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 73 (50.00%) Windows
2 41 (28.08%) Linux
3 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.16%) UNIX
6 8 (5.48%) SUSE
7 6 (4.11%) Solaris
7 6 (4.11%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.42%) AIX
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.05%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.12%) Migration
2 19 (13.01%) Load Balancing
3 13 (8.90%) DevOps
4 12 (8.22%) ITIL
4 12 (8.22%) Service Management
5 11 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (6.85%) ITSM
6 10 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.16%) Change Management
7 9 (6.16%) Network Design
8 8 (5.48%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.79%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (4.79%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.11%) Build Automation
11 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.42%) TOGAF
12 4 (2.74%) E-Commerce
12 4 (2.74%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.27%) SQL
2 14 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.53%) VB
4 10 (6.85%) VBA
5 9 (6.16%) C
6 8 (5.48%) Perl
7 7 (4.79%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.11%) Java
8 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.05%) Ruby
10 2 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (37.67%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (27.40%) CCNP
3 18 (12.33%) CCNA
4 14 (9.59%) CCVP
5 9 (6.16%) CCIE
6 6 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (4.11%) CCEA
6 6 (4.11%) CCEE
6 6 (4.11%) Degree
6 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.42%) CCSE
7 5 (3.42%) MCP
7 5 (3.42%) MCSE
7 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.05%) MCITP
9 3 (2.05%) CCDP
9 3 (2.05%) RHCE
10 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 3 (2.05%) SLA
3 3 (2.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (19.18%) vSphere
4 23 (15.75%) Hyper-V
5 17 (11.64%) NFS
6 15 (10.27%) XenApp
7 11 (7.53%) vCloud
8 9 (6.16%) VMware ESX
8 9 (6.16%) Snort
9 6 (4.11%) XenServer
10 5 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.74%) SRDF
11 4 (2.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (2.74%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.74%) Xen
11 4 (2.74%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (2.05%) Docker
13 2 (1.37%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (12.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (8.90%) Cisco UCCX
2 13 (8.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (6.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (6.16%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.11%) Puppet
6 4 (2.74%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.74%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.05%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.37%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.68%) SCCM
9 1 (0.68%) SCOM
9 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.68%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.68%) Cacti
9 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 90 (61.64%) Cisco
2 52 (35.62%) VMware
3 48 (32.88%) CheckPoint
4 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
5 34 (23.29%) HP
6 27 (18.49%) F5
7 25 (17.12%) Citrix
8 22 (15.07%) IBM
9 21 (14.38%) Juniper
10 16 (10.96%) EMC
11 15 (10.27%) Oracle
12 14 (9.59%) Blue Coat
13 13 (8.90%) NetApp
14 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
15 10 (6.85%) Websense
16 9 (6.16%) Sourcefire
17 8 (5.48%) Symantec
17 8 (5.48%) Riverbed
18 6 (4.11%) SolarWinds
19 5 (3.42%) Fortinet
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