The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / London
Rank 328 362 307
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -55
Contract jobs citing VLAN 70 53 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.25% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 1.99% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 75
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £215 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £525 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2471 2662 2771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.71% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1739 1852
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 69
Median hourly rate £44.50 £24.23 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.65% +28.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the London region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 9 £400 -20.00% 1
Croydon -6 5 - -
Twickenham - 2 £400 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
New Malden - 1 £143 - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 85 (51.20%) Cisco
2 72 (43.37%) Active Directory
3 68 (40.96%) VMware
4 65 (39.16%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (39.16%) Windows
5 63 (37.95%) TCP/IP
6 59 (35.54%) Firewall
7 54 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (30.72%) VPN
9 47 (28.31%) CCNA
10 45 (27.11%) Linux
11 44 (26.51%) Windows Server
12 41 (24.70%) CCNP
13 39 (23.49%) WAN
13 39 (23.49%) MPLS
14 38 (22.89%) Microsoft
15 36 (21.69%) OSPF
16 35 (21.08%) BGP
16 35 (21.08%) SAN
16 35 (21.08%) DNS
17 34 (20.48%) Data Centre
18 33 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (19.88%) LAN
19 32 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (19.28%) Load Balancing
20 30 (18.07%) Hyper-V
20 30 (18.07%) Palo Alto
21 29 (17.47%) Finance
22 28 (16.87%) DHCP
22 28 (16.87%) CheckPoint

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (16.27%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (9.64%) Apache
3 16 (9.64%) OpenStack
4 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.22%) IIS
6 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (13.25%) Office 365
3 15 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.61%) IaaS
6 5 (3.01%) PaaS
7 3 (1.81%) SaaS
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 63 (37.95%) TCP/IP
2 59 (35.54%) Firewall
3 51 (30.72%) VPN
4 39 (23.49%) MPLS
4 39 (23.49%) WAN
5 36 (21.69%) OSPF
6 35 (21.08%) BGP
6 35 (21.08%) DNS
6 35 (21.08%) SAN
7 33 (19.88%) LAN
8 28 (16.87%) DHCP
9 23 (13.86%) EIGRP
9 23 (13.86%) iSCSI
10 22 (13.25%) Wireless
11 20 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (10.24%) Internet
13 16 (9.64%) VoIP
14 15 (9.04%) Network Security
15 14 (8.43%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (7.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) MySQL
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Maven
3 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (17.47%) Finance
2 18 (10.84%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.81%) Billing
4 3 (1.81%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.87%) Architect
3 26 (15.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (14.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.23%) Technical Architect
6 12 (7.23%) VMware Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Telephony Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) VoIP Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Consultant
9 7 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Active Directory Architect
9 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.43%) LAMP
2 13 (7.83%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (4.82%) libvirt
4 4 (2.41%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.20%) .NET
5 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.20%) REST
5 2 (1.20%) RESTful
5 2 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.43%) Client/Server
2 14 (8.43%) Private Cloud
3 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.82%) Clustering
6 7 (4.22%) Replication
7 5 (3.01%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.81%) NHS
9 3 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.20%) CMDB
10 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.20%) Social Network
11 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.60%) EMC Centera
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.60%) Social Media
11 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.16%) Windows
2 45 (27.11%) Linux
3 44 (26.51%) Windows Server
4 33 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (8.43%) Unix
8 6 (3.61%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.41%) CentOS
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.60%) CatOS
11 1 (0.60%) VMS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.28%) Load Balancing
2 22 (13.25%) ITIL
2 22 (13.25%) Migration
3 20 (12.05%) Configuration Management
4 16 (9.64%) High Availability
5 13 (7.83%) Kernel Tuning
5 13 (7.83%) Network Design
6 12 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (6.63%) DevOps
8 10 (6.02%) Open Source
8 10 (6.02%) Project Management
9 9 (5.42%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.82%) Time Management
11 7 (4.22%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.61%) Change Control
13 5 (3.01%) Capacity Management
13 5 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.84%) Bash Shell
1 18 (10.84%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.64%) Python
3 13 (7.83%) SQL
4 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.20%) C
5 2 (1.20%) Ruby
5 2 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) Korn
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
6 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (39.16%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (28.31%) CCNA
3 41 (24.70%) CCNP
4 22 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 19 (11.45%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.24%) CCIE
7 10 (6.02%) CCVP
7 10 (6.02%) Degree
8 9 (5.42%) MCSE
8 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.82%) RHCA
9 8 (4.82%) RHCE
9 8 (4.82%) RHCSA
10 7 (4.22%) MCITP
11 6 (3.61%) JNCIE
12 5 (3.01%) CCSP
13 4 (2.41%) MCP
13 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.81%) JNCIA
15 2 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.60%) BS7799
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) ISO27005
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (43.37%) Active Directory
2 54 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (18.07%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.83%) iptables
5 10 (6.02%) KVM
5 10 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.42%) NFS
7 8 (4.82%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.82%) XenServer
8 6 (3.61%) vSphere
9 4 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.41%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.41%) XenApp
10 3 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.60%) Samba
12 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (13.25%) Puppet
2 15 (9.04%) SCCM
3 13 (7.83%) HAProxy
4 11 (6.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (6.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (6.02%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.41%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.20%) Ansible
9 2 (1.20%) Nagios
9 2 (1.20%) SCOM
9 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.20%) WSUS
10 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.60%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.60%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (51.20%) Cisco
2 68 (40.96%) VMware
3 38 (22.89%) Microsoft
4 30 (18.07%) Palo Alto
5 28 (16.87%) CheckPoint
6 25 (15.06%) HP
7 22 (13.25%) Juniper
8 17 (10.24%) Citrix
9 10 (6.02%) Red Box
10 8 (4.82%) Dell
11 7 (4.22%) Meraki
12 5 (3.01%) EMC
12 5 (3.01%) Symantec
13 4 (2.41%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.41%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (2.41%) Avaya
13 4 (2.41%) F5
13 4 (2.41%) NetApp
13 4 (2.41%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.81%) Riverbed
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