The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 299 366 338
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -28
Contract jobs citing VLAN 121 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 2.19% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 44
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£375 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £487 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
VLAN
England

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
3179 3100 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.33% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2026 2158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 91 177
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £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 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 19 September 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 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
City of London +55 41 £400 -12.56% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £310 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 137 (72.49%) Firewall
2 125 (66.14%) Cisco
3 100 (52.91%) Windows
3 100 (52.91%) VPN
4 72 (38.10%) VMware
5 70 (37.04%) CheckPoint
6 65 (34.39%) SAN
6 65 (34.39%) DNS
7 64 (33.86%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (32.28%) Microsoft
9 59 (31.22%) TCP/IP
10 58 (30.69%) WAN
11 57 (30.16%) Active Directory
12 53 (28.04%) Linux
12 53 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (27.51%) BGP
14 47 (24.87%) OSPF
14 47 (24.87%) Finance
15 44 (23.28%) LAN
16 43 (22.75%) SQL Server
17 42 (22.22%) HP
17 42 (22.22%) Juniper
17 42 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (21.69%) HSRP
18 41 (21.69%) Citrix
19 39 (20.63%) MS Exchange
19 39 (20.63%) F5
20 38 (20.11%) Network Security
21 37 (19.58%) vSphere
22 36 (19.05%) SQL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.46%) IIS
3 25 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.35%) Apache
4 12 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.82%) Lync
6 9 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.76%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.12%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.59%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.53%) CMS
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.29%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.23%) MS Office
4 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.35%) Office 365
3 4 (2.12%) IaaS
3 4 (2.12%) Joyent
4 3 (1.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (72.49%) Firewall
2 100 (52.91%) VPN
3 65 (34.39%) SAN
3 65 (34.39%) DNS
4 59 (31.22%) TCP/IP
5 58 (30.69%) WAN
6 52 (27.51%) BGP
7 47 (24.87%) OSPF
8 44 (23.28%) LAN
9 42 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 41 (21.69%) HSRP
11 38 (20.11%) Network Security
12 31 (16.40%) Cisco IOS
13 30 (15.87%) NAS
14 25 (13.23%) VoIP
15 24 (12.70%) iSCSI
15 24 (12.70%) DHCP
15 24 (12.70%) EIGRP
16 23 (12.17%) VRRP
16 23 (12.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.94%) MySQL
3 11 (5.82%) DB2
3 11 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.59%) Redis
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.59%) JIRA
1 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 47 (24.87%) Finance
2 30 (15.87%) Banking
3 10 (5.29%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.76%) Retail
5 8 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.70%) Legal
7 5 (2.65%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.12%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.59%) Publishing
10 2 (1.06%) Russian Language
10 2 (1.06%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (30.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.17%) Architect
3 19 (10.05%) Analyst
3 19 (10.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) Consultant
5 16 (8.47%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.35%) Telephony Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (4.76%) Administrator
9 9 (4.76%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Senior Security Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.82%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.17%) JSON
2 6 (3.17%) XML
2 6 (3.17%) CSS
3 5 (2.65%) LAMP
4 3 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.06%) Web Services
6 1 (0.53%) VXML
6 1 (0.53%) WAP
6 1 (0.53%) .NET
6 1 (0.53%) J2EE
6 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.58%) Replication
2 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.99%) Clustering
4 12 (6.35%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.76%) PKI
6 6 (3.17%) Firmware
7 4 (2.12%) Psychology
7 4 (2.12%) Economics
8 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.59%) New Media
8 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.06%) Open Source
9 2 (1.06%) CMDB
9 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.06%) CESG
10 1 (0.53%) PACS
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 100 (52.91%) Windows
2 53 (28.04%) Linux
3 27 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.88%) SUSE
6 13 (6.88%) AIX
7 11 (5.82%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.29%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.23%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.70%) UNIX
11 7 (3.70%) Solaris
12 5 (2.65%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.59%) SmartOS
14 2 (1.06%) CentOS
14 2 (1.06%) Debian
15 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.99%) Load Balancing
2 31 (16.40%) Migration
3 21 (11.11%) ITIL
4 17 (8.99%) Service Management
5 15 (7.94%) Change Management
6 14 (7.41%) DevOps
6 14 (7.41%) Network Design
7 11 (5.82%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.29%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.29%) ITSM
9 9 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.76%) Low Latency
10 8 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (3.70%) Market Research
11 7 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.17%) Network Management
12 6 (3.17%) Build Automation
12 6 (3.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.05%) SQL
2 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.82%) C
4 10 (5.29%) VB
4 10 (5.29%) VBA
5 8 (4.23%) Perl
5 8 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.70%) Java
7 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.12%) Ruby
9 3 (1.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (33.86%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (17.99%) CCNP
3 22 (11.64%) CCNA
4 13 (6.88%) CCVP
4 13 (6.88%) CCIE
5 11 (5.82%) CCSE
6 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.70%) MCSE
8 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.17%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.65%) RHCT
9 5 (2.65%) CCEA
9 5 (2.65%) RHCE
9 5 (2.65%) MCP
9 5 (2.65%) MCITP
9 5 (2.65%) CCEE
10 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.59%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.17%) SLA
3 4 (2.12%) QA
4 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (30.16%) Active Directory
2 53 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (19.58%) vSphere
4 29 (15.34%) Hyper-V
5 23 (12.17%) NFS
6 18 (9.52%) XenApp
7 14 (7.41%) Snort
8 12 (6.35%) XenServer
8 12 (6.35%) vCloud
9 10 (5.29%) FreeRADIUS
9 10 (5.29%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.65%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.12%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (2.12%) Xen
12 3 (1.59%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.59%) Docker
13 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.53%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 14 (7.41%) Backup Exec
2 13 (6.88%) Cisco UCCE
2 13 (6.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (5.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (3.70%) Puppet
5 6 (3.17%) SCCM
6 5 (2.65%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (2.65%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (2.12%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.12%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.59%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.59%) SCOM
8 3 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.59%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.06%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.06%) OpenView
Vendors
1 125 (66.14%) Cisco
2 72 (38.10%) VMware
3 70 (37.04%) CheckPoint
4 61 (32.28%) Microsoft
5 42 (22.22%) HP
5 42 (22.22%) Juniper
6 41 (21.69%) Citrix
7 39 (20.63%) F5
8 35 (18.52%) IBM
9 27 (14.29%) Oracle
10 23 (12.17%) Blue Coat
11 17 (8.99%) NetApp
12 16 (8.47%) EMC
13 14 (7.41%) Sourcefire
14 12 (6.35%) Symantec
15 11 (5.82%) Dell
16 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
16 10 (5.29%) Websense
17 8 (4.23%) Sophos
18 7 (3.70%) SonicWALL
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