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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 269 343 347
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 134 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 2.29% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 39 35
Average daily rate
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£363 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £279 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.75 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -7.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+45.05% -39.33%
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
2918 2704 2865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.31% 11.87% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1800 1769
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 131
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.90 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 31 £408 +16.42% 7
Hounslow - 4 £413 -
Ealing - 3 £180 -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 148 (61.41%) Firewall
2 136 (56.43%) Cisco
3 120 (49.79%) Windows
4 116 (48.13%) VPN
5 106 (43.98%) LAN
6 94 (39.00%) WAN
7 83 (34.44%) DNS
8 75 (31.12%) Active Directory
9 73 (30.29%) TCP/IP
9 73 (30.29%) VMware
10 68 (28.22%) Microsoft
11 62 (25.73%) MPLS
12 60 (24.90%) Finance
13 54 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (20.33%) MS Exchange
14 49 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (19.92%) BGP
16 47 (19.50%) Hyper-V
17 46 (19.09%) Citrix
17 46 (19.09%) Wireless
18 45 (18.67%) Juniper
18 45 (18.67%) CheckPoint
19 44 (18.26%) HP
19 44 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
19 44 (18.26%) Network Security
19 44 (18.26%) Data Centre
20 43 (17.84%) OSPF
20 43 (17.84%) Linux
21 42 (17.43%) vSphere
22 41 (17.01%) SAN

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 49 (20.33%) MS Exchange
2 40 (16.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (13.69%) IIS
4 25 (10.37%) SharePoint
5 20 (8.30%) Lync
5 20 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (4.15%) WebSphere
7 10 (4.15%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (3.32%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.24%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.24%) Apache
11 3 (1.24%) JBoss
11 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 38 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.96%) MS Office
3 23 (9.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (6.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.88%) Office 365
2 18 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.98%) PaaS
4 11 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.15%) IaaS
6 6 (2.49%) Google Apps
6 6 (2.49%) SaaS
7 5 (2.07%) Heroku
7 5 (2.07%) Engine Yard
8 4 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.83%) Yammer
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 148 (61.41%) Firewall
2 116 (48.13%) VPN
3 106 (43.98%) LAN
4 94 (39.00%) WAN
5 83 (34.44%) DNS
6 73 (30.29%) TCP/IP
7 62 (25.73%) MPLS
8 48 (19.92%) BGP
9 46 (19.09%) Wireless
10 44 (18.26%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (18.26%) Network Security
11 43 (17.84%) OSPF
12 41 (17.01%) SAN
13 40 (16.60%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (15.35%) EIGRP
15 33 (13.69%) Ethernet
16 32 (13.28%) Spanning Tree
17 31 (12.86%) Internet
17 31 (12.86%) IPsec
18 30 (12.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.81%) MySQL
3 12 (4.98%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (4.56%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.56%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.90%) Big Data
6 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.83%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.39%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.56%) Subversion
3 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (24.90%) Finance
2 19 (7.88%) Multimedia
3 12 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.98%) Banking
4 6 (2.49%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Law
6 4 (1.66%) Advertising
7 2 (0.83%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) International Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (28.22%) Network Engineer
2 42 (17.43%) Architect
3 19 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (6.64%) Consultant
5 14 (5.81%) Analyst
6 13 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (4.98%) Administrator
7 12 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.73%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.81%) SOAP
2 13 (5.39%) Web Services
3 11 (4.56%) MCollective
4 7 (2.90%) XMPP
5 5 (2.07%) .NET
6 2 (0.83%) LAMP
6 2 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.41%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) HTML
7 1 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.03%) PKI
3 27 (11.20%) Clustering
4 13 (5.39%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.56%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (4.56%) Device Driver
5 11 (4.56%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.73%) iPhone
6 9 (3.73%) IVR
7 8 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.66%) Replication
9 4 (1.66%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.24%) HACMP
11 2 (0.83%) iPad
11 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 120 (49.79%) Windows
2 49 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (17.84%) Linux
4 36 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.64%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.98%) Ubuntu
7 12 (4.98%) CentOS
8 11 (4.56%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.73%) Android
10 7 (2.90%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.90%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.83%) AIX
13 2 (0.83%) SUSE
13 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.41%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.11%) Load Balancing
2 33 (13.69%) ITIL
3 27 (11.20%) Project Management
4 23 (9.54%) Network Management
5 20 (8.30%) Service Management
6 19 (7.88%) Migration
7 14 (5.81%) BPR
7 14 (5.81%) DevOps
7 14 (5.81%) Business Process Improvement
7 14 (5.81%) Business Analysis
8 12 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (4.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.15%) Network Design
11 9 (3.73%) Data Protection
11 9 (3.73%) Release Management
12 8 (3.32%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.32%) Change Management
12 8 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (2.90%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.96%) SQL
2 13 (5.39%) Python
3 12 (4.98%) Perl
3 12 (4.98%) Bash Shell
3 12 (4.98%) Ruby
4 11 (4.56%) Korn
4 11 (4.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.66%) C
5 4 (1.66%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.24%) Java
7 1 (0.41%) Go
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (14.11%) CCNP
3 22 (9.13%) CCNA
4 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.98%) CCIE
5 11 (4.56%) Degree
6 10 (4.15%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.90%) MCSE
8 6 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.07%) CCSE
9 5 (2.07%) CCDP
9 5 (2.07%) CISSP
10 4 (1.66%) MCP
10 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 3 (1.24%) VCAP
12 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.83%) CCEA
12 2 (0.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.73%) QA
3 8 (3.32%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.90%) SLA
5 5 (2.07%) HIPAA
5 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 47 (19.50%) Hyper-V
3 42 (17.43%) vSphere
4 38 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (4.56%) XenServer
6 8 (3.32%) XenApp
7 7 (2.90%) Xen
7 7 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.90%) vCloud
8 6 (2.49%) VMware Server
8 6 (2.49%) Snort
9 5 (2.07%) Firmware
10 4 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.66%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.24%) iptables
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.24%) KVM
11 3 (1.24%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (5.81%) HP SiteScope
1 14 (5.81%) Puppet
2 12 (4.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.56%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (4.56%) Cobbler
4 6 (2.49%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.07%) SCCM
5 5 (2.07%) collectd
5 5 (2.07%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.07%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (2.07%) Nagios
6 4 (1.66%) OPNET
7 3 (1.24%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.83%) NetCrunch
8 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.83%) Iperf
9 1 (0.41%) vMotion
9 1 (0.41%) SCOM
9 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 136 (56.43%) Cisco
2 73 (30.29%) VMware
3 68 (28.22%) Microsoft
4 46 (19.09%) Citrix
5 45 (18.67%) Juniper
5 45 (18.67%) CheckPoint
6 44 (18.26%) HP
7 39 (16.18%) F5
8 29 (12.03%) SolarWinds
9 27 (11.20%) Red Hat
10 23 (9.54%) Aruba
11 22 (9.13%) Infoblox
12 21 (8.71%) Oracle
13 18 (7.47%) Dell
13 18 (7.47%) NetApp
14 17 (7.05%) IBM
15 14 (5.81%) Brocade
16 11 (4.56%) Apple
17 10 (4.15%) Blue Coat
18 8 (3.32%) Fortinet
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