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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 290 340 317
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -23
Contract jobs citing VLAN 120 84 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 2.84% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 62 43
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£425 £404 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -77.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% -30.00%
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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 +11 22 £425 -0.12% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £310 -
Bromley - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 180 (74.69%) Firewall
2 141 (58.51%) Cisco
3 130 (53.94%) Windows
4 120 (49.79%) VPN
5 100 (41.49%) DNS
6 89 (36.93%) VMware
7 87 (36.10%) Microsoft
8 74 (30.71%) Active Directory
8 74 (30.71%) SAN
8 74 (30.71%) WAN
9 70 (29.05%) TCP/IP
10 67 (27.80%) CheckPoint
10 67 (27.80%) OSPF
11 64 (26.56%) MS Exchange
12 63 (26.14%) BGP
13 61 (25.31%) Linux
14 58 (24.07%) HSRP
15 57 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 57 (23.65%) SQL Server
15 57 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
16 53 (21.99%) LAN
17 52 (21.58%) HP
17 52 (21.58%) Load Balancing
18 50 (20.75%) Hyper-V
19 48 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 47 (19.50%) Exchange Server 2010
20 47 (19.50%) MPLS
20 47 (19.50%) IIS
21 46 (19.09%) vSphere
22 43 (17.84%) Cisco Nexus

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 64 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 47 (19.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 47 (19.50%) IIS
3 28 (11.62%) SharePoint
4 25 (10.37%) Lync
5 24 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (6.64%) Apache
8 14 (5.81%) Office Communications Server
9 12 (4.98%) OpenStack
10 10 (4.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.66%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (11.62%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.47%) MS Visio
3 17 (7.05%) MS Office
4 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.88%) Office 365
3 16 (6.64%) PaaS
4 14 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.15%) Heroku
5 10 (4.15%) Engine Yard
6 9 (3.73%) IaaS
7 4 (1.66%) SaaS
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 180 (74.69%) Firewall
2 120 (49.79%) VPN
3 100 (41.49%) DNS
4 74 (30.71%) SAN
4 74 (30.71%) WAN
5 70 (29.05%) TCP/IP
6 67 (27.80%) OSPF
7 63 (26.14%) BGP
8 58 (24.07%) HSRP
9 53 (21.99%) LAN
10 47 (19.50%) MPLS
11 43 (17.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (14.52%) IPsec
13 34 (14.11%) Network Security
14 32 (13.28%) DHCP
14 32 (13.28%) NAS
15 27 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (11.20%) Cisco IOS
16 23 (9.54%) Ethernet
16 23 (9.54%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.22%) MySQL
3 12 (4.98%) DB2
3 12 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.15%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.15%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (4.15%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.15%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) Hudson
3 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (15.77%) Finance
2 29 (12.03%) Banking
3 10 (4.15%) Legal
4 9 (3.73%) Law
5 5 (2.07%) Spanish Language
5 5 (2.07%) Retail
6 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.66%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (27.80%) Network Engineer
2 28 (11.62%) Architect
2 28 (11.62%) Analyst
3 19 (7.88%) Consultant
4 17 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (7.05%) Network Support
5 16 (6.64%) Security Engineer
5 16 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (6.22%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (4.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (4.15%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Implementation Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.81%) Web Services
2 12 (4.98%) Regular Expression
3 10 (4.15%) MCollective
4 4 (1.66%) LAMP
5 3 (1.24%) WAP
5 3 (1.24%) .NET
5 3 (1.24%) SOAP
6 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.41%) YAML
7 1 (0.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.94%) Clustering
2 27 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.98%) PKI
4 10 (4.15%) Device Driver
4 10 (4.15%) Replication
5 8 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.66%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.66%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.24%) CESG
9 2 (0.83%) CMDB
9 2 (0.83%) Open Source
10 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.41%) CCTV
10 1 (0.41%) EPoS
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) PACS
10 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 130 (53.94%) Windows
2 61 (25.31%) Linux
3 48 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.88%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.39%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.39%) AIX
8 12 (4.98%) SUSE
8 12 (4.98%) CentOS
8 12 (4.98%) Ubuntu
8 12 (4.98%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.07%) UNIX
11 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.83%) Debian
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.58%) Load Balancing
2 33 (13.69%) Migration
3 23 (9.54%) Change Management
4 19 (7.88%) ITIL
5 18 (7.47%) Service Management
6 17 (7.05%) WAN Optimisation
6 17 (7.05%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (6.64%) DevOps
7 16 (6.64%) Network Design
8 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.98%) Network Load Balancing
9 11 (4.56%) High Availability
9 11 (4.56%) Information Assurance
10 10 (4.15%) ISMS
10 10 (4.15%) Release Management
11 9 (3.73%) Line Management
11 9 (3.73%) Low Latency
11 9 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.73%) Project Management
12 8 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.69%) SQL
2 14 (5.81%) Perl
2 14 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.39%) Python
3 13 (5.39%) Shell Script
4 12 (4.98%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.98%) Ruby
5 11 (4.56%) Korn
6 4 (1.66%) VB
6 4 (1.66%) VBA
7 3 (1.24%) VBScript
8 2 (0.83%) Java
8 2 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.41%) Golang
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (11.20%) CCNP
3 19 (7.88%) CCNA
4 15 (6.22%) CCIE
5 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.73%) MCSE
8 8 (3.32%) CCSE
9 7 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.90%) CCVP
10 3 (1.24%) MCITP
10 3 (1.24%) Degree
10 3 (1.24%) MCSA
10 3 (1.24%) RHCE
10 3 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.24%) RHCT
11 2 (0.83%) CISM
11 2 (0.83%) CISSP
11 2 (0.83%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.81%) QA
2 8 (3.32%) SLA
3 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 74 (30.71%) Active Directory
2 57 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (20.75%) Hyper-V
4 46 (19.09%) vSphere
5 13 (5.39%) FreeRADIUS
5 13 (5.39%) Snort
6 12 (4.98%) VMware Server
7 11 (4.56%) NFS
8 9 (3.73%) DFS Replication
8 9 (3.73%) Firmware
9 8 (3.32%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.32%) XenServer
10 7 (2.90%) XenApp
11 5 (2.07%) vCloud
12 4 (1.66%) ProxySG
12 4 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.24%) Squid
14 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (5.81%) Puppet
2 10 (4.15%) Backup Exec
2 10 (4.15%) Cobbler
3 9 (3.73%) collectd
3 9 (3.73%) SCCM
3 9 (3.73%) Nagios
3 9 (3.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.90%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (2.49%) SCOM
6 5 (2.07%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.07%) SCDPM
6 5 (2.07%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.24%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 141 (58.51%) Cisco
2 89 (36.93%) VMware
3 87 (36.10%) Microsoft
4 67 (27.80%) CheckPoint
5 52 (21.58%) HP
6 40 (16.60%) Juniper
7 37 (15.35%) Citrix
8 36 (14.94%) F5
9 29 (12.03%) Blue Coat
10 27 (11.20%) Oracle
11 25 (10.37%) IBM
11 25 (10.37%) NetApp
12 18 (7.47%) Symantec
13 17 (7.05%) Red Hat
13 17 (7.05%) Dell
14 15 (6.22%) EMC
15 13 (5.39%) Sourcefire
16 11 (4.56%) Riverbed
17 9 (3.73%) SolarWinds
18 8 (3.32%) Sophos
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