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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 293 322 374
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +52
Contract jobs citing VLAN 124 111 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.46% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 3.56% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 51 35
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£375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £259 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.66 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -14.72%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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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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 -17 20 £375 -6.25% 4
Croydon - 4 £525 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Docklands, London - 2 £435 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 163 (62.69%) Cisco
2 162 (62.31%) Firewall
3 124 (47.69%) Windows
3 124 (47.69%) WAN
4 123 (47.31%) VPN
5 122 (46.92%) LAN
6 91 (35.00%) Active Directory
7 88 (33.85%) Microsoft
7 88 (33.85%) DNS
8 86 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (33.08%) MPLS
9 85 (32.69%) VMware
10 78 (30.00%) TCP/IP
11 74 (28.46%) Wireless
12 72 (27.69%) BGP
13 66 (25.38%) Finance
14 63 (24.23%) Network Security
15 62 (23.85%) EIGRP
16 61 (23.46%) OSPF
17 59 (22.69%) DHCP
18 58 (22.31%) CheckPoint
19 57 (21.92%) CCNP
19 57 (21.92%) Juniper
19 57 (21.92%) SAN
19 57 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
20 55 (21.15%) Citrix
21 54 (20.77%) VoIP
21 54 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 51 (19.62%) MS Exchange
22 51 (19.62%) ITIL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 29 (11.15%) IIS
5 20 (7.69%) Lync
6 17 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.23%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.46%) OpenStack
9 9 (3.46%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.15%) JBoss
11 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.15%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.38%) Apache
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.46%) MS Visio
3 17 (6.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (5.77%) MS Office
5 5 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.31%) Office 365
2 18 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.69%) PaaS
5 5 (1.92%) Google Apps
5 5 (1.92%) SaaS
6 4 (1.54%) IaaS
7 3 (1.15%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (1.15%) Yammer
8 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 162 (62.31%) Firewall
2 124 (47.69%) WAN
3 123 (47.31%) VPN
4 122 (46.92%) LAN
5 88 (33.85%) DNS
6 86 (33.08%) MPLS
7 78 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 74 (28.46%) Wireless
9 72 (27.69%) BGP
10 63 (24.23%) Network Security
11 62 (23.85%) EIGRP
12 61 (23.46%) OSPF
13 59 (22.69%) DHCP
14 57 (21.92%) SAN
14 57 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
15 54 (20.77%) VoIP
16 50 (19.23%) IPsec
17 47 (18.08%) Spanning Tree
18 44 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (13.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.00%) Big Data
3 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (25.38%) Finance
2 21 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.69%) Multimedia
4 18 (6.92%) Banking
5 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Local Government
7 4 (1.54%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (37.69%) Network Engineer
2 46 (17.69%) Architect
3 25 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
9 11 (4.23%) Analyst
9 11 (4.23%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
10 10 (3.85%) Security Engineer
10 10 (3.85%) Communications Engineer
11 9 (3.46%) Avaya Engineer
11 9 (3.46%) Data Network Engineer
11 9 (3.46%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.31%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.46%) XMPP
3 8 (3.08%) Web Services
4 4 (1.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) CSS
5 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.38%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.38%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) LAMP
5 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.62%) Data Centre
2 41 (15.77%) PKI
3 15 (5.77%) Clustering
3 15 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.00%) IVR
5 11 (4.23%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.85%) iPhone
7 8 (3.08%) Replication
7 8 (3.08%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.69%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.69%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.92%) iPad
10 5 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.92%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.92%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.92%) FlexPod
10 5 (1.92%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 124 (47.69%) Windows
2 46 (17.69%) Linux
3 42 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.77%) UNIX
7 14 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.23%) Android
9 8 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.69%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.77%) SUSE
13 2 (0.77%) AIX
14 1 (0.38%) Solaris
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.38%) NetWare
14 1 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.62%) ITIL
2 35 (13.46%) Network Management
3 29 (11.15%) Load Balancing
4 23 (8.85%) Project Management
5 22 (8.46%) Migration
6 18 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.77%) Data Protection
7 15 (5.77%) Change Control
8 14 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 13 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (4.62%) Performance Management
10 12 (4.62%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.23%) Service Management
11 11 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (3.85%) Process Management
12 10 (3.85%) Change Management
12 10 (3.85%) Network Design
12 10 (3.85%) Capacity Management
13 9 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.15%) SQL
2 11 (4.23%) VB
3 10 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.54%) C
5 3 (1.15%) VBScript
5 3 (1.15%) Python
5 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
6 1 (0.38%) Korn
6 1 (0.38%) Java
6 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (21.92%) CCNP
3 34 (13.08%) CCNA
4 26 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (7.69%) MCSE
6 17 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (5.38%) MCP
7 14 (5.38%) CCIE
8 11 (4.23%) Security Cleared
9 10 (3.85%) CCEE
9 10 (3.85%) CCEA
10 9 (3.46%) Degree
11 8 (3.08%) CCSE
11 8 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (3.08%) MCSA
12 7 (2.69%) CISSP
12 7 (2.69%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 5 (1.92%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.08%) SLA
2 8 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.31%) HIPAA
3 6 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 91 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 54 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (16.15%) Hyper-V
3 42 (16.15%) vSphere
4 20 (7.69%) XenApp
5 13 (5.00%) XenServer
6 10 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (3.46%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.46%) vCloud
8 8 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.69%) Xen
10 5 (1.92%) SRDF
10 5 (1.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 5 (1.92%) Snort
10 5 (1.92%) NFS
11 4 (1.54%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (3.08%) SCCM
3 8 (3.08%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.92%) NetCrunch
4 5 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (1.92%) EMC VPLEX
4 5 (1.92%) SnapMirror
4 5 (1.92%) SnapVault
5 4 (1.54%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.54%) OPNET
5 4 (1.54%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.15%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.15%) Puppet
6 3 (1.15%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.15%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.77%) vMotion
7 2 (0.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 163 (62.69%) Cisco
2 88 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 85 (32.69%) VMware
4 58 (22.31%) CheckPoint
5 57 (21.92%) Juniper
6 55 (21.15%) Citrix
7 49 (18.85%) SolarWinds
7 49 (18.85%) F5
8 48 (18.46%) HP
9 32 (12.31%) Dell
10 29 (11.15%) Aruba
11 25 (9.62%) Infoblox
12 23 (8.85%) IBM
13 22 (8.46%) NetApp
13 22 (8.46%) Brocade
14 19 (7.31%) Riverbed
15 15 (5.77%) Oracle
16 14 (5.38%) Blue Coat
17 13 (5.00%) Avaya
18 12 (4.62%) EMC
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