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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 286 325 321
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 108 72 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 2.65% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 41
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £334
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -79.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -52.85%
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
2760 2720 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.15% 12.44% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1766 1722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 158
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +23 27 £444 +18.33% 13
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £314 -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 166 (72.17%) Firewall
2 131 (56.96%) Cisco
3 127 (55.22%) Windows
4 105 (45.65%) VPN
5 98 (42.61%) DNS
6 90 (39.13%) VMware
7 77 (33.48%) Microsoft
8 70 (30.43%) WAN
9 68 (29.57%) SAN
10 67 (29.13%) TCP/IP
11 65 (28.26%) Active Directory
12 58 (25.22%) OSPF
12 58 (25.22%) MS Exchange
13 57 (24.78%) Linux
14 56 (24.35%) CheckPoint
14 56 (24.35%) HP
15 55 (23.91%) LAN
16 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
16 53 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (22.61%) Load Balancing
17 52 (22.61%) BGP
18 51 (22.17%) Exchange Server 2010
19 50 (21.74%) HSRP
20 49 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
21 46 (20.00%) IIS
22 44 (19.13%) Citrix
22 44 (19.13%) vSphere
23 43 (18.70%) Hyper-V
24 42 (18.26%) Cisco Nexus

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 58 (25.22%) MS Exchange
2 51 (22.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (20.00%) IIS
4 27 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (10.87%) SharePoint
6 23 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (9.13%) Lync
8 14 (6.09%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (6.09%) Apache
9 13 (5.65%) OpenStack
10 11 (4.78%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (2.17%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.96%) MS Office
3 14 (6.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.39%) Office 365
3 16 (6.96%) PaaS
3 16 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.78%) Heroku
4 11 (4.78%) Engine Yard
5 10 (4.35%) IaaS
6 4 (1.74%) SaaS
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 166 (72.17%) Firewall
2 105 (45.65%) VPN
3 98 (42.61%) DNS
4 70 (30.43%) WAN
5 68 (29.57%) SAN
6 67 (29.13%) TCP/IP
7 58 (25.22%) OSPF
8 55 (23.91%) LAN
9 52 (22.61%) BGP
10 50 (21.74%) HSRP
11 42 (18.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 42 (18.26%) MPLS
12 34 (14.78%) DHCP
13 31 (13.48%) IPsec
14 29 (12.61%) Network Security
14 29 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (11.30%) HTTP
16 25 (10.87%) NAS
17 23 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (9.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.26%) MySQL
3 13 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.65%) RDBMS
3 13 (5.65%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.35%) DB2
6 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) OLTP
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.65%) Subversion
3 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 28 (12.17%) Finance
2 22 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (3.48%) Law
4 7 (3.04%) Retail
5 6 (2.61%) Legal
6 5 (2.17%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.87%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (25.65%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.48%) Architect
3 21 (9.13%) Analyst
3 21 (9.13%) Consultant
4 19 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (6.96%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (6.52%) Network Support
7 13 (5.65%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.91%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Implementation Engineer
11 8 (3.48%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.96%) Web Services
2 13 (5.65%) MCollective
3 12 (5.22%) SOAP
4 10 (4.35%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.74%) LAMP
6 3 (1.30%) WAP
6 3 (1.30%) .NET
7 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.43%) YAML
8 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.09%) Clustering
2 24 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.65%) Device Driver
4 11 (4.78%) Replication
5 8 (3.48%) PKI
5 8 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.87%) Open Source
8 2 (0.87%) CESG
8 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) CCTV
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) EPoS
9 1 (0.43%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 127 (55.22%) Windows
2 57 (24.78%) Linux
3 53 (23.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.96%) Ubuntu
7 16 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 15 (6.52%) CentOS
9 11 (4.78%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.78%) AIX
10 10 (4.35%) SUSE
10 10 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.74%) UNIX
13 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.87%) Debian
15 1 (0.43%) Solaris
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.61%) Load Balancing
2 25 (10.87%) Migration
3 21 (9.13%) Change Management
3 21 (9.13%) Service Management
4 18 (7.83%) ITIL
5 16 (6.96%) DevOps
6 15 (6.52%) Network Design
7 14 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (5.65%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (5.22%) Business Process Improvement
9 12 (5.22%) Business Analysis
9 12 (5.22%) Release Management
9 12 (5.22%) BPR
10 9 (3.91%) Project Management
10 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.91%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (3.48%) High Availability
11 8 (3.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.91%) SQL
2 18 (7.83%) Perl
3 16 (6.96%) Python
4 15 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 15 (6.52%) Ruby
4 15 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 14 (6.09%) Korn
6 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.30%) C
7 3 (1.30%) Java
8 2 (0.87%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) Golang
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (10.43%) CCNP
3 18 (7.83%) CCNA
4 15 (6.52%) CCIE
5 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.91%) MCSE
6 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.61%) CCSE
9 5 (2.17%) Degree
10 3 (1.30%) CCVP
10 3 (1.30%) MCITP
10 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.30%) VCP5
10 3 (1.30%) RHCT
10 3 (1.30%) RHCE
10 3 (1.30%) MCSA
11 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) QA
2 7 (3.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 65 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 52 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (19.13%) vSphere
4 43 (18.70%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.78%) FreeRADIUS
6 9 (3.91%) VMware Server
6 9 (3.91%) Firmware
6 9 (3.91%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.48%) Snort
8 7 (3.04%) NFS
8 7 (3.04%) XenServer
9 6 (2.61%) XenApp
9 6 (2.61%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.74%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.30%) Squid
13 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) Puppet
2 13 (5.65%) Cobbler
3 12 (5.22%) HP SiteScope
4 11 (4.78%) Backup Exec
5 10 (4.35%) Nagios
5 10 (4.35%) collectd
6 9 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (3.91%) SCCM
7 6 (2.61%) SCOM
8 4 (1.74%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.74%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.74%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.30%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (1.30%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 131 (56.96%) Cisco
2 90 (39.13%) VMware
3 77 (33.48%) Microsoft
4 56 (24.35%) HP
4 56 (24.35%) CheckPoint
5 44 (19.13%) Citrix
6 36 (15.65%) Juniper
7 31 (13.48%) F5
8 30 (13.04%) Red Hat
9 28 (12.17%) Oracle
10 23 (10.00%) NetApp
11 21 (9.13%) Blue Coat
12 20 (8.70%) IBM
13 18 (7.83%) Dell
13 18 (7.83%) Symantec
14 11 (4.78%) EMC
15 9 (3.91%) Brocade
15 9 (3.91%) Riverbed
16 8 (3.48%) SolarWinds
16 8 (3.48%) Sourcefire
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