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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 289 333 326
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -7
Contract jobs citing VLAN 107 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 2.70% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.00%
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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
2814 2595 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 11.82% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 1634 1753
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 74 141
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.69 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +37 40 £413 +11.48% 13
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 157 (68.26%) Firewall
2 133 (57.83%) Windows
3 113 (49.13%) Cisco
4 105 (45.65%) DNS
5 97 (42.17%) VPN
6 90 (39.13%) VMware
7 78 (33.91%) Microsoft
8 74 (32.17%) TCP/IP
9 68 (29.57%) WAN
10 67 (29.13%) Active Directory
11 64 (27.83%) SAN
12 61 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (25.65%) HP
13 59 (25.65%) LAN
14 58 (25.22%) MS Exchange
14 58 (25.22%) Linux
15 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
15 53 (23.04%) OSPF
16 52 (22.61%) Exchange Server 2010
17 51 (22.17%) Load Balancing
18 47 (20.43%) Citrix
18 47 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (19.13%) Clustering
21 43 (18.70%) BGP
21 43 (18.70%) IIS
22 42 (18.26%) CheckPoint
22 42 (18.26%) MPLS
22 42 (18.26%) Hyper-V
22 42 (18.26%) vSphere

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (22.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (18.70%) IIS
4 28 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (11.74%) SharePoint
6 25 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (9.13%) Lync
8 15 (6.52%) OpenStack
9 14 (6.09%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (6.09%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (4.35%) Apache
11 8 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.43%) MS Office
3 13 (5.65%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.74%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.13%) Office 365
3 19 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (6.96%) PaaS
5 14 (6.09%) Heroku
5 14 (6.09%) Engine Yard
6 9 (3.91%) IaaS
7 4 (1.74%) SaaS
8 3 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 157 (68.26%) Firewall
2 105 (45.65%) DNS
3 97 (42.17%) VPN
4 74 (32.17%) TCP/IP
5 68 (29.57%) WAN
6 64 (27.83%) SAN
7 59 (25.65%) LAN
8 53 (23.04%) OSPF
9 43 (18.70%) BGP
10 42 (18.26%) MPLS
11 40 (17.39%) HSRP
12 36 (15.65%) DHCP
13 32 (13.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (13.04%) IPsec
14 30 (13.04%) HTTP
15 26 (11.30%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (10.43%) NAS
17 20 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
17 20 (8.70%) LDAP
18 19 (8.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.43%) MySQL
3 19 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.26%) RDBMS
3 19 (8.26%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (8.26%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.04%) DB2
6 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) OLTP
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.26%) Subversion
3 4 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 27 (11.74%) Finance
2 9 (3.91%) Banking
3 8 (3.48%) Law
4 7 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.61%) Legal
6 5 (2.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.74%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (20.87%) Network Engineer
2 29 (12.61%) Architect
3 23 (10.00%) Consultant
4 20 (8.70%) Analyst
5 19 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (7.83%) Network Support
7 17 (7.39%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (3.48%) Implementation Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) IT Support
11 7 (3.04%) Network Architect
12 6 (2.61%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (2.61%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.26%) Web Services
1 19 (8.26%) MCollective
2 16 (6.96%) SOAP
3 7 (3.04%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.74%) LAMP
4 4 (1.74%) .NET
5 3 (1.30%) WAP
6 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.13%) Clustering
2 23 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.26%) Device Driver
4 9 (3.91%) PKI
4 9 (3.91%) Replication
5 8 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.17%) IVR
6 5 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) CESG
7 2 (0.87%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) iPhone
8 1 (0.43%) Open Source
8 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) HACMP
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 133 (57.83%) Windows
2 61 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (25.22%) Linux
4 46 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (16.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.13%) CentOS
6 21 (9.13%) Ubuntu
7 19 (8.26%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.26%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.04%) SUSE
9 7 (3.04%) AIX
9 7 (3.04%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.87%) UNIX
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.43%) Android
14 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.17%) Load Balancing
2 26 (11.30%) Migration
3 22 (9.57%) Service Management
3 22 (9.57%) DevOps
4 21 (9.13%) Change Management
5 19 (8.26%) ITIL
6 17 (7.39%) Project Management
6 17 (7.39%) Release Management
7 16 (6.96%) Business Analysis
7 16 (6.96%) BPR
7 16 (6.96%) Business Process Improvement
8 14 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.65%) WAN Optimisation
9 13 (5.65%) Network Design
10 12 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.91%) Network Load Balancing
12 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.91%) Workflow
13 8 (3.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.17%) SQL
2 22 (9.57%) Perl
3 21 (9.13%) Bash Shell
3 21 (9.13%) Python
3 21 (9.13%) Shell Script
4 20 (8.70%) Ruby
4 20 (8.70%) Korn
5 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.74%) Java
7 3 (1.30%) VBScript
8 2 (0.87%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Golang
Qualifications
1 34 (14.78%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (6.52%) CCNP
3 14 (6.09%) CCNA
4 12 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.78%) MCSE
5 11 (4.78%) CCIE
6 8 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.61%) Degree
8 5 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.30%) MCITP
9 3 (1.30%) VCP4
9 3 (1.30%) MCSA
9 3 (1.30%) RHCE
9 3 (1.30%) RHCT
10 2 (0.87%) CISSP
10 2 (0.87%) CISM
10 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.87%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.39%) QA
2 5 (2.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (18.26%) Hyper-V
3 42 (18.26%) vSphere
4 9 (3.91%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.48%) VMware Server
5 8 (3.48%) FreeRADIUS
6 7 (3.04%) XenApp
6 7 (3.04%) Snort
6 7 (3.04%) Firmware
7 6 (2.61%) NFS
7 6 (2.61%) DFS Replication
7 6 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.17%) XenServer
9 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.74%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.30%) Squid
10 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (10.43%) Puppet
2 19 (8.26%) Cobbler
3 16 (6.96%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (5.65%) collectd
4 13 (5.65%) Nagios
5 11 (4.78%) Backup Exec
6 10 (4.35%) SCCM
7 9 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.61%) SCOM
9 5 (2.17%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.74%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (1.74%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (1.30%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (1.30%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.30%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 113 (49.13%) Cisco
2 90 (39.13%) VMware
3 78 (33.91%) Microsoft
4 59 (25.65%) HP
5 47 (20.43%) Citrix
6 42 (18.26%) CheckPoint
7 38 (16.52%) Red Hat
8 30 (13.04%) Oracle
9 25 (10.87%) Juniper
10 22 (9.57%) NetApp
10 22 (9.57%) F5
11 19 (8.26%) Blue Coat
12 18 (7.83%) Symantec
12 18 (7.83%) Dell
13 14 (6.09%) IBM
14 12 (5.22%) EMC
15 9 (3.91%) Riverbed
16 8 (3.48%) SolarWinds
16 8 (3.48%) Brocade
17 7 (3.04%) Fortinet
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