The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 341 344 317
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs citing VLAN 89 102 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 3.56% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 69
Median daily rate £360 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £35.58 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.40% +56.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
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
3264 2864 3250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.30% 12.30% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2100 1896 2089
Median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 83 92
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 10 £380 -0.32%
Mayfair +1 2 £325 +1.56%
Canary Wharf 0 1 £275 -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 84 (57.93%) VMware
2 82 (56.55%) Cisco
3 68 (46.90%) Windows
4 63 (43.45%) Active Directory
5 57 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (39.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 54 (37.24%) SAN
7 51 (35.17%) Firewall
8 46 (31.72%) TCP/IP
9 44 (30.34%) Linux
10 42 (28.97%) MS Exchange
11 40 (27.59%) VPN
11 40 (27.59%) Windows Server
12 36 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (24.83%) HP
13 35 (24.14%) Data Centre
14 34 (23.45%) CCNA
14 34 (23.45%) WAN
15 33 (22.76%) Citrix
16 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
16 32 (22.07%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (20.69%) OSPF
19 29 (20.00%) MPLS
19 29 (20.00%) DNS
20 28 (19.31%) CCNP
20 28 (19.31%) LAN
20 28 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
21 27 (18.62%) BGP
21 27 (18.62%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 32 (22.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (11.72%) OpenStack
4 14 (9.66%) Apache
5 9 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.07%) IIS
8 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.03%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.83%) Office 365
5 3 (2.07%) IaaS
6 2 (1.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (37.24%) SAN
2 51 (35.17%) Firewall
3 46 (31.72%) TCP/IP
4 40 (27.59%) VPN
5 34 (23.45%) WAN
6 30 (20.69%) OSPF
7 29 (20.00%) DNS
7 29 (20.00%) MPLS
8 28 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (19.31%) LAN
9 27 (18.62%) BGP
9 27 (18.62%) Wireless
10 22 (15.17%) DHCP
10 22 (15.17%) iSCSI
11 21 (14.48%) EIGRP
12 17 (11.72%) Network Security
13 16 (11.03%) VoIP
14 15 (10.34%) NetScaler
15 14 (9.66%) Internet
16 13 (8.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) MySQL
2 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.38%) Redis
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 22 (15.17%) Banking
3 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.38%) Billing
4 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Legal
4 2 (1.38%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Network Engineer
2 29 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (18.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (16.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (15.17%) Architect
6 21 (14.48%) VMware Engineer
7 16 (11.03%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (8.97%) Server Engineer
9 10 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (6.21%) SCCM Engineer
11 8 (5.52%) PowerShell Engineer
11 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
11 8 (5.52%) Technical Architect
12 7 (4.83%) Administrator
12 7 (4.83%) Citrix Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.83%) Telephony Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) LAMP
2 14 (9.66%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (5.52%) libvirt
4 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.07%) CSS
4 3 (2.07%) RESTful
5 2 (1.38%) REST
5 2 (1.38%) XML
6 1 (0.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.66%) Private Cloud
3 13 (8.97%) Blackberry
3 13 (8.97%) Client/Server
3 13 (8.97%) Replication
4 9 (6.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.76%) Clustering
6 4 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.07%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.38%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.69%) EPoS
9 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.90%) Windows
2 44 (30.34%) Linux
3 40 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 36 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.83%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.14%) Solaris
8 6 (4.14%) Unix
9 2 (1.38%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.69%) CatOS
10 1 (0.69%) Debian
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.69%) VMS
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.24%) Load Balancing
2 20 (13.79%) ITIL
3 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
4 14 (9.66%) Migration
5 13 (8.97%) Kernel Tuning
6 12 (8.28%) DevOps
6 12 (8.28%) Time Management
7 11 (7.59%) Network Design
7 11 (7.59%) Open Source
8 9 (6.21%) Project Management
9 8 (5.52%) Workflow
10 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.14%) High Availability
12 5 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 4 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (2.76%) Network Management
14 3 (2.07%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (2.07%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.48%) Bash Shell
2 14 (9.66%) Python
3 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.21%) Ruby
5 6 (4.14%) SQL
6 2 (1.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) Java
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (23.45%) CCNA
3 28 (19.31%) CCNP
4 17 (11.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (7.59%) CCIE
6 10 (6.90%) Degree
7 8 (5.52%) CCVP
7 8 (5.52%) RHCA
7 8 (5.52%) RHCE
7 8 (5.52%) RHCSA
8 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.14%) JNCIE
9 6 (4.14%) MCSE
9 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.45%) CCSP
11 4 (2.76%) CCDP
12 2 (1.38%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.38%) RHCT
13 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 63 (43.45%) Active Directory
2 57 (39.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 15 (10.34%) VMware Server
4 14 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.66%) vSphere
5 13 (8.97%) iptables
5 13 (8.97%) XenApp
6 12 (8.28%) KVM
6 12 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.21%) XenServer
8 8 (5.52%) DFS Replication
8 8 (5.52%) NFS
9 7 (4.83%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.45%) Xen
11 3 (2.07%) ProxySG
11 3 (2.07%) VirtualBox
12 2 (1.38%) vCloud
12 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (16.55%) SCCM
2 19 (13.10%) Puppet
3 13 (8.97%) HAProxy
4 12 (8.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (6.90%) SCOM
6 8 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Backup Exec
7 7 (4.83%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (4.83%) SCVMM
7 7 (4.83%) WSUS
8 5 (3.45%) FortiGate
8 5 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Graphite
10 1 (0.69%) vMotion
10 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 84 (57.93%) VMware
2 82 (56.55%) Cisco
3 36 (24.83%) HP
4 33 (22.76%) Citrix
5 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
6 22 (15.17%) Palo Alto
7 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
8 19 (13.10%) Juniper
9 13 (8.97%) Dell
10 10 (6.90%) NetApp
11 9 (6.21%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.52%) IronPort
12 8 (5.52%) SolarWinds
12 8 (5.52%) Symantec
13 7 (4.83%) EMC
13 7 (4.83%) Red Box
13 7 (4.83%) Veeam
14 6 (4.14%) EqualLogic
14 6 (4.14%) F5
15 4 (2.76%) Oracle
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