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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 273 312 371
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +59
Contract jobs citing VLAN 134 94 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 3.23% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 46 28
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£375 £388 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £278 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.66 £28.35 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% -33.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
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
3040 2909 2831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.91% 12.33% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1809 1790
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 89 101
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 22 £375 +15.38% 11
Croydon - 4 £525 -
Docklands, London - 2 £435 -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 160 (59.70%) Cisco
2 159 (59.33%) Firewall
3 129 (48.13%) Windows
4 127 (47.39%) WAN
5 122 (45.52%) LAN
6 119 (44.40%) VPN
7 90 (33.58%) DNS
8 86 (32.09%) TCP/IP
8 86 (32.09%) VMware
9 84 (31.34%) Active Directory
9 84 (31.34%) MPLS
10 82 (30.60%) Microsoft
11 81 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (26.87%) BGP
13 70 (26.12%) Finance
14 68 (25.37%) Wireless
15 62 (23.13%) OSPF
15 62 (23.13%) Network Security
16 61 (22.76%) Citrix
16 61 (22.76%) EIGRP
17 59 (22.01%) CheckPoint
17 59 (22.01%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (19.78%) CCNP
18 53 (19.78%) SAN
18 53 (19.78%) VoIP
18 53 (19.78%) Linux
18 53 (19.78%) Data Centre
19 51 (19.03%) DHCP
20 49 (18.28%) MS Exchange
20 49 (18.28%) F5

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 34 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (10.82%) IIS
4 26 (9.70%) SharePoint
5 18 (6.72%) Lync
5 18 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (4.48%) OpenStack
8 11 (4.10%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.61%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.12%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.12%) JBoss
11 3 (1.12%) Apache
11 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (7.09%) MS Office
4 18 (6.72%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.34%) Office 365
3 7 (2.61%) PaaS
4 6 (2.24%) Google Apps
5 5 (1.87%) SaaS
6 4 (1.49%) IaaS
7 3 (1.12%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (1.12%) Heroku
7 3 (1.12%) Engine Yard
7 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.12%) Yammer
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 159 (59.33%) Firewall
2 127 (47.39%) WAN
3 122 (45.52%) LAN
4 119 (44.40%) VPN
5 90 (33.58%) DNS
6 86 (32.09%) TCP/IP
7 84 (31.34%) MPLS
8 72 (26.87%) BGP
9 68 (25.37%) Wireless
10 62 (23.13%) Network Security
10 62 (23.13%) OSPF
11 61 (22.76%) EIGRP
12 59 (22.01%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (19.78%) SAN
13 53 (19.78%) VoIP
14 51 (19.03%) DHCP
15 48 (17.91%) IPsec
15 48 (17.91%) Spanning Tree
16 41 (15.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (14.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.85%) Big Data
3 8 (2.99%) MySQL
4 7 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.12%) DB2
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (26.12%) Finance
2 24 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 20 (7.46%) Multimedia
4 19 (7.09%) Banking
5 7 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.87%) Retail
7 4 (1.49%) Legal
7 4 (1.49%) Local Government
8 3 (1.12%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (34.70%) Network Engineer
2 45 (16.79%) Architect
3 25 (9.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (6.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (6.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (4.85%) Analyst
6 13 (4.85%) Voice Engineer
7 12 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Communications Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Technical Architect
9 10 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (3.73%) Avaya Engineer
10 9 (3.36%) Data Network Engineer
10 9 (3.36%) Administrator
10 9 (3.36%) Consultant
10 9 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.69%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.10%) Web Services
3 9 (3.36%) XMPP
4 6 (2.24%) MCollective
5 5 (1.87%) .NET
6 4 (1.49%) SOAP
7 2 (0.75%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.37%) HTML
8 1 (0.37%) J2EE
8 1 (0.37%) CSS
8 1 (0.37%) XML
8 1 (0.37%) LAMP
8 1 (0.37%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.78%) Data Centre
2 40 (14.93%) PKI
3 18 (6.72%) Clustering
4 16 (5.97%) IVR
5 15 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.10%) iPhone
7 10 (3.73%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.36%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.99%) Replication
9 8 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (2.61%) Blackberry
11 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.24%) Device Driver
12 5 (1.87%) CLARiiON
12 5 (1.87%) iPad
12 5 (1.87%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.87%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.87%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 129 (48.13%) Windows
2 53 (19.78%) Linux
3 44 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (6.72%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.22%) UNIX
8 12 (4.48%) Android
9 11 (4.10%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.99%) Mac OS X
10 8 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.61%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.24%) CentOS
12 6 (2.24%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (1.49%) SUSE
14 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.49%) AIX
15 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.91%) ITIL
2 38 (14.18%) Load Balancing
3 34 (12.69%) Network Management
4 29 (10.82%) Project Management
5 19 (7.09%) Migration
6 17 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.60%) Data Protection
8 13 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (4.85%) Performance Management
8 13 (4.85%) Change Control
9 12 (4.48%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (4.48%) Service Management
9 12 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.73%) Network Design
11 9 (3.36%) Process Management
11 9 (3.36%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.36%) Data Architecture
12 8 (2.99%) E-Discovery
12 8 (2.99%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.57%) SQL
2 10 (3.73%) VB
3 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.99%) Python
5 7 (2.61%) Ruby
5 7 (2.61%) Korn
5 7 (2.61%) Perl
6 6 (2.24%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.49%) C
8 3 (1.12%) Java
8 3 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (19.78%) CCNP
3 32 (11.94%) CCNA
4 24 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.72%) MCSE
6 16 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (5.22%) CCIE
8 12 (4.48%) MCP
9 10 (3.73%) Degree
9 10 (3.73%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.36%) CCEE
10 9 (3.36%) CCEA
11 7 (2.61%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.24%) CCSE
12 6 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 5 (1.87%) CISSP
13 5 (1.87%) IBM Certification
13 5 (1.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.99%) SLA
2 8 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.24%) HIPAA
3 6 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.24%) QA
System Software
1 84 (31.34%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (15.30%) vSphere
4 40 (14.93%) Hyper-V
5 20 (7.46%) XenApp
6 13 (4.85%) XenServer
7 10 (3.73%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (3.36%) vCloud
9 7 (2.61%) Snort
9 7 (2.61%) Xen
10 6 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.87%) NFS
11 5 (1.87%) SRDF
11 5 (1.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.49%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.12%) Firmware
13 3 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 25 (9.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (3.36%) Puppet
4 7 (2.61%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.61%) SCCM
5 6 (2.24%) Cisco IPCC
5 6 (2.24%) NetCrunch
5 6 (2.24%) Cobbler
6 5 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.87%) EMC VPLEX
6 5 (1.87%) SnapMirror
6 5 (1.87%) SnapVault
7 4 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.49%) Nagios
7 4 (1.49%) OPNET
8 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.12%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.12%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.12%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.12%) collectd
Vendors
1 160 (59.70%) Cisco
2 86 (32.09%) VMware
3 82 (30.60%) Microsoft
4 61 (22.76%) Citrix
5 59 (22.01%) CheckPoint
6 49 (18.28%) F5
7 48 (17.91%) Juniper
8 45 (16.79%) HP
9 41 (15.30%) SolarWinds
10 29 (10.82%) Dell
11 26 (9.70%) Aruba
12 25 (9.33%) Infoblox
13 24 (8.96%) IBM
14 23 (8.58%) Oracle
15 22 (8.21%) NetApp
16 18 (6.72%) Brocade
16 18 (6.72%) Riverbed
17 17 (6.34%) Blue Coat
18 14 (5.22%) Avaya
19 13 (4.85%) Red Hat
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