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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 303 341 351
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 111 83 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.56% 2.69% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 54 43
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£400 £440 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £520 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% -24.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +19.07%
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
3117 3088 3519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.86% 12.24% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2026 2169
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 168
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +49 37 £413 -10.32% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £310 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 136 (72.73%) Firewall
2 122 (65.24%) Cisco
3 99 (52.94%) VPN
4 98 (52.41%) Windows
5 67 (35.83%) VMware
6 66 (35.29%) CheckPoint
7 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
7 62 (33.16%) SAN
8 61 (32.62%) DNS
9 59 (31.55%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (30.48%) WAN
11 52 (27.81%) TCP/IP
11 52 (27.81%) Active Directory
11 52 (27.81%) BGP
12 48 (25.67%) Linux
12 48 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (24.60%) OSPF
14 45 (24.06%) Finance
15 44 (23.53%) LAN
16 43 (22.99%) SQL Server
16 43 (22.99%) Juniper
17 41 (21.93%) HSRP
18 40 (21.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (21.39%) HP
19 39 (20.86%) F5
20 38 (20.32%) MS Exchange
21 37 (19.79%) Network Security
22 36 (19.25%) vSphere
23 35 (18.72%) Load Balancing
24 33 (17.65%) SQL

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 38 (20.32%) MS Exchange
2 32 (17.11%) IIS
3 23 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.42%) Apache
5 11 (5.88%) Lync
6 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 10 (5.35%) MS Office
4 3 (1.60%) MS Project
4 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.95%) Office 365
3 5 (2.67%) IaaS
4 4 (2.14%) PaaS
4 4 (2.14%) Joyent
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 136 (72.73%) Firewall
2 99 (52.94%) VPN
3 62 (33.16%) SAN
4 61 (32.62%) DNS
5 57 (30.48%) WAN
6 52 (27.81%) TCP/IP
6 52 (27.81%) BGP
7 46 (24.60%) OSPF
8 44 (23.53%) LAN
9 41 (21.93%) HSRP
10 40 (21.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (19.79%) Network Security
12 30 (16.04%) Cisco IOS
13 28 (14.97%) NAS
14 23 (12.30%) VoIP
14 23 (12.30%) VRRP
15 22 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (11.76%) NetScaler
16 21 (11.23%) MPLS
16 21 (11.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.88%) MySQL
3 11 (5.88%) DB2
4 3 (1.60%) Redis
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 29 (15.51%) Banking
3 10 (5.35%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.81%) Legal
5 8 (4.28%) Retail
6 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.67%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Publishing
10 2 (1.07%) Law
10 2 (1.07%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (30.48%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.30%) Architect
3 19 (10.16%) Consultant
4 18 (9.63%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.35%) Telephony Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Network Consultant
8 9 (4.81%) Administrator
8 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.28%) Senior Security Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.21%) XML
2 6 (3.21%) CSS
2 6 (3.21%) JSON
3 3 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.60%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) LAMP
4 2 (1.07%) WAP
5 1 (0.53%) YAML
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
5 1 (0.53%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.49%) Clustering
3 13 (6.95%) Replication
4 12 (6.42%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.81%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.81%) PKI
6 4 (2.14%) Economics
6 4 (2.14%) Psychology
7 3 (1.60%) New Media
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.60%) CESG
7 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.07%) CMDB
8 2 (1.07%) Open Source
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) iPhone
9 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 98 (52.41%) Windows
2 48 (25.67%) Linux
3 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.42%) SUSE
6 12 (6.42%) AIX
7 11 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.28%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.74%) UNIX
9 7 (3.74%) Solaris
10 6 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.60%) SmartOS
13 2 (1.07%) Debian
13 2 (1.07%) CentOS
14 1 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.72%) Load Balancing
2 31 (16.58%) Migration
3 20 (10.70%) ITIL
4 17 (9.09%) Service Management
5 16 (8.56%) Network Design
6 15 (8.02%) Change Management
7 14 (7.49%) DevOps
8 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.35%) ITSM
9 10 (5.35%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.35%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.81%) Low Latency
11 8 (4.28%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.74%) Market Research
13 6 (3.21%) Project Management
13 6 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.21%) Service Delivery
13 6 (3.21%) Build Automation
13 6 (3.21%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.65%) SQL
2 16 (8.56%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.35%) VB
3 10 (5.35%) VBA
4 9 (4.81%) Perl
4 9 (4.81%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.74%) Java
6 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.14%) Ruby
7 4 (2.14%) C
7 4 (2.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) Korn
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (31.55%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (16.04%) CCNP
3 19 (10.16%) CCNA
4 14 (7.49%) CCIE
5 11 (5.88%) CCVP
5 11 (5.88%) CCSE
6 7 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.21%) MCSE
8 5 (2.67%) CCEE
8 5 (2.67%) CCEA
8 5 (2.67%) MCP
9 3 (1.60%) MCITP
9 3 (1.60%) RHCE
9 3 (1.60%) RHCT
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.67%) SLA
3 4 (2.14%) QA
4 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 48 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (19.25%) vSphere
4 29 (15.51%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.70%) NFS
6 14 (7.49%) Snort
7 12 (6.42%) vCloud
7 12 (6.42%) XenApp
7 12 (6.42%) XenServer
8 10 (5.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 6 (3.21%) Firmware
10 5 (2.67%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.67%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.14%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.60%) Docker
12 3 (1.60%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.07%) Xen
13 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (5.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (5.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 10 (5.35%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (4.28%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.28%) SCCM
3 8 (4.28%) Puppet
4 7 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.67%) SCDPM
5 5 (2.67%) SCOM
5 5 (2.67%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.14%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.60%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.60%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.07%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.07%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 122 (65.24%) Cisco
2 67 (35.83%) VMware
3 66 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
5 43 (22.99%) Juniper
6 40 (21.39%) HP
7 39 (20.86%) F5
8 33 (17.65%) Citrix
9 30 (16.04%) IBM
10 24 (12.83%) Oracle
11 23 (12.30%) Blue Coat
12 16 (8.56%) EMC
13 14 (7.49%) Sourcefire
14 13 (6.95%) NetApp
15 11 (5.88%) Symantec
15 11 (5.88%) Dell
16 10 (5.35%) Websense
17 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
18 8 (4.28%) Sophos
19 7 (3.74%) NETGEAR
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