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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 284 354 326
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -28
Contract jobs citing VLAN 128 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 2.17% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 35 43
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
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
3004 2808 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.47% 11.59% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 1822 1919
Average daily rate £375 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 87 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +43 41 £408 +25.38% 9
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 144 (62.88%) Firewall
2 127 (55.46%) Cisco
3 116 (50.66%) Windows
4 102 (44.54%) VPN
5 92 (40.17%) DNS
6 83 (36.24%) VMware
7 82 (35.81%) LAN
8 76 (33.19%) TCP/IP
9 71 (31.00%) Microsoft
9 71 (31.00%) WAN
10 69 (30.13%) Active Directory
11 57 (24.89%) HP
12 53 (23.14%) MPLS
13 52 (22.71%) MS Exchange
13 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 50 (21.83%) SAN
15 47 (20.52%) OSPF
15 47 (20.52%) Linux
15 47 (20.52%) Hyper-V
15 47 (20.52%) Load Balancing
16 45 (19.65%) Exchange Server 2010
16 45 (19.65%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (18.78%) Citrix
17 43 (18.78%) CheckPoint
17 43 (18.78%) vSphere
18 41 (17.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2003
19 40 (17.47%) SQL Server
19 40 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
20 39 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 52 (22.71%) MS Exchange
2 45 (19.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (15.72%) IIS
4 26 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (10.92%) SharePoint
6 23 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (9.17%) Lync
8 16 (6.99%) OpenStack
9 14 (6.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (6.11%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (3.49%) Apache
11 7 (3.06%) WebSphere
12 5 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.87%) JBoss
14 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.61%) MS Office
3 17 (7.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.17%) Office 365
3 18 (7.86%) PaaS
4 17 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (6.11%) Heroku
5 14 (6.11%) Engine Yard
6 10 (4.37%) IaaS
7 5 (2.18%) Google Apps
7 5 (2.18%) SaaS
8 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 144 (62.88%) Firewall
2 102 (44.54%) VPN
3 92 (40.17%) DNS
4 82 (35.81%) LAN
5 76 (33.19%) TCP/IP
6 71 (31.00%) WAN
7 53 (23.14%) MPLS
8 50 (21.83%) SAN
9 47 (20.52%) OSPF
10 41 (17.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (17.47%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (16.59%) BGP
13 35 (15.28%) Wireless
14 32 (13.97%) EIGRP
14 32 (13.97%) Network Security
15 29 (12.66%) DHCP
16 28 (12.23%) Spanning Tree
17 27 (11.79%) Ethernet
17 27 (11.79%) SSL
18 24 (10.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.17%) MySQL
3 19 (8.30%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.30%) RDBMS
3 19 (8.30%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (8.30%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.18%) Big Data
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.75%) DB2
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (9.61%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.30%) Subversion
3 4 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) Hudson
General
1 38 (16.59%) Finance
2 11 (4.80%) Multimedia
3 10 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.06%) Law
5 6 (2.62%) Banking
6 5 (2.18%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 64 (27.95%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.97%) Architect
3 19 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (7.86%) Consultant
5 17 (7.42%) Analyst
5 17 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 14 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (4.37%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (3.93%) Security Engineer
9 9 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (3.93%) Administrator
9 9 (3.93%) IT Support
10 8 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.06%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.73%) Web Services
2 19 (8.30%) MCollective
3 16 (6.99%) SOAP
4 5 (2.18%) .NET
5 4 (1.75%) XMPP
5 4 (1.75%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.44%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) CSS
6 1 (0.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.03%) Clustering
2 19 (8.30%) Device Driver
3 17 (7.42%) PKI
4 14 (6.11%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.93%) IVR
6 9 (3.93%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.62%) iPhone
8 5 (2.18%) Replication
8 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.31%) HACMP
10 2 (0.87%) CCTV
10 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 116 (50.66%) Windows
2 52 (22.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (20.52%) Linux
4 41 (17.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.73%) Ubuntu
6 20 (8.73%) CentOS
7 17 (7.42%) Windows XP
8 14 (6.11%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.06%) Windows 2000
9 7 (3.06%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.62%) Android
10 6 (2.62%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.18%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.75%) SUSE
12 4 (1.75%) AIX
13 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.52%) Load Balancing
2 24 (10.48%) Project Management
3 23 (10.04%) DevOps
4 22 (9.61%) ITIL
4 22 (9.61%) Migration
5 21 (9.17%) Service Management
6 17 (7.42%) Release Management
7 16 (6.99%) Business Analysis
7 16 (6.99%) BPR
7 16 (6.99%) Business Process Improvement
8 13 (5.68%) Network Management
9 12 (5.24%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (5.24%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 11 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.37%) Change Management
12 6 (2.62%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.62%) Workflow
12 6 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (2.18%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.17%) Perl
1 21 (9.17%) Python
2 20 (8.73%) Ruby
2 20 (8.73%) SQL
3 19 (8.30%) Korn
3 19 (8.30%) Shell Script
3 19 (8.30%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.18%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.75%) C
5 4 (1.75%) Java
6 1 (0.44%) VBScript
6 1 (0.44%) Golang
Qualifications
1 45 (19.65%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (13.10%) CCNP
3 15 (6.55%) CCNA
4 11 (4.80%) CCIE
4 11 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.80%) Degree
4 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.06%) MCSE
6 5 (2.18%) CCDP
7 4 (1.75%) CCSE
8 3 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.31%) MCSA
8 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.87%) VCP5
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) VCAP
9 2 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.42%) QA
2 6 (2.62%) SLA
3 5 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.52%) Hyper-V
3 43 (18.78%) vSphere
4 39 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.06%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.62%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.62%) Snort
7 5 (2.18%) Firmware
7 5 (2.18%) Xen
7 5 (2.18%) XenApp
7 5 (2.18%) XenServer
7 5 (2.18%) vCloud
8 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.75%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (1.75%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.75%) Squid
9 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.31%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (10.04%) Puppet
2 19 (8.30%) Cobbler
3 16 (6.99%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (5.68%) collectd
4 13 (5.68%) Nagios
5 11 (4.80%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (4.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (3.06%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.18%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (1.75%) OPNET
8 4 (1.75%) SCCM
8 4 (1.75%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (1.31%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.31%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.31%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.87%) SCOM
10 2 (0.87%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (55.46%) Cisco
2 83 (36.24%) VMware
3 71 (31.00%) Microsoft
4 57 (24.89%) HP
5 43 (18.78%) Citrix
5 43 (18.78%) CheckPoint
6 37 (16.16%) Red Hat
7 32 (13.97%) Juniper
8 30 (13.10%) F5
9 27 (11.79%) Oracle
10 21 (9.17%) NetApp
10 21 (9.17%) Dell
11 19 (8.30%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.55%) Aruba
13 13 (5.68%) Infoblox
13 13 (5.68%) IBM
14 12 (5.24%) Blue Coat
15 11 (4.80%) Brocade
16 10 (4.37%) Apple
16 10 (4.37%) Riverbed
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