The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 248 217 218
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 33 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 2.11% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 26
Average daily rate £450 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +38.01%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2045 2035 1728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.44% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 990 760
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 118
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.54 £135.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the South East region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the South East region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire 0 16 £625 +110.08% 4
Berkshire 0 8 £385 -6.66% 4
Surrey -10 4 £600 - 3
West Sussex -12 4 £450 +73.07%
Oxfordshire +7 2 £335 +48.88%
Kent - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 71 (67.62%) Cisco
2 48 (45.71%) LAN
3 46 (43.81%) DNS
4 41 (39.05%) Firewall
5 40 (38.10%) MPLS
6 36 (34.29%) VPN
7 35 (33.33%) WAN
8 32 (30.48%) Data Centre
9 29 (27.62%) SAN
10 28 (26.67%) OSPF
11 26 (24.76%) TCP/IP
12 25 (23.81%) HP
13 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
13 24 (22.86%) DHCP
14 23 (21.90%) SQL
14 23 (21.90%) Multicast
15 22 (20.95%) NAS
16 21 (20.00%) BGP
16 21 (20.00%) Windows
16 21 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
17 20 (19.05%) VMware
18 19 (18.10%) Service Management
18 19 (18.10%) NetApp
18 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (18.10%) Cybersecurity
18 19 (18.10%) Server Virtualisation
19 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
20 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
20 16 (15.24%) CheckPoint
21 15 (14.29%) IPsec

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.71%) IIS
3 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) IaaS
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.76%) PaaS
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (45.71%) LAN
2 46 (43.81%) DNS
3 41 (39.05%) Firewall
4 40 (38.10%) MPLS
5 36 (34.29%) VPN
6 35 (33.33%) WAN
7 29 (27.62%) SAN
8 28 (26.67%) OSPF
9 26 (24.76%) TCP/IP
10 24 (22.86%) DHCP
11 23 (21.90%) Multicast
12 22 (20.95%) NAS
13 21 (20.00%) BGP
14 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (14.29%) IPsec
16 14 (13.33%) Network Security
17 10 (9.52%) Ethernet
17 10 (9.52%) Wireless
18 9 (8.57%) Internet
18 9 (8.57%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) JIRA
2 4 (3.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.95%) Ant
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 7 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Military
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Billing
6 2 (1.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.90%) Architect
3 13 (12.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.62%) Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Senior Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Smart Metering Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Network Technical Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Principal Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Network Security Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Security Technical Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 5 (4.76%) XML
2 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.81%) Replication
5 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.86%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.95%) DTV
7 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
7 1 (0.95%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.95%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (10.48%) Linux
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (8.57%) Unix
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.81%) VMS
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Cybersecurity
1 19 (18.10%) Server Virtualisation
1 19 (18.10%) Service Management
2 15 (14.29%) ITIL
3 12 (11.43%) High Availability
3 12 (11.43%) V-Model
3 12 (11.43%) Waterfall
4 11 (10.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.62%) Security Architecture
7 7 (6.67%) Case Management
7 7 (6.67%) Change Management
7 7 (6.67%) Migration
7 7 (6.67%) Requirements Management
7 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.67%) Stress Testing
7 7 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.81%) Perl
4 1 (0.95%) C++
4 1 (0.95%) Embedded C++
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) PHP
4 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) CCNA
4 13 (12.38%) CCNP
5 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.52%) ISTQB
6 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (5.71%) Degree
7 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.71%) MCSE
7 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.81%) MCSA
10 3 (2.86%) CCIE
10 3 (2.86%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.86%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.90%) APMP
11 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.95%) CCEE
12 1 (0.95%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) vSphere
4 4 (3.81%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.86%) XenServer
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.95%) vCloud
7 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) SCOM
2 4 (3.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.86%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.86%) vMotion
3 3 (2.86%) WSUS
4 2 (1.90%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.90%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 71 (67.62%) Cisco
2 25 (23.81%) HP
3 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 20 (19.05%) VMware
5 19 (18.10%) NetApp
6 16 (15.24%) CheckPoint
7 14 (13.33%) Juniper
8 10 (9.52%) Citrix
9 9 (8.57%) Palo Alto
10 8 (7.62%) Avaya
11 7 (6.67%) Dell
11 7 (6.67%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.76%) Aruba
12 5 (4.76%) Brocade
12 5 (4.76%) F5
12 5 (4.76%) NetScout
13 4 (3.81%) 3Com
13 4 (3.81%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (3.81%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.86%) Huawei