The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 210 189 208
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing VLAN 40 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 2.96% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 18
Average daily rate £318 £288 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.43% -25.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £23.94 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.16% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.80%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VLAN
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 17 £175 -54.83% 4
West Sussex +9 12 £369 +15.23%
Hampshire -11 6 £375 +63.04% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 4 £250 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 49 (55.68%) Windows
2 41 (46.59%) Firewall
3 33 (37.50%) Cisco
4 32 (36.36%) VMware
5 31 (35.23%) TCP/IP
6 27 (30.68%) LAN
7 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 26 (29.55%) DNS
8 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (21.59%) WAN
13 17 (19.32%) ITIL
13 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (18.18%) VPN
15 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
15 15 (17.05%) BGP
16 14 (15.91%) Juniper
16 14 (15.91%) Linux
16 14 (15.91%) MCSE
16 14 (15.91%) HP
16 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
17 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
17 13 (14.77%) CCNP
17 13 (14.77%) MPLS
17 13 (14.77%) OSPF
18 12 (13.64%) DHCP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (7.95%) IIS
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (3.41%) Lync
6 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.41%) Apache
7 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.59%) Firewall
2 31 (35.23%) TCP/IP
3 27 (30.68%) LAN
4 26 (29.55%) DNS
5 19 (21.59%) WAN
6 16 (18.18%) VPN
7 15 (17.05%) BGP
8 13 (14.77%) MPLS
8 13 (14.77%) OSPF
9 12 (13.64%) DHCP
9 12 (13.64%) Network Security
10 10 (11.36%) SAN
10 10 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (10.23%) Wireless
12 8 (9.09%) Internet
12 8 (9.09%) VoIP
12 8 (9.09%) Kerberos
12 8 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (7.95%) Ethernet
13 7 (7.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Military
4 2 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (15.91%) Architect
4 10 (11.36%) Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Network Architect
5 9 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Replication
1 5 (5.68%) Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (55.68%) Windows
2 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (15.91%) Linux
5 10 (11.36%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.55%) SELinux
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) CentOS
9 1 (1.14%) VMS
9 1 (1.14%) UNIX
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 11 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (11.36%) DRM
3 10 (11.36%) Problem Management
4 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
5 8 (9.09%) Migration
6 7 (7.95%) Network Design
7 6 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (5.68%) ERP
9 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.41%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.41%) CRM
10 3 (3.41%) Service Management
11 2 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.27%) Document Management
11 2 (2.27%) Network Management
11 2 (2.27%) Information Security
11 2 (2.27%) Time Management
12 1 (1.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.82%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) Perl
4 4 (4.55%) Python
4 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (15.91%) MCSE
4 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) CCNP
5 11 (12.50%) CCNA
6 9 (10.23%) A+ Certification
7 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.82%) CCIE
8 6 (6.82%) Degree
9 5 (5.68%) MCSA
10 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.14%) VCP5
11 1 (1.14%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.14%) MCITP
11 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (10.23%) vSphere
6 3 (3.41%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.41%) vCloud
7 2 (2.27%) Samba
7 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.27%) XenApp
8 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.14%) Squid
8 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCOM
2 2 (2.27%) SCCM
2 2 (2.27%) WSUS
2 2 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Cisco
2 32 (36.36%) VMware
3 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.91%) Juniper
4 14 (15.91%) HP
5 11 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.95%) Oracle
6 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.82%) NetApp
7 6 (6.82%) Sun
7 6 (6.82%) Veeam
8 4 (4.55%) Intel
8 4 (4.55%) Nortel
8 4 (4.55%) Citrix
8 4 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (4.55%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.55%) Dell
8 4 (4.55%) Huawei
8 4 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (3.41%) F5