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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 233 187 229
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +42
Contract jobs citing VLAN 28 82 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.83% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 4.55% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 61 11
Median daily rate £400 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £449 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £263
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -25.45%
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
1544 1802 1843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.97% 18.34% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 971 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 12 £386 +2.93% 4
Berkshire -8 8 £400 +18.51% 2
Surrey +2 3 £619 +106.25% 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £285 -
Middlesex -1 1 £500 +42.85%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 44 (60.27%) Firewall
2 42 (57.53%) Cisco
3 35 (47.95%) WAN
4 30 (41.10%) VPN
4 30 (41.10%) Windows
4 30 (41.10%) LAN
5 28 (38.36%) DNS
5 28 (38.36%) MPLS
6 26 (35.62%) DHCP
6 26 (35.62%) Linux
7 25 (34.25%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (31.51%) Network Security
9 20 (27.40%) Data Centre
10 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
11 18 (24.66%) CCNA
12 16 (21.92%) Juniper
13 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
13 14 (19.18%) SQL
13 14 (19.18%) Network Design
14 13 (17.81%) JIRA
14 13 (17.81%) Unix
14 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
14 13 (17.81%) CCNP
14 13 (17.81%) IPsec
14 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
14 13 (17.81%) VMware
14 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
15 12 (16.44%) OSPF
15 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
15 12 (16.44%) MS Excel

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.11%) Apache
1 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
1 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) PaaS
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (9.59%) IaaS
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.11%) SaaS
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (60.27%) Firewall
2 35 (47.95%) WAN
3 30 (41.10%) LAN
3 30 (41.10%) VPN
4 28 (38.36%) DNS
4 28 (38.36%) MPLS
5 26 (35.62%) DHCP
6 23 (31.51%) Network Security
7 13 (17.81%) IPsec
7 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
8 12 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (16.44%) OSPF
9 11 (15.07%) BGP
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (8.22%) Junos
10 6 (8.22%) tcpdump
10 6 (8.22%) Wireshark
11 5 (6.85%) SAN
11 5 (6.85%) VPLS
11 5 (6.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) LabVIEW
3 2 (2.74%) Ant
3 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.74%) Maven
3 2 (2.74%) Subversion
4 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (17.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Back Office
5 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Finance
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (9.59%) IT Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) IT Security Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) BSS Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) OSS Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior BSS Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior OSS Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Smart Metering Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.74%) boto
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (9.59%) Smart Meter
3 5 (6.85%) Replication
4 3 (4.11%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Unix
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.85%) VMS
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) AIX
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.37%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Network Design
2 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.07%) Open Source
3 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
3 11 (15.07%) V-Model
3 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
4 9 (12.33%) Change Management
5 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.59%) Case Management
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Requirements Management
5 7 (9.59%) Software Deployment
6 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.22%) Use Case
7 5 (6.85%) Migration
7 5 (6.85%) Service Management
8 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.48%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.48%) Release Management
8 4 (5.48%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) Perl
3 4 (5.48%) Python
4 3 (4.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.74%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.66%) CCNA
4 13 (17.81%) CCNP
5 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
5 11 (15.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.96%) DV Cleared
8 7 (9.59%) CCIE
9 3 (4.11%) CCA
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.74%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.37%) CCENT
11 1 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.37%) MCSE
11 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.48%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (5.48%) vSphere
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.11%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) KVM
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.37%) Xen
5 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCOM
2 7 (9.59%) Puppet
3 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (6.85%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.11%) SCCM
6 2 (2.74%) Ansible
6 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Nagios
7 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Cisco
2 16 (21.92%) Juniper
3 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.81%) VMware
5 7 (9.59%) Citrix
5 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
6 6 (8.22%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (8.22%) F5
6 6 (8.22%) HP
6 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.48%) 3Com
7 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.48%) Dell
7 4 (5.48%) Huawei
7 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.11%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.11%) Meraki
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle
9 2 (2.74%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.74%) NetApp