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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 190 224 188
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -36
Contract jobs citing VLAN 81 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.30% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 1.49% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 11 20
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£350 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £259 £320
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.91 £45.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% -56.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -14.72%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Berkshire +19 30 £338 -32.50% 7
East Sussex +11 16 £330 -
West Sussex -4 11 £363 -
Hampshire -11 8 £375 +27.28% 3
Surrey +3 7 £300 - 1
Kent +10 5 £363 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 73 (57.03%) Cisco
2 68 (53.13%) TCP/IP
3 64 (50.00%) LAN
3 64 (50.00%) Firewall
4 62 (48.44%) DNS
5 54 (42.19%) Windows
6 53 (41.41%) DHCP
7 49 (38.28%) VMware
8 43 (33.59%) WAN
8 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
9 39 (30.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (28.13%) VPN
11 34 (26.56%) SAN
12 33 (25.78%) HP
13 32 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (23.44%) Juniper
14 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
14 30 (23.44%) OSPF
14 30 (23.44%) BGP
14 30 (23.44%) Data Centre
15 29 (22.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (21.88%) SQL
17 26 (20.31%) MS Exchange
17 26 (20.31%) Exchange Server 2010
18 25 (19.53%) Ethernet
19 24 (18.75%) Linux
20 23 (17.97%) CCNA
20 23 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2007
21 22 (17.19%) CheckPoint
21 22 (17.19%) IaaS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (20.31%) MS Exchange
1 26 (20.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.91%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) Lync
6 3 (2.34%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.19%) IaaS
2 20 (15.63%) PaaS
3 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (13.28%) SaaS
5 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.78%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (53.13%) TCP/IP
2 64 (50.00%) LAN
2 64 (50.00%) Firewall
3 62 (48.44%) DNS
4 53 (41.41%) DHCP
5 43 (33.59%) WAN
6 36 (28.13%) VPN
7 34 (26.56%) SAN
8 30 (23.44%) OSPF
8 30 (23.44%) BGP
9 25 (19.53%) Ethernet
10 21 (16.41%) MPLS
10 21 (16.41%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (15.63%) NAS
12 18 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (12.50%) WLAN
14 12 (9.38%) VoIP
14 12 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
15 11 (8.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.34%) MySQL
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Subversion
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Maven
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.94%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Billing
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.41%) Analyst
3 12 (9.38%) Architect
4 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (7.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Security Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Network Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Server Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Administrator
7 5 (3.91%) Consultant
7 5 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Network Operations Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.13%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.69%) CSS
3 5 (3.91%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.34%) boto
4 3 (2.34%) Ajax
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.44%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.91%) EMC VNX
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) Clustering
5 3 (2.34%) STB
5 3 (2.34%) Replication
5 3 (2.34%) PKI
5 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.56%) DTV
6 2 (1.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.78%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.19%) Windows
2 29 (22.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (18.75%) Linux
4 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.69%) UNIX
7 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.56%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) AIX
10 1 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) CentOS
10 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.78%) Android
10 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) Service Delivery
2 16 (12.50%) ITIL
3 15 (11.72%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.94%) Migration
5 12 (9.38%) Network Design
6 10 (7.81%) Project Management
7 8 (6.25%) Software Deployment
7 8 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.69%) Patch Management
8 6 (4.69%) Network Management
8 6 (4.69%) Matrix Management
9 5 (3.91%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.13%) Resource Management
10 4 (3.13%) Change Management
10 4 (3.13%) Network Architecture
10 4 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.34%) Auto-Scaling
11 3 (2.34%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 3 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.88%) SQL
2 16 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.91%) VBScript
4 4 (3.13%) Java
5 3 (2.34%) C
5 3 (2.34%) Python
5 3 (2.34%) Ruby
5 3 (2.34%) PHP
6 2 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) C#
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (17.97%) CCNA
3 19 (14.84%) CCNP
3 19 (14.84%) Security Cleared
4 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.25%) MCSE
6 7 (5.47%) CCIE
7 6 (4.69%) Degree
8 5 (3.91%) CCSE
9 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.13%) MCITP
9 4 (3.13%) MCSA
9 4 (3.13%) CCENT
10 3 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.34%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.56%) CCDP
11 2 (1.56%) CISSP
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (30.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.50%) vCloud
4 12 (9.38%) vSphere
4 12 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.47%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.69%) XenApp
7 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.34%) Snort
8 3 (2.34%) Samba
8 3 (2.34%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.34%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.56%) NFS
9 2 (1.56%) XenServer
10 1 (0.78%) SRDF
10 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) vMotion
2 10 (7.81%) SCCM
3 9 (7.03%) Cacti
4 7 (5.47%) SCVMM
5 6 (4.69%) OpenView
6 5 (3.91%) WSUS
7 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.13%) Puppet
8 3 (2.34%) FortiGate
8 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.34%) SCOM
8 3 (2.34%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.34%) Ansible
9 2 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 73 (57.03%) Cisco
2 49 (38.28%) VMware
3 43 (33.59%) Microsoft
4 33 (25.78%) HP
5 30 (23.44%) Juniper
6 22 (17.19%) CheckPoint
7 21 (16.41%) F5
8 19 (14.84%) Citrix
9 11 (8.59%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.69%) EMC
10 6 (4.69%) McAfee
10 6 (4.69%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.69%) ProCurve
11 5 (3.91%) Sourcefire
11 5 (3.91%) Brocade
11 5 (3.91%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.13%) Infoblox
12 4 (3.13%) Aruba
12 4 (3.13%) ComArch
12 4 (3.13%) Symantec
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