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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 224 214 217
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 45 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 2.49% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 24
Median daily rate £393 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £493 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £33.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-53.03% +30.12%
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
1912 1846 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.83% 19.78% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 891 713
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 104
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Berkshire +1 24 £235 -21.66% 5
Hampshire -1 10 £425 +34.92% 2
Surrey -10 6 £500 - 1
West Sussex -25 4 £450 +73.07% 1
Oxfordshire +14 2 £335 +34.00% 1
East Sussex - 1 £413 - 5
Kent - 1 - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 64 (61.54%) Cisco
2 51 (49.04%) DNS
2 51 (49.04%) Firewall
3 47 (45.19%) MPLS
4 46 (44.23%) LAN
5 45 (43.27%) WAN
5 45 (43.27%) VPN
6 38 (36.54%) DHCP
7 33 (31.73%) Windows
8 29 (27.88%) OSPF
9 28 (26.92%) Network Security
10 26 (25.00%) IPsec
11 25 (24.04%) Data Centre
12 24 (23.08%) SQL
13 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
13 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
13 23 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (21.15%) Linux
14 22 (21.15%) BGP
15 21 (20.19%) SAN
16 20 (19.23%) Telecoms
16 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
16 20 (19.23%) Windows Server
17 19 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (18.27%) HP
17 19 (18.27%) CCNA
18 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
19 17 (16.35%) Multicast
20 16 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
20 16 (15.38%) Active Directory

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 7 (6.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.77%) IIS
3 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) PaaS
2 6 (5.77%) IaaS
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (49.04%) DNS
1 51 (49.04%) Firewall
2 47 (45.19%) MPLS
3 46 (44.23%) LAN
4 45 (43.27%) VPN
4 45 (43.27%) WAN
5 38 (36.54%) DHCP
6 29 (27.88%) OSPF
7 28 (26.92%) Network Security
8 26 (25.00%) IPsec
9 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
10 22 (21.15%) BGP
11 21 (20.19%) SAN
12 19 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (16.35%) Multicast
14 16 (15.38%) NAS
15 11 (10.58%) Ethernet
16 9 (8.65%) Internet
16 9 (8.65%) IPv6
17 8 (7.69%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (10.58%) JIRA
2 4 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.96%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.69%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Finance
4 5 (4.81%) Retail
5 4 (3.85%) Back Office
5 4 (3.85%) Military
6 3 (2.88%) Billing
7 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (31.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Architect
3 15 (14.42%) Test Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.73%) LAN Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Senior Architect
8 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) IT Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) IT Security Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Technical Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.81%) XML
3 3 (2.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.04%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.58%) Smart Meter
3 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.81%) Replication
5 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.92%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.73%) Windows
2 22 (21.15%) Linux
3 20 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.54%) Unix
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.81%) VMS
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.92%) AIX
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (14.42%) Service Management
2 15 (14.42%) V-Model
2 15 (14.42%) Waterfall
3 13 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 12 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 12 (11.54%) Network Design
4 12 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (10.58%) Change Management
5 11 (10.58%) High Availability
6 10 (9.62%) ITIL
7 9 (8.65%) Open Source
8 8 (7.69%) Case Management
8 8 (7.69%) Requirements Management
9 7 (6.73%) Security Architecture
9 7 (6.73%) Stress Testing
9 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.08%) SQL
2 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) C++
4 1 (0.96%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 19 (18.27%) CCNA
4 14 (13.46%) CCNP
5 13 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 13 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.65%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.81%) CCIE
9 4 (3.85%) Degree
9 4 (3.85%) MCSE
9 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.88%) CCA
10 3 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.88%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.88%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.92%) MCSA
12 1 (0.96%) CCENT
12 1 (0.96%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (3.85%) vSphere
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.88%) XenApp
4 3 (2.88%) XenServer
5 2 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.92%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) SCOM
2 5 (4.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.81%) Puppet
2 5 (4.81%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.88%) SCOrch
3 3 (2.88%) vMotion
3 3 (2.88%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 64 (61.54%) Cisco
2 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.27%) HP
4 15 (14.42%) VMware
5 14 (13.46%) CheckPoint
6 13 (12.50%) Juniper
6 13 (12.50%) NetApp
7 11 (10.58%) Citrix
7 11 (10.58%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.69%) Avaya
9 7 (6.73%) Dell
9 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.77%) Huawei
11 5 (4.81%) Aruba
11 5 (4.81%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (4.81%) Brocade
11 5 (4.81%) NetScout
12 4 (3.85%) 3Com
12 4 (3.85%) Intel Security
12 4 (3.85%) Riverbed