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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 225 207 231
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Contract jobs citing VLAN 39 71 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.74% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 3.92% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 12
Median daily rate £305 £330 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £278
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -16.19%
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
1671 1813 1703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.86% 18.96% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 943 736
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -2 22 £235 -21.66% 1
Hampshire +7 12 £425 +0.59% 4
Surrey -9 3 £506 +125.00% 5
East Sussex -1 1 £413 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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%) Cisco
2 41 (56.16%) Firewall
3 34 (46.58%) MPLS
3 34 (46.58%) WAN
4 32 (43.84%) LAN
5 31 (42.47%) VPN
6 30 (41.10%) DNS
7 27 (36.99%) Windows
8 25 (34.25%) DHCP
8 25 (34.25%) Network Security
9 24 (32.88%) Linux
10 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (28.77%) Data Centre
12 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
13 17 (23.29%) CCNA
13 17 (23.29%) IPsec
14 16 (21.92%) Telecoms
14 16 (21.92%) OSPF
14 16 (21.92%) Juniper
15 15 (20.55%) SQL
15 15 (20.55%) BGP
16 14 (19.18%) CCNP
16 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
17 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
17 13 (17.81%) JIRA
17 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
18 12 (16.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 12 (16.44%) Software Testing
18 12 (16.44%) ISTQB
18 12 (16.44%) V-Model

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%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) PaaS
2 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.22%) IaaS
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (56.16%) Firewall
2 34 (46.58%) MPLS
2 34 (46.58%) WAN
3 32 (43.84%) LAN
4 31 (42.47%) VPN
5 30 (41.10%) DNS
6 25 (34.25%) DHCP
6 25 (34.25%) Network Security
7 17 (23.29%) IPsec
8 16 (21.92%) OSPF
9 15 (20.55%) BGP
10 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
11 12 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (10.96%) Multicast
13 7 (9.59%) SAN
14 5 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (6.85%) Ethernet
14 5 (6.85%) Internet
14 5 (6.85%) Junos
14 5 (6.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) JIRA
2 5 (6.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.11%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.37%) Ant
4 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.37%) Maven
4 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Military
5 3 (4.11%) Back Office
6 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Security Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Test Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) BSS Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (8.22%) IT Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) IT Security Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) OSS Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior BSS Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior OSS Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Smart Metering Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.37%) boto
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.96%) Smart Meter
3 6 (8.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Replication
5 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.99%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.44%) Unix
5 5 (6.85%) VMS
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.37%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Solaris
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Software Testing
1 12 (16.44%) V-Model
1 12 (16.44%) Waterfall
2 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.07%) Network Design
3 10 (13.70%) Open Source
4 9 (12.33%) Change Management
5 8 (10.96%) Case Management
5 8 (10.96%) Requirements Management
5 8 (10.96%) Service Management
6 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.22%) Software Deployment
8 5 (6.85%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Release Management
8 5 (6.85%) Stress Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.85%) Use Case
9 4 (5.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) CCNA
4 14 (19.18%) CCNP
5 12 (16.44%) ISTQB
5 12 (16.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.96%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.22%) CCIE
9 3 (4.11%) CCA
9 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.37%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.37%) CCENT
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.37%) MCSA
11 1 (1.37%) MCSE
11 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) 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
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.11%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCOM
2 6 (8.22%) Puppet
3 5 (6.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.85%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (60.27%) Cisco
2 16 (21.92%) Juniper
3 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.33%) VMware
5 8 (10.96%) HP
6 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.59%) Citrix
6 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
7 5 (6.85%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (6.85%) Huawei
7 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.48%) 3Com
8 4 (5.48%) Dell
8 4 (5.48%) NetApp
8 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.11%) Meraki
9 3 (4.11%) Oracle
10 2 (2.74%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.74%) F5
10 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
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