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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 223 199 227
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Contract jobs citing VLAN 29 73 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.74% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 4.25% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 59 14
Median daily rate £350 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £340 £255
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
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
1494 1716 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.93% 17.37% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 941 879
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 97
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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 September 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 +11 10 £350 -11.94% 3
Berkshire -14 9 £350 -4.10% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £285 -
Surrey +12 3 £400 -3.03% 7
Middlesex +1 2 £450 +28.57% 1
West Sussex -10 1 £501 +43.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 4
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 42 (57.53%) Cisco
2 40 (54.79%) Firewall
3 35 (47.95%) WAN
4 31 (42.47%) Windows
5 27 (36.99%) LAN
5 27 (36.99%) VPN
5 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (36.99%) MPLS
6 26 (35.62%) Linux
7 22 (30.14%) DNS
7 22 (30.14%) DHCP
8 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
9 19 (26.03%) Network Security
9 19 (26.03%) CCNA
10 17 (23.29%) Juniper
10 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
11 15 (20.55%) CCNP
12 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
12 14 (19.18%) VMware
12 14 (19.18%) Network Design
12 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
13 13 (17.81%) IPsec
14 12 (16.44%) OSPF
14 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
14 12 (16.44%) Unix
14 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
14 12 (16.44%) JIRA
14 12 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared

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%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) PaaS
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) IaaS
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.11%) SaaS
5 2 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.79%) Firewall
2 35 (47.95%) WAN
3 27 (36.99%) LAN
3 27 (36.99%) MPLS
3 27 (36.99%) VPN
4 22 (30.14%) DHCP
4 22 (30.14%) DNS
5 19 (26.03%) Network Security
6 13 (17.81%) IPsec
7 12 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (16.44%) OSPF
7 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
8 11 (15.07%) BGP
9 8 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (8.22%) tcpdump
10 6 (8.22%) Wireshark
11 5 (6.85%) DMZ
11 5 (6.85%) Junos
11 5 (6.85%) VPLS
11 5 (6.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) GIS
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) 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 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Back Office
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.37%) French Language
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) BSS Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) OSS Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior BSS Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior OSS Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Smart Metering Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.74%) boto
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) Smart Meter
3 4 (5.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.11%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) BBC
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (1.37%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Linux
3 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.44%) Unix
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) AIX
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.74%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.74%) VMS
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.37%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.37%) Solaris
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Network Design
2 10 (13.70%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Software Testing
2 10 (13.70%) V-Model
2 10 (13.70%) Waterfall
3 9 (12.33%) Change Management
4 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.96%) Open Source
5 6 (8.22%) Case Management
5 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (8.22%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.85%) Migration
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.48%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.48%) Service Management
7 4 (5.48%) SIEM
7 4 (5.48%) Test Management
7 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.48%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
3 3 (4.11%) Ruby
4 2 (2.74%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
3 19 (26.03%) CCNA
4 15 (20.55%) CCNP
5 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.70%) ISTQB
6 10 (13.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (10.96%) CCIE
8 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.11%) CCA
10 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.74%) AWS Certification
12 1 (1.37%) CCDP
12 1 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.37%) MCSA
12 1 (1.37%) MCSE
12 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (5.48%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.37%) KVM
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
1 4 (5.48%) SCOM
2 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.74%) Ansible
3 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.74%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.37%) Nagios
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.37%) OVSD
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Cisco
2 17 (23.29%) Juniper
3 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.18%) VMware
4 7 (9.59%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
5 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.22%) F5
5 6 (8.22%) HP
5 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.48%) 3Com
6 4 (5.48%) Huawei
6 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.11%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (4.11%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.11%) Meraki
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Brocade
8 2 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (2.74%) Extreme Networks