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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 210 195 221
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing VLAN 33 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.61% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 3.35% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 13
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£285 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £19.91 £37.50 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% +44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.00 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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 +13 14 £285 -28.75% 8
Hampshire -13 9 £251 -20.31% 3
Kent - 3 £500 - 2
Surrey -8 2 £325 +4.00% 6
East Sussex -11 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -21 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 47 (83.93%) Cisco
2 41 (73.21%) Firewall
3 34 (60.71%) Juniper
4 32 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (48.21%) TCP/IP
6 24 (42.86%) Windows
7 23 (41.07%) OSPF
8 21 (37.50%) WAN
8 21 (37.50%) HP
9 20 (35.71%) LAN
10 19 (33.93%) CCNA
10 19 (33.93%) VPN
11 18 (32.14%) DNS
12 17 (30.36%) CCNP
12 17 (30.36%) CheckPoint
12 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (30.36%) VMware
12 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
12 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (26.79%) SAN
13 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
14 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 14 (25.00%) Network Security
15 13 (23.21%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (21.43%) vSphere
16 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
17 11 (19.64%) MPLS
17 11 (19.64%) ITIL
17 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) SAS
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Lync
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 41 (73.21%) Firewall
2 27 (48.21%) TCP/IP
3 23 (41.07%) OSPF
4 21 (37.50%) WAN
5 20 (35.71%) LAN
6 19 (33.93%) VPN
7 18 (32.14%) DNS
8 17 (30.36%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (26.79%) SAN
10 14 (25.00%) Network Security
11 13 (23.21%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (19.64%) MPLS
13 10 (17.86%) Ethernet
13 10 (17.86%) BGP
14 9 (16.07%) VoIP
15 6 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (10.71%) RIP
15 6 (10.71%) VRRP
16 5 (8.93%) Internet
16 5 (8.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) IP Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) XML
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.79%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) PMI
3 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (7.14%) UNIX
6 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (1.79%) SUSE
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 11 (19.64%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) Service Management
4 9 (16.07%) Network Management
5 8 (14.29%) Time Management
6 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design
8 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 3 (5.36%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.57%) Document Management
9 2 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.93%) CCNA
3 17 (30.36%) CCNP
3 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
4 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (14.29%) CCIE
6 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.36%) MCSE
9 2 (3.57%) CCA
9 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.79%) MCP
10 1 (1.79%) MCSA
10 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.79%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.79%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) vSphere
2 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
5 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (5.36%) Snort
7 2 (3.57%) vCloud
7 2 (3.57%) XenApp
7 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.57%) ProxySG
7 2 (3.57%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.79%) Xen
8 1 (1.79%) NLBS
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (83.93%) Cisco
2 34 (60.71%) Juniper
3 21 (37.50%) HP
4 17 (30.36%) CheckPoint
4 17 (30.36%) VMware
5 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) Citrix
7 8 (14.29%) 3PAR
7 8 (14.29%) Brocade
8 6 (10.71%) F5
9 4 (7.14%) Oracle
10 3 (5.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (5.36%) Ericsson
10 3 (5.36%) Avaya
10 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
10 3 (5.36%) Huawei
10 3 (5.36%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
10 3 (5.36%) Veeam
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