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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 222 188 176
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 34 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 3.11% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
- -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 4
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.02 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+84.06% -45.67%
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
2004 1610 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 17.59% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 673 608
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 138 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Hampshire -5 15 £315 -21.25% 2
Berkshire -9 11 £450 +106.89% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £350 +40.00% 1
West Sussex -26 2 £400 -
Surrey -6 1 £325 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £225 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £370 - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
VLAN
England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 74 (67.89%) Cisco
2 61 (55.96%) Firewall
3 53 (48.62%) Linux
4 52 (47.71%) VPN
5 47 (43.12%) WAN
6 45 (41.28%) LAN
7 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (30.28%) OSPF
8 33 (30.28%) Juniper
8 33 (30.28%) Windows
9 31 (28.44%) VMware
10 28 (25.69%) CheckPoint
11 27 (24.77%) CCNA
12 24 (22.02%) DNS
13 23 (21.10%) ITIL
14 22 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (19.27%) F5
16 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
17 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
17 19 (17.43%) Internet
18 18 (16.51%) RIP
18 18 (16.51%) VoIP
18 18 (16.51%) SQL
18 18 (16.51%) IP Telephony
19 17 (15.60%) Citrix
19 17 (15.60%) BGP
20 16 (14.68%) Ethernet
20 16 (14.68%) IPsec
20 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
20 16 (14.68%) CentOS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (10.09%) IIS
2 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.59%) Apache
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.83%) Lync
6 2 (1.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (55.96%) Firewall
2 52 (47.71%) VPN
3 47 (43.12%) WAN
4 45 (41.28%) LAN
5 33 (30.28%) OSPF
6 24 (22.02%) DNS
7 22 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (17.43%) Internet
9 18 (16.51%) VoIP
9 18 (16.51%) RIP
9 18 (16.51%) IP Telephony
10 17 (15.60%) BGP
11 16 (14.68%) Ethernet
11 16 (14.68%) IPsec
12 15 (13.76%) Network Security
12 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
12 15 (13.76%) DHCP
13 14 (12.84%) MPLS
13 14 (12.84%) SAN
14 13 (11.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) DB2
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (36.70%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Design Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) IP Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Architect
4 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Network Support
4 8 (7.34%) Network Architect
5 7 (6.42%) Administrator
6 6 (5.50%) Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Support Specialist
9 3 (2.75%) Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.75%) Ajax
3 1 (0.92%) HTML
3 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.67%) STB
3 3 (2.75%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.75%) GIS
3 3 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Replication
4 2 (1.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.92%) MPEG
5 1 (0.92%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.92%) IPTV
5 1 (0.92%) Statistics
5 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Linux
2 33 (30.28%) Windows
3 16 (14.68%) CentOS
4 12 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.42%) SUSE
8 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (3.67%) AIX
10 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.75%) Android
11 2 (1.83%) VMS
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.92%) HPUX
12 1 (0.92%) Solaris
12 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) ITIL
2 13 (11.93%) Configuration Management
2 13 (11.93%) Network Management
3 12 (11.01%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (10.09%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.09%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (6.42%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (6.42%) Change Management
8 5 (4.59%) Migration
8 5 (4.59%) Service Management
8 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.67%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.75%) Information Security
10 3 (2.75%) Document Management
10 3 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.75%) Software Engineering
11 2 (1.83%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.83%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 7 (6.42%) Python
2 7 (6.42%) Perl
3 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.75%) PHP
4 3 (2.75%) Java
5 2 (1.83%) C
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) Golang
Qualifications
1 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (24.77%) CCNA
3 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.01%) CCNP
5 11 (10.09%) CCIE
5 11 (10.09%) DV Cleared
6 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.26%) MCSE
6 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.50%) RHCT
8 5 (4.59%) CCDP
9 4 (3.67%) CCSP
9 4 (3.67%) CISSP
9 4 (3.67%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.75%) MCP
11 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.83%) MCSA
11 2 (1.83%) Degree
11 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.50%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) vSphere
2 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.93%) Firmware
4 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.67%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (2.75%) Snort
6 3 (2.75%) XenApp
6 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.75%) Samba
7 2 (1.83%) Squid
7 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.83%) vCloud
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.34%) Nagios
2 8 (7.34%) SCCM
3 4 (3.67%) WSUS
3 4 (3.67%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (3.67%) Puppet
4 3 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.83%) Cacti
5 2 (1.83%) vMotion
5 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.92%) Ansible
6 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 74 (67.89%) Cisco
2 33 (30.28%) Juniper
3 31 (28.44%) VMware
4 28 (25.69%) CheckPoint
5 21 (19.27%) F5
6 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
7 17 (15.60%) Citrix
8 11 (10.09%) HP
9 8 (7.34%) SolarWinds
9 8 (7.34%) Oracle
10 6 (5.50%) Radware
10 6 (5.50%) Redback
10 6 (5.50%) IBM
10 6 (5.50%) Nokia
10 6 (5.50%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.59%) ProCurve
12 4 (3.67%) Splunk
12 4 (3.67%) McAfee
12 4 (3.67%) CA
13 3 (2.75%) BT
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