The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 400 372 402
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +30
Contract jobs citing VLAN 225 241 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 3.20% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 145 96
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £245 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.13 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.09 £30.00 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN within the UK.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN within the UK.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VLAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -15 210 £378 -4.43% 109
South East +13 74 £380 +6.29% 21
London -53 64 £425 -4.22% 29
North West -6 34 £450 +35.33% 14
Hampshire +34 33 £588 +52.10% 7
Berkshire +4 26 £365 +21.66% 3
Cheshire +10 25 £450 +88.48% 3
Warrington +5 17 £500 +81.81%
Fareham - 17 £625 - 1
Reading 0 16 £418 -7.22% 2
East of England +6 13 £350 +27.27% 12
South West 0 10 £225 -27.41% 12
Hertfordshire +14 8 £363 - 5
Scotland -2 8 £420 - 2
Yorkshire -6 7 £418 - 12
Manchester -18 7 £450 +46.34% 9
City of London +15 6 £500 +11.11% 5
Basingstoke - 6 £223 - 1
Winchester - 6 £250 -
Slough +12 5 - -
Croydon - 5 £413 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £420 -
Gloucestershire +7 4 £225 -27.41% 2
East Midlands -10 4 £250 - 2
Southampton - 4 £400 - 2
Sheffield - 4 £410 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 2
Brighton +14 3 £325 -23.52% 1
East Sussex +7 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Oxford +1 3 £238 -20.83% 3

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 290 (60.54%) Cisco
2 261 (54.49%) Firewall
3 223 (46.56%) LAN
4 194 (40.50%) VPN
5 173 (36.12%) WAN
6 164 (34.24%) Windows
7 159 (33.19%) DNS
8 135 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
9 133 (27.77%) Data Centre
10 127 (26.51%) TCP/IP
11 118 (24.63%) Juniper
12 117 (24.43%) MPLS
12 117 (24.43%) VMware
13 115 (24.01%) OSPF
14 114 (23.80%) Active Directory
15 112 (23.38%) BGP
16 111 (23.17%) DHCP
17 93 (19.42%) Microsoft
18 91 (19.00%) CheckPoint
19 87 (18.16%) CCNA
19 87 (18.16%) F5
20 80 (16.70%) Windows Server
20 80 (16.70%) Citrix
21 78 (16.28%) CCNP
21 78 (16.28%) Network Security
22 75 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 75 (15.66%) SAN
23 73 (15.24%) Linux
24 72 (15.03%) HP
25 71 (14.82%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (7.31%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.22%) IIS
4 21 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.30%) Lync
8 6 (1.25%) Apache
8 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.84%) nginx
9 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.42%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.22%) MS Office
3 19 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Relativity
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.18%) Office 365
2 18 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.88%) SaaS
5 5 (1.04%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) IaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.42%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.42%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 261 (54.49%) Firewall
2 223 (46.56%) LAN
3 194 (40.50%) VPN
4 173 (36.12%) WAN
5 159 (33.19%) DNS
6 127 (26.51%) TCP/IP
7 117 (24.43%) MPLS
8 115 (24.01%) OSPF
9 112 (23.38%) BGP
10 111 (23.17%) DHCP
11 78 (16.28%) Network Security
12 75 (15.66%) SAN
13 71 (14.82%) Wireless
14 57 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
14 57 (11.90%) IPsec
14 57 (11.90%) VoIP
15 54 (11.27%) SSL
16 49 (10.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (10.02%) EIGRP
18 47 (9.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) Big Data
3 6 (1.25%) MySQL
4 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.88%) Subversion
3 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.25%) JIRA
5 2 (0.42%) Ant
5 2 (0.42%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.42%) Hudson
6 1 (0.21%) git-flow
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (9.19%) Finance
2 38 (7.93%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.34%) Banking
4 10 (2.09%) Spanish Language
5 7 (1.46%) Advertising
6 6 (1.25%) Billing
6 6 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Korean Language
8 4 (0.84%) Back Office
8 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.63%) German Language
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Retail
10 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.42%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 183 (38.20%) Network Engineer
2 72 (15.03%) Architect
3 51 (10.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 48 (10.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 46 (9.60%) Network Architect
6 40 (8.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 33 (6.89%) Analyst
7 33 (6.89%) Support Engineer
8 27 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (4.80%) Security Engineer
10 21 (4.38%) Consultant
11 19 (3.97%) Administrator
11 19 (3.97%) Juniper Engineer
11 19 (3.97%) Network Support
11 19 (3.97%) Technical Architect
12 18 (3.76%) Firewall Engineer
13 17 (3.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 16 (3.34%) Network Security Engineer
15 15 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.55%) Web Services
2 14 (2.92%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.25%) XML
4 5 (1.04%) .NET
5 3 (0.63%) LAMP
6 2 (0.42%) CSS
6 2 (0.42%) JSON
6 2 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.42%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.21%) boto
7 1 (0.21%) Django
7 1 (0.21%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.21%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.21%) Flash
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) libvirt
7 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.21%) WAP
7 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (27.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.71%) PKI
5 12 (2.51%) Clustering
5 12 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.30%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.09%) CCTV
7 10 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.46%) NHS
9 6 (1.25%) IVR
10 5 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.04%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.63%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 164 (34.24%) Windows
2 80 (16.70%) Windows Server
3 73 (15.24%) Linux
4 71 (14.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (6.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (5.64%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.22%) Unix
9 15 (3.13%) CentOS
10 14 (2.92%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.67%) Solaris
13 7 (1.46%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.04%) Android
14 5 (1.04%) Debian
15 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.84%) SUSE
15 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.63%) AIX
16 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.20%) ITIL
2 58 (12.11%) Network Design
3 54 (11.27%) Load Balancing
4 53 (11.06%) Migration
5 36 (7.52%) Project Management
6 27 (5.64%) Change Management
7 26 (5.43%) High Availability
8 25 (5.22%) Service Management
9 24 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (5.01%) Network Architecture
10 22 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
11 21 (4.38%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (4.18%) Change Control
13 18 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (3.76%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (3.76%) Network Management
13 18 (3.76%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.10%) SQL
2 21 (4.38%) Python
3 17 (3.55%) Perl
4 16 (3.34%) Bash Shell
4 16 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.13%) Java
6 10 (2.09%) PHP
7 9 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.25%) C
9 4 (0.84%) Ruby
10 3 (0.63%) VBScript
11 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.21%) AWK
12 1 (0.21%) C#
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (18.16%) CCNA
3 78 (16.28%) CCNP
4 62 (12.94%) Security Cleared
5 52 (10.86%) SC Cleared
6 36 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (5.85%) MCSE
8 26 (5.43%) CCIE
9 25 (5.22%) CCSE
10 24 (5.01%) Degree
11 20 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (3.76%) MCSA
13 16 (3.34%) CISSP
14 14 (2.92%) JNCIA
15 13 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (2.71%) MCP
16 12 (2.51%) JNCIS
17 11 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (2.30%) JNCIP
18 9 (1.88%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.55%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 114 (23.80%) Active Directory
2 75 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.89%) vSphere
4 30 (6.26%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.55%) VMware ESX
6 17 (3.55%) XenServer
7 16 (3.34%) XenApp
8 14 (2.92%) Snort
9 13 (2.71%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.88%) Firmware
11 6 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.25%) vCloud
12 5 (1.04%) Docker
13 4 (0.84%) NFS
13 4 (0.84%) Xen
14 3 (0.63%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (3.76%) Puppet
2 16 (3.34%) SCCM
3 14 (2.92%) Nagios
4 13 (2.71%) Proventia
5 9 (1.88%) SCOM
5 9 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.88%) WSUS
6 8 (1.67%) Ansible
7 7 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.25%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.04%) vMotion
10 4 (0.84%) Cacti
11 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.63%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.42%) Windows Intune
12 2 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 290 (60.54%) Cisco
2 118 (24.63%) Juniper
3 117 (24.43%) VMware
4 93 (19.42%) Microsoft
5 91 (19.00%) CheckPoint
6 87 (18.16%) F5
7 80 (16.70%) Citrix
8 72 (15.03%) HP
9 37 (7.72%) Blue Coat
10 32 (6.68%) NetApp
11 30 (6.26%) Palo Alto
12 28 (5.85%) Brocade
13 24 (5.01%) SolarWinds
14 22 (4.59%) Dell
14 22 (4.59%) Fortinet
15 18 (3.76%) Sourcefire
16 17 (3.55%) Red Hat
16 17 (3.55%) SonicWALL
17 15 (3.13%) IBM
18 14 (2.92%) Avaya
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wakefield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
IQ Telecom
Rate: £0.0000 per month
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
IQ Telecom
Rate: £0.0000 per month + Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Holborn, Central London
Reed Business Information
Rate: To £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 18 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £270 - £285 per day
Posted: 25 days ago