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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 365 382 442
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +60
Contract jobs citing VLAN 259 209 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 2.91% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 100 82
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£319 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.31% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £15.87 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 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.

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Rank Change
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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 +26 235 £325 -7.14% 102
London +64 109 £348 -7.33% 36
City of London +65 41 £400 -12.08% 7
East of England -12 30 £345 +8.66% 12
South East -26 27 £324 -7.50% 22
Cambridgeshire +10 23 £345 - 6
Cambridge +12 21 £563 - 4
West Midlands -7 19 £205 -35.93% 2
North West -10 15 £280 +1.81% 14
Worcester - 14 £210 -
Worcestershire - 14 £210 -
Cheshire +12 11 £280 +1.81% 1
South West -25 11 £263 -38.23% 9
Scotland -9 10 £150 -64.70% 1
Hampshire -10 10 £323 -28.33% 3
West Yorkshire -3 9 £204 -49.06% 5
Yorkshire -6 9 £204 -51.19% 6
Berkshire +9 8 £500 +25.00% 8
East Midlands +8 7 £350 +30.23% 2
Chester +6 7 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £263 - 1
Bradford -3 4 £216 -3.88% 1
Cheltenham - 4 £263 -
Reading +10 3 £500 +25.00%
Wiltshire -5 3 £234 -45.05% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes -17 3 - - 1
Ipswich - 3 £230 -
Suffolk - 3 £230 - 1
Manchester -2 2 £255 - 10

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 259 (59.00%) Cisco
2 244 (55.58%) Firewall
3 188 (42.82%) Windows
4 153 (34.85%) VPN
5 146 (33.26%) WAN
5 146 (33.26%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (31.21%) VMware
7 136 (30.98%) LAN
8 123 (28.02%) TCP/IP
9 120 (27.33%) DNS
9 120 (27.33%) Active Directory
10 117 (26.65%) Microsoft
11 105 (23.92%) SAN
12 97 (22.10%) Juniper
13 95 (21.64%) CheckPoint
13 95 (21.64%) CCNP
14 94 (21.41%) BGP
15 92 (20.96%) Citrix
15 92 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 87 (19.82%) OSPF
17 81 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 79 (18.00%) Linux
19 74 (16.86%) CCNA
20 72 (16.40%) MS Exchange
21 71 (16.17%) ITIL
21 71 (16.17%) MPLS
22 67 (15.26%) VoIP
23 65 (14.81%) HP
24 64 (14.58%) DHCP
24 64 (14.58%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 72 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (7.74%) IIS
4 28 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 24 (5.47%) Lync
6 23 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.64%) Apache
9 10 (2.28%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.14%) JOnAS
11 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (7.74%) MS Office
2 29 (6.61%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.14%) MS Project
5 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.64%) Office 365
2 14 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.91%) Joyent
3 4 (0.91%) IaaS
4 3 (0.68%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 244 (55.58%) Firewall
2 153 (34.85%) VPN
3 146 (33.26%) WAN
4 136 (30.98%) LAN
5 123 (28.02%) TCP/IP
6 120 (27.33%) DNS
7 105 (23.92%) SAN
8 94 (21.41%) BGP
9 87 (19.82%) OSPF
10 71 (16.17%) MPLS
11 67 (15.26%) VoIP
12 64 (14.58%) DHCP
12 64 (14.58%) Network Security
13 58 (13.21%) Ethernet
14 52 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (11.16%) NAS
16 45 (10.25%) HSRP
16 45 (10.25%) Cisco IOS
17 44 (10.02%) Cisco ASA
18 42 (9.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.19%) MySQL
3 11 (2.51%) DB2
4 10 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.68%) Redis
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.46%) DataStage
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.91%) Subversion
3 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.46%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 52 (11.85%) Finance
2 33 (7.52%) Banking
3 30 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.73%) Retail
5 10 (2.28%) Local Government
5 10 (2.28%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.37%) Legal
7 5 (1.14%) Marketing
7 5 (1.14%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.68%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (25.06%) Network Engineer
2 39 (8.88%) Architect
3 35 (7.97%) Analyst
3 35 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (7.06%) Consultant
5 28 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (5.47%) Security Engineer
8 22 (5.01%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (4.56%) Administrator
9 20 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
10 16 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.42%) Network Architect
12 14 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.19%) Network Consultant
12 14 (3.19%) Telephony Engineer
13 13 (2.96%) Network Analyst
13 13 (2.96%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.51%) XML
1 11 (2.51%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.37%) JSON
2 6 (1.37%) CSS
3 4 (0.91%) HTML
3 4 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.68%) .NET
4 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.46%) SOAP
5 2 (0.46%) Web Services
5 2 (0.46%) Middleware
5 2 (0.46%) LAMP
6 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.23%) EDI
6 1 (0.23%) YAML
6 1 (0.23%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.23%) OCX
6 1 (0.23%) VXML
6 1 (0.23%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.56%) Blackberry
2 17 (3.87%) Replication
3 16 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 15 (3.42%) PKI
4 15 (3.42%) PDA
5 14 (3.19%) Firmware
5 14 (3.19%) Clustering
5 14 (3.19%) Kindle
6 9 (2.05%) Video on Demand
6 9 (2.05%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.05%) IPTV
7 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.59%) MPEG
8 6 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.91%) STB
9 4 (0.91%) Economics
9 4 (0.91%) Psychology
9 4 (0.91%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 188 (42.82%) Windows
2 81 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (18.00%) Linux
4 54 (12.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.10%) UNIX
7 14 (3.19%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.96%) SUSE
8 13 (2.96%) AIX
9 12 (2.73%) Solaris
10 11 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (2.05%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.82%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.91%) CentOS
14 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.68%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.46%) HPUX
15 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.17%) ITIL
2 52 (11.85%) Migration
3 47 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 31 (7.06%) Service Management
5 26 (5.92%) Network Design
6 25 (5.69%) Mentoring
7 24 (5.47%) Change Management
8 21 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (4.56%) Network Management
10 19 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (4.10%) Line Management
12 16 (3.64%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.42%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (3.19%) DevOps
14 14 (3.19%) TOGAF
15 12 (2.73%) Configuration Management
15 12 (2.73%) Data Protection
16 11 (2.51%) Project Management
16 11 (2.51%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.57%) SQL
2 22 (5.01%) Perl
2 22 (5.01%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.87%) C
4 14 (3.19%) Java
5 11 (2.51%) VB
6 10 (2.28%) VBA
6 10 (2.28%) Python
6 10 (2.28%) Tcl
7 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.59%) VBScript
8 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.37%) C++
9 4 (0.91%) Ruby
10 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) R
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (33.26%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (21.64%) CCNP
3 74 (16.86%) CCNA
4 59 (13.44%) Security Cleared
5 50 (11.39%) SC Cleared
6 35 (7.97%) CCIE
7 26 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (3.87%) MCSE
9 15 (3.42%) CCVP
10 13 (2.96%) Degree
11 11 (2.51%) CCSE
11 11 (2.51%) ISEB
12 10 (2.28%) MCP
12 10 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.05%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.82%) MCITP
14 8 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.59%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.59%) CCSA
15 7 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.87%) ISO 9001
2 14 (3.19%) QA
3 13 (2.96%) SLA
4 10 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 120 (27.33%) Active Directory
2 92 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (12.07%) vSphere
4 41 (9.34%) XenServer
5 37 (8.43%) Hyper-V
6 36 (8.20%) XenApp
7 19 (4.33%) NFS
8 17 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 16 (3.64%) Snort
10 14 (3.19%) VMware Server
11 13 (2.96%) vCloud
12 11 (2.51%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (2.28%) ProxySG
14 9 (2.05%) VMware ESX
14 9 (2.05%) DFS Replication
15 8 (1.82%) Xen
16 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (1.14%) UAG
17 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (8.20%) SCCM
2 22 (5.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.42%) Cisco UCCX
3 15 (3.42%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (2.51%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.28%) SCOM
5 10 (2.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (1.59%) Puppet
7 6 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.14%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.14%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.91%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.68%) WSUS
10 3 (0.68%) Nagios
10 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 259 (59.00%) Cisco
2 137 (31.21%) VMware
3 117 (26.65%) Microsoft
4 97 (22.10%) Juniper
5 95 (21.64%) CheckPoint
6 92 (20.96%) Citrix
7 65 (14.81%) HP
8 55 (12.53%) F5
9 33 (7.52%) Blue Coat
9 33 (7.52%) Oracle
10 32 (7.29%) IBM
11 26 (5.92%) Dell
12 18 (4.10%) Fortinet
13 17 (3.87%) WatchGuard
13 17 (3.87%) SolarWinds
13 17 (3.87%) NetApp
14 16 (3.64%) EMC
14 16 (3.64%) Sourcefire
15 15 (3.42%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.96%) Websense
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