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 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 349 399 404
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 311 224 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 2.94% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 103 73
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £18.40 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £108.25 £42.80 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%

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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
England +41 287 £355 +9.23% 86
London +39 134 £375 -3.22% 32
South East +33 69 £334 -3.95% 12
Berkshire +26 24 £300 -40.00% 7
South West +11 24 £450 +50.00% 3
City of London -13 22 £375 +15.38% 11
East of England +6 20 £275 -15.38% 4
East Sussex - 16 £330 -
Brighton - 16 £330 -
North West -15 13 £450 +60.71% 16
West Sussex -1 12 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +14 10 £450 +85.95% 1
Gloucestershire +2 10 £450 +38.46%
Cheltenham 0 10 £450 +67.44%
Hampshire -1 9 £375 +16.27%
Scotland -4 9 £300 +100.00% 3
North East -17 8 £340 +43.15% 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £340 -
Slough - 8 £250 - 1
Manchester -7 7 £450 +76.47% 9
East Midlands -7 7 £275 -20.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £340 -
Norfolk - 7 £225 - 1
Erskine +16 6 £300 +22.44%
Renfrewshire +9 6 £300 +22.44%
Yorkshire -38 6 £350 +27.27% 5
Reading +2 5 £388 -22.50% 4
Surrey -2 5 £225 -45.45% 3
Hertfordshire -7 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -10 5 £310 -44.88% 1

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 343 (56.98%) Firewall
2 340 (56.48%) Cisco
3 270 (44.85%) LAN
4 267 (44.35%) Windows
5 253 (42.03%) WAN
6 201 (33.39%) VPN
7 198 (32.89%) DNS
8 186 (30.90%) Cisco Certification
9 185 (30.73%) VMware
10 172 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 172 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 168 (27.91%) TCP/IP
12 137 (22.76%) DHCP
13 131 (21.76%) MPLS
14 125 (20.76%) Data Centre
15 124 (20.60%) SAN
16 121 (20.10%) OSPF
16 121 (20.10%) BGP
17 118 (19.60%) VMware Infrastructure
18 114 (18.94%) Cisco ASA
19 111 (18.44%) Juniper
20 108 (17.94%) HP
21 107 (17.77%) Linux
22 106 (17.61%) CheckPoint
22 106 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 103 (17.11%) Citrix
24 101 (16.78%) CCNP
24 101 (16.78%) Wireless
25 100 (16.61%) MS Exchange
26 99 (16.45%) Finance

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 100 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 71 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.48%) IIS
4 39 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (4.32%) Lync
6 24 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.49%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
8 13 (2.16%) Apache
9 12 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.00%) JBoss
12 6 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 61 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.82%) MS Office
3 24 (3.99%) MS Visio
3 24 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.99%) MS Project
5 8 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.49%) IaaS
3 26 (4.32%) PaaS
4 25 (4.15%) Office 365
5 24 (3.99%) SaaS
6 23 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (1.66%) HP Helion
8 6 (1.00%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.50%) Heroku
9 3 (0.50%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.50%) Yammer
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 343 (56.98%) Firewall
2 270 (44.85%) LAN
3 253 (42.03%) WAN
4 201 (33.39%) VPN
5 198 (32.89%) DNS
6 168 (27.91%) TCP/IP
7 137 (22.76%) DHCP
8 131 (21.76%) MPLS
9 124 (20.60%) SAN
10 121 (20.10%) OSPF
10 121 (20.10%) BGP
11 114 (18.94%) Cisco ASA
12 101 (16.78%) Wireless
13 92 (15.28%) VoIP
14 90 (14.95%) Network Security
15 84 (13.95%) EIGRP
16 75 (12.46%) Ethernet
17 73 (12.13%) IPsec
17 73 (12.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 65 (10.80%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.33%) Big Data
3 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.83%) MySQL
5 9 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.50%) DB2
10 2 (0.33%) SQLBase
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Subversion
1 8 (1.33%) Metasploit
1 8 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (16.45%) Finance
2 57 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.15%) Banking
4 20 (3.32%) Multimedia
5 10 (1.66%) Local Government
6 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.00%) Retail
8 5 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.66%) Billing
10 3 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 187 (31.06%) Network Engineer
2 70 (11.63%) Architect
3 58 (9.63%) Analyst
4 38 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (5.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (5.48%) Consultant
7 29 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 25 (4.15%) Security Engineer
10 24 (3.99%) Administrator
11 23 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
12 21 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.49%) Network Support
12 21 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
14 18 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (2.99%) Network Analyst
15 17 (2.82%) Technical Architect
16 16 (2.66%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.48%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.99%) Web Services
3 9 (1.50%) LAMP
3 9 (1.50%) XMPP
4 8 (1.33%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.16%) J2EE
6 6 (1.00%) .NET
6 6 (1.00%) MCollective
7 4 (0.66%) CSS
7 4 (0.66%) SOAP
8 3 (0.50%) Ajax
9 2 (0.33%) boto
9 2 (0.33%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.33%) HTML
9 2 (0.33%) XML
10 1 (0.17%) OCX
10 1 (0.17%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.17%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 125 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.97%) PKI
3 29 (4.82%) Clustering
4 23 (3.82%) Replication
5 18 (2.99%) IVR
6 17 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.66%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (2.16%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.83%) iPhone
12 10 (1.66%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.66%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (1.16%) FlexPod
15 6 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (1.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 267 (44.35%) Windows
2 107 (17.77%) Linux
3 106 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (5.98%) UNIX
7 29 (4.82%) Windows 7
8 26 (4.32%) Windows XP
9 22 (3.65%) Windows 8
10 15 (2.49%) Android
11 12 (1.99%) AIX
12 10 (1.66%) Solaris
12 10 (1.66%) CentOS
12 10 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.50%) SUSE
14 8 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.33%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.16%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (15.28%) ITIL
2 79 (13.12%) Load Balancing
3 52 (8.64%) Migration
4 47 (7.81%) Network Design
5 45 (7.48%) Network Management
6 42 (6.98%) Project Management
6 42 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (6.31%) Service Delivery
8 23 (3.82%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (3.32%) Business Continuity
11 19 (3.16%) Service Management
11 19 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (2.82%) Change Control
12 17 (2.82%) Data Protection
13 15 (2.49%) Change Management
14 14 (2.33%) Network Load Balancing
14 14 (2.33%) Network Architecture
14 14 (2.33%) Performance Management
14 14 (2.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.13%) SQL
2 34 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.33%) Java
4 13 (2.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.99%) Shell Script
5 12 (1.99%) Perl
5 12 (1.99%) VB
6 11 (1.83%) C
6 11 (1.83%) Korn
7 10 (1.66%) Python
8 9 (1.50%) Ruby
9 7 (1.16%) VBScript
10 5 (0.83%) PHP
11 4 (0.66%) C#
11 4 (0.66%) C-shell
12 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 186 (30.90%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (16.78%) CCNP
3 96 (15.95%) CCNA
4 51 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (8.14%) Security Cleared
6 41 (6.81%) MCSE
7 37 (6.15%) CCIE
8 35 (5.81%) SC Cleared
9 23 (3.82%) Degree
10 21 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (2.49%) CCSE
13 13 (2.16%) CCDP
13 13 (2.16%) MCSA
13 13 (2.16%) MCP
14 12 (1.99%) CCEA
15 11 (1.83%) MCITP
16 9 (1.50%) CISSP
16 9 (1.50%) CCEE
17 7 (1.16%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.66%) QA
3 13 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.66%) SLA
5 7 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.16%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 172 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 118 (19.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (11.79%) Hyper-V
4 56 (9.30%) vSphere
5 32 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (4.65%) XenApp
7 25 (4.15%) vCloud
8 18 (2.99%) XenServer
9 14 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.83%) Snort
10 11 (1.83%) NFS
11 10 (1.66%) Xen
11 10 (1.66%) VirtualBox
12 9 (1.50%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.00%) Samba
13 6 (1.00%) KVM
13 6 (1.00%) SRDF
13 6 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (1.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (4.98%) SCCM
2 26 (4.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (2.82%) vMotion
4 15 (2.49%) Puppet
5 14 (2.33%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (2.16%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.66%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.50%) SCOM
9 8 (1.33%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.33%) Nmap
9 8 (1.33%) WSUS
10 7 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.00%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (1.00%) Cobbler
11 6 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.00%) NetCrunch
11 6 (1.00%) EMC VPLEX
11 6 (1.00%) SnapMirror
11 6 (1.00%) SnapVault
12 5 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 340 (56.48%) Cisco
2 185 (30.73%) VMware
3 172 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 111 (18.44%) Juniper
5 108 (17.94%) HP
6 106 (17.61%) CheckPoint
7 103 (17.11%) Citrix
8 93 (15.45%) F5
9 63 (10.47%) SolarWinds
10 43 (7.14%) Dell
10 43 (7.14%) Oracle
11 34 (5.65%) NetApp
12 31 (5.15%) Aruba
13 29 (4.82%) Infoblox
14 28 (4.65%) Blue Coat
15 25 (4.15%) IBM
16 24 (3.99%) Brocade
17 23 (3.82%) Fortinet
17 23 (3.82%) EMC
18 22 (3.65%) Riverbed
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