The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 387 367 384
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing VLAN 262 331 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 4.08% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 216 112
Median daily rate £350 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £263
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +29.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 29
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £14.30 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £61.90 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -30.90%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 249 £350 -3.44% 70
London -15 101 £375 - 25
West Midlands +2 36 £295 +7.27% 9
South East -42 28 £400 +14.28% 19
North West +29 26 £363 -19.44% 5
East of England +28 24 £250 - 2
Manchester +12 22 £350 -22.22% 2
South West +2 20 £325 -27.77% 2
City of London +26 14 £360 -4.00% 6
Hampshire +9 12 £386 +2.93% 4
Norfolk +3 12 £165 -26.66%
Worcestershire - 12 £240 -
Scotland +12 11 £381 +27.08% 1
Worcester - 10 £240 -
Edinburgh +11 9 £350 +150.00%
Wiltshire -2 9 £338 -30.76%
Berkshire -11 8 £400 +13.87% 2
Solihull - 7 £270 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 5 £300 - 3
Bristol +2 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Bedfordshire +1 5 £450 -
Yorkshire -7 5 £300 +9.09% 5
Warwickshire - 5 £343 - 1
Leeds - 5 £300 - 2
East Midlands -6 4 £275 - 1
Telford -15 4 - -
Shropshire -19 4 - -
North East -36 4 £238 -30.14% 2
Malmesbury - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +8 3 £310 - 2

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VLAN.

1 253 (58.16%) Cisco
2 234 (53.79%) Firewall
3 173 (39.77%) Windows
4 160 (36.78%) WAN
5 156 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (35.63%) LAN
7 152 (34.94%) VMware
8 138 (31.72%) VPN
9 127 (29.20%) Active Directory
10 117 (26.90%) DNS
11 116 (26.67%) DHCP
11 116 (26.67%) Linux
12 102 (23.45%) Microsoft
13 101 (23.22%) TCP/IP
14 100 (22.99%) CCNA
15 99 (22.76%) BGP
15 99 (22.76%) Data Centre
16 96 (22.07%) MPLS
17 95 (21.84%) OSPF
18 92 (21.15%) CCNP
19 91 (20.92%) Cisco ASA
20 90 (20.69%) SAN
20 90 (20.69%) Windows Server
21 85 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
22 78 (17.93%) Wireless
23 74 (17.01%) MS Exchange
24 70 (16.09%) Citrix
24 70 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
24 70 (16.09%) Network Security
25 65 (14.94%) Juniper

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 47 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.91%) Apache
4 16 (3.68%) OpenStack
4 16 (3.68%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.84%) IIS
7 8 (1.84%) Liferay
7 8 (1.84%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.83%) MS Office
3 13 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.46%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.22%) PaaS
4 13 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.99%) IaaS
5 8 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.61%) Office 365
7 5 (1.15%) SaaS
8 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 234 (53.79%) Firewall
2 160 (36.78%) WAN
3 155 (35.63%) LAN
4 138 (31.72%) VPN
5 117 (26.90%) DNS
6 116 (26.67%) DHCP
7 101 (23.22%) TCP/IP
8 99 (22.76%) BGP
9 96 (22.07%) MPLS
10 95 (21.84%) OSPF
11 91 (20.92%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (20.69%) SAN
13 78 (17.93%) Wireless
14 70 (16.09%) Network Security
15 51 (11.72%) EIGRP
16 42 (9.66%) VoIP
17 41 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (9.20%) HSRP
19 36 (8.28%) Internet
20 34 (7.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (3.68%) MySQL
5 11 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.46%) DB2
11 2 (0.46%) Redis
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.23%) GIS
12 1 (0.23%) MS Access
12 1 (0.23%) QlikView
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (3.91%) JIRA
2 16 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.69%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.46%) Ant
6 2 (0.46%) GCC
6 2 (0.46%) Maven
6 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.46%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (10.34%) Finance
2 37 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.75%) Banking
4 7 (1.61%) Retail
5 4 (0.92%) Billing
6 3 (0.69%) Back Office
6 3 (0.69%) Law
6 3 (0.69%) Legal
6 3 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.46%) French Language
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Local Government
7 2 (0.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 56 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 53 (12.18%) Architect
4 48 (11.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (9.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (7.13%) VMware Engineer
7 27 (6.21%) Analyst
8 26 (5.98%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
10 22 (5.06%) Network Analyst
11 21 (4.83%) Consultant
12 20 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
14 16 (3.68%) Network Architect
14 16 (3.68%) Server Engineer
14 16 (3.68%) Technical Architect
15 15 (3.45%) IT Engineer
16 14 (3.22%) Citrix Engineer
17 13 (2.99%) Network Consultant
17 13 (2.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.06%) 802.1X
2 14 (3.22%) LAMP
3 12 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.84%) Oracle ADF
5 6 (1.38%) CSS
5 6 (1.38%) libvirt
6 4 (0.92%) RESTful
6 4 (0.92%) Web Services
7 2 (0.46%) .NET
7 2 (0.46%) boto
7 2 (0.46%) Qt
7 2 (0.46%) REST
7 2 (0.46%) XML
7 2 (0.46%) Yocto
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.23%) JSON
8 1 (0.23%) XMPP
8 1 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 99 (22.76%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.52%) Replication
3 22 (5.06%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.07%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.84%) PDA
9 8 (1.84%) PKI
10 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.61%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.38%) EqualLogic
12 5 (1.15%) Clustering
12 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 173 (39.77%) Windows
2 116 (26.67%) Linux
3 90 (20.69%) Windows Server
4 70 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (8.28%) Unix
8 22 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.60%) Windows 7
10 18 (4.14%) AIX
11 14 (3.22%) Solaris
12 10 (2.30%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.84%) VMS
14 5 (1.15%) CentOS
14 5 (1.15%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.15%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.92%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.69%) SUSE
17 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.95%) ITIL
2 49 (11.26%) Migration
3 41 (9.43%) Network Design
4 37 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 33 (7.59%) Load Balancing
6 31 (7.13%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (6.67%) Open Source
8 28 (6.44%) Change Management
9 22 (5.06%) Project Management
10 17 (3.91%) DevOps
10 17 (3.91%) Network Management
11 16 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.68%) High Availability
12 14 (3.22%) Time Management
13 12 (2.76%) Infrastructure Management
13 12 (2.76%) Software Testing
13 12 (2.76%) V-Model
13 12 (2.76%) Waterfall
14 11 (2.53%) Kernel Tuning
14 11 (2.53%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.51%) SQL
2 34 (7.82%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.83%) Bash Shell
4 17 (3.91%) Python
5 13 (2.99%) Ruby
6 8 (1.84%) Perl
7 7 (1.61%) Java
8 6 (1.38%) C
9 3 (0.69%) C++
9 3 (0.69%) PHP
10 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (22.99%) CCNA
3 92 (21.15%) CCNP
4 57 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 42 (9.66%) SC Cleared
6 38 (8.74%) CCIE
7 27 (6.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (3.68%) MCSE
10 13 (2.99%) Degree
11 12 (2.76%) ISTQB
11 12 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (2.30%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.84%) CCDP
14 7 (1.61%) MCSA
15 6 (1.38%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.38%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.38%) RHCA
15 6 (1.38%) RHCE
15 6 (1.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.22%) SLA
2 10 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) QA
5 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 127 (29.20%) Active Directory
2 85 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.82%) vSphere
4 33 (7.59%) XenApp
5 23 (5.29%) Hyper-V
6 22 (5.06%) VMware ESX
6 22 (5.06%) VMware Server
7 16 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.22%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.22%) XenServer
9 11 (2.53%) iptables
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (2.30%) KVM
11 9 (2.07%) DFS Replication
11 9 (2.07%) NFS
11 9 (2.07%) Xen
12 8 (1.84%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.92%) UAG
13 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (10.34%) SCCM
2 25 (5.75%) Puppet
3 22 (5.06%) SCOM
4 18 (4.14%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (4.14%) FortiGate
5 14 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.22%) WSUS
6 11 (2.53%) HAProxy
7 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.84%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.84%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.84%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.15%) Nagios
11 3 (0.69%) Ansible
11 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.69%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 253 (58.16%) Cisco
2 152 (34.94%) VMware
3 102 (23.45%) Microsoft
4 70 (16.09%) Citrix
5 65 (14.94%) Juniper
6 58 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 57 (13.10%) HP
8 36 (8.28%) Palo Alto
9 35 (8.05%) Dell
10 33 (7.59%) Oracle
10 33 (7.59%) SolarWinds
11 30 (6.90%) F5
12 21 (4.83%) Fortinet
13 20 (4.60%) Red Hat
14 18 (4.14%) NetApp
15 16 (3.68%) Intel Security
16 15 (3.45%) Blue Coat
17 14 (3.22%) Brocade
17 14 (3.22%) Riverbed
17 14 (3.22%) Veeam
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 5 days ago