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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 333 427 437
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 306 177 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 2.43% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 87 57
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£350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £197 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £283 £306
% change year-on-year
+7.96% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 19
Average hourly rate £31.38 £24.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.06% -24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £17.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £108.25 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £24.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -24.61%

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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +89 287 £350 +3.70% 77
London +57 147 £355 -11.25% 20
South East +13 61 £300 -6.97% 17
East of England +22 28 £250 -55.55% 9
City of London +4 25 £375 +1.69% 4
Berkshire +19 23 £300 +71.42% 3
North West -11 14 £450 - 4
South West +7 13 £420 +40.00% 5
East Sussex - 10 £330 -
Brighton - 10 £330 -
Surrey +4 9 £225 -45.45% 2
Norfolk - 9 £225 - 1
Hampshire -7 8 £363 +39.76% 7
Essex - 8 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 7 £450 +38.46% 1
Cheltenham 0 7 £450 +67.44%
West Midlands -6 7 £300 -21.31% 12
West Sussex -12 7 £330 -5.71%
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £250 -55.55% 2
Cambridge -9 6 £250 -55.55% 1
Yorkshire -23 6 £350 +27.27% 8
Manchester - 6 £450 - 2
East Midlands -7 5 £275 -20.00% 1
Scotland -7 5 - -
North East -12 5 £375 +57.89%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £375 -
Norwich - 5 £140 -
Bracknell - 5 £300 -
Chester -3 4 - -
Cheshire -10 4 - - 1

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 329 (58.65%) Firewall
2 312 (55.61%) Cisco
3 252 (44.92%) Windows
4 233 (41.53%) LAN
5 207 (36.90%) WAN
6 194 (34.58%) VPN
7 185 (32.98%) DNS
8 168 (29.95%) VMware
9 163 (29.06%) Microsoft
10 162 (28.88%) Cisco Certification
11 158 (28.16%) Active Directory
12 139 (24.78%) TCP/IP
13 117 (20.86%) Juniper
14 115 (20.50%) DHCP
15 112 (19.96%) MPLS
16 107 (19.07%) OSPF
17 106 (18.89%) Data Centre
18 105 (18.72%) SAN
19 103 (18.36%) Cisco ASA
20 100 (17.83%) BGP
21 98 (17.47%) Citrix
21 98 (17.47%) Linux
21 98 (17.47%) Windows Server 2008
22 97 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
23 95 (16.93%) MS Exchange
23 95 (16.93%) Finance
24 94 (16.76%) CheckPoint
25 92 (16.40%) Wireless
25 92 (16.40%) HP
26 88 (15.69%) CCNP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 95 (16.93%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (8.91%) SharePoint
4 46 (8.20%) IIS
5 31 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (4.63%) Lync
7 23 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
9 14 (2.50%) Apache
10 13 (2.32%) OpenStack
11 12 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (1.96%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.07%) JBoss
14 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
17 3 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 59 (10.52%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.88%) MS Office
3 24 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (3.92%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.96%) MS Project
6 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (5.53%) Office 365
3 24 (4.28%) IaaS
4 23 (4.10%) PaaS
5 19 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (3.21%) SaaS
7 6 (1.07%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.71%) Heroku
8 4 (0.71%) Engine Yard
9 3 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
9 3 (0.53%) Yammer
10 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 329 (58.65%) Firewall
2 233 (41.53%) LAN
3 207 (36.90%) WAN
4 194 (34.58%) VPN
5 185 (32.98%) DNS
6 139 (24.78%) TCP/IP
7 115 (20.50%) DHCP
8 112 (19.96%) MPLS
9 107 (19.07%) OSPF
10 105 (18.72%) SAN
11 103 (18.36%) Cisco ASA
12 100 (17.83%) BGP
13 92 (16.40%) Wireless
14 85 (15.15%) VoIP
15 77 (13.73%) Network Security
16 72 (12.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 72 (12.83%) EIGRP
17 64 (11.41%) IPsec
17 64 (11.41%) Ethernet
18 63 (11.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.03%) MySQL
3 14 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.78%) Big Data
5 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.60%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.36%) DB2
9 2 (0.36%) SQLBase
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (1.96%) Subversion
1 11 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.89%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (16.93%) Finance
2 54 (9.63%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.92%) Banking
4 20 (3.57%) Multimedia
5 9 (1.60%) Local Government
6 7 (1.25%) Retail
7 5 (0.89%) Advertising
7 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Billing
9 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 158 (28.16%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.94%) Architect
3 51 (9.09%) Analyst
4 36 (6.42%) Consultant
5 34 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 31 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (4.63%) Administrator
7 26 (4.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (4.46%) Security Engineer
8 25 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
8 25 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 23 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
10 21 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (3.57%) Network Support
11 20 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (2.85%) Network Analyst
13 16 (2.85%) Network Architect
14 15 (2.67%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.32%) Web Services
2 12 (2.14%) SOAP
3 9 (1.60%) MCollective
4 8 (1.43%) XMPP
4 8 (1.43%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.25%) .NET
5 7 (1.25%) J2EE
6 6 (1.07%) LAMP
7 3 (0.53%) Ajax
8 2 (0.36%) CSS
8 2 (0.36%) HTML
8 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.36%) boto
9 1 (0.18%) ISPF
9 1 (0.18%) XML
9 1 (0.18%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.31%) PKI
3 33 (5.88%) Clustering
4 20 (3.57%) Replication
5 18 (3.21%) Client/Server
5 18 (3.21%) IVR
6 15 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.96%) iPhone
8 11 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.60%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.07%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.89%) iPad
12 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 252 (44.92%) Windows
2 98 (17.47%) Linux
2 98 (17.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 27 (4.81%) UNIX
7 25 (4.46%) Windows XP
8 23 (4.10%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.67%) CentOS
9 15 (2.67%) Android
10 11 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.78%) AIX
12 8 (1.43%) Solaris
12 8 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.25%) SUSE
14 6 (1.07%) VMS
15 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (14.08%) ITIL
2 63 (11.23%) Load Balancing
3 47 (8.38%) Migration
4 41 (7.31%) Project Management
5 40 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (7.13%) Network Management
6 29 (5.17%) Network Design
7 26 (4.63%) Service Management
8 23 (4.10%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (3.39%) Business Continuity
11 17 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (2.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (2.85%) Change Control
12 16 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (2.67%) Change Management
13 15 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
13 15 (2.67%) Performance Management
14 14 (2.50%) Network Architecture
15 13 (2.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 68 (12.12%) SQL
2 26 (4.63%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.85%) Perl
5 15 (2.67%) Java
5 15 (2.67%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.50%) Python
7 13 (2.32%) Ruby
7 13 (2.32%) Korn
8 9 (1.60%) C
9 6 (1.07%) VB
10 5 (0.89%) PHP
11 4 (0.71%) VBScript
12 3 (0.53%) C#
12 3 (0.53%) C-shell
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 162 (28.88%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (15.69%) CCNP
3 81 (14.44%) CCNA
4 42 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.88%) CCIE
6 33 (5.88%) MCSE
7 25 (4.46%) Degree
8 23 (4.10%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (2.50%) CCDP
11 12 (2.14%) CCSE
12 11 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.96%) MCITP
12 11 (1.96%) CCEA
12 11 (1.96%) CISSP
13 10 (1.78%) MCP
14 8 (1.43%) CCEE
15 7 (1.25%) MCSA
15 7 (1.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.67%) QA
2 15 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.60%) SLA
4 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.25%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 158 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 97 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 54 (9.63%) vSphere
5 30 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (4.46%) XenApp
7 19 (3.39%) XenServer
7 19 (3.39%) vCloud
8 13 (2.32%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.96%) Snort
10 10 (1.78%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.43%) Xen
12 7 (1.25%) NFS
12 7 (1.25%) Samba
12 7 (1.25%) Firmware
13 6 (1.07%) KVM
14 5 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.89%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.71%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (4.81%) SCCM
2 19 (3.39%) Puppet
3 18 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (2.85%) FortiGate
5 13 (2.32%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
7 10 (1.78%) vMotion
8 9 (1.60%) Cobbler
8 9 (1.60%) SCOM
9 8 (1.43%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.43%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.43%) WSUS
10 7 (1.25%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.07%) Nmap
11 6 (1.07%) Nagios
11 6 (1.07%) NetCrunch
11 6 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
12 5 (0.89%) Iperf
Vendors
1 312 (55.61%) Cisco
2 168 (29.95%) VMware
3 163 (29.06%) Microsoft
4 117 (20.86%) Juniper
5 98 (17.47%) Citrix
6 94 (16.76%) CheckPoint
7 92 (16.40%) HP
8 66 (11.76%) F5
9 55 (9.80%) SolarWinds
10 42 (7.49%) Oracle
11 37 (6.60%) Dell
12 29 (5.17%) Red Hat
13 28 (4.99%) Infoblox
14 27 (4.81%) Aruba
15 26 (4.63%) NetApp
16 25 (4.46%) Blue Coat
17 22 (3.92%) IBM
18 21 (3.74%) Brocade
19 17 (3.03%) Symantec
20 16 (2.85%) Avaya
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Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago