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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 402 412 399
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing VLAN 243 243 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 3.10% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 159 141
Median daily rate £350 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.31 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +59.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.27 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +45.83%

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
7730 7836 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4659 4601 4680
Median daily rate £400 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 475 442
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +2 214 £360 +2.85% 75
London -1 80 £353 -2.75% 23
South East -23 44 £355 -3.40% 18
North West +17 29 £400 - 4
Berkshire +4 23 £400 +2.56% 7
Yorkshire +20 20 £400 +8.84% 3
Manchester +20 19 £475 +18.75% 1
West Yorkshire +28 18 £400 +33.33% 1
South West +16 18 £450 +100.00% 8
Leeds +26 16 £400 +33.33% 1
Scotland +13 13 £338 -11.18%
Wiltshire 0 10 - - 1
East Midlands -2 10 £230 -20.68% 5
Hampshire -3 10 £355 -32.38% 4
Cheshire +16 9 £338 +12.50% 1
Derbyshire +9 9 £228 -9.00% 1
Edinburgh +23 7 £338 -
East of England +10 7 £375 -11.76% 6
West Midlands -27 6 £400 -15.78% 8
Slough +10 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Chesterfield +9 5 £225 -
Corsham - 5 - -
Basingstoke +2 4 £460 +104.44% 1
City of London -2 4 £315 -31.89% 5
Solihull - 4 £400 -
Somerset +26 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £300 +50.00%
Surrey +14 3 £175 -36.36% 4
Bath +8 3 - -
South Wales -3 3 £350 +2.18%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 282 (56.74%) Cisco
2 220 (44.27%) Firewall
3 195 (39.24%) Windows
4 193 (38.83%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (37.22%) VMware
6 156 (31.39%) VPN
6 156 (31.39%) Active Directory
7 155 (31.19%) LAN
8 152 (30.58%) WAN
9 133 (26.76%) TCP/IP
10 128 (25.75%) CCNA
11 115 (23.14%) DNS
11 115 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 112 (22.54%) CCNP
12 112 (22.54%) Windows Server
13 105 (21.13%) Microsoft
14 99 (19.92%) OSPF
15 98 (19.72%) SAN
15 98 (19.72%) Linux
16 97 (19.52%) BGP
17 92 (18.51%) DHCP
18 89 (17.91%) Data Centre
19 88 (17.71%) MPLS
20 81 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 78 (15.69%) Juniper
22 77 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
23 76 (15.29%) Security Cleared
24 74 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
25 72 (14.49%) Citrix
26 69 (13.88%) MS Exchange

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 69 (13.88%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (4.83%) OpenStack
4 21 (4.23%) Apache
5 15 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.01%) IIS
7 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.60%) CMS
10 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.40%) JBoss
11 2 (0.40%) Liferay
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 46 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.62%) MS Office
3 10 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.43%) Office 365
4 19 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.41%) IaaS
6 6 (1.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.60%) SaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (44.27%) Firewall
2 156 (31.39%) VPN
3 155 (31.19%) LAN
4 152 (30.58%) WAN
5 133 (26.76%) TCP/IP
6 115 (23.14%) DNS
7 99 (19.92%) OSPF
8 98 (19.72%) SAN
9 97 (19.52%) BGP
10 92 (18.51%) DHCP
11 88 (17.71%) MPLS
12 77 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
13 67 (13.48%) Wireless
14 59 (11.87%) VoIP
15 51 (10.26%) EIGRP
16 48 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (8.85%) iSCSI
17 44 (8.85%) Network Security
18 43 (8.65%) Internet
18 43 (8.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.62%) MySQL
3 16 (3.22%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) GIS
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.20%) QlikView
9 1 (0.20%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.62%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.21%) JIRA
3 6 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.60%) Maven
5 3 (0.60%) Subversion
6 2 (0.40%) Ant
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.40%) JMeter
6 2 (0.40%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 52 (10.46%) Finance
2 46 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.43%) Banking
4 10 (2.01%) Billing
5 7 (1.41%) Legal
6 5 (1.01%) Electronics
6 5 (1.01%) Marketing
7 3 (0.60%) Advertising
7 3 (0.60%) Law
7 3 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.40%) Front Office
8 2 (0.40%) Local Government
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.20%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (27.57%) Network Engineer
2 76 (15.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 63 (12.68%) Architect
4 62 (12.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.64%) VMware Engineer
7 32 (6.44%) Support Engineer
8 26 (5.23%) Network Architect
9 20 (4.02%) Consultant
10 19 (3.82%) Analyst
11 18 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.42%) Juniper Engineer
12 17 (3.42%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (3.02%) Citrix Engineer
14 15 (3.02%) NOC Engineer
14 15 (3.02%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.82%) Administrator
15 14 (2.82%) Network Support
15 14 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.22%) 802.1X
1 16 (3.22%) LAMP
2 15 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (2.01%) libvirt
4 8 (1.61%) Middleware
5 7 (1.41%) Web Services
6 5 (1.01%) CSS
7 4 (0.80%) RESTful
8 3 (0.60%) .NET
9 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.40%) boto
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (0.40%) REST
9 2 (0.40%) XML
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.20%) HTML
10 1 (0.20%) JSON
10 1 (0.20%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.20%) WSH
10 1 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.62%) Blackberry
2 18 (3.62%) Private Cloud
3 17 (3.42%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.62%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.62%) Replication
6 8 (1.61%) IPTV
6 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.61%) PDA
7 7 (1.41%) Clustering
7 7 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (1.41%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.21%) NHS
9 5 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.01%) STB
9 5 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 195 (39.24%) Windows
2 112 (22.54%) Windows Server
3 98 (19.72%) Linux
4 81 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (6.64%) Unix
8 23 (4.63%) Windows 7
9 14 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.62%) Ubuntu
11 11 (2.21%) Solaris
12 9 (1.81%) CentOS
13 7 (1.41%) AIX
14 5 (1.01%) Android
14 5 (1.01%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.60%) SUSE
15 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.08%) ITIL
2 59 (11.87%) Migration
3 44 (8.85%) Load Balancing
4 40 (8.05%) Network Design
5 29 (5.84%) Configuration Management
6 26 (5.23%) Project Management
7 22 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.02%) High Availability
8 20 (4.02%) Open Source
9 18 (3.62%) DevOps
10 16 (3.22%) PRINCE2
10 16 (3.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (3.02%) Kernel Tuning
11 15 (3.02%) Mentoring
11 15 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (2.82%) Service Delivery
12 14 (2.82%) Time Management
13 13 (2.62%) Change Management
14 12 (2.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.84%) SQL
2 27 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.43%) Bash Shell
3 22 (4.43%) Python
4 8 (1.61%) C
5 7 (1.41%) Ruby
6 5 (1.01%) Java
7 4 (0.80%) Perl
8 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) Korn
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (38.83%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (25.75%) CCNA
3 112 (22.54%) CCNP
4 76 (15.29%) Security Cleared
5 54 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 41 (8.25%) CCIE
7 40 (8.05%) Degree
8 23 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (4.02%) MCSE
9 20 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.62%) CCDP
11 16 (3.22%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.21%) CCVP
13 10 (2.01%) RHCA
13 10 (2.01%) RHCE
13 10 (2.01%) RHCSA
14 9 (1.81%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.41%) CCIP
16 6 (1.21%) JNCIE
16 6 (1.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.23%) SLA
2 7 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.60%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) BS7799
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 156 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 115 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (8.85%) Hyper-V
4 34 (6.84%) XenApp
5 28 (5.63%) vSphere
6 26 (5.23%) VMware ESX
7 20 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (3.82%) VMware Server
9 16 (3.22%) XenServer
10 15 (3.02%) iptables
10 15 (3.02%) KVM
11 14 (2.82%) XenDesktop
12 11 (2.21%) NFS
13 9 (1.81%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.61%) ProxySG
15 7 (1.41%) Xen
16 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (8.25%) SCCM
2 28 (5.63%) Puppet
3 19 (3.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (3.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (3.02%) HAProxy
6 14 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 13 (2.62%) SCOM
8 10 (2.01%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (1.81%) Nagios
9 9 (1.81%) WSUS
10 8 (1.61%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.61%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.80%) vMotion
12 3 (0.60%) Ansible
12 3 (0.60%) OpenView
Vendors
1 282 (56.74%) Cisco
2 185 (37.22%) VMware
3 105 (21.13%) Microsoft
4 78 (15.69%) Juniper
5 72 (14.49%) Citrix
6 67 (13.48%) CheckPoint
7 64 (12.88%) HP
8 52 (10.46%) Palo Alto
9 37 (7.44%) F5
10 28 (5.63%) Dell
11 26 (5.23%) NetApp
12 23 (4.63%) Brocade
12 23 (4.63%) Oracle
13 22 (4.43%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.62%) Fortinet
15 15 (3.02%) Blue Coat
16 14 (2.82%) EMC
16 14 (2.82%) Red Hat
17 11 (2.21%) Intel Security
17 11 (2.21%) Remedy
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