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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
Rank 370 404 390
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -14
Contract jobs citing VLAN 241 218 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 3.00% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 128 127
Median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 18
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.31 £19.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.99% +121.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.31 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £43.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.09% +116.52%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +38 219 £352 -3.49% 78
London +24 71 £350 -17.64% 25
South East -7 51 £460 +33.81% 18
North West +24 33 £345 -23.33% 7
Berkshire 0 21 £450 +18.42% 5
Yorkshire +27 19 £375 -8.53% 9
West Yorkshire +31 16 £375 - 6
Manchester +26 16 £410 -8.88% 5
Cheshire +21 16 £338 -25.00% 1
South West +17 16 £390 +73.33% 2
Leeds +16 14 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £525 +162.50% 1
Milton Keynes +16 11 £525 +162.50%
East Midlands +11 10 £290 +16.00% 2
Wiltshire +7 10 - -
East of England +6 10 £313 -10.71% 3
West Midlands 0 9 £311 -19.67% 11
Hampshire -5 9 £380 -33.91% 4
Scotland +29 8 £313 -25.59% 3
Derbyshire +8 8 £280 +12.00%
City of London -3 8 £375 -25.00% 3
Basingstoke +9 5 £460 +106.74%
Croydon -6 5 - -
Derby - 5 £290 -
Surrey +15 4 - - 2
Slough +11 4 - -
Birmingham +3 4 £311 -17.00% 3
Essex - 4 £198 -
Edinburgh +19 3 £375 -
Warrington +8 3 £338 -32.50%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 262 (56.22%) Cisco
2 207 (44.42%) Firewall
3 184 (39.48%) Cisco Certification
4 174 (37.34%) Windows
5 145 (31.12%) VMware
6 143 (30.69%) VPN
7 140 (30.04%) WAN
7 140 (30.04%) LAN
8 138 (29.61%) Active Directory
9 126 (27.04%) CCNA
10 109 (23.39%) TCP/IP
11 107 (22.96%) DNS
11 107 (22.96%) CCNP
12 99 (21.24%) Microsoft
12 99 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 95 (20.39%) Windows Server
14 94 (20.17%) DHCP
15 93 (19.96%) Security Cleared
16 84 (18.03%) OSPF
17 83 (17.81%) MPLS
18 79 (16.95%) BGP
19 78 (16.74%) Data Centre
20 76 (16.31%) Linux
20 76 (16.31%) Juniper
21 66 (14.16%) SC Cleared
21 66 (14.16%) SAN
21 66 (14.16%) CheckPoint
22 60 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
22 60 (12.88%) Wireless
23 59 (12.66%) Migration

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 46 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.29%) Apache
3 20 (4.29%) OpenStack
4 12 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.15%) IIS
6 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.86%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.64%) CMS
9 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.43%) JBoss
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.21%) Liferay
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.58%) MS Office
3 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.08%) Office 365
3 28 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.93%) Akamai
6 8 (1.72%) IaaS
7 7 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.50%) PaaS
8 3 (0.64%) SaaS
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 207 (44.42%) Firewall
2 143 (30.69%) VPN
3 140 (30.04%) LAN
3 140 (30.04%) WAN
4 109 (23.39%) TCP/IP
5 107 (22.96%) DNS
6 94 (20.17%) DHCP
7 84 (18.03%) OSPF
8 83 (17.81%) MPLS
9 79 (16.95%) BGP
10 66 (14.16%) SAN
11 60 (12.88%) Wireless
12 59 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (11.37%) VoIP
14 45 (9.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (9.66%) Network Security
15 40 (8.58%) EIGRP
16 38 (8.15%) Internet
17 37 (7.94%) IPsec
18 32 (6.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.86%) MySQL
3 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Big Data
9 1 (0.21%) GIS
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.72%) JIRA
3 4 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.43%) JMeter
4 2 (0.43%) Maven
4 2 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.43%) Subversion
4 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 47 (10.09%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.94%) Finance
3 21 (4.51%) Banking
4 9 (1.93%) Billing
5 7 (1.50%) Electronics
6 6 (1.29%) Legal
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
8 4 (0.86%) Retail
9 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Front Office
10 2 (0.43%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (27.68%) Network Engineer
2 74 (15.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 61 (13.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 59 (12.66%) Architect
5 39 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (7.51%) Support Engineer
7 26 (5.58%) VMware Engineer
8 25 (5.36%) Network Architect
9 24 (5.15%) Network Support
10 23 (4.94%) Analyst
11 18 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.65%) Consultant
13 16 (3.43%) Juniper Engineer
13 16 (3.43%) NOC Engineer
14 15 (3.22%) Network Analyst
14 15 (3.22%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.00%) Designer
15 14 (3.00%) VoIP Engineer
16 13 (2.79%) Network Support Engineer
16 13 (2.79%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.22%) 802.1X
1 15 (3.22%) LAMP
2 14 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (1.93%) libvirt
4 8 (1.72%) Middleware
5 7 (1.50%) Web Services
6 3 (0.64%) CSS
7 2 (0.43%) .NET
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.43%) REST
7 2 (0.43%) RESTful
7 2 (0.43%) XML
8 1 (0.21%) boto
8 1 (0.21%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.21%) JSON
8 1 (0.21%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (0.21%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.21%) WSH
8 1 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.43%) Client/Server
2 16 (3.43%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.43%) Private Cloud
3 14 (3.00%) Driving Licence
4 13 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.79%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.58%) Clustering
6 11 (2.36%) NHS
7 10 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.72%) IPTV
10 7 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (1.50%) PDA
10 7 (1.50%) Replication
10 7 (1.50%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.07%) STB
12 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 174 (37.34%) Windows
2 95 (20.39%) Windows Server
3 76 (16.31%) Linux
4 60 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (7.51%) Unix
8 18 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.43%) Windows 10
10 10 (2.15%) Solaris
11 7 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.29%) Android
12 6 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.07%) AIX
13 5 (1.07%) CentOS
14 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.64%) SUSE
15 2 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.43%) VMS
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (12.66%) Migration
2 58 (12.45%) ITIL
3 44 (9.44%) Load Balancing
4 34 (7.30%) Network Design
5 26 (5.58%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.36%) High Availability
7 20 (4.29%) Project Management
8 18 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (3.65%) DevOps
9 17 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (3.22%) Open Source
11 14 (3.00%) Kernel Tuning
11 14 (3.00%) Mentoring
11 14 (3.00%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.00%) Server Building
12 13 (2.79%) Network Architecture
13 11 (2.36%) Change Control
14 10 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.87%) PowerShell
2 30 (6.44%) SQL
3 20 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 19 (4.08%) Python
5 8 (1.72%) C
6 5 (1.07%) Ruby
7 4 (0.86%) Java
8 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.43%) VB
9 2 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 184 (39.48%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (27.04%) CCNA
3 107 (22.96%) CCNP
4 93 (19.96%) Security Cleared
5 66 (14.16%) SC Cleared
6 43 (9.23%) CCIE
7 41 (8.80%) Degree
8 19 (4.08%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.08%) MCSE
8 19 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.86%) CCDP
10 11 (2.36%) CCVP
11 10 (2.15%) MCITP
12 9 (1.93%) JNCIA
12 9 (1.93%) RHCA
12 9 (1.93%) RHCE
12 9 (1.93%) RHCSA
12 9 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.50%) CCIP
13 7 (1.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.51%) SLA
2 9 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.43%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) BS7799
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) ISO27005
System Software
1 138 (29.61%) Active Directory
2 99 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.08%) XenApp
5 17 (3.65%) vSphere
6 16 (3.43%) VMware ESX
7 15 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.00%) iptables
8 14 (3.00%) XenServer
9 12 (2.58%) KVM
10 11 (2.36%) NFS
11 9 (1.93%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.93%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.07%) ProxySG
12 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.86%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (5.79%) SCCM
2 26 (5.58%) Puppet
3 16 (3.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (3.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (3.22%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (3.00%) HAProxy
6 10 (2.15%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (1.93%) Nagios
8 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.50%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.86%) Ansible
10 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.64%) SCOM
11 3 (0.64%) vMotion
11 3 (0.64%) WSUS
12 2 (0.43%) Salt
12 2 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 262 (56.22%) Cisco
2 145 (31.12%) VMware
3 99 (21.24%) Microsoft
4 76 (16.31%) Juniper
5 66 (14.16%) CheckPoint
6 50 (10.73%) Palo Alto
7 44 (9.44%) Citrix
8 41 (8.80%) F5
8 41 (8.80%) HP
9 19 (4.08%) Dell
9 19 (4.08%) NetApp
9 19 (4.08%) Oracle
10 18 (3.86%) Brocade
11 16 (3.43%) Fortinet
12 13 (2.79%) EMC
12 13 (2.79%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.36%) Remedy
14 10 (2.15%) Blue Coat
14 10 (2.15%) Red Box
15 9 (1.93%) Avaya
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