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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 361 385 428
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +43
Contract jobs citing VLAN 264 213 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 2.98% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 101 90
Average daily rate
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£317 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £242 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £313 £355
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.36 £16.22 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.46 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +19.07%

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 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 +20 243 £325 - 75
London +55 114 £400 +2.56% 22
City of London +51 38 £413 -9.83% 6
East of England -3 31 £213 +26.86% 4
South East -34 29 £285 -8.80% 22
Cambridgeshire +19 22 £345 - 2
Cambridge +15 20 £175 - 2
North West -9 18 £280 +1.81% 8
West Midlands -6 16 £213 -33.59% 3
Berkshire +9 14 £285 -5.00% 7
South West -25 13 £263 -38.23% 5
Cheshire +6 12 £280 +1.81% 3
Scotland -8 12 £213 -50.00% 5
Worcestershire - 10 £215 -
West Yorkshire +1 9 £204 -51.19% 4
Yorkshire -7 9 £204 -53.16% 7
Chester +10 8 - -
Hampshire -18 7 £250 -20.63% 5
Gloucestershire - 7 £263 - 1
Reading +26 6 £500 +56.25% 1
East Midlands +3 5 - - 5
Manchester -13 5 £265 - 5
Bradford +3 4 £216 - 1
Edinburgh +1 4 £250 -41.17%
Cheltenham - 4 £263 -
Aberdeen +11 3 £150 -
Kent -1 3 £500 +60.00% 1
Slough -7 3 £280 -6.66% 1
Wiltshire -15 3 £225 -47.05% 1
Suffolk - 3 £230 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 273 (61.63%) Cisco
2 257 (58.01%) Firewall
3 206 (46.50%) Windows
4 157 (35.44%) VPN
5 150 (33.86%) WAN
6 145 (32.73%) VMware
7 143 (32.28%) Cisco Certification
8 135 (30.47%) LAN
9 129 (29.12%) Microsoft
10 124 (27.99%) DNS
11 123 (27.77%) Active Directory
12 116 (26.19%) SAN
13 111 (25.06%) TCP/IP
14 102 (23.02%) Juniper
15 97 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 95 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
17 94 (21.22%) Citrix
18 93 (20.99%) CheckPoint
19 91 (20.54%) BGP
20 89 (20.09%) OSPF
21 85 (19.19%) CCNP
22 82 (18.51%) ITIL
23 81 (18.28%) HP
24 78 (17.61%) CCNA
24 78 (17.61%) MS Exchange
25 73 (16.48%) MPLS
26 72 (16.25%) Linux
27 68 (15.35%) DHCP
28 67 (15.12%) Network Security
29 63 (14.22%) VoIP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 78 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 49 (11.06%) IIS
3 43 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (4.97%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.29%) Lync
7 17 (3.84%) Apache
7 17 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.45%) JOnAS
13 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.45%) SAS
13 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 30 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.32%) MS Office
3 18 (4.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.35%) MS Project
5 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (4.29%) Office 365
2 5 (1.13%) IaaS
3 4 (0.90%) Joyent
3 4 (0.90%) PaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 257 (58.01%) Firewall
2 157 (35.44%) VPN
3 150 (33.86%) WAN
4 135 (30.47%) LAN
5 124 (27.99%) DNS
6 116 (26.19%) SAN
7 111 (25.06%) TCP/IP
8 91 (20.54%) BGP
9 89 (20.09%) OSPF
10 73 (16.48%) MPLS
11 68 (15.35%) DHCP
12 67 (15.12%) Network Security
13 63 (14.22%) VoIP
14 55 (12.42%) Ethernet
14 55 (12.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (11.06%) HSRP
15 49 (11.06%) NAS
16 47 (10.61%) Cisco IOS
17 46 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (8.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.93%) MySQL
4 12 (2.71%) DB2
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.68%) Redis
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.45%) DataStage
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) OLTP
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.90%) Subversion
3 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (12.42%) Finance
2 33 (7.45%) Banking
3 29 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.48%) Retail
4 11 (2.48%) Local Government
4 11 (2.48%) Legal
5 10 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.13%) Marketing
6 5 (1.13%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
9 2 (0.45%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 125 (28.22%) Network Engineer
2 38 (8.58%) Analyst
3 37 (8.35%) Architect
4 34 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (6.55%) Consultant
6 26 (5.87%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.87%) Security Engineer
7 24 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 23 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (3.84%) Administrator
10 17 (3.84%) Network Analyst
11 16 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.16%) Network Consultant
13 13 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 13 (2.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 12 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.93%) XML
2 12 (2.71%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.58%) HTML
4 6 (1.35%) CSS
4 6 (1.35%) JSON
5 5 (1.13%) Web Services
6 4 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.68%) LAMP
7 3 (0.68%) .NET
7 3 (0.68%) WAP
7 3 (0.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.23%) VXML
8 1 (0.23%) J2EE
8 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.23%) YAML
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.51%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.84%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.84%) Clustering
4 15 (3.39%) Replication
4 15 (3.39%) PDA
4 15 (3.39%) Kindle
5 14 (3.16%) PKI
6 9 (2.03%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.58%) IPTV
7 7 (1.58%) MPEG
7 7 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.90%) Psychology
10 4 (0.90%) Open Source
10 4 (0.90%) STB
10 4 (0.90%) Economics
11 3 (0.68%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 206 (46.50%) Windows
2 95 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (16.25%) Linux
4 63 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.06%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.84%) UNIX
8 15 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.16%) AIX
10 13 (2.93%) SUSE
11 12 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (2.26%) Solaris
13 8 (1.81%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.90%) CentOS
15 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.68%) SmartOS
17 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.51%) ITIL
2 54 (12.19%) Migration
3 46 (10.38%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.32%) Service Management
5 24 (5.42%) Network Design
5 24 (5.42%) Change Management
5 24 (5.42%) Mentoring
6 20 (4.51%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.06%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (4.06%) Network Management
8 16 (3.61%) Line Management
8 16 (3.61%) Problem Management
9 14 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (3.16%) DevOps
10 13 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (2.71%) Configuration Management
11 12 (2.71%) Project Management
12 11 (2.48%) TOGAF
12 11 (2.48%) Time Management
12 11 (2.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.06%) SQL
2 29 (6.55%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.51%) Perl
4 14 (3.16%) Java
5 13 (2.93%) VBScript
6 12 (2.71%) C
7 11 (2.48%) VB
8 10 (2.26%) VBA
9 9 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.81%) Tcl
11 6 (1.35%) Python
11 6 (1.35%) C++
11 6 (1.35%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.90%) Ruby
13 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.23%) R
14 1 (0.23%) Korn
14 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (32.28%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (19.19%) CCNP
3 78 (17.61%) CCNA
4 59 (13.32%) Security Cleared
5 54 (12.19%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.00%) CCIE
6 31 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.61%) MCSE
8 14 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.93%) MCP
9 13 (2.93%) CCVP
10 11 (2.48%) CCSE
11 10 (2.26%) Degree
12 9 (2.03%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.81%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.58%) CCSA
14 7 (1.58%) MCTS
14 7 (1.58%) ISEB
15 6 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.06%) ISO 9001
2 15 (3.39%) QA
3 12 (2.71%) SLA
4 11 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (27.77%) Active Directory
2 97 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (12.87%) vSphere
4 45 (10.16%) XenServer
5 41 (9.26%) Hyper-V
6 34 (7.67%) XenApp
7 24 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (4.74%) NFS
9 18 (4.06%) XenDesktop
10 17 (3.84%) Snort
11 14 (3.16%) VMware Server
11 14 (3.16%) vCloud
12 12 (2.71%) FreeRADIUS
13 11 (2.48%) ProxySG
13 11 (2.48%) Firmware
14 9 (2.03%) VMware ESX
15 6 (1.35%) Xen
15 6 (1.35%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (9.03%) SCCM
2 15 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (3.16%) SCOM
4 12 (2.71%) Cisco UCCE
4 12 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.26%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.81%) Puppet
8 6 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.13%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.13%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.90%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.90%) Nagios
10 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.68%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 273 (61.63%) Cisco
2 145 (32.73%) VMware
3 129 (29.12%) Microsoft
4 102 (23.02%) Juniper
5 94 (21.22%) Citrix
6 93 (20.99%) CheckPoint
7 81 (18.28%) HP
8 56 (12.64%) F5
9 34 (7.67%) Blue Coat
10 33 (7.45%) Dell
10 33 (7.45%) IBM
10 33 (7.45%) Oracle
11 20 (4.51%) Fortinet
12 19 (4.29%) EMC
13 18 (4.06%) NetApp
13 18 (4.06%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.06%) WatchGuard
14 17 (3.84%) Sourcefire
15 14 (3.16%) Symantec
16 13 (2.93%) Websense
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