The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 388 394 419
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Contract jobs citing VLAN 224 174 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 2.49% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 73 81
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £205 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £339
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £15.92 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £43.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +62.50%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +35 199 £325 - 102
London +62 94 £388 +16.10% 47
City of London +31 28 £325 +8.33% 20
South East -47 22 £347 -7.33% 18
West Midlands +2 20 £219 +36.71% 9
Yorkshire +5 16 £275 -26.66% 9
East of England -30 16 £325 +5.69% 8
Scotland -13 13 £150 - 3
West Yorkshire +4 12 £275 -26.66% 4
Cambridge +2 12 £563 +67.28% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 12 £563 +89.07% 2
Worcestershire - 12 - - 2
Worcester - 12 - - 1
South West -21 10 £300 -33.33% 5
Hampshire -13 9 £323 -28.33% 3
North West -18 9 £280 +1.81% 4
East Midlands +5 7 £344 +27.90% 2
Cheshire -2 7 £280 +1.81% 1
Leeds +6 4 £275 - 2
Berkshire 0 4 £500 +25.00% 6
Hook - 4 £295 -
Chester +4 3 - -
West Sussex -1 3 £375 -39.02% 1
Surrey -2 3 £413 -8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -24 3 £275 -17.91%
Ipswich - 3 £230 -
Suffolk - 3 £230 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £440 - 4
Nottinghamshire +15 2 £270 +2.85%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 227 (56.05%) Cisco
2 206 (50.86%) Firewall
3 181 (44.69%) Windows
4 145 (35.80%) VMware
5 140 (34.57%) LAN
6 138 (34.07%) WAN
7 132 (32.59%) Active Directory
8 129 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
9 128 (31.60%) TCP/IP
9 128 (31.60%) VPN
10 116 (28.64%) DNS
11 106 (26.17%) Microsoft
12 100 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 87 (21.48%) CCNP
14 84 (20.74%) SAN
15 77 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 74 (18.27%) HP
17 73 (18.02%) Citrix
18 72 (17.78%) Linux
18 72 (17.78%) OSPF
19 71 (17.53%) BGP
19 71 (17.53%) CheckPoint
20 69 (17.04%) Juniper
21 65 (16.05%) MS Exchange
22 64 (15.80%) CCNA
22 64 (15.80%) DHCP
23 63 (15.56%) MPLS
24 57 (14.07%) ITIL
25 55 (13.58%) VoIP
26 54 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 65 (16.05%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.93%) IIS
5 23 (5.68%) Lync
6 19 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.22%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.98%) Apache
10 7 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.23%) JOnAS
11 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 37 (9.14%) MS Office
2 31 (7.65%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.48%) MS Project
5 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.70%) Office 365
2 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.99%) PaaS
3 4 (0.99%) Joyent
3 4 (0.99%) IaaS
4 3 (0.74%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 206 (50.86%) Firewall
2 140 (34.57%) LAN
3 138 (34.07%) WAN
4 128 (31.60%) TCP/IP
4 128 (31.60%) VPN
5 116 (28.64%) DNS
6 84 (20.74%) SAN
7 72 (17.78%) OSPF
8 71 (17.53%) BGP
9 64 (15.80%) DHCP
10 63 (15.56%) MPLS
11 55 (13.58%) VoIP
12 45 (11.11%) Network Security
13 43 (10.62%) Wireless
14 41 (10.12%) Ethernet
15 40 (9.88%) EIGRP
15 40 (9.88%) NAS
16 37 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (8.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.21%) MySQL
3 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.99%) DB2
5 3 (0.74%) Redis
5 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.49%) DataStage
7 1 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.99%) Subversion
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.49%) Hudson
5 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 47 (11.60%) Finance
2 34 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.43%) Banking
4 10 (2.47%) Local Government
4 10 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) German Language
6 7 (1.73%) Legal
7 6 (1.48%) Marketing
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 88 (21.73%) Network Engineer
2 44 (10.86%) Architect
3 35 (8.64%) Analyst
4 29 (7.16%) Consultant
5 28 (6.91%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (4.44%) Administrator
9 17 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 15 (3.70%) Network Architect
10 15 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (3.46%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (3.21%) Test Engineer
12 13 (3.21%) Telephony Engineer
12 13 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.21%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.96%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.47%) XML
2 6 (1.48%) JSON
2 6 (1.48%) CSS
3 4 (0.99%) .NET
3 4 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (0.99%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.74%) HTML
5 2 (0.49%) LAMP
5 2 (0.49%) SOAP
5 2 (0.49%) Web Services
5 2 (0.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) OCX
6 1 (0.25%) VXML
6 1 (0.25%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.25%) DCOM
6 1 (0.25%) EDI
6 1 (0.25%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.69%) PKI
2 18 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 18 (4.44%) Replication
3 16 (3.95%) Clustering
3 16 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.96%) PDA
5 10 (2.47%) Firmware
6 9 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.22%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.98%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.98%) IPTV
7 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.73%) Kindle
9 6 (1.48%) MPEG
10 4 (0.99%) STB
10 4 (0.99%) Economics
10 4 (0.99%) Psychology
10 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 181 (44.69%) Windows
2 77 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (17.78%) Linux
4 54 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (6.17%) UNIX
6 21 (5.19%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.95%) Solaris
9 11 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.22%) SUSE
10 9 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.48%) AIX
11 6 (1.48%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.74%) SmartOS
14 3 (0.74%) Android
14 3 (0.74%) HPUX
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (14.07%) ITIL
2 50 (12.35%) Migration
3 33 (8.15%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.91%) Network Design
5 23 (5.68%) Service Management
6 21 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (4.20%) Network Management
8 17 (4.20%) Change Management
9 16 (3.95%) Data Protection
10 14 (3.46%) TOGAF
10 14 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (3.21%) DevOps
12 12 (2.96%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.72%) Project Management
13 11 (2.72%) Incident Management
13 11 (2.72%) Performance Testing
13 11 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (2.47%) ITSM
14 10 (2.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.86%) SQL
2 25 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.43%) Perl
4 15 (3.70%) C
5 14 (3.46%) VB
6 13 (3.21%) Java
7 12 (2.96%) Python
7 12 (2.96%) Tcl
8 10 (2.47%) VBA
9 7 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.23%) VBScript
12 4 (0.99%) C++
13 3 (0.74%) Ruby
14 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 129 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.48%) CCNP
3 64 (15.80%) CCNA
4 51 (12.59%) Security Cleared
5 44 (10.86%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.67%) CCIE
7 22 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (4.69%) Degree
9 15 (3.70%) MCSE
10 14 (3.46%) CCVP
11 13 (3.21%) ISEB
12 10 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.98%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.98%) MCITP
13 8 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.98%) MCP
14 6 (1.48%) CCEA
14 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.48%) CCEE
15 5 (1.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.21%) QA
2 12 (2.96%) SLA
3 10 (2.47%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 132 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 100 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.85%) vSphere
4 42 (10.37%) Hyper-V
5 35 (8.64%) XenApp
6 27 (6.67%) XenServer
7 22 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (4.20%) NFS
9 14 (3.46%) XenDesktop
10 13 (3.21%) VMware ESX
11 12 (2.96%) vCloud
12 11 (2.72%) Snort
13 10 (2.47%) VMware Server
14 9 (2.22%) DFS Replication
15 8 (1.98%) Xen
16 6 (1.48%) ProxySG
17 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (1.23%) UAG
18 4 (0.99%) SRDF
18 4 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 31 (7.65%) SCCM
2 22 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.70%) SCOM
4 14 (3.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 14 (3.46%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.48%) Puppet
9 5 (1.23%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.99%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.74%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.74%) WSUS
11 3 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 227 (56.05%) Cisco
2 145 (35.80%) VMware
3 106 (26.17%) Microsoft
4 74 (18.27%) HP
5 73 (18.02%) Citrix
6 71 (17.53%) CheckPoint
7 69 (17.04%) Juniper
8 42 (10.37%) F5
9 33 (8.15%) Oracle
10 27 (6.67%) Fortinet
11 26 (6.42%) IBM
12 23 (5.68%) Blue Coat
13 20 (4.94%) Dell
13 20 (4.94%) EMC
13 20 (4.94%) NetApp
14 16 (3.95%) Red Hat
15 12 (2.96%) Websense
15 12 (2.96%) Splunk
16 11 (2.72%) SolarWinds
16 11 (2.72%) Sourcefire
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