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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 360 377 404
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +27
Contract jobs citing VLAN 250 199 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 2.89% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 126 92
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 11
Average hourly rate £18.13 £23.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -36.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.63 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £41.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.07 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-22.18% -30.00%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +22 244 £375 - 52
London +39 117 £425 +5.26% 22
South East +6 73 £348 -14.60% 8
Berkshire +5 29 £300 -27.71% 2
City of London +8 22 £425 +2.03% 5
North West +1 16 £250 -37.50% 2
Hampshire -10 13 £349 +20.34% 2
East of England -16 12 £245 -30.00% 3
Surrey +1 9 £325 -26.96% 2
South West -20 9 £285 - 6
West Midlands -7 8 £225 +7.14% 3
Cheshire +14 7 £193 -
Manchester -7 7 £225 -57.14% 2
Wiltshire -8 7 £183 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 7 £290 +50.64% 1
East Sussex - 7 £400 -
Worcestershire -1 6 £218 -27.50%
Hertfordshire +5 5 £400 +32.78% 3
Worcester - 5 £225 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £310 -
East Midlands -1 4 - - 3
Milton Keynes -9 4 £300 -
Yorkshire -11 4 £488 +209.52% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £300 -
Guildford - 4 £350 -
Reading +9 3 £400 -20.00% 2
Suffolk +3 3 £245 -
Slough -1 3 £260 -13.33%
Scotland -9 3 £235 - 1
Oxford -21 3 £300 +20.00%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 320 (61.07%) Firewall
2 311 (59.35%) Cisco
3 246 (46.95%) Windows
4 205 (39.12%) VPN
5 173 (33.02%) VMware
6 171 (32.63%) DNS
7 170 (32.44%) WAN
8 160 (30.53%) Microsoft
9 155 (29.58%) LAN
10 145 (27.67%) Cisco Certification
11 140 (26.72%) Active Directory
12 121 (23.09%) SAN
13 119 (22.71%) OSPF
14 118 (22.52%) TCP/IP
15 114 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 110 (20.99%) Linux
17 107 (20.42%) MS Exchange
18 105 (20.04%) BGP
18 105 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 100 (19.08%) CheckPoint
20 99 (18.89%) MPLS
21 98 (18.70%) Citrix
22 97 (18.51%) Juniper
23 92 (17.56%) HP
24 90 (17.18%) DHCP
25 88 (16.79%) CCNA
26 83 (15.84%) SQL Server
26 83 (15.84%) Windows Server 2003
27 77 (14.69%) ITIL
28 73 (13.93%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 107 (20.42%) MS Exchange
2 69 (13.17%) IIS
3 68 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (5.92%) SharePoint
6 29 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (4.58%) Lync
8 23 (4.39%) Apache
9 20 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (2.29%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (1.34%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.76%) SAS
14 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.57%) JBoss
16 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
17 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.25%) MS Office
3 24 (4.58%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.77%) Office 365
3 16 (3.05%) PaaS
4 15 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.91%) Heroku
5 10 (1.91%) Engine Yard
5 10 (1.91%) IaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.76%) SaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 320 (61.07%) Firewall
2 205 (39.12%) VPN
3 171 (32.63%) DNS
4 170 (32.44%) WAN
5 155 (29.58%) LAN
6 121 (23.09%) SAN
7 119 (22.71%) OSPF
8 118 (22.52%) TCP/IP
9 105 (20.04%) BGP
10 99 (18.89%) MPLS
11 90 (17.18%) DHCP
12 73 (13.93%) Network Security
13 70 (13.36%) VoIP
14 68 (12.98%) HSRP
15 64 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
16 60 (11.45%) IPsec
17 55 (10.50%) Ethernet
18 52 (9.92%) Internet
19 51 (9.73%) Cisco ASA
20 46 (8.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.05%) DB2
3 15 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.86%) MySQL
4 10 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (1.91%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.91%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.38%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.19%) OLTP
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 19 (3.63%) Subversion
2 11 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 46 (8.78%) Finance
2 32 (6.11%) Banking
3 28 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.10%) Local Government
5 10 (1.91%) Retail
6 9 (1.72%) Law
6 9 (1.72%) Legal
7 5 (0.95%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 160 (30.53%) Network Engineer
2 58 (11.07%) Analyst
3 43 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (8.02%) Architect
5 32 (6.11%) Support Engineer
6 31 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (5.34%) Network Support
8 27 (5.15%) Security Engineer
8 27 (5.15%) Network Analyst
8 27 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
9 26 (4.96%) Consultant
10 25 (4.77%) Cisco Engineer
11 24 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
12 19 (3.63%) Administrator
12 19 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 19 (3.63%) Network Architect
13 17 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.86%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.05%) Regular Expression
2 15 (2.86%) Web Services
3 10 (1.91%) MCollective
4 5 (0.95%) XML
4 5 (0.95%) HTML
5 4 (0.76%) LAMP
5 4 (0.76%) WAP
5 4 (0.76%) SOAP
6 3 (0.57%) .NET
7 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) YAML
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.19%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.19%) J2EE
8 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.19%) JNI
8 1 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.82%) Clustering
2 33 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.63%) Blackberry
3 19 (3.63%) PKI
4 15 (2.86%) Kindle
5 13 (2.48%) Replication
6 11 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.91%) Device Driver
7 10 (1.91%) PDA
8 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.57%) Handset
11 3 (0.57%) CESG
11 3 (0.57%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.38%) MPEG
12 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.38%) GIS
12 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 246 (46.95%) Windows
2 114 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (20.99%) Linux
4 83 (15.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (12.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (5.92%) Windows XP
7 30 (5.73%) CentOS
8 29 (5.53%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.82%) AIX
10 18 (3.44%) SUSE
11 17 (3.24%) UNIX
12 16 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (2.86%) Windows 8
14 14 (2.67%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.10%) Solaris
16 6 (1.15%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.38%) VMS
17 2 (0.38%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.69%) ITIL
2 71 (13.55%) Load Balancing
3 57 (10.88%) Migration
4 34 (6.49%) Change Management
5 31 (5.92%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (5.34%) Service Management
7 26 (4.96%) Service Delivery
8 23 (4.39%) Network Management
9 22 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (4.01%) Network Design
11 20 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (3.63%) WAN Optimisation
12 19 (3.63%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (3.44%) High Availability
14 17 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (3.24%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.24%) Network Load Balancing
15 16 (3.05%) DevOps
16 15 (2.86%) Mentoring
17 14 (2.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (12.60%) SQL
2 26 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 23 (4.39%) Perl
4 21 (4.01%) Python
5 19 (3.63%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.48%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.48%) Ruby
7 11 (2.10%) Korn
8 10 (1.91%) VBScript
9 8 (1.53%) VB
10 7 (1.34%) C
11 4 (0.76%) VBA
11 4 (0.76%) Java
12 2 (0.38%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) Tcl
13 1 (0.19%) R
13 1 (0.19%) Golang
Qualifications
1 145 (27.67%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (16.79%) CCNA
3 71 (13.55%) Security Cleared
4 61 (11.64%) CCNP
5 55 (10.50%) SC Cleared
6 43 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (5.92%) CCIE
8 30 (5.73%) MCSE
9 17 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.91%) RHCT
12 9 (1.72%) MCP
12 9 (1.72%) Degree
13 8 (1.53%) CCSE
14 7 (1.34%) MCSA
15 6 (1.15%) CCVP
16 5 (0.95%) MCTS
16 5 (0.95%) MCITP
16 5 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.24%) ISO 9001
1 17 (3.24%) QA
2 15 (2.86%) SLA
3 8 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 140 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 105 (20.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (13.55%) vSphere
4 60 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 36 (6.87%) XenServer
6 22 (4.20%) XenApp
7 21 (4.01%) Firmware
8 19 (3.63%) VMware Server
9 18 (3.44%) FreeRADIUS
10 17 (3.24%) Snort
11 16 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (2.67%) XenDesktop
13 13 (2.48%) NFS
14 12 (2.29%) VMware ESX
15 9 (1.72%) ProxySG
15 9 (1.72%) vCloud
16 8 (1.53%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.95%) Squid
18 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (6.11%) SCCM
2 22 (4.20%) Nagios
3 20 (3.82%) Puppet
4 14 (2.67%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.10%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.10%) SCOM
6 10 (1.91%) Cobbler
7 9 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.72%) collectd
8 7 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.95%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.95%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 311 (59.35%) Cisco
2 173 (33.02%) VMware
3 160 (30.53%) Microsoft
4 100 (19.08%) CheckPoint
5 98 (18.70%) Citrix
6 97 (18.51%) Juniper
7 92 (17.56%) HP
8 63 (12.02%) F5
9 45 (8.59%) Oracle
10 37 (7.06%) Blue Coat
11 35 (6.68%) Dell
12 34 (6.49%) IBM
13 31 (5.92%) NetApp
14 29 (5.53%) Red Hat
15 21 (4.01%) EMC
15 21 (4.01%) Symantec
15 21 (4.01%) SolarWinds
16 20 (3.82%) WatchGuard
17 16 (3.05%) Fortinet
18 15 (2.86%) Sourcefire
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