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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 362 375 433
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +58
Contract jobs citing VLAN 274 213 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 3.00% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 95 91
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£319 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.40% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £16.25 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.46 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%

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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +33 249 £325 -1.88% 72
London +68 121 £388 +1.97% 22
City of London +47 42 £400 -12.56% 3
South East -30 31 £285 -12.30% 20
East of England -12 29 £250 +163.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +24 22 £345 - 1
Cambridge +13 20 £175 - 1
West Midlands +1 17 £210 -34.37% 4
North West -6 17 £280 +1.81% 10
Scotland -6 14 £175 -58.82% 5
Berkshire +15 13 £285 -28.75% 7
South West -19 13 £263 -38.23% 7
Cheshire +4 11 £280 +1.81% 1
Worcestershire - 10 £213 -
Yorkshire +1 9 £204 -53.16% 4
West Yorkshire -7 9 £204 -51.19% 2
Hampshire -16 8 £250 -20.63% 2
Chester +7 7 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £263 - 2
Reading +13 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Manchester -11 5 £265 - 9
Bradford +4 4 £216 -
East Midlands +1 4 - - 4
Edinburgh -3 4 £250 -41.17%
Wiltshire -8 4 £234 -45.05% 2
Cheltenham - 4 £263 -
Slough 0 3 £280 - 2
Kent - 3 £500 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £230 -
Ipswich - 3 £230 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 (61.76%) Cisco
2 254 (57.47%) Firewall
3 201 (45.48%) Windows
4 161 (36.43%) VPN
5 151 (34.16%) WAN
6 145 (32.81%) VMware
7 143 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
8 137 (31.00%) LAN
9 128 (28.96%) DNS
10 127 (28.73%) Microsoft
11 126 (28.51%) Active Directory
12 116 (26.24%) TCP/IP
13 114 (25.79%) SAN
14 104 (23.53%) Juniper
15 101 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 98 (22.17%) Citrix
17 94 (21.27%) CheckPoint
17 94 (21.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 91 (20.59%) BGP
19 90 (20.36%) OSPF
20 87 (19.68%) CCNP
21 84 (19.00%) HP
22 83 (18.78%) ITIL
23 78 (17.65%) MS Exchange
23 78 (17.65%) CCNA
24 73 (16.52%) Linux
24 73 (16.52%) MPLS
25 70 (15.84%) Network Security
26 69 (15.61%) DHCP
27 64 (14.48%) VoIP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 49 (11.09%) IIS
3 42 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (4.30%) Lync
6 17 (3.85%) Apache
7 16 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.49%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.68%) JOnAS
14 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.45%) SAS
14 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 30 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.56%) MS Office
3 18 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.36%) MS Project
5 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.07%) Office 365
2 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.13%) IaaS
4 4 (0.90%) Joyent
4 4 (0.90%) PaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 254 (57.47%) Firewall
2 161 (36.43%) VPN
3 151 (34.16%) WAN
4 137 (31.00%) LAN
5 128 (28.96%) DNS
6 116 (26.24%) TCP/IP
7 114 (25.79%) SAN
8 91 (20.59%) BGP
9 90 (20.36%) OSPF
10 73 (16.52%) MPLS
11 70 (15.84%) Network Security
12 69 (15.61%) DHCP
13 64 (14.48%) VoIP
14 57 (12.90%) Ethernet
15 54 (12.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (11.54%) NAS
17 50 (11.31%) HSRP
18 47 (10.63%) Cisco IOS
19 43 (9.73%) Cisco ASA
20 38 (8.60%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) MySQL
3 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.71%) DB2
5 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.68%) Redis
7 2 (0.45%) DataStage
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
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%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) Hudson
4 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (12.44%) Finance
2 32 (7.24%) Banking
3 31 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.49%) Retail
5 10 (2.26%) Local Government
5 10 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.26%) Legal
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%) Publishing
8 3 (0.68%) Law
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
1 122 (27.60%) Network Engineer
2 39 (8.82%) Analyst
3 38 (8.60%) Architect
4 33 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (6.79%) Consultant
6 27 (6.11%) Security Engineer
7 25 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 23 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
9 23 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
10 19 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.85%) Network Analyst
12 15 (3.39%) Administrator
13 14 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (3.17%) Network Consultant
14 13 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 11 (2.49%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.94%) XML
2 12 (2.71%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.58%) HTML
4 6 (1.36%) CSS
4 6 (1.36%) JSON
5 4 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (0.90%) Web Services
6 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.68%) LAMP
6 3 (0.68%) .NET
6 3 (0.68%) Middleware
7 2 (0.45%) WAP
7 2 (0.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.23%) J2EE
8 1 (0.23%) OCX
8 1 (0.23%) VXML
8 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.23%) YAML
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.85%) Replication
4 16 (3.62%) Clustering
4 16 (3.62%) PKI
5 15 (3.39%) PDA
5 15 (3.39%) Kindle
6 12 (2.71%) Firmware
7 9 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.58%) MPEG
8 7 (1.58%) IPTV
9 6 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.90%) STB
10 4 (0.90%) Economics
10 4 (0.90%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.90%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 201 (45.48%) Windows
2 94 (21.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (16.52%) Linux
4 62 (14.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.07%) UNIX
7 15 (3.39%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.17%) AIX
9 13 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.94%) SUSE
10 12 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (2.71%) Solaris
11 8 (1.81%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.36%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.90%) CentOS
13 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.68%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.78%) ITIL
2 54 (12.22%) Migration
3 46 (10.41%) Load Balancing
4 30 (6.79%) Service Management
5 26 (5.88%) Change Management
6 25 (5.66%) Network Design
6 25 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 20 (4.52%) Network Management
8 19 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (4.30%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.62%) Line Management
11 15 (3.39%) Problem Management
12 14 (3.17%) DevOps
13 13 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (2.94%) Project Management
13 13 (2.94%) TOGAF
14 12 (2.71%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.71%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (2.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.76%) SQL
2 28 (6.33%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.30%) Perl
4 14 (3.17%) C
4 14 (3.17%) Java
5 12 (2.71%) VBScript
6 11 (2.49%) VB
7 10 (2.26%) VBA
8 8 (1.81%) Tcl
8 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.36%) Python
9 6 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.36%) C++
10 4 (0.90%) Ruby
11 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (19.68%) CCNP
3 78 (17.65%) CCNA
4 59 (13.35%) Security Cleared
5 54 (12.22%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.01%) CCIE
7 30 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (3.62%) MCSE
9 13 (2.94%) MCP
9 13 (2.94%) CCVP
9 13 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.71%) Degree
11 11 (2.49%) CCSE
12 9 (2.04%) JNCIA
12 9 (2.04%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.58%) ISEB
13 7 (1.58%) CCSA
13 7 (1.58%) MCTS
13 7 (1.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.07%) ISO 9001
2 15 (3.39%) QA
3 13 (2.94%) SLA
4 11 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (28.51%) Active Directory
2 101 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (13.57%) vSphere
4 45 (10.18%) XenServer
5 42 (9.50%) Hyper-V
6 36 (8.14%) XenApp
7 22 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (4.52%) NFS
9 18 (4.07%) XenDesktop
10 17 (3.85%) Snort
11 14 (3.17%) VMware Server
11 14 (3.17%) vCloud
12 12 (2.71%) FreeRADIUS
13 11 (2.49%) ProxySG
14 9 (2.04%) VMware ESX
15 8 (1.81%) Xen
16 6 (1.36%) DFS Replication
17 5 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (9.05%) SCCM
2 15 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (3.17%) SCOM
4 12 (2.71%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.71%) Cisco UCCE
4 12 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.58%) Puppet
8 6 (1.36%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.90%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.90%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.90%) Nagios
10 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.90%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.68%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 273 (61.76%) Cisco
2 145 (32.81%) VMware
3 127 (28.73%) Microsoft
4 104 (23.53%) Juniper
5 98 (22.17%) Citrix
6 94 (21.27%) CheckPoint
7 84 (19.00%) HP
8 57 (12.90%) F5
9 36 (8.14%) Oracle
10 35 (7.92%) IBM
10 35 (7.92%) Blue Coat
11 33 (7.47%) Dell
12 20 (4.52%) Fortinet
13 19 (4.30%) SolarWinds
14 18 (4.07%) WatchGuard
14 18 (4.07%) EMC
15 17 (3.85%) NetApp
15 17 (3.85%) Sourcefire
16 14 (3.17%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.94%) Symantec
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