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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 429 373 406
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +33
Contract jobs citing VLAN 241 316 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 3.97% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 189 100
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £278
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 21
Median hourly rate £17.25 £25.58 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £15.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £108.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -16.19%

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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -71 223 £350 - 61
London -64 71 £375 - 19
South East -29 41 £335 +1.36% 17
West Midlands -7 33 £285 -5.00% 9
South West +3 24 £350 -22.22% 3
Berkshire +4 22 £235 -21.66% 1
North West +2 19 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England +16 18 £363 +45.00% 6
Manchester +2 15 £394 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +8 14 £380 +1.26% 4
City of London +40 13 £358 -4.66% 3
Reading +16 13 £233 -40.00% 1
Scotland +8 12 £355 +18.33%
Wiltshire -7 11 £338 -25.00% 1
Edinburgh 0 9 £350 -
Worcestershire - 8 £240 - 1
Bedfordshire +8 6 £450 -15.88% 1
Norfolk -1 6 £250 +11.11%
Warwickshire -1 6 £343 - 1
Cheltenham -2 6 £300 -33.33%
Gloucestershire -7 6 £300 -33.33%
Malmesbury - 6 - -
West Yorkshire 0 5 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -2 5 £300 -14.28% 2
East Midlands -3 5 £300 +9.09% 2
Birmingham -9 5 £200 - 1
Leeds - 5 £300 - 2
Solihull - 5 £270 - 1
Worcester - 5 £240 - 1
Essex +6 4 £363 +13.72%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 249 (59.29%) Cisco
2 233 (55.48%) Firewall
3 157 (37.38%) Windows
3 157 (37.38%) LAN
4 154 (36.67%) WAN
5 150 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 136 (32.38%) VMware
7 130 (30.95%) VPN
8 117 (27.86%) Linux
9 114 (27.14%) DHCP
9 114 (27.14%) Active Directory
10 113 (26.90%) DNS
11 103 (24.52%) Microsoft
12 102 (24.29%) BGP
13 99 (23.57%) MPLS
14 98 (23.33%) OSPF
15 96 (22.86%) CCNA
16 95 (22.62%) Data Centre
17 94 (22.38%) SAN
18 93 (22.14%) TCP/IP
19 92 (21.90%) CCNP
20 81 (19.29%) Wireless
20 81 (19.29%) VMware Infrastructure
20 81 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
21 79 (18.81%) Windows Server
22 70 (16.67%) Network Security
23 69 (16.43%) Citrix
23 69 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
24 64 (15.24%) MS Exchange
25 63 (15.00%) Juniper

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 64 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.62%) Apache
4 11 (2.62%) IIS
4 11 (2.62%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.90%) Liferay
7 8 (1.90%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.48%) WordPress
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.00%) MS Office
3 14 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (2.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.48%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.86%) IaaS
3 12 (2.86%) PaaS
4 8 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.67%) SaaS
6 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.19%) Office 365
7 4 (0.95%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 233 (55.48%) Firewall
2 157 (37.38%) LAN
3 154 (36.67%) WAN
4 130 (30.95%) VPN
5 114 (27.14%) DHCP
6 113 (26.90%) DNS
7 102 (24.29%) BGP
8 99 (23.57%) MPLS
9 98 (23.33%) OSPF
10 94 (22.38%) SAN
11 93 (22.14%) TCP/IP
12 81 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (19.29%) Wireless
13 70 (16.67%) Network Security
14 49 (11.67%) EIGRP
15 42 (10.00%) VoIP
16 41 (9.76%) HSRP
17 39 (9.29%) Internet
18 36 (8.57%) IPsec
19 34 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (2.62%) MySQL
4 11 (2.62%) RDBMS
4 11 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.19%) DB2
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.48%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.24%) MS Access
10 1 (0.24%) QlikView
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (4.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (3.57%) JIRA
3 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.71%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.48%) GCC
6 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (10.48%) Finance
2 36 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.71%) Banking
4 9 (2.14%) Retail
5 4 (0.95%) Back Office
5 4 (0.95%) Law
5 4 (0.95%) Military
6 3 (0.71%) French Language
6 3 (0.71%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.48%) Billing
7 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Local Government
7 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.48%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 122 (29.05%) Network Engineer
2 55 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (11.90%) Architect
4 38 (9.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 31 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 30 (7.14%) Analyst
7 27 (6.43%) VMware Engineer
8 26 (6.19%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.48%) Network Analyst
10 21 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
11 20 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (4.52%) Consultant
13 17 (4.05%) Security Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.33%) Administrator
14 14 (3.33%) IT Engineer
15 13 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.10%) Network Architect
15 13 (3.10%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.24%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.14%) LAMP
3 8 (1.90%) Oracle ADF
4 6 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.19%) CSS
5 5 (1.19%) libvirt
6 4 (0.95%) RESTful
6 4 (0.95%) Web Services
7 2 (0.48%) .NET
7 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.48%) Qt
7 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.48%) XMPP
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.24%) boto
8 1 (0.24%) HTML
8 1 (0.24%) J2EE
8 1 (0.24%) JSON
8 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.43%) Replication
3 23 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.81%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.90%) PKI
7 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.90%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.67%) Clustering
9 6 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.43%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.95%) MPEG
10 4 (0.95%) PDA
10 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.71%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 157 (37.38%) Windows
2 117 (27.86%) Linux
3 79 (18.81%) Windows Server
4 69 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (8.57%) Unix
8 29 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.24%) AIX
10 15 (3.57%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.38%) Solaris
12 9 (2.14%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.90%) VMS
14 6 (1.43%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.43%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.19%) CentOS
16 4 (0.95%) SUSE
16 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (11.43%) Migration
2 43 (10.24%) ITIL
3 38 (9.05%) Network Design
4 30 (7.14%) Change Management
4 30 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 29 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 28 (6.67%) Open Source
6 28 (6.67%) Project Management
7 27 (6.43%) Load Balancing
8 24 (5.71%) High Availability
9 22 (5.24%) Network Management
10 13 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.10%) PRINCE2
10 13 (3.10%) Software Testing
10 13 (3.10%) Time Management
10 13 (3.10%) V-Model
10 13 (3.10%) Waterfall
11 12 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (2.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.05%) SQL
2 34 (8.10%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.62%) Python
4 11 (2.62%) Ruby
5 8 (1.90%) Perl
6 7 (1.67%) C
6 7 (1.67%) Java
7 4 (0.95%) PHP
8 3 (0.71%) C++
9 2 (0.48%) C#
9 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (22.86%) CCNA
3 92 (21.90%) CCNP
4 57 (13.57%) Security Cleared
5 43 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 30 (7.14%) CCIE
7 27 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (4.29%) MCSE
10 16 (3.81%) Degree
11 13 (3.10%) ISTQB
11 13 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (2.86%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.38%) MCSA
14 6 (1.43%) CCSE
14 6 (1.43%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.19%) CCDA
15 5 (1.19%) CCDP
15 5 (1.19%) RHCA
15 5 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.33%) SLA
2 7 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) QA
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 114 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 81 (19.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.81%) vSphere
4 31 (7.38%) XenApp
5 21 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 20 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 17 (4.05%) VMware ESX
8 16 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.10%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.86%) XenServer
11 11 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (2.62%) Xen
12 10 (2.38%) NFS
13 9 (2.14%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.90%) KVM
14 8 (1.90%) ProxySG
15 5 (1.19%) iptables
15 5 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (8.81%) SCCM
2 21 (5.00%) SCOM
3 17 (4.05%) FortiGate
3 17 (4.05%) Puppet
4 14 (3.33%) WSUS
5 12 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (2.14%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.90%) SCVMM
10 7 (1.67%) Nagios
11 6 (1.43%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.19%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.48%) Ansible
15 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
15 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
15 2 (0.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 249 (59.29%) Cisco
2 136 (32.38%) VMware
3 103 (24.52%) Microsoft
4 69 (16.43%) Citrix
5 63 (15.00%) Juniper
6 58 (13.81%) CheckPoint
7 52 (12.38%) HP
8 34 (8.10%) Oracle
9 33 (7.86%) F5
10 32 (7.62%) Dell
11 31 (7.38%) SolarWinds
12 27 (6.43%) Palo Alto
13 26 (6.19%) Red Hat
14 25 (5.95%) NetApp
15 21 (5.00%) Fortinet
16 16 (3.81%) Intel Security
17 15 (3.57%) Blue Coat
17 15 (3.57%) Riverbed
17 15 (3.57%) Veeam
18 14 (3.33%) Brocade
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