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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 332 423 415
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -8
Contract jobs citing VLAN 297 174 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 2.50% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 98 62
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£347 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £175 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 18
Average hourly rate £31.38 £22.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.91% -39.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+45.05% -39.33%

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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +70 273 £338 - 97
London +74 134 £363 -12.12% 20
South East +14 46 £300 +9.09% 31
East of England +25 32 £250 -9.90% 14
City of London +25 31 £408 +16.42% 7
Berkshire +16 20 £300 +71.42% 13
North West -11 15 £202 -40.73% 8
South West +15 14 £320 +8.47% 4
Hampshire +5 12 £298 +21.41% 4
West Midlands -5 12 £325 -18.75% 10
Essex - 12 £263 -
Wiltshire +11 11 £300 +9.09% 2
Nottingham +3 9 £275 +35.80% 1
East Midlands -1 9 £275 +35.80% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £275 +35.80% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £428 - 1
North East - 9 £428 - 1
Scotland 0 8 £500 +104.08% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £428 - 1
Cambridge +6 7 £250 -21.87% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £250 -21.87% 3
Norfolk - 7 £250 - 4
Surrey +16 5 - - 5
Manchester -1 5 £325 -27.77% 3
Cheshire -12 5 £202 -38.93% 3
West Sussex -21 5 £260 -45.26%
Merseyside - 5 - - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £325 -
Slough - 5 £400 - 4
Norwich - 5 £338 - 2

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 310 (58.27%) Firewall
2 309 (58.08%) Cisco
3 230 (43.23%) Windows
4 218 (40.98%) LAN
5 199 (37.41%) VPN
6 192 (36.09%) WAN
7 154 (28.95%) VMware
8 153 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
9 147 (27.63%) DNS
10 144 (27.07%) Microsoft
11 142 (26.69%) Active Directory
12 119 (22.37%) TCP/IP
13 112 (21.05%) Juniper
14 104 (19.55%) Data Centre
15 102 (19.17%) Linux
16 97 (18.23%) MPLS
17 95 (17.86%) OSPF
17 95 (17.86%) SAN
18 93 (17.48%) HP
19 92 (17.29%) MS Exchange
20 91 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 89 (16.73%) CCNA
22 88 (16.54%) DHCP
22 88 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
23 87 (16.35%) Finance
24 86 (16.17%) CheckPoint
25 85 (15.98%) Citrix
26 84 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
27 82 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
28 81 (15.23%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 92 (17.29%) MS Exchange
2 57 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (8.27%) IIS
4 39 (7.33%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.08%) Lync
6 26 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (3.01%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.63%) Apache
11 11 (2.07%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.88%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.13%) WebLogic
14 6 (1.13%) JBoss
15 5 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 54 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.27%) MS Office
3 23 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.50%) MS Project
6 6 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.89%) Office 365
2 22 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.01%) IaaS
3 16 (3.01%) PaaS
4 14 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.69%) SaaS
6 6 (1.13%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.94%) Heroku
7 5 (0.94%) Engine Yard
8 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.38%) Yammer
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 310 (58.27%) Firewall
2 218 (40.98%) LAN
3 199 (37.41%) VPN
4 192 (36.09%) WAN
5 147 (27.63%) DNS
6 119 (22.37%) TCP/IP
7 97 (18.23%) MPLS
8 95 (17.86%) OSPF
8 95 (17.86%) SAN
9 88 (16.54%) DHCP
9 88 (16.54%) Cisco ASA
10 81 (15.23%) Wireless
11 79 (14.85%) BGP
12 74 (13.91%) VoIP
13 66 (12.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 65 (12.22%) Network Security
15 59 (11.09%) EIGRP
16 58 (10.90%) Ethernet
17 56 (10.53%) IPsec
18 53 (9.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.57%) MySQL
3 15 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.07%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.50%) Big Data
7 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.38%) DB2
10 2 (0.38%) SQLBase
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (3.76%) Subversion
2 13 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 87 (16.35%) Finance
2 41 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.57%) Multimedia
4 18 (3.38%) Banking
5 11 (2.07%) Local Government
6 9 (1.69%) Retail
7 5 (0.94%) Law
8 4 (0.75%) Billing
8 4 (0.75%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) International Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 142 (26.69%) Network Engineer
2 60 (11.28%) Architect
3 54 (10.15%) Analyst
4 36 (6.77%) Consultant
5 31 (5.83%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 27 (5.08%) Administrator
8 26 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (4.14%) Network Support
10 22 (4.14%) Security Engineer
10 22 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
12 20 (3.76%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.38%) IT Support
15 17 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
15 17 (3.20%) Network Analyst
15 17 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (3.01%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.63%) SOAP
1 14 (2.63%) Web Services
2 11 (2.07%) MCollective
3 7 (1.32%) XMPP
3 7 (1.32%) .NET
3 7 (1.32%) J2EE
4 6 (1.13%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.56%) LAMP
5 3 (0.56%) Ajax
6 2 (0.38%) boto
6 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
7 1 (0.19%) JNI
7 1 (0.19%) ISPF
7 1 (0.19%) CSS
7 1 (0.19%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 104 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.95%) Clustering
3 31 (5.83%) PKI
4 21 (3.95%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.07%) IVR
6 11 (2.07%) Device Driver
6 11 (2.07%) Replication
6 11 (2.07%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.69%) iPhone
7 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.75%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.75%) STB
10 4 (0.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 230 (43.23%) Windows
2 102 (19.17%) Linux
3 91 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (12.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (5.83%) CentOS
7 29 (5.45%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.32%) UNIX
9 19 (3.57%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.82%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.44%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.44%) Solaris
13 12 (2.26%) Android
14 11 (2.07%) AIX
15 10 (1.88%) Windows 2000
16 9 (1.69%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.50%) Apple iOS
18 7 (1.32%) SUSE
19 6 (1.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.66%) ITIL
2 63 (11.84%) Load Balancing
3 46 (8.65%) Migration
4 41 (7.71%) Network Management
4 41 (7.71%) Project Management
5 37 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (5.26%) Service Management
7 26 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (4.51%) Network Design
9 19 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
10 15 (2.82%) Business Continuity
10 15 (2.82%) Business Analysis
10 15 (2.82%) DevOps
11 14 (2.63%) Business Process Improvement
11 14 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (2.63%) BPR
11 14 (2.63%) Service Delivery
11 14 (2.63%) Change Management
11 14 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (11.28%) SQL
2 25 (4.70%) Bash Shell
3 24 (4.51%) Python
3 24 (4.51%) Perl
4 21 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.01%) Ruby
6 14 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.63%) Korn
7 12 (2.26%) Java
8 11 (2.07%) C
9 6 (1.13%) VB
10 5 (0.94%) PHP
11 3 (0.56%) VBScript
11 3 (0.56%) C-shell
12 2 (0.38%) Go
13 1 (0.19%) C#
13 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 153 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (16.73%) CCNA
3 72 (13.53%) CCNP
4 38 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (6.95%) Security Cleared
6 32 (6.02%) CCIE
7 31 (5.83%) MCSE
8 25 (4.70%) SC Cleared
9 23 (4.32%) Degree
10 13 (2.44%) CCDP
11 12 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (2.07%) CCSE
12 11 (2.07%) MCITP
12 11 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.88%) CISSP
14 7 (1.32%) CCSA
14 7 (1.32%) RHCT
14 7 (1.32%) MCP
15 6 (1.13%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.13%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.38%) PCI DSS
2 17 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.63%) QA
4 11 (2.07%) SLA
5 6 (1.13%) HIPAA
5 6 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 142 (26.69%) Active Directory
2 84 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (13.91%) Hyper-V
4 54 (10.15%) vSphere
5 18 (3.38%) XenApp
5 18 (3.38%) XenServer
5 18 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.63%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.44%) Firmware
8 10 (1.88%) vCloud
8 10 (1.88%) VMware Server
8 10 (1.88%) Snort
9 9 (1.69%) Xen
10 8 (1.50%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.32%) Samba
12 6 (1.13%) KVM
12 6 (1.13%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.13%) NFS
13 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.75%) iptables
Systems Management
1 28 (5.26%) SCCM
2 24 (4.51%) Puppet
3 22 (4.14%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.82%) Nagios
5 14 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (2.07%) Cobbler
8 8 (1.50%) SCOM
8 8 (1.50%) WSUS
9 7 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.32%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.13%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.94%) collectd
11 5 (0.94%) Iperf
12 4 (0.75%) vMotion
12 4 (0.75%) OPNET
Vendors
1 309 (58.08%) Cisco
2 154 (28.95%) VMware
3 144 (27.07%) Microsoft
4 112 (21.05%) Juniper
5 93 (17.48%) HP
6 86 (16.17%) CheckPoint
7 85 (15.98%) Citrix
8 61 (11.47%) F5
9 53 (9.96%) SolarWinds
10 42 (7.89%) Oracle
11 41 (7.71%) Red Hat
12 29 (5.45%) Dell
13 28 (5.26%) NetApp
14 25 (4.70%) Aruba
15 22 (4.14%) Infoblox
16 20 (3.76%) IBM
17 19 (3.57%) Blue Coat
17 19 (3.57%) Brocade
17 19 (3.57%) Fortinet
18 14 (2.63%) Nokia
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