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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 342 417 391
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -26
Contract jobs citing VLAN 284 187 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 2.57% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 91 88
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£350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +72 270 £350 +3.32% 102
London +70 128 £400 +3.22% 29
City of London +43 41 £408 +25.38% 9
South East -21 38 £320 -4.83% 15
East of England +33 25 £250 +11.11% 13
South West +16 19 £310 +83.70% 10
East Midlands +8 17 £300 +140.00% 5
Hampshire +5 17 £298 -37.36% 5
North West -14 16 £296 -10.90% 12
Nottinghamshire 0 15 £311 +148.99% 1
Nottingham -1 14 £311 +148.99% 1
Berkshire +1 12 £425 +142.85% 5
West Midlands -5 12 £325 -23.52% 13
Wiltshire +17 11 £300 +9.09% 3
Essex - 11 £250 -
Yorkshire -21 8 £250 -23.07% 4
Cheshire -12 7 £203 -37.69% 1
West Yorkshire -14 7 £250 -23.07% 3
Norfolk - 7 £250 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 6 £428 +52.67% 1
North East +6 6 £428 +52.67% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 6 £428 +52.67% 1
Bradford - 6 £249 -
Reading +4 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £310 - 2
Merseyside - 4 - - 2
Liverpool - 4 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Chelmsford - 4 £395 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 306 (59.42%) Firewall
2 304 (59.03%) Cisco
3 221 (42.91%) Windows
4 200 (38.83%) LAN
5 197 (38.25%) VPN
6 176 (34.17%) WAN
7 167 (32.43%) VMware
8 156 (30.29%) DNS
9 144 (27.96%) Microsoft
10 137 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
11 135 (26.21%) Active Directory
12 116 (22.52%) TCP/IP
13 115 (22.33%) Linux
14 106 (20.58%) OSPF
15 105 (20.39%) SAN
16 102 (19.81%) Juniper
17 98 (19.03%) HP
18 96 (18.64%) MS Exchange
18 96 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
19 93 (18.06%) CheckPoint
20 90 (17.48%) MPLS
21 85 (16.50%) DHCP
22 83 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
23 82 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 82 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
24 81 (15.73%) CCNA
25 80 (15.53%) Citrix
26 76 (14.76%) SQL Server
26 76 (14.76%) Wireless
27 75 (14.56%) BGP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 96 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 63 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (10.68%) IIS
4 34 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 34 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (5.44%) Lync
7 22 (4.27%) Apache
8 21 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
9 19 (3.69%) OpenStack
10 17 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (2.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.55%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.97%) JBoss
15 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
16 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.58%) iPlanet
Applications
1 44 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.77%) MS Office
3 17 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.55%) MS Project
6 5 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.63%) Office 365
2 22 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.50%) PaaS
4 17 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (2.72%) Heroku
5 14 (2.72%) Engine Yard
6 12 (2.33%) IaaS
7 5 (0.97%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.97%) SaaS
8 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 306 (59.42%) Firewall
2 200 (38.83%) LAN
3 197 (38.25%) VPN
4 176 (34.17%) WAN
5 156 (30.29%) DNS
6 116 (22.52%) TCP/IP
7 106 (20.58%) OSPF
8 105 (20.39%) SAN
9 90 (17.48%) MPLS
10 85 (16.50%) DHCP
11 83 (16.12%) Cisco ASA
12 76 (14.76%) Wireless
13 75 (14.56%) BGP
14 73 (14.17%) VoIP
15 62 (12.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 58 (11.26%) Internet
17 55 (10.68%) Network Security
18 52 (10.10%) Ethernet
19 50 (9.71%) IPsec
20 49 (9.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.05%) MySQL
3 21 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.69%) MongoDB
4 19 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (3.69%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.69%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.55%) DB2
7 6 (1.17%) Big Data
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.39%) SQLBase
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (5.05%) Subversion
2 22 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 53 (10.29%) Finance
2 40 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.14%) Multimedia
4 9 (1.75%) Banking
5 8 (1.55%) Retail
5 8 (1.55%) Local Government
6 7 (1.36%) Law
7 4 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (29.90%) Network Engineer
2 49 (9.51%) Analyst
3 47 (9.13%) Architect
4 39 (7.57%) Consultant
5 31 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.24%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (4.66%) Network Support
7 24 (4.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 24 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 20 (3.88%) Administrator
9 20 (3.88%) IT Support
10 19 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (3.69%) Design Engineer
10 19 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
11 17 (3.30%) Network Analyst
11 17 (3.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (3.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.08%) Web Services
2 19 (3.69%) MCollective
3 16 (3.11%) SOAP
4 8 (1.55%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.36%) J2EE
6 6 (1.17%) .NET
7 4 (0.78%) XMPP
8 3 (0.58%) Ajax
9 2 (0.39%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) ISPF
10 1 (0.19%) HTML
10 1 (0.19%) CSS
10 1 (0.19%) XML
10 1 (0.19%) LAMP
10 1 (0.19%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.93%) Clustering
2 19 (3.69%) PKI
2 19 (3.69%) Device Driver
3 17 (3.30%) Client/Server
3 17 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.11%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.14%) IVR
8 10 (1.94%) Replication
8 10 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.17%) iPhone
11 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.78%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.78%) PDA
12 4 (0.78%) STB
13 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 221 (42.91%) Windows
2 115 (22.33%) Linux
3 96 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 71 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (7.57%) CentOS
7 28 (5.44%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 23 (4.47%) Ubuntu
10 18 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.11%) AIX
12 15 (2.91%) UNIX
12 15 (2.91%) SUSE
12 15 (2.91%) Windows 8
13 13 (2.52%) Solaris
14 10 (1.94%) Windows 2000
15 9 (1.75%) Android
16 8 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.55%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.56%) Load Balancing
2 65 (12.62%) ITIL
3 45 (8.74%) Migration
4 36 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (6.41%) Project Management
6 32 (6.21%) Network Management
7 30 (5.83%) Service Management
8 23 (4.47%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (4.47%) DevOps
9 21 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (3.69%) Configuration Management
11 18 (3.50%) Service Delivery
12 17 (3.30%) Change Management
12 17 (3.30%) Release Management
12 17 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.11%) Business Analysis
13 16 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (3.11%) Business Process Improvement
13 16 (3.11%) BPR
14 14 (2.72%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.26%) SQL
2 33 (6.41%) Perl
3 30 (5.83%) Python
3 30 (5.83%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.27%) Shell Script
4 22 (4.27%) Ruby
4 22 (4.27%) Korn
5 15 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.33%) C
6 12 (2.33%) Java
7 6 (1.17%) VB
8 5 (0.97%) PHP
9 3 (0.58%) C-shell
10 2 (0.39%) Golang
11 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (15.73%) CCNA
3 57 (11.07%) CCNP
4 48 (9.32%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (6.60%) MCSE
7 32 (6.21%) SC Cleared
8 25 (4.85%) CCIE
9 19 (3.69%) Degree
10 14 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.14%) CCDP
12 10 (1.94%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.55%) MCSA
14 8 (1.55%) CCSE
15 7 (1.36%) RHCT
16 6 (1.17%) MCITP
16 6 (1.17%) CCA
16 6 (1.17%) CISSP
16 6 (1.17%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.88%) QA
2 18 (3.50%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.33%) SLA
4 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 82 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (12.23%) Hyper-V
3 63 (12.23%) vSphere
4 19 (3.69%) Firmware
5 18 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.11%) XenApp
7 15 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.33%) Snort
9 11 (2.14%) XenServer
10 10 (1.94%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.55%) Samba
11 8 (1.55%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (1.36%) vCloud
12 7 (1.36%) Xen
13 6 (1.17%) Squid
13 6 (1.17%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.17%) KVM
14 5 (0.97%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.97%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (5.83%) Puppet
2 23 (4.47%) Nagios
2 23 (4.47%) FortiGate
3 22 (4.27%) SCCM
4 19 (3.69%) Cobbler
5 16 (3.11%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (2.52%) collectd
7 12 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (2.14%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (1.36%) WSUS
9 7 (1.36%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.97%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.97%) SCOM
11 5 (0.97%) Iperf
12 4 (0.78%) vMotion
12 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.78%) OPNET
Vendors
1 304 (59.03%) Cisco
2 167 (32.43%) VMware
3 144 (27.96%) Microsoft
4 102 (19.81%) Juniper
5 98 (19.03%) HP
6 93 (18.06%) CheckPoint
7 80 (15.53%) Citrix
8 56 (10.87%) F5
9 51 (9.90%) Oracle
9 51 (9.90%) Red Hat
10 41 (7.96%) SolarWinds
11 32 (6.21%) NetApp
12 31 (6.02%) Dell
13 22 (4.27%) IBM
14 19 (3.69%) Blue Coat
15 17 (3.30%) Aruba
16 15 (2.91%) Mitel
16 15 (2.91%) Brocade
16 15 (2.91%) Nokia
17 14 (2.72%) Fortinet
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North Yorkshire
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Norwich, Norfolk
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