The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 392 419 409
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 196 153 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.19% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 67 80
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £15.26 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +60.13%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7201 6993 8756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.67% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3553 3828
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 513 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +16 172 £338 +3.84% 91
London +34 85 £400 +14.28% 39
City of London +41 24 £413 +32.53% 17
South East -20 24 £323 -24.11% 20
Scotland +8 15 £150 - 5
West Midlands -8 14 £313 +105.59% 6
Yorkshire 0 12 £275 -26.66% 3
Hampshire -13 12 £259 -42.36% 6
South West -16 10 £300 -13.04% 6
Worcestershire - 10 - - 1
Worcester - 10 - - 1
East of England -19 9 £563 +89.07% 12
West Yorkshire -1 8 £275 -26.66% 2
Cambridge -1 8 £563 +89.07% 7
Cambridgeshire -8 8 £563 +100.89% 8
North West -14 7 £290 +5.45% 3
East Midlands +1 6 £344 - 2
Hook - 6 £259 -
Leeds +3 4 £275 -
Surrey +5 3 £413 -8.33% 2
Berkshire -6 3 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £275 -24.65%
West Sussex - 3 £375 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £440 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +11 2 £270 - 1
Dorset +8 2 £295 +22.91% 2
Nottingham +5 2 £270 -
Milton Keynes -3 2 - -
Wiltshire -6 2 £242 -46.22%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 212 (54.92%) Cisco
2 187 (48.45%) Firewall
3 171 (44.30%) Windows
4 138 (35.75%) VMware
5 136 (35.23%) LAN
6 133 (34.46%) WAN
7 127 (32.90%) TCP/IP
8 126 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
9 122 (31.61%) Active Directory
10 114 (29.53%) VPN
11 110 (28.50%) DNS
12 99 (25.65%) Microsoft
13 92 (23.83%) CCNP
13 92 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 79 (20.47%) SAN
15 72 (18.65%) CheckPoint
16 71 (18.39%) BGP
17 70 (18.13%) Juniper
17 70 (18.13%) Linux
17 70 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 68 (17.62%) HP
19 66 (17.10%) OSPF
20 64 (16.58%) Citrix
21 63 (16.32%) DHCP
22 59 (15.28%) CCNA
23 58 (15.03%) MS Exchange
24 57 (14.77%) MPLS
25 56 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003
26 54 (13.99%) ITIL
27 49 (12.69%) Wireless

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 58 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.48%) SharePoint
4 22 (5.70%) Lync
5 20 (5.18%) IIS
6 16 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.59%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.07%) Apache
10 7 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.30%) JOnAS
11 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.52%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.29%) MS Office
2 23 (5.96%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.30%) MS Project
5 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.37%) Office 365
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) SaaS
3 4 (1.04%) Joyent
4 3 (0.78%) IaaS
4 3 (0.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 187 (48.45%) Firewall
2 136 (35.23%) LAN
3 133 (34.46%) WAN
4 127 (32.90%) TCP/IP
5 114 (29.53%) VPN
6 110 (28.50%) DNS
7 79 (20.47%) SAN
8 71 (18.39%) BGP
9 66 (17.10%) OSPF
10 63 (16.32%) DHCP
11 57 (14.77%) MPLS
12 49 (12.69%) Wireless
13 46 (11.92%) VoIP
14 44 (11.40%) EIGRP
14 44 (11.40%) Network Security
15 41 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 41 (10.62%) Ethernet
16 39 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (9.33%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (9.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.37%) MySQL
3 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.78%) DB2
4 3 (0.78%) Redis
5 2 (0.52%) DataStage
6 1 (0.26%) MS Access
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.04%) Subversion
2 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.78%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Hudson
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 43 (11.14%) Finance
2 35 (9.07%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.18%) Banking
4 10 (2.59%) Local Government
5 9 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.07%) Legal
6 8 (2.07%) German Language
7 7 (1.81%) Retail
8 5 (1.30%) Marketing
9 4 (1.04%) Electronics
10 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.78%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (22.28%) Network Engineer
2 46 (11.92%) Architect
3 32 (8.29%) Analyst
4 29 (7.51%) Consultant
5 28 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.66%) Administrator
8 18 (4.66%) Network Architect
9 15 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (3.63%) Security Engineer
11 13 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.11%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.11%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Telephony Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.59%) XML
2 7 (1.81%) CSS
3 6 (1.55%) JSON
4 4 (1.04%) HTML
4 4 (1.04%) .NET
5 3 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.78%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.52%) SOAP
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 2 (0.52%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) OCX
7 1 (0.26%) VXML
7 1 (0.26%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.26%) DCOM
7 1 (0.26%) EDI
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.26%) Django
7 1 (0.26%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.92%) Replication
2 16 (4.15%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.89%) Client/Server
4 12 (3.11%) Clustering
4 12 (3.11%) PKI
5 10 (2.59%) PDA
5 10 (2.59%) Firmware
6 9 (2.33%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.07%) Video on Demand
7 8 (2.07%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.07%) IPTV
8 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.55%) MPEG
10 4 (1.04%) STB
10 4 (1.04%) Economics
10 4 (1.04%) Psychology
10 4 (1.04%) NHS
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 171 (44.30%) Windows
2 70 (18.13%) Linux
2 70 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 23 (5.96%) UNIX
6 15 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.37%) Solaris
8 11 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.59%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.07%) SUSE
11 7 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.55%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.30%) AIX
14 3 (0.78%) HPUX
14 3 (0.78%) Android
14 3 (0.78%) SmartOS
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.99%) ITIL
2 43 (11.14%) Migration
3 35 (9.07%) Load Balancing
4 31 (8.03%) Network Design
5 22 (5.70%) Service Management
6 21 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 19 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.15%) Data Protection
9 15 (3.89%) Network Management
9 15 (3.89%) Change Management
10 14 (3.63%) TOGAF
11 13 (3.37%) Incident Management
12 12 (3.11%) DevOps
13 11 (2.85%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.85%) Performance Testing
13 11 (2.85%) Project Management
14 10 (2.59%) Data Management
14 10 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.84%) SQL
2 24 (6.22%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.96%) Perl
4 15 (3.89%) C
5 14 (3.63%) Java
5 14 (3.63%) VB
6 13 (3.37%) Python
7 12 (3.11%) Tcl
8 9 (2.33%) VBA
9 7 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.81%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.30%) C++
10 5 (1.30%) VBScript
11 3 (0.78%) Ruby
12 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.26%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 126 (32.64%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (23.83%) CCNP
3 59 (15.28%) CCNA
4 46 (11.92%) Security Cleared
5 37 (9.59%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (6.48%) CCIE
8 23 (5.96%) Degree
9 19 (4.92%) MCSE
10 14 (3.63%) CCVP
11 13 (3.37%) ISEB
12 9 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.07%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.07%) MCITP
13 8 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (2.07%) MCP
14 6 (1.55%) CCDP
14 6 (1.55%) CCEA
14 6 (1.55%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.55%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.11%) QA
2 11 (2.85%) SLA
3 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (31.61%) Active Directory
2 92 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.40%) vSphere
4 38 (9.84%) Hyper-V
5 33 (8.55%) XenApp
6 26 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (5.18%) XenServer
8 16 (4.15%) NFS
9 12 (3.11%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.11%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.85%) vCloud
11 10 (2.59%) Snort
12 8 (2.07%) Xen
12 8 (2.07%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.81%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.55%) ProxySG
15 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.30%) UAG
16 4 (1.04%) SRDF
16 4 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 28 (7.25%) SCCM
2 23 (5.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.89%) SCOM
4 13 (3.37%) Cisco UCCE
5 12 (3.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (2.59%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.81%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.81%) Puppet
9 6 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.04%) WSUS
11 4 (1.04%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
13 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.52%) Nagios
13 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 212 (54.92%) Cisco
2 138 (35.75%) VMware
3 99 (25.65%) Microsoft
4 72 (18.65%) CheckPoint
5 70 (18.13%) Juniper
6 68 (17.62%) HP
7 64 (16.58%) Citrix
8 47 (12.18%) F5
9 31 (8.03%) Oracle
10 28 (7.25%) Fortinet
11 24 (6.22%) IBM
12 20 (5.18%) NetApp
13 19 (4.92%) Dell
14 18 (4.66%) EMC
14 18 (4.66%) Blue Coat
15 16 (4.15%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.63%) Riverbed
16 14 (3.63%) SolarWinds
17 10 (2.59%) Websense
17 10 (2.59%) Brocade
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