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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 337 376 397
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +21
Contract jobs citing VLAN 334 259 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 3.12% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 110 95
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£360 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £437 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £255 £320
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -14.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £19.91 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-30.90% -14.72%

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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +32 306 £360 +11.19% 77
London +9 125 £375 +8.69% 25
South East +31 83 £350 +8.52% 10
Berkshire +19 32 £365 -27.00% 5
South West +9 25 £450 +71.42% 4
City of London -18 20 £375 -6.25% 4
North East -9 17 £340 +43.15%
Yorkshire -22 17 £275 +34.96% 11
Brighton +13 16 £330 -
East Sussex +13 16 £330 -
Reading +4 16 £388 -22.50% 4
East of England -7 15 £250 -27.53% 4
Wiltshire +6 13 £488 +108.77% 1
West Sussex -6 11 £363 -
North West -23 11 £425 +51.78% 7
Wales -3 10 £450 - 1
Scotland -6 10 £300 +100.00% 4
South Wales - 10 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 10 £275 - 3
South Yorkshire - 10 £275 - 3
Durham +6 9 £413 +73.68%
Cheltenham +2 9 £450 +71.42%
Gloucestershire 0 9 £450 +71.42%
East Midlands -8 9 £275 -21.42% 7
Hampshire -1 8 £375 +27.28% 2
Cardiff - 8 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £340 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £340 -
Slough - 8 £208 -
Surrey -2 7 £300 - 2

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 372 (59.05%) Firewall
2 371 (58.89%) Cisco
3 288 (45.71%) LAN
4 275 (43.65%) Windows
5 265 (42.06%) WAN
6 225 (35.71%) VPN
7 212 (33.65%) DNS
8 204 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
9 201 (31.90%) TCP/IP
10 186 (29.52%) VMware
11 179 (28.41%) Active Directory
12 171 (27.14%) Microsoft
13 160 (25.40%) DHCP
14 156 (24.76%) MPLS
15 145 (23.02%) OSPF
15 145 (23.02%) BGP
16 130 (20.63%) Data Centre
17 125 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 124 (19.68%) HP
19 123 (19.52%) CCNP
20 122 (19.37%) Juniper
20 122 (19.37%) SAN
21 117 (18.57%) CheckPoint
22 115 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
23 112 (17.78%) Linux
24 111 (17.62%) Wireless
24 111 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
25 107 (16.98%) MS Exchange
26 105 (16.67%) VoIP
27 104 (16.51%) EIGRP

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 107 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 76 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (9.05%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (5.87%) IIS
6 27 (4.29%) Lync
7 24 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.75%) Apache
11 10 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.95%) JBoss
13 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 54 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 24 (3.81%) MS Office
4 16 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.59%) MS Project
6 8 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.92%) PaaS
3 27 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.13%) SaaS
4 26 (4.13%) IaaS
5 23 (3.65%) Office 365
6 12 (1.90%) HP Helion
7 5 (0.79%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.48%) Yammer
8 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 372 (59.05%) Firewall
2 288 (45.71%) LAN
3 265 (42.06%) WAN
4 225 (35.71%) VPN
5 212 (33.65%) DNS
6 201 (31.90%) TCP/IP
7 160 (25.40%) DHCP
8 156 (24.76%) MPLS
9 145 (23.02%) OSPF
9 145 (23.02%) BGP
10 122 (19.37%) SAN
11 115 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
12 111 (17.62%) Wireless
13 105 (16.67%) VoIP
14 104 (16.51%) EIGRP
14 104 (16.51%) Network Security
15 82 (13.02%) IPsec
15 82 (13.02%) Ethernet
16 78 (12.38%) Cisco Nexus
17 76 (12.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.06%) Big Data
4 12 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.79%) MySQL
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) SQLBase
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.27%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.48%) Subversion
4 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) Ant
5 1 (0.16%) Hudson
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 94 (14.92%) Finance
2 59 (9.37%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.13%) Banking
4 20 (3.17%) Multimedia
5 11 (1.75%) Local Government
6 8 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.11%) Billing
8 6 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.79%) Retail
10 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (35.40%) Network Engineer
2 70 (11.11%) Architect
3 50 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 48 (7.62%) Analyst
5 47 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 30 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 30 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 28 (4.44%) Consultant
8 28 (4.44%) Administrator
9 26 (4.13%) Security Engineer
10 23 (3.65%) Network Support
10 23 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.17%) Network Architect
13 19 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
15 17 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.38%) Web Services
3 9 (1.43%) LAMP
4 8 (1.27%) XMPP
4 8 (1.27%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.11%) CSS
6 6 (0.95%) J2EE
7 4 (0.63%) .NET
8 3 (0.48%) Ajax
8 3 (0.48%) boto
9 2 (0.32%) FFmpeg
9 2 (0.32%) HTML
9 2 (0.32%) XML
10 1 (0.16%) WAP
10 1 (0.16%) OCX
10 1 (0.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 130 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.10%) PKI
3 27 (4.29%) Clustering
4 23 (3.65%) Replication
5 18 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.38%) IVR
7 14 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.06%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.59%) EMC VNX
10 10 (1.59%) iPhone
11 7 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.95%) CLARiiON
12 6 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (0.95%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 275 (43.65%) Windows
2 112 (17.78%) Linux
3 111 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (6.19%) UNIX
7 25 (3.97%) Windows XP
8 24 (3.81%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.81%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.22%) Android
10 13 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.43%) Solaris
12 8 (1.27%) AIX
13 7 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.95%) CentOS
14 6 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.79%) SUSE
15 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.63%) VMS
16 4 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (15.40%) ITIL
2 88 (13.97%) Load Balancing
3 60 (9.52%) Network Design
4 53 (8.41%) Migration
5 46 (7.30%) Network Management
6 44 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 43 (6.83%) Project Management
8 37 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
10 22 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 22 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (3.17%) Change Management
12 19 (3.02%) Capacity Management
13 18 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
14 17 (2.70%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (2.70%) Network Architecture
14 17 (2.70%) Change Control
14 17 (2.70%) Service Management
14 17 (2.70%) Data Protection
15 14 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (10.95%) SQL
2 37 (5.87%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.06%) C
3 13 (2.06%) VB
4 12 (1.90%) Java
5 8 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.27%) VBScript
6 7 (1.11%) Perl
6 7 (1.11%) Python
6 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.79%) PHP
7 5 (0.79%) Korn
8 4 (0.63%) C-shell
8 4 (0.63%) Ruby
8 4 (0.63%) C#
9 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (19.52%) CCNP
3 102 (16.19%) CCNA
4 51 (8.10%) Security Cleared
5 49 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (6.98%) CCIE
7 40 (6.35%) MCSE
8 38 (6.03%) SC Cleared
9 27 (4.29%) Degree
10 19 (3.02%) CCSE
10 19 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (2.70%) MCSA
12 15 (2.38%) MCP
12 15 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.75%) MCITP
14 10 (1.59%) CCEA
14 10 (1.59%) CISSP
14 10 (1.59%) CCDP
14 10 (1.59%) CCEE
15 8 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.90%) SLA
4 9 (1.43%) QA
5 7 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.11%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 179 (28.41%) Active Directory
2 125 (19.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 58 (9.21%) vSphere
5 32 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.60%) XenApp
7 25 (3.97%) vCloud
8 17 (2.70%) XenServer
9 15 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.75%) Xen
10 11 (1.75%) NFS
10 11 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.75%) VirtualBox
11 10 (1.59%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.43%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.27%) Snort
14 6 (0.95%) Samba
14 6 (0.95%) KVM
14 6 (0.95%) SRDF
14 6 (0.95%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 33 (5.24%) SCCM
2 25 (3.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.86%) vMotion
4 12 (1.90%) FortiGate
4 12 (1.90%) SCOM
5 11 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (1.59%) Puppet
7 9 (1.43%) WSUS
7 9 (1.43%) Cacti
7 9 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.27%) Nmap
8 8 (1.27%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.27%) OpenView
9 7 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.95%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (0.95%) SnapMirror
10 6 (0.95%) SnapVault
11 5 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
11 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 371 (58.89%) Cisco
2 186 (29.52%) VMware
3 171 (27.14%) Microsoft
4 124 (19.68%) HP
5 122 (19.37%) Juniper
6 117 (18.57%) CheckPoint
7 104 (16.51%) F5
8 101 (16.03%) Citrix
9 73 (11.59%) SolarWinds
10 47 (7.46%) Dell
11 34 (5.40%) Oracle
12 33 (5.24%) Aruba
13 32 (5.08%) NetApp
14 29 (4.60%) Infoblox
14 29 (4.60%) Fortinet
15 28 (4.44%) Blue Coat
16 26 (4.13%) Brocade
17 25 (3.97%) Riverbed
18 23 (3.65%) IBM
18 23 (3.65%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Isle of Man
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Robert Half
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JPNG Recruitment
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago