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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 361 394 389
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 233 184 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 2.75% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 88 84
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.00%

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
7709 6701 7034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.11% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4163 3424 3398
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 382 600
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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.

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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 +28 223 £375 +1.35% 117
London +38 107 £400 +4.91% 36
South East -15 49 £370 -7.50% 22
City of London +33 40 £425 +14.09% 11
North West +6 23 £390 -25.71% 7
Berkshire 0 15 £450 - 4
Cheshire +8 11 £203 - 2
East Midlands -2 10 £300 +140.00% 8
Yorkshire -3 10 £250 -16.66% 7
South West -7 10 £310 +3.33% 17
East of England +12 8 £275 +83.33% 6
Nottinghamshire -5 7 - - 2
Hampshire -21 7 £364 -3.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £268 - 5
Surrey +6 6 £325 - 5
Nottingham -5 6 - - 2
Manchester -7 6 £395 -24.76% 2
West Yorkshire -10 6 £250 -23.07% 5
Bradford - 6 £249 - 1
West Midlands -2 5 £225 +7.14% 11
West Sussex -20 5 £375 +25.00%
East Sussex - 4 £425 - 4
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £350 -26.31%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £310 +3.33% 6
Milton Keynes -7 3 £350 -
Reading -9 3 - - 2
Wales -13 3 £438 +9.37% 3
Wiltshire - 3 £245 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £225 - 3
South Wales - 3 £438 - 3

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 290 (59.92%) Firewall
2 267 (55.17%) Cisco
3 232 (47.93%) Windows
4 181 (37.40%) VPN
5 170 (35.12%) VMware
6 166 (34.30%) DNS
7 159 (32.85%) LAN
8 158 (32.64%) WAN
9 143 (29.55%) Microsoft
10 121 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 121 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 114 (23.55%) Linux
12 107 (22.11%) SAN
12 107 (22.11%) TCP/IP
13 102 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 98 (20.25%) OSPF
15 96 (19.83%) HP
16 93 (19.21%) MS Exchange
17 90 (18.60%) Citrix
18 87 (17.98%) DHCP
19 86 (17.77%) Windows Server 2003
20 85 (17.56%) CCNA
20 85 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (16.94%) MPLS
22 80 (16.53%) SQL Server
23 75 (15.50%) Juniper
24 73 (15.08%) CheckPoint
25 72 (14.88%) BGP
26 71 (14.67%) Load Balancing
27 69 (14.26%) Exchange Server 2010

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 93 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (13.64%) IIS
4 36 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (6.20%) SharePoint
6 26 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (4.75%) Lync
8 20 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (3.72%) Apache
9 18 (3.72%) Office Communications Server
10 16 (3.31%) OpenStack
11 14 (2.89%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.03%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.41%) SAS
16 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
16 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.23%) MS Office
3 12 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.58%) Office 365
3 20 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.31%) PaaS
5 14 (2.89%) Heroku
5 14 (2.89%) Engine Yard
6 11 (2.27%) IaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.83%) SaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 290 (59.92%) Firewall
2 181 (37.40%) VPN
3 166 (34.30%) DNS
4 159 (32.85%) LAN
5 158 (32.64%) WAN
6 107 (22.11%) TCP/IP
6 107 (22.11%) SAN
7 98 (20.25%) OSPF
8 87 (17.98%) DHCP
9 82 (16.94%) MPLS
10 72 (14.88%) BGP
11 64 (13.22%) VoIP
12 60 (12.40%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (11.78%) IPsec
14 55 (11.36%) Network Security
15 54 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 50 (10.33%) Internet
17 49 (10.12%) HSRP
18 45 (9.30%) Ethernet
19 43 (8.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.37%) MySQL
3 19 (3.93%) RDBMS
3 19 (3.93%) MongoDB
3 19 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (3.93%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.48%) DB2
4 12 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.41%) Big Data
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) OLTP
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) SQLBase
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 26 (5.37%) Subversion
2 21 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 42 (8.68%) Finance
2 27 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.48%) Banking
4 9 (1.86%) Retail
4 9 (1.86%) Local Government
5 8 (1.65%) Law
6 6 (1.24%) Legal
7 4 (0.83%) Advertising
8 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 136 (28.10%) Network Engineer
2 51 (10.54%) Analyst
3 48 (9.92%) Architect
4 35 (7.23%) Consultant
5 28 (5.79%) Network Support
6 27 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (3.93%) Network Analyst
8 19 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.72%) Network Architect
10 17 (3.51%) Administrator
10 17 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.31%) IT Support
11 16 (3.31%) Security Engineer
12 15 (3.10%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.10%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (2.89%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.13%) Web Services
2 19 (3.93%) MCollective
3 16 (3.31%) SOAP
4 12 (2.48%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.83%) XML
5 4 (0.83%) WAP
5 4 (0.83%) HTML
5 4 (0.83%) .NET
5 4 (0.83%) LAMP
6 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.21%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.21%) JNI
7 1 (0.21%) ISPF
7 1 (0.21%) J2EE
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.30%) Clustering
2 28 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.93%) Device Driver
4 13 (2.69%) Replication
4 13 (2.69%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.27%) PKI
6 10 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.03%) IVR
9 4 (0.83%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.62%) Handset
10 3 (0.62%) GIS
10 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.62%) PDA
10 3 (0.62%) CCTV
10 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.62%) Kindle
10 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 232 (47.93%) Windows
2 114 (23.55%) Linux
3 102 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (17.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (8.26%) CentOS
7 37 (7.64%) Windows 7
8 30 (6.20%) Windows XP
9 24 (4.96%) Ubuntu
10 19 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (3.72%) AIX
12 17 (3.51%) Windows 8
13 16 (3.31%) SUSE
14 14 (2.89%) UNIX
15 12 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (2.07%) Solaris
17 7 (1.45%) Windows 2000
18 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.83%) VMS
20 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (14.67%) Load Balancing
2 59 (12.19%) ITIL
3 49 (10.12%) Migration
4 32 (6.61%) Service Management
5 30 (6.20%) Change Management
6 27 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
9 22 (4.55%) DevOps
9 22 (4.55%) Project Management
10 21 (4.34%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.34%) Service Delivery
10 21 (4.34%) Network Design
11 19 (3.93%) Network Management
12 17 (3.51%) Release Management
12 17 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.31%) Business Analysis
13 16 (3.31%) Business Process Improvement
13 16 (3.31%) Network Architecture
13 16 (3.31%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.02%) SQL
2 30 (6.20%) Python
2 30 (6.20%) Perl
3 29 (5.99%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.55%) Ruby
5 21 (4.34%) Shell Script
5 21 (4.34%) PowerShell
6 20 (4.13%) Korn
7 8 (1.65%) VBScript
8 7 (1.45%) C
9 5 (1.03%) Java
10 4 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) Golang
Qualifications
1 121 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (17.56%) CCNA
3 51 (10.54%) Security Cleared
4 43 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (8.68%) CCNP
6 35 (7.23%) SC Cleared
7 33 (6.82%) MCSE
8 24 (4.96%) CCIE
9 18 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.48%) Degree
12 10 (2.07%) RHCT
12 10 (2.07%) VCP4
13 7 (1.45%) MCP
14 6 (1.24%) MCSA
14 6 (1.24%) CCDP
14 6 (1.24%) CISSP
14 6 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.03%) CCEA
15 5 (1.03%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.13%) QA
2 13 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.27%) SLA
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 121 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 85 (17.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (13.22%) vSphere
4 53 (10.95%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.55%) Firmware
6 20 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.51%) XenApp
8 13 (2.69%) FreeRADIUS
9 12 (2.48%) XenServer
10 11 (2.27%) VMware Server
11 10 (2.07%) NFS
11 10 (2.07%) Snort
12 9 (1.86%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.86%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.45%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.03%) Squid
14 5 (1.03%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.83%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 31 (6.40%) Puppet
2 24 (4.96%) Nagios
2 24 (4.96%) SCCM
3 19 (3.93%) Cobbler
4 18 (3.72%) FortiGate
5 16 (3.31%) HP SiteScope
6 13 (2.69%) collectd
7 12 (2.48%) SCOM
8 11 (2.27%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.86%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.03%) SCDPM
11 5 (1.03%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.03%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.83%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.62%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.62%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 267 (55.17%) Cisco
2 170 (35.12%) VMware
3 143 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 96 (19.83%) HP
5 90 (18.60%) Citrix
6 75 (15.50%) Juniper
7 73 (15.08%) CheckPoint
8 48 (9.92%) Red Hat
8 48 (9.92%) Oracle
9 44 (9.09%) F5
10 32 (6.61%) NetApp
11 27 (5.58%) Dell
12 25 (5.17%) IBM
13 21 (4.34%) Symantec
13 21 (4.34%) SolarWinds
13 21 (4.34%) Blue Coat
14 17 (3.51%) EMC
15 12 (2.48%) McAfee
15 12 (2.48%) SonicWALL
16 11 (2.27%) Mitel
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