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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 356 375 394
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Contract jobs citing VLAN 235 186 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 2.86% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 98 82
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £380 £334
% change year-on-year
-11.18% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 13
Average hourly rate £19.07 £16.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.32% -59.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.35 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -52.85%

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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +31 227 £375 +3.44% 89
London +39 109 £406 +8.33% 44
South East -10 65 £358 -13.85% 8
City of London +24 27 £444 +18.33% 15
Berkshire 0 25 £300 -27.71% 1
North West +15 18 £225 -57.14% 5
South West -9 11 £325 +8.33% 9
East of England 0 9 £275 -21.42% 6
Cheshire - 9 £203 - 2
Surrey +2 8 £325 -26.96%
Manchester +4 7 £225 -57.14% 3
Oxfordshire -12 7 £290 +50.64% 1
Hampshire -23 7 £386 -3.43% 2
Wiltshire - 7 £245 -
East Midlands +12 6 - - 3
West Sussex - 6 £375 -
East Sussex - 6 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes -1 5 £325 -
West Midlands -5 5 £225 +7.14% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £325 -31.57%
Hertfordshire -1 4 £400 +32.78% 2
Reading -5 4 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire -10 4 - - 8
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £314 -
Suffolk -2 3 £245 -
Worcestershire -2 3 £225 -25.00% 1
Wales -12 3 £438 +9.37% 2
Oxford -17 3 £300 +20.00%
Worcester - 3 £225 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 303 (61.59%) Firewall
2 293 (59.55%) Cisco
3 234 (47.56%) Windows
4 193 (39.23%) VPN
5 164 (33.33%) VMware
6 163 (33.13%) DNS
7 158 (32.11%) WAN
8 148 (30.08%) Microsoft
9 147 (29.88%) LAN
10 139 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
11 125 (25.41%) Active Directory
12 116 (23.58%) SAN
13 108 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 107 (21.75%) TCP/IP
15 106 (21.54%) Linux
16 105 (21.34%) OSPF
17 99 (20.12%) MS Exchange
17 99 (20.12%) Citrix
18 95 (19.31%) HP
19 94 (19.11%) Juniper
20 92 (18.70%) DHCP
20 92 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 89 (18.09%) CheckPoint
21 89 (18.09%) BGP
22 88 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
22 88 (17.89%) CCNA
23 85 (17.28%) MPLS
24 78 (15.85%) SQL Server
25 72 (14.63%) Load Balancing
26 71 (14.43%) IIS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 99 (20.12%) MS Exchange
2 71 (14.43%) IIS
3 68 (13.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (5.89%) SharePoint
6 25 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (4.67%) Lync
9 21 (4.27%) Apache
10 16 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (2.44%) OpenStack
12 10 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.22%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.81%) SAS
15 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 1 (0.20%) JBoss
17 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 35 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.30%) MS Office
3 18 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.02%) MS Project
5 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.88%) Office 365
3 17 (3.46%) PaaS
4 16 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (2.44%) IaaS
6 10 (2.03%) Heroku
6 10 (2.03%) Engine Yard
7 4 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.81%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 303 (61.59%) Firewall
2 193 (39.23%) VPN
3 163 (33.13%) DNS
4 158 (32.11%) WAN
5 147 (29.88%) LAN
6 116 (23.58%) SAN
7 107 (21.75%) TCP/IP
8 105 (21.34%) OSPF
9 92 (18.70%) DHCP
10 89 (18.09%) BGP
11 85 (17.28%) MPLS
12 69 (14.02%) Network Security
13 64 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 59 (11.99%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (11.79%) VoIP
15 58 (11.79%) HSRP
16 53 (10.77%) IPsec
17 49 (9.96%) Internet
18 48 (9.76%) Ethernet
19 40 (8.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.66%) MySQL
3 15 (3.05%) DB2
4 13 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.24%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) OLTP
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (3.66%) Subversion
2 12 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 39 (7.93%) Finance
2 25 (5.08%) Banking
2 25 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.44%) Local Government
4 11 (2.24%) Retail
5 8 (1.63%) Law
6 6 (1.22%) Legal
7 5 (1.02%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.41%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (30.49%) Network Engineer
2 47 (9.55%) Analyst
3 45 (9.15%) Architect
4 34 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (6.71%) Consultant
6 28 (5.69%) Support Engineer
6 28 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (5.28%) Network Support
7 26 (5.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (4.27%) Security Engineer
8 21 (4.27%) Network Analyst
9 19 (3.86%) Network Architect
9 19 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.86%) Administrator
10 18 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
11 16 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 15 (3.05%) Design Engineer
12 15 (3.05%) IP Engineer
13 14 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.25%) Web Services
2 15 (3.05%) Regular Expression
3 12 (2.44%) SOAP
4 11 (2.24%) MCollective
5 5 (1.02%) XML
5 5 (1.02%) HTML
6 4 (0.81%) LAMP
6 4 (0.81%) .NET
6 4 (0.81%) WAP
7 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.20%) JNI
8 1 (0.20%) YAML
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.33%) Clustering
2 29 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.05%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.85%) Replication
5 11 (2.24%) PKI
5 11 (2.24%) Device Driver
6 10 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.83%) Kindle
8 8 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.22%) PDA
10 3 (0.61%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.61%) Handset
10 3 (0.61%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.41%) Open Source
11 2 (0.41%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.41%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.41%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 234 (47.56%) Windows
2 108 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (21.54%) Linux
4 88 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 65 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (6.30%) Windows XP
6 31 (6.30%) CentOS
6 31 (6.30%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.86%) AIX
8 18 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (3.46%) SUSE
9 17 (3.46%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.25%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (2.64%) UNIX
13 8 (1.63%) Solaris
14 5 (1.02%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.61%) VMS
17 2 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.63%) Load Balancing
2 71 (14.43%) ITIL
3 49 (9.96%) Migration
4 32 (6.50%) Change Management
5 31 (6.30%) Service Management
6 27 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 21 (4.27%) Network Management
8 21 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.07%) Configuration Management
9 20 (4.07%) Network Design
9 20 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
10 19 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (3.05%) WAN Optimisation
13 14 (2.85%) High Availability
13 14 (2.85%) Network Architecture
13 14 (2.85%) DevOps
13 14 (2.85%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.01%) SQL
2 25 (5.08%) Perl
3 22 (4.47%) Python
3 22 (4.47%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.07%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.85%) Ruby
6 13 (2.64%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.44%) Korn
8 9 (1.83%) VBScript
8 9 (1.83%) C
9 4 (0.81%) VB
10 3 (0.61%) Java
11 2 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) Tcl
12 1 (0.20%) Golang
Qualifications
1 139 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (17.89%) CCNA
3 62 (12.60%) Security Cleared
4 61 (12.40%) CCNP
5 45 (9.15%) SC Cleared
6 43 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (6.50%) CCIE
8 31 (6.30%) MCSE
9 17 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (3.46%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.03%) Degree
10 10 (2.03%) RHCT
11 8 (1.63%) MCP
12 7 (1.42%) MCSA
13 6 (1.22%) CCSE
14 5 (1.02%) MCITP
14 5 (1.02%) MCTS
14 5 (1.02%) CISSP
15 4 (0.81%) CCSA
15 4 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.85%) QA
2 13 (2.64%) SLA
3 11 (2.24%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 125 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 92 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (14.23%) vSphere
4 57 (11.59%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.88%) XenServer
6 23 (4.67%) Firmware
7 20 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (3.86%) XenApp
9 17 (3.46%) FreeRADIUS
10 15 (3.05%) VMware Server
11 11 (2.24%) Snort
12 10 (2.03%) VMware ESX
12 10 (2.03%) NFS
12 10 (2.03%) XenDesktop
13 8 (1.63%) ProxySG
14 6 (1.22%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.02%) Squid
15 5 (1.02%) vCloud
16 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (5.49%) SCCM
2 22 (4.47%) Nagios
2 22 (4.47%) Puppet
3 13 (2.64%) FortiGate
4 12 (2.44%) HP SiteScope
4 12 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.24%) SCOM
5 11 (2.24%) Cobbler
6 10 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.83%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.83%) collectd
8 5 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.02%) BladeLogic
8 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.81%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.81%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 293 (59.55%) Cisco
2 164 (33.33%) VMware
3 148 (30.08%) Microsoft
4 99 (20.12%) Citrix
5 95 (19.31%) HP
6 94 (19.11%) Juniper
7 89 (18.09%) CheckPoint
8 56 (11.38%) F5
9 41 (8.33%) Oracle
10 37 (7.52%) Red Hat
11 32 (6.50%) Dell
12 31 (6.30%) IBM
12 31 (6.30%) NetApp
13 27 (5.49%) Blue Coat
14 23 (4.67%) SolarWinds
15 21 (4.27%) Symantec
16 16 (3.25%) EMC
17 13 (2.64%) Brocade
18 12 (2.44%) Splunk
18 12 (2.44%) Fortinet
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