The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLAN over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 479 369 445
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +76
Contract jobs citing VLAN 169 298 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 3.56% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 174 93
Median daily rate £360 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 19
Median hourly rate £15.25 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.47% +34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +40.00%

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -119 159 £360 +7.86% 62
London -82 62 £353 -5.36% 21
South East -18 32 £450 +42.85% 13
East of England +1 19 £300 +20.00% 3
Hampshire -4 13 £413 +30.95% 3
South West -1 12 £293 -2.50% 6
West Midlands -13 10 £370 +13.84% 9
East Midlands +3 9 £450 +50.00%
Berkshire +1 9 £385 -3.75% 4
North West -9 9 £365 +81.14% 3
City of London +9 7 £388 -3.12% 6
Reading 0 7 £385 - 1
Fareham - 7 £413 -
Birmingham +1 5 £370 -10.84% 1
Surrey -5 5 £500 - 3
Wiltshire -7 5 £280 -6.66%
Northamptonshire +11 4 £500 +66.66%
Northampton +8 4 £500 +66.66%
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £525 +110.00% 1
Suffolk +4 4 £223 -50.55% 1
Staines -2 4 £600 -
Norwich -3 4 £300 -11.11%
Crawley -4 4 £450 +73.07%
Norfolk -7 4 £300 +20.00%
Manchester -8 4 £500 +150.00% 2
West Sussex -16 4 £450 +73.07%
Scotland -17 4 - - 2
Leicestershire - 4 £250 -
Dorset - 4 £400 - 2
Leicester - 4 £250 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VLAN.

1 231 (60.00%) Cisco
2 196 (50.91%) Firewall
3 143 (37.14%) LAN
4 124 (32.21%) VPN
5 116 (30.13%) DNS
6 114 (29.61%) WAN
7 113 (29.35%) Windows
8 108 (28.05%) Data Centre
9 100 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
10 96 (24.94%) VMware
11 92 (23.90%) Microsoft
12 86 (22.34%) OSPF
13 84 (21.82%) DHCP
14 83 (21.56%) Active Directory
14 83 (21.56%) BGP
15 78 (20.26%) SAN
16 76 (19.74%) TCP/IP
17 75 (19.48%) MPLS
18 68 (17.66%) Linux
19 67 (17.40%) Wireless
20 64 (16.62%) CCNA
21 63 (16.36%) CheckPoint
21 63 (16.36%) Network Security
22 60 (15.58%) CCNP
23 58 (15.06%) Citrix
23 58 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
24 57 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 57 (14.81%) Windows Server
25 56 (14.55%) Juniper
26 49 (12.73%) Migration

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.42%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.64%) IIS
6 10 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.34%) Apache
8 7 (1.82%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.56%) Liferay
10 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.52%) WordPress
12 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) nginx
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.42%) MS Office
3 11 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.34%) IaaS
3 9 (2.34%) Office 365
4 6 (1.56%) PaaS
5 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.30%) SaaS
6 4 (1.04%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 196 (50.91%) Firewall
2 143 (37.14%) LAN
3 124 (32.21%) VPN
4 116 (30.13%) DNS
5 114 (29.61%) WAN
6 86 (22.34%) OSPF
7 84 (21.82%) DHCP
8 83 (21.56%) BGP
9 78 (20.26%) SAN
10 76 (19.74%) TCP/IP
11 75 (19.48%) MPLS
12 67 (17.40%) Wireless
13 63 (16.36%) Network Security
14 58 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (10.65%) IPsec
16 35 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (9.09%) VoIP
17 34 (8.83%) EIGRP
17 34 (8.83%) Internet
17 34 (8.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.34%) MySQL
3 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.30%) DB2
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (2.60%) JIRA
1 10 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (9.87%) Finance
2 24 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.97%) Banking
4 10 (2.60%) Retail
5 6 (1.56%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.30%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
7 4 (1.04%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Military
8 3 (0.78%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (30.13%) Network Engineer
2 59 (15.32%) Architect
3 36 (9.35%) Analyst
4 31 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 29 (7.53%) Network Architect
6 28 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.45%) Network Analyst
8 20 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (4.68%) Consultant
10 16 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.16%) Security Engineer
11 15 (3.90%) Network Support
12 14 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (3.64%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
12 14 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (3.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.56%) LAMP
2 6 (1.56%) Oracle ADF
2 6 (1.56%) Web Services
2 6 (1.56%) XML
3 5 (1.30%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) JSON
4 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.52%) CSS
5 2 (0.52%) libvirt
5 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.52%) XMPP
6 1 (0.26%) J2EE
6 1 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 108 (28.05%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.60%) Smart Meter
5 9 (2.34%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.08%) Replication
7 7 (1.82%) Clustering
7 7 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.30%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.30%) CCTV
9 5 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.30%) PKI
9 5 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.04%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.04%) MPEG
10 4 (1.04%) NHS
11 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 113 (29.35%) Windows
2 68 (17.66%) Linux
3 57 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 47 (12.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (9.09%) Unix
6 30 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 16 (4.16%) AIX
10 9 (2.34%) Solaris
11 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.30%) VMS
13 4 (1.04%) Android
13 4 (1.04%) CentOS
13 4 (1.04%) SUSE
13 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.73%) Migration
2 45 (11.69%) ITIL
3 37 (9.61%) Network Design
4 28 (7.27%) High Availability
4 28 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 26 (6.75%) Project Management
6 22 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 22 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (5.71%) Service Management
7 21 (5.45%) Server Virtualisation
8 20 (5.19%) Change Management
8 20 (5.19%) Network Architecture
9 19 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (4.94%) Network Management
10 16 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.38%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.38%) V-Model
12 13 (3.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.35%) SQL
2 24 (6.23%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.12%) Bash Shell
3 12 (3.12%) Perl
4 10 (2.60%) Java
5 9 (2.34%) Python
5 9 (2.34%) Ruby
6 3 (0.78%) C#
6 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.78%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.26%) AWK
8 1 (0.26%) C++
8 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (16.62%) CCNA
3 60 (15.58%) CCNP
4 47 (12.21%) Security Cleared
5 35 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 24 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (4.68%) MCSA
7 18 (4.68%) MCSE
8 17 (4.42%) Degree
9 16 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (3.38%) CCIE
11 11 (2.86%) CCSE
11 11 (2.86%) ISTQB
11 11 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (2.60%) CISSP
13 9 (2.34%) DV Cleared
14 8 (2.08%) MCP
15 6 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.30%) JNCIS
17 4 (1.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.56%) SLA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.04%) QA
4 3 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 83 (21.56%) Active Directory
2 57 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.01%) vSphere
4 16 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.38%) XenApp
6 11 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.60%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (2.08%) Snort
9 7 (1.82%) XenServer
10 6 (1.56%) Firmware
10 6 (1.56%) NFS
10 6 (1.56%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.04%) UAG
12 4 (1.04%) Xen
12 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.78%) KVM
13 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.71%) SCCM
2 13 (3.38%) SCOM
3 10 (2.60%) Puppet
4 9 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.34%) WSUS
5 8 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (1.82%) Proventia
7 6 (1.56%) Nagios
7 6 (1.56%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.04%) vMotion
10 3 (0.78%) Ansible
10 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.52%) BMC Marimba
11 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 231 (60.00%) Cisco
2 96 (24.94%) VMware
3 92 (23.90%) Microsoft
4 63 (16.36%) CheckPoint
5 58 (15.06%) Citrix
6 56 (14.55%) Juniper
7 48 (12.47%) HP
8 47 (12.21%) F5
9 32 (8.31%) NetApp
10 30 (7.79%) Palo Alto
11 28 (7.27%) Oracle
12 25 (6.49%) Dell
13 23 (5.97%) SolarWinds
14 18 (4.68%) Avaya
14 18 (4.68%) Red Hat
15 17 (4.42%) Blue Coat
16 15 (3.90%) SonicWALL
17 14 (3.64%) Brocade
17 14 (3.64%) Fortinet
18 11 (2.86%) Riverbed
Lewes, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 22 days ago