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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 442 361 453
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +92
Contract jobs citing VLAN 204 305 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.54% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 3.78% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 166 86
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 12
Median hourly rate £27.00 £31.38 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.94% +28.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.88 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £108.25 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +35.71%

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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 -83 189 £365 +4.28% 64
London -90 56 £375 +4.52% 21
South East -19 44 £385 +28.33% 14
Berkshire +2 25 £235 -21.66% 2
South West +9 24 £325 -1.51% 6
West Midlands -12 20 £355 +18.33% 12
Reading +11 18 £235 -30.37% 1
East of England +5 17 £350 +40.00% 2
North West -14 13 £385 -14.44% 5
Hampshire +11 12 £425 +17.24% 3
Wiltshire +2 11 £338 +2.27% 1
City of London +32 10 £335 -10.66% 7
Scotland -10 8 £355 - 1
Cheltenham +4 7 £313 -28.16%
Gloucestershire -1 7 £313 -30.55%
Birmingham -2 7 £370 - 2
Edinburgh -6 7 £350 - 1
Manchester -8 7 £325 -27.77% 2
Wales +20 5 £380 +44.76% 1
South Wales +17 5 £380 +44.76% 1
East Midlands +8 5 £275 -
North East -53 5 £250 -33.33%
Malmesbury - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 £400 - 2
Winchester - 5 - -
Dorset - 5 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire +9 4 - -
Cardiff +8 4 £388 +40.90%
Warwickshire -6 4 £355 -
Surrey -9 4 £506 +125.00% 4

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 226 (57.22%) Firewall
2 225 (56.96%) Cisco
3 145 (36.71%) LAN
4 143 (36.20%) WAN
5 136 (34.43%) VPN
6 132 (33.42%) Windows
7 125 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
8 114 (28.86%) DNS
9 107 (27.09%) DHCP
10 105 (26.58%) VMware
11 100 (25.32%) Data Centre
12 99 (25.06%) Linux
13 98 (24.81%) MPLS
14 96 (24.30%) BGP
15 94 (23.80%) OSPF
16 91 (23.04%) Active Directory
17 82 (20.76%) Microsoft
18 79 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 79 (20.00%) SAN
19 77 (19.49%) CCNP
20 75 (18.99%) CCNA
21 73 (18.48%) Network Security
22 71 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
23 69 (17.47%) Wireless
24 64 (16.20%) Citrix
25 62 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
26 61 (15.44%) Windows Server
27 59 (14.94%) CheckPoint
28 57 (14.43%) Juniper
29 53 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008

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 47 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.54%) IIS
5 12 (3.04%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.03%) Apache
8 7 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.52%) Liferay
10 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.51%) WordPress
14 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.25%) JBoss
14 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.29%) MS Office
3 12 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.51%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.04%) IaaS
3 12 (3.04%) PaaS
4 8 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.77%) SaaS
6 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.76%) Office 365
7 3 (0.76%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 226 (57.22%) Firewall
2 145 (36.71%) LAN
3 143 (36.20%) WAN
4 136 (34.43%) VPN
5 114 (28.86%) DNS
6 107 (27.09%) DHCP
7 98 (24.81%) MPLS
8 96 (24.30%) BGP
9 94 (23.80%) OSPF
10 79 (20.00%) SAN
10 79 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 73 (18.48%) Network Security
12 71 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
13 69 (17.47%) Wireless
14 43 (10.89%) IPsec
15 42 (10.63%) HSRP
16 41 (10.38%) EIGRP
17 36 (9.11%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (8.86%) Internet
18 35 (8.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.04%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.53%) MySQL
4 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.27%) DB2
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.25%) MS Access
11 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (4.05%) JIRA
2 15 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.76%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.51%) GCC
5 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Ant
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (10.38%) Finance
2 35 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.08%) Banking
4 11 (2.78%) Retail
5 7 (1.77%) Legal
6 5 (1.27%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Billing
7 4 (1.01%) Law
7 4 (1.01%) Military
8 3 (0.76%) Advertising
8 3 (0.76%) French Language
9 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (29.37%) Network Engineer
2 50 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (12.41%) Architect
4 36 (9.11%) Analyst
5 31 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (6.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 24 (6.08%) Network Analyst
8 21 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 21 (5.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (5.06%) VMware Engineer
9 20 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (4.56%) Consultant
10 18 (4.56%) Network Architect
11 16 (4.05%) Support Engineer
11 16 (4.05%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
14 13 (3.29%) Administrator
14 13 (3.29%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.29%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.30%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.52%) LAMP
2 6 (1.52%) Oracle ADF
2 6 (1.52%) Web Services
3 5 (1.27%) .NET
4 4 (1.01%) XML
5 3 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.76%) RESTful
6 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) libvirt
6 2 (0.51%) Qt
6 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.51%) XMPP
7 1 (0.25%) boto
7 1 (0.25%) J2EE
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 100 (25.32%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.33%) Replication
3 20 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.04%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.04%) Smart Meter
5 11 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.03%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.03%) PKI
8 7 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.27%) Clustering
10 5 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.27%) EqualLogic
11 4 (1.01%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.01%) MPEG
12 3 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.76%) NHS
13 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (33.42%) Windows
2 99 (25.06%) Linux
3 61 (15.44%) Windows Server
4 53 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (10.38%) Unix
6 36 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (4.56%) AIX
10 11 (2.78%) Solaris
10 11 (2.78%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.03%) VMS
12 5 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.01%) CentOS
13 4 (1.01%) SUSE
13 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.16%) Migration
2 40 (10.13%) Network Design
3 38 (9.62%) ITIL
4 29 (7.34%) Configuration Management
4 29 (7.34%) Project Management
5 27 (6.84%) Change Management
6 25 (6.33%) Load Balancing
7 24 (6.08%) High Availability
8 22 (5.57%) Network Management
9 21 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (5.32%) Open Source
10 17 (4.30%) V-Model
10 17 (4.30%) Waterfall
11 15 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (3.80%) Software Testing
12 14 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (3.29%) Network Architecture
14 12 (3.04%) Information Security
14 12 (3.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.37%) SQL
2 26 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.29%) Perl
4 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.53%) Java
5 10 (2.53%) Python
6 9 (2.28%) Ruby
7 6 (1.52%) C
8 3 (0.76%) C++
8 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.25%) AWK
10 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 125 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (19.49%) CCNP
3 75 (18.99%) CCNA
4 48 (12.15%) Security Cleared
5 33 (8.35%) SC Cleared
6 28 (7.09%) CCIE
7 25 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (3.80%) ISTQB
9 15 (3.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (3.80%) MCSE
10 13 (3.29%) Degree
11 12 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.78%) MCSA
13 8 (2.03%) CISSP
14 7 (1.77%) CCSE
15 5 (1.27%) CCDP
15 5 (1.27%) JNCIP
16 4 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (1.01%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.80%) SLA
2 9 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.01%) QA
5 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 91 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 62 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.59%) vSphere
4 22 (5.57%) XenApp
5 18 (4.56%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.29%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.29%) VMware Server
8 10 (2.53%) Xen
9 9 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.03%) DFS Replication
10 8 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.77%) ProxySG
11 7 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.77%) XenServer
12 6 (1.52%) NFS
13 4 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (1.01%) KVM
13 4 (1.01%) UAG
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (7.34%) SCCM
2 23 (5.82%) SCOM
3 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 14 (3.54%) Puppet
4 13 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.04%) WSUS
6 11 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (2.28%) FortiGate
7 9 (2.28%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (2.03%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.77%) Nagios
10 5 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.01%) Ansible
11 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.01%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.76%) Proventia
12 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 225 (56.96%) Cisco
2 105 (26.58%) VMware
3 82 (20.76%) Microsoft
4 64 (16.20%) Citrix
5 59 (14.94%) CheckPoint
6 57 (14.43%) Juniper
7 52 (13.16%) HP
8 38 (9.62%) F5
9 33 (8.35%) SolarWinds
10 30 (7.59%) Oracle
10 30 (7.59%) Palo Alto
11 26 (6.58%) NetApp
12 24 (6.08%) Dell
13 19 (4.81%) Red Hat
14 18 (4.56%) Fortinet
15 15 (3.80%) Blue Coat
16 14 (3.54%) Riverbed
17 13 (3.29%) Intel Security
18 10 (2.53%) Brocade
18 10 (2.53%) Veeam
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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