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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
Rank 410 441 396
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -45
Contract jobs citing VLAN 195 196 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 2.65% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 109 138
Median daily rate £353 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £360 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.38% +13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 15
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.66% -25.00%

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
6809 7405 7775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 4357 4246
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 322 447
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +15 184 £353 -6.00% 81
South East +22 59 £419 +19.64% 9
London +12 51 £375 -9.09% 35
North West +11 26 £338 -25.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +10 17 £525 +162.50%
Berkshire +11 16 £325 -7.14%
Milton Keynes +14 14 £525 +162.50%
South West +7 14 £336 +37.14% 2
Manchester +16 13 £338 -3.57% 6
Cheshire +16 12 £338 -25.00%
Hampshire -5 12 £375 -36.17% 3
West Midlands +19 11 £313 -26.47% 8
Basingstoke +16 9 £269 +28.09%
East of England -14 9 £198 -43.57% 6
Wiltshire +7 8 - - 1
East Midlands +4 8 £280 +12.00% 7
Surrey +15 7 £375 -
City of London +3 7 £425 +9.67% 7
Yorkshire +21 6 £350 -17.64% 6
Scotland +16 5 £250 -40.47% 1
Warrington +15 5 £338 -32.50%
Croydon +5 5 - -
Birmingham +3 5 £311 -26.76% 2
Essex -1 5 £195 -
Derbyshire - 5 £280 - 2
Slough +6 4 - -
Derby - 4 £280 -
Edinburgh +23 3 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 3 £350 -17.64% 2
Reading +10 3 £375 -13.79%

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 249 (58.59%) Cisco
2 197 (46.35%) Firewall
3 183 (43.06%) Cisco Certification
4 141 (33.18%) Windows
5 135 (31.76%) VPN
6 133 (31.29%) LAN
7 130 (30.59%) CCNA
8 129 (30.35%) WAN
9 116 (27.29%) VMware
10 104 (24.47%) Active Directory
11 103 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 99 (23.29%) CCNP
13 94 (22.12%) DNS
14 90 (21.18%) MPLS
15 88 (20.71%) OSPF
16 87 (20.47%) Security Cleared
17 83 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 80 (18.82%) Juniper
19 78 (18.35%) BGP
20 75 (17.65%) Microsoft
20 75 (17.65%) DHCP
21 74 (17.41%) Windows Server
22 65 (15.29%) Linux
23 60 (14.12%) Data Centre
24 58 (13.65%) SC Cleared
25 55 (12.94%) Migration
25 55 (12.94%) Wireless
26 53 (12.47%) CheckPoint
27 48 (11.29%) Telecoms
27 48 (11.29%) VoIP

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 28 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.82%) Apache
4 11 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.59%) IIS
5 10 (2.35%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.71%) CMS
8 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) MS Office
3 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.00%) Office 365
3 23 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.12%) Akamai
5 8 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.88%) IaaS
6 7 (1.65%) PaaS
7 3 (0.71%) SaaS
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 197 (46.35%) Firewall
2 135 (31.76%) VPN
3 133 (31.29%) LAN
4 129 (30.35%) WAN
5 103 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 94 (22.12%) DNS
7 90 (21.18%) MPLS
8 88 (20.71%) OSPF
9 78 (18.35%) BGP
10 75 (17.65%) DHCP
11 55 (12.94%) Wireless
12 48 (11.29%) VoIP
13 45 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (10.35%) Network Security
15 43 (10.12%) SAN
16 38 (8.94%) Internet
17 37 (8.71%) EIGRP
18 35 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
19 34 (8.00%) IPsec
20 32 (7.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.35%) MySQL
3 7 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.24%) Big Data
7 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.94%) JIRA
3 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.71%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.47%) Ant
5 2 (0.47%) JMeter
5 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 48 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 36 (8.47%) Finance
3 20 (4.71%) Banking
4 9 (2.12%) Billing
5 8 (1.88%) Electronics
6 7 (1.65%) Legal
6 7 (1.65%) Military
7 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.94%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Local Government
9 3 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.47%) Front Office
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (30.12%) Network Engineer
2 63 (14.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 52 (12.24%) Architect
4 51 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 34 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 24 (5.65%) Network Support
9 21 (4.94%) Analyst
9 21 (4.94%) NOC Engineer
10 17 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
11 16 (3.76%) Juniper Engineer
12 15 (3.53%) Administrator
12 15 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.29%) Consultant
13 14 (3.29%) Network Support Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 13 (3.06%) Security Engineer
15 12 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
16 11 (2.59%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.82%) Middleware
3 6 (1.41%) LAMP
3 6 (1.41%) libvirt
3 6 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (1.41%) Web Services
4 3 (0.71%) .NET
5 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.47%) JSON
5 2 (0.47%) RESTful
5 2 (0.47%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.24%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.24%) SOAP
6 1 (0.24%) Spring
6 1 (0.24%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.24%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.29%) Driving Licence
4 13 (3.06%) NHS
5 12 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.59%) IPTV
6 11 (2.59%) STB
7 10 (2.35%) Clustering
7 10 (2.35%) Over-the-Top Content
7 10 (2.35%) Video on Demand
8 9 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.12%) Replication
9 8 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.71%) BBC
13 3 (0.71%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 141 (33.18%) Windows
2 74 (17.41%) Windows Server
3 65 (15.29%) Linux
4 47 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (6.82%) Unix
6 29 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (4.94%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.35%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.65%) Android
10 6 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.18%) VMS
12 4 (0.94%) CentOS
12 4 (0.94%) Solaris
13 3 (0.71%) Debian
13 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.24%) Gentoo
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.94%) Migration
2 46 (10.82%) ITIL
3 35 (8.24%) Load Balancing
4 28 (6.59%) Network Design
5 26 (6.12%) High Availability
6 23 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 18 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 16 (3.76%) Project Management
9 15 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.29%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.06%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (3.06%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.06%) Network Management
11 13 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (2.82%) PRINCE2
12 12 (2.82%) Server Building
13 11 (2.59%) Change Control
13 11 (2.59%) Open Source
14 10 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.06%) PowerShell
2 28 (6.59%) SQL
3 12 (2.82%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.12%) Python
5 6 (1.41%) C
6 4 (0.94%) Java
7 3 (0.71%) Perl
7 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.47%) VBScript
9 1 (0.24%) C#
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) Korn
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 183 (43.06%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (30.59%) CCNA
3 99 (23.29%) CCNP
4 87 (20.47%) Security Cleared
5 58 (13.65%) SC Cleared
6 43 (10.12%) CCIE
7 41 (9.65%) Degree
8 23 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 19 (4.47%) CCDP
10 18 (4.24%) MCSE
10 18 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (4.00%) JNCIA
12 11 (2.59%) CCIP
13 10 (2.35%) JNCIS
14 9 (2.12%) MCITP
15 7 (1.65%) CCVP
15 7 (1.65%) MCP
16 6 (1.41%) RHCA
16 6 (1.41%) RHCE
16 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.12%) SLA
2 7 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) BS7799
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 104 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 83 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.06%) vSphere
4 13 (3.06%) XenApp
5 11 (2.59%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.12%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.88%) KVM
8 7 (1.65%) iptables
8 7 (1.65%) NFS
8 7 (1.65%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.65%) XenServer
9 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.71%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (4.71%) Puppet
2 19 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.59%) Nagios
4 10 (2.35%) SCCM
5 9 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.65%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (1.65%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.41%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.18%) vMotion
10 4 (0.94%) Ansible
10 4 (0.94%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.71%) QRadar
11 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 249 (58.59%) Cisco
2 116 (27.29%) VMware
3 80 (18.82%) Juniper
4 75 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 53 (12.47%) CheckPoint
6 42 (9.88%) Palo Alto
7 40 (9.41%) F5
8 32 (7.53%) HP
9 27 (6.35%) Citrix
10 19 (4.47%) Brocade
11 18 (4.24%) NetApp
12 14 (3.29%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.06%) EMC
14 12 (2.82%) Fortinet
15 11 (2.59%) Oracle
16 10 (2.35%) Remedy
17 9 (2.12%) Blue Coat
17 9 (2.12%) Huawei
18 7 (1.65%) Ericsson
18 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
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