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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 375 385 436
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +51
Contract jobs citing VLAN 257 202 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 2.85% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 120 87
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £323 £355
% change year-on-year
-18.60% -9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.17 £18.20 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.53 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.86% +9.36%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +13 242 £350 -6.66% 73
London +24 122 £415 +3.75% 19
South East -9 43 £323 +3.20% 22
City of London +29 37 £425 -7.60% 5
East of England -6 20 £213 -39.28% 3
Berkshire +23 19 £285 +5.55% 6
North West -5 17 £280 +1.81% 8
South West -29 14 £263 -38.23% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 13 £345 -
West Midlands -7 13 £210 -34.37% 4
Hampshire -9 13 £323 +79.16% 4
Scotland +1 12 £230 -45.88% 4
Cambridge - 11 £175 -
Worcestershire - 10 £210 -
Cheshire +8 9 £280 -5.08% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £263 - 1
Manchester -1 6 £275 - 7
Reading +10 5 £500 +108.33% 4
Edinburgh 0 5 £250 -41.17% 1
Wiltshire -11 5 £173 -59.41% 1
Hook - 5 £286 -
Cheltenham - 5 £263 - 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £355 -18.39% 9
West Yorkshire -12 4 £355 -14.97% 5
Kent -3 3 £500 +60.00% 1
East Sussex -7 3 - - 1
Slough -7 3 £280 -6.66%
East Midlands -10 3 - - 2
Surrey -12 3 £325 +4.00% 8
Hertfordshire -27 3 - - 2

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 283 (59.33%) Cisco
2 276 (57.86%) Firewall
3 225 (47.17%) Windows
4 173 (36.27%) VPN
5 170 (35.64%) WAN
6 150 (31.45%) VMware
7 144 (30.19%) LAN
7 144 (30.19%) DNS
8 141 (29.56%) Microsoft
8 141 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
9 127 (26.62%) Active Directory
10 121 (25.37%) TCP/IP
11 115 (24.11%) SAN
12 107 (22.43%) OSPF
13 103 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 102 (21.38%) Juniper
15 101 (21.17%) BGP
16 100 (20.96%) Citrix
17 97 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
18 95 (19.92%) CheckPoint
19 84 (17.61%) MS Exchange
20 82 (17.19%) Linux
21 79 (16.56%) ITIL
22 78 (16.35%) CCNP
22 78 (16.35%) MPLS
23 77 (16.14%) CCNA
23 77 (16.14%) DHCP
23 77 (16.14%) HP
24 73 (15.30%) Security Cleared
25 72 (15.09%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 84 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.32%) IIS
3 46 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 22 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (4.40%) Lync
8 17 (3.56%) Apache
9 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.68%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.05%) JBoss
14 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.42%) SAS
16 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 35 (7.34%) MS Office
1 35 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.26%) MS Project
4 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.61%) Office 365
2 21 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.47%) IaaS
4 5 (1.05%) PaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.84%) SaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.42%) Joyent
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 276 (57.86%) Firewall
2 173 (36.27%) VPN
3 170 (35.64%) WAN
4 144 (30.19%) LAN
4 144 (30.19%) DNS
5 121 (25.37%) TCP/IP
6 115 (24.11%) SAN
7 107 (22.43%) OSPF
8 101 (21.17%) BGP
9 78 (16.35%) MPLS
10 77 (16.14%) DHCP
11 72 (15.09%) Network Security
11 72 (15.09%) HSRP
12 65 (13.63%) VoIP
13 61 (12.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 55 (11.53%) Ethernet
15 50 (10.48%) Cisco IOS
16 49 (10.27%) NAS
16 49 (10.27%) IPsec
17 48 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.52%) DB2
4 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.42%) Redis
5 2 (0.42%) DataStage
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.21%) OLTP
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
1 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.84%) Subversion
2 3 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.42%) Hudson
3 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 52 (10.90%) Finance
2 34 (7.13%) Banking
3 31 (6.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.31%) Legal
5 10 (2.10%) Local Government
6 9 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.68%) Retail
8 5 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
10 3 (0.63%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.63%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 140 (29.35%) Network Engineer
2 46 (9.64%) Analyst
3 45 (9.43%) Architect
4 33 (6.92%) Consultant
5 32 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.08%) Security Engineer
7 28 (5.87%) Senior Network Engineer
8 26 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (5.24%) Support Engineer
10 24 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 23 (4.82%) Network Analyst
11 23 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
12 22 (4.61%) Network Support
13 20 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (3.77%) Network Architect
15 16 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (3.14%) Administrator
16 15 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 14 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
17 14 (2.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.52%) Regular Expression
2 11 (2.31%) XML
3 8 (1.68%) HTML
4 6 (1.26%) Web Services
5 5 (1.05%) .NET
6 4 (0.84%) WAP
6 4 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.63%) LAMP
7 3 (0.63%) JSON
7 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 3 (0.63%) CSS
8 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.21%) YAML
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.21%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.21%) J2EE
9 1 (0.21%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.61%) Blackberry
3 19 (3.98%) PKI
4 18 (3.77%) Clustering
5 17 (3.56%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.14%) Replication
6 15 (3.14%) PDA
6 15 (3.14%) Kindle
7 9 (1.89%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.68%) IPTV
8 8 (1.68%) MPEG
9 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.47%) Video on Demand
10 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.84%) Open Source
11 4 (0.84%) STB
12 3 (0.63%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.63%) CESG
12 3 (0.63%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 225 (47.17%) Windows
2 97 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (17.19%) Linux
4 67 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.61%) Windows XP
7 18 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.56%) UNIX
9 15 (3.14%) AIX
10 13 (2.73%) SUSE
11 12 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (2.10%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.68%) Solaris
14 7 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.84%) CentOS
16 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.42%) Debian
17 2 (0.42%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.56%) ITIL
2 53 (11.11%) Migration
3 49 (10.27%) Load Balancing
4 32 (6.71%) Change Management
5 29 (6.08%) Service Management
6 25 (5.24%) Network Design
7 23 (4.82%) Mentoring
8 22 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (4.61%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.19%) Network Management
9 20 (4.19%) High Availability
10 19 (3.98%) WAN Optimisation
11 18 (3.77%) Line Management
12 15 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (3.14%) Information Assurance
12 15 (3.14%) Network Load Balancing
12 15 (3.14%) Problem Management
13 12 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (2.52%) Project Management
13 12 (2.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.27%) SQL
2 33 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.56%) Perl
4 14 (2.94%) VBScript
5 11 (2.31%) VB
5 11 (2.31%) Java
6 10 (2.10%) VBA
7 8 (1.68%) C
7 8 (1.68%) Tcl
8 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.26%) C++
8 6 (1.26%) Python
9 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
10 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) R
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 141 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (16.35%) CCNP
3 77 (16.14%) CCNA
4 73 (15.30%) Security Cleared
5 60 (12.58%) SC Cleared
6 32 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (6.50%) CCIE
8 16 (3.35%) MCSE
8 16 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.31%) Degree
10 11 (2.31%) CCSE
10 11 (2.31%) MCP
11 9 (1.89%) CCVP
12 8 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.47%) ISEB
13 7 (1.47%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.47%) MCTS
14 6 (1.26%) CCSA
15 5 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.77%) ISO 9001
2 14 (2.94%) SLA
2 14 (2.94%) QA
3 10 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 103 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.16%) vSphere
4 43 (9.01%) XenServer
5 39 (8.18%) Hyper-V
6 30 (6.29%) XenApp
7 22 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (4.19%) NFS
8 20 (4.19%) Snort
9 18 (3.77%) XenDesktop
10 16 (3.35%) VMware Server
11 14 (2.94%) FreeRADIUS
11 14 (2.94%) vCloud
11 14 (2.94%) ProxySG
12 12 (2.52%) Firmware
13 11 (2.31%) VMware ESX
14 8 (1.68%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.84%) Xen
16 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (7.76%) SCCM
2 11 (2.31%) SCOM
2 11 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.10%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (1.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (1.26%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.26%) Puppet
6 5 (1.05%) SCDPM
6 5 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.05%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.84%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (0.84%) Nagios
7 4 (0.84%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 283 (59.33%) Cisco
2 150 (31.45%) VMware
3 141 (29.56%) Microsoft
4 102 (21.38%) Juniper
5 100 (20.96%) Citrix
6 95 (19.92%) CheckPoint
7 77 (16.14%) HP
8 65 (13.63%) F5
9 44 (9.22%) Blue Coat
10 34 (7.13%) Dell
11 32 (6.71%) IBM
12 29 (6.08%) Oracle
13 21 (4.40%) SolarWinds
14 20 (4.19%) Sourcefire
15 19 (3.98%) EMC
15 19 (3.98%) NetApp
16 18 (3.77%) WatchGuard
17 17 (3.56%) Fortinet
18 16 (3.35%) Symantec
19 13 (2.73%) Websense
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