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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 368 385 441
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +56
Contract jobs citing VLAN 259 202 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 2.84% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 95 84
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £459 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.31% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £15.87 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.72% +61.25%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +32 236 £324 -7.50% 80
London +75 112 £345 -1.42% 32
City of London +50 42 £400 +14.28% 6
East of England -17 28 £345 +8.66% 10
South East -37 28 £323 -7.85% 14
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £345 - 6
Cambridge +8 19 £563 - 4
West Midlands -1 19 £205 -35.93% 1
North West -16 14 £280 +1.81% 10
Worcester - 14 £210 -
Worcestershire - 14 £210 -
Hampshire -13 11 £295 -34.52% 1
South West -27 11 £263 -38.23% 9
Cheshire -4 10 £280 +1.81% 1
Scotland -12 10 £150 -64.70% 1
West Yorkshire -3 9 £204 -49.06% 3
Yorkshire -6 9 £204 -51.19% 3
Berkshire +10 8 £500 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +5 7 £350 +30.23% 2
Chester +1 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 £263 - 1
Hook - 5 £267 -
Bradford -3 4 £216 -3.88% 1
Wiltshire -12 4 £234 -45.05% 3
Cheltenham - 4 £263 -
Reading +11 3 £500 +25.00%
Milton Keynes -16 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -20 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £230 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £230 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 253 (58.70%) Cisco
2 239 (55.45%) Firewall
3 183 (42.46%) Windows
4 152 (35.27%) VPN
5 146 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
6 143 (33.18%) WAN
7 134 (31.09%) LAN
7 134 (31.09%) VMware
8 123 (28.54%) TCP/IP
9 119 (27.61%) Active Directory
10 118 (27.38%) DNS
11 117 (27.15%) Microsoft
12 102 (23.67%) SAN
13 97 (22.51%) Juniper
14 95 (22.04%) CheckPoint
14 95 (22.04%) CCNP
15 93 (21.58%) BGP
16 89 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 87 (20.19%) OSPF
18 86 (19.95%) Citrix
19 77 (17.87%) Linux
19 77 (17.87%) Windows Server 2008
20 73 (16.94%) CCNA
21 72 (16.71%) MS Exchange
22 71 (16.47%) MPLS
23 68 (15.78%) ITIL
24 65 (15.08%) VoIP
25 64 (14.85%) HP
26 63 (14.62%) DHCP
26 63 (14.62%) Network Security

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 38 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.42%) IIS
4 28 (6.50%) SharePoint
5 24 (5.57%) Lync
6 23 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.48%) Apache
9 10 (2.32%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.16%) JOnAS
11 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (7.89%) MS Office
2 29 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.16%) MS Project
5 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.71%) Office 365
2 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.93%) Joyent
3 4 (0.93%) IaaS
4 3 (0.70%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 239 (55.45%) Firewall
2 152 (35.27%) VPN
3 143 (33.18%) WAN
4 134 (31.09%) LAN
5 123 (28.54%) TCP/IP
6 118 (27.38%) DNS
7 102 (23.67%) SAN
8 93 (21.58%) BGP
9 87 (20.19%) OSPF
10 71 (16.47%) MPLS
11 65 (15.08%) VoIP
12 63 (14.62%) DHCP
12 63 (14.62%) Network Security
13 55 (12.76%) Ethernet
14 50 (11.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 48 (11.14%) NAS
16 45 (10.44%) Cisco IOS
17 44 (10.21%) HSRP
18 43 (9.98%) Cisco ASA
18 43 (9.98%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.25%) MySQL
3 10 (2.32%) DB2
4 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.70%) Redis
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.46%) DataStage
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
1 5 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.93%) Subversion
3 3 (0.70%) JIRA
3 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.46%) Hudson
5 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 53 (12.30%) Finance
2 34 (7.89%) Banking
3 30 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.55%) Retail
5 10 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.86%) Local Government
7 6 (1.39%) Legal
8 5 (1.16%) Marketing
8 5 (1.16%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.46%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (24.83%) Network Engineer
2 39 (9.05%) Architect
3 35 (8.12%) Analyst
4 32 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (6.96%) Consultant
6 28 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 27 (6.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 23 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 22 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (4.64%) Administrator
10 20 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Telephony Engineer
12 15 (3.48%) Network Architect
13 14 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.02%) Network Consultant
14 13 (3.02%) Network Analyst
14 13 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.55%) XML
2 10 (2.32%) Regular Expression
3 6 (1.39%) JSON
3 6 (1.39%) CSS
4 4 (0.93%) HTML
4 4 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.70%) .NET
5 3 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.46%) SOAP
6 2 (0.46%) Web Services
6 2 (0.46%) Middleware
6 2 (0.46%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.23%) EDI
7 1 (0.23%) YAML
7 1 (0.23%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.23%) OCX
7 1 (0.23%) VXML
7 1 (0.23%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.64%) Blackberry
2 16 (3.71%) Client/Server
2 16 (3.71%) Replication
3 15 (3.48%) PKI
3 15 (3.48%) PDA
4 14 (3.25%) Clustering
5 13 (3.02%) Firmware
6 12 (2.78%) Kindle
7 9 (2.09%) Video on Demand
7 9 (2.09%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.09%) IPTV
8 7 (1.62%) MPEG
8 7 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.39%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.93%) Psychology
10 4 (0.93%) STB
10 4 (0.93%) Economics
10 4 (0.93%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 183 (42.46%) Windows
2 77 (17.87%) Linux
2 77 (17.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (12.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.18%) UNIX
6 14 (3.25%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.78%) SUSE
7 12 (2.78%) Solaris
7 12 (2.78%) AIX
8 10 (2.32%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (2.09%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.62%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.70%) CentOS
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.70%) SmartOS
12 2 (0.46%) HPUX
12 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.78%) ITIL
2 52 (12.06%) Migration
3 45 (10.44%) Load Balancing
4 30 (6.96%) Service Management
5 26 (6.03%) Network Design
6 23 (5.34%) Change Management
7 21 (4.87%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (4.64%) Network Management
9 19 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.71%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.48%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (3.25%) DevOps
12 14 (3.25%) TOGAF
13 12 (2.78%) Data Protection
14 11 (2.55%) Configuration Management
14 11 (2.55%) Project Management
14 11 (2.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (2.32%) ITSM
15 10 (2.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.28%) SQL
2 22 (5.10%) Perl
2 22 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.94%) C
4 14 (3.25%) Java
5 11 (2.55%) VB
6 10 (2.32%) VBA
6 10 (2.32%) Python
6 10 (2.32%) Tcl
7 7 (1.62%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.62%) VBScript
8 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.39%) C++
9 4 (0.93%) Ruby
10 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) R
11 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (22.04%) CCNP
3 73 (16.94%) CCNA
4 59 (13.69%) Security Cleared
5 50 (11.60%) SC Cleared
6 34 (7.89%) CCIE
7 26 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (3.94%) MCSE
9 16 (3.71%) CCVP
10 13 (3.02%) Degree
11 11 (2.55%) CCSE
11 11 (2.55%) ISEB
12 10 (2.32%) MCP
12 10 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.09%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.86%) MCITP
14 8 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.62%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.62%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.48%) ISO 9001
2 14 (3.25%) QA
3 13 (3.02%) SLA
4 9 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 119 (27.61%) Active Directory
2 89 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (12.06%) vSphere
4 38 (8.82%) XenServer
5 37 (8.58%) Hyper-V
6 35 (8.12%) XenApp
7 19 (4.41%) NFS
8 17 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.71%) XenDesktop
9 16 (3.71%) Snort
10 14 (3.25%) VMware Server
11 13 (3.02%) vCloud
12 10 (2.32%) FreeRADIUS
12 10 (2.32%) ProxySG
13 9 (2.09%) VMware ESX
13 9 (2.09%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.86%) Xen
15 5 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.16%) UAG
16 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (8.12%) SCCM
2 23 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (3.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 16 (3.71%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (2.55%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (2.09%) SCOM
7 7 (1.62%) Puppet
8 5 (1.16%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.16%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.93%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.70%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.70%) WSUS
10 3 (0.70%) Nagios
10 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 253 (58.70%) Cisco
2 134 (31.09%) VMware
3 117 (27.15%) Microsoft
4 97 (22.51%) Juniper
5 95 (22.04%) CheckPoint
6 86 (19.95%) Citrix
7 64 (14.85%) HP
8 55 (12.76%) F5
9 33 (7.66%) Blue Coat
10 32 (7.42%) Oracle
11 31 (7.19%) IBM
12 25 (5.80%) Dell
13 18 (4.18%) Fortinet
14 17 (3.94%) NetApp
15 16 (3.71%) EMC
15 16 (3.71%) Sourcefire
15 16 (3.71%) SolarWinds
16 15 (3.48%) WatchGuard
17 14 (3.25%) Red Hat
18 13 (3.02%) Websense
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