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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 409 376 392
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 239 308 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.90% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 198 126
Median daily rate £350 £363 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £18.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -20 220 £350 -1.40% 64
London -8 88 £360 -4.00% 14
West Midlands +13 34 £313 +13.63% 9
South East -38 28 £350 - 19
North West +6 21 £350 -12.50% 3
East of England +19 19 £300 +20.00% 5
Manchester +2 19 £356 +1.78% 2
South West +13 16 £313 -30.55% 4
Scotland +7 14 £363 +20.83% 1
Worcestershire - 11 £240 -
City of London +14 10 £380 -0.32% 1
Norfolk +5 10 £165 -30.52%
Worcester - 10 £240 -
Hampshire +14 9 £350 -11.94% 3
Berkshire -12 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Solihull - 9 £400 -
Edinburgh +22 8 £344 +145.53%
East Midlands -13 7 £240 +11.62% 1
Leeds +15 6 £400 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +15 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Derbyshire +7 6 £238 -
Yorkshire +7 6 £400 +45.45% 7
Wiltshire 0 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £313 -
Warwickshire - 5 £343 -
Glasgow - 4 £444 -
Warwick - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £285 -
Somerset - 4 - -
Surrey +8 3 £400 -3.03% 8

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 256 (57.66%) Cisco
2 214 (48.20%) Firewall
3 191 (43.02%) Windows
4 171 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
5 165 (37.16%) WAN
6 159 (35.81%) VMware
7 158 (35.59%) LAN
8 140 (31.53%) Active Directory
9 136 (30.63%) VPN
10 114 (25.68%) CCNA
11 110 (24.77%) Windows Server
12 109 (24.55%) DNS
13 108 (24.32%) DHCP
14 106 (23.87%) Linux
15 105 (23.65%) TCP/IP
16 97 (21.85%) CCNP
16 97 (21.85%) MPLS
17 94 (21.17%) Microsoft
18 93 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 92 (20.72%) BGP
20 90 (20.27%) OSPF
21 89 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
21 89 (20.05%) Data Centre
22 85 (19.14%) SAN
23 80 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
24 74 (16.67%) MS Exchange
25 73 (16.44%) Wireless
26 72 (16.22%) Juniper
27 67 (15.09%) Security Cleared
28 65 (14.64%) ITIL

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 74 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.28%) OpenStack
4 18 (4.05%) Apache
5 12 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.80%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.13%) IIS
9 5 (1.13%) Liferay
9 5 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.95%) MS Office
3 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.45%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.25%) PaaS
5 9 (2.03%) Office 365
6 8 (1.80%) IaaS
7 4 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.90%) SaaS
8 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (48.20%) Firewall
2 165 (37.16%) WAN
3 158 (35.59%) LAN
4 136 (30.63%) VPN
5 109 (24.55%) DNS
6 108 (24.32%) DHCP
7 105 (23.65%) TCP/IP
8 97 (21.85%) MPLS
9 92 (20.72%) BGP
10 90 (20.27%) OSPF
11 89 (20.05%) Cisco ASA
12 85 (19.14%) SAN
13 73 (16.44%) Wireless
14 56 (12.61%) Network Security
15 53 (11.94%) EIGRP
16 50 (11.26%) VoIP
17 44 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (8.56%) WLAN
19 37 (8.33%) HSRP
20 36 (8.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.60%) MySQL
3 16 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (1.80%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.45%) Redis
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) GIS
9 1 (0.23%) QlikView
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.83%) JIRA
3 12 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.68%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.45%) Ant
7 2 (0.45%) GCC
7 2 (0.45%) Maven
7 2 (0.45%) Subversion
8 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (10.14%) Finance
2 35 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.86%) Banking
4 5 (1.13%) Retail
5 4 (0.90%) Billing
5 4 (0.90%) Law
6 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.68%) Back Office
6 3 (0.68%) Legal
6 3 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.45%) Advertising
7 2 (0.45%) French Language
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Local Government
7 2 (0.45%) Marketing
7 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 128 (28.83%) Network Engineer
2 57 (12.84%) Cisco Engineer
2 57 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (12.16%) Architect
4 50 (11.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 37 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 29 (6.53%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
8 23 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (4.73%) Analyst
10 20 (4.50%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.28%) Consultant
11 19 (4.28%) Network Architect
12 18 (4.05%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.60%) IT Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) Network Analyst
14 15 (3.38%) Citrix Engineer
14 15 (3.38%) Security Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 14 (3.15%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.50%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.38%) LAMP
3 14 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.80%) libvirt
5 6 (1.35%) CSS
6 5 (1.13%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (1.13%) RESTful
7 4 (0.90%) Web Services
8 2 (0.45%) boto
8 2 (0.45%) Qt
8 2 (0.45%) REST
8 2 (0.45%) XML
8 2 (0.45%) Yocto
9 1 (0.23%) .NET
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.23%) HTML
9 1 (0.23%) JSON
9 1 (0.23%) XMPP
9 1 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (20.05%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.95%) Blackberry
3 20 (4.50%) Replication
4 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.60%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.93%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.80%) PDA
7 8 (1.80%) PKI
8 7 (1.58%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.35%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.13%) Clustering
10 5 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 191 (43.02%) Windows
2 110 (24.77%) Windows Server
3 106 (23.87%) Linux
4 80 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (6.98%) Unix
8 22 (4.95%) Windows 7
9 17 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.15%) Solaris
11 13 (2.93%) AIX
12 11 (2.48%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.13%) CentOS
15 4 (0.90%) VMS
15 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.68%) SUSE
17 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.64%) ITIL
2 52 (11.71%) Migration
3 41 (9.23%) Network Design
4 35 (7.88%) Load Balancing
5 28 (6.31%) Change Management
5 28 (6.31%) Configuration Management
6 27 (6.08%) Open Source
7 24 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (5.41%) Project Management
8 18 (4.05%) DevOps
9 17 (3.83%) PRINCE2
10 16 (3.60%) Time Management
11 15 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (3.38%) Service Delivery
12 13 (2.93%) High Availability
12 13 (2.93%) Kernel Tuning
12 13 (2.93%) Network Management
13 12 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.48%) Infrastructure Management
14 11 (2.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.11%) SQL
2 29 (6.53%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.95%) Bash Shell
4 18 (4.05%) Python
5 12 (2.70%) Ruby
6 6 (1.35%) C
6 6 (1.35%) Java
7 5 (1.13%) Perl
8 3 (0.68%) C++
9 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (38.51%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (25.68%) CCNA
3 97 (21.85%) CCNP
4 67 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 49 (11.04%) SC Cleared
6 40 (9.01%) CCIE
7 26 (5.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (4.28%) Degree
8 19 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (3.83%) MCSE
10 13 (2.93%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.48%) CCDP
12 10 (2.25%) ISTQB
12 10 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (2.03%) CCVP
14 8 (1.80%) RHCA
14 8 (1.80%) RHCE
14 8 (1.80%) RHCSA
15 6 (1.35%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.83%) SLA
2 9 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) QA
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 140 (31.53%) Active Directory
2 93 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (7.21%) vSphere
4 30 (6.76%) Hyper-V
5 28 (6.31%) XenApp
6 23 (5.18%) VMware ESX
7 21 (4.73%) VMware Server
8 18 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.38%) XenServer
10 14 (3.15%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.93%) iptables
11 13 (2.93%) KVM
12 10 (2.25%) NFS
13 9 (2.03%) DFS Replication
13 9 (2.03%) Xen
14 8 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (1.35%) ProxySG
16 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
17 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (9.46%) SCCM
2 24 (5.41%) Puppet
3 19 (4.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 17 (3.83%) FortiGate
4 17 (3.83%) SCOM
5 16 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (2.93%) HAProxy
6 13 (2.93%) WSUS
7 9 (2.03%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.80%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.58%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (1.13%) Nagios
11 4 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.68%) OpenView
13 2 (0.45%) Ansible
13 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 256 (57.66%) Cisco
2 159 (35.81%) VMware
3 94 (21.17%) Microsoft
4 72 (16.22%) Juniper
5 63 (14.19%) Citrix
6 62 (13.96%) HP
7 60 (13.51%) CheckPoint
8 39 (8.78%) Palo Alto
9 30 (6.76%) Dell
9 30 (6.76%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.86%) Oracle
11 25 (5.63%) F5
12 22 (4.95%) Fortinet
13 18 (4.05%) NetApp
14 17 (3.83%) Intel Security
15 16 (3.60%) Red Hat
16 14 (3.15%) Blue Coat
16 14 (3.15%) Brocade
16 14 (3.15%) Veeam
17 11 (2.48%) Symantec
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