Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 226 242
Rank change year-on-year -37 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing VLAN 27 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.30% 0.51% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 4.65% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 24
Central London median daily rate £400 £331 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.94% -8.13% -4.00%
10th Percentile £158 £114 £266
90th Percentile £480 £579 £438
London median daily rate £401 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Central London median hourly rate - £24.86 -
London median hourly rate £50.53 £24.86 £13.50
% change year-on-year +103.25% +84.15% -53.77%

VLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,098 882 1,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.03% 11.07% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 652 917
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £181 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 15
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% +0.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.20 £30.90 £24.60
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.41% +4.83% +1.60%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Central London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Central London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Central London over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in Central London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Central London

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 15 £425 +21.43% 12
West End of London - 4 £400 - 3
Camden - 1 £100 -
VLAN
London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 16 (59.26%) VPN
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) WAN
3 14 (51.85%) DNS
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 13 (48.15%) VMware
5 12 (44.44%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) LAN
6 10 (37.04%) BGP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows
6 10 (37.04%) DHCP
6 10 (37.04%) IPsec
7 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 8 (29.63%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
8 8 (29.63%) Citrix
8 8 (29.63%) MPLS
8 8 (29.63%) Wireless
8 8 (29.63%) Network Security
9 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
9 7 (25.93%) Office 365
10 6 (22.22%) Network Management
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Mimecast
4 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
1 16 (59.26%) VPN
2 15 (55.56%) WAN
3 14 (51.85%) DNS
4 12 (44.44%) LAN
5 10 (37.04%) BGP
5 10 (37.04%) DHCP
5 10 (37.04%) IPsec
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (29.63%) MPLS
7 8 (29.63%) Network Security
7 8 (29.63%) Wireless
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (22.22%) Internet
8 6 (22.22%) OSPF
9 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
9 5 (18.52%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (18.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Power BI
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Multimedia
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Security Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) Visualforce
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Network Virtualisation
2 6 (22.22%) Network Management
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Line Management
5 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) BPMN
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) SDLC
6 1 (3.70%) Server Patching
6 1 (3.70%) V-Model
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) VCAP
4 2 (7.41%) VCDX
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCSE
5 1 (3.70%) CCSM
5 1 (3.70%) HND
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.70%) NFS
6 1 (3.70%) pfSense
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.70%) Cacti
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.70%) vMotion
4 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
5 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Aruba
6 5 (18.52%) F5
6 5 (18.52%) Infoblox
6 5 (18.52%) Riverbed
7 4 (14.81%) Juniper
7 4 (14.81%) Meraki
8 3 (11.11%) Apple
8 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 3 (11.11%) NetApp
9 2 (7.41%) HP
9 2 (7.41%) Mitel
9 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat