Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 242 243
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +23
Contract jobs citing VLAN 32 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.35% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 4.19% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 24
Central London median daily rate £400 £306 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.83% -15.07% -5.26%
10th Percentile £248 £185 £263
90th Percentile £486 £536 £464
London median daily rate £403 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £50.53 - £18.00

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 1,007 930 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.94% 11.00% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 704 868
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £161 £213 £284
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 17
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.63% -10.75% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.41 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.58 £42.25
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.64 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.77% +3.37% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -14 20 £425 +39.00% 13
West End of London - 4 £400 - 1
City of Westminster - 4 £325 -
Camden - 1 £100 -
VLAN
London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) BGP
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco
4 15 (46.88%) VPN
5 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 14 (43.75%) VMware
6 13 (40.63%) OSPF
6 13 (40.63%) Palo Alto
6 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
7 12 (37.50%) DNS
7 12 (37.50%) Finance
8 11 (34.38%) IPsec
8 11 (34.38%) Network Security
8 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (34.38%) Wireless
9 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (31.25%) 802.1X
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
10 9 (28.13%) DHCP
10 9 (28.13%) LAN
11 8 (25.00%) WAN
11 8 (25.00%) CCNP
11 8 (25.00%) Citrix
11 8 (25.00%) MPLS
12 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (21.88%) Ethernet
12 7 (21.88%) Windows

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) BGP
3 15 (46.88%) VPN
4 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 13 (40.63%) OSPF
6 12 (37.50%) DNS
7 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (34.38%) IPsec
7 11 (34.38%) Network Security
7 11 (34.38%) Wireless
8 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (28.13%) DHCP
9 9 (28.13%) LAN
10 8 (25.00%) MPLS
10 8 (25.00%) WAN
11 7 (21.88%) Ethernet
12 6 (18.75%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (18.75%) Internet
12 6 (18.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Multimedia
4 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Server Support
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
1 6 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) Network Management
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.25%) Task Automation
4 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCNA
4 4 (12.50%) VCAP
4 4 (12.50%) VCDX
4 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (9.38%) CISSP
6 2 (6.25%) CCSE
6 2 (6.25%) CCSM
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCIE
7 1 (3.13%) CCSP
7 1 (3.13%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (21.88%) XenDesktop
2 6 (18.75%) vSphere
3 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) pfSense
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Cacti
2 4 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.13%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Palo Alto
4 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
4 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
5 8 (25.00%) Citrix
6 6 (18.75%) Dell
7 5 (15.63%) Aruba
7 5 (15.63%) F5
7 5 (15.63%) Infoblox
7 5 (15.63%) Juniper
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) HP
8 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
9 3 (9.38%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (6.25%) AlgoSec
10 2 (6.25%) Forcepoint
11 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
11 1 (3.13%) Avaya
11 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow