Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 272 234
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38 +5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 33 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 1.92% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 17
Central London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £302
90th Percentile £503 £573 £480
London median daily rate £425 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.89% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £34.25 - £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 975 989 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.89% 11.04% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 758 734
Central London median daily rate £441 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £280
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 18
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.81% -18.42% -12.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £13.44
90th Percentile £28.10 £22.20 £55.00
London median hourly rate £24.23 £19.64 £22.00
% change year-on-year +23.37% -10.73% -1.12%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +20 21 £463 +62.28% 19
City of Westminster +4 7 £333 -30.00%
West End of London -34 2 £450 +35.85%
VLAN
London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) OSPF
2 17 (51.52%) BGP
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco
3 14 (42.42%) VPN
3 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
4 13 (39.39%) VMware
5 12 (36.36%) F5
6 11 (33.33%) DHCP
6 11 (33.33%) CCNP
6 11 (33.33%) Finance
7 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
7 10 (30.30%) MPLS
7 10 (30.30%) HP
7 10 (30.30%) Network Security
7 10 (30.30%) Palo Alto
8 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 9 (27.27%) WAN
8 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (21.21%) Citrix
10 7 (21.21%) CCNA
10 7 (21.21%) DNS
10 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
10 7 (21.21%) Juniper
10 7 (21.21%) Change Management
10 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter

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 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) BGP
2 17 (51.52%) OSPF
3 14 (42.42%) VPN
4 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
5 11 (33.33%) DHCP
6 10 (30.30%) MPLS
6 10 (30.30%) Network Security
7 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
7 9 (27.27%) WAN
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 6 (18.18%) Internet
9 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 5 (15.15%) 802.11
10 5 (15.15%) HSRP
10 5 (15.15%) VSAN
11 4 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (12.12%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Change Management
1 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (21.21%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (18.18%) High Availability
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Web Filtering
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
4 4 (12.12%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Content Management
4 4 (12.12%) Dependency Management
4 4 (12.12%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 7 (21.21%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) CCIE
5 4 (12.12%) CCDE
5 4 (12.12%) CCDP
5 4 (12.12%) VCAP
5 4 (12.12%) VCDX
5 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.09%) CISSP
6 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
6 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) CCSE
7 2 (6.06%) CCSM
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) CCSP
8 1 (3.03%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) vSphere
3 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
4 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) NFS
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Cacti
1 5 (15.15%) Nagios
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.03%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 12 (36.36%) F5
4 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
4 10 (30.30%) HP
4 10 (30.30%) Palo Alto
5 7 (21.21%) Citrix
5 7 (21.21%) Juniper
6 5 (15.15%) Dell
7 4 (12.12%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (12.12%) ArcSight
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.06%) AlgoSec
8 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.03%) Adobe
9 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.03%) Mitel
9 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL