The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 155 183
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 19 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 2.11% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
Median daily rate £425 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £267 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £399 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +9.72% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 335 474 741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.26% 14.01% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 375 549
Median daily rate £425 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +10.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the City of London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the City of London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the City of London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 11 (42.31%) VoIP
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
6 9 (34.62%) SolarWinds
7 8 (30.77%) Network Management
7 8 (30.77%) HSRP
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (30.77%) TACACS
7 8 (30.77%) VPN
7 8 (30.77%) SNMP
7 8 (30.77%) ISDN
7 8 (30.77%) LAN
8 7 (26.92%) PPP
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) Q.931
8 7 (26.92%) DPNSS
8 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
9 5 (19.23%) NetScaler
9 5 (19.23%) BGP
9 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
9 5 (19.23%) MPLS
9 5 (19.23%) CCNP
9 5 (19.23%) DNS

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 11 (42.31%) VoIP
2 11 (42.31%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) HSRP
3 8 (30.77%) ISDN
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) SNMP
3 8 (30.77%) TACACS
3 8 (30.77%) VPN
4 7 (26.92%) DPNSS
4 7 (26.92%) PPP
4 7 (26.92%) Q.931
5 5 (19.23%) BGP
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 5 (19.23%) MPLS
5 5 (19.23%) NetScaler
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 4 (15.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Military
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Low Latency
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile First
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) People Management
4 1 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) MCSE
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CCDA
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) vSphere
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) KVM
4 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.85%) Xen
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Cacti
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) SolarWinds
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Arista
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) NetScout
7 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard