Period
to 21 September 2021

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 6 months to 21 September 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 108 218
Rank change year-on-year -60 +110 +31
Contract jobs citing VLAN 5 9 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 3.95% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
10th Percentile £355 £287 £138
25th Percentile £363 £411 £195
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £499 £344
Median % change year-on-year -14.79% +45.09% -19.12%
75th Percentile £438 £588 £452
90th Percentile £450 £613 £519
Central London median daily rate £425 £499 £400
% change year-on-year -14.79% +24.69% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 318 228 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.72% 12.98% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 174 525
10th Percentile £323 £314 £208
25th Percentile £413 £411 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £695 £638 £666
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
10th Percentile £21.08 £28.20 £13.05
25th Percentile £21.19 £36.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate £29.50 £37.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.85% +84.15% +9.63%
75th Percentile £37.75 £56.50 £37.50
90th Percentile " £59.65 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £37.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.09% +79.76% +12.30%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the City of London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in the City of London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (20.00%) Arista
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Azure
4 1 (20.00%) WAAS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) WAAS
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Arista
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki