Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 180 120 180
Rank change year-on-year -60 +60 +53
Contract jobs citing VLAN 7 6 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.33% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 17
10th Percentile £401 £243 £140
25th Percentile £458 £363 £205
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £575 £400
Median % change year-on-year -16.52% +43.75% -11.11%
75th Percentile £514 £588 £475
90th Percentile £553 - -
Central London median daily rate £480 £538 £400
% change year-on-year -10.70% +34.38% -4.76%

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 391 257 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.78% 12.59% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 205 412
10th Percentile £305 £238 £200
25th Percentile £449 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £550
90th Percentile £700 £625 £674
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £435
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.94% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 12
10th Percentile £19.40 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +16.46% +4.77%
75th Percentile £40.75 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £48.10 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +12.20% +9.28%

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

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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in the City of London

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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 18 January 2022, 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF

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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) SD-WAN
4 1 (14.29%) SSH
4 1 (14.29%) WAAS
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Network Management
1 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Zscaler