The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 451 371
Rank change year-on-year +41 -80  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 166 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.36% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 155
Median daily rate £352 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.13% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £313
% change year-on-year -14.47% +21.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Median hourly rate £38.50 £15.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.38% -48.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.10 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +152.45% -56.42%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +37 58 £395 -9.45% 10
London +5 45 £425 +19.71% 25
North West +29 19 £338 -28.94% 8
South West +15 19 £263 +7.14% 3
East of England -7 8 £198 -43.57% 11
East Midlands -8 7 £279 -30.31% 3
West Midlands +23 5 £325 -23.52% 7
Yorkshire +17 3 £360 -0.68% 10
North East - 2 - - 2
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 228 (57.72%) Cisco
2 204 (51.65%) Firewall
3 162 (41.01%) Cisco Certification
4 138 (34.94%) VPN
5 132 (33.42%) Windows
6 125 (31.65%) LAN
6 125 (31.65%) WAN
7 111 (28.10%) VMware
8 103 (26.08%) Active Directory
9 102 (25.82%) CCNA
9 102 (25.82%) DNS
10 97 (24.56%) TCP/IP
11 89 (22.53%) MPLS
12 88 (22.28%) OSPF
13 85 (21.52%) CCNP
14 83 (21.01%) Security Cleared
15 82 (20.76%) BGP
16 81 (20.51%) DHCP
17 73 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 68 (17.22%) Juniper
19 66 (16.71%) Microsoft
20 65 (16.46%) Linux
21 63 (15.95%) Data Centre
22 62 (15.70%) Windows Server
23 58 (14.68%) SC Cleared
24 54 (13.67%) Migration
25 51 (12.91%) Network Security
26 49 (12.41%) Wireless
27 46 (11.65%) ITIL
27 46 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 30 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (3.80%) IIS
4 9 (2.28%) Apache
4 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) CMS
7 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.77%) MS Office
3 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (8.35%) Office 365
3 26 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.04%) IaaS
5 9 (2.28%) Akamai
6 8 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.03%) PaaS
7 6 (1.52%) SaaS
8 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.01%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 204 (51.65%) Firewall
2 138 (34.94%) VPN
3 125 (31.65%) LAN
3 125 (31.65%) WAN
4 102 (25.82%) DNS
5 97 (24.56%) TCP/IP
6 89 (22.53%) MPLS
7 88 (22.28%) OSPF
8 82 (20.76%) BGP
9 81 (20.51%) DHCP
10 51 (12.91%) Network Security
11 49 (12.41%) Wireless
12 45 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
12 45 (11.39%) SAN
13 39 (9.87%) VoIP
14 36 (9.11%) IPsec
15 28 (7.09%) EIGRP
15 28 (7.09%) Ethernet
16 27 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (6.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.28%) MySQL
3 7 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.76%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) JIRA
5 2 (0.51%) JMeter
5 2 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 38 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 34 (8.61%) Finance
3 15 (3.80%) Banking
4 9 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.03%) Military
6 6 (1.52%) Billing
7 5 (1.27%) Local Government
8 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 4 (1.01%) Legal
8 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (30.63%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.67%) Architect
3 49 (12.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 39 (9.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.85%) Network Architect
6 29 (7.34%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.57%) Network Support
8 18 (4.56%) Analyst
9 16 (4.05%) Administrator
9 16 (4.05%) Consultant
10 15 (3.80%) NOC Engineer
10 15 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.54%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (3.04%) Firewall Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
14 10 (2.53%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.03%) Middleware
3 6 (1.52%) Web Services
4 3 (0.76%) .NET
4 3 (0.76%) LAMP
4 3 (0.76%) libvirt
4 3 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.51%) JSON
5 2 (0.51%) RFC 2547
5 2 (0.51%) YAML
6 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) Spring
6 1 (0.25%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.25%) WAP
6 1 (0.25%) WSH
6 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.05%) NHS
4 13 (3.29%) Clustering
5 11 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.28%) Replication
8 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.77%) STB
10 6 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.27%) IPTV
11 5 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (1.27%) Video on Demand
12 4 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 132 (33.42%) Windows
2 65 (16.46%) Linux
3 62 (15.70%) Windows Server
4 46 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (6.84%) Unix
8 26 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 14 (3.54%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.77%) Solaris
12 6 (1.52%) AIX
12 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.52%) VMS
13 5 (1.27%) Android
13 5 (1.27%) CentOS
14 3 (0.76%) Debian
14 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.67%) Migration
2 46 (11.65%) ITIL
3 35 (8.86%) Load Balancing
4 31 (7.85%) Network Design
5 30 (7.59%) High Availability
6 22 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.56%) Network Management
9 17 (4.30%) Project Management
10 13 (3.29%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.04%) Capacity Management
11 12 (3.04%) DevOps
11 12 (3.04%) Server Building
12 11 (2.78%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.53%) Change Control
13 10 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (2.53%) Network Architecture
13 10 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (2.53%) People Management
13 10 (2.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.11%) PowerShell
2 25 (6.33%) SQL
3 9 (2.28%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.03%) Python
5 5 (1.27%) C
5 5 (1.27%) Java
5 5 (1.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.01%) PHP
7 3 (0.76%) Ruby
7 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.76%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (41.01%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (25.82%) CCNA
3 85 (21.52%) CCNP
4 83 (21.01%) Security Cleared
5 58 (14.68%) SC Cleared
6 42 (10.63%) CCIE
7 25 (6.33%) Degree
8 21 (5.32%) CCDP
9 20 (5.06%) DV Cleared
10 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (4.05%) MCSE
12 14 (3.54%) JNCIA
13 13 (3.29%) JNCIS
14 8 (2.03%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.52%) CCDA
15 6 (1.52%) MCITP
15 6 (1.52%) MCP
16 5 (1.27%) CCIP
16 5 (1.27%) MCSA
17 4 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.29%) SLA
2 8 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) BS7799
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 103 (26.08%) Active Directory
2 73 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.37%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.05%) XenApp
5 9 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.28%) vSphere
6 8 (2.03%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.52%) NFS
9 5 (1.27%) KVM
9 5 (1.27%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.27%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.01%) iptables
10 4 (1.01%) XenServer
11 3 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.51%) Docker
12 2 (0.51%) Xen
13 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
1 19 (4.81%) SCCM
2 18 (4.56%) Puppet
3 11 (2.78%) Nagios
4 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.77%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.52%) Ansible
7 6 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.52%) SCOM
8 5 (1.27%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.27%) vMotion
9 4 (1.01%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 228 (57.72%) Cisco
2 111 (28.10%) VMware
3 68 (17.22%) Juniper
4 66 (16.71%) Microsoft
5 44 (11.14%) F5
6 40 (10.13%) CheckPoint
6 40 (10.13%) Palo Alto
7 35 (8.86%) HP
8 28 (7.09%) Citrix
9 26 (6.58%) NetApp
10 17 (4.30%) Brocade
11 14 (3.54%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.29%) Oracle
13 12 (3.04%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.78%) Dell
14 11 (2.78%) EMC
15 9 (2.28%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.77%) Riverbed
17 6 (1.52%) Blue Coat
17 6 (1.52%) SonicWALL
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