Period
to 8 May 2021

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 6 months to 8 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 424 477 506
Rank change year-on-year +53 +29 +17
Contract jobs citing VLAN 187 140 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 2.24% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 97 236
10th Percentile £219 £213 £213
25th Percentile £344 £331 £339
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £403 £400
Median % change year-on-year -0.74% +0.75% -1.23%
75th Percentile £488 £495 £500
90th Percentile £594 £547 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £403 £410
% change year-on-year -0.74% -1.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 12
10th Percentile £14.77 " £18.33
25th Percentile £16.02 " £24.06
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.80 £26.59
Median % change year-on-year +17.02% -29.28% +18.16%
75th Percentile £25.00 " £46.00
90th Percentile £40.50 " "
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.31% +44.44% -10.00%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,050 6,256 10,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.29% 13.43% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,273 3,877 6,693
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
75th Percentile £530 £527 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 332 465
10th Percentile £12.56 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +26.19% +12.00% +0.27%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN in England.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in England over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in England

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in England

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VLAN in England over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

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 6 months to 8 May 2021. 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
London -7 55 £375 - 19
South East +51 52 £400 -3.61% 26
Midlands +39 24 £425 +6.25% 18
North of England +34 20 £213 -46.81% 30
South West +45 17 £378 +11.03% 14
East Midlands - 14 £413 - 4
North West +18 11 £220 -56.00% 19
West Midlands +12 10 £425 +6.25% 14
Yorkshire +22 7 £194 -40.31% 10
East of England +20 7 £200 -74.60% 9
North East +28 2 £315 +5.00% 1
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 8 May 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 England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 102 (54.55%) Firewall
2 95 (50.80%) Cisco
3 74 (39.57%) DNS
4 70 (37.43%) WAN
5 68 (36.36%) VPN
5 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 68 (36.36%) VMware
6 66 (35.29%) LAN
7 65 (34.76%) Security Cleared
8 62 (33.16%) DHCP
9 57 (30.48%) Windows
10 56 (29.95%) Linux
11 53 (28.34%) Active Directory
12 52 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 50 (26.74%) Azure
14 48 (25.67%) TCP/IP
15 47 (25.13%) Social Skills
16 45 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
17 42 (22.46%) SC Cleared
18 41 (21.93%) Wireless
19 37 (19.79%) CCNP
20 35 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 34 (18.18%) Ansible
21 34 (18.18%) DevOps
22 31 (16.58%) Windows Server
23 30 (16.04%) MPLS
23 30 (16.04%) OSPF
24 28 (14.97%) CCNA
25 27 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
26 25 (13.37%) Kalman Filter

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 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.14%) Liferay
3 4 (2.14%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.60%) CMS
4 3 (1.60%) Confluence
4 3 (1.60%) IIS
4 3 (1.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
1 18 (9.63%) MS Visio
2 16 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.74%) Azure
2 25 (13.37%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (11.76%) AWS
4 11 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.88%) PaaS
5 9 (4.81%) IaaS
6 8 (4.28%) SaaS
7 7 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.14%) GCP
9 3 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.07%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) Zapier
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.53%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.53%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 102 (54.55%) Firewall
2 74 (39.57%) DNS
3 70 (37.43%) WAN
4 68 (36.36%) VPN
5 66 (35.29%) LAN
6 62 (33.16%) DHCP
7 48 (25.67%) TCP/IP
8 41 (21.93%) Wireless
9 30 (16.04%) MPLS
9 30 (16.04%) OSPF
10 24 (12.83%) SMTP
11 23 (12.30%) IPsec
11 23 (12.30%) SNMP
12 22 (11.76%) BGP
13 21 (11.23%) VoIP
14 19 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (10.16%) Network Security
15 18 (9.63%) SAN
16 17 (9.09%) Internet
16 17 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) HBase
3 5 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.14%) MySQL
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.14%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (10.70%) JIRA
2 8 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (2.14%) Subversion
5 3 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.53%) GitLab
6 1 (0.53%) Hudson
General
1 47 (25.13%) Social Skills
2 15 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.81%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.28%) Finance
6 7 (3.74%) Banking
7 6 (3.21%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.60%) Marketing
10 2 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.07%) Law
10 2 (1.07%) Legal
10 2 (1.07%) Military
10 2 (1.07%) Police
11 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (32.62%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (10.16%) Architect
4 11 (5.88%) Consultant
4 11 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 11 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (4.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) IP Network Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (3.74%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.21%) Network Consultant
8 6 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (2.67%) IT Support
9 5 (2.67%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.30%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.21%) Web Services
3 4 (2.14%) Middleware
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (1.60%) CGI
5 2 (1.07%) LDAP
5 2 (1.07%) Spine.js
5 2 (1.07%) XMPP
6 1 (0.53%) .NET
6 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.53%) LAMP
6 1 (0.53%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.53%) REST
6 1 (0.53%) SAML
6 1 (0.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.53%) WSH
6 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.74%) User Experience
4 6 (3.21%) CCTV
4 6 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.67%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (2.14%) Clustering
6 4 (2.14%) CMDB
6 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.60%) MPEG
7 3 (1.60%) NHS
7 3 (1.60%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.60%) SCADA
7 3 (1.60%) STB
7 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.07%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.07%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.48%) Windows
2 56 (29.95%) Linux
3 31 (16.58%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.42%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.88%) Unix
7 9 (4.81%) Ubuntu
7 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.21%) Solaris
10 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.60%) CentOS
12 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.53%) VMS
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (18.18%) DevOps
3 27 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.37%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 21 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.16%) Computer Science
7 19 (10.16%) Web Filtering
8 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
8 14 (7.49%) Migration
8 14 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (6.42%) Scrum
9 12 (6.42%) Service Management
10 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.88%) ITIL
10 11 (5.88%) Project Delivery
10 11 (5.88%) Task Automation
11 10 (5.35%) Network Management
11 10 (5.35%) Server Management
11 10 (5.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.37%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.09%) Python
3 11 (5.88%) SQL
4 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.21%) C++
7 4 (2.14%) C#
7 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.60%) C
9 2 (1.07%) Java
9 2 (1.07%) PHP
9 2 (1.07%) VBScript
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (34.76%) Security Cleared
2 45 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (22.46%) SC Cleared
4 37 (19.79%) CCNP
5 28 (14.97%) CCNA
6 25 (13.37%) DV Cleared
7 24 (12.83%) Degree
8 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (6.42%) CCIE
10 11 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (5.35%) RHCE
12 8 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (3.21%) AWS Certification
13 6 (3.21%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (3.21%) Linux+ Certification
13 6 (3.21%) RHCSA
14 5 (2.67%) MCSE
15 4 (2.14%) CCIE Data Center
15 4 (2.14%) CCSA
15 4 (2.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) QA
2 10 (5.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.53%) DICOM
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (28.34%) Active Directory
2 52 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.16%) vSphere
4 12 (6.42%) VMware NSX
5 11 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.74%) Docker
6 7 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.21%) HDFS
7 6 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.14%) NFS
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.60%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.60%) Firmware
10 2 (1.07%) vCloud
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.53%) Ceph
11 1 (0.53%) KVM
11 1 (0.53%) QEMU
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (18.18%) Ansible
2 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (6.42%) vCenter Server
3 8 (4.28%) Puppet
4 7 (3.74%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.21%) SCOM
5 6 (3.21%) SELinux
5 6 (3.21%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.21%) Terraform
6 5 (2.67%) SCCM
6 5 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.67%) vRealize
7 4 (2.14%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.14%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.14%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.07%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.07%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (50.80%) Cisco
2 68 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 68 (36.36%) VMware
3 21 (11.23%) SolarWinds
4 17 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 17 (9.09%) Oracle
5 14 (7.49%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.95%) Citrix
6 13 (6.95%) Dell
6 13 (6.95%) Palo Alto
7 12 (6.42%) F5
7 12 (6.42%) HP
8 11 (5.88%) Meraki
9 10 (5.35%) EMC
10 9 (4.81%) Juniper
11 8 (4.28%) Veeam
12 7 (3.74%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.74%) Veritas
13 6 (3.21%) Aruba
13 6 (3.21%) Nimble Storage