Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 553 512
Rank change year-on-year +99 -41 -35
Contract jobs citing VLAN 338 342 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.74% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 222 232
England median daily rate £360 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +13.57% -
10th Percentile £186 £200 £181
90th Percentile £538 £509 £500
UK median daily rate £361 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.69% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 6
England median hourly rate £42.00 £27.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £25.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.31 £37.19
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £39.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.35% +182.14% -37.78%

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 10,168 12,498 12,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.37% 13.15% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,177 7,554 7,991
England median daily rate £425 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.20% +1.00%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £190
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 575 678
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.10% -16.22%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.27 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.08 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.47% -0.59% -13.33%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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 +62 121 £375 -6.25% 38
South East +84 106 £325 -13.33% 51
Midlands +57 41 £395 +14.91% 26
West Midlands +46 34 £395 -11.73% 17
North of England +6 30 £335 -9.15% 39
South West +2 27 £438 +9.38% 22
East of England +19 15 £288 -23.33% 25
North West +13 15 £400 +1.91% 18
Yorkshire +31 10 £300 +48.15% 14
East Midlands +26 7 £368 +10.94% 9
North East -3 5 £330 -9.59% 7
South Coast - 1 - -
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 197 (58.28%) Firewall
2 181 (53.55%) Cisco
3 140 (41.42%) Active Directory
3 140 (41.42%) Windows
4 136 (40.24%) WAN
5 135 (39.94%) VPN
6 121 (35.80%) LAN
7 116 (34.32%) DNS
8 106 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
9 104 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 98 (28.99%) TCP/IP
11 90 (26.63%) VMware
12 85 (25.15%) DHCP
13 80 (23.67%) OSPF
13 80 (23.67%) BGP
14 79 (23.37%) Windows Server
15 68 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 67 (19.82%) CCNP
17 62 (18.34%) MPLS
18 61 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 56 (16.57%) CCNA
19 56 (16.57%) Wireless
19 56 (16.57%) Azure
20 55 (16.27%) Office 365
21 54 (15.98%) Cisco ASA
22 53 (15.68%) PowerShell
23 51 (15.09%) Data Centre
24 50 (14.79%) Linux
25 49 (14.50%) ITIL
26 47 (13.91%) Network Security

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 31 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.10%) Skype for Business
3 23 (6.80%) IIS
4 22 (6.51%) MS Exchange
5 14 (4.14%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.07%) Apache
8 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.59%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 4 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Houdini
6 1 (0.30%) Maya
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.30%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.57%) Azure
2 55 (16.27%) Office 365
3 39 (11.54%) AWS
4 21 (6.21%) PaaS
5 14 (4.14%) SaaS
6 12 (3.55%) IaaS
7 11 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.66%) OneDrive
8 9 (2.66%) Yammer
9 6 (1.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (1.78%) Mimecast
10 5 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.48%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.18%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.59%) G Suite
13 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 197 (58.28%) Firewall
2 136 (40.24%) WAN
3 135 (39.94%) VPN
4 121 (35.80%) LAN
5 116 (34.32%) DNS
6 98 (28.99%) TCP/IP
7 85 (25.15%) DHCP
8 80 (23.67%) BGP
8 80 (23.67%) OSPF
9 62 (18.34%) MPLS
10 56 (16.57%) Wireless
11 54 (15.98%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (13.91%) Network Security
13 37 (10.95%) IPsec
14 34 (10.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (10.06%) VoIP
15 31 (9.17%) Ethernet
16 30 (8.88%) Skype
17 29 (8.58%) EIGRP
18 26 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.48%) Power BI
2 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.59%) MySQL
4 2 (0.59%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.59%) GitLab
3 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
4 1 (0.30%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (10.65%) Finance
2 21 (6.21%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.33%) Legal
4 17 (5.03%) Law
5 12 (3.55%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.37%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.78%) Publishing
8 5 (1.48%) Banking
9 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 131 (38.76%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (12.13%) Architect
3 41 (12.13%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 22 (6.51%) Analyst
6 21 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 20 (5.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 19 (5.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (4.44%) Network Architect
9 15 (4.44%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
10 14 (4.14%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (3.55%) Network Support
12 12 (3.55%) Security Engineer
13 11 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.25%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.36%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.07%) LDAP
2 7 (2.07%) Web Services
3 4 (1.18%) Middleware
4 3 (0.89%) LAMP
4 3 (0.89%) XML
5 2 (0.59%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) J2EE
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.30%) JSON
6 1 (0.30%) POSIX
6 1 (0.30%) Qt
6 1 (0.30%) RESTful
6 1 (0.30%) SOAP
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) VML
6 1 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.80%) PKI
3 16 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 14 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (3.55%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.66%) Clustering
8 6 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.48%) Replication
9 5 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.48%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.18%) Tandem
11 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.89%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.89%) IPTV
11 3 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 140 (41.42%) Windows
2 79 (23.37%) Windows Server
3 50 (14.79%) Linux
4 43 (12.72%) Windows 10
4 43 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.80%) Unix
7 11 (3.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.96%) CentOS
9 9 (2.66%) Debian
10 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.48%) VMS
12 4 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.89%) Android
14 2 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.59%) SUSE
14 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (14.50%) ITIL
3 34 (10.06%) Migration
4 33 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (6.51%) Information Security
6 21 (6.21%) Change Management
6 21 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.62%) DevOps
7 19 (5.62%) Network Design
7 19 (5.62%) Network Management
7 19 (5.62%) Security Architecture
8 18 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
8 18 (5.33%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.33%) Risk Management
9 17 (5.03%) Network Virtualisation
9 17 (5.03%) Project Delivery
10 16 (4.73%) Data Protection
11 15 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.44%) TOGAF
12 14 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.68%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.28%) SQL
3 11 (3.25%) Python
4 7 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.18%) C
5 4 (1.18%) Perl
6 3 (0.89%) PHP
7 2 (0.59%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.59%) Go
8 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (19.82%) CCNP
3 56 (16.57%) CCNA
4 30 (8.88%) CCIE
4 30 (8.88%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.44%) CISSP
6 14 (4.14%) CCA
6 14 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.14%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.85%) AWS Certification
7 13 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.85%) IISP
8 10 (2.96%) CCDP
9 8 (2.37%) MCSE
10 6 (1.78%) Degree
11 4 (1.18%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.89%) CCSE
12 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.21%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.03%) SLA
3 9 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.07%) GDPR
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.59%) QA
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 140 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 68 (20.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.10%) XenApp
5 19 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.03%) Docker
6 17 (5.03%) XenDesktop
7 15 (4.44%) DFS Replication
8 6 (1.78%) Firmware
8 6 (1.78%) vSphere
9 5 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.89%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.59%) KVM
11 2 (0.59%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.30%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (10.95%) SCCM
2 14 (4.14%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.85%) CASB
4 11 (3.25%) FortiGate
4 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.66%) Ansible
5 9 (2.66%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.37%) Terraform
6 8 (2.37%) WSUS
7 7 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.78%) Cacti
8 6 (1.78%) SCOM
9 5 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.48%) Iperf
10 4 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.18%) Puppet
11 3 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 181 (53.55%) Cisco
2 104 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 90 (26.63%) VMware
4 46 (13.61%) Juniper
5 42 (12.43%) CheckPoint
5 42 (12.43%) Citrix
6 39 (11.54%) Palo Alto
7 38 (11.24%) SolarWinds
8 33 (9.76%) F5
9 22 (6.51%) Aruba
9 22 (6.51%) Dell
9 22 (6.51%) Meraki
10 18 (5.33%) HP
11 17 (5.03%) McAfee
12 15 (4.44%) Riverbed
13 14 (4.14%) Veeam
14 12 (3.55%) EMC
14 12 (3.55%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.55%) Infoblox
15 10 (2.96%) Oracle