Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 472 526
Rank change year-on-year +100 +54 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 163 252 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.84% 2.81% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 168 259
Median daily rate £425 £361 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -9.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £213
90th Percentile £550 £488 £573
UK median daily rate £413 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +11.49% -7.50% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Median hourly rate £20.95 £18.80 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.44% -24.80% -
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.35 £21.00
90th Percentile £44.38 £32.65 £52.33
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £18.80 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.44% -24.80% +22.76%

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 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 4,250 8,974 11,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.43% 13.75% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,686 5,608 7,219
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 479 519
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +19.44% -0.55%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -0.58%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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
South East +104 52 £450 +20.00% 23
London +76 52 £450 +28.57% 34
North of England +77 17 £248 -21.12% 33
Midlands +40 16 £450 +53.19% 13
South West +89 12 £334 +2.77% 12
East Midlands +40 9 £413 -2.94% 2
Yorkshire +49 8 £300 +4.35% 14
North West +63 7 £199 -38.72% 14
East of England +57 6 £200 -30.43% 3
West Midlands +30 6 £475 +80.95% 11
North East +35 2 £425 +6.25% 5
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 95 (58.28%) Firewall
2 70 (42.94%) Linux
3 69 (42.33%) Cisco
4 68 (41.72%) Windows
5 64 (39.26%) VMware
6 61 (37.42%) Security Cleared
7 55 (33.74%) WAN
8 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 48 (29.45%) VPN
9 48 (29.45%) DNS
10 47 (28.83%) Microsoft
11 46 (28.22%) LAN
11 46 (28.22%) SC Cleared
12 43 (26.38%) Windows Server
13 40 (24.54%) vSphere
13 40 (24.54%) DHCP
14 37 (22.70%) TCP/IP
14 37 (22.70%) Active Directory
14 37 (22.70%) Ansible
15 36 (22.09%) DevOps
15 36 (22.09%) JIRA
16 30 (18.40%) SNMP
17 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (17.18%) Python
19 27 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2016
20 26 (15.95%) MPLS
20 26 (15.95%) PowerShell
20 26 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (15.34%) EMC

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 5 (3.07%) Confluence
2 4 (2.45%) Liferay
2 4 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.84%) CMS
3 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.72%) Azure
2 23 (14.11%) Office 365
3 15 (9.20%) GitHub
4 14 (8.59%) AWS
5 12 (7.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.84%) IaaS
7 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) GCP
8 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (58.28%) Firewall
2 55 (33.74%) WAN
3 48 (29.45%) DNS
3 48 (29.45%) VPN
4 46 (28.22%) LAN
5 40 (24.54%) DHCP
6 37 (22.70%) TCP/IP
7 30 (18.40%) SNMP
8 26 (15.95%) MPLS
9 22 (13.50%) SAN
9 22 (13.50%) Wireless
10 19 (11.66%) SMTP
11 18 (11.04%) IPsec
11 18 (11.04%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (9.20%) Ethernet
12 15 (9.20%) Reverse Proxy
12 15 (9.20%) VSAN
13 13 (7.98%) BGP
13 13 (7.98%) OSPF
14 12 (7.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) HBase
2 8 (4.91%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.45%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.61%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (22.09%) JIRA
2 23 (14.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.20%) GitLab
5 4 (2.45%) Maven
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.84%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.61%) TestRail
General
1 14 (8.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.29%) Finance
3 6 (3.68%) Banking
4 5 (3.07%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.23%) International Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Network Engineer
2 26 (15.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.20%) Consultant
4 14 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.98%) Architect
6 11 (6.75%) Analyst
7 8 (4.91%) Network Architect
7 8 (4.91%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.68%) Python Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Administrator
10 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.43%) 802.1X
2 11 (6.75%) REST
2 11 (6.75%) RESTful
3 10 (6.13%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (6.13%) gRPC
3 10 (6.13%) Swagger
4 4 (2.45%) LDAP
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (2.45%) YAML
5 3 (1.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) LAMP
6 1 (0.61%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.61%) SOAP
6 1 (0.61%) Velocity
6 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.07%) Fibre Optics
3 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.45%) CCTV
4 4 (2.45%) CMDB
4 4 (2.45%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.84%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.84%) MPEG
5 3 (1.84%) NHS
5 3 (1.84%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.84%) Replication
5 3 (1.84%) SCADA
5 3 (1.84%) STB
6 2 (1.23%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.94%) Linux
2 68 (41.72%) Windows
3 43 (26.38%) Windows Server
4 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2016
5 23 (14.11%) Windows 10
6 22 (13.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (12.27%) CentOS
8 18 (11.04%) Ubuntu
9 11 (6.75%) Unix
9 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (6.13%) Solaris
11 8 (4.91%) Debian
12 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (3.07%) VMS
14 4 (2.45%) Fedora
14 4 (2.45%) NetWare
15 1 (0.61%) AIX
15 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.09%) DevOps
2 29 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.11%) Configuration Management
6 15 (9.20%) Computer Science
6 15 (9.20%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (9.20%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (9.20%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.98%) Converged Infrastructure
7 13 (7.98%) Network Management
8 12 (7.36%) Project Delivery
8 12 (7.36%) Systems Engineering
8 12 (7.36%) Web Filtering
9 11 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (6.75%) Microservices
9 11 (6.75%) Patch Management
9 11 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.18%) Python
2 26 (15.95%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.82%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.13%) C#
5 10 (6.13%) Go
6 8 (4.91%) C
6 8 (4.91%) SQL
7 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.84%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) Perl
9 2 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (37.42%) Security Cleared
2 46 (28.22%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.34%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (14.11%) CCNP
5 17 (10.43%) Degree
6 15 (9.20%) DV Cleared
7 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (7.36%) CCNA
9 8 (4.91%) CCIE
9 8 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (4.29%) RHCE
11 6 (3.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.68%) Linux+ Certification
11 6 (3.68%) RHCSA
12 4 (2.45%) CISSP
13 3 (1.84%) CCIE Data Center
13 3 (1.84%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.84%) MCSE
13 3 (1.84%) Sun Certification
14 2 (1.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.61%) DICOM
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (24.54%) vSphere
3 37 (22.70%) Active Directory
4 15 (9.20%) Docker
5 14 (8.59%) VMware NSX
6 9 (5.52%) HDFS
7 6 (3.68%) NFS
7 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.07%) XenApp
9 4 (2.45%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.84%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.84%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.23%) vCloud
12 1 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 37 (22.70%) Ansible
2 19 (11.66%) Puppet
3 17 (10.43%) Terraform
4 16 (9.82%) Kubernetes
5 15 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (9.20%) Packer
5 15 (9.20%) vCenter Server
6 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (6.75%) Grafana
7 11 (6.75%) ZABBIX
8 10 (6.13%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (3.68%) SELinux
10 5 (3.07%) SCOM
11 4 (2.45%) Data Guard
11 4 (2.45%) Oracle Flashback
11 4 (2.45%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (2.45%) vMotion
11 4 (2.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (42.33%) Cisco
2 64 (39.26%) VMware
3 47 (28.83%) Microsoft
4 25 (15.34%) EMC
5 24 (14.72%) Dell
6 18 (11.04%) Atlassian
7 14 (8.59%) Oracle
7 14 (8.59%) Red Hat
8 12 (7.36%) Citrix
8 12 (7.36%) HP
8 12 (7.36%) Juniper
9 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
9 10 (6.13%) Splunk
10 8 (4.91%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.91%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.29%) 3PAR
11 7 (4.29%) Veritas
12 6 (3.68%) F5
12 6 (3.68%) Veeam
13 5 (3.07%) Nimble Storage