Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 514 475
Rank change year-on-year -11 -39 -43
Contract jobs citing VLAN 342 353 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 2.74% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 228 276
England median daily rate £392 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £216
90th Percentile £509 £516 £500
UK median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.71% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 25
England median hourly rate £27.00 £14.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.63% -33.93% -
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.31 £25.94 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +182.14% -44.00% +11.11%

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 12,495 12,876 14,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 13.69% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,568 7,922 8,928
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £189 £219
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 674 740
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -17.50% +10.57%
10th Percentile £12.26 £11.33 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.76 £46.24 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 -8 137 £403 +7.33% 50
North of England -10 67 £340 -1.09% 47
South East -21 61 £375 +19.05% 34
Midlands -7 32 £350 -12.50% 30
North East +18 24 £365 -8.75% 2
East of England +1 24 £378 +28.40% 12
North West -29 24 £393 +20.77% 25
West Midlands -19 22 £470 +13.25% 23
South West -26 21 £400 +28.00% 11
Yorkshire -1 19 £330 -20.48% 20
East Midlands +5 10 £331 +15.22% 7
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 205 (59.94%) Firewall
2 164 (47.95%) Cisco
3 127 (37.13%) LAN
4 124 (36.26%) WAN
5 116 (33.92%) Windows
6 108 (31.58%) VPN
6 108 (31.58%) VMware
7 91 (26.61%) BGP
8 89 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (25.44%) Active Directory
10 84 (24.56%) DNS
11 82 (23.98%) OSPF
12 81 (23.68%) Microsoft
13 80 (23.39%) MPLS
14 77 (22.51%) TCP/IP
15 75 (21.93%) Wireless
16 70 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 69 (20.18%) DHCP
18 64 (18.71%) Windows Server
19 62 (18.13%) CCNP
20 59 (17.25%) CCNA
21 57 (16.67%) Data Centre
22 56 (16.37%) Juniper
22 56 (16.37%) CheckPoint
22 56 (16.37%) Migration
23 55 (16.08%) Linux
24 51 (14.91%) Security Cleared
25 50 (14.62%) ITIL
26 47 (13.74%) Citrix
27 46 (13.45%) VoIP

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 25 (7.31%) Skype for Business
2 19 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 15 (4.39%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.22%) Confluence
6 10 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (2.05%) IIS
8 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.88%) CMS
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.29%) Apache
11 1 (0.29%) nginx
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.11%) Office 365
3 32 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.34%) Yammer
5 6 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.17%) PaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.58%) Firebase
7 2 (0.58%) IaaS
7 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.58%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 205 (59.94%) Firewall
2 127 (37.13%) LAN
3 124 (36.26%) WAN
4 108 (31.58%) VPN
5 91 (26.61%) BGP
6 84 (24.56%) DNS
7 82 (23.98%) OSPF
8 80 (23.39%) MPLS
9 77 (22.51%) TCP/IP
10 75 (21.93%) Wireless
11 69 (20.18%) DHCP
12 46 (13.45%) VoIP
13 45 (13.16%) Network Security
14 36 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (10.53%) SAN
15 34 (9.94%) IPsec
16 33 (9.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (9.06%) EIGRP
17 31 (9.06%) Internet
18 30 (8.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.29%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.29%) Power BI
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.80%) JIRA
4 11 (3.22%) Maven
5 10 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.17%) GDB
7 4 (1.17%) Subversion
7 4 (1.17%) Valgrind
7 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.58%) GitLab
8 2 (0.58%) GoCD
8 2 (0.58%) Gradle
8 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (12.87%) Finance
2 19 (5.56%) Banking
3 15 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.34%) Law
5 7 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) French Language
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 32 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (8.19%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.43%) Architect
5 22 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 19 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 18 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
9 17 (4.97%) Analyst
10 14 (4.09%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.51%) Consultant
12 11 (3.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (3.22%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.22%) Senior Security Engineer
13 10 (2.92%) IT Support
13 10 (2.92%) Junior
13 10 (2.92%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.06%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (2.92%) YAML
4 7 (2.05%) LDAP
4 7 (2.05%) Web Services
5 6 (1.75%) XML
6 4 (1.17%) FreeSWITCH
7 3 (0.88%) .NET
7 3 (0.88%) JSON
7 3 (0.88%) WSH
8 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.58%) Android SDK
8 2 (0.58%) Dagger
8 2 (0.58%) Django
8 2 (0.58%) REST
8 2 (0.58%) Retrofit
8 2 (0.58%) RxJava
9 1 (0.29%) Gson
9 1 (0.29%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.29%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 57 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.60%) Clustering
3 17 (4.97%) PKI
4 12 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.92%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.92%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.92%) User Experience
6 10 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.75%) BBC
8 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.46%) Handset
8 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.17%) BYOD
9 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.17%) Replication
10 3 (0.88%) CESG
10 3 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.92%) Windows
2 64 (18.71%) Windows Server
3 55 (16.08%) Linux
4 41 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (7.31%) Windows 10
5 25 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.39%) Windows 7
7 14 (4.09%) Unix
8 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.05%) AIX
9 7 (2.05%) Android
9 7 (2.05%) Solaris
10 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (1.46%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.17%) CentOS
12 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.37%) Migration
2 50 (14.62%) ITIL
3 40 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (8.77%) DevOps
6 26 (7.60%) Test Automation
7 25 (7.31%) Configuration Management
7 25 (7.31%) High Availability
8 24 (7.02%) Change Management
9 23 (6.73%) Network Design
10 22 (6.43%) Load Balancing
11 21 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (5.85%) Network Management
12 20 (5.85%) Project Management
13 19 (5.56%) Data Protection
14 18 (5.26%) Service Delivery
15 15 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (4.39%) Infrastructure Management
16 14 (4.09%) Change Control
16 14 (4.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.70%) Python
2 36 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.73%) Perl
4 21 (6.14%) SQL
5 20 (5.85%) Bash Shell
6 16 (4.68%) Java
7 12 (3.51%) Go
8 11 (3.22%) Ruby
9 7 (2.05%) C
9 7 (2.05%) VBScript
10 4 (1.17%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) C-shell
11 1 (0.29%) Java 8
11 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (18.13%) CCNP
3 59 (17.25%) CCNA
4 51 (14.91%) Security Cleared
5 36 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.68%) CCIE
6 16 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (3.80%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.51%) Degree
8 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.22%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (2.92%) CCA
10 10 (2.92%) CCDP
10 10 (2.92%) CISSP
11 9 (2.63%) MCSE
11 9 (2.63%) VCAP
11 9 (2.63%) VCDX
12 8 (2.34%) MOS
13 7 (2.05%) CCSE
13 7 (2.05%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.51%) QA
2 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 4 (1.17%) SLA
5 3 (0.88%) COBIT
5 3 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 87 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 70 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.36%) XenDesktop
5 28 (8.19%) Docker
5 28 (8.19%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (7.02%) vSphere
7 21 (6.14%) XenApp
8 18 (5.26%) NFS
9 17 (4.97%) Firmware
10 14 (4.09%) Xen
11 12 (3.51%) DFS Replication
12 10 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.63%) XenServer
14 7 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (1.75%) VirtualBox
16 4 (1.17%) KVM
16 4 (1.17%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
18 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (9.06%) SCCM
2 29 (8.48%) Ansible
3 24 (7.02%) Docker Swarm
4 23 (6.73%) Nagios
5 17 (4.97%) Puppet
6 15 (4.39%) Kubernetes
7 14 (4.09%) Mesos
8 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (3.51%) ZABBIX
9 11 (3.22%) Cacti
10 8 (2.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (1.46%) Terraform
13 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (1.17%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.88%) SCDPM
14 3 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 164 (47.95%) Cisco
2 108 (31.58%) VMware
3 81 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 56 (16.37%) CheckPoint
4 56 (16.37%) Juniper
5 47 (13.74%) Citrix
6 46 (13.45%) Palo Alto
7 41 (11.99%) F5
8 31 (9.06%) Aruba
8 31 (9.06%) HP
9 30 (8.77%) Dell
10 26 (7.60%) SolarWinds
11 24 (7.02%) Riverbed
12 20 (5.85%) Oracle
13 13 (3.80%) Meraki
14 12 (3.51%) EMC
14 12 (3.51%) Splunk
15 10 (2.92%) Blue Coat
15 10 (2.92%) McAfee
15 10 (2.92%) Sophos