Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 503 525 498
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27 +12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 338 357 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 2.84% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 211 235
England median daily rate £388 £394 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.65% +9.44% +2.86%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £163
90th Percentile £582 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £394 £360
% change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 14
England median hourly rate £42.00 £25.01 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.97% -31.96% +113.04%
10th Percentile £16.25 £19.05 £16.20
90th Percentile £46.00 £55.29 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £35.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year -27.61% -4.76% +113.04%

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 10,634 12,579 12,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.94% 13.48% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,539 7,724 7,301
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £208
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 697 671
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.39 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.13 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.63% +5.26% -24.00%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +51 127 £450 +8.43% 45
South East +42 95 £360 -4.00% 57
North of England +44 39 £320 -24.26% 53
South West -9 32 £450 +37.40% 35
Midlands +20 28 £400 +33.33% 42
North West +6 19 £345 -24.92% 35
East of England +4 19 £550 +22.22% 13
West Midlands +2 18 £400 +48.84% 28
East Midlands +28 10 £340 +13.33% 14
Yorkshire +26 10 £280 - 16
North East +23 10 £325 +10.17% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 188 (55.62%) Cisco
2 186 (55.03%) Firewall
3 145 (42.90%) Windows
4 128 (37.87%) WAN
4 128 (37.87%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (37.28%) VPN
6 125 (36.98%) Active Directory
7 121 (35.80%) LAN
8 113 (33.43%) DNS
9 103 (30.47%) Microsoft
10 101 (29.88%) TCP/IP
11 92 (27.22%) OSPF
12 89 (26.33%) Windows Server
13 82 (24.26%) VMware
14 79 (23.37%) BGP
14 79 (23.37%) DHCP
15 76 (22.49%) CCNP
16 73 (21.60%) CCNA
16 73 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
17 71 (21.01%) ITIL
18 65 (19.23%) MPLS
19 63 (18.64%) Wireless
20 61 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
21 59 (17.46%) Office 365
22 56 (16.57%) F5
23 54 (15.98%) CheckPoint
24 49 (14.50%) Linux
24 49 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 47 (13.91%) Citrix
26 46 (13.61%) Data Centre

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 36 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.99%) IIS
3 26 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 23 (6.80%) MS Exchange
5 14 (4.14%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.66%) Apache
6 9 (2.66%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 73 (21.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (17.46%) Office 365
3 44 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (6.51%) PaaS
5 17 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (4.73%) SaaS
7 13 (3.85%) IaaS
8 9 (2.66%) Yammer
9 7 (2.07%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.78%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.89%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.59%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.30%) Slack
13 1 (0.30%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 186 (55.03%) Firewall
2 128 (37.87%) WAN
3 126 (37.28%) VPN
4 121 (35.80%) LAN
5 113 (33.43%) DNS
6 101 (29.88%) TCP/IP
7 92 (27.22%) OSPF
8 79 (23.37%) BGP
8 79 (23.37%) DHCP
9 65 (19.23%) MPLS
10 63 (18.64%) Wireless
11 44 (13.02%) Network Security
12 39 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (11.54%) Multicast
13 38 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (10.95%) VoIP
15 35 (10.36%) Ethernet
16 32 (9.47%) EIGRP
17 30 (8.88%) Skype
18 29 (8.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.78%) MySQL
3 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.89%) Power BI
5 2 (0.59%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (0.59%) Big Data
5 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.30%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (4.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.89%) Hudson
3 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.89%) JIRA
4 2 (0.59%) GitLab
4 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (9.17%) Finance
2 16 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.44%) Legal
4 13 (3.85%) Law
5 11 (3.25%) Banking
6 8 (2.37%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
7 4 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.18%) Publishing
8 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) International Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (40.53%) Network Engineer
2 47 (13.91%) Architect
3 41 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (10.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 32 (9.47%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.99%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (7.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 18 (5.33%) Network Architect
9 17 (5.03%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.14%) Analyst
10 14 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
10 14 (4.14%) Consultant
11 12 (3.55%) IT Support
12 10 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (2.96%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 10 (2.96%) Server Engineer
13 9 (2.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (2.66%) IT Engineer
14 8 (2.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.10%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.37%) LDAP
3 5 (1.48%) Web Services
3 5 (1.48%) XML
4 4 (1.18%) JSON
4 4 (1.18%) Middleware
5 3 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.89%) LAMP
6 2 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.59%) Node.js
6 2 (0.59%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.59%) YAML
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.30%) POSIX
7 1 (0.30%) Qt
7 1 (0.30%) RESTful
7 1 (0.30%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.30%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.61%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.92%) Driving Licence
4 19 (5.62%) PKI
5 16 (4.73%) Clustering
5 16 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (4.44%) Fat Client
6 15 (4.44%) Thin Client
7 11 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.96%) Replication
9 6 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.18%) BBC
11 4 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (1.18%) SCADA
11 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.89%) BYOD
12 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.89%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 145 (42.90%) Windows
2 89 (26.33%) Windows Server
3 49 (14.50%) Linux
4 39 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 38 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (7.40%) Unix
7 24 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (5.03%) CentOS
9 15 (4.44%) Debian
10 11 (3.25%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.48%) VMS
13 4 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.59%) HPUX
15 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.01%) ITIL
2 49 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (12.13%) Migration
4 39 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (7.40%) Load Balancing
6 23 (6.80%) DevOps
7 21 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (6.21%) Risk Management
8 20 (5.92%) Data Protection
8 20 (5.92%) Information Security
9 19 (5.62%) High Availability
9 19 (5.62%) Service Delivery
10 18 (5.33%) Network Management
11 17 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.03%) Change Management
11 17 (5.03%) Network Design
12 16 (4.73%) Security Architecture
12 16 (4.73%) TOGAF
13 15 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.85%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.31%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.28%) SQL
3 13 (3.85%) Python
4 12 (3.55%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.07%) Perl
6 5 (1.48%) C
6 5 (1.48%) Java
7 3 (0.89%) PHP
7 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.89%) VB
8 2 (0.59%) AWK
8 2 (0.59%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.59%) C-shell
8 2 (0.59%) Go
8 2 (0.59%) sed
9 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 128 (37.87%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (22.49%) CCNP
3 73 (21.60%) CCNA
4 36 (10.65%) CCIE
5 31 (9.17%) Security Cleared
6 22 (6.51%) CISSP
7 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (5.33%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.14%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.85%) AWS Certification
10 13 (3.85%) CCA
10 13 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (3.85%) IISP
11 10 (2.96%) CCDP
12 7 (2.07%) MCSE
13 6 (1.78%) Degree
13 6 (1.78%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.18%) JNCIE
14 4 (1.18%) MCSA
15 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.03%) PCI DSS
1 17 (5.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.48%) GDPR
3 4 (1.18%) COBIT
4 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.89%) QA
5 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (36.98%) Active Directory
2 61 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (8.28%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.62%) Docker
5 19 (5.62%) XenApp
6 16 (4.73%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.55%) DFS Replication
8 11 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.07%) Firmware
9 7 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.07%) vSphere
10 5 (1.48%) NFS
11 4 (1.18%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.18%) KVM
11 4 (1.18%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (10.36%) SCCM
2 16 (4.73%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.85%) CASB
4 12 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.96%) Ansible
5 10 (2.96%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.37%) Cacti
7 7 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (2.07%) Stealthwatch
8 6 (1.78%) Nagios
8 6 (1.78%) SCOM
8 6 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.78%) WSUS
9 5 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.48%) Iperf
9 5 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 188 (55.62%) Cisco
2 103 (30.47%) Microsoft
3 82 (24.26%) VMware
4 56 (16.57%) F5
5 54 (15.98%) CheckPoint
6 47 (13.91%) Citrix
7 43 (12.72%) Juniper
8 41 (12.13%) Palo Alto
9 29 (8.58%) HP
9 29 (8.58%) SolarWinds
10 23 (6.80%) Aruba
11 20 (5.92%) Riverbed
12 18 (5.33%) Meraki
13 16 (4.73%) Dell
13 16 (4.73%) Fortinet
14 15 (4.44%) Veeam
15 13 (3.85%) McAfee
15 13 (3.85%) Oracle
15 13 (3.85%) Red Hat
16 12 (3.55%) EMC