Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 372 488 514
Rank change year-on-year +116 +26 -16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 104 328 364
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 3.11% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 203 224
Median daily rate £450 £363 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -6.75% +7.99%
10th Percentile £274 £193 £200
90th Percentile £539 £550 £502
UK median daily rate £450 £374 £389
% change year-on-year +20.40% -3.86% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 23
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +67.97% +0.58%
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -35.71% +40.79%

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 3,434 10,553 12,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 13.16% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,006 6,486 7,615
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 516 637
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.92% +28.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +5.26%

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 27 September 2020.

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
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 27 September 2020. 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 +150 46 £450 +12.50% 10
South East +138 42 £450 +38.46% 14
North of England +89 7 £300 -7.69% 25
Yorkshire +70 4 £300 - 11
South West +88 3 £463 +2.78% 13
North West +72 3 £275 -26.67% 12
Midlands +76 2 £345 -13.75% 9
East of England +76 2 £685 +24.55% 5
East Midlands +58 1 £165 -40.54% 5
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 65 (62.50%) Firewall
2 49 (47.12%) VMware
3 48 (46.15%) Cisco
4 45 (43.27%) Windows
5 41 (39.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (37.50%) Linux
7 35 (33.65%) Security Cleared
8 33 (31.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
10 30 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (28.85%) Ansible
10 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
10 30 (28.85%) DNS
11 29 (27.88%) SNMP
11 29 (27.88%) Puppet
11 29 (27.88%) Git (software)
11 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
11 29 (27.88%) vSphere
12 28 (26.92%) JIRA
13 27 (25.96%) LAN
13 27 (25.96%) WAN
13 27 (25.96%) Configuration Management
13 27 (25.96%) CentOS
13 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
13 27 (25.96%) Windows 10
14 26 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (25.00%) Splunk
15 24 (23.08%) Docker
15 24 (23.08%) BGP
15 24 (23.08%) Microsoft

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 4 (3.85%) Apache
1 4 (3.85%) Confluence
1 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.92%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.12%) GitHub
2 14 (13.46%) AWS
3 9 (8.65%) Azure
4 7 (6.73%) Office 365
5 4 (3.85%) SaaS
6 3 (2.88%) IaaS
6 3 (2.88%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.92%) PaaS
8 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (62.50%) Firewall
2 30 (28.85%) DNS
3 29 (27.88%) SNMP
4 27 (25.96%) LAN
4 27 (25.96%) WAN
5 24 (23.08%) BGP
6 23 (22.12%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (21.15%) VPN
8 21 (20.19%) MPLS
9 19 (18.27%) DHCP
10 18 (17.31%) OSPF
10 18 (17.31%) TCP/IP
11 13 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (11.54%) SAN
13 10 (9.62%) IPsec
14 9 (8.65%) EIGRP
14 9 (8.65%) SSL
15 7 (6.73%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (6.73%) HTTP
15 7 (6.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) Power BI
3 2 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.92%) OLTP
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.96%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (27.88%) Git (software)
2 28 (26.92%) JIRA
3 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
4 23 (22.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (22.12%) GitLab
5 4 (3.85%) Maven
5 4 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.92%) Ant
7 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) International Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) German Language
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.54%) Analyst
3 12 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Architect
4 9 (8.65%) Consultant
4 9 (8.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (4.81%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 3 (2.88%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) REST
2 15 (14.42%) RESTful
3 14 (13.46%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (13.46%) gRPC
3 14 (13.46%) Swagger
4 12 (11.54%) 802.1X
5 5 (4.81%) LDAP
6 4 (3.85%) YAML
7 2 (1.92%) .NET
7 2 (1.92%) COM
7 2 (1.92%) Middleware
7 2 (1.92%) OAuth
7 2 (1.92%) OpenID
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.92%) SOAP
7 2 (1.92%) Web Services
7 2 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.92%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.92%) XSL
7 2 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.73%) Replication
3 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) ASIC
7 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.96%) User Experience
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (43.27%) Windows
2 39 (37.50%) Linux
3 33 (31.73%) Windows Server 2016
4 30 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
5 27 (25.96%) CentOS
5 27 (25.96%) Windows 10
6 8 (7.69%) Debian
6 8 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.77%) VMS
8 5 (4.81%) Unix
8 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.85%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (3.85%) Fedora
9 4 (3.85%) NetWare
9 4 (3.85%) Solaris
10 3 (2.88%) AIX
11 2 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Configuration Management
2 23 (22.12%) Continuous Deployment
2 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (22.12%) Infrastructure as Code
3 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.15%) DevOps
4 16 (15.38%) Microservices
4 16 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (14.42%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (14.42%) ITIL
5 15 (14.42%) Systems Engineering
6 11 (10.58%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (10.58%) Network Segmentation
7 10 (9.62%) Change Management
7 10 (9.62%) Migration
8 9 (8.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (8.65%) Patch Management
9 8 (7.69%) Network Management
9 8 (7.69%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
2 24 (23.08%) Python
3 18 (17.31%) Bash Shell
4 14 (13.46%) C#
4 14 (13.46%) Go
5 5 (4.81%) Perl
6 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.88%) C
8 2 (1.92%) AWK
8 2 (1.92%) Java
8 2 (1.92%) Jython
8 2 (1.92%) Lisp
8 2 (1.92%) Ruby
8 2 (1.92%) sed
8 2 (1.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
3 21 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (16.35%) CCNP
5 9 (8.65%) CCNA
6 5 (4.81%) CCIE
7 3 (2.88%) Degree
8 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.92%) NCDA
8 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.96%) CCDP
9 1 (0.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.96%) CISSP
9 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.96%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.96%) MCSE
9 1 (0.96%) RHCE
9 1 (0.96%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) GDPR
3 2 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.92%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 41 (39.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (27.88%) vSphere
3 24 (23.08%) Docker
4 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 9 (8.65%) VMware NSX
6 6 (5.77%) NFS
7 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.85%) XenApp
8 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.96%) Firmware
10 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (28.85%) Ansible
2 29 (27.88%) Puppet
3 26 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (22.12%) Kubernetes
4 23 (22.12%) Packer
4 23 (22.12%) Terraform
5 14 (13.46%) Grafana
5 14 (13.46%) Prometheus
5 14 (13.46%) ZABBIX
6 6 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (3.85%) vMotion
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.92%) Nagios
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.92%) SCCM
9 2 (1.92%) TrustSec
9 2 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) VMware
2 48 (46.15%) Cisco
3 26 (25.00%) Splunk
4 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 23 (22.12%) Atlassian
6 19 (18.27%) EMC
6 19 (18.27%) F5
7 18 (17.31%) Dell
7 18 (17.31%) Juniper
8 11 (10.58%) ForeScout
9 10 (9.62%) CheckPoint
10 9 (8.65%) Palo Alto
11 8 (7.69%) Citrix
12 7 (6.73%) NetApp
13 6 (5.77%) Avaya
13 6 (5.77%) HP
14 5 (4.81%) Meraki
14 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
14 5 (4.81%) SolarWinds
15 4 (3.85%) Foundstone