Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 509 524 454
Rank change year-on-year +15 -70 +4
Contract jobs citing VLAN 353 340 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 2.72% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 211 256
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £573 £545 £531
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 28
England median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -35.06% +71.11%
10th Percentile £22.90 £12.70 £17.00
90th Percentile £54.87 £60.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -35.06% +71.11%

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 11,769 12,501 13,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 13.53% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,125 7,788 8,204
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £214
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 623 674
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.68
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +24 140 £416 +11.00% 54
South East +14 83 £388 +10.71% 43
North of England -9 60 £340 +4.62% 45
Midlands -23 38 £470 +13.94% 26
West Midlands -12 33 £479 +12.65% 14
North East +15 24 £365 -39.17%
North West -21 23 £405 +24.62% 27
East of England 0 19 £378 +32.46% 11
Yorkshire -14 13 £330 -17.50% 18
South West -42 11 £413 +8.20% 13
East Midlands -8 5 £338 +12.50% 12
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 207 (58.64%) Firewall
2 157 (44.48%) Cisco
3 127 (35.98%) Windows
4 117 (33.14%) WAN
5 114 (32.29%) LAN
6 111 (31.44%) VPN
7 110 (31.16%) VMware
8 92 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
9 90 (25.50%) Microsoft
10 86 (24.36%) Active Directory
11 84 (23.80%) BGP
12 82 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (21.53%) DNS
13 76 (21.53%) OSPF
13 76 (21.53%) TCP/IP
13 76 (21.53%) Linux
14 75 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
15 70 (19.83%) MPLS
16 69 (19.55%) Wireless
17 68 (19.26%) Citrix
18 65 (18.41%) CCNA
19 62 (17.56%) CCNP
19 62 (17.56%) Python
19 62 (17.56%) Data Centre
20 61 (17.28%) Windows Server
21 59 (16.71%) DHCP
22 57 (16.15%) CheckPoint
23 54 (15.30%) ITIL
24 52 (14.73%) Juniper
24 52 (14.73%) Amazon AWS

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 22 (6.23%) Skype for Business
2 21 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.38%) OpenStack
4 15 (4.25%) Confluence
4 15 (4.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (4.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.13%) IIS
6 3 (0.85%) Apache
6 3 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Maya
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) NUKE
2 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.28%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 75 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (11.05%) Office 365
4 21 (5.95%) IaaS
5 18 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.12%) PaaS
7 9 (2.55%) Yammer
8 8 (2.27%) SaaS
9 7 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.85%) Firebase
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.28%) Datadog
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 207 (58.64%) Firewall
2 117 (33.14%) WAN
3 114 (32.29%) LAN
4 111 (31.44%) VPN
5 84 (23.80%) BGP
6 76 (21.53%) DNS
6 76 (21.53%) OSPF
6 76 (21.53%) TCP/IP
7 70 (19.83%) MPLS
8 69 (19.55%) Wireless
9 59 (16.71%) DHCP
10 50 (14.16%) Network Security
11 40 (11.33%) VoIP
12 39 (11.05%) SAN
13 34 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (9.07%) iSCSI
14 32 (9.07%) SSL
15 31 (8.78%) Internet
15 31 (8.78%) IPsec
16 30 (8.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.82%) Oracle Database
2 15 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (2.83%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.42%) MySQL
6 4 (1.13%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.57%) Big Data
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (8.22%) Jenkins
2 25 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.10%) Maven
4 17 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (4.53%) JIRA
6 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.13%) GDB
7 4 (1.13%) Subversion
7 4 (1.13%) Valgrind
7 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.85%) GitLab
8 3 (0.85%) GoCD
8 3 (0.85%) Gradle
9 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.57%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.28%) Hudson
10 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.28%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (12.75%) Finance
2 19 (5.38%) Banking
3 17 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.27%) Retail
5 7 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.70%) Law
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (30.59%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (9.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (6.52%) Analyst
6 22 (6.23%) Architect
6 22 (6.23%) VMware Engineer
7 20 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (4.82%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.97%) Consultant
9 14 (3.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 12 (3.40%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.12%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (3.12%) Security Engineer
12 10 (2.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (2.83%) NOC Engineer
13 9 (2.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (2.27%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.08%) 802.1X
2 21 (5.95%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (4.25%) YAML
4 9 (2.55%) JSON
5 7 (1.98%) XML
6 4 (1.13%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (1.13%) Node.js
7 3 (0.85%) .NET
7 3 (0.85%) Android SDK
7 3 (0.85%) Dagger
7 3 (0.85%) REST
7 3 (0.85%) Retrofit
7 3 (0.85%) RxJava
8 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.57%) Django
9 1 (0.28%) LAMP
9 1 (0.28%) LDAP
9 1 (0.28%) MAPI
9 1 (0.28%) Web Services
9 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.56%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.50%) Clustering
3 20 (5.67%) PKI
4 17 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (4.25%) Fat Client
6 15 (4.25%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.12%) User Experience
9 10 (2.83%) Replication
10 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.98%) BYOD
13 6 (1.70%) BBC
13 6 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.42%) Handset
14 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.42%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.85%) NHS
15 3 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 127 (35.98%) Windows
2 76 (21.53%) Linux
3 61 (17.28%) Windows Server
4 38 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.10%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.55%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.98%) Android
9 7 (1.98%) Unix
10 6 (1.70%) CentOS
11 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.28%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.30%) ITIL
2 51 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (14.16%) Migration
4 49 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (13.31%) DevOps
6 38 (10.76%) Configuration Management
7 35 (9.92%) Test Automation
8 31 (8.78%) Change Management
9 30 (8.50%) Load Balancing
10 28 (7.93%) High Availability
11 25 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (7.08%) Network Design
12 22 (6.23%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (5.95%) Data Protection
14 20 (5.67%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (5.67%) SDLC
15 18 (5.10%) Project Management
16 17 (4.82%) Network Management
17 15 (4.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (17.56%) Python
2 42 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 32 (9.07%) SQL
4 31 (8.78%) Bash Shell
5 27 (7.65%) Perl
6 18 (5.10%) Java
7 16 (4.53%) Ruby
8 12 (3.40%) Go
9 10 (2.83%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.98%) C
11 4 (1.13%) C++
12 3 (0.85%) AWK
12 3 (0.85%) sed
12 3 (0.85%) VBScript
13 2 (0.57%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 92 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (18.41%) CCNA
3 62 (17.56%) CCNP
4 46 (13.03%) Security Cleared
5 38 (10.76%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.10%) CCIE
7 12 (3.40%) CISSP
7 12 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.12%) CCDP
8 11 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.83%) CCA
9 10 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (2.83%) Degree
9 10 (2.83%) MCSE
10 9 (2.55%) VCAP
10 9 (2.55%) VCDX
11 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.70%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.70%) MOS
13 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.97%) QA
2 6 (1.70%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 82 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (13.88%) XenDesktop
4 43 (12.18%) XenApp
5 39 (11.05%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (10.76%) Docker
6 38 (10.76%) Hyper-V
7 33 (9.35%) NFS
8 27 (7.65%) vSphere
9 18 (5.10%) Firmware
10 14 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (3.97%) Xen
10 14 (3.97%) XenServer
11 12 (3.40%) DFS Replication
12 10 (2.83%) VMware NSX
13 8 (2.27%) KVM
13 8 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.42%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.13%) Postfix
15 4 (1.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (12.46%) Ansible
2 33 (9.35%) Nagios
3 30 (8.50%) SCCM
4 29 (8.22%) Docker Swarm
5 24 (6.80%) Puppet
6 22 (6.23%) Kubernetes
7 17 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (4.82%) ZABBIX
8 14 (3.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (3.97%) Mesos
9 13 (3.68%) Terraform
10 10 (2.83%) vCenter Server
11 9 (2.55%) Cacti
11 9 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (2.55%) vRealize
11 9 (2.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 7 (1.98%) logstash
13 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
14 5 (1.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 157 (44.48%) Cisco
2 110 (31.16%) VMware
3 90 (25.50%) Microsoft
4 68 (19.26%) Citrix
5 57 (16.15%) CheckPoint
6 52 (14.73%) Juniper
7 47 (13.31%) F5
8 45 (12.75%) Dell
9 36 (10.20%) Palo Alto
10 35 (9.92%) HP
11 27 (7.65%) Oracle
12 24 (6.80%) Riverbed
13 23 (6.52%) SolarWinds
14 20 (5.67%) Aruba
15 18 (5.10%) EMC
16 13 (3.68%) McAfee
16 13 (3.68%) Meraki
17 12 (3.40%) Blue Coat
17 12 (3.40%) NetApp
17 12 (3.40%) Splunk