Period
to

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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 537 479 451
Rank change year-on-year -58 -28 +38
Contract jobs citing VLAN 230 182 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 3.10% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 128 82
10th Percentile £237 £286 £264
25th Percentile £360 £349 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £407 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.49% -9.50% +12.50%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £510
90th Percentile £603 £606 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
10th Percentile - £14.73 -
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.46 -
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +102.27% - -
75th Percentile £48.00 £23.50 -
90th Percentile £49.56 £24.40 -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +102.27% -32.31% +26.61%

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 8,325 5,872 4,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.64% 11.41% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,542 3,780 3,014
10th Percentile £230 £225 £200
25th Percentile £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
75th Percentile £620 £545 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 280 227
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.81 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.99% +13.39% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £44.00
90th Percentile £67.70 £62.00 £52.05
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.00% +19.05%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -35 97 £500 +21.95% 37
South East -25 52 £405 +1.25% 17
South West -4 30 £444 +6.93% 17
Midlands -39 19 £350 -15.15% 17
North of England -40 19 £375 -7.30% 23
West Midlands -39 16 £350 -15.41% 12
Yorkshire -29 10 £365 -9.78% 12
North East -4 6 £388 -8.82% 1
East of England -34 4 £500 +53.85% 6
East Midlands -24 3 £319 -17.74% 5
North West -42 3 £325 -23.53% 10
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 133 (57.83%) Firewall
2 106 (46.09%) Cisco
3 101 (43.91%) LAN
4 96 (41.74%) WAN
5 85 (36.96%) Windows
6 71 (30.87%) Active Directory
7 69 (30.00%) VPN
8 64 (27.83%) DNS
9 62 (26.96%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (26.96%) Wireless
10 60 (26.09%) Azure
11 59 (25.65%) OSPF
12 58 (25.22%) VMware
13 55 (23.91%) BGP
14 51 (22.17%) DHCP
15 49 (21.30%) TCP/IP
15 49 (21.30%) Windows Server
16 47 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (19.13%) Microsoft
18 41 (17.83%) AWS
19 40 (17.39%) Linux
20 38 (16.52%) CCNP
21 35 (15.22%) MPLS
21 35 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
22 34 (14.78%) Social Skills
23 32 (13.91%) Microsoft 365
24 31 (13.48%) CCNA
24 31 (13.48%) Data Centre
25 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
26 29 (12.61%) CheckPoint

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 9 (3.91%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.48%) Confluence
3 4 (1.74%) Apache
3 4 (1.74%) nginx
4 3 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.43%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 60 (26.09%) Azure
2 41 (17.83%) AWS
3 32 (13.91%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (4.35%) IaaS
6 9 (3.91%) PaaS
7 8 (3.48%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (3.04%) SaaS
9 6 (2.61%) Azure Sentinel
9 6 (2.61%) GCP
10 5 (2.17%) Azure Stack
10 5 (2.17%) npm
10 5 (2.17%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.74%) Azure AKS
11 4 (1.74%) Azure Monitor
12 3 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.30%) Azure Pipelines
12 3 (1.30%) Azure Storage
12 3 (1.30%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 133 (57.83%) Firewall
2 101 (43.91%) LAN
3 96 (41.74%) WAN
4 69 (30.00%) VPN
5 64 (27.83%) DNS
6 62 (26.96%) Wireless
7 59 (25.65%) OSPF
8 55 (23.91%) BGP
9 51 (22.17%) DHCP
10 49 (21.30%) TCP/IP
11 35 (15.22%) MPLS
11 35 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (12.17%) EIGRP
13 27 (11.74%) Cisco IOS
13 27 (11.74%) Network Security
13 27 (11.74%) SD-WAN
14 26 (11.30%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (10.43%) IPsec
16 23 (10.00%) Ethernet
17 21 (9.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.91%) MariaDB
2 9 (3.91%) MySQL
3 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (8.26%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.91%) GitLab
4 8 (3.48%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 8 (3.48%) JIRA
4 8 (3.48%) TestRail
5 7 (3.04%) Subversion
6 3 (1.30%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.43%) Gradle
7 1 (0.43%) Maven
7 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (14.78%) Social Skills
2 24 (10.43%) Finance
3 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.65%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.91%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (2.17%) Banking
8 4 (1.74%) Law
8 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.43%) Electronics
11 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (33.04%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (9.13%) Architect
5 20 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (7.39%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (6.09%) IT Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Consultant
10 9 (3.91%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.48%) Network Architect
12 7 (3.04%) Developer
12 7 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 6 (2.61%) Network Specialist
13 6 (2.61%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.61%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (2.61%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.61%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.39%) RESTful
2 16 (6.96%) 802.1X
3 9 (3.91%) JSON
4 8 (3.48%) libvirt
5 6 (2.61%) Web Services
6 5 (2.17%) Node.js
6 5 (2.17%) XMPP
6 5 (2.17%) YAML
7 4 (1.74%) LDAP
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.87%) REST
8 2 (0.87%) SOAP
8 2 (0.87%) XML
9 1 (0.43%) .NET
9 1 (0.43%) Middleware
9 1 (0.43%) OAuth
9 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.43%) React
9 1 (0.43%) Spine.js
9 1 (0.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 18 (7.83%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (5.65%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.65%) CCTV
5 12 (5.22%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.91%) IoT
7 8 (3.48%) Device Driver
7 8 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.61%) NHS
9 6 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.74%) Optoelectronics
12 3 (1.30%) Clustering
12 3 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.96%) Windows
2 49 (21.30%) Windows Server
3 40 (17.39%) Linux
4 15 (6.52%) Windows 10
5 11 (4.78%) VMS
5 11 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.04%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.04%) CentOS
9 6 (2.61%) Android
9 6 (2.61%) Unix
10 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (10.00%) Agile
3 23 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (9.13%) Migration
5 20 (8.70%) ITIL
6 18 (7.83%) Network Management
7 17 (7.39%) DevOps
8 16 (6.96%) Change Management
8 16 (6.96%) Network Architecture
8 16 (6.96%) Network Design
9 15 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.52%) High Availability
9 15 (6.52%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (6.52%) Supplier Management
10 13 (5.65%) CI/CD
10 13 (5.65%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.22%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.78%) Cryptography
12 11 (4.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.74%) Python
2 17 (7.39%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.96%) C
4 14 (6.09%) C++
4 14 (6.09%) SQL
5 13 (5.65%) Go
6 8 (3.48%) Rust
7 6 (2.61%) Bash
8 4 (1.74%) Perl
9 3 (1.30%) VB
9 3 (1.30%) VBScript
10 2 (0.87%) PHP
10 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.43%) C#
11 1 (0.43%) Java
11 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (26.96%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (16.52%) CCNP
3 31 (13.48%) CCNA
4 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.39%) Degree
6 16 (6.96%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.65%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.78%) CCIE
9 5 (2.17%) CCNP Voice
9 5 (2.17%) FFIEC
10 3 (1.30%) CCDA
11 2 (0.87%) CCDP
11 2 (0.87%) EMCIE
11 2 (0.87%) EMCTA
11 2 (0.87%) MCP
11 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.78%) PMO
2 6 (2.61%) GDPR
2 6 (2.61%) NIST
2 6 (2.61%) SLA
3 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (2.17%) NIST 800
3 5 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.30%) QA
6 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 71 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.43%) Docker
4 19 (8.26%) KVM
5 18 (7.83%) vSphere
6 17 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 10 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.91%) iptables
8 9 (3.91%) Xen
9 8 (3.48%) Ceph
9 8 (3.48%) oVirt
10 7 (3.04%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.74%) vCloud
12 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.87%) Firmware
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.87%) XenApp
13 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (9.13%) Kubernetes
2 17 (7.39%) FortiGate
3 13 (5.65%) Ansible
3 13 (5.65%) Terraform
4 12 (5.22%) SCCM
5 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.48%) WSUS
6 7 (3.04%) CASB
6 7 (3.04%) Nagios
7 6 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (2.17%) Grafana
8 5 (2.17%) Nessus
8 5 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (2.17%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.30%) AppManager
10 3 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.87%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.87%) VxRail
Vendors
1 106 (46.09%) Cisco
2 58 (25.22%) VMware
3 44 (19.13%) Microsoft
4 29 (12.61%) CheckPoint
5 28 (12.17%) HP
6 27 (11.74%) Aruba
7 24 (10.43%) Fortinet
8 22 (9.57%) Palo Alto
9 21 (9.13%) F5
9 21 (9.13%) Juniper
10 14 (6.09%) Meraki
11 13 (5.65%) Citrix
12 11 (4.78%) Arista
13 9 (3.91%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.48%) Atlassian
15 7 (3.04%) Avaya
15 7 (3.04%) Dell
15 7 (3.04%) Riverbed
16 6 (2.61%) Forcepoint
16 6 (2.61%) Oracle