Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 471 429
Rank change year-on-year -55 -42 +20
Contract jobs citing VLAN 351 455 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 3.02% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 274 351
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
10th Percentile £175 £216 £213
90th Percentile £520 £501 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 31
England median hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.93% - -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.94 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.00% +11.11% -18.18%

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 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -55 143 £375 +1.35% 20
South East +2 66 £323 -7.86% 12
North of England +34 49 £325 -18.75% 26
Midlands +9 41 £400 +42.86% 14
North West +13 40 £325 -18.75% 17
East of England -25 26 £294 -12.24% 4
South West -16 25 £313 -3.85% 4
West Midlands +14 24 £415 +38.33% 5
East Midlands -4 17 £300 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire +4 6 £400 - 7
North East +61 3 £400 +68.42% 2
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 181 (51.57%) Firewall
2 177 (50.43%) Cisco
3 166 (47.29%) Windows
4 129 (36.75%) LAN
5 127 (36.18%) WAN
6 126 (35.90%) Active Directory
7 124 (35.33%) DNS
8 122 (34.76%) VPN
9 99 (28.21%) VMware
10 98 (27.92%) DHCP
11 95 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
12 93 (26.50%) Windows Server
13 90 (25.64%) TCP/IP
14 85 (24.22%) Microsoft
15 76 (21.65%) OSPF
16 75 (21.37%) MPLS
17 74 (21.08%) BGP
18 70 (19.94%) CCNP
19 68 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
20 65 (18.52%) Network Security
21 63 (17.95%) Security Cleared
21 63 (17.95%) ITIL
22 61 (17.38%) Linux
23 59 (16.81%) Juniper
24 58 (16.52%) Office 365
25 57 (16.24%) CCNA
25 57 (16.24%) Citrix
26 55 (15.67%) Migration
27 51 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
28 50 (14.25%) Wireless

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 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.41%) IIS
3 14 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (3.99%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.42%) Apache
5 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.28%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.85%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.85%) JBoss
11 3 (0.85%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.42%) HipChat
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.28%) Maximo
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (16.52%) Office 365
2 46 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.70%) IaaS
5 10 (2.85%) PaaS
6 8 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.71%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.42%) SaaS
9 3 (0.85%) Akamai
9 3 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.85%) G Suite
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.28%) Slack
11 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (51.57%) Firewall
2 129 (36.75%) LAN
3 127 (36.18%) WAN
4 124 (35.33%) DNS
5 122 (34.76%) VPN
6 98 (27.92%) DHCP
7 90 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 76 (21.65%) OSPF
9 75 (21.37%) MPLS
10 74 (21.08%) BGP
11 65 (18.52%) Network Security
12 50 (14.25%) Wireless
13 48 (13.68%) SAN
14 47 (13.39%) VoIP
15 36 (10.26%) EIGRP
16 35 (9.97%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (8.26%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (7.69%) Internet
19 24 (6.84%) HSRP
20 23 (6.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.71%) JIRA
4 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.42%) git-flow
4 5 (1.42%) Maven
5 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) MSI
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (11.40%) Finance
2 32 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.84%) Banking
4 14 (3.99%) Billing
5 8 (2.28%) Retail
6 6 (1.71%) Back Office
6 6 (1.71%) Legal
7 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Music Industry
8 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (37.61%) Network Engineer
2 30 (8.55%) Consultant
3 27 (7.69%) Architect
3 27 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (7.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (5.41%) Analyst
7 17 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (4.56%) Security Consultant
9 15 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (3.99%) Administrator
11 12 (3.42%) IT Support
11 12 (3.42%) Migration Engineer
11 12 (3.42%) Network Consultant
11 12 (3.42%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.70%) .NET
1 13 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.99%) J2EE
2 7 (1.99%) Web Services
3 6 (1.71%) JSON
4 5 (1.42%) COM
5 4 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (1.14%) Visualforce
6 3 (0.85%) LAMP
7 2 (0.57%) Middleware
7 2 (0.57%) RESTful
7 2 (0.57%) SOAP
7 2 (0.57%) WAP
8 1 (0.28%) Core Data
8 1 (0.28%) Kafka
8 1 (0.28%) REST
8 1 (0.28%) VML
8 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.42%) Clustering
5 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.42%) iPad
9 4 (1.14%) BYOD
9 4 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.14%) Fintech
9 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.14%) PKI
9 4 (1.14%) Replication
9 4 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.85%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 166 (47.29%) Windows
2 93 (26.50%) Windows Server
3 61 (17.38%) Linux
4 51 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (9.69%) Windows 7
7 31 (8.83%) Windows 10
8 27 (7.69%) Unix
9 24 (6.84%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.85%) CentOS
12 9 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.56%) Solaris
13 8 (2.28%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.99%) SUSE
15 6 (1.71%) AIX
15 6 (1.71%) Android
16 5 (1.42%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.42%) Ubuntu
17 4 (1.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.95%) ITIL
2 55 (15.67%) Migration
3 31 (8.83%) Network Design
4 29 (8.26%) Change Management
5 26 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (6.84%) Load Balancing
6 24 (6.84%) SIEM
7 22 (6.27%) High Availability
8 16 (4.56%) Configuration Management
8 16 (4.56%) ITIL V3
8 16 (4.56%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (4.27%) DevOps
10 14 (3.99%) Change Control
10 14 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (3.99%) Network Management
10 14 (3.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.42%) Project Management
12 11 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.12%) SQL
2 27 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 17 (4.84%) Perl
5 16 (4.56%) Python
6 9 (2.56%) Java
7 7 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.71%) C
8 6 (1.71%) Korn
9 5 (1.42%) Groovy
10 4 (1.14%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.85%) C-shell
11 3 (0.85%) PHP
12 2 (0.57%) C++
13 1 (0.28%) C#
13 1 (0.28%) VBA
13 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (19.94%) CCNP
3 63 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 57 (16.24%) CCNA
5 39 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 26 (7.41%) DV Cleared
7 24 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (5.98%) Degree
9 20 (5.70%) CCIE
10 17 (4.84%) CISSP
11 15 (4.27%) MCSA
12 13 (3.70%) MCSE
13 11 (3.13%) CISM
13 11 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (3.13%) JNCIS
13 11 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
14 8 (2.28%) CCVP
15 7 (1.99%) CCDP
16 6 (1.71%) MCP
17 5 (1.42%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.56%) SLA
2 13 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.14%) GDPR
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) PMO
5 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) GMP
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 126 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.56%) XenApp
6 13 (3.70%) ProxySG
7 10 (2.85%) VMware NSX
7 10 (2.85%) vSphere
8 8 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.99%) XenServer
10 5 (1.42%) NFS
10 5 (1.42%) Samba
11 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.14%) Docker
11 4 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.85%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.85%) KVM
12 3 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (9.69%) SCCM
2 12 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (3.42%) Nagios
2 12 (3.42%) Puppet
3 11 (3.13%) Ansible
3 11 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (3.13%) SCOM
4 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.71%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.71%) Cacti
5 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.42%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.42%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 177 (50.43%) Cisco
2 99 (28.21%) VMware
3 85 (24.22%) Microsoft
4 59 (16.81%) Juniper
5 57 (16.24%) Citrix
6 45 (12.82%) CheckPoint
6 45 (12.82%) HP
7 36 (10.26%) F5
8 30 (8.55%) SolarWinds
9 25 (7.12%) Palo Alto
10 23 (6.55%) Dell
11 21 (5.98%) Blue Coat
12 19 (5.41%) IBM
13 15 (4.27%) Brocade
14 14 (3.99%) Aruba
14 14 (3.99%) Fortinet
14 14 (3.99%) Oracle
15 13 (3.70%) NetApp
16 12 (3.42%) Apple
17 11 (3.13%) Meraki