Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 501 437 502
Rank change year-on-year -64 +65 +20
Contract jobs citing VLAN 187 116 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 2.67% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 80 218
10th Percentile £300 £205 £209
25th Percentile £354 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £405 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year -10.10% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £500 £510 £500
90th Percentile £671 £541 £602
UK median daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -7.78% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 18
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £42.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £25.67
% change year-on-year -32.31% +26.61% -26.66%

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 6,454 4,338 10,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.00% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,155 2,721 6,764
10th Percentile £233 £205 £200
25th Percentile £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £550 £549 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 195 477
10th Percentile £11.95 £14.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.30 £51.45 £50.35
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +18.14%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -107 66 £395 -12.22% 41
South East -32 42 £400 -12.85% 37
South West +2 26 £425 -5.56% 15
Midlands - 19 £414 - 17
North of England -35 14 £450 +0.06% 26
East of England -10 13 £363 -53.23% 22
West Midlands - 12 £415 - 12
North West -21 8 £450 +0.06% 17
East Midlands - 7 £388 - 5
Yorkshire -19 4 £477 -15.15% 7
North East - 2 £425 - 2
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 96 (51.34%) Cisco
2 95 (50.80%) Firewall
3 72 (38.50%) VPN
4 68 (36.36%) DNS
5 66 (35.29%) WAN
6 59 (31.55%) DHCP
6 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
6 59 (31.55%) Active Directory
7 58 (31.02%) VMware
8 56 (29.95%) LAN
9 55 (29.41%) Azure
10 53 (28.34%) Windows
11 49 (26.20%) Linux
11 49 (26.20%) Wireless
12 45 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
13 44 (23.53%) TCP/IP
14 42 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (22.46%) Social Skills
15 38 (20.32%) OSPF
16 36 (19.25%) BGP
17 34 (18.18%) MPLS
18 32 (17.11%) CCNA
19 31 (16.58%) CCNP
19 31 (16.58%) Windows Server
20 29 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 28 (14.97%) PowerShell
21 28 (14.97%) AWS
21 28 (14.97%) DevOps
22 27 (14.44%) Microsoft 365

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 7 (3.74%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.67%) Apache
3 5 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) nginx
4 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.95%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 55 (29.41%) Azure
2 28 (14.97%) AWS
3 27 (14.44%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (5.35%) PaaS
5 8 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.28%) IaaS
5 8 (4.28%) SaaS
6 6 (3.21%) GCP
7 5 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.14%) Azure Storage
9 3 (1.60%) Azure App Service
9 3 (1.60%) Azure Pipelines
9 3 (1.60%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.60%) SonarCloud
9 3 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.07%) Cloud Run
10 2 (1.07%) Zapier
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.53%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (50.80%) Firewall
2 72 (38.50%) VPN
3 68 (36.36%) DNS
4 66 (35.29%) WAN
5 59 (31.55%) DHCP
6 56 (29.95%) LAN
7 49 (26.20%) Wireless
8 44 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 38 (20.32%) OSPF
10 36 (19.25%) BGP
11 34 (18.18%) MPLS
12 22 (11.76%) VoIP
13 20 (10.70%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (10.16%) IPsec
14 19 (10.16%) Network Security
15 18 (9.63%) SNMP
16 17 (9.09%) SMTP
17 16 (8.56%) Ethernet
17 16 (8.56%) IPv4
17 16 (8.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.07%) Big Data
3 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.07%) HBase
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (9.09%) JIRA
2 12 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (2.14%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 4 (2.14%) Subversion
5 4 (2.14%) TestRail
6 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.60%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.07%) GitLab
8 1 (0.53%) Hudson
8 1 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
General
1 42 (22.46%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.56%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.42%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.28%) Finance
4 8 (4.28%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (3.74%) Marketing
6 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.14%) Police
8 4 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.60%) Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.60%) Retail
10 2 (1.07%) Automotive
10 2 (1.07%) Military
11 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (33.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (10.70%) Architect
4 17 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (8.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.95%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.42%) Network Architect
8 10 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) IT Manager
9 9 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) IT Support
11 6 (3.21%) LAN Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) WAN Engineer
12 5 (2.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.74%) Web Services
3 5 (2.67%) LDAP
4 4 (2.14%) RESTful
4 4 (2.14%) YAML
5 3 (1.60%) JSON
5 3 (1.60%) Spine.js
6 2 (1.07%) LAMP
6 2 (1.07%) XMPP
7 1 (0.53%) .NET
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) SAML
7 1 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.53%) WSH
7 1 (0.53%) XML
7 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.88%) CCTV
4 7 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.74%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.21%) Fibre Optics
5 6 (3.21%) SCADA
6 4 (2.14%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.14%) Clustering
6 4 (2.14%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.14%) User Experience
7 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.07%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.07%) Replication
8 2 (1.07%) Social Network
9 1 (0.53%) iPad
9 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (28.34%) Windows
2 49 (26.20%) Linux
3 31 (16.58%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
5 10 (5.35%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.21%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.21%) Unix
9 5 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.60%) VMS
11 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.07%) CentOS
12 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.53%) Solaris
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (14.97%) DevOps
3 27 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.76%) Migration
4 22 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.16%) Load Balancing
6 18 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.63%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (8.02%) Computer Science
8 13 (6.95%) ITIL
9 12 (6.42%) Network Architecture
9 12 (6.42%) Service Management
10 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.88%) Web Filtering
11 10 (5.35%) Cryptography
11 10 (5.35%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.35%) Task Automation
11 10 (5.35%) Test Automation
12 9 (4.81%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.81%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.23%) Python
3 13 (6.95%) Bash Shell
4 8 (4.28%) C++
4 8 (4.28%) SQL
5 7 (3.74%) Go
6 5 (2.67%) C
7 4 (2.14%) Rust
8 3 (1.60%) C#
8 3 (1.60%) Java
9 2 (1.07%) Perl
9 2 (1.07%) PHP
9 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.53%) Korn
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
1 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.11%) CCNA
3 31 (16.58%) CCNP
4 27 (14.44%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.63%) Degree
5 18 (9.63%) DV Cleared
6 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.88%) CCIE
8 9 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.21%) AWS Certification
11 5 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.67%) RHCE
12 4 (2.14%) GIAC
12 4 (2.14%) MCSE
13 3 (1.60%) CCSA
13 3 (1.60%) MCITP
14 2 (1.07%) CCSP
14 2 (1.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.02%) QA
2 13 (6.95%) SLA
3 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (31.55%) Active Directory
2 42 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.56%) vSphere
4 15 (8.02%) Docker
5 12 (6.42%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.28%) VMware NSX
8 7 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.21%) Firmware
10 5 (2.67%) KVM
11 4 (2.14%) iptables
11 4 (2.14%) Xen
12 3 (1.60%) NFS
12 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.60%) XenApp
12 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.07%) HDFS
13 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.07%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (14.44%) Ansible
2 11 (5.88%) SCCM
3 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (4.81%) Terraform
5 8 (4.28%) Puppet
5 8 (4.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (3.74%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.21%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.67%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.14%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.14%) vRealize
10 3 (1.60%) FlexNet
10 3 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (1.07%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (1.07%) Knative
11 2 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 96 (51.34%) Cisco
2 59 (31.55%) Microsoft
3 58 (31.02%) VMware
4 23 (12.30%) Meraki
5 20 (10.70%) CheckPoint
6 18 (9.63%) F5
7 15 (8.02%) SolarWinds
8 14 (7.49%) Citrix
9 12 (6.42%) Palo Alto
10 11 (5.88%) IBM
11 10 (5.35%) Aruba
12 9 (4.81%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.28%) Juniper
14 7 (3.74%) Google
15 6 (3.21%) Dell
15 6 (3.21%) Infoblox
15 6 (3.21%) Veeam
16 5 (2.67%) Fortinet
16 5 (2.67%) HP
16 5 (2.67%) McAfee