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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 441 350
Rank change year-on-year +34 -91  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 175 194 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 2.47% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 162
Median daily rate £388 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £231 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +9.72% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 15
Median hourly rate £36.75 £27.75 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.43% -6.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £10.95 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5810 7839 7552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3455 4850 4319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 356 439
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 68 £363 +2.11% 30
South East +20 34 £391 -2.18% 17
North West +37 29 £413 +7.14% 14
South West -3 16 £175 -46.15% 5
Yorkshire +30 14 £360 +20.00% 6
West Midlands +13 7 £400 +12.67% 3
East of England -18 3 £415 +18.57% 7
East Midlands -8 2 - - 6
North East +65 1 £338 +35.00% 3
Midlands - 1 £400 - 9
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 198 (58.06%) Cisco
2 173 (50.73%) Firewall
3 144 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
4 124 (36.36%) WAN
5 118 (34.60%) VPN
6 117 (34.31%) LAN
6 117 (34.31%) Windows
7 91 (26.69%) MPLS
8 90 (26.39%) TCP/IP
9 86 (25.22%) Active Directory
10 84 (24.63%) OSPF
11 83 (24.34%) DNS
12 81 (23.75%) CCNA
13 77 (22.58%) CCNP
13 77 (22.58%) BGP
14 72 (21.11%) Security Cleared
15 70 (20.53%) VMware
16 69 (20.23%) DHCP
17 65 (19.06%) Data Centre
18 62 (18.18%) Microsoft
19 58 (17.01%) Migration
20 57 (16.72%) ITIL
21 56 (16.42%) SC Cleared
22 55 (16.13%) Juniper
23 47 (13.78%) CCIE
24 45 (13.20%) VoIP
24 45 (13.20%) Network Security
25 44 (12.90%) Wireless
25 44 (12.90%) Windows Server
26 42 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure

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 24 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.87%) IIS
3 12 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.76%) Apache
5 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.29%) nginx
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.21%) Office 365
3 14 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.35%) IaaS
5 6 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.47%) PaaS
7 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.17%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.17%) SaaS
8 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.29%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 173 (50.73%) Firewall
2 124 (36.36%) WAN
3 118 (34.60%) VPN
4 117 (34.31%) LAN
5 91 (26.69%) MPLS
6 90 (26.39%) TCP/IP
7 84 (24.63%) OSPF
8 83 (24.34%) DNS
9 77 (22.58%) BGP
10 69 (20.23%) DHCP
11 45 (13.20%) Network Security
11 45 (13.20%) VoIP
12 44 (12.90%) Wireless
13 36 (10.56%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (9.97%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (9.38%) SNMP
16 31 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (7.04%) IPv6
18 23 (6.74%) EIGRP
18 23 (6.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.47%) MS Access
3 5 (1.47%) MySQL
4 4 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.59%) Big Data
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.29%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Redis
7 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.88%) Ant
4 3 (0.88%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) MSI
6 1 (0.29%) Redmine
General
1 39 (11.44%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.50%) Finance
3 16 (4.69%) Banking
4 13 (3.81%) Military
5 12 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.17%) Back Office
6 4 (1.17%) Local Government
7 3 (0.88%) Billing
7 3 (0.88%) Law
7 3 (0.88%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.59%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (31.96%) Network Engineer
2 53 (15.54%) Architect
3 39 (11.44%) Network Architect
4 37 (10.85%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 26 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 21 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (5.87%) Analyst
9 18 (5.28%) Network Support
9 18 (5.28%) NOC Engineer
10 16 (4.69%) Consultant
10 16 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
11 15 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.23%) Administrator
13 11 (3.23%) Cisco Architect
13 11 (3.23%) Cisco Network Architect
13 11 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.05%) .NET
3 6 (1.76%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.47%) HTML
4 5 (1.47%) jQuery
4 5 (1.47%) XML
5 3 (0.88%) LAMP
5 3 (0.88%) Middleware
6 2 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.59%) RESTful
6 2 (0.59%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.59%) YAML
7 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.29%) libvirt
7 1 (0.29%) OAuth
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.29%) SAML
7 1 (0.29%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (19.06%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.93%) NHS
5 9 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.35%) Clustering
7 7 (2.05%) BBC
7 7 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.05%) PKI
8 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.47%) Fintech
10 4 (1.17%) Replication
10 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.17%) STB
11 3 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.88%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (34.31%) Windows
2 44 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 33 (9.68%) Linux
3 33 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (8.80%) Windows 10
5 29 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (5.87%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.64%) AIX
8 9 (2.64%) Unix
9 8 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.05%) Solaris
11 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.47%) VMS
12 4 (1.17%) CentOS
13 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.88%) Debian
13 3 (0.88%) HPUX
13 3 (0.88%) SUSE
13 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.01%) Migration
2 57 (16.72%) ITIL
3 41 (12.02%) Network Design
4 31 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 31 (9.09%) Network Management
5 17 (4.99%) Project Management
6 16 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.40%) Change Management
8 14 (4.11%) High Availability
9 13 (3.81%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.81%) DevOps
9 13 (3.81%) SOA
10 12 (3.52%) People Management
11 11 (3.23%) Capacity Management
11 11 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (2.93%) Service Management
13 9 (2.64%) Patch Management
14 8 (2.35%) Security Hardening
14 8 (2.35%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.21%) SQL
3 9 (2.64%) Perl
4 8 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.05%) Python
6 6 (1.76%) C#
6 6 (1.76%) Java
7 5 (1.47%) C
7 5 (1.47%) Delphi
7 5 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.47%) PHP
8 3 (0.88%) Ruby
8 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) C-shell
10 1 (0.29%) Korn
10 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (23.75%) CCNA
3 77 (22.58%) CCNP
4 72 (21.11%) Security Cleared
5 56 (16.42%) SC Cleared
6 47 (13.78%) CCIE
7 26 (7.62%) CCDP
8 24 (7.04%) Degree
9 14 (4.11%) JNCIA
10 13 (3.81%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.81%) JNCIE
10 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.52%) JNCIS
12 11 (3.23%) CCDA
13 10 (2.93%) MCSE
14 8 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.47%) ISEB
15 5 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 3 (0.88%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.40%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.88%) GMP
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) MiFID
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (25.22%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.23%) vSphere
5 6 (1.76%) XenApp
6 5 (1.47%) KVM
6 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.88%) iptables
8 3 (0.88%) NFS
8 3 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.88%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.59%) Xen
9 2 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) Docker
10 1 (0.29%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 22 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (5.57%) SCCM
3 17 (4.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (4.11%) Puppet
5 9 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.35%) Ansible
7 7 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (2.05%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.76%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.76%) SCOM
9 5 (1.47%) Nagios
10 4 (1.17%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.17%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.17%) QRadar
10 4 (1.17%) SCSM
11 3 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 198 (58.06%) Cisco
2 70 (20.53%) VMware
3 62 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 55 (16.13%) Juniper
5 35 (10.26%) Citrix
6 32 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 32 (9.38%) SolarWinds
7 31 (9.09%) F5
8 26 (7.62%) HP
9 20 (5.87%) NetApp
10 13 (3.81%) Palo Alto
10 13 (3.81%) Riverbed
11 11 (3.23%) Fortinet
11 11 (3.23%) Oracle
12 10 (2.93%) Meraki
13 9 (2.64%) Aruba
14 8 (2.35%) Brocade
14 8 (2.35%) IBM
14 8 (2.35%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.35%) Virgin Media
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