Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 471 505 520
Rank change year-on-year +34 +15 -25
Contract jobs citing VLAN 125 345 374
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 3.30% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 230 212
Median daily rate £408 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +2.48% +7.33%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £246
90th Percentile £550 £589 £588
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 15
Median hourly rate - £33.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.64% -27.27%
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £25.34 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.28% -22.05% -15.58%

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 5,585 10,453 12,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.61% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,268 6,505 7,673
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £185 £210 £206
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 472 682
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.28 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £19.49
% change year-on-year +46.34% +5.17% -7.52%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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
South East +64 47 £403 +0.75% 9
London +79 31 £410 -13.68% 12
North of England +91 22 £381 +4.38% 13
North West +51 12 £463 -11.90% 5
South West +49 12 £425 +3.03% 10
East of England +49 11 £788 +43.18% 4
Yorkshire +65 8 £325 +21.50% 6
Midlands +47 2 - - 6
West Midlands +43 2 - - 3
North East +19 2 £300 -12.41% 2
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 81 (64.80%) Firewall
2 79 (63.20%) Cisco
3 64 (51.20%) Windows
4 63 (50.40%) LAN
5 59 (47.20%) WAN
6 53 (42.40%) VMware
7 46 (36.80%) DHCP
7 46 (36.80%) Active Directory
8 42 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (33.60%) DNS
9 41 (32.80%) VPN
10 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
10 39 (31.20%) BGP
11 35 (28.00%) MPLS
11 35 (28.00%) OSPF
12 34 (27.20%) Windows Server
13 33 (26.40%) Security Cleared
13 33 (26.40%) TCP/IP
13 33 (26.40%) Wireless
14 32 (25.60%) IPsec
14 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (24.00%) Data Centre
16 28 (22.40%) CCNP
16 28 (22.40%) Juniper
17 26 (20.80%) ITIL
17 26 (20.80%) SCCM
17 26 (20.80%) Azure
18 25 (20.00%) Office 365
19 23 (18.40%) Migration
20 22 (17.60%) F5

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 15 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.80%) IIS
5 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.20%) Apache
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
8 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.60%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.80%) Azure
2 25 (20.00%) Office 365
3 20 (16.00%) AWS
4 7 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.00%) IaaS
6 4 (3.20%) PaaS
6 4 (3.20%) SaaS
7 3 (2.40%) GitHub
7 3 (2.40%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.60%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.80%) GCP
9 1 (0.80%) Heroku
9 1 (0.80%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (64.80%) Firewall
2 63 (50.40%) LAN
3 59 (47.20%) WAN
4 46 (36.80%) DHCP
5 42 (33.60%) DNS
6 41 (32.80%) VPN
7 39 (31.20%) BGP
8 35 (28.00%) MPLS
8 35 (28.00%) OSPF
9 33 (26.40%) TCP/IP
9 33 (26.40%) Wireless
10 32 (25.60%) IPsec
11 21 (16.80%) SNMP
12 19 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (15.20%) Spanning Tree
12 19 (15.20%) VoIP
13 18 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (12.00%) HSRP
15 14 (11.20%) EIGRP
16 11 (8.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.60%) OLTP
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.60%) Power BI
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.80%) Redis
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.40%) GitLab
2 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.40%) JIRA
3 2 (1.60%) Ant
3 2 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.80%) CF BOSH
4 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.00%) French Language
3 5 (4.00%) German Language
3 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Local Government
4 3 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Games
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.40%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) Architect
4 13 (10.40%) Network Architect
4 13 (10.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) IT Support
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.00%) Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.20%) Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.00%) REST
3 4 (3.20%) Middleware
4 3 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.40%) gRPC
4 3 (2.40%) LDAP
4 3 (2.40%) RESTful
4 3 (2.40%) SAML
4 3 (2.40%) Swagger
4 3 (2.40%) Web Services
5 2 (1.60%) .NET
5 2 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.60%) JSON
5 2 (1.60%) OAuth
5 2 (1.60%) OpenID
5 2 (1.60%) SOAP
5 2 (1.60%) XML
5 2 (1.60%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.60%) XSL
5 2 (1.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.00%) PKI
3 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.60%) Clustering
4 10 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.80%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.80%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.20%) Replication
8 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.40%) User Experience
9 2 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.60%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 64 (51.20%) Windows
2 34 (27.20%) Windows Server
3 19 (15.20%) Windows 10
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (12.00%) Linux
6 14 (11.20%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.80%) VMS
10 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.20%) CentOS
11 4 (3.20%) Unix
11 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (1.60%) AIX
12 2 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 23 (18.40%) Migration
3 20 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (12.80%) Network Management
6 15 (12.00%) Project Delivery
7 13 (10.40%) High Availability
7 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
8 12 (9.60%) DevOps
9 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
10 10 (8.00%) Incident Management
10 10 (8.00%) Network Design
11 9 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (6.40%) Network Architecture
13 7 (5.60%) Asset Management
13 7 (5.60%) Network Virtualisation
14 6 (4.80%) Availability Management
14 6 (4.80%) Network Planning
15 5 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) Python
2 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.00%) SQL
4 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.40%) C
5 3 (2.40%) C#
5 3 (2.40%) Go
5 3 (2.40%) Perl
6 2 (1.60%) AWK
6 2 (1.60%) Java
6 2 (1.60%) Jython
6 2 (1.60%) Lisp
6 2 (1.60%) sed
6 2 (1.60%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (33.60%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (26.40%) Security Cleared
3 28 (22.40%) CCNP
4 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.80%) CCIE
6 14 (11.20%) CCNA
7 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.00%) MCSE
8 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.20%) CCDP
9 4 (3.20%) Degree
10 3 (2.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.60%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.60%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.80%) CCSP
12 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.80%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.80%) SLA
3 5 (4.00%) GDPR
4 2 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.60%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.60%) QA
5 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (36.80%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.60%) vSphere
5 11 (8.80%) XenApp
6 7 (5.60%) DFS Replication
6 7 (5.60%) Docker
6 7 (5.60%) VMware NSX
7 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (4.00%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.20%) NFS
9 4 (3.20%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (20.80%) SCCM
2 12 (9.60%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (8.80%) Ansible
4 10 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (5.60%) Puppet
5 7 (5.60%) SCOM
6 5 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (4.00%) Terraform
7 4 (3.20%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.20%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.20%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.20%) vRealize
8 3 (2.40%) Grafana
8 3 (2.40%) Packer
8 3 (2.40%) TrustSec
8 3 (2.40%) vMotion
8 3 (2.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (63.20%) Cisco
2 53 (42.40%) VMware
3 39 (31.20%) Microsoft
4 28 (22.40%) Juniper
5 22 (17.60%) F5
6 21 (16.80%) Citrix
6 21 (16.80%) Palo Alto
7 17 (13.60%) Dell
8 11 (8.80%) Aruba
8 11 (8.80%) EMC
8 11 (8.80%) NetApp
9 9 (7.20%) HP
10 8 (6.40%) EqualLogic
11 7 (5.60%) Arista
11 7 (5.60%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.80%) CheckPoint
13 5 (4.00%) Oracle
13 5 (4.00%) Splunk
14 4 (3.20%) McAfee
14 4 (3.20%) Sophos