Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 537 399 482
Rank change year-on-year -138 +83 +50
Contract jobs citing VLAN 232 152 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 3.56% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 113 171
10th Percentile £185 £199 £180
25th Percentile £263 £313 £241
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £413 £370
Median % change year-on-year +1.52% +11.49% -7.50%
75th Percentile £498 £488 £423
90th Percentile £564 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
10th Percentile £15.95 £14.46 £14.90
25th Percentile £16.63 £16.02 £16.25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.95 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -14.08% +26.97% -34.00%
75th Percentile £19.13 £25.00 £18.80
90th Percentile £19.65 £44.38 £21.77
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £20.95 £16.50
% change year-on-year -14.08% +26.97% -34.00%

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 7,810 4,264 8,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.18% 12.41% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,170 2,724 5,560
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £315 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 218 467
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.96 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.47 £16.02 £15.63
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £46.30 £50.00 £46.54
90th Percentile £63.00 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -35.29% +58.14% +19.44%

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 25 January 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
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 25 January 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 -136 100 £455 +1.11% 63
South East -73 45 £203 -55.00% 24
South West -44 24 £450 +37.20% 20
North of England -54 24 £400 +88.24% 35
East of England -29 15 £450 +125.00% 18
Midlands -68 14 £313 -26.47% 29
North West -44 13 £425 +113.41% 19
Yorkshire -41 11 £355 +18.33% 15
West Midlands -51 10 £313 -34.21% 13
East Midlands -37 4 £388 -4.62% 16
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 120 (51.72%) Firewall
2 104 (44.83%) Cisco
3 99 (42.67%) Windows
4 95 (40.95%) Active Directory
5 94 (40.52%) WAN
5 94 (40.52%) DNS
6 91 (39.22%) LAN
7 85 (36.64%) VMware
8 77 (33.19%) DHCP
9 75 (32.33%) VPN
9 75 (32.33%) Microsoft
10 70 (30.17%) Azure
11 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
12 58 (25.00%) BGP
13 54 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (22.84%) Microsoft 365
14 53 (22.84%) Wireless
15 50 (21.55%) Windows Server
16 47 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
17 46 (19.83%) MPLS
17 46 (19.83%) Linux
18 42 (18.10%) OSPF
19 37 (15.95%) Social Skills
20 34 (14.66%) Wi-Fi
20 34 (14.66%) PowerShell
20 34 (14.66%) SCCM
21 33 (14.22%) ITIL
22 31 (13.36%) CCNP
23 30 (12.93%) Windows 10
24 29 (12.50%) 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 21 (9.05%) MS Exchange
1 21 (9.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.74%) Apache
3 8 (3.45%) nginx
4 3 (1.29%) Confluence
4 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.86%) JBoss
5 2 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 25 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) assyst
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 70 (30.17%) Azure
2 53 (22.84%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (12.50%) AWS
4 27 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (7.76%) OneDrive
5 18 (7.76%) SaaS
6 14 (6.03%) IaaS
6 14 (6.03%) PaaS
7 10 (4.31%) Azure App Service
7 10 (4.31%) Azure Monitor
7 10 (4.31%) Azure Pipelines
7 10 (4.31%) SonarCloud
8 9 (3.88%) Azure Storage
9 6 (2.59%) GCP
10 4 (1.72%) Azure Stack
10 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.86%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 120 (51.72%) Firewall
2 94 (40.52%) DNS
2 94 (40.52%) WAN
3 91 (39.22%) LAN
4 77 (33.19%) DHCP
5 75 (32.33%) VPN
6 63 (27.16%) TCP/IP
7 58 (25.00%) BGP
8 53 (22.84%) Wireless
9 46 (19.83%) MPLS
10 42 (18.10%) OSPF
11 34 (14.66%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (12.07%) SD-WAN
13 25 (10.78%) VoIP
14 24 (10.34%) EIGRP
15 23 (9.91%) IPsec
16 22 (9.48%) Network Security
17 18 (7.76%) Ethernet
17 18 (7.76%) WebEx
18 17 (7.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.59%) MySQL
3 4 (1.72%) FileMaker
4 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.43%) SQLite
6 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.31%) SonarQube
3 6 (2.59%) JIRA
4 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.86%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 2 (0.86%) TestRail
6 1 (0.43%) GitLab
6 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (15.95%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.78%) Finance
3 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.74%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.16%) Banking
6 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (2.16%) Retail
7 4 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.29%) Legal
8 3 (1.29%) Publishing
9 2 (0.86%) Automotive
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.86%) Military
9 2 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (26.29%) Network Engineer
2 25 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (9.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (9.05%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.33%) Desktop Support
6 15 (6.47%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 15 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (6.03%) Consultant
8 13 (5.60%) Architect
9 12 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (5.17%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.74%) Administrator
10 11 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) Azure DevOps
12 9 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.88%) Network Architect
13 8 (3.45%) Azure Consultant
13 8 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
14 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.76%) XMPP
2 12 (5.17%) 802.1X
3 11 (4.74%) YAML
4 10 (4.31%) JSON
5 7 (3.02%) Web Services
6 4 (1.72%) LDAP
6 4 (1.72%) Middleware
6 4 (1.72%) SAML
7 3 (1.29%) LAMP
7 3 (1.29%) OAuth
7 3 (1.29%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.86%) ADO
8 2 (0.86%) RESTful
9 1 (0.43%) CSS
9 1 (0.43%) Django
9 1 (0.43%) Flask
9 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.74%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.59%) CCTV
5 6 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
5 6 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.16%) NHS
6 5 (2.16%) SCADA
7 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.29%) Handset
8 3 (1.29%) PKI
8 3 (1.29%) Replication
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.86%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.86%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 99 (42.67%) Windows
2 50 (21.55%) Windows Server
3 46 (19.83%) Linux
4 30 (12.93%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.45%) VMS
10 7 (3.02%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.02%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.16%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.72%) Android
12 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.72%) SUSE
13 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.29%) Unix
13 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.22%) ITIL
2 27 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (11.21%) DevOps
3 26 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (10.78%) Change Management
5 24 (10.34%) Service Management
6 19 (8.19%) Load Balancing
7 18 (7.76%) CI/CD
8 16 (6.90%) ITSM
9 15 (6.47%) Disk Encryption
9 15 (6.47%) Migration
10 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.60%) Network Architecture
11 13 (5.60%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (5.17%) Open Source
12 12 (5.17%) RBAC
13 11 (4.74%) Computer Science
13 11 (4.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.66%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.76%) SQL
3 15 (6.47%) VB
3 15 (6.47%) VBScript
4 12 (5.17%) Python
5 11 (4.74%) Bash
6 10 (4.31%) Java
7 5 (2.16%) C
7 5 (2.16%) VBA
8 4 (1.72%) Go
9 2 (0.86%) C++
9 2 (0.86%) Perl
9 2 (0.86%) Rust
9 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) C#
10 1 (0.43%) C-shell
10 1 (0.43%) Groovy
10 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (20.26%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (13.36%) CCNP
3 28 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.48%) SC Cleared
5 21 (9.05%) CCNA
6 17 (7.33%) Degree
7 13 (5.60%) CCIE
8 8 (3.45%) MCSE
8 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.72%) ACSP
11 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.72%) MCSA
11 4 (1.72%) RHCE
11 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.86%) CCDA
12 2 (0.86%) CISSP
12 2 (0.86%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.74%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.88%) QA
3 8 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (3.02%) SLA
5 6 (2.59%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.59%) SOC 2
6 3 (1.29%) GxP
7 1 (0.43%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.43%) GDPR
7 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 95 (40.95%) Active Directory
2 54 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.90%) BitLocker
4 12 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.74%) vSphere
6 9 (3.88%) Docker
7 5 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.72%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.72%) Xen
9 3 (1.29%) NFS
9 3 (1.29%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.86%) iptables
10 2 (0.86%) KVM
10 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.86%) vCloud
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (14.66%) SCCM
2 15 (6.47%) AppManager
2 15 (6.47%) Kubernetes
3 14 (6.03%) Terraform
4 12 (5.17%) FortiGate
4 12 (5.17%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.45%) Ansible
7 6 (2.59%) Grafana
7 6 (2.59%) WSUS
8 5 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (2.16%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.16%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (1.72%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.72%) Nagios
9 4 (1.72%) Nessus
9 4 (1.72%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (44.83%) Cisco
2 85 (36.64%) VMware
3 75 (32.33%) Microsoft
4 29 (12.50%) F5
5 19 (8.19%) CheckPoint
5 19 (8.19%) Juniper
6 18 (7.76%) Fortinet
7 17 (7.33%) Aruba
7 17 (7.33%) HP
8 16 (6.90%) Palo Alto
9 15 (6.47%) Ivanti
10 14 (6.03%) Meraki
11 13 (5.60%) Citrix
11 13 (5.60%) SolarWinds
12 10 (4.31%) Google
12 10 (4.31%) NetApp
13 8 (3.45%) SAP
14 7 (3.02%) Dell
14 7 (3.02%) Oracle
14 7 (3.02%) Veeam