Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 2 April 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 87 92
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing VLAN 16 10 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.44% 0.72% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 2.99% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £775 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +158.33% - -
East of England median daily rate £288 £375 £250
% change year-on-year -23.33% +50.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
East of England median hourly rate - £25.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year - +58.93% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 222 335 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.98% 24.26% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 152 107
Median daily rate £400 £400 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.61% -6.93%
10th Percentile £187 £251 £174
90th Percentile £589 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +18.97% -53.97%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.25 £12.15
90th Percentile £16.75 £66.81 £35.88
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £19.77
% change year-on-year -15.94% -12.75% -33.23%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Hertfordshire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in Hertfordshire

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in Hertfordshire

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in Hertfordshire

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 2 April 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
Hemel Hempstead +2 15 £788 +75.00% 1
VLAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) DHCP
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 6 (37.50%) Migration
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) IPsec
6 6 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) VMS
8 4 (25.00%) MCSE
8 4 (25.00%) VB
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (25.00%) Juniper
8 4 (25.00%) 802.1X
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) DHCP
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) IPsec
2 6 (37.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) 802.11
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) Frame Relay
5 3 (18.75%) HSRP
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 3 (18.75%) Multicast
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) RIP
5 3 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) VMS
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) B2B
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CCDP
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (18.75%) MikroTik
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds