Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 7 May 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)
England > London
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 409 482
Rank change year-on-year +2 +73 +38
Contract jobs citing VLAN 55 37 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 1.57% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 85
10th Percentile £290 £185 £296
25th Percentile £317 £285 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -16.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £513
90th Percentile £669 £488 £638
England median daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.74% +0.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £61.25 " £32.75
Median hourly rate £62.50 - £33.50
75th Percentile £63.75 " £34.25
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.80 £26.59
% change year-on-year +17.02% -29.28% +18.16%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,104 2,360 4,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.95% 10.95% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,453 1,644 2,882
10th Percentile £300 £205 £219
25th Percentile £381 £336 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £564 £575
90th Percentile £661 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 72 96
10th Percentile £13.55 £15.03 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.34 £18.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.05 £23.37
Median % change year-on-year +58.07% +28.61% +19.91%
75th Percentile £64.69 £47.58 £38.13
90th Percentile £76.08 £52.43 £47.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year +28.21% +4.14% -1.45%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for VLAN in London

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the London region over the 6 months to 7 May 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
Central London +27 7 £425 +13.33% 7
West London +20 2 £313 -15.54%
East London +17 2 £225 -40.00% 3
South London - 2 £306 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 30 (54.55%) Firewall
2 22 (40.00%) Cisco
3 21 (38.18%) VMware
4 20 (36.36%) DNS
5 19 (34.55%) Azure
6 17 (30.91%) VPN
6 17 (30.91%) WAN
7 16 (29.09%) LAN
8 15 (27.27%) OSPF
9 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
9 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (23.64%) SolarWinds
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 13 (23.64%) MPLS
10 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
11 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
11 12 (21.82%) DHCP
11 12 (21.82%) Windows
12 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.00%) BGP
12 11 (20.00%) Palo Alto
13 10 (18.18%) Wireless
13 10 (18.18%) AWS
13 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 10 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 9 (16.36%) CCNP
14 9 (16.36%) Citrix
14 9 (16.36%) Linux

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (5.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (34.55%) Azure
2 10 (18.18%) AWS
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (10.91%) PaaS
5 5 (9.09%) IaaS
6 4 (7.27%) SaaS
7 3 (5.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (5.45%) GCP
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Stack
8 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.64%) Zapier
9 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.82%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 30 (54.55%) Firewall
2 20 (36.36%) DNS
3 17 (30.91%) VPN
3 17 (30.91%) WAN
4 16 (29.09%) LAN
5 15 (27.27%) OSPF
6 13 (23.64%) MPLS
7 12 (21.82%) DHCP
8 11 (20.00%) BGP
8 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (18.18%) Wireless
10 8 (14.55%) VoIP
11 6 (10.91%) Internet
11 6 (10.91%) IPv4
12 5 (9.09%) NetScaler
12 5 (9.09%) Network Security
12 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (7.27%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (7.27%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (14.55%) Social Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Public Sector
4 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Police
5 2 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Network Support
6 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) 802.1X
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spine.js
3 1 (1.82%) WSH
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) CCTV
2 5 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.27%) Fibre Optics
4 3 (5.45%) MPEG
4 3 (5.45%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (5.45%) SCADA
4 3 (5.45%) STB
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 2 (3.64%) Social Network
5 2 (3.64%) User Experience
5 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.64%) CentOS
7 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.73%) DevOps
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) Scrum
3 5 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (9.09%) Service Management
4 4 (7.27%) Project Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.45%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.45%) Network Management
5 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.45%) Use Case
5 3 (5.45%) Video Processing
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.45%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) CCNP
4 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) CCIE
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) CCIE Data Center
6 4 (7.27%) CCSA
7 3 (5.45%) CCNA
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Certification
8 2 (3.64%) CCSP
8 2 (3.64%) MCITP
8 2 (3.64%) MCSE
8 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) Docker
5 2 (3.64%) NFS
6 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.82%) vCloud
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.82%) XenApp
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Ansible
1 5 (9.09%) Terraform
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.64%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.64%) Nessus
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.64%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.82%) Avamar
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) Grafana
4 1 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.82%) vMotion
4 1 (1.82%) vRealize
4 1 (1.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Cisco
2 21 (38.18%) VMware
3 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) SolarWinds
4 11 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 9 (16.36%) Citrix
6 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.27%) Juniper
8 3 (5.45%) Meraki
9 2 (3.64%) Dell
9 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.64%) Google
9 2 (3.64%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.64%) OneLogin
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) Avaya
10 1 (1.82%) CommVault
10 1 (1.82%) EMC
10 1 (1.82%) ExtraHop
10 1 (1.82%) NetApp