Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 491 486
Rank change year-on-year -28 -5 -136
Contract jobs citing VLAN 120 126 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 2.57% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 95
London median daily rate £420 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £181 £263
90th Percentile £625 £570 £523
England median daily rate £391 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +8.54% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
London median hourly rate £50.53 £24.86 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.25% +87.62% -54.63%
10th Percentile £45.10 £23.91 £9.28
90th Percentile £55.37 £95.09 £17.83
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -31.16% +120.00% -37.50%

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 5,553 4,904 6,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.20% 11.51% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,860 3,257 4,139
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 135 103
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.84 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +3.15% -2.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.68 £48.71
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN in London.

Contractor 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 15 August 2018. 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 -29 25 £400 +14.29% 15
West London -17 7 £355 +77.50% 5
North London - 2 £268 - 2
South London - 2 £425 - 1
East London -19 1 £675 +382.14% 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 70 (58.33%) Cisco
2 58 (48.33%) WAN
3 57 (47.50%) Firewall
4 54 (45.00%) VPN
5 46 (38.33%) LAN
6 43 (35.83%) DNS
7 39 (32.50%) DHCP
8 36 (30.00%) VMware
9 34 (28.33%) MPLS
10 32 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (26.67%) Windows
10 32 (26.67%) Data Centre
11 31 (25.83%) BGP
12 26 (21.67%) OSPF
12 26 (21.67%) Wireless
13 25 (20.83%) ITIL
13 25 (20.83%) Network Security
14 24 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 23 (19.17%) CheckPoint
15 23 (19.17%) Finance
16 21 (17.50%) Migration
16 21 (17.50%) CCNP
16 21 (17.50%) Palo Alto
17 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (15.00%) Linux
18 18 (15.00%) WLAN
18 18 (15.00%) Python
18 18 (15.00%) Cisco ASA

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 8 (6.67%) Confluence
2 5 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (12.50%) Office 365
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.33%) Serverless
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.50%) CloudFront
4 3 (2.50%) GitHub
4 3 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.50%) Route 53
4 3 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.67%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.67%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (48.33%) WAN
2 57 (47.50%) Firewall
3 54 (45.00%) VPN
4 46 (38.33%) LAN
5 43 (35.83%) DNS
6 39 (32.50%) DHCP
7 34 (28.33%) MPLS
8 31 (25.83%) BGP
9 26 (21.67%) OSPF
9 26 (21.67%) Wireless
10 25 (20.83%) Network Security
11 18 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (15.00%) WLAN
12 16 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 15 (12.50%) EIGRP
14 14 (11.67%) IPsec
15 12 (10.00%) Multicast
16 11 (9.17%) Spanning Tree
17 10 (8.33%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.67%) Power BI
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) HDInsight
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Redis
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) JIRA
2 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.83%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.83%) GitLab
5 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (47.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.17%) Architect
3 13 (10.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Python Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) 802.1X
2 6 (5.00%) Web Services
3 5 (4.17%) YAML
4 4 (3.33%) .NET
4 4 (3.33%) J2EE
4 4 (3.33%) Visualforce
5 3 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.67%) COM
6 2 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.67%) HTML
6 2 (1.67%) RESTful
6 2 (1.67%) SOAP
7 1 (0.83%) CSS
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) JDBC
7 1 (0.83%) LAMP
7 1 (0.83%) LDAP
7 1 (0.83%) ODBC
7 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Clustering
3 7 (5.83%) Replication
4 6 (5.00%) PKI
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) Equities
6 3 (2.50%) Fintech
6 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) BYOD
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.83%) Social Media
8 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.67%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Linux
3 14 (11.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.83%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.83%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.00%) Unix
8 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.50%) Android
9 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.67%) AIX
11 1 (0.83%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.83%) SUSE
11 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.83%) ITIL
2 21 (17.50%) Migration
3 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.17%) Network Virtualisation
5 15 (12.50%) DevOps
6 14 (11.67%) Project Management
7 13 (10.83%) Scrum
8 12 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (7.50%) High Availability
10 9 (7.50%) Network Management
11 8 (6.67%) Change Control
11 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.67%) Network Design
12 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
12 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
13 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
14 5 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.00%) Python
2 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
2 9 (7.50%) SQL
3 8 (6.67%) Java
4 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.17%) C
6 4 (3.33%) Apex Code
6 4 (3.33%) Go
7 3 (2.50%) Perl
8 2 (1.67%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) AWK
9 1 (0.83%) C#
9 1 (0.83%) C-shell
9 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) sed
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (17.50%) CCNP
3 9 (7.50%) CCNA
3 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.17%) CCIE
6 4 (3.33%) CCDP
6 4 (3.33%) CCSE
6 4 (3.33%) CCSP
6 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.67%) Degree
8 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) HND
8 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.67%) MCSE
8 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) COBIT
2 5 (4.17%) QA
3 3 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 24 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.17%) Docker
3 10 (8.33%) NFS
3 10 (8.33%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.33%) Xen
7 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.67%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.67%) Firmware
8 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) pfSense
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.83%) XenApp
9 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) Ansible
2 11 (9.17%) SCCM
3 6 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.33%) Mesos
6 3 (2.50%) Terraform
6 3 (2.50%) vMotion
7 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.67%) Iperf
7 2 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.67%) vRealize
8 1 (0.83%) Consul
8 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Nessus
8 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (58.33%) Cisco
2 36 (30.00%) VMware
3 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (19.17%) CheckPoint
5 21 (17.50%) Palo Alto
6 14 (11.67%) Juniper
7 13 (10.83%) Citrix
8 12 (10.00%) Aruba
8 12 (10.00%) F5
8 12 (10.00%) HP
9 10 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.67%) EMC
11 7 (5.83%) Dell
11 7 (5.83%) NetApp
12 6 (5.00%) Apple
12 6 (5.00%) Meraki
12 6 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 6 (5.00%) Symantec
12 6 (5.00%) Veeam
13 5 (4.17%) Infoblox