Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 436 407
Rank change year-on-year -49 -29 -5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 147 182 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.93% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 124 149
London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £260 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £526
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
London median hourly rate - £18.00 £35.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.41% +88.79%
England median hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.93% - -18.18%

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 5380 6214 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.94% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 4061 3910
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £214
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 181
London median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% - +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +2 39 £306 -15.07% 5
West London +1 11 £375 -1.32% 1
South London -28 7 £400 -11.11%
East London -5 3 £140 -48.62% 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 77 (52.38%) Firewall
2 74 (50.34%) Cisco
3 66 (44.90%) Windows
4 60 (40.82%) Active Directory
5 56 (38.10%) VPN
6 51 (34.69%) WAN
7 49 (33.33%) DNS
8 41 (27.89%) TCP/IP
9 39 (26.53%) DHCP
10 36 (24.49%) LAN
10 36 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (23.81%) Citrix
11 35 (23.81%) Windows Server
12 34 (23.13%) BGP
13 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
14 32 (21.77%) MPLS
14 32 (21.77%) Finance
14 32 (21.77%) VMware
14 32 (21.77%) Office 365
15 31 (21.09%) ITIL
16 30 (20.41%) EIGRP
17 29 (19.73%) Linux
17 29 (19.73%) VoIP
17 29 (19.73%) Network Security
18 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
18 27 (18.37%) OSPF
18 27 (18.37%) SAN
18 27 (18.37%) Wireless
19 26 (17.69%) Migration
20 24 (16.33%) CCNP

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 12 (8.16%) IIS
2 10 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) Apache
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.40%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.77%) Office 365
2 21 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.80%) IaaS
5 8 (5.44%) PaaS
6 4 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.04%) G Suite
7 3 (2.04%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.04%) SaaS
8 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (52.38%) Firewall
2 56 (38.10%) VPN
3 51 (34.69%) WAN
4 49 (33.33%) DNS
5 41 (27.89%) TCP/IP
6 39 (26.53%) DHCP
7 36 (24.49%) LAN
8 34 (23.13%) BGP
9 32 (21.77%) MPLS
10 30 (20.41%) EIGRP
11 29 (19.73%) Network Security
11 29 (19.73%) VoIP
12 27 (18.37%) OSPF
12 27 (18.37%) SAN
12 27 (18.37%) Wireless
13 18 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (9.52%) LDAP
14 14 (9.52%) SSL
15 13 (8.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.08%) JIRA
4 5 (3.40%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.40%) git-flow
4 5 (3.40%) Maven
5 2 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) MSI
6 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 15 (10.20%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Billing
4 4 (2.72%) Music Industry
4 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Back Office
5 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (34.01%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 10 (6.80%) Consultant
8 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Security Consultant
10 7 (4.76%) IT Support
10 7 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Voice Network Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.48%) .NET
2 7 (4.76%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.08%) Web Services
4 5 (3.40%) JSON
5 4 (2.72%) COM
5 4 (2.72%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (2.72%) J2EE
5 4 (2.72%) Visualforce
6 3 (2.04%) LAMP
7 2 (1.36%) Middleware
7 2 (1.36%) RESTful
7 2 (1.36%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) Kafka
8 1 (0.68%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) VML
8 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (3.40%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.04%) BYOD
4 3 (2.04%) Clustering
4 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.04%) Fintech
4 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.04%) User Experience
4 3 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.36%) CCTV
5 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.36%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) iSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (44.90%) Windows
2 35 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 29 (19.73%) Linux
4 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.16%) Windows 10
7 10 (6.80%) Unix
8 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.40%) CentOS
11 4 (2.72%) Solaris
12 3 (2.04%) Debian
12 3 (2.04%) SUSE
12 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.36%) AIX
13 2 (1.36%) Android
13 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.09%) ITIL
2 26 (17.69%) Migration
3 18 (12.24%) Change Management
4 15 (10.20%) DevOps
5 14 (9.52%) High Availability
6 12 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.48%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (7.48%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.48%) Web Filtering
8 9 (6.12%) Change Control
8 9 (6.12%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.12%) ITIL V3
8 9 (6.12%) Patch Management
9 8 (5.44%) Email Filtering
9 8 (5.44%) Security Patching
10 7 (4.76%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.76%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.56%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.84%) Bash Shell
3 11 (7.48%) Python
4 10 (6.80%) Perl
5 8 (5.44%) Java
6 6 (4.08%) C
6 6 (4.08%) SQL
7 5 (3.40%) Groovy
8 4 (2.72%) Apex Code
8 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.04%) Korn
10 2 (1.36%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.33%) CCNP
3 20 (13.61%) CCNA
4 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.44%) CCVP
6 7 (4.76%) Degree
7 6 (4.08%) CCIE
7 6 (4.08%) MCSA
7 6 (4.08%) MCSE
8 4 (2.72%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.72%) MCITP
9 3 (2.04%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.04%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.36%) CCDA
10 2 (1.36%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.68%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.72%) GDPR
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.76%) ProxySG
5 6 (4.08%) vSphere
6 5 (3.40%) NFS
7 4 (2.72%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.72%) XenServer
8 3 (2.04%) Docker
8 3 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.04%) XenApp
9 2 (1.36%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.36%) iptables
9 2 (1.36%) Samba
9 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.68%) GridGain
10 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (7.48%) SCCM
3 9 (6.12%) Ansible
3 9 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (4.76%) Nagios
4 7 (4.76%) Puppet
5 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.40%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.72%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.72%) Cacti
6 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (2.04%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.36%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 74 (50.34%) Cisco
2 35 (23.81%) Citrix
3 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
4 32 (21.77%) VMware
5 18 (12.24%) F5
6 17 (11.56%) CheckPoint
7 16 (10.88%) HP
8 15 (10.20%) SolarWinds
9 12 (8.16%) Dell
9 12 (8.16%) Juniper
10 11 (7.48%) Palo Alto
11 8 (5.44%) Blue Coat
11 8 (5.44%) IBM
12 7 (4.76%) Red Box
13 6 (4.08%) Arista
13 6 (4.08%) Aruba
13 6 (4.08%) Meraki
13 6 (4.08%) Oracle
14 5 (3.40%) BT
14 5 (3.40%) Motorola