Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 510 466 484
Rank change year-on-year -44 +18 -138
Contract jobs citing VLAN 115 107 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 2.28% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 65
London median daily rate £450 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £321 £200 £218
90th Percentile £625 £563 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
London median hourly rate - £24.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.06% -21.79%
England median hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +120.00% -24.73%

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 5,547 4,693 5,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.17% 11.93% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,840 3,150 3,705
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 138 111
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -20.45% +16.28%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -42 21 £431 +15.00% 15
South London -56 5 £365 +156.14% 2
West London -41 4 £550 +175.00% 2
North London - 1 £329 -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (51.30%) WAN
1 59 (51.30%) Cisco
2 55 (47.83%) Firewall
3 50 (43.48%) VPN
4 46 (40.00%) LAN
5 41 (35.65%) DHCP
6 40 (34.78%) DNS
7 39 (33.91%) MPLS
8 38 (33.04%) Data Centre
9 34 (29.57%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (27.83%) Windows
11 31 (26.96%) BGP
12 29 (25.22%) OSPF
12 29 (25.22%) Microsoft
12 29 (25.22%) VMware
13 26 (22.61%) ITIL
13 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (21.74%) Linux
14 25 (21.74%) Wireless
15 23 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 23 (20.00%) CheckPoint
16 22 (19.13%) CCNP
16 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (18.26%) Network Security
18 20 (17.39%) WLAN
18 20 (17.39%) Project Management
19 19 (16.52%) Finance
19 19 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (15.65%) Office 365
20 18 (15.65%) TCP/IP

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 9 (7.83%) Confluence
2 5 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.61%) Apache
3 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.65%) Office 365
3 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (3.48%) Serverless
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.61%) CloudFront
5 3 (2.61%) GitHub
5 3 (2.61%) IaaS
5 3 (2.61%) PaaS
5 3 (2.61%) Route 53
5 3 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.87%) G Suite
7 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 59 (51.30%) WAN
2 55 (47.83%) Firewall
3 50 (43.48%) VPN
4 46 (40.00%) LAN
5 41 (35.65%) DHCP
6 40 (34.78%) DNS
7 39 (33.91%) MPLS
8 31 (26.96%) BGP
9 29 (25.22%) OSPF
10 25 (21.74%) Wireless
11 21 (18.26%) Network Security
12 20 (17.39%) WLAN
13 18 (15.65%) TCP/IP
14 14 (12.17%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (9.57%) DMVPN
16 11 (9.57%) Internet
17 9 (7.83%) EIGRP
17 9 (7.83%) IPsec
18 7 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.61%) Big Data
2 3 (2.61%) MySQL
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.87%) HDInsight
3 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.87%) Power BI
3 1 (0.87%) Redis
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) JIRA
2 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.87%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) GitLab
3 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (16.52%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.61%) Law
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (45.22%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.78%) Architect
3 10 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Security Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.22%) Python Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Server Specialist
7 6 (5.22%) Server Support
7 6 (5.22%) Server Support Specialist
7 6 (5.22%) Support Specialist
8 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) 802.1X
2 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 6 (5.22%) J2EE
2 6 (5.22%) Visualforce
2 6 (5.22%) YAML
3 5 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (4.35%) Web Services
4 4 (3.48%) COM
5 2 (1.74%) JSON
5 2 (1.74%) LAMP
5 2 (1.74%) RESTful
5 2 (1.74%) SOAP
6 1 (0.87%) CSS
6 1 (0.87%) HTML
6 1 (0.87%) HTML5
6 1 (0.87%) LDAP
6 1 (0.87%) WAP
6 1 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Clustering
2 7 (6.09%) Replication
3 3 (2.61%) Equities
3 3 (2.61%) Fintech
3 3 (2.61%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.61%) PKI
4 2 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) NHS
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.83%) Windows
2 25 (21.74%) Linux
3 16 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (8.70%) Unix
7 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.74%) CentOS
11 2 (1.74%) Debian
12 1 (0.87%) Android
12 1 (0.87%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.87%) SUSE
12 1 (0.87%) VMS
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) ITIL
2 22 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.39%) Project Management
4 14 (12.17%) Migration
4 14 (12.17%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (12.17%) Scrum
5 13 (11.30%) DevOps
5 13 (11.30%) High Availability
6 11 (9.57%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.57%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.09%) Business Continuity
8 7 (6.09%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.09%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.22%) Network Design
9 6 (5.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.04%) Python
2 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
2 9 (7.83%) SQL
3 8 (6.96%) C
3 8 (6.96%) Java
4 6 (5.22%) Apex Code
5 5 (4.35%) AWK
5 5 (4.35%) sed
6 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.74%) Perl
7 2 (1.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.87%) C#
8 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (29.57%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (19.13%) CCNP
3 13 (11.30%) CCNA
4 8 (6.96%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.09%) CCIE
6 5 (4.35%) RHCT
6 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.48%) CCDP
7 4 (3.48%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.74%) CCSE
8 2 (1.74%) CCSP
8 2 (1.74%) Degree
8 2 (1.74%) HND
8 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.74%) RHCE
9 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 5 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.61%) COBIT
3 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.61%) QA
4 2 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.87%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.83%) vSphere
4 8 (6.96%) Docker
5 7 (6.09%) DFS Replication
5 7 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (6.09%) XenApp
6 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.35%) NFS
6 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.74%) Ceph
7 2 (1.74%) GlusterFS
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.74%) Samba
7 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.74%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.87%) DRBD
8 1 (0.87%) iptables
8 1 (0.87%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) Ansible
2 6 (5.22%) Failover Clustering
2 6 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.22%) SCCM
3 3 (2.61%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.61%) Nagios
3 3 (2.61%) vMotion
3 3 (2.61%) vRealize
3 3 (2.61%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.87%) Packer
5 1 (0.87%) Salt
5 1 (0.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (51.30%) Cisco
2 29 (25.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (25.22%) VMware
3 23 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 16 (13.91%) F5
5 15 (13.04%) Citrix
5 15 (13.04%) Juniper
5 15 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 14 (12.17%) IBM
7 13 (11.30%) HP
8 8 (6.96%) Aruba
9 7 (6.09%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.09%) NetApp
10 6 (5.22%) Dell
10 6 (5.22%) EqualLogic
10 6 (5.22%) Forcepoint
10 6 (5.22%) Ivanti
10 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (5.22%) Sun