Period
to

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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 498 413 409
Rank change year-on-year -85 -4 +85
Contract jobs citing VLAN 88 57 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 2.61% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 43 18
10th Percentile £347 £292 £182
25th Percentile £422 £324 £296
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £388 £410
Median % change year-on-year +29.03% -5.49% -13.68%
75th Percentile £552 £500 £475
90th Percentile £650 £652 £542
England median daily rate £450 £400 £407
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.60% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year +46.59% - -

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 3,645 2,183 2,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 8.95% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 1,514 1,506
10th Percentile £313 £294 £213
25th Percentile £450 £380 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 20 60
10th Percentile £20.96 £13.85 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.12 £47.33 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -38.47% +27.48% +65.00%
75th Percentile £46.81 £64.06 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.03 £52.63
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.21% +15.24% +9.33%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -24 10 £501 +17.76% 8
South London -11 3 £205 -39.26% 2
East London -5 2 £323 +43.33% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 58 (65.91%) Firewall
2 46 (52.27%) LAN
3 42 (47.73%) WAN
3 42 (47.73%) Cisco
4 29 (32.95%) Wireless
5 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (27.27%) Windows
6 24 (27.27%) OSPF
7 23 (26.14%) VMware
8 22 (25.00%) CCNP
8 22 (25.00%) VPN
8 22 (25.00%) Azure
9 20 (22.73%) BGP
10 19 (21.59%) EIGRP
10 19 (21.59%) DNS
11 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (19.32%) Data Centre
12 17 (19.32%) Social Skills
13 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
13 16 (18.18%) Linux
13 16 (18.18%) Aruba
14 15 (17.05%) Fortinet
14 15 (17.05%) HP
14 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (15.91%) Kubernetes
15 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
15 14 (15.91%) AWS
16 13 (14.77%) TCP/IP
16 13 (14.77%) DevOps
17 12 (13.64%) Docker

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 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) nginx
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.14%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.00%) Azure
2 14 (15.91%) AWS
3 6 (6.82%) Azure Sentinel
3 6 (6.82%) Azure Stack
3 6 (6.82%) GCP
4 5 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.68%) IaaS
4 5 (5.68%) PaaS
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (3.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (3.41%) Azure Monitor
6 3 (3.41%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.27%) Azure Pipelines
7 2 (2.27%) Azure Storage
7 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.27%) npm
7 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 2 (2.27%) SonarCloud
7 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (65.91%) Firewall
2 46 (52.27%) LAN
3 42 (47.73%) WAN
4 29 (32.95%) Wireless
5 24 (27.27%) OSPF
6 22 (25.00%) VPN
7 20 (22.73%) BGP
8 19 (21.59%) DNS
8 19 (21.59%) EIGRP
9 13 (14.77%) TCP/IP
10 12 (13.64%) DHCP
11 11 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (12.50%) Internet
11 11 (12.50%) MPLS
11 11 (12.50%) SD-WAN
12 10 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (11.36%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (10.23%) SSL
14 8 (9.09%) IPsec
14 8 (9.09%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) MySQL
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.68%) GitLab
3 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.14%) Gradle
5 1 (1.14%) Maven
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 17 (19.32%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.55%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.14%) Local Government
7 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Architect
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Network Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.82%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Switch Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 2 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.27%) Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) AWS Architect
10 2 (2.27%) Azure Architect
10 2 (2.27%) Network Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) XMPP
2 4 (4.55%) libvirt
2 4 (4.55%) YAML
3 3 (3.41%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) Node.js
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.27%) REST
4 2 (2.27%) SOAP
4 2 (2.27%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.14%) LDAP
5 1 (1.14%) Middleware
5 1 (1.14%) OAuth
5 1 (1.14%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.14%) React
5 1 (1.14%) Spine.js
5 1 (1.14%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 7 (7.95%) Public Cloud
4 7 (7.95%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.55%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (4.55%) NHS
6 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.27%) CCTV
7 2 (2.27%) CMDB
7 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.14%) Handset
8 1 (1.14%) IoT
8 1 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Windows
2 16 (18.18%) Linux
2 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (5.68%) VMS
5 4 (4.55%) Unix
6 2 (2.27%) Android
6 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (14.77%) DevOps
3 12 (13.64%) Migration
4 11 (12.50%) CI/CD
4 11 (12.50%) ITIL
4 11 (12.50%) Network Management
5 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (10.23%) Change Management
6 9 (10.23%) Service Management
7 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.82%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.68%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (5.68%) Knowledge Transfer
10 5 (5.68%) Requirements Gathering
10 5 (5.68%) Workshop Facilitation
11 4 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.55%) Network Architecture
11 4 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) Python
3 6 (6.82%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) C
4 3 (3.41%) Perl
5 2 (2.27%) Go
5 2 (2.27%) PHP
5 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.27%) VB
5 2 (2.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.14%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) Java
6 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (25.00%) CCNP
3 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.36%) CCNA
4 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.09%) CCIE
5 8 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) CCDP
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (2.27%) EMCIE
6 2 (2.27%) EMCTA
7 1 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.64%) Docker
3 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (9.09%) vSphere
5 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.55%) Ceph
6 4 (4.55%) KVM
6 4 (4.55%) oVirt
6 4 (4.55%) vCloud
7 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.41%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.27%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.14%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Kubernetes
2 10 (11.36%) Ansible
3 8 (9.09%) FortiGate
4 7 (7.95%) Terraform
5 6 (6.82%) Nagios
5 6 (6.82%) ZABBIX
6 5 (5.68%) Grafana
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (2.27%) AppManager
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (2.27%) SCCM
8 2 (2.27%) TrustSec
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.14%) Puppet
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.14%) SCOM
9 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Cisco
2 23 (26.14%) VMware
3 16 (18.18%) Aruba
4 15 (17.05%) Fortinet
4 15 (17.05%) HP
5 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 12 (13.64%) CheckPoint
7 11 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 10 (11.36%) F5
9 9 (10.23%) Juniper
10 4 (4.55%) Oracle
10 4 (4.55%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.55%) Splunk
11 3 (3.41%) Citrix
11 3 (3.41%) SAP
11 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.41%) Zscaler
12 2 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (2.27%) Meraki
12 2 (2.27%) NetApp