Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 470 514 464
Rank change year-on-year +44 -50 -8
Contract jobs citing VLAN 148 113 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 2.12% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 81 98
London median daily rate £425 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.89% -4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £217
90th Percentile £573 £550 £538
England median daily rate £410 £392 £355
% change year-on-year +4.59% +10.42% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
London median hourly rate £34.25 - £18.00
10th Percentile £32.98 - £17.00
90th Percentile £34.93 - £38.80
England median hourly rate £25.34 £29.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year -13.75% -23.70% +87.80%

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 4,628 5,333 5,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.52% 11.36% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,141 3,690 3,535
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £260
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 154 151
London median hourly rate £24.23 £19.32 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.41% -12.18% -1.12%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -3.10%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +18 34 £425 +6.25% 22
West London +14 7 £500 +33.33% 7
South London 0 5 £400 +9.59% 3
North London -8 1 £425 +29.38% 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 99 (66.89%) Firewall
2 61 (41.22%) Cisco
3 53 (35.81%) VMware
4 52 (35.14%) OSPF
4 52 (35.14%) VPN
5 48 (32.43%) BGP
6 43 (29.05%) Windows
7 42 (28.38%) TCP/IP
8 39 (26.35%) WAN
8 39 (26.35%) Data Centre
9 38 (25.68%) Active Directory
9 38 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (25.00%) LAN
10 37 (25.00%) Wireless
10 37 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 35 (23.65%) Microsoft
12 34 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (22.97%) Palo Alto
13 33 (22.30%) F5
14 29 (19.59%) Finance
15 28 (18.92%) Citrix
16 26 (17.57%) CheckPoint
16 26 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (16.89%) Juniper
17 25 (16.89%) CCNP
17 25 (16.89%) Linux
17 25 (16.89%) Network Security
18 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (16.22%) 802.1X
19 23 (15.54%) IPsec

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 11 (7.43%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) NUKE
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 37 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.81%) Office 365
3 12 (8.11%) IaaS
4 10 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (6.08%) PaaS
6 7 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.03%) SaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.68%) Datadog
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 99 (66.89%) Firewall
2 52 (35.14%) OSPF
2 52 (35.14%) VPN
3 48 (32.43%) BGP
4 42 (28.38%) TCP/IP
5 39 (26.35%) WAN
6 37 (25.00%) LAN
6 37 (25.00%) Wireless
7 26 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (16.89%) Network Security
9 23 (15.54%) IPsec
10 22 (14.86%) DHCP
10 22 (14.86%) DNS
10 22 (14.86%) MPLS
11 18 (12.16%) EIGRP
11 18 (12.16%) SSL
12 16 (10.81%) 802.11
12 16 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (9.46%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.03%) GitLab
2 3 (2.03%) GoCD
2 3 (2.03%) Maven
3 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.35%) CircleCI
3 2 (1.35%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 29 (19.59%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.03%) German Language
5 3 (2.03%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (39.19%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.84%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Analyst
4 17 (11.49%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Architect
5 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (6.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) Azure Architect
8 7 (4.73%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (4.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.05%) JSON
3 4 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.35%) Django
5 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.43%) Clustering
3 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Replication
5 4 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.03%) BYOD
6 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.35%) CMDB
7 2 (1.35%) Handset
7 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.05%) Windows
2 25 (16.89%) Linux
3 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.05%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.38%) CentOS
8 5 (3.38%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.03%) Android
10 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.54%) Change Management
2 20 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (13.51%) Migration
3 19 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (10.81%) High Availability
5 13 (8.78%) DevOps
5 13 (8.78%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.43%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.08%) Microservices
8 9 (6.08%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (5.41%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (5.41%) Functional Testing
9 8 (5.41%) ITIL
9 8 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (4.73%) Analytics
10 7 (4.73%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.73%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.19%) Python
2 17 (11.49%) Bash Shell
3 13 (8.78%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.11%) Java
5 11 (7.43%) SQL
6 9 (6.08%) Go
7 5 (3.38%) Perl
8 3 (2.03%) AWK
8 3 (2.03%) sed
8 3 (2.03%) VB
9 2 (1.35%) C
9 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (16.89%) CCNP
3 18 (12.16%) CCNA
4 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.11%) CCIE
5 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.41%) VCAP
6 8 (5.41%) VCDX
6 8 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.05%) CISSP
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.38%) MCSE
8 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.70%) CCDE
9 4 (2.70%) CCDP
9 4 (2.70%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.03%) Degree
10 3 (2.03%) MOS
10 3 (2.03%) RHCE
11 2 (1.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) GDPR
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (25.68%) Active Directory
1 38 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.16%) NFS
2 18 (12.16%) XenDesktop
3 14 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (9.46%) vSphere
4 12 (8.11%) Docker
5 11 (7.43%) Xen
6 9 (6.08%) XenApp
7 6 (4.05%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.35%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) Nagios
2 15 (10.14%) Ansible
3 13 (8.78%) Cacti
4 11 (7.43%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (7.43%) Kubernetes
4 11 (7.43%) Mesos
5 7 (4.73%) Puppet
5 7 (4.73%) SCCM
6 5 (3.38%) Terraform
6 5 (3.38%) vMotion
7 4 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.03%) Icinga
8 3 (2.03%) Nessus
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.35%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.35%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 61 (41.22%) Cisco
2 53 (35.81%) VMware
3 35 (23.65%) Microsoft
4 34 (22.97%) Palo Alto
5 33 (22.30%) F5
6 28 (18.92%) Citrix
7 26 (17.57%) CheckPoint
8 25 (16.89%) Juniper
9 19 (12.84%) HP
10 16 (10.81%) Dell
10 16 (10.81%) SolarWinds
11 15 (10.14%) Aerohive Networks
12 9 (6.08%) Splunk
13 8 (5.41%) NetApp
14 7 (4.73%) Meraki
15 6 (4.05%) Aruba
15 6 (4.05%) Forcepoint
16 5 (3.38%) Nimble Storage
16 5 (3.38%) Ruckus Wireless
17 4 (2.70%) Zerto