Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 435 495 514
Rank change year-on-year +60 +19 -68
Contract jobs citing VLAN 111 139 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 2.74% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 106 92
London median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £241 £185
90th Percentile £540 £573 £525
England median daily rate £360 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -8.75% +5.20% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £50.53 -
England median hourly rate £20.65 £27.00 £14.87
% change year-on-year -23.52% +81.63% -61.39%

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 3,700 5,072 5,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.93% 10.80% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 3,478 3,727
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £180 £200 £210
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 130 147
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +28.34% +0.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.71 £47.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +44 29 £375 -6.25% 11
West London +48 25 £414 -23.73% 5
East London +41 6 £325 -51.85% 2
North London +7 1 - - 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 57 (51.35%) Cisco
2 53 (47.75%) Firewall
3 48 (43.24%) VPN
4 45 (40.54%) Active Directory
5 40 (36.04%) Windows
6 36 (32.43%) WAN
7 34 (30.63%) LAN
8 33 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (28.83%) TCP/IP
10 30 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
12 28 (25.23%) BGP
12 28 (25.23%) VMware
13 27 (24.32%) Azure
14 26 (23.42%) DNS
15 25 (22.52%) CCNP
16 24 (21.62%) Palo Alto
17 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
18 21 (18.92%) MPLS
18 21 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (18.92%) Network Security
18 21 (18.92%) PKI
19 20 (18.02%) PowerShell
19 20 (18.02%) OSPF
19 20 (18.02%) Wireless
19 20 (18.02%) IIS
20 19 (17.12%) AWS
20 19 (17.12%) Windows Server
21 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
21 18 (16.22%) 802.1X

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 20 (18.02%) IIS
2 13 (11.71%) OpenStack
3 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.50%) Apache
6 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.80%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.60%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 4 (3.60%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.90%) Houdini
4 1 (0.90%) Maya
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.90%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.32%) Azure
2 19 (17.12%) AWS
3 17 (15.32%) Office 365
4 15 (13.51%) PaaS
5 13 (11.71%) SaaS
6 3 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.70%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.80%) IaaS
7 2 (1.80%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.90%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (47.75%) Firewall
2 48 (43.24%) VPN
3 36 (32.43%) WAN
4 34 (30.63%) LAN
5 32 (28.83%) TCP/IP
6 30 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (25.23%) BGP
8 26 (23.42%) DNS
9 21 (18.92%) MPLS
9 21 (18.92%) Network Security
10 20 (18.02%) OSPF
10 20 (18.02%) Wireless
11 17 (15.32%) DHCP
12 16 (14.41%) IPsec
13 15 (13.51%) Internet
14 14 (12.61%) Ethernet
15 12 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (10.81%) EIGRP
15 12 (10.81%) Spanning Tree
16 10 (9.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.80%) Power BI
2 2 (1.80%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.80%) GitLab
2 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (15.32%) Law
1 17 (15.32%) Legal
2 16 (14.41%) Finance
3 8 (7.21%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.90%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.12%) Support Engineer
3 18 (16.22%) Architect
4 13 (11.71%) Cloud Architect
4 13 (11.71%) Security Architect
5 12 (10.81%) Security Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Broadcast Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Security Consultant
11 4 (3.60%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.60%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.22%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.31%) LDAP
3 4 (3.60%) Middleware
4 3 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (0.90%) .NET
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.90%) J2EE
5 1 (0.90%) Jinja
5 1 (0.90%) JSON
5 1 (0.90%) LAMP
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.90%) Web Services
5 1 (0.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 21 (18.92%) PKI
3 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.31%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.70%) IPTV
6 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.70%) SCADA
7 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.80%) FMCG
7 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.90%) Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.90%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.90%) Replication
8 1 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Windows
2 19 (17.12%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.22%) Linux
4 14 (12.61%) Unix
5 13 (11.71%) Windows 10
6 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.21%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.60%) Mac OS
8 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.80%) Android
9 2 (1.80%) CentOS
9 2 (1.80%) SUSE
10 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) DevOps
1 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (15.32%) ITIL
3 15 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (12.61%) Security Architecture
5 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.71%) Data Protection
5 13 (11.71%) Information Security
5 13 (11.71%) Protective Monitoring
5 13 (11.71%) Risk Management
5 13 (11.71%) TOGAF
6 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (8.11%) Network Management
6 9 (8.11%) Network Virtualisation
7 7 (6.31%) High Availability
7 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.41%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 5 (4.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.21%) Python
2 8 (7.21%) SQL
3 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.80%) C
4 2 (1.80%) Go
4 2 (1.80%) Perl
4 2 (1.80%) PHP
5 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (22.52%) CCNP
3 15 (13.51%) CCIE
4 13 (11.71%) AWS Certification
4 13 (11.71%) CISSP
4 13 (11.71%) IISP
5 7 (6.31%) CCNA
6 5 (4.50%) CCIE Security
7 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.70%) CCSP
9 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.90%) CCDP
10 1 (0.90%) CCSE
10 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.90%) Degree
10 1 (0.90%) MCITP
10 1 (0.90%) MCP
10 1 (0.90%) MCSE
10 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.41%) SLA
3 3 (2.70%) GDPR
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.32%) Docker
4 5 (4.50%) XenApp
5 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.71%) CASB
3 5 (4.50%) Ansible
3 5 (4.50%) Iperf
3 5 (4.50%) SCCM
3 5 (4.50%) Terraform
4 4 (3.60%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.60%) FortiGate
4 4 (3.60%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (3.60%) Puppet
4 4 (3.60%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.70%) TrustSec
6 2 (1.80%) Cacti
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.80%) Nagios
6 2 (1.80%) WSUS
7 1 (0.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (51.35%) Cisco
2 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
3 28 (25.23%) VMware
4 24 (21.62%) Palo Alto
5 12 (10.81%) Citrix
5 12 (10.81%) Juniper
5 12 (10.81%) SolarWinds
6 10 (9.01%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.11%) Aruba
7 9 (8.11%) Infoblox
8 8 (7.21%) Dell
9 7 (6.31%) EMC
9 7 (6.31%) F5
9 7 (6.31%) Meraki
9 7 (6.31%) NetApp
10 6 (5.41%) Apple
10 6 (5.41%) HP
11 5 (4.50%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.50%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.50%) SAP