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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
England / London
Rank 355 370 305
Rank change year-on-year +15 -65  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 51 70 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 2.48% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 88
Median daily rate £413 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £212 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.33% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £83.75 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +378.57% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -57.14%  

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in London

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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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 7 £400 +3.22% 9
Croydon +5 2 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 £143 -
Twickenham - 1 £400 -
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England

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 72 (53.33%) Cisco
2 71 (52.59%) Firewall
3 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
4 55 (40.74%) Windows
5 54 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (38.52%) VPN
7 48 (35.56%) TCP/IP
7 48 (35.56%) VMware
8 46 (34.07%) WAN
9 41 (30.37%) MPLS
10 40 (29.63%) Linux
11 39 (28.89%) LAN
12 37 (27.41%) CCNA
13 36 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (25.19%) DNS
15 33 (24.44%) BGP
16 31 (22.96%) CCNP
16 31 (22.96%) Windows Server
17 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (22.22%) OSPF
18 27 (20.00%) Data Centre
19 26 (19.26%) SAN
19 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
20 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
20 25 (18.52%) Network Security
21 24 (17.78%) DHCP
22 23 (17.04%) Migration
22 23 (17.04%) Finance
22 23 (17.04%) Load Balancing

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Top Related 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 21 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.93%) Apache
5 7 (5.19%) IIS
6 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.74%) JBoss
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (13.33%) Office 365
3 16 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (8.15%) IaaS
5 7 (5.19%) PaaS
6 6 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.44%) SaaS
7 5 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (52.59%) Firewall
2 52 (38.52%) VPN
3 48 (35.56%) TCP/IP
4 46 (34.07%) WAN
5 41 (30.37%) MPLS
6 39 (28.89%) LAN
7 34 (25.19%) DNS
8 33 (24.44%) BGP
9 30 (22.22%) OSPF
10 26 (19.26%) SAN
11 25 (18.52%) Network Security
12 24 (17.78%) DHCP
13 20 (14.81%) Wireless
14 17 (12.59%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (11.85%) EIGRP
16 12 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (8.89%) Internet
16 12 (8.89%) iSCSI
16 12 (8.89%) SSL
16 12 (8.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) MySQL
3 6 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.74%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.74%) Maven
4 1 (0.74%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Banking
3 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.44%) Military
5 4 (2.96%) Billing
6 3 (2.22%) Law
6 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 3 (2.22%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.48%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.56%) Architect
3 17 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (11.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (10.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Administrator
6 10 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.67%) Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Consultant
9 7 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Network Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Network Architect
11 5 (3.70%) Active Directory Architect
11 5 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Data Network Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.96%) LAMP
2 4 (2.96%) libvirt
2 4 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.22%) .NET
4 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.74%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.74%) RESTful
5 1 (0.74%) SOAP
5 1 (0.74%) Spring
5 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.19%) Replication
4 6 (4.44%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.70%) Clustering
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.96%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.22%) PKI
7 3 (2.22%) Social Network
8 2 (1.48%) CMDB
8 2 (1.48%) NHS
8 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.48%) Social Media
8 2 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.74%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 55 (40.74%) Windows
2 40 (29.63%) Linux
3 31 (22.96%) Windows Server
4 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.63%) Unix
5 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.44%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.96%) CentOS
9 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.48%) VMS
9 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.74%) CatOS
10 1 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.04%) Load Balancing
1 23 (17.04%) Migration
2 20 (14.81%) ITIL
3 17 (12.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (12.59%) High Availability
4 15 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.89%) Project Management
6 8 (5.93%) DevOps
6 8 (5.93%) Network Design
6 8 (5.93%) Network Management
6 8 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.19%) Capacity Management
7 7 (5.19%) Open Source
7 7 (5.19%) Time Management
7 7 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.44%) People Management
8 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.63%) SQL
3 8 (5.93%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.19%) Python
5 3 (2.22%) C
5 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) Korn
6 1 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (27.41%) CCNA
3 31 (22.96%) CCNP
4 17 (12.59%) CCIE
4 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.37%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.41%) MCSE
6 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.93%) Degree
8 7 (5.19%) JNCIE
8 7 (5.19%) MCITP
9 4 (2.96%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.96%) MCP
9 4 (2.96%) RHCA
9 4 (2.96%) RHCE
9 4 (2.96%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.22%) CCVP
10 3 (2.22%) RHCT
11 2 (1.48%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) BS7799
3 1 (0.74%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.19%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.70%) iptables
5 5 (3.70%) KVM
5 5 (3.70%) NFS
5 5 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.96%) XenApp
6 4 (2.96%) XenServer
7 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.22%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.48%) Docker
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.74%) Postfix
9 1 (0.74%) Snort
9 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) Puppet
2 8 (5.93%) SCCM
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (3.70%) Nagios
5 4 (2.96%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.96%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.96%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.22%) Ansible
6 3 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.48%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.48%) vRealize
8 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.74%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.74%) Salt
8 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 72 (53.33%) Cisco
2 48 (35.56%) VMware
3 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.81%) CheckPoint
4 20 (14.81%) HP
4 20 (14.81%) Juniper
5 18 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 10 (7.41%) Citrix
7 8 (5.93%) F5
8 6 (4.44%) Meraki
9 5 (3.70%) NetApp
9 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.96%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.96%) Avaya
10 4 (2.96%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.96%) Oracle
10 4 (2.96%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.22%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.22%) Red Box
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