Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 458 349 461
Rank change year-on-year -109 +112 +65
Contract jobs citing VLAN 73 44 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.54% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 28 92
10th Percentile £299 £284 £210
25th Percentile £346 £400 £348
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £395 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year -12.22% -5.26% +14.46%
75th Percentile £529 £488 £536
90th Percentile £672 £558 £674
England median daily rate £405 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -10.10% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 - £42.00

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 2,848 1,731 4,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.41% 10.95% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,204 2,855
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £663
England median daily rate £450 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 100
10th Percentile £12.95 £15.00 £13.86
25th Percentile £16.28 £25.00 £18.36
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £43.75
90th Percentile £68.20 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.33
% change year-on-year -13.15% +18.78% +6.63%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -35 8 £425 +0.59% 16
South London +20 2 £393 -14.67%
West London +1 1 £175 -46.97% 3
East London - 1 £225 - 5
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 33 (45.21%) Firewall
2 32 (43.84%) Cisco
3 25 (34.25%) VPN
4 24 (32.88%) DNS
4 24 (32.88%) VMware
4 24 (32.88%) Azure
5 23 (31.51%) WAN
6 22 (30.14%) DHCP
7 21 (28.77%) BGP
8 20 (27.40%) MPLS
9 18 (24.66%) Wireless
10 17 (23.29%) OSPF
10 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
10 17 (23.29%) Linux
10 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
10 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (21.92%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (20.55%) Windows
13 14 (19.18%) LAN
14 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
15 12 (16.44%) Network Security
15 12 (16.44%) Migration
16 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (15.07%) Cryptography
16 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
16 11 (15.07%) SolarWinds
16 11 (15.07%) Network Architecture
16 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
16 11 (15.07%) Public Sector
17 10 (13.70%) Palo Alto

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 5 (6.85%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.88%) Azure
2 10 (13.70%) AWS
3 9 (12.33%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (9.59%) GCP
5 3 (4.11%) Cloud Run
5 3 (4.11%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.74%) PaaS
6 2 (2.74%) Zapier
7 1 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.37%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.37%) IaaS
7 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.37%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.21%) Firewall
2 25 (34.25%) VPN
3 24 (32.88%) DNS
4 23 (31.51%) WAN
5 22 (30.14%) DHCP
6 21 (28.77%) BGP
7 20 (27.40%) MPLS
8 18 (24.66%) Wireless
9 17 (23.29%) OSPF
10 14 (19.18%) LAN
11 12 (16.44%) Network Security
12 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.33%) IPv4
13 9 (12.33%) VoIP
14 8 (10.96%) EIGRP
15 7 (9.59%) FTP
15 7 (9.59%) SSL
16 6 (8.22%) Ethernet
16 6 (8.22%) ICMP
16 6 (8.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) MySQL
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Arsenale Dataplane
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) TestRail
3 1 (1.37%) GitLab
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.07%) Public Sector
2 9 (12.33%) Social Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.59%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Police
5 3 (4.11%) Automotive
5 3 (4.11%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.74%) Marketing
6 2 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Architect
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (6.85%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
4 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Consultant
5 3 (4.11%) Field Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Security Specialist
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu Specialist
6 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Embedded Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) LDAP
2 4 (5.48%) LAMP
3 3 (4.11%) OAuth
3 3 (4.11%) OAuth2
3 3 (4.11%) RESTful
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) .NET
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) Django
4 1 (1.37%) Flask
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) REST
4 1 (1.37%) SOAP
4 1 (1.37%) Spine.js
4 1 (1.37%) WSH
4 1 (1.37%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) XMPP
4 1 (1.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) CCTV
3 6 (8.22%) Fibre Optics
3 6 (8.22%) SCADA
4 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.11%) Device Driver
6 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.11%) Replication
7 2 (2.74%) Clustering
7 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.74%) PKI
7 2 (2.74%) Social Network
8 1 (1.37%) BYOD
8 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.37%) Handset
8 1 (1.37%) iPad
8 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 15 (20.55%) Windows
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.85%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.11%) VMS
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) CentOS
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Migration
2 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.07%) Cryptography
2 11 (15.07%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.96%) DevOps
3 8 (10.96%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (9.59%) Project Delivery
5 6 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.48%) Architectural Design
7 4 (5.48%) Microservices
7 4 (5.48%) Network Management
7 4 (5.48%) Service Management
7 4 (5.48%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.11%) Business Case
8 3 (4.11%) Edge Computing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.22%) Go
4 4 (5.48%) C
4 4 (5.48%) Python
5 3 (4.11%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) Java
5 3 (4.11%) Rust
6 2 (2.74%) SQL
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) Groovy
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.92%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.70%) CCNA
5 7 (9.59%) CCNP
5 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.22%) Degree
7 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.48%) CCIE
9 3 (4.11%) MCSA
9 3 (4.11%) MCSE
9 3 (4.11%) RHCE
9 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.74%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.74%) CCSA
10 2 (2.74%) CCSP
10 2 (2.74%) MCITP
11 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.37%) CCIE Collaboration
11 1 (1.37%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
1 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.33%) Docker
3 7 (9.59%) vSphere
4 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.11%) iptables
5 3 (4.11%) KVM
5 3 (4.11%) NFS
5 3 (4.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Xen
6 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.37%) XenApp
7 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
2 6 (8.22%) Terraform
3 5 (6.85%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.48%) vCenter Server
5 3 (4.11%) Grafana
5 3 (4.11%) Istio
5 3 (4.11%) Knative
5 3 (4.11%) Prometheus
5 3 (4.11%) Puppet
6 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.74%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.74%) SCCM
6 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Cisco
2 24 (32.88%) VMware
3 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.07%) SolarWinds
5 10 (13.70%) CheckPoint
5 10 (13.70%) Palo Alto
6 9 (12.33%) Citrix
7 6 (8.22%) IBM
7 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.85%) Google
9 4 (5.48%) Aruba
10 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
10 3 (4.11%) F5
10 3 (4.11%) Infoblox
10 3 (4.11%) Juniper
10 3 (4.11%) Meraki
11 2 (2.74%) Avaya
11 2 (2.74%) CyberArk
11 2 (2.74%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (2.74%) OneLogin