Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 433 455
Rank change year-on-year -68 +22 -81
Contract jobs citing VLAN 115 143 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 2.73% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 97 101
London median daily rate £400 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.10% -8.82%
10th Percentile £258 £216 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £392 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.89% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
London median hourly rate - £18.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.50% +101.67%
England median hourly rate £29.38 £38.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -23.70% +87.80% -14.58%

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 5,220 5,242 5,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.29% 12.78% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,608 3,475 3,616
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 152 145
London median hourly rate £19.32 £21.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.06% -3.46% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.53 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -19 18 £363 -6.45% 9
West London -24 12 £375 -3.85% 4
South London -41 9 £365 +43.84%
East London -8 2 £140 -48.15% 3
North London -6 1 £329 +46.00%
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 56 (48.70%) Firewall
2 52 (45.22%) Windows
3 49 (42.61%) Cisco
4 46 (40.00%) WAN
5 45 (39.13%) VPN
6 40 (34.78%) DNS
7 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
8 38 (33.04%) DHCP
9 37 (32.17%) MPLS
10 33 (28.70%) LAN
11 32 (27.83%) Linux
11 32 (27.83%) Data Centre
12 30 (26.09%) Office 365
12 30 (26.09%) BGP
13 29 (25.22%) Windows Server
14 28 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
15 27 (23.48%) VMware
16 26 (22.61%) TCP/IP
17 22 (19.13%) OSPF
17 22 (19.13%) Finance
17 22 (19.13%) Network Security
18 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (17.39%) Wireless
19 19 (16.52%) Citrix
19 19 (16.52%) CCNP
19 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (15.65%) High Availability
20 18 (15.65%) ITIL

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 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.35%) Apache
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) Confluence
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.83%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.35%) HipChat
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.09%) Office 365
2 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (9.57%) IaaS
5 9 (7.83%) PaaS
6 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.61%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.61%) SaaS
8 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.87%) G Suite
9 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.87%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (48.70%) Firewall
2 46 (40.00%) WAN
3 45 (39.13%) VPN
4 40 (34.78%) DNS
5 38 (33.04%) DHCP
6 37 (32.17%) MPLS
7 33 (28.70%) LAN
8 30 (26.09%) BGP
9 26 (22.61%) TCP/IP
10 22 (19.13%) Network Security
10 22 (19.13%) OSPF
11 20 (17.39%) Wireless
12 18 (15.65%) EIGRP
12 18 (15.65%) Internet
13 15 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (13.04%) SAN
14 12 (10.43%) VoIP
15 10 (8.70%) WLAN
16 9 (7.83%) IPsec
16 9 (7.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.74%) Big Data
3 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) JIRA
2 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.35%) git-flow
3 5 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (0.87%) MSI
4 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Billing
4 6 (5.22%) Music Industry
5 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Law
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.74%) Marketing
8 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (32.17%) Network Engineer
2 10 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (7.83%) Architect
3 9 (7.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (7.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (6.96%) Deployment Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Server Specialist
6 6 (5.22%) Server Support
6 6 (5.22%) Server Support Specialist
6 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Support Specialist
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) .NET
1 7 (6.09%) JSON
2 5 (4.35%) LDAP
3 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.48%) Web Services
4 3 (2.61%) COM
4 3 (2.61%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (2.61%) J2EE
4 3 (2.61%) Visualforce
5 2 (1.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.87%) Kafka
6 1 (0.87%) LAMP
6 1 (0.87%) REST
6 1 (0.87%) RESTful
6 1 (0.87%) SOAP
6 1 (0.87%) VML
6 1 (0.87%) WAP
6 1 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (27.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.96%) Clustering
3 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.48%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.74%) CCTV
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) User Experience
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) iSeries
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.22%) Windows
2 32 (27.83%) Linux
3 29 (25.22%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.43%) Unix
7 10 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (7.83%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.61%) CentOS
9 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Debian
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) High Availability
1 18 (15.65%) ITIL
2 16 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.17%) DevOps
3 14 (12.17%) Migration
4 12 (10.43%) Capacity Management
5 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
6 9 (7.83%) Open Source
6 9 (7.83%) Project Management
7 8 (6.96%) Business Continuity
7 8 (6.96%) Change Management
7 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 8 (6.96%) ITIL V3
8 7 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (6.09%) Data Centre Operations
8 7 (6.09%) Network Design
8 7 (6.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) Bash Shell
2 12 (10.43%) Python
3 9 (7.83%) SQL
4 7 (6.09%) C
5 6 (5.22%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) Groovy
6 5 (4.35%) Perl
7 4 (3.48%) AWK
7 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.48%) sed
8 3 (2.61%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.61%) Korn
8 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) C++
10 1 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.52%) CCNP
3 14 (12.17%) CCNA
4 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.35%) RHCT
5 4 (3.48%) CCIE
5 4 (3.48%) CCVP
5 4 (3.48%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.61%) CCDP
6 3 (2.61%) MCSE
7 2 (1.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.74%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.74%) Degree
7 2 (1.74%) MCSA
7 2 (1.74%) RHCE
7 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.87%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.87%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) GDPR
2 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.87%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.96%) XenApp
4 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.09%) ProxySG
4 7 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (5.22%) DFS Replication
6 5 (4.35%) BitLocker
7 4 (3.48%) Docker
7 4 (3.48%) Samba
7 4 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.48%) vSphere
8 3 (2.61%) NFS
8 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.74%) Ceph
9 2 (1.74%) GlusterFS
9 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Nagios
2 8 (6.96%) Ansible
2 8 (6.96%) SCCM
3 7 (6.09%) ZABBIX
4 6 (5.22%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.48%) Puppet
7 2 (1.74%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.74%) vRealize
8 1 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (42.61%) Cisco
2 27 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.48%) VMware
3 19 (16.52%) Citrix
4 17 (14.78%) F5
5 14 (12.17%) IBM
6 11 (9.57%) Dell
7 10 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 10 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.70%) HP
8 8 (6.96%) Ivanti
9 7 (6.09%) Arista
9 7 (6.09%) Palo Alto
10 6 (5.22%) EqualLogic
10 6 (5.22%) Oracle
10 6 (5.22%) Sun
10 6 (5.22%) Symantec
11 5 (4.35%) CommVault
11 5 (4.35%) Juniper
11 5 (4.35%) Motorola