Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 482 479 462
Rank change year-on-year -3 -17 -95
Contract jobs citing VLAN 144 141 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.75% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 112
London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £239 £185 £263
90th Percentile £573 £538 £538
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
London median hourly rate £50.53 - £13.50
10th Percentile £45.10 - £9.35
90th Percentile £55.37 - £18.05
England median hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year -9.52% +0.80% +38.89%

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 5,271 5,121 6,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.43% 11.37% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,646 3,466 4,116
London median daily rate £455 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +9.59%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.50 £47.75 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -31 35 £410 +31.62% 23
West London -7 8 £355 -5.33% 14
South London -22 3 £400 - 1
North London - 2 £268 - 1
East London -24 1 £675 +382.14% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 84 (58.33%) Firewall
2 68 (47.22%) Cisco
3 57 (39.58%) VPN
4 53 (36.81%) VMware
5 48 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 46 (31.94%) WAN
7 40 (27.78%) LAN
7 40 (27.78%) BGP
8 39 (27.08%) Windows
9 36 (25.00%) Finance
10 34 (23.61%) Wireless
10 34 (23.61%) OSPF
11 33 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (22.92%) Palo Alto
12 32 (22.22%) DNS
12 32 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 30 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (19.44%) Network Security
14 28 (19.44%) Migration
15 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
15 27 (18.75%) DHCP
15 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
16 26 (18.06%) Citrix
16 26 (18.06%) MPLS
17 24 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
18 22 (15.28%) IPsec
19 21 (14.58%) Juniper
19 21 (14.58%) CCNP
19 21 (14.58%) vSphere

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 9 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.47%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.78%) Confluence
3 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.11%) Office 365
2 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.78%) PaaS
5 4 (2.78%) Serverless
6 3 (2.08%) CloudFront
6 3 (2.08%) GitHub
6 3 (2.08%) IaaS
6 3 (2.08%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.08%) Route 53
6 3 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.69%) Datadog
7 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (58.33%) Firewall
2 57 (39.58%) VPN
3 46 (31.94%) WAN
4 40 (27.78%) BGP
4 40 (27.78%) LAN
5 34 (23.61%) OSPF
5 34 (23.61%) Wireless
6 32 (22.22%) DNS
6 32 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 28 (19.44%) Network Security
8 27 (18.75%) DHCP
9 26 (18.06%) MPLS
10 24 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (15.28%) IPsec
12 20 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (12.50%) EIGRP
14 17 (11.81%) Multicast
15 15 (10.42%) VoIP
15 15 (10.42%) VSAN
16 13 (9.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.39%) Big Data
4 2 (1.39%) Power BI
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Redis
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.47%) JIRA
3 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.39%) GitLab
4 2 (1.39%) GoCD
4 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.17%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.78%) Law
5 4 (2.78%) Retail
6 3 (2.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 67 (46.53%) Network Engineer
2 17 (11.81%) Network Security Engineer
2 17 (11.81%) Security Engineer
2 17 (11.81%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Senior Security Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Architect
7 8 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Migration Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Administrator
11 4 (2.78%) Firewall Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.17%) Web Services
3 4 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.08%) .NET
5 2 (1.39%) Django
5 2 (1.39%) HTML
5 2 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.39%) J2EE
5 2 (1.39%) RESTful
5 2 (1.39%) SOAP
5 2 (1.39%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.69%) COM
6 1 (0.69%) CSS
6 1 (0.69%) HTML5
6 1 (0.69%) JDBC
6 1 (0.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.69%) LDAP
6 1 (0.69%) ODBC
6 1 (0.69%) XMPP
6 1 (0.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.64%) Clustering
3 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) PKI
5 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.47%) Replication
6 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.08%) Equities
7 3 (2.08%) Fintech
7 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.08%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.39%) BYOD
8 2 (1.39%) Handset
8 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.69%) CESG
9 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.08%) Windows
2 20 (13.89%) Linux
3 19 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.64%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.17%) Android
7 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.17%) Unix
8 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.39%) AIX
9 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.69%) Solaris
10 1 (0.69%) SUSE
10 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.44%) Migration
2 17 (11.81%) High Availability
3 15 (10.42%) DevOps
3 15 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (9.72%) ITIL
4 14 (9.72%) Network Virtualisation
5 13 (9.03%) Change Management
5 13 (9.03%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.64%) Functional Testing
8 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.56%) Change Control
8 8 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.56%) Microservices
8 8 (5.56%) Network Management
8 8 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (4.86%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (4.86%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.50%) Python
2 13 (9.03%) Bash Shell
3 10 (6.94%) Java
4 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.25%) SQL
5 7 (4.86%) Go
6 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 3 (2.08%) VBScript
8 2 (1.39%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.39%) C
9 1 (0.69%) C#
9 1 (0.69%) C-shell
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (14.58%) CCNP
3 18 (12.50%) CCNA
4 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.25%) VCAP
5 9 (6.25%) VCDX
6 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.86%) CCSE
8 5 (3.47%) CCSP
9 4 (2.78%) CCDP
9 4 (2.78%) CCIE
10 3 (2.08%) CCSM
10 3 (2.08%) Degree
11 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.39%) HND
11 2 (1.39%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.39%) MOS
11 2 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) COBIT
3 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.08%) SLA
4 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
5 1 (0.69%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 21 (14.58%) vSphere
4 16 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 15 (10.42%) Docker
6 14 (9.72%) NFS
7 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.25%) Xen
9 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.39%) Firmware
12 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.69%) XenApp
12 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) Ansible
2 12 (8.33%) Nagios
2 12 (8.33%) SCCM
3 10 (6.94%) Kubernetes
4 9 (6.25%) Cacti
4 9 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (6.25%) Mesos
5 7 (4.86%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.47%) Puppet
8 4 (2.78%) Terraform
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (1.39%) Icinga
10 2 (1.39%) Iperf
10 2 (1.39%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.39%) vMotion
10 2 (1.39%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 68 (47.22%) Cisco
2 53 (36.81%) VMware
3 33 (22.92%) Palo Alto
4 27 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 26 (18.06%) Citrix
6 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
7 21 (14.58%) Juniper
8 20 (13.89%) Dell
8 20 (13.89%) F5
9 18 (12.50%) SolarWinds
10 11 (7.64%) HP
11 8 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
11 8 (5.56%) Aruba
11 8 (5.56%) Meraki
11 8 (5.56%) Riverbed
12 7 (4.86%) EMC
12 7 (4.86%) Splunk
13 6 (4.17%) Forcepoint
13 6 (4.17%) Sophos
13 6 (4.17%) Symantec