Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 504 455
Rank change year-on-year +6 -49 -16
Contract jobs citing VLAN 137 139 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 2.58% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 121
London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £239 £185 £260
90th Percentile £573 £525 £538
England median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.20% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
London median hourly rate £50.53 - £18.00
10th Percentile £45.10 - £10.20
90th Percentile £55.37 - £19.00
England median hourly rate £27.00 £14.87 £38.50
% change year-on-year +81.63% -61.39% +71.11%

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 5,067 5,390 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.87% 11.44% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,478 3,657 3,916
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £210 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 144 150
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.00 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +2.29% -7.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.58 £11.48
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -18 30 £400 +33.33% 14
West London -1 7 £543 +44.67% 9
South London -24 3 £450 +12.50% 1
North London - 2 £268 -
East London -24 1 £675 +382.14% 3
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (61.31%) Firewall
2 63 (45.99%) Cisco
3 58 (42.34%) VMware
4 42 (30.66%) VPN
5 40 (29.20%) Windows
5 40 (29.20%) Data Centre
6 37 (27.01%) LAN
6 37 (27.01%) WAN
7 36 (26.28%) BGP
7 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (24.82%) TCP/IP
9 31 (22.63%) Wireless
9 31 (22.63%) Finance
10 29 (21.17%) OSPF
10 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
12 26 (18.98%) Citrix
12 26 (18.98%) DNS
12 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
13 25 (18.25%) Palo Alto
14 23 (16.79%) CheckPoint
14 23 (16.79%) Migration
15 22 (16.06%) MPLS
16 21 (15.33%) CCNP
16 21 (15.33%) DHCP
17 20 (14.60%) Linux
17 20 (14.60%) Python
17 20 (14.60%) IPsec
18 19 (13.87%) Dell

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 15 (10.95%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.73%) Apache
4 1 (0.73%) CMS
4 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.95%) Office 365
3 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.65%) IaaS
5 5 (3.65%) PaaS
6 4 (2.92%) SaaS
7 2 (1.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.73%) Datadog
8 1 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 84 (61.31%) Firewall
2 42 (30.66%) VPN
3 37 (27.01%) LAN
3 37 (27.01%) WAN
4 36 (26.28%) BGP
5 34 (24.82%) TCP/IP
6 31 (22.63%) Wireless
7 29 (21.17%) OSPF
8 27 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (18.98%) DNS
10 22 (16.06%) MPLS
11 21 (15.33%) DHCP
12 20 (14.60%) IPsec
13 19 (13.87%) SSL
14 18 (13.14%) Network Security
15 16 (11.68%) VoIP
16 15 (10.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (10.95%) VSAN
17 14 (10.22%) EIGRP
18 13 (9.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.73%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.73%) Power BI
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.19%) GitLab
2 3 (2.19%) GoCD
3 2 (1.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.73%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.73%) Hudson
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (22.63%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 7 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.38%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.38%) Retail
5 5 (3.65%) Law
6 4 (2.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.73%) Billing
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.41%) Senior Network Engineer
2 17 (12.41%) VMware Engineer
3 14 (10.22%) Analyst
4 12 (8.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (8.76%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Senior Security Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (5.11%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.87%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.38%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.46%) Django
4 1 (0.73%) JDBC
4 1 (0.73%) JSON
4 1 (0.73%) LDAP
4 1 (0.73%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (29.20%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.68%) Clustering
3 6 (4.38%) PKI
4 4 (2.92%) Replication
5 3 (2.19%) BYOD
5 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Handset
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) CESG
7 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) iPhone
7 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.20%) Windows
2 20 (14.60%) Linux
3 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.03%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.84%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.92%) Android
7 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.73%) Unix
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Migration
2 17 (12.41%) DevOps
2 17 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (12.41%) Test Automation
3 15 (10.95%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.22%) High Availability
5 13 (9.49%) Change Management
5 13 (9.49%) Performance Optimisation
5 13 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (8.03%) Functional Testing
6 11 (8.03%) Microservices
7 10 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.57%) ITIL
9 8 (5.84%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (5.84%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (5.11%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (4.38%) Network Management
12 5 (3.65%) Incident Management
12 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) Python
2 18 (13.14%) Bash Shell
3 15 (10.95%) Java
4 13 (9.49%) Go
5 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.57%) SQL
6 3 (2.19%) Perl
6 3 (2.19%) VBScript
7 2 (1.46%) AWK
7 2 (1.46%) sed
8 1 (0.73%) C-shell
8 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (15.33%) CCNP
3 17 (12.41%) CCNA
4 11 (8.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.57%) VCAP
5 9 (6.57%) VCDX
6 8 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.38%) CCIE
9 4 (2.92%) CCSE
10 3 (2.19%) CCDP
10 3 (2.19%) CCSM
10 3 (2.19%) CISSP
10 3 (2.19%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.19%) MCSE
10 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.19%) MOS
11 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.46%) CCSP
11 2 (1.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) COBIT
3 1 (0.73%) GDPR
3 1 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (18.98%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.14%) NFS
4 16 (11.68%) Docker
4 16 (11.68%) vSphere
4 16 (11.68%) XenDesktop
5 15 (10.95%) Xen
6 11 (8.03%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.19%) XenApp
9 2 (1.46%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.46%) Firmware
9 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.73%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.73%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) Ansible
2 15 (10.95%) Docker Swarm
2 15 (10.95%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.95%) Mesos
3 14 (10.22%) Nagios
4 12 (8.76%) SCCM
5 9 (6.57%) Cacti
6 6 (4.38%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (4.38%) Puppet
6 6 (4.38%) Terraform
7 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.19%) Icinga
8 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.19%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.46%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.46%) Iperf
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (45.99%) Cisco
2 58 (42.34%) VMware
3 26 (18.98%) Citrix
3 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
4 25 (18.25%) Palo Alto
5 23 (16.79%) CheckPoint
6 19 (13.87%) Dell
7 18 (13.14%) SolarWinds
8 15 (10.95%) F5
8 15 (10.95%) Juniper
9 13 (9.49%) Splunk
10 10 (7.30%) HP
11 9 (6.57%) Aruba
12 8 (5.84%) Aerohive Networks
13 7 (5.11%) Forcepoint
13 7 (5.11%) Infoblox
13 7 (5.11%) Riverbed
13 7 (5.11%) Sophos
14 6 (4.38%) Meraki
15 5 (3.65%) EMC