The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 123 125
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.31% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 2.09% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £225 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.42% -16.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £313
% change year-on-year -14.47% +21.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +152.45% -56.42%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 207 382 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.62% 14.62% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 203 162
Median daily rate £358 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Scotland

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in Scotland

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Edinburgh +17 2 - -
Glasgow -2 2 £225 -46.42%
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 10 (83.33%) WAN
1 10 (83.33%) LAN
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
1 10 (83.33%) LAN
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (16.67%) WLAN
7 1 (8.33%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) People Management
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCENT
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Progress