Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 151 192
Rank change year-on-year -36 +41 -5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 11 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.39% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 2.78% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Scotland median daily rate £300 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -10.71% -16.00%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £380
90th Percentile £505 £413 £460
UK median daily rate £400 £352 £370
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.86% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -35.06% +108.11% -18.23%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 587 503 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.77% 13.93% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 279 433
Scotland median daily rate £338 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% -2.54% +10.15%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £214
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -38.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +13.64%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 April 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
Edinburgh -26 5 £263 -30.00% 2
Glasgow -23 3 £250 -35.90% 4
South Lanarkshire - 3 £420 - 1
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 9 (81.82%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 3 (27.27%) F5
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
6 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) HND
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 3 (27.27%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
7 2 (18.18%) Skype
7 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
7 2 (18.18%) Data Centre

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) IPsec
6 2 (18.18%) MPLS
6 2 (18.18%) Skype
7 1 (9.09%) BGP
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 1 (9.09%) Junos
7 1 (9.09%) OSPF
7 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
7 1 (9.09%) VXLAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Cryptography
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
1 3 (27.27%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) HND
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCENT
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) DFS Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) AppDNA
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) F5
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) HP