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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 143 131
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 1.40% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Scotland median daily rate £379 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -  
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £27.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +36.11% -9.24%  

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 248 571 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 19.30% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 687 235
Scotland median daily rate £361 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +13.79%  
10th Percentile £200 £257 £154
90th Percentile £450 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 127 40
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +128.57%  
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  

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 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 29 June 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 +13 5 £319 -8.92%
Glasgow +5 4 £395 +9.72%
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 5 (38.46%) Solaris
5 5 (38.46%) CISSP
5 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) Legal
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
7 3 (23.08%) BGP
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) COBIT
7 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (23.08%) VXLAN

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 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (23.08%) VXLAN
7 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (15.38%) SAN
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (7.69%) IPsec
8 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) COBIT
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) FireEye
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) WebSpy