Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 November 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 306 315
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 -66
Contract jobs citing VLAN 60 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 2.29% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 41
South East median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £163 £231 £220
90th Percentile £419 £510 £500
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £26.25 -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,804 2,923 3,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.76% 17.31% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 1,589 1,781
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 158 210
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.50% -30.04% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £48.75
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 the South East

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the South East

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
Thames Valley +7 17 £345 +11.29% 10
Hampshire -27 17 £378 -2.58% 6
Berkshire -4 15 £345 +15.00% 4
Surrey -13 12 £175 -56.79% 8
West Sussex -6 10 £413 +50.00%
Oxfordshire +8 2 - - 3
East Sussex -8 2 £400 +6.67% 3
Kent - 2 £375 - 2
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 South East region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 36 (60.00%) LAN
3 35 (58.33%) WAN
4 30 (50.00%) Cisco
5 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 27 (45.00%) VMware
7 26 (43.33%) DNS
7 26 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 21 (35.00%) TCP/IP
9 21 (35.00%) DHCP
10 20 (33.33%) VPN
10 20 (33.33%) Windows
11 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 14 (23.33%) OSPF
13 14 (23.33%) CCNP
14 13 (21.67%) Juniper
15 12 (20.00%) MPLS
15 12 (20.00%) CCNA
15 12 (20.00%) WLAN
15 12 (20.00%) BGP
15 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (20.00%) NetScaler
16 11 (18.33%) Wireless
16 11 (18.33%) Citrix
17 10 (16.67%) VoIP

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (15.00%) Office 365
2 6 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Yammer
3 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 36 (60.00%) LAN
3 35 (58.33%) WAN
4 26 (43.33%) DNS
5 21 (35.00%) DHCP
5 21 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 20 (33.33%) VPN
7 14 (23.33%) OSPF
8 12 (20.00%) BGP
8 12 (20.00%) MPLS
8 12 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 12 (20.00%) WLAN
9 11 (18.33%) Wireless
10 10 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (16.67%) Skype
10 10 (16.67%) VoIP
11 8 (13.33%) EIGRP
11 8 (13.33%) IPsec
11 8 (13.33%) SAN
12 7 (11.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.00%) LDAP
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (13.33%) Fat Client
3 8 (13.33%) PKI
3 8 (13.33%) Thin Client
4 7 (11.67%) Clustering
5 6 (10.00%) BBC
6 2 (3.33%) Handset
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) CCTV
7 1 (1.67%) CESG
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.33%) Linux
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.00%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
1 10 (16.67%) Network Design
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 7 (11.67%) Change Control
3 7 (11.67%) High Availability
3 7 (11.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 7 (11.67%) Security Management
4 6 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.33%) Network Management
6 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
8 2 (3.33%) CRM
8 2 (3.33%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.33%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.33%) Security Patching
8 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VB
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.33%) CCNP
3 12 (20.00%) CCNA
4 9 (15.00%) CCIE
4 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) CCA
5 8 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (11.67%) CCDP
7 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
8 3 (5.00%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.33%) CCENT
9 2 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (3.33%) CCSA
9 2 (3.33%) HNC
9 2 (3.33%) MCP
9 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.67%) MCSE
10 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (15.00%) XenApp
5 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (13.33%) DFS Replication
7 6 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (10.00%) XenServer
8 2 (3.33%) Firmware
8 2 (3.33%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.33%) Cacti
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.67%) OpenView
5 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Cisco
2 27 (45.00%) VMware
3 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (21.67%) Juniper
5 11 (18.33%) Citrix
6 9 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (13.33%) F5
8 7 (11.67%) Riverbed
9 6 (10.00%) Dell
9 6 (10.00%) Rackspace
9 6 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (10.00%) Virgin Media
10 4 (6.67%) Aruba
10 4 (6.67%) Nortel
11 3 (5.00%) HP
11 3 (5.00%) Oracle
12 2 (3.33%) Brocade
12 2 (3.33%) Qualys
12 2 (3.33%) Sonus
12 2 (3.33%) Veeam