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 3 months to 23 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)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 218 218
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 34 44 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.49% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 2.51% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 28
Median daily rate £391 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +9.72% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1332 1756 1836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.59% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 972 902
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 123 119
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +16 16 £403 -5.17% 4
West Sussex +17 6 £395 -12.22% 1
Berkshire +2 6 £300 +27.65% 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £125 - 1
Oxfordshire -10 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 63 (70.79%) Cisco
2 58 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (50.56%) Security Cleared
4 42 (47.19%) Firewall
5 39 (43.82%) LAN
5 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
6 37 (41.57%) WAN
7 36 (40.45%) OSPF
8 34 (38.20%) CCNP
9 32 (35.96%) CCNA
9 32 (35.96%) VPN
9 32 (35.96%) BGP
10 24 (26.97%) MPLS
10 24 (26.97%) CCDP
11 23 (25.84%) Juniper
12 22 (24.72%) Windows
12 22 (24.72%) VMware
13 21 (23.60%) CCIE
14 18 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (19.10%) DNS
15 17 (19.10%) DHCP
16 16 (17.98%) Network Design
17 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
18 13 (14.61%) Office 365
18 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
19 12 (13.48%) Cisco Prime
19 12 (13.48%) Migration
19 12 (13.48%) Junos
19 12 (13.48%) Cisco IOS
19 12 (13.48%) Data Centre

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 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.12%) G Suite
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (47.19%) Firewall
2 39 (43.82%) LAN
3 37 (41.57%) WAN
4 36 (40.45%) OSPF
5 32 (35.96%) BGP
5 32 (35.96%) VPN
6 24 (26.97%) MPLS
7 17 (19.10%) DHCP
7 17 (19.10%) DNS
8 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
9 12 (13.48%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (13.48%) Junos
10 10 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (11.24%) VPLS
11 9 (10.11%) VoIP
12 8 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (8.99%) DAB
12 8 (8.99%) NetScaler
13 7 (7.87%) DMVPN
13 7 (7.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.25%) Ant
2 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.25%) Gerrit
2 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (38.20%) Network Engineer
2 21 (23.60%) Architect
3 17 (19.10%) Network Architect
4 10 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Author
7 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Technical Author
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Virtualisation Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Network Support
9 4 (4.49%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.37%) Data Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Design Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) RFC 2547
1 2 (2.25%) YAML
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.87%) BBC
2 7 (7.87%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
3 3 (3.37%) STB
4 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) IPTV
5 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Windows
2 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
3 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) AIX
5 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.25%) Debian
6 2 (2.25%) Solaris
6 2 (2.25%) Unix
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.12%) Android
7 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.12%) VyOS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Network Design
2 12 (13.48%) Migration
3 10 (11.24%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.11%) ITIL
5 7 (7.87%) eTOM
6 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.74%) Network Management
7 3 (3.37%) DevOps
8 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.25%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.25%) Data Security
8 2 (2.25%) High Availability
8 2 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.25%) Scrum
8 2 (2.25%) Server Building
8 2 (2.25%) User Stories
9 1 (1.12%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.12%) Change Control
9 1 (1.12%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.12%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) Perl
1 4 (4.49%) PHP
1 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.37%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) Python
3 2 (2.25%) Ruby
3 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (50.56%) Security Cleared
3 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
4 34 (38.20%) CCNP
5 32 (35.96%) CCNA
6 24 (26.97%) CCDP
7 21 (23.60%) CCIE
8 11 (12.36%) JNCIA
8 11 (12.36%) JNCIS
9 8 (8.99%) CCDA
10 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.37%) Degree
12 2 (2.25%) CCIP
13 1 (1.12%) CCSP
13 1 (1.12%) CISSP
13 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.12%) MCSE
13 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.12%) OCP
13 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) NFS
5 2 (2.25%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.12%) KVM
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (5.62%) Puppet
3 3 (3.37%) Ansible
3 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.37%) SCCM
4 2 (2.25%) Control-M
4 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.25%) OpenView
4 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.25%) vMotion
5 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.12%) Nagios
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 63 (70.79%) Cisco
2 23 (25.84%) Juniper
3 22 (24.72%) VMware
4 11 (12.36%) F5
5 8 (8.99%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.99%) Virgin Media
6 7 (7.87%) Rackspace
6 7 (7.87%) Riverbed
7 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.49%) Brocade
9 3 (3.37%) HP
10 2 (2.25%) BT
10 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.25%) Veritas
11 1 (1.12%) Aruba
11 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.12%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (1.12%) Ubiquiti
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