Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 312 249
Rank change year-on-year +2 -63 +48
Contract jobs citing VLAN 66 69 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 2.18% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 109
South East median daily rate £323 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £262
90th Percentile £513 £500 £475
England median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
South East median hourly rate £26.25 - £35.00
10th Percentile £25.63 - £16.25
90th Percentile £26.88 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.93% - -18.18%

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 2949 3165 3514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.98% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1803 1886
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £527 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 221 243
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £46.09 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -10 25 £310 -11.43% 4
Hampshire +13 20 £420 +18.17% 3
Berkshire -18 13 £300 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +13 9 £320 - 1
West Sussex -1 8 £293 -29.13% 1
Surrey -10 7 £405 -33.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -24 3 £425 +41.67% 2
Middlesex +6 2 £325 -35.00%
East Sussex - 2 £375 - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 40 (60.61%) LAN
2 35 (53.03%) Cisco
3 32 (48.48%) VMware
4 31 (46.97%) Firewall
5 27 (40.91%) Windows
6 26 (39.39%) Security Cleared
7 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (37.88%) WAN
8 22 (33.33%) OSPF
9 21 (31.82%) BGP
9 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
10 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
10 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
11 19 (28.79%) CCNA
12 17 (25.76%) CCNP
13 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
13 16 (24.24%) Office 365
14 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
14 15 (22.73%) DV Cleared
14 15 (22.73%) DHCP
14 15 (22.73%) DNS
15 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
15 14 (21.21%) Windows 10
16 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (19.70%) VPN
17 12 (18.18%) Juniper
17 12 (18.18%) Network Security
18 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (16.67%) Windows 8

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 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Office 365
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.55%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.03%) IaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) PaaS
6 1 (1.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (60.61%) LAN
2 31 (46.97%) Firewall
3 25 (37.88%) WAN
4 22 (33.33%) OSPF
5 21 (31.82%) BGP
6 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
7 15 (22.73%) DHCP
7 15 (22.73%) DNS
8 13 (19.70%) VPN
9 12 (18.18%) Network Security
10 11 (16.67%) MPLS
11 6 (9.09%) FTP
12 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (7.58%) Ethernet
12 5 (7.58%) PBX
12 5 (7.58%) VoIP
13 4 (6.06%) SAN
13 4 (6.06%) Symposium
13 4 (6.06%) Wireless
14 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Billing
3 3 (4.55%) Back Office
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (9.09%) Analyst
2 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Consultant
3 5 (7.58%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Technical Support
5 3 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) BBC
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.52%) Fintech
5 1 (1.52%) Handset
5 1 (1.52%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) SCADA
5 1 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.21%) Windows 10
3 14 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 10 (15.15%) Linux
7 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 4 (6.06%) CentOS
9 3 (4.55%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.52%) Solaris
11 1 (1.52%) SUSE
11 1 (1.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) Migration
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 7 (10.61%) Network Design
4 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.58%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.03%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.03%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (1.52%) eTOM
8 1 (1.52%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.52%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.55%) Python
3 2 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (28.79%) CCNA
4 17 (25.76%) CCNP
5 15 (22.73%) DV Cleared
5 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.06%) MCSE
8 3 (4.55%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
8 3 (4.55%) MCP
8 3 (4.55%) MCSA
9 2 (3.03%) CCDP
9 2 (3.03%) CCIE
9 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.52%) CCA
10 1 (1.52%) CCDA
10 1 (1.52%) CCSA
10 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.64%) VMware NSX
4 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.61%) XenApp
5 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.55%) XenServer
8 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.52%) Docker
8 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.52%) vCloud
8 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 6 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.55%) Puppet
4 2 (3.03%) Ansible
4 2 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.52%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.52%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.52%) vMotion
5 1 (1.52%) vRealize
5 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (53.03%) Cisco
2 32 (48.48%) VMware
3 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.18%) Juniper
5 9 (13.64%) Citrix
6 8 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.61%) Dell
7 7 (10.61%) HP
8 6 (9.09%) Apple
8 6 (9.09%) Avaya
8 6 (9.09%) Symantec
9 5 (7.58%) Forcepoint
9 5 (7.58%) MobileIron
9 5 (7.58%) Polycom
10 4 (6.06%) Canon
10 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.55%) Draytek
11 3 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.55%) SonicWALL