Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 309 271
Rank change year-on-year +14 -38 -37
Contract jobs citing VLAN 83 70 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 2.42% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 49
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £173 £237 £261
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £93.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.30% - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -35.06% +71.11%

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 2,629 2,894 3,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.43% 17.55% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,555 1,764
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £226
90th Percentile £575 £566 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 145 198
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.62% -22.35% -31.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.54 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 18 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2019. 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
Hampshire -6 36 £380 -15.56% 16
Surrey -5 19 £395 -2.47% 6
Thames Valley +18 18 £370 +19.35% 9
Berkshire +8 17 £370 +20.33% 3
West Sussex -16 8 £413 +17.86% 3
Kent - 2 £375 - 5
Buckinghamshire +21 1 - - 6
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 (49.40%) Cisco
2 40 (48.19%) VMware
3 39 (46.99%) Firewall
4 38 (45.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (42.17%) DNS
5 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
5 35 (42.17%) Windows
6 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
7 31 (37.35%) WAN
8 30 (36.14%) LAN
8 30 (36.14%) Citrix
9 27 (32.53%) XenApp
9 27 (32.53%) XenDesktop
10 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (31.33%) Dell
10 26 (31.33%) Windows Server
11 25 (30.12%) iSCSI
12 24 (28.92%) ITIL
13 23 (27.71%) NetScaler
14 22 (26.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (26.51%) DHCP
14 22 (26.51%) VMware ESXi
15 21 (25.30%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (24.10%) Office 365
16 20 (24.10%) PowerShell
16 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
16 20 (24.10%) VPN
16 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (21.69%) SCCM

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 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.46%) Skype for Business
3 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.20%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (24.10%) Office 365
3 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (10.84%) Yammer
6 8 (9.64%) IaaS
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.61%) SaaS
8 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (46.99%) Firewall
2 35 (42.17%) DNS
3 31 (37.35%) WAN
4 30 (36.14%) LAN
5 25 (30.12%) iSCSI
6 23 (27.71%) NetScaler
7 22 (26.51%) DHCP
8 21 (25.30%) Fibre Channel
9 20 (24.10%) VPN
10 16 (19.28%) MPLS
10 16 (19.28%) SAN
10 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
11 14 (16.87%) BGP
12 12 (14.46%) Skype
13 10 (12.05%) Network Security
13 10 (12.05%) OSPF
14 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (9.64%) VoIP
14 8 (9.64%) VSAN
14 8 (9.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.82%) MariaDB
1 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
1 4 (4.82%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.20%) TestPartner
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 16 (19.28%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.64%) Consultant
2 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) NOC Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (7.23%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Node.js
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
1 15 (18.07%) Fat Client
1 15 (18.07%) PKI
1 15 (18.07%) Thin Client
2 14 (16.87%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) BBC
3 6 (7.23%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.82%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.61%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) BYOD
6 2 (2.41%) Handset
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.20%) Tandem
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.17%) Windows
2 26 (31.33%) Windows Server
3 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.07%) Linux
5 9 (10.84%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) ITIL
2 22 (26.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (18.07%) Migration
4 14 (16.87%) Application Packaging
5 13 (15.66%) High Availability
6 11 (13.25%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (10.84%) Network Architecture
7 9 (10.84%) Network Design
8 8 (9.64%) Patch Management
8 8 (9.64%) Problem Management
8 8 (9.64%) Server Monitoring
8 8 (9.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
9 7 (8.43%) Proactive Monitoring
10 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.02%) Change Control
11 5 (6.02%) Change Management
11 5 (6.02%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.46%) SQL
3 9 (10.84%) Python
4 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (18.07%) CCNA
3 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) CCA
5 10 (12.05%) CCNP
5 10 (12.05%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (9.64%) MCSE
6 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (8.43%) CCDP
7 7 (8.43%) CCIE
8 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.82%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.41%) HNC
9 2 (2.41%) MCP
9 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (45.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
3 27 (32.53%) XenApp
3 27 (32.53%) XenDesktop
4 22 (26.51%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
6 14 (16.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (16.87%) XenServer
7 12 (14.46%) NFS
8 10 (12.05%) DFS Replication
9 9 (10.84%) VMware NSX
9 9 (10.84%) vSphere
10 4 (4.82%) BIND 9
10 4 (4.82%) KVM
10 4 (4.82%) Postfix
11 2 (2.41%) Firmware
11 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) SCCM
2 14 (16.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (10.84%) Ansible
4 8 (9.64%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (9.64%) vCenter Server
4 8 (9.64%) vRealize
4 8 (9.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (6.02%) Terraform
6 3 (3.61%) Netcool
7 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.41%) SCOM
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.20%) Nagios
8 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (49.40%) Cisco
2 40 (48.19%) VMware
3 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
4 30 (36.14%) Citrix
5 26 (31.33%) Dell
6 14 (16.87%) EMC
7 12 (14.46%) Juniper
8 9 (10.84%) F5
9 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.23%) Rackspace
10 6 (7.23%) Riverbed
10 6 (7.23%) Virgin Media
11 5 (6.02%) HP
11 5 (6.02%) McAfee
12 4 (4.82%) Mirantis
12 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
13 3 (3.61%) BMC
13 3 (3.61%) NetApp
13 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto