Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 292 267
Rank change year-on-year +61 -25 +52
Contract jobs citing VLAN 118 97 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.68% 3.75% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 62
South East median daily rate £388 £352 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -6.07% -12.79%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £213
90th Percentile £591 £450 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
South East median hourly rate £35.25 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.41% - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27% +148.39%

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 2,521 2,586 2,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.89% 15.13% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,497 1,352 1,506
South East median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £213
90th Percentile £578 £575 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.06% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 149 174
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.01% +42.89% -32.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.21% -24.68%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +1 45 £380 +1.33% 17
Thames Valley +25 31 £373 -0.67% 16
Berkshire +1 22 £350 -6.67% 10
West Sussex +18 18 £388 +29.17% 10
Surrey +33 13 £388 +13.97% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £525 +40.00% 1
Kent -3 7 £434 +65.08% 7
Middlesex - 3 £238 - 1
VLAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 66 (55.93%) Firewall
2 62 (52.54%) Windows
3 55 (46.61%) Cisco
4 54 (45.76%) DNS
5 49 (41.53%) Active Directory
6 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
7 47 (39.83%) VMware
8 44 (37.29%) Windows Server
9 42 (35.59%) WAN
10 41 (34.75%) VPN
10 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (31.36%) LAN
12 36 (30.51%) Office 365
13 35 (29.66%) TCP/IP
14 34 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 33 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (27.12%) DHCP
17 30 (25.42%) Citrix
17 30 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
17 30 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
19 26 (22.03%) Windows 10
20 25 (21.19%) Linux
20 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (18.64%) XenApp
21 22 (18.64%) ITIL
21 22 (18.64%) BGP
22 21 (17.80%) MPLS
22 21 (17.80%) SCCM
22 21 (17.80%) F5

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 28 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.56%) MS Exchange
3 15 (12.71%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.24%) IIS
5 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.85%) Apache
7 1 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.51%) Office 365
2 34 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (27.97%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (9.32%) IaaS
6 7 (5.93%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (5.08%) Yammer
8 5 (4.24%) OneDrive
8 5 (4.24%) PaaS
9 2 (1.69%) SaaS
10 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (55.93%) Firewall
2 54 (45.76%) DNS
3 42 (35.59%) WAN
4 41 (34.75%) VPN
5 37 (31.36%) LAN
6 35 (29.66%) TCP/IP
7 32 (27.12%) DHCP
8 22 (18.64%) BGP
9 21 (17.80%) MPLS
10 18 (15.25%) Network Security
10 18 (15.25%) OSPF
11 17 (14.41%) iSCSI
12 15 (12.71%) NetScaler
12 15 (12.71%) Skype
13 14 (11.86%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (11.86%) VoIP
14 12 (10.17%) Ethernet
15 10 (8.47%) HSRP
15 10 (8.47%) IPsec
15 10 (8.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.69%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.69%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) JIRA
1 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.78%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Games
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (18.64%) Network Engineer
3 17 (14.41%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Architect
5 10 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.08%) IT Support
10 5 (4.24%) Network Support
10 5 (4.24%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (3.39%) Juniper Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) NOC Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.69%) Node.js
3 1 (0.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.85%) POSIX
3 1 (0.85%) Qt
3 1 (0.85%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.17%) Fat Client
2 12 (10.17%) Thin Client
3 11 (9.32%) Clustering
4 7 (5.93%) BYOD
5 6 (5.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.24%) PKI
7 4 (3.39%) BBC
7 4 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.54%) Replication
9 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.85%) LPAR
10 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.54%) Windows
2 44 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (22.03%) Windows 10
4 25 (21.19%) Linux
4 25 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.69%) CentOS
9 2 (1.69%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.85%) uClinux
10 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (18.64%) ITIL
3 15 (12.71%) Migration
4 10 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.47%) Architectural Design
4 10 (8.47%) DevOps
4 10 (8.47%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.47%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (7.63%) Network Design
5 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (6.78%) High Availability
6 8 (6.78%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.78%) Security Testing
6 8 (6.78%) Test Automation
7 6 (5.08%) Application Packaging
7 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.08%) Server Monitoring
7 6 (5.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.56%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) Python
4 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) C++
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.95%) CCNA
2 20 (16.95%) CCNP
3 15 (12.71%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.93%) CCA
6 7 (5.93%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (5.08%) CCIE
7 6 (5.08%) MCSE
7 6 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.39%) CCDP
8 4 (3.39%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.69%) Degree
9 2 (1.69%) MCSA
10 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.64%) XenApp
4 19 (16.10%) Hyper-V
5 18 (15.25%) XenDesktop
6 16 (13.56%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (6.78%) NFS
7 8 (6.78%) vSphere
8 7 (5.93%) VMware NSX
9 6 (5.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (5.08%) DFS Replication
9 6 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.54%) BitLocker
11 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.54%) Terminal Server
11 3 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.69%) Firmware
12 2 (1.69%) Postfix
12 2 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (17.80%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (10.17%) Ansible
4 10 (8.47%) Terraform
5 8 (6.78%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
7 6 (5.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (5.08%) vCenter Server
7 6 (5.08%) vRealize
7 6 (5.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 5 (4.24%) SCOM
9 3 (2.54%) Cacti
9 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (46.61%) Cisco
2 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
3 47 (39.83%) VMware
4 30 (25.42%) Citrix
5 21 (17.80%) F5
6 16 (13.56%) CheckPoint
7 15 (12.71%) Dell
7 15 (12.71%) Juniper
8 14 (11.86%) EMC
9 9 (7.63%) HP
10 8 (6.78%) McAfee
11 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.08%) Palo Alto
12 6 (5.08%) Riverbed
12 6 (5.08%) SolarWinds
12 6 (5.08%) Veeam
13 5 (4.24%) NetApp
13 5 (4.24%) Oracle
14 4 (3.39%) Sophos
14 4 (3.39%) Virgin Media