Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 11 November 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 440 412
Rank change year-on-year +47 -28 +5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 230 228 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.51% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.85% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 125 153
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £380 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% -2.22%
10th Percentile £206 £181 £175
90th Percentile £530 £500 £463
UK median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +40.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £25.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.00 £39.85
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £39.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -18.35% +102.56% -22.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,933 7,990 8,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.28% 14.66% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,929 4,369 4,754
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £170
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 482 579
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £18.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.03% -4.54% -22.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.00 £46.27
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +39.47% -2.88% -14.64%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 November 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
South East +77 102 £325 -13.33% 56
Midlands +50 41 £395 +17.04% 31
West Midlands +52 34 £395 -7.06% 23
North of England +6 30 £335 -11.26% 35
South West +5 26 £450 +12.50% 22
East of England +19 15 £288 -23.33% 23
North West +3 15 £400 +1.91% 17
Wales +29 13 £413 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +24 10 £300 - 13
East Midlands +14 7 £368 +10.94% 8
North East -1 5 £330 -9.59% 5
Scotland +19 2 - - 2
South Coast - 1 - -
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 140 (60.87%) Firewall
2 116 (50.43%) Cisco
3 100 (43.48%) Windows
4 96 (41.74%) Active Directory
5 94 (40.87%) WAN
6 84 (36.52%) VPN
7 83 (36.09%) DNS
7 83 (36.09%) LAN
8 72 (31.30%) Microsoft
9 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
10 66 (28.70%) VMware
11 65 (28.26%) DHCP
12 60 (26.09%) TCP/IP
13 58 (25.22%) Windows Server
14 53 (23.04%) OSPF
15 52 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (22.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 48 (20.87%) CCNA
17 43 (18.70%) BGP
18 42 (18.26%) Office 365
19 41 (17.83%) MPLS
20 39 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
21 38 (16.52%) CCNP
22 36 (15.65%) Data Centre
23 35 (15.22%) PowerShell
24 34 (14.78%) Juniper
24 34 (14.78%) SSL
24 34 (14.78%) Wireless
25 32 (13.91%) SCCM
25 32 (13.91%) F5

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 29 (12.61%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.87%) Apache
5 2 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.26%) Office 365
2 27 (11.74%) Azure
3 18 (7.83%) AWS
4 10 (4.35%) IaaS
4 10 (4.35%) Yammer
5 8 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.48%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (2.61%) PaaS
7 5 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.74%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.30%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.30%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.87%) G Suite
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.43%) Route 53
11 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (60.87%) Firewall
2 94 (40.87%) WAN
3 84 (36.52%) VPN
4 83 (36.09%) DNS
4 83 (36.09%) LAN
5 65 (28.26%) DHCP
6 60 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 53 (23.04%) OSPF
8 43 (18.70%) BGP
9 41 (17.83%) MPLS
10 34 (14.78%) SSL
10 34 (14.78%) Wireless
11 28 (12.17%) Network Security
12 27 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (11.74%) Skype
13 22 (9.57%) HSRP
14 20 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (8.70%) VoIP
15 19 (8.26%) Ethernet
15 19 (8.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.30%) Power BI
2 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.96%) Finance
3 12 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.74%) Publishing
5 2 (0.87%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (11.30%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.13%) Architect
5 17 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (5.65%) Analyst
8 12 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.22%) Desktop Support
8 12 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.78%) IP Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.35%) IP Network Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) Network Analyst
11 9 (3.91%) Network Specialist
11 9 (3.91%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.26%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.17%) Web Services
3 2 (0.87%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) POSIX
4 1 (0.43%) Qt
4 1 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.43%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.09%) Fat Client
2 14 (6.09%) Thin Client
3 12 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.78%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.17%) Clustering
8 5 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.17%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.30%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.30%) MPEG
9 3 (1.30%) NHS
9 3 (1.30%) Replication
9 3 (1.30%) Tandem
10 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.87%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 100 (43.48%) Windows
2 58 (25.22%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (13.91%) Windows 10
5 29 (12.61%) Linux
6 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.35%) CentOS
8 9 (3.91%) Debian
9 8 (3.48%) Unix
10 5 (2.17%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.74%) VMS
12 2 (0.87%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.43%) AIX
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.43%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (12.61%) ITIL
3 28 (12.17%) Migration
4 17 (7.39%) Load Balancing
5 16 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.52%) Network Design
7 13 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.65%) Project Delivery
7 13 (5.65%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.22%) Change Management
9 10 (4.35%) Network Management
10 9 (3.91%) Network Virtualisation
10 9 (3.91%) Proactive Monitoring
11 8 (3.48%) Capacity Management
11 8 (3.48%) Change Control
11 8 (3.48%) Information Security
11 8 (3.48%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.48%) Security Management
11 8 (3.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.22%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (0.87%) C
3 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
3 2 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.43%) C++
4 1 (0.43%) Perl
4 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.87%) CCNA
3 38 (16.52%) CCNP
4 28 (12.17%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.52%) CCIE
6 14 (6.09%) CCA
6 14 (6.09%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (5.65%) DV Cleared
8 12 (5.22%) SC Cleared
9 9 (3.91%) CCDP
9 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.61%) MCSE
11 5 (2.17%) Degree
12 4 (1.74%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.30%) MCSA
13 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.87%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) SLA
2 7 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.74%) GDPR
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 96 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 52 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.83%) XenApp
4 17 (7.39%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (6.96%) XenDesktop
6 14 (6.09%) DFS Replication
7 6 (2.61%) Firmware
8 4 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.30%) vSphere
10 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.87%) KVM
10 2 (0.87%) NFS
10 2 (0.87%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.43%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.43%) Postfix
11 1 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 32 (13.91%) SCCM
2 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.04%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.17%) SCOM
5 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.74%) WSUS
6 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.30%) Nessus
6 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.30%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.30%) Terraform
7 2 (0.87%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.87%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.43%) Cacti
8 1 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 116 (50.43%) Cisco
2 72 (31.30%) Microsoft
3 66 (28.70%) VMware
4 34 (14.78%) Juniper
5 32 (13.91%) F5
6 27 (11.74%) CheckPoint
6 27 (11.74%) Citrix
7 24 (10.43%) SolarWinds
8 16 (6.96%) McAfee
9 15 (6.52%) Palo Alto
10 14 (6.09%) Meraki
10 14 (6.09%) Veeam
11 12 (5.22%) Aruba
12 10 (4.35%) Dell
12 10 (4.35%) Riverbed
13 9 (3.91%) HP
14 8 (3.48%) Avaya
14 8 (3.48%) Google
15 7 (3.04%) Aerohive Networks
15 7 (3.04%) Oracle