Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 373 385
Rank change year-on-year +30 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing VLAN 96 254 289
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.39% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 3.68% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 164 137
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £216 £213 £213
90th Percentile £562 £588 £526
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -26.92% -15.58%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.01 £17.53
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.00 £88.88
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £25.34 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.28% -22.05% -15.58%

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 3,789 6,909 7,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.31% 14.34% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,066 4,048 4,389
Median daily rate £400 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +0.65%
10th Percentile £165 £200 £198
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 412 550
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.44% -1.62%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £30.03 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.27% +3.85% -4.88%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK excluding London

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend 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 3 June 2020. 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 +56 41 £414 +3.50% 7
North of England +76 21 £400 +10.21% 13
South West +47 12 £425 +3.03% 6
East of England +52 11 £788 +43.18% 3
North West +50 11 £500 -6.54% 4
Scotland +44 10 £450 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +68 8 £325 +38.30% 7
North East +29 2 £300 -7.69% 2
Midlands +58 1 - - 6
West Midlands +48 1 - - 4
VLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 63 (65.63%) Cisco
2 62 (64.58%) Firewall
3 51 (53.13%) Windows
4 49 (51.04%) LAN
5 43 (44.79%) WAN
6 36 (37.50%) VMware
7 34 (35.42%) VPN
8 33 (34.38%) Active Directory
9 32 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (32.29%) BGP
10 31 (32.29%) DHCP
11 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
11 28 (29.17%) Windows Server
12 27 (28.13%) DNS
12 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
13 26 (27.08%) MPLS
13 26 (27.08%) OSPF
14 23 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (22.92%) Juniper
16 21 (21.88%) TCP/IP
17 20 (20.83%) Wireless
17 20 (20.83%) Migration
17 20 (20.83%) IPsec
17 20 (20.83%) Azure
17 20 (20.83%) F5
18 19 (19.79%) Office 365
18 19 (19.79%) Data Centre
18 19 (19.79%) CCNP
19 18 (18.75%) ITIL
19 18 (18.75%) SCCM

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 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.21%) IIS
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.08%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.83%) Azure
2 19 (19.79%) Office 365
3 13 (13.54%) AWS
4 6 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.17%) IaaS
5 4 (4.17%) PaaS
6 3 (3.13%) GitHub
7 2 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.08%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.08%) SaaS
8 1 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.04%) GCP
8 1 (1.04%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (64.58%) Firewall
2 49 (51.04%) LAN
3 43 (44.79%) WAN
4 34 (35.42%) VPN
5 31 (32.29%) BGP
5 31 (32.29%) DHCP
6 27 (28.13%) DNS
7 26 (27.08%) MPLS
7 26 (27.08%) OSPF
8 21 (21.88%) TCP/IP
9 20 (20.83%) IPsec
9 20 (20.83%) Wireless
10 14 (14.58%) SNMP
11 13 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (13.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (12.50%) EIGRP
13 11 (11.46%) VoIP
14 10 (10.42%) Spanning Tree
14 10 (10.42%) SSL
15 9 (9.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.08%) OLTP
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.08%) Power BI
3 1 (1.04%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.13%) GitLab
2 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 2 (2.08%) Ant
3 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.04%) TestLink
General
1 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.29%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.13%) Local Government
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Architect
3 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) Network Architect
5 11 (11.46%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Security Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
11 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Security Architect
11 4 (4.17%) Storage Manager
11 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (3.13%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.21%) REST
3 4 (4.17%) Middleware
4 3 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.13%) gRPC
4 3 (3.13%) RESTful
4 3 (3.13%) Swagger
4 3 (3.13%) Web Services
5 2 (2.08%) .NET
5 2 (2.08%) JSON
5 2 (2.08%) LDAP
5 2 (2.08%) OAuth
5 2 (2.08%) OpenID
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.08%) SAML
5 2 (2.08%) SOAP
5 2 (2.08%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.08%) XSL
5 2 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) PKI
3 6 (6.25%) Clustering
3 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.17%) Replication
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.08%) User Experience
7 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.04%) CESG
8 1 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.13%) Windows
2 28 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (10.42%) Linux
4 10 (10.42%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.17%) VMS
8 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (3.13%) CentOS
9 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.13%) Unix
10 2 (2.08%) AIX
10 2 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.04%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) Migration
2 18 (18.75%) ITIL
3 17 (17.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.46%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.42%) Network Design
6 10 (10.42%) Network Management
6 10 (10.42%) Project Delivery
7 9 (9.38%) High Availability
8 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.29%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.29%) DevOps
10 6 (6.25%) Change Management
10 6 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 6 (6.25%) Network Planning
10 6 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (6.25%) Service Management
11 5 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (5.21%) Post-Production
11 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) Python
2 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.21%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) C#
4 3 (3.13%) Go
5 2 (2.08%) AWK
5 2 (2.08%) Java
5 2 (2.08%) Jython
5 2 (2.08%) Perl
5 2 (2.08%) sed
5 2 (2.08%) VB
5 2 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 32 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 19 (19.79%) CCNP
4 15 (15.63%) CCNA
4 15 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.46%) CCIE
6 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.25%) MCSE
7 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.17%) CCDP
9 3 (3.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (3.13%) Degree
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.08%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.08%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.04%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.33%) VMware NSX
5 7 (7.29%) XenApp
6 5 (5.21%) vSphere
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (3.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.13%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.13%) Docker
8 3 (3.13%) NFS
8 3 (3.13%) VMware Server
8 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (6.25%) Ansible
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.17%) Puppet
4 4 (4.17%) SCOM
4 4 (4.17%) SCOrch
4 4 (4.17%) Terraform
4 4 (4.17%) vRealize
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.13%) Grafana
5 3 (3.13%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.13%) Packer
5 3 (3.13%) Prometheus
5 3 (3.13%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (65.63%) Cisco
2 36 (37.50%) VMware
3 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 22 (22.92%) Juniper
5 20 (20.83%) F5
6 15 (15.63%) Citrix
6 15 (15.63%) Palo Alto
7 13 (13.54%) Dell
8 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 8 (8.33%) EMC
10 7 (7.29%) CheckPoint
11 6 (6.25%) HP
11 6 (6.25%) NetApp
12 5 (5.21%) Aruba
12 5 (5.21%) EqualLogic
13 4 (4.17%) Sophos
14 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
14 3 (3.13%) Brocade
14 3 (3.13%) McAfee
14 3 (3.13%) Splunk