Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 478 528 509
Rank change year-on-year +50 -19 +31
Contract jobs citing VLAN 395 402 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 2.92% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 217 249
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £213 £216 £173
90th Percentile £610 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +3.33% +6.84% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 18
UK median hourly rate £25.67 £29.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -24.68% +148.39%
10th Percentile £16.67 £19.88 £17.20
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.67 £29.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -11.48% -24.68% +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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,791 13,745 12,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 13.26% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,251 8,451 7,822
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £205
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £386
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.27% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 762 767
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.73% -21.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.75% +5.26% -24.00%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 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
England +39 364 £400 - 218
UK excluding London +8 255 £388 +3.33% 177
London +70 139 £475 +11.76% 51
South East +54 117 £388 +10.01% 56
North of England +25 37 £325 -27.78% 51
South West -26 31 £450 +40.63% 16
Midlands -15 24 £395 +24.41% 29
East of England -8 18 £550 +22.22% 15
Wales +12 17 £425 +58.14% 2
North West +6 16 £345 -24.92% 27
West Midlands -11 13 £406 -15.58% 21
North East +33 12 £325 -27.78% 4
East Midlands +23 11 £255 -15.00% 8
Scotland +22 10 £360 +2.49% 8
Yorkshire +26 9 £235 - 20

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for VLAN.

1 222 (56.20%) Firewall
2 211 (53.42%) Cisco
3 169 (42.78%) VPN
4 152 (38.48%) WAN
5 151 (38.23%) Windows
6 141 (35.70%) LAN
7 137 (34.68%) Cisco Certification
8 131 (33.16%) DNS
9 124 (31.39%) TCP/IP
10 122 (30.89%) Active Directory
11 117 (29.62%) OSPF
12 108 (27.34%) BGP
13 107 (27.09%) Microsoft
14 93 (23.54%) Windows Server
15 91 (23.04%) DHCP
15 91 (23.04%) VMware
15 91 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 87 (22.03%) MPLS
16 87 (22.03%) F5
17 86 (21.77%) Wireless
18 82 (20.76%) CCNP
19 77 (19.49%) CCNA
20 72 (18.23%) ITIL
20 72 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
21 70 (17.72%) Network Security
22 65 (16.46%) Office 365
23 64 (16.20%) Linux
24 63 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
25 59 (14.94%) Citrix
26 58 (14.68%) Data Centre

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 35 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.61%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.82%) IIS
4 20 (5.06%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.04%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.28%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.77%) Apache
9 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.25%) JBoss
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 91 (23.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (16.46%) Office 365
3 63 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.05%) IaaS
5 16 (4.05%) PaaS
6 13 (3.29%) SaaS
7 7 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.52%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.52%) Yammer
9 5 (1.27%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) GitHub
13 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.25%) Slack
13 1 (0.25%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 222 (56.20%) Firewall
2 169 (42.78%) VPN
3 152 (38.48%) WAN
4 141 (35.70%) LAN
5 131 (33.16%) DNS
6 124 (31.39%) TCP/IP
7 117 (29.62%) OSPF
8 108 (27.34%) BGP
9 91 (23.04%) DHCP
10 87 (22.03%) MPLS
11 86 (21.77%) Wireless
12 70 (17.72%) Network Security
13 46 (11.65%) EIGRP
14 45 (11.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 45 (11.39%) IPsec
15 42 (10.63%) VoIP
16 41 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (9.87%) Ethernet
18 39 (9.87%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.28%) MySQL
3 4 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.51%) Big Data
5 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.01%) Hudson
5 3 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.76%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) GitLab
6 2 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (8.61%) Finance
2 19 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.29%) Legal
4 10 (2.53%) Banking
4 10 (2.53%) Law
5 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.01%) Marketing
6 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.01%) Publishing
6 4 (1.01%) Retail
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) German Language
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) International Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 161 (40.76%) Network Engineer
2 50 (12.66%) Architect
3 49 (12.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 44 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.10%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.82%) Network Architect
7 22 (5.57%) Consultant
8 20 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (4.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 16 (4.05%) Security Architect
11 13 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.04%) Administrator
12 12 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
13 11 (2.78%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) IT Support
13 11 (2.78%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
14 10 (2.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 10 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.10%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.27%) XML
3 4 (1.01%) JSON
3 4 (1.01%) LDAP
3 4 (1.01%) Middleware
4 3 (0.76%) .NET
4 3 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.76%) LAMP
4 3 (0.76%) Node.js
4 3 (0.76%) Web Services
5 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 2 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.51%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.51%) YAML
6 1 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.25%) JSP
6 1 (0.25%) Qt
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) Spring
6 1 (0.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.06%) Clustering
4 19 (4.81%) PKI
5 15 (3.80%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.04%) Fat Client
7 12 (3.04%) Thin Client
8 11 (2.78%) Replication
9 9 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (2.03%) BYOD
10 8 (2.03%) NHS
10 8 (2.03%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.01%) BBC
13 4 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.01%) SCADA
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 151 (38.23%) Windows
2 93 (23.54%) Windows Server
3 64 (16.20%) Linux
4 43 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (8.35%) Windows 10
6 29 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.08%) Unix
8 18 (4.56%) CentOS
9 15 (3.80%) Debian
10 12 (3.04%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.52%) VMS
15 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.27%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.23%) ITIL
2 58 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (11.39%) Migration
3 45 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (7.59%) Load Balancing
5 29 (7.34%) Change Management
6 27 (6.84%) DevOps
7 26 (6.58%) High Availability
8 24 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (5.82%) Risk Management
10 21 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (5.32%) Information Security
10 21 (5.32%) Network Design
11 20 (5.06%) Network Architecture
11 20 (5.06%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (4.30%) Data Protection
14 16 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (4.05%) Network Management
15 15 (3.80%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.87%) PowerShell
2 31 (7.85%) SQL
3 29 (7.34%) Python
4 18 (4.56%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.28%) Perl
6 7 (1.77%) Java
7 5 (1.27%) C
7 5 (1.27%) VB
8 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.76%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) AWK
10 2 (0.51%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.51%) C#
10 2 (0.51%) C-shell
10 2 (0.51%) Go
10 2 (0.51%) sed
11 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 137 (34.68%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (20.76%) CCNP
3 77 (19.49%) CCNA
4 50 (12.66%) Security Cleared
5 42 (10.63%) CCIE
6 35 (8.86%) SC Cleared
7 25 (6.33%) CISSP
8 24 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (4.05%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.54%) Degree
10 14 (3.54%) MCSE
11 11 (2.78%) CCDP
12 10 (2.53%) AWS Certification
12 10 (2.53%) IISP
13 8 (2.03%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.77%) CCA
14 7 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.52%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.52%) MCSA
15 6 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.30%) PCI DSS
1 17 (4.30%) SLA
2 8 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.77%) GDPR
4 6 (1.52%) QA
5 4 (1.01%) COBIT
6 3 (0.76%) NIST
7 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.51%) PMO
7 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 122 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 72 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.61%) Hyper-V
3 34 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (6.58%) XenApp
5 22 (5.57%) XenDesktop
6 17 (4.30%) Docker
7 13 (3.29%) NFS
7 13 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.29%) vSphere
8 9 (2.28%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.03%) KVM
10 7 (1.77%) Firmware
11 6 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (1.52%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.27%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.01%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (8.10%) SCCM
2 23 (5.82%) Ansible
3 16 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (3.80%) Cacti
4 15 (3.80%) Nagios
5 13 (3.29%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.78%) Terraform
7 10 (2.53%) CASB
7 10 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (2.03%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.03%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.03%) vRealize
10 7 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.77%) Stealthwatch
10 7 (1.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.52%) Puppet
11 6 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (53.42%) Cisco
2 107 (27.09%) Microsoft
3 91 (23.04%) VMware
4 87 (22.03%) F5
5 59 (14.94%) Citrix
6 57 (14.43%) CheckPoint
7 56 (14.18%) Palo Alto
8 53 (13.42%) Juniper
9 46 (11.65%) HP
10 45 (11.39%) SolarWinds
11 24 (6.08%) Aruba
11 24 (6.08%) Dell
12 19 (4.81%) Aerohive Networks
12 19 (4.81%) EMC
12 19 (4.81%) Riverbed
13 18 (4.56%) Meraki
14 17 (4.30%) Infoblox
14 17 (4.30%) McAfee
14 17 (4.30%) Red Hat
15 16 (4.05%) Veeam