Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 456 523 517
Rank change year-on-year +67 -6 -26
Contract jobs citing VLAN 365 397 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 2.92% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 236 262
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £186 £210 £175
90th Percentile £538 £510 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 10
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £39.50 £25.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.35% +54.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £15.13 £25.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £46.00 £54.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% -34.38%

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 11,271 13,617 13,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.31% 13.16% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,807 8,200 8,316
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £605 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 665 733
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -1.30% -15.70%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.36
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.26% -22.24%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +75 345 £361 -9.69% 238
UK excluding London +49 242 £350 -6.67% 196
London +59 121 £400 -4.76% 47
South East +88 112 £325 -13.33% 56
Midlands +57 37 £390 +17.74% 32
North of England +3 31 £330 -8.97% 40
South West -2 31 £450 +12.50% 33
West Midlands +39 30 £390 -8.24% 21
North West +10 16 £388 -1.27% 24
East of England +16 15 £288 -26.28% 30
Wales +27 13 £413 -13.16% 1
Yorkshire +31 11 £260 - 11
East Midlands +28 7 £368 +13.08% 11
North East -1 4 £325 +8.33% 5
Scotland +18 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 204 (55.89%) Firewall
2 197 (53.97%) Cisco
3 149 (40.82%) VPN
3 149 (40.82%) Windows
4 148 (40.55%) Active Directory
5 141 (38.63%) WAN
6 135 (36.99%) LAN
7 118 (32.33%) DNS
8 117 (32.05%) TCP/IP
8 117 (32.05%) Cisco Certification
9 115 (31.51%) Microsoft
10 99 (27.12%) VMware
11 88 (24.11%) DHCP
11 88 (24.11%) Windows Server
12 87 (23.84%) OSPF
13 86 (23.56%) BGP
14 72 (19.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 67 (18.36%) CCNP
15 67 (18.36%) CCNA
15 67 (18.36%) Office 365
16 66 (18.08%) MPLS
17 64 (17.53%) Azure
18 63 (17.26%) Wireless
19 60 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 58 (15.89%) Data Centre
21 56 (15.34%) ITIL
22 55 (15.07%) Linux
22 55 (15.07%) Network Security
23 54 (14.79%) PowerShell
23 54 (14.79%) Cisco ASA

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 40 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.12%) IIS
2 26 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.12%) Skype for Business
3 14 (3.84%) OpenStack
4 13 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.19%) Apache
6 6 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.55%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) Houdini
6 1 (0.27%) Maya
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 67 (18.36%) Office 365
2 64 (17.53%) Azure
3 42 (11.51%) AWS
4 23 (6.30%) PaaS
5 15 (4.11%) IaaS
5 15 (4.11%) SaaS
6 13 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.29%) Yammer
8 9 (2.47%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.92%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.37%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.10%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.27%) G Suite
13 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 204 (55.89%) Firewall
2 149 (40.82%) VPN
3 141 (38.63%) WAN
4 135 (36.99%) LAN
5 118 (32.33%) DNS
6 117 (32.05%) TCP/IP
7 88 (24.11%) DHCP
8 87 (23.84%) OSPF
9 86 (23.56%) BGP
10 66 (18.08%) MPLS
11 63 (17.26%) Wireless
12 55 (15.07%) Network Security
13 54 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (11.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (10.96%) IPsec
16 38 (10.41%) VoIP
17 37 (10.14%) SSL
18 35 (9.59%) Ethernet
18 35 (9.59%) Skype
19 30 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.37%) Power BI
4 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.55%) MySQL
5 2 (0.55%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (4.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) GitLab
3 2 (0.55%) Hudson
3 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.55%) JIRA
3 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (10.41%) Finance
2 23 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.93%) Legal
4 15 (4.11%) Law
5 13 (3.56%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.47%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.64%) Banking
8 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.37%) Publishing
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.82%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Military
10 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 152 (41.64%) Network Engineer
2 50 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (11.78%) Architect
4 40 (10.96%) Support Engineer
5 30 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (6.03%) Analyst
8 21 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (4.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.38%) Network Architect
11 15 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.11%) Security Architect
12 14 (3.84%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (3.56%) Security Engineer
14 12 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.29%) Desktop Support
15 11 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (3.01%) Network Support
15 11 (3.01%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.86%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.19%) LDAP
3 7 (1.92%) Web Services
4 4 (1.10%) Middleware
4 4 (1.10%) XML
5 3 (0.82%) LAMP
6 2 (0.55%) .NET
6 2 (0.55%) J2EE
6 2 (0.55%) JSON
6 2 (0.55%) Node.js
6 2 (0.55%) VML
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.27%) JSP
7 1 (0.27%) POSIX
7 1 (0.27%) Qt
7 1 (0.27%) Servlets
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.30%) PKI
4 16 (4.38%) Fat Client
4 16 (4.38%) Thin Client
5 15 (4.11%) Driving Licence
5 15 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.47%) Clustering
8 6 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.64%) Replication
8 6 (1.64%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.37%) NHS
10 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.10%) SCADA
10 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.10%) Tandem
11 3 (0.82%) FMCG
11 3 (0.82%) IPTV
11 3 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 149 (40.82%) Windows
2 88 (24.11%) Windows Server
3 55 (15.07%) Linux
4 49 (13.42%) Windows 10
5 46 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.58%) Unix
8 15 (4.11%) CentOS
9 12 (3.29%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.01%) Debian
11 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.10%) VMS
13 3 (0.82%) Android
14 2 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.55%) SUSE
14 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 56 (15.34%) ITIL
3 39 (10.68%) Migration
4 36 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (7.95%) Load Balancing
6 24 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.03%) Information Security
8 21 (5.75%) Change Management
8 21 (5.75%) Network Management
9 19 (5.21%) DevOps
9 19 (5.21%) Network Design
9 19 (5.21%) Risk Management
9 19 (5.21%) Security Architecture
10 18 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (4.93%) Service Delivery
11 17 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (4.66%) Data Protection
11 17 (4.66%) Network Virtualisation
12 16 (4.38%) Project Delivery
12 16 (4.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.79%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.49%) SQL
3 11 (3.01%) Python
4 9 (2.47%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.10%) Perl
6 3 (0.82%) C
6 3 (0.82%) Java
6 3 (0.82%) PHP
7 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.55%) Go
8 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.27%) C++
8 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (32.05%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (18.36%) CCNA
2 67 (18.36%) CCNP
3 33 (9.04%) CCIE
4 31 (8.49%) Security Cleared
5 18 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.38%) CCA
6 16 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (4.11%) CISSP
7 15 (4.11%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.84%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.56%) AWS Certification
9 13 (3.56%) IISP
10 9 (2.47%) MCSE
11 8 (2.19%) CCDP
12 7 (1.92%) Degree
13 5 (1.37%) MCSA
14 4 (1.10%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) PCI DSS
1 21 (5.75%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.64%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 148 (40.55%) Active Directory
2 72 (19.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.12%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (6.58%) XenApp
6 19 (5.21%) Docker
7 17 (4.66%) XenDesktop
8 16 (4.38%) DFS Replication
9 8 (2.19%) vSphere
10 7 (1.92%) Firmware
11 6 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.10%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.10%) NFS
12 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.10%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (10.96%) SCCM
2 15 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.84%) FortiGate
4 13 (3.56%) CASB
5 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (2.47%) Backup Exec
7 8 (2.19%) Ansible
7 8 (2.19%) WSUS
8 7 (1.92%) SCOM
8 7 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.92%) Terraform
9 6 (1.64%) Cacti
10 5 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.37%) Iperf
10 5 (1.37%) Stealthwatch
11 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.10%) Puppet
12 3 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 197 (53.97%) Cisco
2 115 (31.51%) Microsoft
3 99 (27.12%) VMware
4 51 (13.97%) F5
5 46 (12.60%) Juniper
6 44 (12.05%) CheckPoint
7 42 (11.51%) Citrix
8 40 (10.96%) SolarWinds
9 38 (10.41%) Palo Alto
10 26 (7.12%) Aruba
11 24 (6.58%) Dell
11 24 (6.58%) Meraki
12 21 (5.75%) HP
13 19 (5.21%) Infoblox
13 19 (5.21%) Riverbed
14 18 (4.93%) McAfee
14 18 (4.93%) Veeam
15 12 (3.29%) Aerohive Networks
15 12 (3.29%) Fortinet
16 11 (3.01%) EMC