Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 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
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 492 504 543
Rank change year-on-year +12 +39 -67
Contract jobs citing VLAN 201 399 371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 3.26% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 285 224
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +13.48%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £250
90th Percentile £530 £573 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 15
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.67 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% +2.66% -35.05%
10th Percentile £22.54 £17.09 £12.90
90th Percentile £52.13 £46.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.63
% change year-on-year +30.00% -2.45% -33.44%

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 8,403 12,230 13,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.62% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,929 7,531 8,260
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.23%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 566 722
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -3.81% -9.58%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.06
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.50% -9.24%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN.

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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
England +13 185 £400 -1.23% 102
UK excluding London +46 148 £400 - 98
South East +45 54 £400 -2.44% 26
London +78 52 £405 -10.00% 11
North of England +36 25 £400 +17.50% 27
East of England +29 20 £288 -23.33% 9
West Midlands +47 17 £263 -46.54% 10
Midlands +39 17 £263 -41.34% 11
South West +36 17 £340 -15.00% 18
North West +23 12 £500 +8.11% 20
Yorkshire +50 10 £325 +1.56% 4
Scotland +31 10 £450 +66.67% 5
Wales +14 4 £350 -17.65% 2
North East +12 3 £325 -10.34% 3
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 with a requirement for VLAN.

1 127 (63.18%) Firewall
2 113 (56.22%) Cisco
3 102 (50.75%) Windows
4 95 (47.26%) LAN
5 87 (43.28%) WAN
6 85 (42.29%) Active Directory
7 80 (39.80%) VMware
8 69 (34.33%) VPN
9 67 (33.33%) DNS
10 64 (31.84%) DHCP
11 59 (29.35%) Windows Server
12 58 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
15 47 (23.38%) TCP/IP
16 43 (21.39%) BGP
17 42 (20.90%) MPLS
18 41 (20.40%) Wireless
18 41 (20.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 40 (19.90%) CCNP
20 39 (19.40%) Data Centre
21 38 (18.91%) OSPF
22 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
23 35 (17.41%) Citrix
24 34 (16.92%) ITIL
24 34 (16.92%) Office 365
25 32 (15.92%) IPsec
26 31 (15.42%) Juniper
26 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2016
27 30 (14.93%) Azure

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 28 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.98%) IIS
3 8 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.00%) Apache
6 2 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.50%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Houdini
3 1 (0.50%) Maya
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.92%) Office 365
2 30 (14.93%) Azure
3 21 (10.45%) AWS
4 8 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.00%) G Suite
6 2 (1.00%) GitHub
6 2 (1.00%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.00%) PaaS
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.50%) GCP
7 1 (0.50%) Heroku
7 1 (0.50%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (63.18%) Firewall
2 95 (47.26%) LAN
3 87 (43.28%) WAN
4 69 (34.33%) VPN
5 67 (33.33%) DNS
6 64 (31.84%) DHCP
7 47 (23.38%) TCP/IP
8 43 (21.39%) BGP
9 42 (20.90%) MPLS
10 41 (20.40%) Wireless
11 38 (18.91%) OSPF
12 32 (15.92%) IPsec
13 28 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (13.93%) VoIP
14 24 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (11.94%) Network Security
15 20 (9.95%) HSRP
15 20 (9.95%) Spanning Tree
16 19 (9.45%) SNMP
17 18 (8.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) MySQL
3 2 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Redis
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.00%) GitLab
1 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.00%) JIRA
1 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.50%) CF BOSH
2 1 (0.50%) TestLink
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.98%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.49%) French Language
4 5 (2.49%) German Language
4 5 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Law
5 3 (1.49%) Local Government
5 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Marketing
6 2 (1.00%) Military
6 2 (1.00%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (35.82%) Network Engineer
2 37 (18.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (12.44%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.46%) Architect
5 16 (7.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (7.96%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Network Architect
7 12 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.48%) IT Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) IT Support
11 8 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.99%) LDAP
3 3 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.49%) gRPC
3 3 (1.49%) REST
3 3 (1.49%) RESTful
3 3 (1.49%) Swagger
4 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.00%) Middleware
4 2 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) Jinja
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.50%) SAML
5 1 (0.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.46%) PKI
3 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.47%) Clustering
4 10 (4.98%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.98%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.49%) Replication
7 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.49%) User Experience
7 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.00%) CESG
8 2 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 102 (50.75%) Windows
2 59 (29.35%) Windows Server
3 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2016
4 27 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (11.94%) Windows 10
6 23 (11.44%) Linux
7 19 (9.45%) Windows 7
7 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.48%) Unix
8 7 (3.48%) VMS
9 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.99%) CentOS
10 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.00%) Android
11 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (16.92%) ITIL
3 26 (12.94%) Migration
4 19 (9.45%) Project Delivery
5 18 (8.96%) Network Management
6 17 (8.46%) High Availability
7 16 (7.96%) Network Design
7 16 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.47%) Load Balancing
9 10 (4.98%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.98%) DevOps
10 9 (4.48%) Asset Management
10 9 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (4.48%) Service Management
11 8 (3.98%) Change Management
11 8 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.98%) Network Virtualisation
12 7 (3.48%) Project Management
12 7 (3.48%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.43%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.96%) SQL
3 14 (6.97%) Python
4 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.99%) VB
5 3 (1.49%) C
5 3 (1.49%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) Go
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) Tcl
6 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (19.90%) CCNP
3 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
4 23 (11.44%) CCNA
5 20 (9.95%) CCIE
6 19 (9.45%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.97%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.98%) MCSE
8 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.99%) CCDP
10 5 (2.49%) CCIE Security
10 5 (2.49%) Degree
10 5 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.49%) CCSP
11 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.50%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) SLA
2 7 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.49%) QA
4 4 (1.99%) GDPR
5 2 (1.00%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (42.29%) Active Directory
2 54 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.43%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.46%) XenApp
5 12 (5.97%) vSphere
6 10 (4.98%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.98%) DFS Replication
8 7 (3.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (3.48%) Docker
8 7 (3.48%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.49%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (1.00%) NFS
14 1 (0.50%) Firmware
14 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (14.43%) SCCM
2 11 (5.47%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.98%) Ansible
3 8 (3.98%) SCOM
4 7 (3.48%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.48%) Terraform
5 6 (2.99%) Puppet
6 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.99%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.99%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.99%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.99%) vRealize
8 3 (1.49%) Packer
8 3 (1.49%) TrustSec
8 3 (1.49%) vMotion
8 3 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (56.22%) Cisco
2 80 (39.80%) VMware
3 51 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 35 (17.41%) Citrix
5 31 (15.42%) Juniper
6 26 (12.94%) Palo Alto
7 20 (9.95%) F5
8 18 (8.96%) Dell
9 14 (6.97%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.97%) EMC
11 11 (5.47%) Aruba
11 11 (5.47%) HP
12 10 (4.98%) Google
13 9 (4.48%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.48%) McAfee
14 8 (3.98%) NetApp
15 7 (3.48%) Arista
15 7 (3.48%) EqualLogic
16 6 (2.99%) Veritas
17 5 (2.49%) Fortinet