Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 469 431
Rank change year-on-year -55 -38 +32
Contract jobs citing VLAN 395 496 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 3.02% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 293 386
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £181 £219 £213
90th Percentile £500 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £346
% change year-on-year -4.29% +1.08% +25.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 31
UK median hourly rate £14.87 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.54% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £33.06 £47.50 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -60.68% +86.05% -21.82%

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 14034 16407 15981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.53% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8536 9905 9237
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 843 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.97 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 16 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 18 November 2017. 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 -30 354 £350 - 58
UK excluding London -14 235 £335 -4.29% 49
London -41 150 £375 +1.35% 13
South East +7 64 £315 -10.00% 11
North of England +43 50 £344 -14.06% 19
North West +22 42 £325 -18.75% 13
Midlands +5 38 £400 +42.86% 6
South West +2 26 £313 -3.85% 6
East of England -26 26 £294 -12.24% 3
West Midlands +16 24 £415 +38.33% 2
Wales +29 21 £350 - 3
East Midlands +5 14 £288 +19.79% 4
Scotland -15 9 £344 -1.79% 1
Yorkshire +6 5 £280 -30.00% 5
North East +66 3 £400 +68.42% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VLAN.

1 194 (49.11%) Firewall
2 192 (48.61%) Cisco
3 178 (45.06%) Windows
4 138 (34.94%) Active Directory
5 136 (34.43%) LAN
6 132 (33.42%) WAN
7 127 (32.15%) VPN
8 125 (31.65%) DNS
9 114 (28.86%) VMware
10 111 (28.10%) TCP/IP
11 110 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
12 103 (26.08%) DHCP
13 102 (25.82%) Windows Server
14 100 (25.32%) Microsoft
15 84 (21.27%) OSPF
16 81 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 80 (20.25%) BGP
17 80 (20.25%) CCNP
18 79 (20.00%) MPLS
19 74 (18.73%) Security Cleared
20 69 (17.47%) Network Security
21 66 (16.71%) Linux
22 65 (16.46%) ITIL
22 65 (16.46%) CCNA
23 64 (16.20%) Migration
24 61 (15.44%) Juniper
25 60 (15.19%) Citrix
26 59 (14.94%) HP
27 58 (14.68%) Office 365
28 56 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012

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 43 (10.89%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.34%) IIS
3 23 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.29%) Apache
4 13 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.53%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.76%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.76%) JBoss
11 3 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (4.56%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.27%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.68%) Office 365
2 46 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.80%) IaaS
5 12 (3.04%) PaaS
6 8 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.52%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.52%) SaaS
8 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.76%) Akamai
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.76%) G Suite
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
11 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 194 (49.11%) Firewall
2 136 (34.43%) LAN
3 132 (33.42%) WAN
4 127 (32.15%) VPN
5 125 (31.65%) DNS
6 111 (28.10%) TCP/IP
7 103 (26.08%) DHCP
8 84 (21.27%) OSPF
9 80 (20.25%) BGP
10 79 (20.00%) MPLS
11 69 (17.47%) Network Security
12 55 (13.92%) Wireless
13 54 (13.67%) SAN
14 52 (13.16%) VoIP
15 40 (10.13%) EIGRP
16 32 (8.10%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (7.85%) Ethernet
18 30 (7.59%) Internet
19 27 (6.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.51%) MySQL
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.52%) JIRA
4 5 (1.27%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.27%) git-flow
4 5 (1.27%) Maven
5 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (10.13%) Finance
2 30 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.30%) Banking
4 14 (3.54%) Billing
5 10 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.03%) Retail
6 8 (2.03%) Romanian Language
7 7 (1.77%) Back Office
8 6 (1.52%) Legal
9 4 (1.01%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (37.47%) Network Engineer
2 30 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 30 (7.59%) Support Engineer
3 28 (7.09%) Architect
4 27 (6.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 25 (6.33%) Consultant
6 23 (5.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (5.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 20 (5.06%) Analyst
7 20 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (3.80%) Administrator
9 15 (3.80%) IT Support
9 15 (3.80%) Security Consultant
9 15 (3.80%) Security Engineer
10 14 (3.54%) Test Engineer
11 12 (3.04%) Migration Engineer
12 11 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.53%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.54%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.29%) .NET
3 7 (1.77%) J2EE
3 7 (1.77%) Web Services
4 6 (1.52%) JSON
4 6 (1.52%) LAMP
5 5 (1.27%) COM
6 4 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.01%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.51%) Middleware
7 2 (0.51%) RESTful
7 2 (0.51%) SOAP
8 1 (0.25%) Core Data
8 1 (0.25%) Kafka
8 1 (0.25%) REST
8 1 (0.25%) VML
8 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.67%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.78%) Clustering
4 11 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.77%) iPad
5 7 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.27%) Fintech
7 5 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.01%) CCTV
8 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.01%) FMCG
8 4 (1.01%) iPhone
8 4 (1.01%) PKI
8 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 178 (45.06%) Windows
2 102 (25.82%) Windows Server
3 66 (16.71%) Linux
4 56 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (10.13%) Windows 7
7 36 (9.11%) Windows 10
8 32 (8.10%) Unix
9 31 (7.85%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (3.29%) CentOS
11 13 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.28%) Solaris
13 8 (2.03%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.77%) SUSE
15 6 (1.52%) AIX
16 5 (1.27%) Android
16 5 (1.27%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.27%) Ubuntu
17 4 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.46%) ITIL
2 64 (16.20%) Migration
3 32 (8.10%) Network Design
4 30 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 29 (7.34%) Change Management
5 29 (7.34%) Load Balancing
6 27 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (6.08%) High Availability
7 24 (6.08%) SIEM
8 23 (5.82%) Project Management
9 19 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (4.81%) Network Management
10 18 (4.56%) ITIL V3
11 17 (4.30%) DevOps
11 17 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (4.05%) Test Management
13 15 (3.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.89%) SQL
2 28 (7.09%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.57%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.06%) Perl
5 19 (4.81%) Python
6 11 (2.78%) C
7 9 (2.28%) Java
8 7 (1.77%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.52%) Korn
10 5 (1.27%) Groovy
10 5 (1.27%) PHP
11 4 (1.01%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.76%) C-shell
12 3 (0.76%) Ruby
13 2 (0.51%) C++
14 1 (0.25%) C#
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.25%) CCNP
3 74 (18.73%) Security Cleared
4 65 (16.46%) CCNA
5 49 (12.41%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.84%) DV Cleared
7 26 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (6.08%) Degree
9 20 (5.06%) CCIE
10 19 (4.81%) CISSP
11 15 (3.80%) MCSA
11 15 (3.80%) MCSE
12 12 (3.04%) CISM
13 11 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (2.78%) ISEB
13 11 (2.78%) JNCIS
13 11 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
14 8 (2.03%) CCVP
15 7 (1.77%) CCDP
16 5 (1.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.56%) SLA
2 15 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.01%) GDPR
4 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.51%) PMO
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
System Software
1 138 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 81 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.35%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.32%) vSphere
5 17 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.80%) XenApp
7 14 (3.54%) VMware NSX
8 13 (3.29%) ProxySG
9 12 (3.04%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.77%) NFS
11 7 (1.77%) XenServer
12 5 (1.27%) iptables
12 5 (1.27%) Samba
13 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.76%) Docker
14 3 (0.76%) KVM
14 3 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 50 (12.66%) SCCM
2 20 (5.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (5.06%) SCOM
3 14 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (3.29%) Nagios
4 13 (3.29%) Puppet
5 12 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (2.78%) Ansible
7 8 (2.03%) AirWatch
7 8 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.77%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.77%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.77%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.52%) Cacti
9 6 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (1.27%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 192 (48.61%) Cisco
2 114 (28.86%) VMware
3 100 (25.32%) Microsoft
4 61 (15.44%) Juniper
5 60 (15.19%) Citrix
6 59 (14.94%) HP
7 49 (12.41%) CheckPoint
8 40 (10.13%) F5
9 34 (8.61%) SolarWinds
10 26 (6.58%) Palo Alto
11 23 (5.82%) Dell
12 21 (5.32%) Blue Coat
12 21 (5.32%) Oracle
13 18 (4.56%) IBM
14 15 (3.80%) Brocade
14 15 (3.80%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.29%) Aruba
16 12 (3.04%) BMC
16 12 (3.04%) Red Hat
17 11 (2.78%) Apple