Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 507 398
Rank change year-on-year +14 -109 +85
Contract jobs citing VLAN 386 434 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 2.55% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 252 396
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £164 £220 £205
90th Percentile £525 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +1.74% +6.15% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 29
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.04% -23.33% -15.45%
10th Percentile £16.20 £11.26 £14.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.38 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +102.41% -3.49% -21.82%

VLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13170 17048 16301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.72% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7887 10347 9178
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 822 972
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.25 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +22.87% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.02
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £20.55
% change year-on-year -32.08% +28.95% +6.75%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +14 363 £361 +3.21% 96
UK excluding London +31 248 £351 +1.74% 70
London +7 130 £375 +4.17% 31
South East +32 80 £350 -12.50% 19
North of England +93 70 £361 +5.47% 27
North West +45 48 £375 +3.09% 13
South West +9 38 £219 -32.69% 4
Midlands +3 28 £400 +23.08% 10
Yorkshire +46 17 £349 +16.25% 12
West Midlands +12 16 £400 +23.08% 5
East of England -38 16 £389 +29.67% 5
Scotland +30 12 £368 +3.66% 4
East Midlands -13 11 £291 -13.70% 5
North East +52 5 £400 +60.00% 2
Wales +6 2 £236 -37.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 202 (52.33%) Firewall
2 201 (52.07%) Cisco
3 150 (38.86%) Windows
4 138 (35.75%) VPN
4 138 (35.75%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (34.46%) LAN
6 130 (33.68%) WAN
7 117 (30.31%) Active Directory
8 109 (28.24%) DNS
9 106 (27.46%) TCP/IP
10 102 (26.42%) OSPF
10 102 (26.42%) VMware
11 94 (24.35%) CCNP
12 93 (24.09%) BGP
13 83 (21.50%) DHCP
14 82 (21.24%) MPLS
15 79 (20.47%) Security Cleared
16 78 (20.21%) Microsoft
17 76 (19.69%) CCNA
18 75 (19.43%) Windows Server
19 71 (18.39%) ITIL
19 71 (18.39%) Migration
20 67 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 65 (16.84%) Juniper
22 63 (16.32%) Data Centre
23 62 (16.06%) SC Cleared
24 56 (14.51%) Network Security
25 50 (12.95%) VoIP
26 49 (12.69%) Citrix
27 46 (11.92%) Wi-Fi

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 29 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.48%) IIS
3 12 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.07%) Apache
5 7 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.30%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.78%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.78%) JBoss
8 3 (0.78%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.52%) nginx
10 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.59%) Office 365
2 30 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.81%) IaaS
4 7 (1.81%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.04%) G Suite
7 4 (1.04%) SaaS
8 3 (0.78%) Akamai
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.78%) PaaS
9 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 202 (52.33%) Firewall
2 138 (35.75%) VPN
3 133 (34.46%) LAN
4 130 (33.68%) WAN
5 109 (28.24%) DNS
6 106 (27.46%) TCP/IP
7 102 (26.42%) OSPF
8 93 (24.09%) BGP
9 83 (21.50%) DHCP
10 82 (21.24%) MPLS
11 56 (14.51%) Network Security
12 50 (12.95%) VoIP
13 46 (11.92%) Wi-Fi
14 43 (11.14%) Wireless
15 38 (9.84%) SAN
16 36 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (8.81%) Cisco IOS
17 34 (8.81%) SNMP
18 31 (8.03%) EIGRP
19 30 (7.77%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.30%) MS Access
4 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.78%) MySQL
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Redis
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Ant
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
5 1 (0.26%) Redmine
General
1 38 (9.84%) Finance
2 36 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.66%) Banking
3 18 (4.66%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.85%) Military
5 7 (1.81%) Legal
6 6 (1.55%) Back Office
7 5 (1.30%) Law
7 5 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.04%) Billing
9 3 (0.78%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (32.38%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.44%) Architect
3 37 (9.59%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 30 (7.77%) Network Architect
6 28 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 21 (5.44%) Consultant
7 21 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (4.66%) Analyst
11 17 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (3.89%) Network Support
13 14 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.63%) Network Support Engineer
14 13 (3.37%) Administrator
14 13 (3.37%) Security Engineer
15 12 (3.11%) IT Support
16 11 (2.85%) NOC Engineer
16 11 (2.85%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.15%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.37%) .NET
3 7 (1.81%) Web Services
4 6 (1.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.55%) J2EE
5 5 (1.30%) HTML
5 5 (1.30%) jQuery
5 5 (1.30%) LAMP
5 5 (1.30%) XML
6 4 (1.04%) COM
7 3 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (0.78%) RESTful
7 3 (0.78%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.52%) Middleware
8 2 (0.52%) YAML
9 1 (0.26%) OAuth
9 1 (0.26%) SAML
9 1 (0.26%) SOAP
9 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.32%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.66%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.07%) Clustering
6 7 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.55%) Fintech
7 6 (1.55%) iPad
7 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.55%) PKI
8 5 (1.30%) BBC
9 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) FMCG
9 4 (1.04%) iPhone
9 4 (1.04%) NHS
9 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.78%) BYOD
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 150 (38.86%) Windows
2 75 (19.43%) Windows Server
3 45 (11.66%) Linux
4 44 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (8.55%) Windows 7
7 29 (7.51%) Windows 10
8 25 (6.48%) Windows 8
9 21 (5.44%) Unix
10 18 (4.66%) Solaris
11 13 (3.37%) AIX
12 10 (2.59%) CentOS
12 10 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.81%) SUSE
14 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.30%) Android
15 5 (1.30%) HPUX
16 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.39%) ITIL
1 71 (18.39%) Migration
2 45 (11.66%) Network Design
3 34 (8.81%) Load Balancing
4 31 (8.03%) Network Management
5 26 (6.74%) Change Management
6 20 (5.18%) Project Management
7 17 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.63%) DevOps
9 14 (3.63%) Network Virtualisation
10 13 (3.37%) High Availability
10 13 (3.37%) Service Management
10 13 (3.37%) SIEM
11 12 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.11%) SOA
12 11 (2.85%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (2.85%) Web Filtering
13 10 (2.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.55%) SQL
2 29 (7.51%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.63%) Java
3 14 (3.63%) Perl
4 9 (2.33%) Python
5 8 (2.07%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.81%) C
7 6 (1.55%) C#
8 5 (1.30%) Delphi
8 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.30%) PHP
9 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.78%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.78%) C-shell
10 3 (0.78%) Korn
10 3 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (35.75%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (24.35%) CCNP
3 79 (20.47%) Security Cleared
4 76 (19.69%) CCNA
5 62 (16.06%) SC Cleared
6 31 (8.03%) CCIE
7 26 (6.74%) CCDP
8 23 (5.96%) Degree
8 23 (5.96%) DV Cleared
9 21 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (4.15%) JNCIS
11 14 (3.63%) MCSE
12 9 (2.33%) CCDA
12 9 (2.33%) CISSP
12 9 (2.33%) JNCIE
13 8 (2.07%) MCSA
14 7 (1.81%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.30%) CCVP
16 5 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.92%) SLA
2 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.04%) COBIT
4 4 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) GMP
5 3 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 117 (30.31%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (8.81%) Hyper-V
4 24 (6.22%) VMware NSX
5 14 (3.63%) vSphere
6 12 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.33%) XenApp
8 7 (1.81%) XenServer
9 6 (1.55%) KVM
9 6 (1.55%) NFS
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.04%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.78%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.78%) iptables
11 3 (0.78%) Samba
11 3 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (9.07%) SCCM
2 24 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.89%) Puppet
4 11 (2.85%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.85%) SCOM
5 9 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.07%) Ansible
6 8 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (2.07%) Nagios
7 7 (1.81%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.81%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.30%) Cacti
9 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.30%) OpenView
10 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.04%) SCSM
11 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 201 (52.07%) Cisco
2 102 (26.42%) VMware
3 78 (20.21%) Microsoft
4 65 (16.84%) Juniper
5 49 (12.69%) Citrix
6 43 (11.14%) CheckPoint
7 40 (10.36%) HP
8 38 (9.84%) F5
9 34 (8.81%) SolarWinds
10 20 (5.18%) Oracle
10 20 (5.18%) Palo Alto
11 19 (4.92%) Dell
11 19 (4.92%) NetApp
12 17 (4.40%) Meraki
13 14 (3.63%) SonicWALL
14 13 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.37%) Riverbed
15 12 (3.11%) Brocade
15 12 (3.11%) Red Hat
15 12 (3.11%) Sophos