Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 405 465 532
Rank change year-on-year +60 +67 -12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 129 365 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 3.24% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 234 240
Median daily rate £450 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.87% -8.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £189 £212
90th Percentile £531 £538 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £355 £380
% change year-on-year +24.65% -6.58% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 31
Median hourly rate £111.25 £32.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.96% -18.35% +102.56%
10th Percentile £49.63 £15.13 £25.00
90th Percentile £177.88 £46.00 £54.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +40.00%

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 4,209 11,275 13,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 13.31% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,417 6,807 8,200
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 618 665
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +68.42% -1.30%
10th Percentile £14.48 £13.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.20 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +25.00% -2.26%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 13 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 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 +81 115 £450 +24.14% 71
UK excluding London +92 72 £443 +24.65% 60
London +125 47 £450 +12.50% 13
South East +117 47 £455 +40.00% 23
Work from Home -88 19 £450 -10.00% 8
South West +94 8 £328 -27.11% 3
North of England +97 6 £288 -14.18% 16
Scotland +80 6 £283 - 2
Yorkshire +69 4 £300 +15.38% 9
East of England +79 3 £505 +75.65% 9
North West +72 2 £275 -31.25% 6
Midlands +51 2 £345 -12.66% 7
East Midlands +47 1 £165 -55.10% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 83 (64.34%) Firewall
2 63 (48.84%) Windows
3 57 (44.19%) VMware
4 56 (43.41%) Cisco
5 55 (42.64%) Linux
6 50 (38.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (35.66%) Security Cleared
7 46 (35.66%) Windows Server
8 40 (31.01%) JIRA
9 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
9 39 (30.23%) Ansible
10 38 (29.46%) vSphere
10 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2016
11 37 (28.68%) SC Cleared
11 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
12 36 (27.91%) WAN
12 36 (27.91%) SNMP
12 36 (27.91%) Git (software)
13 35 (27.13%) Windows 10
13 35 (27.13%) VPN
13 35 (27.13%) DNS
13 35 (27.13%) LAN
14 34 (26.36%) Configuration Management
14 34 (26.36%) DevOps
14 34 (26.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (26.36%) Puppet
15 33 (25.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 33 (25.58%) CentOS
15 33 (25.58%) Jenkins

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 5 (3.88%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) Apache
2 4 (3.10%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.55%) SAS
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.55%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.71%) GitHub
2 18 (13.95%) AWS
3 17 (13.18%) Azure
4 11 (8.53%) Office 365
5 6 (4.65%) SaaS
6 5 (3.88%) PaaS
7 3 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.33%) IaaS
7 3 (2.33%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.78%) G Suite
9 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 83 (64.34%) Firewall
2 36 (27.91%) SNMP
2 36 (27.91%) WAN
3 35 (27.13%) DNS
3 35 (27.13%) LAN
3 35 (27.13%) VPN
4 28 (21.71%) Reverse Proxy
5 26 (20.16%) DHCP
6 23 (17.83%) TCP/IP
7 21 (16.28%) BGP
7 21 (16.28%) MPLS
8 16 (12.40%) OSPF
9 15 (11.63%) IPsec
10 13 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (9.30%) SAN
12 9 (6.98%) Internet
12 9 (6.98%) Wireless
13 8 (6.20%) HTTP
13 8 (6.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (2.33%) Power BI
3 2 (1.55%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.55%) OLTP
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.78%) HBase
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (31.01%) JIRA
2 36 (27.91%) Git (software)
3 33 (25.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 33 (25.58%) Jenkins
4 28 (21.71%) GitLab
5 4 (3.10%) Maven
5 4 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.55%) Ant
7 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.78%) TestRail
General
1 16 (12.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.65%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) International Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Architect
6 11 (8.53%) Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Unified Communications Specialist
11 4 (3.10%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) REST
2 18 (13.95%) RESTful
3 17 (13.18%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (13.18%) gRPC
3 17 (13.18%) Swagger
4 14 (10.85%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.65%) LDAP
6 4 (3.10%) YAML
7 3 (2.33%) SOAP
7 3 (2.33%) XML
8 2 (1.55%) JSON
8 2 (1.55%) Middleware
8 2 (1.55%) OAuth
8 2 (1.55%) OpenID
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.55%) SAML
8 2 (1.55%) Web Services
8 2 (1.55%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.55%) XSL
8 2 (1.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.33%) Clustering
4 3 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.55%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.55%) IPTV
5 2 (1.55%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.78%) ASIC
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (48.84%) Windows
2 55 (42.64%) Linux
3 46 (35.66%) Windows Server
4 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (27.13%) Windows 10
6 34 (26.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (25.58%) CentOS
8 9 (6.98%) Ubuntu
9 8 (6.20%) Debian
10 7 (5.43%) VMS
11 6 (4.65%) Unix
11 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (3.10%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (3.10%) Fedora
12 4 (3.10%) NetWare
12 4 (3.10%) Solaris
12 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (2.33%) AIX
14 2 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Configuration Management
1 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
1 34 (26.36%) DevOps
2 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.71%) Continuous Deployment
3 28 (21.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 19 (14.73%) Microservices
5 18 (13.95%) Systems Engineering
6 17 (13.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (10.08%) ITIL
9 12 (9.30%) Load Balancing
9 12 (9.30%) Migration
10 11 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (8.53%) Network Segmentation
11 10 (7.75%) Change Management
11 10 (7.75%) Network Management
11 10 (7.75%) Network Virtualisation
12 9 (6.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 32 (24.81%) Python
3 24 (18.60%) Bash Shell
4 17 (13.18%) C#
4 17 (13.18%) Go
5 5 (3.88%) Perl
6 4 (3.10%) C
6 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.33%) SQL
8 2 (1.55%) AWK
8 2 (1.55%) Java
8 2 (1.55%) Jython
8 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 2 (1.55%) sed
8 2 (1.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 46 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.68%) SC Cleared
3 25 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (15.50%) CCNP
5 12 (9.30%) CCNA
6 10 (7.75%) Degree
7 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (5.43%) CCIE
9 6 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) CISSP
11 3 (2.33%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.33%) MCSE
12 1 (0.78%) CCDP
12 1 (0.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.78%) MCITP
12 1 (0.78%) RHCE
12 1 (0.78%) RHCT
12 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) GDPR
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.55%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (38.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (29.46%) vSphere
3 28 (21.71%) Docker
4 21 (16.28%) Active Directory
5 8 (6.20%) VMware NSX
6 5 (3.88%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.88%) NFS
7 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.10%) XenApp
8 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.33%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.55%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.55%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.78%) Firmware
10 1 (0.78%) HDFS
10 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (30.23%) Ansible
2 34 (26.36%) Puppet
3 30 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (21.71%) Kubernetes
4 28 (21.71%) Packer
4 28 (21.71%) Terraform
5 17 (13.18%) Grafana
5 17 (13.18%) Prometheus
5 17 (13.18%) ZABBIX
6 7 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (3.10%) vMotion
8 3 (2.33%) SCCM
8 3 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.55%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.55%) Nagios
9 2 (1.55%) OPNET
9 2 (1.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (44.19%) VMware
2 56 (43.41%) Cisco
3 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
4 31 (24.03%) Atlassian
5 29 (22.48%) Splunk
6 25 (19.38%) EMC
7 24 (18.60%) Dell
8 17 (13.18%) Juniper
9 16 (12.40%) F5
10 12 (9.30%) CheckPoint
11 11 (8.53%) ForeScout
12 9 (6.98%) Meraki
12 9 (6.98%) Palo Alto
13 8 (6.20%) Citrix
14 7 (5.43%) HP
14 7 (5.43%) NetApp
15 6 (4.65%) Avaya
15 6 (4.65%) Blue Coat
15 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
16 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds