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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 478 384
Rank change year-on-year +54 -94  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 177 177 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.32% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 2.09% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 91 171
Median daily rate £384 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £368 £305
% change year-on-year -3.12% +20.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £15.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.45% -56.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.36 £13.25 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £16.90 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +168.33% -57.14%  

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 6380 8486 8228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.19% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3873 5131 4503
Median daily rate £400 £387 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +10.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 360 446
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 167 £380 +2.70% 87
London -8 51 £438 +16.66% 27
South East +36 50 £395 -12.22% 16
North West +48 27 £380 +4.10% 5
South West +9 18 £205 -16.32% 5
Hampshire +10 16 £385 -38.40% 7
Manchester +20 13 £325 - 3
Lancashire +15 11 £450 +31.86% 1
West Sussex +21 10 £395 -12.22% 1
Preston -3 10 £450 +31.86% 1
Scotland +41 9 £390 - 2
Berkshire +29 9 £300 -22.07% 2
City of London +2 9 £425 +9.67% 9
Basingstoke +14 8 £269 - 1
Leeds +24 7 £326 +8.75% 5
Yorkshire +24 7 £326 +8.75% 16
West Yorkshire +23 7 £326 +8.75% 13
Crawley +9 7 £395 -12.22%
Surrey +9 6 £525 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -8 6 £283 -37.22% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £500 -
Glasgow +10 5 £395 -
Bristol +6 5 £325 +41.30% 2
Bracknell - 5 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £500 -
Edinburgh +14 4 £300 -
Wiltshire -1 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £190 - 1
Cheshire +36 3 £368 -4.54%
West Midlands +20 3 £363 -3.33% 7

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 242 (60.80%) Cisco
2 220 (55.28%) Firewall
3 170 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (36.43%) WAN
5 142 (35.68%) LAN
6 141 (35.43%) VPN
7 125 (31.41%) Windows
8 106 (26.63%) CCNA
9 103 (25.88%) MPLS
10 100 (25.13%) OSPF
11 95 (23.87%) BGP
12 94 (23.62%) TCP/IP
13 93 (23.37%) CCNP
14 90 (22.61%) DNS
15 88 (22.11%) VMware
16 86 (21.61%) Security Cleared
17 85 (21.36%) Active Directory
18 77 (19.35%) Juniper
19 74 (18.59%) DHCP
20 67 (16.83%) Microsoft
20 67 (16.83%) Data Centre
21 61 (15.33%) SC Cleared
22 56 (14.07%) Network Security
23 54 (13.57%) Windows Server
24 53 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (13.32%) Wireless
25 51 (12.81%) Migration
26 49 (12.31%) ITIL
26 49 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
27 48 (12.06%) Linux

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 25 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.27%) IIS
5 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.51%) Apache
7 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.50%) CMS
8 2 (0.50%) JBoss
8 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.29%) Office 365
3 18 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.76%) IaaS
5 8 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.01%) PaaS
6 6 (1.51%) Akamai
7 4 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.75%) SaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.25%) G Suite
10 1 (0.25%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 220 (55.28%) Firewall
2 145 (36.43%) WAN
3 142 (35.68%) LAN
4 141 (35.43%) VPN
5 103 (25.88%) MPLS
6 100 (25.13%) OSPF
7 95 (23.87%) BGP
8 94 (23.62%) TCP/IP
9 90 (22.61%) DNS
10 74 (18.59%) DHCP
11 56 (14.07%) Network Security
12 53 (13.32%) Wireless
13 49 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (10.80%) VoIP
15 35 (8.79%) Internet
16 33 (8.29%) IPsec
17 30 (7.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (7.54%) Ethernet
17 30 (7.54%) SNMP
17 30 (7.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (1.76%) MySQL
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.75%) Big Data
5 3 (0.75%) MS Access
5 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.75%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Ant
5 2 (0.50%) JMeter
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 45 (11.31%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.28%) Finance
3 17 (4.27%) Banking
4 14 (3.52%) Military
5 12 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.01%) Legal
7 6 (1.51%) Billing
8 5 (1.26%) Local Government
9 4 (1.01%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Law
10 3 (0.75%) Marketing
10 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.50%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Retail
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (33.17%) Network Engineer
2 58 (14.57%) Architect
3 55 (13.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 45 (11.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 38 (9.55%) Support Engineer
6 35 (8.79%) Network Architect
7 27 (6.78%) Network Support
8 24 (6.03%) Analyst
8 24 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (5.53%) NOC Engineer
10 19 (4.77%) Network Support Engineer
10 19 (4.77%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) Juniper Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Consultant
12 12 (3.02%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) Cisco Architect
13 11 (2.76%) Cisco Network Architect
13 11 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.76%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.76%) Web Services
3 9 (2.26%) Middleware
4 4 (1.01%) .NET
4 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.01%) XML
5 3 (0.75%) HTML
5 3 (0.75%) jQuery
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 2 (0.50%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.50%) YAML
7 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.25%) libvirt
7 1 (0.25%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.25%) RESTful
7 1 (0.25%) Spring
7 1 (0.25%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.25%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (4.02%) NHS
4 11 (2.76%) Clustering
5 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.26%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.26%) Replication
6 9 (2.26%) STB
7 8 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.51%) BBC
8 6 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.51%) IPTV
8 6 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.51%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (1.51%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.75%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 125 (31.41%) Windows
2 54 (13.57%) Windows Server
3 48 (12.06%) Linux
4 44 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (7.54%) Windows 10
7 28 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (6.53%) Unix
9 17 (4.27%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.27%) Solaris
11 8 (2.01%) AIX
12 7 (1.76%) CentOS
12 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.76%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.51%) VMS
14 5 (1.26%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.01%) Android
16 3 (0.75%) Debian
16 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.81%) Migration
2 49 (12.31%) ITIL
3 43 (10.80%) Network Design
4 28 (7.04%) Load Balancing
5 24 (6.03%) Network Management
6 22 (5.53%) High Availability
7 18 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.27%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.52%) DevOps
9 14 (3.52%) Project Management
10 13 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.02%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (3.02%) People Management
12 11 (2.76%) Capacity Management
12 11 (2.76%) Service Management
12 11 (2.76%) SOA
13 10 (2.51%) Server Building
13 10 (2.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 23 (5.78%) SQL
3 10 (2.51%) Java
4 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.01%) C#
4 4 (1.01%) Perl
4 4 (1.01%) PHP
4 4 (1.01%) Python
5 3 (0.75%) C
5 3 (0.75%) Delphi
5 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.50%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) VBScript
7 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 170 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (26.63%) CCNA
3 93 (23.37%) CCNP
4 86 (21.61%) Security Cleared
5 61 (15.33%) SC Cleared
6 45 (11.31%) CCIE
7 29 (7.29%) Degree
8 23 (5.78%) CCDP
9 21 (5.28%) DV Cleared
10 16 (4.02%) JNCIA
10 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (3.52%) JNCIS
11 14 (3.52%) MCSE
12 12 (3.02%) JNCIE
13 9 (2.26%) CCIP
13 9 (2.26%) CISSP
14 8 (2.01%) CCDA
15 6 (1.51%) MCP
16 5 (1.26%) MCITP
16 5 (1.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.52%) SLA
2 8 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) COBIT
4 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.50%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 85 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 53 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.52%) XenApp
5 11 (2.76%) vSphere
6 9 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.76%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.51%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.01%) NFS
9 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.75%) KVM
10 3 (0.75%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.50%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.50%) Docker
11 2 (0.50%) iptables
11 2 (0.50%) Xen
11 2 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (5.53%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (3.27%) Puppet
2 13 (3.27%) SCCM
3 10 (2.51%) Nagios
4 8 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.51%) Ansible
6 6 (1.51%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.51%) SCOM
7 5 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.26%) vMotion
8 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.01%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.01%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.75%) OpenView
9 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 242 (60.80%) Cisco
2 88 (22.11%) VMware
3 77 (19.35%) Juniper
4 67 (16.83%) Microsoft
5 46 (11.56%) CheckPoint
6 40 (10.05%) F5
7 39 (9.80%) HP
8 31 (7.79%) Palo Alto
9 28 (7.04%) Citrix
10 25 (6.28%) NetApp
11 17 (4.27%) SolarWinds
12 16 (4.02%) Fortinet
12 16 (4.02%) Oracle
13 15 (3.77%) Brocade
14 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.76%) SonicWALL
15 9 (2.26%) Avaya
15 9 (2.26%) Riverbed
16 8 (2.01%) Blue Coat
16 8 (2.01%) Huawei
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Rate: Competitive
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Broxburn, West Lothian
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £190.00 - £220.00 per day
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Rate: Day Rate
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Warwick, Warwickshire
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Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum
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