Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 527 531 462
Rank change year-on-year +4 -69 -9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 376 387 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 2.88% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 243 272
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £208 £213
90th Percentile £573 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.07% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 28
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £25.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.00% -35.06% +71.11%
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.40 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.31 £46.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +49.00% -35.06% +71.11%

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 12,752 13,440 14,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,664 8,312 8,893
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £609 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 678 749
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.76 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.13%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +14 348 £400 +6.67% 185
UK excluding London -54 230 £389 +11.07% 140
London +25 139 £413 +10.00% 51
South East +12 79 £385 +10.00% 46
North of England +4 60 £340 +4.62% 42
Midlands -12 38 £470 +13.94% 21
West Midlands -16 33 £479 +12.65% 12
North East +17 24 £365 -39.17%
North West -21 23 £405 +24.62% 27
East of England +7 19 £378 +32.46% 12
Yorkshire -11 13 £330 -17.50% 15
Northern Ireland +36 11 £300 -33.33% 1
South West -36 11 £413 +8.20% 13
Wales -29 9 £450 +28.57% 3
East Midlands -4 5 £338 +12.50% 9
Scotland -7 3 £394 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 228 (60.64%) Firewall
2 168 (44.68%) Cisco
3 139 (36.97%) Windows
4 129 (34.31%) LAN
5 126 (33.51%) WAN
6 121 (32.18%) VMware
7 113 (30.05%) VPN
8 101 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
9 98 (26.06%) Active Directory
10 96 (25.53%) Microsoft
11 89 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (22.87%) BGP
13 83 (22.07%) Linux
14 79 (21.01%) TCP/IP
14 79 (21.01%) DNS
15 78 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
15 78 (20.74%) Data Centre
16 77 (20.48%) OSPF
17 74 (19.68%) Wireless
18 71 (18.88%) CCNP
18 71 (18.88%) Windows Server
19 70 (18.62%) Citrix
19 70 (18.62%) MPLS
20 69 (18.35%) CheckPoint
21 66 (17.55%) CCNA
22 65 (17.29%) ITIL
23 62 (16.49%) DHCP
24 60 (15.96%) Juniper
25 59 (15.69%) Python
25 59 (15.69%) Network Security

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 23 (6.12%) Skype for Business
2 22 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.99%) Confluence
5 15 (3.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.13%) IIS
7 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.80%) Apache
9 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) TPMS
Applications
1 14 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Maya
3 1 (0.27%) NUKE
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (11.44%) Office 365
4 23 (6.12%) IaaS
5 18 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.46%) PaaS
7 11 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.39%) Yammer
9 8 (2.13%) SaaS
10 7 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.80%) Firebase
13 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.27%) Datadog
14 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 228 (60.64%) Firewall
2 129 (34.31%) LAN
3 126 (33.51%) WAN
4 113 (30.05%) VPN
5 86 (22.87%) BGP
6 79 (21.01%) DNS
6 79 (21.01%) TCP/IP
7 77 (20.48%) OSPF
8 74 (19.68%) Wireless
9 70 (18.62%) MPLS
10 62 (16.49%) DHCP
11 59 (15.69%) Network Security
12 48 (12.77%) SAN
13 43 (11.44%) VoIP
14 37 (9.84%) SSL
15 35 (9.31%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (8.51%) IPsec
16 32 (8.51%) iSCSI
17 30 (7.98%) Internet
17 30 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.52%) Oracle Database
1 17 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (3.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.33%) MySQL
7 4 (1.06%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.53%) Big Data
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (7.71%) Jenkins
2 25 (6.65%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.79%) Maven
4 17 (4.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (4.26%) JIRA
6 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.06%) GDB
7 4 (1.06%) Subversion
7 4 (1.06%) Valgrind
7 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.80%) GitLab
8 3 (0.80%) GoCD
8 3 (0.80%) Gradle
9 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.53%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.27%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (12.23%) Finance
2 19 (5.05%) Banking
2 19 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.39%) Retail
4 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.60%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (31.65%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (6.65%) Senior Network Engineer
4 25 (6.65%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.38%) Analyst
6 22 (5.85%) Architect
6 22 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 22 (5.85%) VMware Engineer
7 21 (5.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (3.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (3.72%) Consultant
10 12 (3.19%) Project Manager
11 11 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (2.93%) Security Engineer
11 11 (2.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.66%) Network Specialist
12 10 (2.66%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.65%) 802.1X
2 21 (5.59%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (3.99%) YAML
4 9 (2.39%) JSON
5 7 (1.86%) XML
6 4 (1.06%) Apache Axis
6 4 (1.06%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (1.06%) Node.js
7 3 (0.80%) .NET
7 3 (0.80%) Android SDK
7 3 (0.80%) Dagger
7 3 (0.80%) REST
7 3 (0.80%) Retrofit
7 3 (0.80%) RxJava
8 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.53%) Django
8 2 (0.53%) LDAP
8 2 (0.53%) Web Services
9 1 (0.27%) MAPI
9 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 78 (20.74%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.98%) Clustering
3 24 (6.38%) PKI
4 17 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (3.99%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.99%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.46%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.93%) User Experience
10 10 (2.66%) Replication
11 8 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.86%) BYOD
13 6 (1.60%) BBC
13 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.33%) Handset
14 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.33%) Private Cloud
15 4 (1.06%) CESG
16 3 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 139 (36.97%) Windows
2 83 (22.07%) Linux
3 71 (18.88%) Windows Server
4 41 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.79%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.93%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.39%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.13%) Unix
11 7 (1.86%) Android
11 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.60%) CentOS
13 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.06%) Solaris
14 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.53%) AIX
15 2 (0.53%) Debian
15 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.29%) ITIL
2 55 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (13.83%) Migration
5 45 (11.97%) DevOps
6 40 (10.64%) Configuration Management
7 34 (9.04%) High Availability
7 34 (9.04%) Test Automation
8 32 (8.51%) Load Balancing
9 31 (8.24%) Change Management
10 28 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (6.65%) Network Design
12 22 (5.85%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (5.59%) Data Protection
13 21 (5.59%) Project Management
14 20 (5.32%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (5.32%) SDLC
15 19 (5.05%) Service Delivery
16 18 (4.79%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.69%) Python
2 44 (11.70%) PowerShell
3 38 (10.11%) SQL
4 31 (8.24%) Bash Shell
5 27 (7.18%) Perl
6 18 (4.79%) Java
7 16 (4.26%) Ruby
8 12 (3.19%) Go
9 10 (2.66%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.86%) C
11 4 (1.06%) C++
12 3 (0.80%) AWK
12 3 (0.80%) sed
12 3 (0.80%) VBScript
13 2 (0.53%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 101 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (18.88%) CCNP
3 66 (17.55%) CCNA
4 52 (13.83%) Security Cleared
5 44 (11.70%) SC Cleared
6 17 (4.52%) CCIE
6 17 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (4.26%) MCSE
8 14 (3.72%) Degree
9 12 (3.19%) CISSP
9 12 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.66%) CCA
10 10 (2.66%) CCDP
10 10 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (2.39%) VCAP
11 9 (2.39%) VCDX
12 7 (1.86%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.86%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.60%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.60%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.72%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) GDPR
3 5 (1.33%) SLA
4 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 89 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (13.03%) XenDesktop
4 48 (12.77%) Hyper-V
5 43 (11.44%) XenApp
6 40 (10.64%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (10.11%) Docker
8 33 (8.78%) NFS
9 32 (8.51%) vSphere
10 18 (4.79%) Firmware
11 15 (3.99%) Xen
12 14 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (3.72%) XenServer
13 12 (3.19%) DFS Replication
14 10 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (2.66%) VMware NSX
15 9 (2.39%) KVM
16 5 (1.33%) Terminal Services
16 5 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (11.70%) Ansible
2 34 (9.04%) SCCM
3 33 (8.78%) Nagios
4 29 (7.71%) Docker Swarm
5 24 (6.38%) Puppet
6 22 (5.85%) Kubernetes
7 17 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (4.52%) ZABBIX
8 14 (3.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (3.72%) Mesos
8 14 (3.72%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.66%) Terraform
10 9 (2.39%) Cacti
10 9 (2.39%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (2.39%) vRealize
10 9 (2.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (1.86%) logstash
11 7 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.60%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 168 (44.68%) Cisco
2 121 (32.18%) VMware
3 96 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 70 (18.62%) Citrix
5 69 (18.35%) CheckPoint
6 60 (15.96%) Juniper
7 48 (12.77%) F5
8 46 (12.23%) Dell
9 37 (9.84%) Palo Alto
10 34 (9.04%) HP
11 27 (7.18%) Oracle
12 26 (6.91%) SolarWinds
13 24 (6.38%) Riverbed
14 20 (5.32%) Aruba
15 18 (4.79%) EMC
16 17 (4.52%) McAfee
17 13 (3.46%) Fortinet
17 13 (3.46%) Meraki
17 13 (3.46%) Red Hat
18 12 (3.19%) Splunk