Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 447 523
Rank change year-on-year -79 +76 -95
Contract jobs citing VLAN 376 427 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 3.23% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 250 224
UK median daily rate £400 £352 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.56% -4.80% +1.37%
10th Percentile £238 £199 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £352 £370
% change year-on-year +0.28% -4.86% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 13
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +108.11% -10.30%
10th Percentile £14.02 £16.85 £14.05
90th Percentile £39.85 £43.15 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.06% +28.33% +32.60%

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 13,329 13,215 15,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 8,010 9,261
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 736 721
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.61 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.46% -16.06% +10.23%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 15 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 19 April 2018. 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 -77 340 £400 +13.56% 177
UK excluding London -35 262 £353 +0.28% 143
London -45 109 £415 +12.16% 49
South East -43 90 £350 -11.39% 46
Midlands +34 61 £406 +35.42% 21
West Midlands +23 49 £475 +49.02% 13
North of England -44 39 £405 +10.20% 36
North West -42 33 £403 +11.81% 20
East of England +3 25 £300 -4.00% 11
Wales +9 22 £350 -3.45% 7
South West -11 17 £250 -23.08% 14
East Midlands -9 11 £250 -11.11% 8
Scotland -38 11 £300 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire -29 5 £450 +20.00% 14
North East +26 1 £600 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 193 (51.33%) Firewall
2 182 (48.40%) Cisco
3 148 (39.36%) WAN
4 147 (39.10%) LAN
5 133 (35.37%) Windows
5 133 (35.37%) VPN
6 130 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
7 125 (33.24%) Active Directory
8 122 (32.45%) DHCP
9 117 (31.12%) DNS
10 101 (26.86%) VMware
11 95 (25.27%) MPLS
11 95 (25.27%) Security Cleared
12 90 (23.94%) BGP
12 90 (23.94%) CCNP
13 84 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 81 (21.54%) Microsoft
15 74 (19.68%) Juniper
16 73 (19.41%) SC Cleared
17 72 (19.15%) Windows Server
18 71 (18.88%) Wireless
19 68 (18.09%) TCP/IP
20 67 (17.82%) OSPF
21 64 (17.02%) CCNA
22 62 (16.49%) ITIL
23 60 (15.96%) Migration
24 58 (15.43%) Data Centre
25 55 (14.63%) Linux
26 54 (14.36%) Citrix
27 52 (13.83%) Cisco ASA

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 49 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.59%) IIS
3 20 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.93%) Apache
6 11 (2.93%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.33%) Confluence
9 3 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.83%) Office 365
2 50 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.39%) IaaS
5 6 (1.60%) PaaS
6 5 (1.33%) SaaS
7 4 (1.06%) Yammer
8 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.53%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) G Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Serverless
10 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 193 (51.33%) Firewall
2 148 (39.36%) WAN
3 147 (39.10%) LAN
4 133 (35.37%) VPN
5 122 (32.45%) DHCP
6 117 (31.12%) DNS
7 95 (25.27%) MPLS
8 90 (23.94%) BGP
9 71 (18.88%) Wireless
10 68 (18.09%) TCP/IP
11 67 (17.82%) OSPF
12 52 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (12.23%) Network Security
13 46 (12.23%) SAN
14 35 (9.31%) Internet
15 32 (8.51%) SNMP
15 32 (8.51%) VoIP
16 30 (7.98%) Ethernet
17 26 (6.91%) IPsec
17 26 (6.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.72%) MySQL
3 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.53%) Big Data
7 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.60%) JIRA
3 4 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.27%) GitLab
6 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (8.78%) Finance
2 25 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.13%) Back Office
4 7 (1.86%) Banking
4 7 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (0.80%) Law
5 3 (0.80%) Romanian Language
6 2 (0.53%) Billing
6 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.53%) Local Government
6 2 (0.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.53%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (37.23%) Network Engineer
2 66 (17.55%) Architect
3 32 (8.51%) Network Architect
4 31 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.59%) Security Architect
7 20 (5.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 19 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (4.79%) Analyst
9 18 (4.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 16 (4.26%) Consultant
11 14 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.19%) Network Support
14 11 (2.93%) Support Analyst
15 9 (2.39%) Data Network Engineer
15 9 (2.39%) Network Support Engineer
16 8 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.32%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.66%) LAMP
3 8 (2.13%) Web Services
4 7 (1.86%) JSON
5 6 (1.60%) .NET
5 6 (1.60%) MAPI
6 5 (1.33%) WAP
6 5 (1.33%) YAML
7 4 (1.06%) J2EE
7 4 (1.06%) Visualforce
8 3 (0.80%) COM
8 3 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.27%) Kafka
9 1 (0.27%) Middleware
9 1 (0.27%) Qt
9 1 (0.27%) REST
9 1 (0.27%) RESTful
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.27%) VML
9 1 (0.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.52%) Clustering
4 10 (2.66%) PKI
5 8 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.13%) Replication
6 7 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.33%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 3 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.53%) CMDB
11 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (35.37%) Windows
2 72 (19.15%) Windows Server
3 55 (14.63%) Linux
4 36 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (9.31%) Unix
6 33 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (6.12%) Windows 7
9 21 (5.59%) Windows 10
10 17 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.46%) CentOS
12 12 (3.19%) Windows 8
12 12 (3.19%) Windows NT
13 10 (2.66%) Solaris
13 10 (2.66%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.13%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.86%) AIX
16 6 (1.60%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 4 (1.06%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.49%) ITIL
2 60 (15.96%) Migration
3 33 (8.78%) Network Design
4 31 (8.24%) Project Management
5 30 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.18%) Load Balancing
7 25 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (6.65%) High Availability
8 24 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.85%) Data Protection
9 22 (5.85%) Network Management
9 22 (5.85%) SIEM
10 21 (5.59%) Network Virtualisation
11 20 (5.32%) Data Loss Prevention
12 19 (5.05%) Information Security
12 19 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (4.79%) Identity Management
13 18 (4.79%) PRINCE2
13 18 (4.79%) Security Architecture
14 17 (4.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.70%) Python
2 41 (10.90%) SQL
3 35 (9.31%) PowerShell
4 26 (6.91%) Perl
5 18 (4.79%) Bash Shell
6 16 (4.26%) C
7 10 (2.66%) Ruby
8 8 (2.13%) Java
9 6 (1.60%) PHP
9 6 (1.60%) VBA
10 5 (1.33%) AWK
10 5 (1.33%) sed
11 4 (1.06%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.53%) C#
13 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 130 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (25.27%) Security Cleared
3 90 (23.94%) CCNP
4 73 (19.41%) SC Cleared
5 64 (17.02%) CCNA
6 32 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 23 (6.12%) JNCIS
8 22 (5.85%) CCDP
9 19 (5.05%) CCIE
10 18 (4.79%) Degree
11 17 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (3.46%) CISSP
12 13 (3.46%) JNCIA
13 11 (2.93%) SANS
14 8 (2.13%) JNCIP
14 8 (2.13%) MCP
15 7 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.86%) MCSE
15 7 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.59%) GDPR
2 14 (3.72%) SLA
3 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.80%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 125 (33.24%) Active Directory
2 84 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.51%) XenApp
5 19 (5.05%) VMware NSX
6 18 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.99%) vSphere
8 13 (3.46%) BitLocker
8 13 (3.46%) DFS Replication
8 13 (3.46%) XenDesktop
9 12 (3.19%) NFS
9 12 (3.19%) XenServer
10 11 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (2.66%) VirtualBox
12 8 (2.13%) Postfix
13 7 (1.86%) Docker
13 7 (1.86%) iptables
14 6 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 50 (13.30%) SCCM
2 16 (4.26%) Ansible
2 16 (4.26%) SCOM
3 12 (3.19%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.39%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.60%) Cacti
8 6 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.33%) HP ALM
9 5 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.33%) Nagios
9 5 (1.33%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.06%) vRealize
11 3 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 182 (48.40%) Cisco
2 101 (26.86%) VMware
3 81 (21.54%) Microsoft
4 74 (19.68%) Juniper
5 54 (14.36%) Citrix
6 39 (10.37%) CheckPoint
7 35 (9.31%) HP
8 31 (8.24%) F5
9 29 (7.71%) Oracle
10 27 (7.18%) IBM
10 27 (7.18%) SolarWinds
11 23 (6.12%) Palo Alto
11 23 (6.12%) Symantec
12 21 (5.59%) Aruba
12 21 (5.59%) Red Hat
13 16 (4.26%) Blue Coat
13 16 (4.26%) Dell
14 14 (3.72%) Brocade
14 14 (3.72%) McAfee
15 13 (3.46%) Sun