Period
to 23 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 482 528
Rank change year-on-year +18 +46 +12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 200 175 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 2.27% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 116 265
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
25th Percentile £342 £313 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £486 £478 £500
90th Percentile £589 £528 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 16
10th Percentile £14.77 £22.54 £16.67
25th Percentile £16.02 £28.14 £17.09
Median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -32.31% +36.84% -5.01%
75th Percentile £25.00 £40.31 £30.13
90th Percentile £40.50 £52.13 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -40.15% +44.44% -10.01%

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 6,168 7,714 12,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.40% 13.73% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,003 4,697 7,552
10th Percentile £225 £175 £203
25th Percentile £347 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £613 £613 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 462 547
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.70 £16.01 £14.46
Median hourly rate £26.43 £21.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +25.86% +16.31% -3.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £43.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £19.00 £17.21
% change year-on-year +27.63% +10.43% -6.37%

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 April 2021.

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 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +76 183 £400 - 99
UK excluding London +92 129 £400 - 87
South East +71 52 £400 -2.20% 23
London +12 52 £400 +1.91% 18
Work from Home - 35 £425 - 18
Midlands +41 23 £425 +6.25% 12
North of England +56 20 £213 -46.81% 21
South West +50 18 £375 +10.29% 17
East Midlands - 13 £406 - 2
North West +29 11 £220 -56.00% 14
West Midlands +24 10 £425 +6.25% 10
Scotland +5 8 £341 -24.33% 3
Yorkshire +36 7 £194 -40.31% 6
East of England +23 7 £200 -74.19% 8
North East +32 2 £315 -3.08% 1
Wales +9 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 106 (53.00%) Firewall
2 102 (51.00%) Cisco
3 75 (37.50%) DNS
4 71 (35.50%) LAN
4 71 (35.50%) WAN
4 71 (35.50%) Microsoft
5 69 (34.50%) VMware
6 68 (34.00%) VPN
7 67 (33.50%) Linux
8 64 (32.00%) DHCP
9 63 (31.50%) Security Cleared
10 60 (30.00%) Windows
11 54 (27.00%) Active Directory
12 53 (26.50%) Azure
13 52 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (23.00%) TCP/IP
16 43 (21.50%) Wireless
17 40 (20.00%) SC Cleared
17 40 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 38 (19.00%) Ansible
18 38 (19.00%) CCNP
19 35 (17.50%) DevOps
20 33 (16.50%) Windows Server
21 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
21 30 (15.00%) OSPF
22 29 (14.50%) MPLS
23 28 (14.00%) CCNA
23 28 (14.00%) SNMP
24 26 (13.00%) Data Centre

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 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.00%) Liferay
3 4 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.50%) Apache
4 3 (1.50%) CMS
4 3 (1.50%) Confluence
4 3 (1.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (9.00%) MS Visio
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 53 (26.50%) Azure
2 25 (12.50%) AWS
2 25 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (6.00%) PaaS
4 9 (4.50%) IaaS
5 8 (4.00%) SaaS
6 7 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.50%) GCP
8 3 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.00%) Azure Stack
9 2 (1.00%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Zapier
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.50%) GitHub
10 1 (0.50%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.50%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 106 (53.00%) Firewall
2 75 (37.50%) DNS
3 71 (35.50%) LAN
3 71 (35.50%) WAN
4 68 (34.00%) VPN
5 64 (32.00%) DHCP
6 46 (23.00%) TCP/IP
7 43 (21.50%) Wireless
8 30 (15.00%) OSPF
9 29 (14.50%) MPLS
10 28 (14.00%) SNMP
11 24 (12.00%) IPsec
11 24 (12.00%) SMTP
12 20 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (10.00%) VoIP
13 19 (9.50%) BGP
13 19 (9.50%) Internet
14 18 (9.00%) SAN
14 18 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (8.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.50%) HBase
3 6 (3.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.00%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.00%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (10.50%) JIRA
2 10 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (2.00%) Subversion
6 3 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.00%) GitLab
8 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.50%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Finance
4 8 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Law
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Military
6 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.00%) Police
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (31.50%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (9.50%) Architect
4 12 (6.00%) Network Architect
5 11 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (5.50%) Consultant
6 10 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (3.50%) IP Network Engineer
8 7 (3.50%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.50%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (3.50%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.50%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.00%) Web Services
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (1.50%) CGI
4 3 (1.50%) Middleware
5 2 (1.00%) LDAP
5 2 (1.00%) REST
5 2 (1.00%) XMPP
6 1 (0.50%) .NET
6 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.50%) gRPC
6 1 (0.50%) LAMP
6 1 (0.50%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.50%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.50%) Swagger
6 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.50%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.50%) User Experience
5 6 (3.00%) CCTV
6 5 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
6 5 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.00%) CMDB
7 4 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.50%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.50%) Clustering
8 3 (1.50%) MPEG
8 3 (1.50%) NHS
8 3 (1.50%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.50%) SCADA
8 3 (1.50%) STB
8 3 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (33.50%) Linux
2 60 (30.00%) Windows
3 33 (16.50%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.50%) Unix
6 11 (5.50%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 10 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (3.00%) Solaris
9 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.50%) CentOS
11 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.00%) VMS
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (17.50%) DevOps
3 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 23 (11.50%) Load Balancing
6 22 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 19 (9.50%) Web Filtering
9 17 (8.50%) Migration
10 16 (8.00%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (6.00%) Project Delivery
11 12 (6.00%) Scrum
12 11 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (5.50%) ITIL
12 11 (5.50%) Server Management
12 11 (5.50%) Service Management
12 11 (5.50%) Task Automation
13 10 (5.00%) Network Design
13 10 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.50%) Python
3 14 (7.00%) SQL
4 11 (5.50%) C++
5 10 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.50%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.00%) C
8 5 (2.50%) C#
9 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.00%) Go
10 2 (1.00%) Java
10 2 (1.00%) PHP
11 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) Rust
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (31.50%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 38 (19.00%) CCNP
5 28 (14.00%) CCNA
6 25 (12.50%) Degree
6 25 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 20 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (6.50%) CCIE
9 11 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (5.00%) RHCE
11 7 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (3.00%) AWS Certification
12 6 (3.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (3.00%) Linux+ Certification
12 6 (3.00%) RHCSA
13 5 (2.50%) CCIE Data Center
13 5 (2.50%) MCSE
14 4 (2.00%) CCSA
14 4 (2.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.00%) QA
2 9 (4.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.50%) DICOM
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (27.00%) Active Directory
2 52 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.50%) vSphere
4 13 (6.50%) VMware NSX
5 11 (5.50%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.00%) Docker
6 8 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.50%) HDFS
7 7 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.00%) NFS
8 4 (2.00%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.50%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.50%) Firmware
10 2 (1.00%) vCloud
10 2 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.00%) XenApp
11 1 (0.50%) Ceph
11 1 (0.50%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 38 (19.00%) Ansible
2 15 (7.50%) vCenter Server
3 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (4.00%) Puppet
4 8 (4.00%) Terraform
5 7 (3.50%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (3.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.00%) SCCM
6 6 (3.00%) SCOM
6 6 (3.00%) SELinux
6 6 (3.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.00%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.00%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.00%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (2.00%) vRealize
8 3 (1.50%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 102 (51.00%) Cisco
2 71 (35.50%) Microsoft
3 69 (34.50%) VMware
4 21 (10.50%) SolarWinds
5 18 (9.00%) CheckPoint
6 17 (8.50%) Oracle
7 15 (7.50%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.00%) F5
9 13 (6.50%) Citrix
9 13 (6.50%) Dell
10 12 (6.00%) HP
11 11 (5.50%) EMC
11 11 (5.50%) Meraki
11 11 (5.50%) Palo Alto
12 9 (4.50%) Juniper
13 8 (4.00%) Veeam
14 7 (3.50%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.50%) Veritas
15 6 (3.00%) IBM
15 6 (3.00%) Nimble Storage