Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 407 492 534
Rank change year-on-year +85 +42 -32
Contract jobs citing VLAN 136 381 400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 3.24% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 242 219
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £211 £206 £212
90th Percentile £548 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +23.29% -2.67% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 34
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.67 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% -29.19% +3.57%
10th Percentile £31.25 £16.76 £21.25
90th Percentile £54.75 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.67 £35.00
% change year-on-year +26.61% -26.66% -9.09%

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 4,757 11,743 13,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 12.89% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,718 7,185 8,419
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 587 774
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.59 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.37% +17.95% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.84 £12.32 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.35 £47.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year +33.33% +16.07% +4.78%

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 6 August 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 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Top 11 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 6 August 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 +73 120 £450 +12.50% 69
UK excluding London +95 83 £450 +23.29% 51
London +121 48 £450 -5.26% 20
South East +121 48 £455 +26.39% 12
North of England +80 12 £400 +22.92% 13
Scotland +74 12 £325 -27.78% 1
South West +65 9 £450 - 11
Yorkshire +72 6 £563 +110.28% 9
North West +58 6 £400 +3.10% 3
Work from Home -23 5 £575 +19.79% 6
East of England +70 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 87 (63.97%) Firewall
2 72 (52.94%) Cisco
3 63 (46.32%) Windows
4 59 (43.38%) VMware
5 50 (36.76%) LAN
6 49 (36.03%) WAN
7 45 (33.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (29.41%) DNS
9 39 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (28.68%) BGP
9 39 (28.68%) Windows Server
10 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
10 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
10 38 (27.94%) VPN
11 34 (25.00%) Linux
11 34 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
12 32 (23.53%) SC Cleared
13 31 (22.79%) OSPF
13 31 (22.79%) TCP/IP
14 28 (20.59%) DHCP
14 28 (20.59%) MPLS
14 28 (20.59%) CCNP
14 28 (20.59%) F5
15 27 (19.85%) PowerShell
16 26 (19.12%) Ansible
17 25 (18.38%) SNMP
18 24 (17.65%) Python
18 24 (17.65%) Finance
18 24 (17.65%) DevOps

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 10 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.41%) Apache
3 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.94%) Confluence
4 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.21%) IIS
5 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.47%) SAS
6 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.47%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.91%) AWS
2 21 (15.44%) Azure
3 17 (12.50%) Office 365
4 15 (11.03%) GitHub
5 6 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.94%) SaaS
7 3 (2.21%) IaaS
7 3 (2.21%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.21%) PaaS
8 2 (1.47%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.47%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.47%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 87 (63.97%) Firewall
2 50 (36.76%) LAN
3 49 (36.03%) WAN
4 40 (29.41%) DNS
5 39 (28.68%) BGP
6 38 (27.94%) VPN
7 31 (22.79%) OSPF
7 31 (22.79%) TCP/IP
8 28 (20.59%) DHCP
8 28 (20.59%) MPLS
9 25 (18.38%) SNMP
10 18 (13.24%) Reverse Proxy
11 17 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (12.50%) IPsec
11 17 (12.50%) Wireless
12 16 (11.76%) EIGRP
13 15 (11.03%) SAN
14 12 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (8.82%) HSRP
14 12 (8.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) MySQL
3 2 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.47%) OLTP
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.47%) Power BI
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (15.44%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.97%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.97%) JIRA
3 15 (11.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (11.03%) GitLab
4 4 (2.94%) Maven
4 4 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.47%) Ant
5 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.74%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.74%) TestLink
General
1 24 (17.65%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.47%) Banking
5 2 (1.47%) International Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Legal
5 2 (1.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (27.21%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Architect
4 14 (10.29%) Analyst
4 14 (10.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 4 (2.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.82%) 802.1X
1 12 (8.82%) REST
2 11 (8.09%) RESTful
3 10 (7.35%) gRPC
3 10 (7.35%) Swagger
4 9 (6.62%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (5.15%) LDAP
6 4 (2.94%) Middleware
6 4 (2.94%) YAML
7 3 (2.21%) XML
8 2 (1.47%) .NET
8 2 (1.47%) COM
8 2 (1.47%) OAuth
8 2 (1.47%) OpenID
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.47%) SOAP
8 2 (1.47%) Web Services
8 2 (1.47%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.47%) XSL
8 2 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.88%) Clustering
5 7 (5.15%) Replication
6 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.94%) PKI
7 4 (2.94%) User Experience
8 3 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (46.32%) Windows
2 39 (28.68%) Windows Server
3 34 (25.00%) Linux
3 34 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 24 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 21 (15.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (14.71%) CentOS
7 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.41%) Debian
9 6 (4.41%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.68%) Unix
10 5 (3.68%) VMS
11 4 (2.94%) Check Point GAiA
12 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
12 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (1.47%) AIX
13 2 (1.47%) NetWare
13 2 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.65%) DevOps
2 23 (16.91%) Configuration Management
2 23 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (15.44%) ITIL
3 21 (15.44%) Migration
4 18 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (11.03%) Change Management
6 15 (11.03%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.29%) Network Segmentation
8 13 (9.56%) Load Balancing
8 13 (9.56%) Network Management
9 12 (8.82%) Microservices
10 11 (8.09%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.35%) Service Design
12 9 (6.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 9 (6.62%) Network Virtualisation
13 8 (5.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.85%) PowerShell
2 24 (17.65%) Python
3 15 (11.03%) Bash Shell
4 10 (7.35%) C#
4 10 (7.35%) Go
5 6 (4.41%) Perl
6 5 (3.68%) SQL
7 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.21%) C
9 2 (1.47%) AWK
9 2 (1.47%) Java
9 2 (1.47%) Jython
9 2 (1.47%) Lisp
9 2 (1.47%) Ruby
9 2 (1.47%) sed
9 2 (1.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (0.74%) Tcl
10 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
3 32 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 28 (20.59%) CCNP
5 16 (11.76%) CCIE
6 11 (8.09%) CCNA
7 6 (4.41%) Degree
8 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.94%) CCDP
9 4 (2.94%) MCSE
10 3 (2.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (2.21%) DBS Check
10 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.47%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.47%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.47%) NCDA
11 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.74%) CCDE
12 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.47%) GDPR
3 2 (1.47%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (33.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (27.94%) Active Directory
3 19 (13.97%) Docker
4 18 (13.24%) vSphere
5 14 (10.29%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.88%) NFS
6 8 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 7 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.15%) XenApp
8 4 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.47%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (19.12%) Ansible
2 23 (16.91%) Puppet
3 22 (16.18%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (12.50%) Terraform
5 16 (11.76%) Kubernetes
5 16 (11.76%) Packer
6 9 (6.62%) Grafana
6 9 (6.62%) Prometheus
6 9 (6.62%) ZABBIX
7 7 (5.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (5.15%) vMotion
8 5 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (2.94%) SCCM
10 3 (2.21%) Backup Exec
10 3 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (2.21%) SCOM
10 3 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 72 (52.94%) Cisco
2 59 (43.38%) VMware
3 32 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 28 (20.59%) F5
5 23 (16.91%) Juniper
6 21 (15.44%) Splunk
7 17 (12.50%) Dell
7 17 (12.50%) EMC
8 15 (11.03%) Atlassian
8 15 (11.03%) Citrix
9 13 (9.56%) Palo Alto
10 11 (8.09%) ForeScout
10 11 (8.09%) HP
10 11 (8.09%) NetApp
11 7 (5.15%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.15%) Meraki
12 6 (4.41%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.41%) IBM
12 6 (4.41%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.68%) EqualLogic