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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
Rank 413 444 377
Rank change year-on-year +31 -67  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 176 188 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 2.42% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 102 160
Median daily rate £356 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
Median hourly rate £38.50 £16.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.92% -32.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +156.66% -44.44%  

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 6502 7774 7741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.64% 14.72% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 4619 4207
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 337 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +43 169 £356 +1.71% 95
South East +31 55 £395 +7.48% 10
London -4 51 £413 +10.00% 29
North West +24 18 £344 -23.61% 16
South West +14 18 £323 +31.63% 5
Hampshire +11 13 £269 -46.99% 3
Buckinghamshire - 13 £525 -
Manchester +17 12 £325 -7.14% 11
Milton Keynes - 12 £525 -
Berkshire +22 10 £300 -31.03% 1
East Midlands -1 9 £290 -27.50% 5
Surrey - 9 £375 - 2
Basingstoke +15 8 £269 - 2
East of England -18 8 £198 -43.57% 10
West Midlands +26 7 £313 -26.47% 12
Cheshire +14 6 £360 -24.21% 2
City of London +2 6 £425 +9.67% 7
West Sussex - 6 £195 -
Wiltshire +6 5 - -
Bristol +5 5 £352 +53.04% 2
Essex -4 5 £195 -
Derbyshire - 5 £300 - 1
Birmingham +7 4 £311 -26.76% 3
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
Scotland +27 3 £225 -46.42% 3
Reading +15 3 £325 -25.28%
Chester +11 3 £360 +2.85%
Chesterfield - 3 £300 -
Crawley - 3 £400 -
Basildon - 3 £195 -

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 243 (57.72%) Cisco
2 216 (51.31%) Firewall
3 173 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (34.44%) VPN
5 139 (33.02%) Windows
6 138 (32.78%) LAN
7 136 (32.30%) WAN
8 118 (28.03%) CCNA
9 115 (27.32%) VMware
10 108 (25.65%) DNS
11 106 (25.18%) TCP/IP
12 103 (24.47%) Active Directory
13 97 (23.04%) MPLS
14 94 (22.33%) OSPF
15 93 (22.09%) CCNP
16 87 (20.67%) BGP
17 81 (19.24%) Security Cleared
18 80 (19.00%) DHCP
19 79 (18.76%) Juniper
20 78 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
21 75 (17.81%) Microsoft
22 68 (16.15%) Linux
23 67 (15.91%) Windows Server
24 66 (15.68%) Data Centre
25 58 (13.78%) Migration
26 56 (13.30%) SC Cleared
27 53 (12.59%) Network Security
27 53 (12.59%) Wireless
28 50 (11.88%) Telecoms
29 49 (11.64%) Cisco ASA

VLAN
Top Related 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 28 (6.65%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (3.33%) IIS
4 10 (2.38%) Apache
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.71%) CMS
7 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.48%) JBoss
8 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.90%) MS Office
2 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.31%) Office 365
3 26 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.85%) IaaS
5 9 (2.14%) Akamai
6 8 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.90%) PaaS
7 6 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.43%) SaaS
8 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 216 (51.31%) Firewall
2 145 (34.44%) VPN
3 138 (32.78%) LAN
4 136 (32.30%) WAN
5 108 (25.65%) DNS
6 106 (25.18%) TCP/IP
7 97 (23.04%) MPLS
8 94 (22.33%) OSPF
9 87 (20.67%) BGP
10 80 (19.00%) DHCP
11 53 (12.59%) Network Security
11 53 (12.59%) Wireless
12 49 (11.64%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (10.93%) SAN
14 45 (10.69%) VoIP
15 36 (8.55%) IPsec
16 34 (8.08%) EIGRP
16 34 (8.08%) Internet
17 33 (7.84%) Ethernet
18 32 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.38%) MySQL
3 7 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.71%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.48%) Ant
5 2 (0.48%) JIRA
5 2 (0.48%) JMeter
5 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 50 (11.88%) Telecoms
2 34 (8.08%) Finance
3 18 (4.28%) Banking
4 10 (2.38%) Billing
5 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.14%) Military
6 8 (1.90%) Electronics
6 8 (1.90%) Legal
7 5 (1.19%) Local Government
8 4 (0.95%) Marketing
8 4 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.71%) Law
9 3 (0.71%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 130 (30.88%) Network Engineer
2 56 (13.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 49 (11.64%) Architect
4 45 (10.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 34 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (7.36%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.94%) Network Architect
7 25 (5.94%) Network Support
8 22 (5.23%) Analyst
9 17 (4.04%) Administrator
9 17 (4.04%) NOC Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Consultant
10 16 (3.80%) Network Support Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
12 14 (3.33%) Juniper Engineer
13 13 (3.09%) VMware Engineer
14 12 (2.85%) Firewall Engineer
14 12 (2.85%) Security Engineer
15 11 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.85%) Middleware
3 6 (1.43%) Web Services
4 4 (0.95%) LAMP
4 4 (0.95%) libvirt
4 4 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.71%) .NET
6 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.48%) JSON
6 2 (0.48%) RESTful
6 2 (0.48%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.48%) YAML
7 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.24%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.24%) SOAP
7 1 (0.24%) Spring
7 1 (0.24%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.24%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.68%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.56%) NHS
4 14 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.85%) Clustering
6 11 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.61%) IPTV
6 11 (2.61%) STB
7 10 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.38%) Over-the-Top Content
7 10 (2.38%) Video on Demand
8 9 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.14%) Replication
9 6 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.71%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 139 (33.02%) Windows
2 68 (16.15%) Linux
3 67 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 46 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (7.36%) Unix
7 28 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (5.94%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.09%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.66%) Android
10 7 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.43%) Solaris
11 6 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.43%) VMS
12 5 (1.19%) AIX
13 4 (0.95%) CentOS
14 3 (0.71%) Debian
14 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.78%) Migration
2 46 (10.93%) ITIL
3 35 (8.31%) Load Balancing
4 31 (7.36%) Network Design
5 30 (7.13%) High Availability
6 22 (5.23%) Configuration Management
7 21 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (4.28%) Project Management
9 14 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (3.33%) DevOps
9 14 (3.33%) Network Architecture
9 14 (3.33%) Network Management
9 14 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.09%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 12 (2.85%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (2.85%) Server Building
12 11 (2.61%) Capacity Management
12 11 (2.61%) People Management
13 10 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.31%) PowerShell
2 28 (6.65%) SQL
3 10 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.14%) Python
5 7 (1.66%) C
6 5 (1.19%) Perl
7 4 (0.95%) Java
7 4 (0.95%) PHP
8 3 (0.71%) Ruby
8 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) Korn
10 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 173 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (28.03%) CCNA
3 93 (22.09%) CCNP
4 81 (19.24%) Security Cleared
5 56 (13.30%) SC Cleared
6 43 (10.21%) CCIE
7 38 (9.03%) Degree
8 19 (4.51%) DV Cleared
9 18 (4.28%) JNCIA
9 18 (4.28%) MCSE
9 18 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.80%) CCDP
11 12 (2.85%) CCIP
11 12 (2.85%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.90%) MCITP
13 7 (1.66%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.43%) CCDA
14 6 (1.43%) MCP
15 5 (1.19%) MCSA
16 4 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.46%) SLA
2 9 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) BS7799
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 103 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 78 (18.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.31%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.56%) XenApp
5 11 (2.61%) vSphere
6 9 (2.14%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.66%) NFS
8 7 (1.66%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.43%) KVM
10 5 (1.19%) iptables
10 5 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.19%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.19%) XenServer
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.48%) Docker
12 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (4.75%) Puppet
2 19 (4.51%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (4.04%) SCCM
4 13 (3.09%) Nagios
5 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.90%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.43%) Ansible
8 6 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (1.19%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.19%) SCOM
9 5 (1.19%) vMotion
10 4 (0.95%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.95%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.95%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
11 3 (0.71%) QRadar
Vendors
1 243 (57.72%) Cisco
2 115 (27.32%) VMware
3 79 (18.76%) Juniper
4 75 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 46 (10.93%) CheckPoint
6 44 (10.45%) F5
7 41 (9.74%) Palo Alto
8 36 (8.55%) HP
9 26 (6.18%) Citrix
10 25 (5.94%) NetApp
11 16 (3.80%) Brocade
12 14 (3.33%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.85%) Fortinet
13 12 (2.85%) Oracle
14 11 (2.61%) EMC
15 10 (2.38%) Remedy
16 9 (2.14%) Dell
16 9 (2.14%) Huawei
17 8 (1.90%) Blue Coat
17 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
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