Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 531 478
Rank change year-on-year +1 -53 -40
Contract jobs citing VLAN 377 400 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 2.85% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 258 297
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £220
90th Percentile £509 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £338 £341
% change year-on-year +12.59% -1.10% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 23
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £19.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.56% -29.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £25.00 £12.20 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £38.58 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -37.50% +90.48%

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 13,638 14,011 16,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.09% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 8,541 9,883
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £214
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 751 832
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +10.61%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.70 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +21.95%

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 15 November 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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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 -7 341 £400 +14.29% 183
UK excluding London -23 231 £380 +12.59% 144
London +10 140 £400 +6.67% 47
South East -28 60 £375 +17.19% 30
North of England -15 59 £375 +9.09% 50
Midlands -7 34 £344 -14.06% 35
East of England -5 26 £375 +25.84% 12
North East +14 24 £365 -8.75% 4
West Midlands -21 24 £448 +7.83% 26
North West -39 24 £393 +16.30% 21
South West -27 22 £400 +28.00% 9
Wales -21 13 £450 +33.33% 6
Yorkshire -2 11 £193 -40.77% 25
East Midlands +4 10 £331 +15.22% 9
Northern Ireland +42 9 - -
Scotland -10 9 £363 +5.45% 2

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 227 (60.21%) Firewall
2 184 (48.81%) Cisco
3 139 (36.87%) LAN
4 133 (35.28%) WAN
4 133 (35.28%) Windows
5 124 (32.89%) VMware
6 115 (30.50%) VPN
7 106 (28.12%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (26.26%) BGP
9 96 (25.46%) Active Directory
10 95 (25.20%) DNS
11 89 (23.61%) TCP/IP
12 88 (23.34%) OSPF
13 87 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 84 (22.28%) MPLS
14 84 (22.28%) Wireless
15 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (21.22%) DHCP
17 74 (19.63%) CCNP
18 73 (19.36%) Data Centre
18 73 (19.36%) Windows Server
19 71 (18.83%) CheckPoint
20 69 (18.30%) Linux
21 68 (18.04%) ITIL
22 67 (17.77%) Juniper
23 65 (17.24%) CCNA
24 62 (16.45%) Security Cleared
25 58 (15.38%) Network Security
25 58 (15.38%) Migration
26 50 (13.26%) Hyper-V

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 26 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 23 (6.10%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.31%) OpenStack
4 18 (4.77%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.18%) IIS
6 11 (2.92%) Confluence
7 10 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.80%) CMS
10 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Apache
12 1 (0.27%) nginx
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (5.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (11.41%) Office 365
3 33 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.59%) PaaS
5 6 (1.59%) Yammer
6 4 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.06%) IaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.53%) Firebase
7 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.53%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 227 (60.21%) Firewall
2 139 (36.87%) LAN
3 133 (35.28%) WAN
4 115 (30.50%) VPN
5 99 (26.26%) BGP
6 95 (25.20%) DNS
7 89 (23.61%) TCP/IP
8 88 (23.34%) OSPF
9 84 (22.28%) MPLS
9 84 (22.28%) Wireless
10 80 (21.22%) DHCP
11 58 (15.38%) Network Security
12 46 (12.20%) SAN
13 41 (10.88%) VoIP
14 38 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (9.28%) EIGRP
15 35 (9.28%) IPsec
16 34 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 33 (8.75%) SSL
17 33 (8.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.53%) Big Data
10 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.53%) MySQL
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) Power BI
11 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.45%) JIRA
4 11 (2.92%) Maven
5 10 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.59%) 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%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.53%) GitLab
9 2 (0.53%) GoCD
9 2 (0.53%) Gradle
10 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (12.73%) Finance
2 20 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.04%) Banking
4 8 (2.12%) Law
5 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.59%) Legal
6 6 (1.59%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.59%) Retail
7 2 (0.53%) French Language
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 137 (36.34%) Network Engineer
2 37 (9.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (8.49%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 23 (6.10%) Analyst
7 22 (5.84%) Architect
7 22 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 19 (5.04%) Security Engineer
9 19 (5.04%) VMware Engineer
10 14 (3.71%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.18%) Consultant
11 12 (3.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (2.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 11 (2.92%) Senior Security Engineer
13 10 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (2.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.22%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (3.18%) LDAP
4 10 (2.65%) YAML
5 7 (1.86%) Web Services
6 6 (1.59%) XML
7 4 (1.06%) Apache Axis
7 4 (1.06%) FreeSWITCH
8 3 (0.80%) .NET
8 3 (0.80%) JSON
8 3 (0.80%) WSH
9 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.53%) Android SDK
9 2 (0.53%) Dagger
9 2 (0.53%) Django
9 2 (0.53%) REST
9 2 (0.53%) Retrofit
9 2 (0.53%) RxJava
10 1 (0.27%) Lambda Expressions
10 1 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.36%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.63%) Clustering
3 19 (5.04%) PKI
4 18 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.65%) User Experience
8 10 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.12%) Fat Client
9 8 (2.12%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.86%) CESG
11 6 (1.59%) BBC
11 6 (1.59%) Replication
12 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.33%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.33%) Handset
12 5 (1.33%) iPhone
12 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (35.28%) Windows
2 73 (19.36%) Windows Server
3 69 (18.30%) Linux
4 47 (12.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.10%) Windows 10
7 18 (4.77%) Unix
7 18 (4.77%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.18%) Solaris
11 8 (2.12%) AIX
12 7 (1.86%) Android
13 6 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.33%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.33%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (1.33%) Windows NT
15 4 (1.06%) CentOS
15 4 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.04%) ITIL
2 58 (15.38%) Migration
3 46 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (8.22%) DevOps
6 29 (7.69%) High Availability
7 28 (7.43%) Configuration Management
8 26 (6.90%) Change Management
8 26 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 24 (6.37%) Load Balancing
10 23 (6.10%) Network Design
11 22 (5.84%) Network Management
12 21 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (5.57%) Service Delivery
13 20 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (5.04%) Data Protection
15 18 (4.77%) Project Management
16 17 (4.51%) PRINCE2
17 15 (3.98%) Infrastructure Management
18 14 (3.71%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.61%) PowerShell
1 40 (10.61%) Python
2 31 (8.22%) SQL
3 23 (6.10%) Perl
4 22 (5.84%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.24%) Java
6 12 (3.18%) Go
7 11 (2.92%) Ruby
8 9 (2.39%) C
9 7 (1.86%) VBScript
10 4 (1.06%) C++
11 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.27%) C-shell
12 1 (0.27%) Java 8
12 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (28.12%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (19.63%) CCNP
3 65 (17.24%) CCNA
4 62 (16.45%) Security Cleared
5 43 (11.41%) SC Cleared
6 22 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.04%) Degree
8 17 (4.51%) DV Cleared
8 17 (4.51%) MCSE
8 17 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (4.24%) CCIE
10 12 (3.18%) HNC
11 10 (2.65%) CCDP
11 10 (2.65%) CISSP
12 9 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (2.39%) VCAP
12 9 (2.39%) VCDX
13 8 (2.12%) CCA
13 8 (2.12%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.18%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.59%) SLA
4 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.06%) GDPR
6 3 (0.80%) COBIT
6 3 (0.80%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (25.46%) Active Directory
2 83 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (13.26%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.02%) vSphere
5 31 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (7.96%) XenDesktop
7 28 (7.43%) Docker
8 21 (5.57%) NFS
9 19 (5.04%) XenApp
10 15 (3.98%) Xen
11 10 (2.65%) DFS Replication
11 10 (2.65%) Firmware
12 9 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.86%) XenServer
15 6 (1.59%) VirtualBox
15 6 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (1.33%) KVM
17 4 (1.06%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (9.02%) SCCM
2 32 (8.49%) Ansible
3 24 (6.37%) Docker Swarm
4 23 (6.10%) Nagios
5 17 (4.51%) Puppet
6 15 (3.98%) Kubernetes
7 14 (3.71%) Mesos
8 12 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (3.18%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.92%) Cacti
9 11 (2.92%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.65%) Backup Exec
10 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (2.12%) SCOM
12 6 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 184 (48.81%) Cisco
2 124 (32.89%) VMware
3 87 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 71 (18.83%) CheckPoint
5 67 (17.77%) Juniper
6 50 (13.26%) Palo Alto
7 46 (12.20%) Citrix
8 43 (11.41%) F5
9 32 (8.49%) HP
10 31 (8.22%) Aruba
10 31 (8.22%) Dell
11 29 (7.69%) SolarWinds
12 24 (6.37%) Riverbed
13 20 (5.31%) Oracle
14 16 (4.24%) Symantec
15 15 (3.98%) McAfee
16 14 (3.71%) Red Hat
17 13 (3.45%) Meraki
17 13 (3.45%) Sophos
18 12 (3.18%) Splunk