Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 441 449
Rank change year-on-year -70 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing VLAN 378 468 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 3.22% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 275 311
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £212 £213 £205
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 29
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +71.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.40 £17.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £47.50 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -35.06% +79.07% -12.24%

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 13,238 14,524 15,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 15.00% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,175 8,825 8,722
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 753 918
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -80 331 £375 +7.14% 131
UK excluding London -26 245 £350 - 121
London -68 124 £375 +5.63% 23
South East -31 70 £350 -12.50% 40
Midlands +7 50 £413 +47.32% 20
North of England +5 47 £325 -10.34% 20
North West -9 37 £325 -5.80% 12
West Midlands +23 32 £425 +37.10% 12
Wales +38 28 £350 -3.45% 8
South West -6 20 £381 +17.31% 11
East of England -16 18 £263 -1.87% 17
East Midlands 0 16 £300 +11.11% 7
Scotland -24 13 £315 -13.10% 5
Yorkshire -3 9 £400 - 5
North East - 1 £600 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 185 (48.94%) Firewall
2 178 (47.09%) Cisco
3 167 (44.18%) Windows
4 148 (39.15%) WAN
5 141 (37.30%) LAN
6 129 (34.13%) Active Directory
7 125 (33.07%) DNS
8 122 (32.28%) VPN
9 115 (30.42%) Cisco Certification
9 115 (30.42%) DHCP
10 109 (28.84%) VMware
11 105 (27.78%) Windows Server
12 104 (27.51%) Microsoft
13 91 (24.07%) TCP/IP
14 90 (23.81%) MPLS
15 80 (21.16%) OSPF
15 80 (21.16%) CCNP
16 77 (20.37%) BGP
17 76 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 71 (18.78%) Security Cleared
18 71 (18.78%) Linux
19 69 (18.25%) CCNA
20 65 (17.20%) Wireless
21 62 (16.40%) Network Security
22 60 (15.87%) Juniper
22 60 (15.87%) ITIL
23 57 (15.08%) HP
23 57 (15.08%) Data Centre
24 55 (14.55%) Office 365
24 55 (14.55%) Citrix

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 50 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.88%) IIS
3 23 (6.08%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.44%) Apache
6 12 (3.17%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.97%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.55%) Office 365
2 48 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.97%) IaaS
5 12 (3.17%) PaaS
6 8 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.59%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.59%) SaaS
8 3 (0.79%) Akamai
8 3 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
10 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 185 (48.94%) Firewall
2 148 (39.15%) WAN
3 141 (37.30%) LAN
4 125 (33.07%) DNS
5 122 (32.28%) VPN
6 115 (30.42%) DHCP
7 91 (24.07%) TCP/IP
8 90 (23.81%) MPLS
9 80 (21.16%) OSPF
10 77 (20.37%) BGP
11 65 (17.20%) Wireless
12 62 (16.40%) Network Security
13 53 (14.02%) SAN
14 43 (11.38%) VoIP
15 42 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (9.79%) Internet
17 35 (9.26%) EIGRP
18 24 (6.35%) IPsec
18 24 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (6.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.59%) MySQL
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.59%) JIRA
4 5 (1.32%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.32%) git-flow
4 5 (1.32%) Maven
5 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (10.32%) Telecoms
2 38 (10.05%) Finance
3 15 (3.97%) Billing
4 14 (3.70%) Banking
5 9 (2.38%) Romanian Language
6 8 (2.12%) Retail
7 7 (1.85%) Legal
8 5 (1.32%) Back Office
8 5 (1.32%) Music Industry
9 4 (1.06%) Law
10 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.79%) Marketing
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (34.92%) Network Engineer
2 39 (10.32%) Architect
3 28 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 22 (5.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (5.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (5.56%) Consultant
6 20 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (4.76%) Analyst
8 17 (4.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (4.23%) Test Engineer
10 14 (3.70%) Network Architect
11 13 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (2.91%) Migration Engineer
13 10 (2.65%) IT Support
13 10 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.65%) Security Architect
13 10 (2.65%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.38%) Network Support
14 9 (2.38%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.65%) .NET
3 8 (2.12%) LAMP
3 8 (2.12%) LDAP
4 7 (1.85%) JSON
4 7 (1.85%) Web Services
5 3 (0.79%) COM
5 3 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (0.79%) J2EE
5 3 (0.79%) Visualforce
5 3 (0.79%) WAP
6 2 (0.53%) Middleware
6 2 (0.53%) RESTful
6 2 (0.53%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Core Data
7 1 (0.26%) Kafka
7 1 (0.26%) REST
7 1 (0.26%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.70%) Clustering
5 7 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.32%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.06%) Replication
7 4 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.79%) NHS
8 3 (0.79%) PKI
8 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.79%) User Experience
8 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 167 (44.18%) Windows
2 105 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 71 (18.78%) Linux
4 51 (13.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (11.11%) Unix
7 39 (10.32%) Windows 7
8 35 (9.26%) Windows 10
9 27 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 23 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.97%) CentOS
12 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.32%) Solaris
12 5 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.06%) AIX
13 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.06%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.79%) SUSE
15 2 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.87%) ITIL
2 45 (11.90%) Migration
3 34 (8.99%) Network Design
4 31 (8.20%) Configuration Management
5 29 (7.67%) High Availability
5 29 (7.67%) SIEM
6 27 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 27 (7.14%) Project Management
7 26 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (5.29%) Change Management
8 20 (5.29%) ITIL V3
8 20 (5.29%) Test Management
9 18 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.23%) DevOps
11 15 (3.97%) Defect Management
11 15 (3.97%) Test Automation
11 15 (3.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.90%) SQL
2 32 (8.47%) Python
3 26 (6.88%) PowerShell
4 23 (6.08%) Bash Shell
4 23 (6.08%) Perl
5 12 (3.17%) C
6 7 (1.85%) Java
6 7 (1.85%) PHP
7 6 (1.59%) Ruby
8 5 (1.32%) Groovy
9 4 (1.06%) AWK
9 4 (1.06%) sed
9 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.79%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.79%) Korn
11 2 (0.53%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) C#
12 1 (0.26%) VBA
12 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (30.42%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (21.16%) CCNP
3 71 (18.78%) Security Cleared
4 69 (18.25%) CCNA
5 46 (12.17%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (6.88%) Degree
8 24 (6.35%) CISSP
9 22 (5.82%) DV Cleared
10 20 (5.29%) CCIE
11 16 (4.23%) MCSE
12 11 (2.91%) CISM
12 11 (2.91%) ISEB
12 11 (2.91%) MCSA
13 10 (2.65%) CompTIA Security+
14 9 (2.38%) JNCIS
15 8 (2.12%) CCDP
15 8 (2.12%) JNCIA
15 8 (2.12%) MCP
15 8 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.03%) SLA
2 14 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.44%) GDPR
4 3 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.79%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (34.13%) Active Directory
2 76 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.67%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.41%) XenApp
5 22 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (5.82%) vSphere
6 13 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.44%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (3.17%) ProxySG
8 11 (2.91%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.65%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.38%) DFS Replication
10 9 (2.38%) NFS
11 8 (2.12%) iptables
12 7 (1.85%) XenServer
13 6 (1.59%) Postfix
13 6 (1.59%) Sendmail
13 6 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.32%) BitLocker
14 5 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (13.23%) SCCM
2 25 (6.61%) SCOM
3 15 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (3.44%) Nagios
5 11 (2.91%) Ansible
6 10 (2.65%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.38%) Puppet
7 9 (2.38%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.85%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (1.59%) WSUS
9 6 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.06%) Cacti
11 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 178 (47.09%) Cisco
2 109 (28.84%) VMware
3 104 (27.51%) Microsoft
4 60 (15.87%) Juniper
5 57 (15.08%) HP
6 55 (14.55%) Citrix
7 47 (12.43%) CheckPoint
8 38 (10.05%) F5
9 26 (6.88%) Dell
10 25 (6.61%) IBM
11 24 (6.35%) Oracle
11 24 (6.35%) SolarWinds
12 22 (5.82%) Palo Alto
13 21 (5.56%) Blue Coat
14 16 (4.23%) Symantec
15 15 (3.97%) Aruba
16 14 (3.70%) BMC
16 14 (3.70%) McAfee
17 13 (3.44%) Red Hat
18 12 (3.17%) NetApp