Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 529 493 503
Rank change year-on-year -36 +10 -84
Contract jobs citing VLAN 391 409 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 3.06% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 261 268
UK median daily rate £386 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% - -
10th Percentile £204 £175 £220
90th Percentile £503 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 23
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.58 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.09% -8.13% +89.35%

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 13,377 13,350 16,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 13.63% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,122 8,095 10,173
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £608 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 733 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -25.24% +24.42%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -29 354 £386 +7.29% 172
UK excluding London 0 264 £375 +7.14% 118
London -38 120 £400 +6.67% 58
South East -8 84 £375 +12.78% 37
North of England -42 46 £375 - 31
Midlands -7 36 £305 -23.75% 18
East of England +6 34 £450 +51.01% 24
South West -15 34 £377 +72.36% 4
North West -26 30 £400 - 18
West Midlands -22 25 £305 -26.51% 11
Scotland -5 13 £325 -11.68% 2
East Midlands +6 11 £313 +8.70% 7
Wales -12 10 £475 +65.22% 2
Northern Ireland +43 9 - -
Yorkshire -21 9 - - 11
North East -9 7 £295 -26.25% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 234 (59.85%) Firewall
2 189 (48.34%) Cisco
3 144 (36.83%) WAN
4 143 (36.57%) VPN
5 141 (36.06%) LAN
6 139 (35.55%) Windows
7 126 (32.23%) VMware
8 117 (29.92%) DNS
9 116 (29.67%) Active Directory
10 105 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
11 98 (25.06%) BGP
12 95 (24.30%) Microsoft
12 95 (24.30%) DHCP
13 94 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 92 (23.53%) TCP/IP
15 87 (22.25%) Windows Server
16 85 (21.74%) MPLS
16 85 (21.74%) Security Cleared
17 83 (21.23%) Juniper
18 81 (20.72%) OSPF
19 79 (20.20%) Wireless
20 75 (19.18%) Migration
20 75 (19.18%) Data Centre
21 74 (18.93%) ITIL
22 65 (16.62%) CCNP
23 63 (16.11%) Citrix
24 60 (15.35%) SC Cleared
25 58 (14.83%) Hyper-V
25 58 (14.83%) CCNA
26 56 (14.32%) SAN

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 31 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.16%) Skype for Business
3 21 (5.37%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.86%) IIS
5 11 (2.81%) OpenStack
6 10 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.28%) CMS
9 4 (1.02%) Apache
9 4 (1.02%) Confluence
9 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 33 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.04%) Office 365
2 44 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.81%) Yammer
5 6 (1.53%) PaaS
6 4 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.02%) IaaS
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.77%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.77%) GitHub
7 3 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.77%) Route 53
7 3 (0.77%) Serverless
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 234 (59.85%) Firewall
2 144 (36.83%) WAN
3 143 (36.57%) VPN
4 141 (36.06%) LAN
5 117 (29.92%) DNS
6 98 (25.06%) BGP
7 95 (24.30%) DHCP
8 92 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 85 (21.74%) MPLS
10 81 (20.72%) OSPF
11 79 (20.20%) Wireless
12 56 (14.32%) SAN
13 52 (13.30%) Network Security
14 41 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (10.23%) WLAN
16 39 (9.97%) IPsec
17 34 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (8.44%) EIGRP
19 31 (7.93%) Ethernet
20 30 (7.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.81%) MySQL
2 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.77%) Big Data
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.51%) Power BI
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.26%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Redis
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) JIRA
1 7 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.26%) Hudson
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (12.53%) Finance
2 20 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.84%) Banking
4 6 (1.53%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.28%) Law
5 5 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (0.77%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) French Language
7 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 138 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 39 (9.97%) Architect
3 39 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (7.42%) Analyst
5 18 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (4.60%) Security Engineer
5 18 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 16 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (3.32%) Network Analyst
8 13 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.07%) Consultant
9 12 (3.07%) Network Architect
9 12 (3.07%) Network Support
9 12 (3.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (2.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (2.81%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.93%) 802.1X
2 16 (4.09%) Web Services
3 10 (2.56%) LDAP
4 7 (1.79%) .NET
5 4 (1.02%) J2EE
5 4 (1.02%) Visualforce
6 3 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.77%) RESTful
6 3 (0.77%) WSH
6 3 (0.77%) XML
6 3 (0.77%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Axis
7 2 (0.51%) COM
7 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.51%) HTML
7 2 (0.51%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) JDBC
8 1 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.39%) Clustering
2 25 (6.39%) PKI
3 22 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.32%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.32%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.05%) Replication
9 5 (1.28%) CESG
9 5 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.28%) iPhone
9 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.02%) CMDB
10 4 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 139 (35.55%) Windows
2 87 (22.25%) Windows Server
3 56 (14.32%) Linux
4 47 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (7.42%) Unix
7 25 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (5.37%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.37%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.35%) Windows NT
9 17 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.84%) Solaris
11 12 (3.07%) AIX
12 10 (2.56%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 10 (2.56%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.28%) Android
14 5 (1.28%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.18%) Migration
2 74 (18.93%) ITIL
3 43 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (7.67%) Project Management
5 29 (7.42%) High Availability
6 27 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (6.14%) Network Design
9 23 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 22 (5.63%) Service Delivery
11 21 (5.37%) Change Control
12 20 (5.12%) Network Virtualisation
13 17 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (4.35%) Network Management
13 17 (4.35%) PRINCE2
14 16 (4.09%) Configuration Management
14 16 (4.09%) Data Protection
15 15 (3.84%) Change Management
15 15 (3.84%) Service Management
16 14 (3.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.02%) SQL
2 43 (11.00%) PowerShell
3 22 (5.63%) Python
4 16 (4.09%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.56%) Java
6 7 (1.79%) Perl
6 7 (1.79%) VBScript
7 6 (1.53%) C
8 5 (1.28%) Go
9 4 (1.02%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) C#
12 1 (0.26%) C-shell
12 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.26%) Lisp
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 65 (16.62%) CCNP
4 60 (15.35%) SC Cleared
5 58 (14.83%) CCNA
6 28 (7.16%) DV Cleared
7 20 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (4.09%) Degree
9 15 (3.84%) MCSE
10 14 (3.58%) CCDP
10 14 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (3.58%) JNCIS
10 14 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (3.32%) CCA
12 12 (3.07%) CCIE
13 11 (2.81%) HNC
14 8 (2.05%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.79%) CCSE
15 7 (1.79%) CISSP
15 7 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.32%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) GDPR
2 7 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.79%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) COBIT
3 5 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.51%) PMO
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 94 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (14.83%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.46%) XenDesktop
5 33 (8.44%) vSphere
6 32 (8.18%) XenApp
7 31 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (4.86%) XenServer
9 14 (3.58%) DFS Replication
9 14 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (3.07%) NFS
12 11 (2.81%) Docker
13 10 (2.56%) Firmware
14 9 (2.30%) VirtualBox
15 7 (1.79%) BitLocker
15 7 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (1.53%) Xen
17 4 (1.02%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.77%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (11.00%) SCCM
2 16 (4.09%) Backup Exec
2 16 (4.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (3.84%) Ansible
3 15 (3.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (2.56%) Cacti
6 9 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (2.30%) Nagios
7 8 (2.05%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.79%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.79%) SCOM
9 6 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (1.53%) Mesos
10 5 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.02%) Puppet
11 4 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 189 (48.34%) Cisco
2 126 (32.23%) VMware
3 95 (24.30%) Microsoft
4 83 (21.23%) Juniper
5 63 (16.11%) Citrix
6 52 (13.30%) CheckPoint
7 46 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 43 (11.00%) F5
9 31 (7.93%) Dell
9 31 (7.93%) SolarWinds
10 26 (6.65%) Red Hat
11 24 (6.14%) Aruba
12 23 (5.88%) Oracle
12 23 (5.88%) Symantec
13 20 (5.12%) McAfee
14 18 (4.60%) HP
14 18 (4.60%) Sophos
14 18 (4.60%) Veeam
15 17 (4.35%) EMC
16 16 (4.09%) IBM