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 27 June 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.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 450 370
Rank change year-on-year +29 -80  
Contract jobs citing VLAN 191 208 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 2.39% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 115 163
Median daily rate £388 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £233 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £358 £315
% change year-on-year +9.79% +13.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Median hourly rate £36.75 £15.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.09% -47.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £11.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £27.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +51.35% -15.90%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +10 179 £388 +9.15% 93
London +12 67 £363 +2.11% 27
South East +5 34 £391 -0.31% 19
North West +36 29 £413 +7.14% 12
City of London +8 19 £425 +26.86% 6
South West -3 17 £175 -46.15% 6
Lancashire +19 16 £450 +31.86%
Hampshire +15 16 £403 -5.17% 3
Preston -7 15 £450 +31.86%
Yorkshire +41 14 £360 +20.00% 6
Leeds +28 13 £349 +16.25% 1
West Yorkshire +26 13 £349 +16.25% 6
Manchester +20 12 £293 -9.84% 8
Scotland +36 9 £379 +6.76%
Basingstoke - 8 £415 -
West Midlands +7 7 £400 +12.67% 4
Wiltshire -4 7 - -
West Sussex +17 6 £395 -12.22% 2
Berkshire +5 6 £300 +27.65% 6
Crawley +2 6 £395 -12.22% 1
Somerset - 6 £188 -
Edinburgh +21 5 £319 -8.92%
Bath - 5 £188 -
Bracknell - 5 £300 - 2
Glasgow +10 4 £395 +9.72%
Birmingham +9 4 £400 +8.10% 1
East of England -15 4 £395 +8.96% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +74 3 £400 +68.42% 3
Tyne and Wear +74 3 £400 +68.42% 5
North East +70 3 £400 +60.00% 5

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 203 (57.02%) Cisco
2 188 (52.81%) Firewall
3 145 (40.73%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (37.36%) WAN
5 128 (35.96%) Windows
6 125 (35.11%) LAN
7 122 (34.27%) VPN
8 96 (26.97%) TCP/IP
9 90 (25.28%) MPLS
10 89 (25.00%) OSPF
11 88 (24.72%) DNS
12 86 (24.16%) Active Directory
13 83 (23.31%) BGP
14 81 (22.75%) CCNA
15 78 (21.91%) VMware
16 77 (21.63%) CCNP
17 72 (20.22%) Security Cleared
18 68 (19.10%) DHCP
19 62 (17.42%) Microsoft
19 62 (17.42%) Data Centre
20 59 (16.57%) ITIL
21 58 (16.29%) SC Cleared
22 57 (16.01%) Migration
23 54 (15.17%) Juniper
24 48 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
25 46 (12.92%) VoIP
25 46 (12.92%) Windows Server
26 45 (12.64%) CCIE
27 44 (12.36%) Network Security
28 41 (11.52%) Network Design

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 23 (6.46%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.62%) IIS
3 11 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.97%) Apache
6 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.84%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.84%) JBoss
8 3 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.84%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) nginx
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.15%) Office 365
2 28 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.97%) IaaS
5 6 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.12%) PaaS
6 4 (1.12%) SaaS
7 3 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.28%) G Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 188 (52.81%) Firewall
2 133 (37.36%) WAN
3 125 (35.11%) LAN
4 122 (34.27%) VPN
5 96 (26.97%) TCP/IP
6 90 (25.28%) MPLS
7 89 (25.00%) OSPF
8 88 (24.72%) DNS
9 83 (23.31%) BGP
10 68 (19.10%) DHCP
11 46 (12.92%) VoIP
12 44 (12.36%) Network Security
13 41 (11.52%) Wireless
14 36 (10.11%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (9.83%) SNMP
16 32 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (7.58%) EIGRP
18 26 (7.30%) Internet
18 26 (7.30%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.40%) MS Access
4 4 (1.12%) MySQL
4 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.84%) Big Data
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Redis
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.84%) Ant
4 3 (0.84%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) MSI
6 1 (0.28%) Redmine
6 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (11.52%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.43%) Finance
3 18 (5.06%) Banking
4 16 (4.49%) Military
5 13 (3.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.69%) Legal
7 4 (1.12%) Back Office
7 4 (1.12%) Billing
7 4 (1.12%) Local Government
8 3 (0.84%) Law
8 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.84%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (32.02%) Network Engineer
2 53 (14.89%) Architect
3 39 (10.96%) Network Architect
4 37 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 34 (9.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (8.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 24 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 22 (6.18%) Analyst
9 18 (5.06%) Network Support
9 18 (5.06%) NOC Engineer
10 17 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.49%) Consultant
11 16 (4.49%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (3.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.09%) Administrator
13 11 (3.09%) Cisco Architect
13 11 (3.09%) Cisco Network Architect
14 10 (2.81%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.49%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.97%) .NET
3 6 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.69%) Web Services
4 5 (1.40%) HTML
4 5 (1.40%) jQuery
4 5 (1.40%) Middleware
4 5 (1.40%) XML
5 3 (0.84%) J2EE
6 2 (0.56%) LAMP
6 2 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.56%) RESTful
6 2 (0.56%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.56%) YAML
7 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.28%) JSON
7 1 (0.28%) OAuth
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.42%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (3.93%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.53%) Clustering
6 8 (2.25%) NHS
7 7 (1.97%) BBC
7 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.97%) PKI
8 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.69%) STB
9 5 (1.40%) Fintech
10 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.84%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.84%) IPTV
11 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.84%) Replication
11 3 (0.84%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 128 (35.96%) Windows
2 46 (12.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (10.67%) Linux
4 35 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (8.99%) Windows 10
6 29 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (5.90%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.78%) Unix
9 15 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.93%) Solaris
11 11 (3.09%) AIX
12 9 (2.53%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.40%) HPUX
13 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.40%) SUSE
13 5 (1.40%) VMS
14 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.12%) CentOS
15 3 (0.84%) Android
15 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.57%) ITIL
2 57 (16.01%) Migration
3 41 (11.52%) Network Design
4 32 (8.99%) Load Balancing
4 32 (8.99%) Network Management
5 18 (5.06%) Project Management
6 16 (4.49%) Change Management
6 16 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (3.93%) High Availability
9 13 (3.65%) DevOps
9 13 (3.65%) SOA
10 12 (3.37%) Configuration Management
10 12 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (3.37%) People Management
11 11 (3.09%) Capacity Management
12 10 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (2.81%) Service Management
13 9 (2.53%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.27%) PowerShell
2 27 (7.58%) SQL
3 11 (3.09%) Java
3 11 (3.09%) Perl
4 9 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.69%) C#
5 6 (1.69%) Python
6 5 (1.40%) C
6 5 (1.40%) Delphi
6 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.40%) PHP
6 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.84%) C-shell
7 3 (0.84%) Korn
7 3 (0.84%) Ruby
8 2 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 145 (40.73%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (22.75%) CCNA
3 77 (21.63%) CCNP
4 72 (20.22%) Security Cleared
5 58 (16.29%) SC Cleared
6 45 (12.64%) CCIE
7 25 (7.02%) CCDP
8 23 (6.46%) Degree
9 16 (4.49%) JNCIA
10 13 (3.65%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.65%) JNCIE
11 12 (3.37%) JNCIS
11 12 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (2.81%) CCDA
13 9 (2.53%) MCSE
14 7 (1.97%) CISSP
15 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (1.40%) CCIP
16 5 (1.40%) ISEB
16 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.78%) SLA
2 8 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) COBIT
4 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.84%) GMP
4 3 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (24.16%) Active Directory
2 48 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.37%) vSphere
5 6 (1.69%) KVM
5 6 (1.69%) XenApp
6 5 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.84%) Samba
8 3 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.84%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.56%) iptables
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (6.18%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (5.34%) SCCM
3 17 (4.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.65%) Puppet
5 9 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.25%) Ansible
7 7 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (1.97%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.97%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.69%) Nagios
8 6 (1.69%) SCOM
9 5 (1.40%) OpenView
10 4 (1.12%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.12%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.12%) QRadar
10 4 (1.12%) SCSM
11 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 203 (57.02%) Cisco
2 78 (21.91%) VMware
3 62 (17.42%) Microsoft
4 54 (15.17%) Juniper
5 39 (10.96%) Citrix
6 33 (9.27%) F5
7 32 (8.99%) SolarWinds
8 30 (8.43%) CheckPoint
9 29 (8.15%) HP
10 21 (5.90%) NetApp
11 18 (5.06%) Oracle
12 13 (3.65%) Riverbed
13 12 (3.37%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.37%) Palo Alto
14 10 (2.81%) Meraki
14 10 (2.81%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.53%) Aruba
16 8 (2.25%) Avaya
16 8 (2.25%) Dell
16 8 (2.25%) Virgin Media
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Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
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Rate: £200 - £225 per day +
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