Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 467 427
Rank change year-on-year -41 -40 +33
Contract jobs citing VLAN 400 474 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 2.84% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 281 369
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £177 £220 £205
90th Percentile £509 £503 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +26.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 31
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.88 £40.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -27.81% +92.77% -24.55%

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 13669 16708 15902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.73% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8303 10144 9104
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 842 1036
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.00% +25.00% -

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 -7 365 £350 - 53
UK excluding London +6 247 £338 -3.57% 37
London -26 142 £375 - 17
South East +19 72 £325 -9.72% 8
North of England +82 60 £350 -8.50% 11
North West +23 43 £350 -8.50% 6
South West +10 32 £231 -28.85% 6
Midlands +10 32 £400 +40.35% 8
East of England -27 26 £298 -6.88% 3
West Midlands +5 21 £415 +38.33% 4
Yorkshire +36 14 £350 -12.50% 5
Wales +19 14 £325 -10.96%
East Midlands -1 11 £300 +22.45% 4
Scotland +2 9 £344 -1.79% 1
North East +67 3 £400 +60.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 201 (50.25%) Firewall
2 197 (49.25%) Cisco
3 172 (43.00%) Windows
4 138 (34.50%) LAN
5 133 (33.25%) VPN
6 128 (32.00%) Active Directory
7 127 (31.75%) WAN
8 124 (31.00%) DNS
8 124 (31.00%) Cisco Certification
9 108 (27.00%) VMware
10 107 (26.75%) TCP/IP
11 99 (24.75%) DHCP
12 97 (24.25%) Windows Server
13 96 (24.00%) OSPF
14 94 (23.50%) Microsoft
15 91 (22.75%) BGP
16 86 (21.50%) CCNP
17 83 (20.75%) MPLS
18 78 (19.50%) Security Cleared
19 76 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
20 74 (18.50%) CCNA
20 74 (18.50%) ITIL
21 71 (17.75%) Migration
22 70 (17.50%) Network Security
23 67 (16.75%) Juniper
24 64 (16.00%) Linux
25 60 (15.00%) Citrix
26 58 (14.50%) Data Centre
27 51 (12.75%) Office 365
27 51 (12.75%) SC Cleared

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 37 (9.25%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.00%) IIS
3 20 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.00%) Apache
4 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.75%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.75%) JBoss
11 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
1 17 (4.25%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.75%) Office 365
2 37 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.25%) IaaS
5 11 (2.75%) PaaS
6 8 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.25%) SaaS
8 4 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.75%) Akamai
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.75%) G Suite
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 201 (50.25%) Firewall
2 138 (34.50%) LAN
3 133 (33.25%) VPN
4 127 (31.75%) WAN
5 124 (31.00%) DNS
6 107 (26.75%) TCP/IP
7 99 (24.75%) DHCP
8 96 (24.00%) OSPF
9 91 (22.75%) BGP
10 83 (20.75%) MPLS
11 70 (17.50%) Network Security
12 49 (12.25%) VoIP
12 49 (12.25%) Wireless
13 44 (11.00%) SAN
14 39 (9.75%) EIGRP
15 37 (9.25%) Wi-Fi
16 33 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (8.25%) Ethernet
17 28 (7.00%) IPsec
18 27 (6.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.25%) MS Access
5 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.25%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.25%) MySQL
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) Redis
7 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.25%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.75%) JIRA
4 6 (1.50%) Maven
5 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.25%) git-flow
6 2 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.25%) Ant
7 1 (0.25%) MSI
7 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.25%) Redmine
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (10.50%) Finance
2 35 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.25%) Banking
4 14 (3.50%) Billing
5 11 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.00%) Back Office
6 8 (2.00%) Retail
7 6 (1.50%) Legal
7 6 (1.50%) Romanian Language
8 5 (1.25%) Military
9 4 (1.00%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 39 (9.75%) Architect
3 30 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 27 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 25 (6.25%) Consultant
7 22 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (5.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 21 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (5.00%) Analyst
10 18 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (4.25%) Network Architect
12 16 (4.00%) IT Support
13 15 (3.75%) Administrator
13 15 (3.75%) Security Consultant
13 15 (3.75%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.25%) Migration Engineer
16 12 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
17 11 (2.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.50%) .NET
2 15 (3.75%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.75%) J2EE
4 6 (1.50%) JSON
5 5 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.25%) COM
5 5 (1.25%) HTML
5 5 (1.25%) jQuery
5 5 (1.25%) LAMP
5 5 (1.25%) Web Services
5 5 (1.25%) XML
6 4 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.00%) Visualforce
7 3 (0.75%) RESTful
8 2 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.50%) SOAP
9 1 (0.25%) Middleware
9 1 (0.25%) OAuth
9 1 (0.25%) SAML
9 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.25%) Clustering
7 8 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.75%) iPad
9 6 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.50%) Fintech
9 6 (1.50%) PKI
9 6 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.25%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.00%) FMCG
11 4 (1.00%) iPhone
12 3 (0.75%) CCTV
12 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 172 (43.00%) Windows
2 97 (24.25%) Windows Server
3 64 (16.00%) Linux
4 47 (11.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (9.00%) Windows 7
6 32 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (7.50%) Unix
7 30 (7.50%) Windows 10
8 28 (7.00%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.25%) CentOS
11 8 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.00%) Solaris
12 6 (1.50%) SUSE
13 5 (1.25%) AIX
13 5 (1.25%) Android
13 5 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.50%) ITIL
2 71 (17.75%) Migration
3 37 (9.25%) Network Design
4 32 (8.00%) Change Management
5 28 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (7.00%) Load Balancing
6 26 (6.50%) Configuration Management
7 25 (6.25%) Project Management
8 23 (5.75%) High Availability
8 23 (5.75%) SIEM
9 22 (5.50%) Network Management
10 17 (4.25%) DevOps
11 16 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (4.00%) ITIL V3
11 16 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (3.25%) Change Control
13 13 (3.25%) Network Virtualisation
13 13 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.25%) SQL
2 28 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.75%) Bash Shell
4 17 (4.25%) Perl
5 16 (4.00%) Python
6 9 (2.25%) C
6 9 (2.25%) Java
7 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.50%) C#
8 6 (1.50%) Korn
9 5 (1.25%) Delphi
9 5 (1.25%) Groovy
9 5 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.00%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.75%) C-shell
11 3 (0.75%) PHP
12 2 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
13 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (31.00%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (21.50%) CCNP
3 78 (19.50%) Security Cleared
4 74 (18.50%) CCNA
5 51 (12.75%) SC Cleared
6 29 (7.25%) DV Cleared
7 28 (7.00%) Degree
8 26 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (5.75%) CCIE
10 19 (4.75%) CISSP
11 17 (4.25%) MCSE
12 15 (3.75%) CCDP
12 15 (3.75%) JNCIS
13 13 (3.25%) MCSA
14 12 (3.00%) CISM
15 11 (2.75%) CompTIA Security+
15 11 (2.75%) Security+ Certification
16 8 (2.00%) CCVP
16 8 (2.00%) ISEB
17 7 (1.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.25%) SLA
2 14 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) PMO
5 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 128 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 76 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.75%) vSphere
5 18 (4.50%) VMware NSX
6 16 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (3.25%) XenApp
9 11 (2.75%) ProxySG
10 9 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (1.75%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.75%) XenServer
12 5 (1.25%) Samba
13 4 (1.00%) KVM
13 4 (1.00%) NFS
14 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.75%) iptables
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (10.25%) SCCM
2 20 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (4.00%) Puppet
4 15 (3.75%) SCOM
5 13 (3.25%) Nagios
6 11 (2.75%) Ansible
6 11 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.50%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.50%) Cacti
10 6 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (1.50%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.25%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.25%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (1.25%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 197 (49.25%) Cisco
2 108 (27.00%) VMware
3 94 (23.50%) Microsoft
4 67 (16.75%) Juniper
5 60 (15.00%) Citrix
6 45 (11.25%) CheckPoint
6 45 (11.25%) HP
7 40 (10.00%) F5
8 30 (7.50%) SolarWinds
9 24 (6.00%) Palo Alto
10 20 (5.00%) Dell
10 20 (5.00%) Oracle
11 15 (3.75%) Blue Coat
12 14 (3.50%) Brocade
13 13 (3.25%) Meraki
14 12 (3.00%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.00%) NetApp
15 11 (2.75%) Apple
15 11 (2.75%) IBM
16 10 (2.50%) Avaya