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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 590 545 466
Rank change year-on-year -45 -79 +47
Contract jobs citing VLAN 276 210 134
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.79% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 151 88
10th Percentile £252 £275 £276
25th Percentile £363 £350 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £510
90th Percentile £603 £603 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
10th Percentile - £14.73 -
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.46 £31.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +102.27% -32.31% +26.61%
75th Percentile £48.00 £23.50 £46.88
90th Percentile £49.56 £24.40 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +102.27% -32.31% +26.61%

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 10,126 7,526 5,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 11.44% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,715 4,814 3,380
10th Percentile £250 £231 £192
25th Percentile £400 £355 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £615 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 350 287
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £13.80
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £29.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.48% - +19.05%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £46.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.50 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.41% +10.00% +9.42%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VLAN.

Daily rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VLAN.

Hourly rate trend for VLAN in the UK

VLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VLAN over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -46 229 £450 +11.24% 108
UK excluding London -32 148 £400 -3.03% 84
Work from Home -38 122 £450 - 38
London -47 97 £500 +23.46% 25
South East -22 52 £405 +1.25% 20
South West -10 29 £463 +15.63% 22
Scotland +4 25 £480 +6.67% 1
Midlands -38 19 £350 -15.41% 12
North of England -49 19 £375 -7.30% 23
West Midlands -30 16 £350 -15.66% 8
Yorkshire -28 10 £365 -9.78% 15
North East -3 6 £388 -8.82% 1
East of England -32 4 £500 +53.85% 6
East Midlands -13 3 £319 -17.74% 4
North West -44 3 £325 -23.53% 7

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 156 (56.52%) Firewall
2 121 (43.84%) LAN
3 119 (43.12%) Cisco
4 108 (39.13%) WAN
5 88 (31.88%) Windows
6 81 (29.35%) DNS
7 74 (26.81%) VPN
7 74 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (26.81%) Wireless
8 72 (26.09%) Active Directory
9 63 (22.83%) OSPF
9 63 (22.83%) DHCP
10 62 (22.46%) TCP/IP
10 62 (22.46%) BGP
11 60 (21.74%) Azure
12 58 (21.01%) VMware
13 51 (18.48%) Microsoft
13 51 (18.48%) Social Skills
14 48 (17.39%) Windows Server
15 47 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (16.30%) AWS
16 45 (16.30%) CCNP
16 45 (16.30%) Linux
17 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
18 40 (14.49%) CCNA
19 37 (13.41%) MPLS
19 37 (13.41%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (13.04%) Network Security
21 34 (12.32%) Security Cleared
22 33 (11.96%) Python

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 9 (3.26%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.90%) Confluence
3 4 (1.45%) Apache
3 4 (1.45%) nginx
4 3 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 60 (21.74%) Azure
2 45 (16.30%) AWS
3 31 (11.23%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (4.71%) IaaS
5 12 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (4.35%) PaaS
6 11 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (3.26%) GCP
8 8 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (2.54%) SaaS
10 6 (2.17%) Azure Sentinel
11 5 (1.81%) Azure Stack
11 5 (1.81%) npm
11 5 (1.81%) OneDrive
12 4 (1.45%) Azure AKS
12 4 (1.45%) Azure Monitor
12 4 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.09%) Azure Pipelines
13 3 (1.09%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 156 (56.52%) Firewall
2 121 (43.84%) LAN
3 108 (39.13%) WAN
4 81 (29.35%) DNS
5 74 (26.81%) VPN
5 74 (26.81%) Wireless
6 63 (22.83%) DHCP
6 63 (22.83%) OSPF
7 62 (22.46%) BGP
7 62 (22.46%) TCP/IP
8 37 (13.41%) MPLS
8 37 (13.41%) Wi-Fi
9 36 (13.04%) Network Security
10 30 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
11 29 (10.51%) EIGRP
12 28 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (9.42%) IPsec
13 26 (9.42%) SD-WAN
14 24 (8.70%) Internet
15 23 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.62%) MariaDB
1 10 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.26%) MySQL
3 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.35%) Subversion
4 9 (3.26%) GitLab
4 9 (3.26%) JIRA
5 8 (2.90%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 8 (2.90%) TestRail
6 3 (1.09%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.36%) Gradle
7 1 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
7 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (18.48%) Social Skills
2 28 (10.14%) Finance
3 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.26%) Mandarin Language
5 9 (3.26%) Police
6 7 (2.54%) Banking
7 6 (2.17%) Electronics
8 5 (1.81%) Local Government
9 4 (1.45%) Law
9 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (32.97%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (9.78%) Architect
4 22 (7.97%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (6.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (5.07%) IT Engineer
8 13 (4.71%) Analyst
8 13 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.62%) Consultant
9 10 (3.62%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.62%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.26%) Network Architect
11 8 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.54%) Developer
12 7 (2.54%) Network Analyst
13 6 (2.17%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.17%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.17%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.97%) 802.1X
2 17 (6.16%) RESTful
3 9 (3.26%) JSON
4 8 (2.90%) libvirt
5 6 (2.17%) Web Services
6 5 (1.81%) LDAP
6 5 (1.81%) Node.js
6 5 (1.81%) XMPP
6 5 (1.81%) YAML
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.72%) REST
7 2 (0.72%) SOAP
7 2 (0.72%) XML
8 1 (0.36%) .NET
8 1 (0.36%) Middleware
8 1 (0.36%) OAuth
8 1 (0.36%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.36%) React
8 1 (0.36%) Spine.js
8 1 (0.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (5.07%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.71%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.71%) CCTV
6 11 (3.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (3.26%) IoT
7 9 (3.26%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.90%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.81%) NHS
10 4 (1.45%) CMDB
10 4 (1.45%) Optoelectronics
11 3 (1.09%) Clustering
11 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 88 (31.88%) Windows
2 48 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 45 (16.30%) Linux
4 14 (5.07%) Windows 10
5 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.35%) VMS
7 11 (3.99%) Unix
7 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (2.90%) CentOS
9 8 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.17%) Android
12 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.81%) Solaris
12 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.81%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (10.14%) Migration
4 24 (8.70%) Agile
4 24 (8.70%) ITIL
5 23 (8.33%) Change Management
5 23 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (7.61%) Configuration Management
7 20 (7.25%) Network Design
8 18 (6.52%) DevOps
8 18 (6.52%) Network Architecture
8 18 (6.52%) Network Management
9 17 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (6.16%) High Availability
9 17 (6.16%) Infrastructure as Code
9 17 (6.16%) Load Balancing
10 16 (5.80%) CI/CD
11 15 (5.43%) Knowledge Transfer
11 15 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (5.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.96%) Python
2 17 (6.16%) C
2 17 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.07%) C++
3 14 (5.07%) SQL
4 13 (4.71%) Go
5 11 (3.99%) Bash
6 9 (3.26%) Perl
7 8 (2.90%) Rust
8 5 (1.81%) Korn
9 3 (1.09%) VB
9 3 (1.09%) VBScript
10 2 (0.72%) PHP
10 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.36%) C#
11 1 (0.36%) Java
11 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 74 (26.81%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (16.30%) CCNP
3 40 (14.49%) CCNA
4 34 (12.32%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.88%) Degree
6 16 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.43%) CCIE
8 13 (4.71%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.81%) CCNP Voice
10 5 (1.81%) FFIEC
10 5 (1.81%) HNC
11 4 (1.45%) CCDP
11 4 (1.45%) EMCIE
11 4 (1.45%) EMCTA
12 3 (1.09%) CCDA
13 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.72%) MCP
14 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.99%) PMO
2 9 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.17%) GDPR
3 6 (2.17%) NIST
3 6 (2.17%) SLA
4 5 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.81%) NIST 800
4 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.09%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.36%) NCSC
7 1 (0.36%) RMADS
System Software
1 72 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 47 (17.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.42%) Docker
4 19 (6.88%) KVM
5 18 (6.52%) vSphere
6 17 (6.16%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.99%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.62%) iptables
8 10 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.26%) Firmware
9 9 (3.26%) Xen
10 8 (2.90%) Ceph
10 8 (2.90%) oVirt
10 8 (2.90%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.09%) vCloud
12 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.72%) XenApp
13 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 21 (7.61%) Ansible
3 17 (6.16%) FortiGate
4 14 (5.07%) Terraform
5 13 (4.71%) SCCM
6 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.90%) WSUS
7 7 (2.54%) CASB
7 7 (2.54%) Nagios
8 6 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.81%) Grafana
9 5 (1.81%) Nessus
9 5 (1.81%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (1.81%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.09%) AppManager
11 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.72%) TrustSec
12 2 (0.72%) VxRail
Vendors
1 119 (43.12%) Cisco
2 58 (21.01%) VMware
3 51 (18.48%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.23%) Aruba
4 31 (11.23%) CheckPoint
5 29 (10.51%) HP
6 28 (10.14%) Fortinet
7 25 (9.06%) Palo Alto
8 24 (8.70%) Juniper
9 23 (8.33%) F5
10 13 (4.71%) Meraki
11 12 (4.35%) Citrix
12 11 (3.99%) Arista
13 10 (3.62%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.90%) Atlassian
14 8 (2.90%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.54%) Avaya
15 7 (2.54%) Forcepoint
15 7 (2.54%) Riverbed
16 6 (2.17%) Google