Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 531 501 539
Rank change year-on-year -30 +38 -116
Contract jobs citing VLAN 413 376 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 2.89% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 248 227
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% +2.89% +1.43%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £223
90th Percentile £550 £529 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 15
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +148.39% -47.90%
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.20 £10.88
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -2.60% +152.46% -54.14%

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 July 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 July 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 20 July 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 -23 371 £400 +6.67% 126
UK excluding London -1 293 £375 +4.17% 90
London -53 115 £425 +6.25% 45
South East -17 96 £353 -5.87% 25
Midlands +24 55 £310 +3.33% 14
West Midlands +12 45 £475 +18.75% 9
North of England -51 39 £462 +25.29% 21
South West +6 35 £320 +56.10% 4
East of England +18 33 £450 +20.00% 17
North West -30 32 £474 +25.56% 10
Scotland -39 16 £351 -7.32% 6
Wales +3 14 £325 +75.68% 2
East Midlands +4 11 £300 +9.09% 5
Northern Ireland +24 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -31 6 - - 8
North East -8 1 £450 +12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 236 (57.14%) Firewall
2 206 (49.88%) Cisco
3 161 (38.98%) WAN
4 160 (38.74%) LAN
5 150 (36.32%) VPN
6 146 (35.35%) Windows
7 130 (31.48%) DNS
8 128 (30.99%) Active Directory
9 125 (30.27%) Cisco Certification
10 119 (28.81%) VMware
11 116 (28.09%) DHCP
12 108 (26.15%) BGP
13 105 (25.42%) Security Cleared
14 97 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (23.49%) MPLS
15 95 (23.00%) Juniper
16 88 (21.31%) Microsoft
17 85 (20.58%) ITIL
18 81 (19.61%) CCNP
19 80 (19.37%) OSPF
19 80 (19.37%) Windows Server
20 77 (18.64%) TCP/IP
21 76 (18.40%) Migration
22 73 (17.68%) Linux
23 72 (17.43%) Wireless
23 72 (17.43%) SC Cleared
24 69 (16.71%) Data Centre
25 63 (15.25%) Network Security
26 62 (15.01%) CCNA
27 57 (13.80%) 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 40 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.05%) IIS
3 21 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.60%) Skype for Business
5 18 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.18%) Confluence
9 7 (1.69%) Apache
10 6 (1.45%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.73%) CMS
14 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 28 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.08%) Office 365
2 43 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.94%) Yammer
6 7 (1.69%) IaaS
6 7 (1.69%) PaaS
7 4 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.97%) Serverless
8 3 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.73%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.73%) Route 53
8 3 (0.73%) SaaS
8 3 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 236 (57.14%) Firewall
2 161 (38.98%) WAN
3 160 (38.74%) LAN
4 150 (36.32%) VPN
5 130 (31.48%) DNS
6 116 (28.09%) DHCP
7 108 (26.15%) BGP
8 97 (23.49%) MPLS
9 80 (19.37%) OSPF
10 77 (18.64%) TCP/IP
11 72 (17.43%) Wireless
12 63 (15.25%) Network Security
13 57 (13.80%) SAN
14 55 (13.32%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (10.17%) Ethernet
16 41 (9.93%) WLAN
17 36 (8.72%) SNMP
18 34 (8.23%) Cisco Nexus
19 33 (7.99%) Cisco IOS
20 31 (7.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.39%) MySQL
3 8 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.73%) Big Data
7 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.48%) Power BI
7 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (3.15%) JIRA
2 10 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.21%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.24%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) Hudson
8 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (9.20%) Finance
2 16 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.69%) Banking
4 6 (1.45%) Back Office
5 4 (0.97%) Retail
6 3 (0.73%) French Language
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
6 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (36.08%) Network Engineer
2 69 (16.71%) Architect
3 37 (8.96%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (7.02%) Network Architect
6 28 (6.78%) Analyst
7 18 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (4.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 18 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 17 (4.12%) Consultant
8 17 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (4.12%) Security Engineer
9 16 (3.87%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 15 (3.63%) Security Architect
10 15 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (3.39%) Network Support
12 13 (3.15%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.15%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.81%) 802.1X
2 17 (4.12%) Web Services
3 11 (2.66%) LDAP
4 8 (1.94%) .NET
5 6 (1.45%) J2EE
5 6 (1.45%) JSON
5 6 (1.45%) MAPI
5 6 (1.45%) Visualforce
5 6 (1.45%) YAML
6 5 (1.21%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (0.97%) COM
7 4 (0.97%) LAMP
7 4 (0.97%) RESTful
8 3 (0.73%) WSH
8 3 (0.73%) XML
8 3 (0.73%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Axis
9 2 (0.48%) HTML
9 2 (0.48%) SOAP
9 2 (0.48%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.71%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.60%) Clustering
3 19 (4.60%) PKI
4 17 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.15%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.66%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.18%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.18%) Replication
7 9 (2.18%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.21%) CESG
10 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.97%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.73%) CMDB
11 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.73%) Fintech
11 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 146 (35.35%) Windows
2 80 (19.37%) Windows Server
3 73 (17.68%) Linux
4 38 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (8.96%) Unix
6 35 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (4.84%) Windows 7
9 18 (4.36%) Windows 10
9 18 (4.36%) Windows NT
10 17 (4.12%) Solaris
11 13 (3.15%) AIX
11 13 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.91%) Windows 2000
12 12 (2.91%) Windows XP
13 11 (2.66%) CentOS
13 11 (2.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 10 (2.42%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.21%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.58%) ITIL
2 76 (18.40%) Migration
3 38 (9.20%) Project Management
4 34 (8.23%) Network Virtualisation
5 30 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (7.02%) High Availability
7 27 (6.54%) Network Design
8 25 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (6.05%) PRINCE2
9 24 (5.81%) Network Management
10 22 (5.33%) Load Balancing
10 22 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (5.08%) DevOps
12 20 (4.84%) Change Control
13 19 (4.60%) Data Protection
14 18 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.36%) SIEM
15 16 (3.87%) Information Security
15 16 (3.87%) Problem Management
15 16 (3.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.11%) SQL
2 43 (10.41%) PowerShell
3 35 (8.47%) Python
4 17 (4.12%) Perl
5 15 (3.63%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.39%) C
7 10 (2.42%) Java
8 6 (1.45%) Apex Code
8 6 (1.45%) VBA
9 4 (0.97%) Ruby
9 4 (0.97%) VBScript
10 3 (0.73%) C#
10 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) AWK
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.24%) Go
12 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.24%) Lisp
12 1 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 125 (30.27%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (25.42%) Security Cleared
3 81 (19.61%) CCNP
4 72 (17.43%) SC Cleared
5 62 (15.01%) CCNA
6 42 (10.17%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.05%) JNCIS
7 25 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (4.60%) CCDP
9 17 (4.12%) Degree
10 15 (3.63%) MCSE
11 13 (3.15%) HNC
12 12 (2.91%) CCIE
12 12 (2.91%) JNCIA
13 11 (2.66%) CISSP
13 11 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (2.42%) SANS
15 9 (2.18%) CCA
15 9 (2.18%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.39%) GDPR
2 13 (3.15%) SLA
3 9 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.45%) QA
5 5 (1.21%) COBIT
5 5 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.73%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.73%) PMO
8 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 97 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.62%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.78%) vSphere
5 27 (6.54%) XenApp
6 24 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (4.60%) XenDesktop
8 17 (4.12%) VMware NSX
9 16 (3.87%) XenServer
10 15 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (2.91%) NFS
11 12 (2.91%) VirtualBox
12 10 (2.42%) DFS Replication
12 10 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.18%) BitLocker
13 9 (2.18%) Docker
14 7 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (1.45%) Firmware
16 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (10.65%) SCCM
2 17 (4.12%) Backup Exec
3 16 (3.87%) Ansible
4 14 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.94%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.69%) SCOM
7 7 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.45%) Cacti
8 6 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.21%) Terraform
10 4 (0.97%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.97%) Nagios
10 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.97%) Puppet
11 3 (0.73%) Netcool
Vendors
1 206 (49.88%) Cisco
2 119 (28.81%) VMware
3 95 (23.00%) Juniper
4 88 (21.31%) Microsoft
5 50 (12.11%) Citrix
6 47 (11.38%) CheckPoint
7 43 (10.41%) Palo Alto
8 34 (8.23%) Red Hat
9 29 (7.02%) F5
9 29 (7.02%) Oracle
10 28 (6.78%) Aruba
11 27 (6.54%) Symantec
12 26 (6.30%) SolarWinds
13 24 (5.81%) HP
14 19 (4.60%) EMC
14 19 (4.60%) IBM
15 17 (4.12%) Dell
16 15 (3.63%) Sophos
17 13 (3.15%) Apple
17 13 (3.15%) McAfee