Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 507 541
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 -86
Contract jobs citing VLAN 244 398 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 3.15% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 277 227
UK median daily rate £375 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +9.33% +6.38%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £223
90th Percentile £504 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £25.34 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% -13.75% -23.70%
10th Percentile £15.44 £22.90 £12.40
90th Percentile £30.75 £39.58 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.65 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.40% -23.08% -15.58%

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 9,327 12,653 13,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 12.75% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,601 7,662 8,190
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 564 694
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -3.54% -9.55%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.52
% change year-on-year +14.88% -10.81% -9.21%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +32 227 £373 -6.88% 234
UK excluding London +37 174 £375 -6.25% 210
London +53 69 £363 -14.20% 41
South East +44 68 £375 -5.30% 52
North of England +35 27 £340 -2.86% 61
Midlands +44 25 £263 -44.44% 36
West Midlands +36 22 £263 -45.60% 24
East of England +41 21 £288 -23.33% 20
South West +27 17 £333 -20.60% 25
Yorkshire +50 12 £306 -7.20% 23
North West +31 12 £523 +29.01% 36
Wales +24 9 £406 -4.41% 7
Scotland +21 6 £438 +20.69% 10
East Midlands +30 3 £425 +112.50% 12
North East +7 3 £325 -14.47% 2
Northern Ireland +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 148 (60.66%) Firewall
2 146 (59.84%) Cisco
3 116 (47.54%) Windows
4 106 (43.44%) Active Directory
5 103 (42.21%) LAN
6 100 (40.98%) WAN
7 92 (37.70%) VPN
8 90 (36.89%) VMware
9 88 (36.07%) DNS
10 74 (30.33%) DHCP
11 69 (28.28%) Microsoft
12 68 (27.87%) Windows Server
13 66 (27.05%) TCP/IP
13 66 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
14 59 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 56 (22.95%) MPLS
16 52 (21.31%) Wireless
17 51 (20.90%) BGP
18 48 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 47 (19.26%) Data Centre
20 44 (18.03%) Office 365
20 44 (18.03%) OSPF
20 44 (18.03%) CCNP
21 43 (17.62%) SCCM
22 42 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
23 40 (16.39%) IPsec
23 40 (16.39%) Network Security
24 35 (14.34%) Azure
24 35 (14.34%) VoIP
24 35 (14.34%) ITIL

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 26 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.10%) IIS
5 8 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
8 2 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.41%) nginx
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) Houdini
5 1 (0.41%) Maya
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.03%) Office 365
2 35 (14.34%) Azure
3 20 (8.20%) AWS
4 8 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.87%) IaaS
6 6 (2.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (1.64%) PaaS
7 4 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.64%) Yammer
8 3 (1.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.82%) G Suite
9 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.82%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.82%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Heroku
10 1 (0.41%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (60.66%) Firewall
2 103 (42.21%) LAN
3 100 (40.98%) WAN
4 92 (37.70%) VPN
5 88 (36.07%) DNS
6 74 (30.33%) DHCP
7 66 (27.05%) TCP/IP
8 56 (22.95%) MPLS
9 52 (21.31%) Wireless
10 51 (20.90%) BGP
11 44 (18.03%) OSPF
12 42 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (16.39%) IPsec
13 40 (16.39%) Network Security
14 35 (14.34%) VoIP
15 29 (11.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (11.07%) SSL
17 23 (9.43%) Internet
17 23 (9.43%) Spanning Tree
18 21 (8.61%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.82%) Power BI
2 2 (0.82%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.41%) Big Data
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) Redis
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.41%) CF BOSH
2 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (10.66%) Finance
2 20 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.92%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.28%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.05%) French Language
5 5 (2.05%) German Language
6 4 (1.64%) Law
6 4 (1.64%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Local Government
7 3 (1.23%) Publishing
7 3 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (39.34%) Network Engineer
2 41 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.89%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (6.97%) Security Engineer
6 15 (6.15%) Analyst
6 15 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (5.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (5.33%) Architect
9 12 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.10%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.10%) Network Architect
12 8 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Network Analyst
13 7 (2.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.25%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.87%) LDAP
3 5 (2.05%) Web Services
4 3 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.82%) LAMP
6 1 (0.41%) .NET
6 1 (0.41%) J2EE
6 1 (0.41%) Jinja
6 1 (0.41%) JSON
6 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.41%) SAML
6 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.26%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.43%) PKI
3 15 (6.15%) Fat Client
3 15 (6.15%) Thin Client
4 12 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.69%) Clustering
6 5 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.23%) CESG
8 3 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.23%) IPTV
8 3 (1.23%) NHS
8 3 (1.23%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 116 (47.54%) Windows
2 68 (27.87%) Windows Server
3 34 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (13.52%) Windows 10
5 29 (11.89%) Linux
6 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.20%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.46%) Unix
8 6 (2.46%) VMS
9 3 (1.23%) Android
9 3 (1.23%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.82%) Debian
10 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.82%) SUSE
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (14.34%) ITIL
3 23 (9.43%) Migration
3 23 (9.43%) Network Management
3 23 (9.43%) Project Delivery
4 17 (6.97%) Network Design
5 16 (6.56%) High Availability
6 15 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (6.15%) Network Virtualisation
7 14 (5.74%) Change Management
8 12 (4.92%) Service Management
9 11 (4.51%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.51%) Load Balancing
10 9 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.69%) ITSM
10 9 (3.69%) Technical Leadership
10 9 (3.69%) Web Filtering
11 8 (3.28%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 22 (9.02%) SQL
3 7 (2.87%) Python
4 3 (1.23%) C
4 3 (1.23%) VB
5 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (18.03%) CCNP
3 34 (13.93%) CCNA
4 31 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.56%) CCIE
6 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.33%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.51%) DV Cleared
7 11 (4.51%) MCSE
8 6 (2.46%) CCA
8 6 (2.46%) CCDP
8 6 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.05%) CCIE Security
10 4 (1.64%) CCSP
10 4 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.23%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.82%) Degree
13 1 (0.41%) MCITP
13 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.51%) SLA
3 7 (2.87%) GDPR
3 7 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.23%) COBIT
4 3 (1.23%) QA
5 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 106 (43.44%) Active Directory
2 59 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.43%) XenApp
5 16 (6.56%) XenDesktop
6 13 (5.33%) DFS Replication
6 13 (5.33%) vSphere
7 9 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (2.05%) VMware NSX
9 5 (2.05%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.23%) Firmware
11 3 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.82%) Docker
13 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (17.62%) SCCM
2 11 (4.51%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.28%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.28%) SCOM
4 7 (2.87%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.05%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.05%) Terraform
5 5 (2.05%) WSUS
6 4 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.64%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.64%) vRealize
7 3 (1.23%) Ansible
7 3 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.23%) Nagios
7 3 (1.23%) Nessus
7 3 (1.23%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 146 (59.84%) Cisco
2 90 (36.89%) VMware
3 69 (28.28%) Microsoft
4 35 (14.34%) Citrix
5 34 (13.93%) Juniper
5 34 (13.93%) Palo Alto
6 30 (12.30%) SolarWinds
7 25 (10.25%) Dell
8 20 (8.20%) Aruba
9 16 (6.56%) CheckPoint
9 16 (6.56%) F5
10 15 (6.15%) EMC
11 12 (4.92%) Infoblox
12 11 (4.51%) McAfee
12 11 (4.51%) Meraki
13 10 (4.10%) HP
13 10 (4.10%) NetApp
14 9 (3.69%) Google
15 7 (2.87%) EqualLogic
15 7 (2.87%) Veritas