The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 66 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing WLAN 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £250 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +41.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.90% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.98%
WLAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
101 113 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.15% 17.12% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 66
Median daily rate £438 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.56 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £19.95 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing WLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the Birmingham region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the Birmingham region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (62.50%) Meraki
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (50.00%) Aruba
5 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (37.50%) CCDA
6 3 (37.50%) CCDP
6 3 (37.50%) CCIE
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) HP
6 3 (37.50%) Huawei
6 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (25.00%) Linux
7 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 1 (12.50%) RIP
8 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
8 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (12.50%) HSRP
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) RIP
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) VRRP
5 1 (12.50%) WAAS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Logistics
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCDA
2 3 (37.50%) CCDP
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Meraki
3 4 (50.00%) Aruba
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Huawei
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) VMware