The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 470 516 503
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -13
Contract jobs citing WLAN 152 126 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 1.72% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 74
Median daily rate £330 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.25 £60.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% +203.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £60.00 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +51.85%
WLAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7644 7318 7790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.85% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4704 4257 4377
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 502 444
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.53 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in England

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

WLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

WLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 38 £425 +29.37% 15
South East +23 33 £375 +15.38% 6
East of England +19 28 £275 -31.25% 1
West Midlands -10 16 £270 -14.28% 5
Yorkshire +18 15 £325 -21.40% 1
South West +13 9 - - 1
North West +10 9 £325 -11.86%
East Midlands -2 2 £335 - 1
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WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 England region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 202 (82.11%) LAN
2 151 (61.38%) Cisco
3 146 (59.35%) WAN
4 120 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (35.77%) Firewall
6 86 (34.96%) CCNP
7 73 (29.67%) Wireless
8 58 (23.58%) CCNA
9 46 (18.70%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (17.89%) Data Centre
11 38 (15.45%) VLAN
12 36 (14.63%) VPN
13 34 (13.82%) Windows
14 33 (13.41%) Migration
14 33 (13.41%) Telecoms
15 32 (13.01%) Microsoft
15 32 (13.01%) Active Directory
16 31 (12.60%) Juniper
16 31 (12.60%) Internet
17 30 (12.20%) Network Security
18 29 (11.79%) HP
19 27 (10.98%) OSPF
19 27 (10.98%) BGP
20 26 (10.57%) CheckPoint
20 26 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
21 25 (10.16%) SAN
21 25 (10.16%) VoIP
21 25 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
22 23 (9.35%) CCIE
22 23 (9.35%) ITIL

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 11 (4.47%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.63%) Apache
4 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.81%) GroupWise
5 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (8.54%) MS Office
2 15 (6.10%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.66%) Office 365
3 6 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 202 (82.11%) LAN
2 146 (59.35%) WAN
3 88 (35.77%) Firewall
4 73 (29.67%) Wireless
5 46 (18.70%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (15.45%) VLAN
7 36 (14.63%) VPN
8 31 (12.60%) Internet
9 30 (12.20%) Network Security
10 27 (10.98%) BGP
10 27 (10.98%) OSPF
11 26 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (10.16%) SAN
12 25 (10.16%) VoIP
12 25 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (8.94%) EIGRP
14 17 (6.91%) DHCP
14 17 (6.91%) DNS
15 16 (6.50%) Cisco Wireless
16 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.81%) MySQL
1 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (13.41%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.69%) Finance
3 5 (2.03%) Electronics
3 5 (2.03%) Retail
4 4 (1.63%) Banking
4 4 (1.63%) Marketing
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (41.87%) Network Engineer
2 34 (13.82%) Architect
3 31 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 27 (10.98%) Analyst
6 21 (8.54%) Network Architect
7 20 (8.13%) Network Analyst
8 14 (5.69%) Wireless Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) Consultant
9 13 (5.28%) LAN Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (4.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 11 (4.47%) Network Consultant
12 10 (4.07%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.66%) Test Engineer
13 9 (3.66%) WLAN Engineer
14 8 (3.25%) Project Manager
15 6 (2.44%) Migration Engineer
15 6 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.28%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.63%) J2EE
2 4 (1.63%) Web Services
3 3 (1.22%) CSS
3 3 (1.22%) Middleware
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.89%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.72%) NHS
4 8 (3.25%) Replication
5 6 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.63%) Blog
6 4 (1.63%) Clustering
7 3 (1.22%) DataPower
7 3 (1.22%) Economics
7 3 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.81%) IVR
8 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
9 1 (0.41%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.82%) Windows
2 21 (8.54%) Linux
3 16 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.88%) Unix
7 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.22%) MVS
7 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.81%) Android
8 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.41%) Mandriva Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.41%) Migration
2 23 (9.35%) ITIL
2 23 (9.35%) Strategic Planning
3 20 (8.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (7.32%) Network Design
5 15 (6.10%) Data Analysis
6 12 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 12 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.47%) Project Management
8 10 (4.07%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.25%) TOGAF
10 7 (2.85%) Change Management
10 7 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.85%) Network Management
10 7 (2.85%) Service Management
11 6 (2.44%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.44%) Time Management
12 5 (2.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.63%) SQL
2 2 (0.81%) Perl
2 2 (0.81%) Python
3 1 (0.41%) Lisp
3 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (34.96%) CCNP
3 58 (23.58%) CCNA
4 23 (9.35%) CCIE
5 22 (8.94%) Security Cleared
6 19 (7.72%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.88%) MCP
7 12 (4.88%) MCSE
7 12 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.07%) CCA
8 10 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.85%) CCDP
11 4 (1.63%) CCDA
11 4 (1.63%) CCVP
11 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.22%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.81%) CCSE
13 2 (0.81%) CWNA
13 2 (0.81%) CWNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (3.25%) SLA
2 7 (2.85%) QA
3 5 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.66%) Firmware
4 8 (3.25%) DFS Replication
4 8 (3.25%) XenApp
4 8 (3.25%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.85%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.85%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.44%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.03%) Xen
8 4 (1.63%) NDS
9 2 (0.81%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.81%) vSphere
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.66%) SCCM
1 9 (3.66%) SCOM
2 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (3.25%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.44%) Cacti
3 6 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.63%) OPNET
5 3 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.22%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.22%) Nagios
5 3 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.81%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.41%) EnCase
7 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.41%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 151 (61.38%) Cisco
2 32 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.60%) Juniper
4 29 (11.79%) HP
5 26 (10.57%) CheckPoint
6 22 (8.94%) VMware
7 21 (8.54%) F5
8 15 (6.10%) Citrix
9 12 (4.88%) Aruba
9 12 (4.88%) Palo Alto
9 12 (4.88%) SolarWinds
10 10 (4.07%) Brocade
10 10 (4.07%) Meraki
11 9 (3.66%) NetApp
11 9 (3.66%) Riverbed
12 8 (3.25%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.25%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.25%) Motorola
12 8 (3.25%) TippingPoint
13 7 (2.85%) Novell
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