The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 135 158 138
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs citing WLAN 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 0.95% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £319 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £334 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +51.85%
WLAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
523 529 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.02% 12.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 292 246
Median daily rate £386 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £227 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 52
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WLAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Manchester +2 7 £350 +9.80%
Cheshire - 4 £325 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 North West region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 15 (93.75%) LAN
1 15 (93.75%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (31.25%) VLAN
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) CCNA
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) CCNP
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
7 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LAN
1 15 (93.75%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) VLAN
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) FWSM
7 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (12.50%) IPsec
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CWNA
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Xen
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cacti
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 2 (12.50%) Infor
3 2 (12.50%) Lotus
3 2 (12.50%) Polycom
3 2 (12.50%) Siemens
4 1 (6.25%) Aruba
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu
4 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam