The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 488 517 516
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -1
Contract jobs citing WLAN 160 144 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 1.81% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 77
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £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 4 4
Median hourly rate £20.25 £40.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.68% +103.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.15 £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%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £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

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

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram

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

WLAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

WLAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

WLAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the UK 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
England +46 152 £330 +1.53% 26
London -30 38 £425 +29.37% 12
South East +23 33 £375 +15.38% 6
East of England +19 28 £275 -31.25% 1
Essex - 24 £275 -
Berkshire +22 17 £400 +25.00% 4
Basildon - 17 £275 -
West Midlands -10 16 £270 -14.28% 5
Yorkshire +18 15 £325 -21.40%
West Yorkshire +25 13 £350 -12.50%
Reading +29 9 £435 - 2
Leeds +15 9 £350 -
South West +13 9 - - 1
North West +10 9 £325 -11.86%
Solihull +9 9 - - 3
Somerset - 8 - -
Taunton - 8 - -
Hampshire +17 6 £475 +72.72%
Scotland +7 5 £275 +0.91%
Birmingham - 5 £270 - 1
Buckinghamshire +26 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes +14 4 - - 1
Basingstoke +13 4 - -
City of London +13 4 £382 +19.37% 4
Glasgow +10 4 £250 -
Cheshire +6 4 £325 -27.77%
Surrey +5 4 £363 -19.44% 1
Manchester -11 4 £350 -5.08%
Croydon - 4 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire +7 2 £325 -23.88%

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for WLAN.

1 212 (81.85%) LAN
2 160 (61.78%) Cisco
3 154 (59.46%) WAN
4 125 (48.26%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (36.29%) Firewall
6 88 (33.98%) CCNP
7 80 (30.89%) Wireless
8 63 (24.32%) CCNA
9 50 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (16.99%) Data Centre
11 42 (16.22%) VPN
12 38 (14.67%) Windows
12 38 (14.67%) VLAN
13 35 (13.51%) Active Directory
14 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
14 34 (13.13%) Internet
15 33 (12.74%) Telecoms
15 33 (12.74%) Migration
16 32 (12.36%) Network Security
17 31 (11.97%) Juniper
18 30 (11.58%) OSPF
18 30 (11.58%) BGP
19 29 (11.20%) CheckPoint
19 29 (11.20%) HP
20 26 (10.04%) SAN
20 26 (10.04%) VoIP
20 26 (10.04%) Wi-Fi
20 26 (10.04%) Cisco Nexus
21 25 (9.65%) EIGRP
22 24 (9.27%) F5

WLAN
Top Related 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 14 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.54%) Apache
4 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.77%) GroupWise
5 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (8.11%) MS Office
2 15 (5.79%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.47%) Office 365
3 6 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 212 (81.85%) LAN
2 154 (59.46%) WAN
3 94 (36.29%) Firewall
4 80 (30.89%) Wireless
5 50 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (16.22%) VPN
7 38 (14.67%) VLAN
8 34 (13.13%) Internet
9 32 (12.36%) Network Security
10 30 (11.58%) BGP
10 30 (11.58%) OSPF
11 26 (10.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (10.04%) SAN
11 26 (10.04%) VoIP
11 26 (10.04%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (9.65%) EIGRP
13 19 (7.34%) DHCP
13 19 (7.34%) DNS
13 19 (7.34%) TCP/IP
14 16 (6.18%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 33 (12.74%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.41%) Finance
3 5 (1.93%) Electronics
3 5 (1.93%) Retail
4 4 (1.54%) Banking
4 4 (1.54%) Marketing
5 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (42.08%) Network Engineer
2 34 (13.13%) Architect
3 33 (12.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (12.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (10.81%) Analyst
6 21 (8.11%) Network Architect
7 20 (7.72%) Network Analyst
8 16 (6.18%) Wireless Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) Consultant
9 14 (5.41%) LAN Engineer
10 13 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (5.02%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 11 (4.25%) Network Consultant
12 10 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) Test Engineer
13 9 (3.47%) WLAN Engineer
14 8 (3.09%) Project Manager
15 7 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
15 7 (2.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.54%) J2EE
2 4 (1.54%) Middleware
2 4 (1.54%) Web Services
3 3 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.99%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.34%) NHS
4 8 (3.09%) Replication
5 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.54%) Blog
6 4 (1.54%) Clustering
6 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.16%) DataPower
7 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.16%) Economics
7 3 (1.16%) IVR
7 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.77%) iPhone
8 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.67%) Windows
2 21 (8.11%) Linux
3 19 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.63%) Unix
7 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.16%) MVS
7 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) Android
8 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.39%) Mandriva Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.74%) Migration
2 23 (8.88%) ITIL
2 23 (8.88%) Strategic Planning
3 20 (7.72%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (6.95%) Network Design
5 15 (5.79%) Data Analysis
5 15 (5.79%) Load Balancing
6 12 (4.63%) Network Management
6 12 (4.63%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.25%) Project Management
8 10 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (3.86%) Mentoring
8 10 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.09%) Change Management
9 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (3.09%) TOGAF
10 7 (2.70%) Service Management
11 6 (2.32%) Network Architecture
11 6 (2.32%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (2.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.93%) SQL
2 2 (0.77%) Perl
2 2 (0.77%) Python
3 1 (0.39%) Lisp
3 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 125 (48.26%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (33.98%) CCNP
3 63 (24.32%) CCNA
4 23 (8.88%) CCIE
5 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
6 19 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.63%) MCP
7 12 (4.63%) MCSE
7 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (3.86%) CCA
8 10 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.70%) CCDP
11 4 (1.54%) CCDA
11 4 (1.54%) CCVP
11 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.16%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.77%) CCSE
13 2 (0.77%) CWNA
13 2 (0.77%) CWNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (3.09%) SLA
2 7 (2.70%) QA
3 5 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 35 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.47%) Firmware
3 9 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.09%) DFS Replication
4 8 (3.09%) XenApp
4 8 (3.09%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.70%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.93%) Xen
7 4 (1.54%) NDS
8 2 (0.77%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.77%) vSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.47%) SCCM
1 9 (3.47%) SCOM
2 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (3.09%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.32%) Cacti
3 6 (2.32%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.54%) OPNET
5 4 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.16%) Nagios
7 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.77%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.39%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 160 (61.78%) Cisco
2 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 31 (11.97%) Juniper
4 29 (11.20%) CheckPoint
4 29 (11.20%) HP
5 24 (9.27%) F5
6 22 (8.49%) VMware
7 15 (5.79%) Citrix
8 14 (5.41%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.02%) Aruba
10 12 (4.63%) Brocade
10 12 (4.63%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.86%) Meraki
11 10 (3.86%) Riverbed
12 9 (3.47%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.47%) NetApp
13 8 (3.09%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.09%) Motorola
13 8 (3.09%) TippingPoint
14 7 (2.70%) Novell
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