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 3 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 554 556 583
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Contract jobs citing WLAN 93 84 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.01% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -17.85%

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -5 93 £350 -1.75% 12
South East +14 36 £325 -5.10% 2
London -36 23 £358 -4.66% 2
Hampshire - 20 £293 -
Berkshire +14 14 £338 +17.39% 1
Basingstoke - 14 - -
East of England +13 12 £413 +42.24% 1
Hertfordshire +20 9 £425 +13.33%
Reading -1 8 £350 +21.73%
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £413 -
South West - 7 £338 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £357 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £357 -
North East - 5 £357 -
City of London +27 4 £345 -23.33%
Birmingham +4 4 £344 +14.58%
West Midlands -9 4 £344 -8.33%
North West - 4 £225 - 3
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
West Yorkshire +5 2 £390 +11.42% 1
Cambridge +1 2 - -
Milton Keynes -2 2 - -
Yorkshire -4 2 £390 +11.42% 1
Leeds -12 2 £390 +11.42% 1
Cheshire - 2 £225 -
Merseyside - 2 £225 - 1
Chester - 2 £225 -
Liverpool - 2 £225 - 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 121 (69.14%) LAN
2 116 (66.29%) Cisco
3 93 (53.14%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (50.29%) Wireless
5 72 (41.14%) WAN
6 70 (40.00%) CCNP
7 55 (31.43%) Firewall
8 39 (22.29%) VPN
9 37 (21.14%) Telecoms
10 35 (20.00%) CCNA
11 31 (17.71%) VoIP
12 30 (17.14%) DNS
13 29 (16.57%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (16.00%) HP
14 28 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (14.86%) ITIL
16 24 (13.71%) MPLS
16 24 (13.71%) DHCP
17 22 (12.57%) OSPF
18 21 (12.00%) EIGRP
18 21 (12.00%) IPsec
19 20 (11.43%) Aruba
20 19 (10.86%) LTE
20 19 (10.86%) Cisco Wireless
20 19 (10.86%) BGP
20 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
21 18 (10.29%) Project Management
21 18 (10.29%) Data Centre
21 18 (10.29%) Meraki
22 17 (9.71%) Microsoft

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 4 (2.29%) Node.js
2 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.71%) MS Office
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 121 (69.14%) LAN
2 88 (50.29%) Wireless
3 72 (41.14%) WAN
4 55 (31.43%) Firewall
5 39 (22.29%) VPN
6 31 (17.71%) VoIP
7 30 (17.14%) DNS
8 29 (16.57%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (13.71%) DHCP
10 24 (13.71%) MPLS
11 22 (12.57%) OSPF
12 21 (12.00%) EIGRP
12 21 (12.00%) IPsec
13 19 (10.86%) BGP
13 19 (10.86%) Cisco Wireless
13 19 (10.86%) LTE
13 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
14 15 (8.57%) 3G
14 15 (8.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 37 (21.14%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.43%) Finance
3 7 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (45.71%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.86%) Architect
2 26 (14.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.57%) Analyst
4 15 (8.57%) Network Architect
5 14 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Test Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) LAN Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) Network Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) WLAN Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) RF Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) RF Test Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Wireless Engineer
12 7 (4.00%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
13 6 (3.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.29%) JSON
2 4 (2.29%) OAuth
2 4 (2.29%) OAuth2
2 4 (2.29%) OpenID
2 4 (2.29%) REST
2 4 (2.29%) RESTful
2 4 (2.29%) SAML
3 1 (0.57%) J2EE
3 1 (0.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.29%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.29%) Blog
4 4 (2.29%) Cryptography
5 3 (1.71%) Statistics
6 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) CCTV
7 1 (0.57%) Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) DataPower
7 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.57%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.00%) Linux
2 12 (6.86%) Unix
2 12 (6.86%) Windows
3 4 (2.29%) Android
3 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.86%) ITIL
2 18 (10.29%) Project Management
3 15 (8.57%) Service Management
4 12 (6.86%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (5.71%) Migration
5 10 (5.71%) Network Design
6 8 (4.57%) Network Architecture
6 8 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (4.00%) Network Management
8 6 (3.43%) Change Management
8 6 (3.43%) High Availability
8 6 (3.43%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.43%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (2.29%) Analytics
10 4 (2.29%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.29%) ETL
10 4 (2.29%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.43%) SQL
2 5 (2.86%) Perl
2 5 (2.86%) Python
3 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (53.14%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (40.00%) CCNP
3 35 (20.00%) CCNA
4 15 (8.57%) CCIE
5 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.29%) Degree
8 6 (3.43%) CCDP
8 6 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.86%) CWNA
10 2 (1.14%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.14%) CWNE
10 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) MCP
10 2 (1.14%) MCSE
10 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CISSP
11 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.57%) PMP
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) SLA
2 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.29%) QA
4 3 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) Firmware
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.29%) SCCM
3 3 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.14%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.14%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.14%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.57%) DameWare
5 1 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.57%) Nagios
5 1 (0.57%) OPNET
5 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (66.29%) Cisco
2 28 (16.00%) HP
3 20 (11.43%) Aruba
4 18 (10.29%) Meraki
5 17 (9.71%) Microsoft
6 16 (9.14%) Avaya
6 16 (9.14%) CheckPoint
7 14 (8.00%) Nortel
7 14 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 11 (6.29%) VMware
9 10 (5.71%) F5
9 10 (5.71%) Juniper
10 9 (5.14%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.57%) Siemens
12 7 (4.00%) Brocade
12 7 (4.00%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.43%) NetScout
14 5 (2.86%) Genesys
14 5 (2.86%) Polycom
15 4 (2.29%) Blue Coat
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