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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 546 521 510
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs citing WLAN 115 121 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.52% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 48
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +37.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+35.13% +37.03%

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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -13 107 £350 +7.69% 34
South East -11 26 £344 +4.16% 7
London -20 24 £450 +44.00% 13
East of England +32 20 £275 +4.76% 5
West Midlands -26 14 £290 -7.20% 1
Essex - 12 £275 - 1
Hampshire +6 11 £294 +6.72% 3
Berkshire +3 11 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading +13 10 £375 +7.14%
Basingstoke +6 9 - -
North West +15 8 £350 +16.66% 5
South West -2 8 - - 1
Basildon - 8 £275 - 1
Scotland +5 6 £350 - 2
Wiltshire -1 6 - -
Manchester -5 6 £350 +16.66%
Malmesbury - 6 - -
Birmingham -10 5 £290 -3.33% 1
Leeds +5 4 £400 +42.85% 1
West Yorkshire -2 4 £400 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £363 -
Cambridgeshire +15 3 - - 2
Solihull -10 3 - -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
City of London +38 2 £382 +23.22% 2
Hertfordshire +15 2 £450 +100.00%
Cambridge +11 2 - -
Glasgow +3 2 £275 - 1
Suffolk +2 2 £288 -11.53% 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 159 (73.95%) LAN
2 131 (60.93%) Cisco
3 109 (50.70%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (48.84%) WAN
5 82 (38.14%) Wireless
6 70 (32.56%) CCNP
7 69 (32.09%) Firewall
8 60 (27.91%) CCNA
9 43 (20.00%) VPN
10 36 (16.74%) Telecoms
11 33 (15.35%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (14.42%) VoIP
12 31 (14.42%) Windows
13 30 (13.95%) VLAN
14 28 (13.02%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (12.56%) HP
16 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
17 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
17 24 (11.16%) Juniper
18 23 (10.70%) OSPF
18 23 (10.70%) BGP
19 22 (10.23%) Active Directory
19 22 (10.23%) ITIL
20 21 (9.77%) DNS
20 21 (9.77%) MPLS
20 21 (9.77%) CheckPoint
20 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
20 21 (9.77%) Network Security
21 20 (9.30%) EIGRP
21 20 (9.30%) DHCP

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 13 (6.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.19%) MS Office
3 6 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (73.95%) LAN
2 105 (48.84%) WAN
3 82 (38.14%) Wireless
4 69 (32.09%) Firewall
5 43 (20.00%) VPN
6 33 (15.35%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (14.42%) VoIP
8 30 (13.95%) VLAN
9 28 (13.02%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (10.70%) BGP
10 23 (10.70%) OSPF
11 21 (9.77%) DNS
11 21 (9.77%) MPLS
11 21 (9.77%) Network Security
12 20 (9.30%) DHCP
12 20 (9.30%) EIGRP
13 19 (8.84%) Internet
14 18 (8.37%) Cisco Wireless
14 18 (8.37%) IPsec
14 18 (8.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.47%) Selenium
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 36 (16.74%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.05%) Finance
3 7 (3.26%) Retail
4 5 (2.33%) Electronics
5 4 (1.86%) Marketing
6 3 (1.40%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (36.74%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (13.95%) Architect
3 30 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.30%) Analyst
6 19 (8.84%) Network Architect
7 17 (7.91%) Test Engineer
8 16 (7.44%) Wireless Engineer
9 14 (6.51%) Network Analyst
10 13 (6.05%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 12 (5.58%) RF Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) Support Engineer
12 11 (5.12%) WLAN Engineer
13 10 (4.65%) LAN Engineer
14 9 (4.19%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
14 9 (4.19%) Consultant
15 8 (3.72%) RF Test Engineer
15 8 (3.72%) Technical Architect
16 7 (3.26%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.05%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.86%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.65%) NHS
3 10 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.72%) Replication
5 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.86%) Blog
6 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.86%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) Economics
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) IVR
8 2 (0.93%) Statistics
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.47%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.47%) iPhone
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.42%) Windows
2 15 (6.98%) Linux
2 15 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.26%) Unix
5 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.40%) MVS
6 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.23%) ITIL
2 17 (7.91%) Project Management
3 14 (6.51%) Service Delivery
4 12 (5.58%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.58%) Migration
4 12 (5.58%) Service Management
5 11 (5.12%) Network Design
5 11 (5.12%) Strategic Planning
6 10 (4.65%) Network Management
7 9 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (4.19%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.72%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.26%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (2.79%) Data Analysis
10 6 (2.79%) SOA
10 6 (2.79%) Time Management
11 5 (2.33%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.33%) Risk Management
12 4 (1.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.79%) SQL
2 4 (1.86%) Perl
2 4 (1.86%) Python
3 1 (0.47%) Lisp
3 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (50.70%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (32.56%) CCNP
3 60 (27.91%) CCNA
4 21 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.84%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.98%) CCIE
7 9 (4.19%) MCP
7 9 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.72%) CCDP
8 8 (3.72%) MCSE
8 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.26%) CCA
9 7 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.33%) CWNA
10 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.86%) CCDA
12 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.93%) CWNE
13 2 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) SLA
2 7 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.79%) QA
4 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.72%) DFS Replication
2 8 (3.72%) Firmware
2 8 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.72%) XenApp
2 8 (3.72%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.26%) VMware ESX
3 7 (3.26%) VMware Server
4 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.33%) Xen
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) Samba
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.19%) SCCM
1 9 (4.19%) SCOM
2 8 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (3.72%) SCVMM
3 6 (2.79%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.86%) TrustSec
5 3 (1.40%) Cacti
5 3 (1.40%) OPNET
6 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.93%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.47%) DameWare
7 1 (0.47%) EnCase
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 131 (60.93%) Cisco
2 27 (12.56%) HP
3 24 (11.16%) Juniper
3 24 (11.16%) Microsoft
4 21 (9.77%) CheckPoint
5 17 (7.91%) VMware
6 14 (6.51%) SolarWinds
7 13 (6.05%) Nortel
8 12 (5.58%) Aruba
8 12 (5.58%) Citrix
8 12 (5.58%) F5
8 12 (5.58%) Meraki
9 10 (4.65%) Fortinet
10 9 (4.19%) Avaya
10 9 (4.19%) NetApp
11 7 (3.26%) Brocade
11 7 (3.26%) Riverbed
11 7 (3.26%) Siemens
12 6 (2.79%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.79%) Palo Alto
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