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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
Rank 535 540 534
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing WLAN 67 87 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.15% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 46
Median daily rate £364 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-11.07% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.50

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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 February 2017.

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
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 February 2017. 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 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 +24 66 £363 +3.57% 12
London +17 27 £371 +3.84% 2
South East +19 22 £305 -2.40% 2
Hampshire +10 15 £338 +3.84%
Basingstoke +23 10 - -
West Midlands +10 7 £331 -22.05%
Birmingham +7 5 £350 -17.64%
Berkshire +4 5 £300 -7.69% 2
City of London +13 4 £453 +39.23% 1
East Midlands +11 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire +21 2 £265 -17.18%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £265 -17.18%
Reading +12 2 £300 -11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 2 - -
Kent +3 2 £145 -27.50%
Gloucestershire +2 2 £355 -
South West +1 2 £355 - 1
East of England -9 2 - - 4
Cambridge - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £324 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
North West +20 1 £265 -24.28% 2
Manchester +10 1 £265 -26.89% 2
Maidstone +7 1 £145 -
Leeds +3 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £275 - 1
Solihull - 1 £265 -
Maidenhead - 1 £374 -
Lincoln - 1 - -

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 161 (79.31%) LAN
2 137 (67.49%) Cisco
3 131 (64.53%) WAN
4 108 (53.20%) Firewall
5 102 (50.25%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (38.92%) Wireless
7 66 (32.51%) CCNP
8 56 (27.59%) CheckPoint
9 53 (26.11%) CCNA
10 51 (25.12%) VPN
11 43 (21.18%) Active Directory
12 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
13 39 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (18.72%) TCP/IP
14 38 (18.72%) Windows
14 38 (18.72%) OSPF
15 34 (16.75%) BGP
15 34 (16.75%) DNS
15 34 (16.75%) DHCP
16 33 (16.26%) MPLS
16 33 (16.26%) Cisco Nexus
17 32 (15.76%) Data Centre
17 32 (15.76%) CCIE
17 32 (15.76%) Migration
18 31 (15.27%) Internet
18 31 (15.27%) Juniper
19 28 (13.79%) ITIL
20 27 (13.30%) Network Security
21 25 (12.32%) Finance
22 24 (11.82%) Linux

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 7 (3.45%) GroupWise
2 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.97%) Apache
3 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.91%) MS Office
2 9 (4.43%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (3.45%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.40%) Office 365
4 6 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 161 (79.31%) LAN
2 131 (64.53%) WAN
3 108 (53.20%) Firewall
4 79 (38.92%) Wireless
5 51 (25.12%) VPN
6 39 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (18.72%) OSPF
7 38 (18.72%) TCP/IP
8 34 (16.75%) BGP
8 34 (16.75%) DHCP
8 34 (16.75%) DNS
9 33 (16.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (16.26%) MPLS
10 31 (15.27%) Internet
11 27 (13.30%) Network Security
12 22 (10.84%) VoIP
13 21 (10.34%) VLAN
14 19 (9.36%) EIGRP
14 19 (9.36%) SSL
15 18 (8.87%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (12.32%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.94%) Electronics
4 7 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.97%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (0.99%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.76%) Analyst
3 22 (10.84%) Network Analyst
4 20 (9.85%) Architect
5 18 (8.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (6.90%) Administrator
9 13 (6.40%) Test Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Network Architect
11 10 (4.93%) Migration Engineer
11 10 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) Information Security Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) LAN Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) LAN/WAN Engineer
12 9 (4.43%) Network Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) Network Security Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) Security Administrator
12 9 (4.43%) WAN Engineer
13 7 (3.45%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.43%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.97%) J2EE
2 4 (1.97%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) Core Data
3 1 (0.49%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (0.49%) WAP
3 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.36%) Management Information System
4 15 (7.39%) NHS
5 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.45%) Clustering
6 7 (3.45%) PKI
7 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.99%) CESG
9 2 (0.99%) iPhone
9 2 (0.99%) PMI
9 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.99%) Social Media
9 2 (0.99%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) DataPower
10 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.72%) Windows
2 24 (11.82%) Linux
3 9 (4.43%) Unix
4 8 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.96%) Android
5 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.48%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.76%) Migration
2 28 (13.79%) ITIL
3 20 (9.85%) Strategic Planning
4 19 (9.36%) Network Design
5 17 (8.37%) Information Security
6 14 (6.90%) Network Management
6 14 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 13 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (5.91%) Change Management
8 12 (5.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 12 (5.91%) Project Management
8 12 (5.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (4.43%) Coaching
9 9 (4.43%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.43%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.43%) Threat Management
9 9 (4.43%) TOGAF
10 8 (3.94%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.94%) Network Architecture
10 8 (3.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.46%) Perl
2 5 (2.46%) SQL
3 4 (1.97%) Python
4 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.99%) C
4 2 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (50.25%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (32.51%) CCNP
3 53 (26.11%) CCNA
4 32 (15.76%) CCIE
5 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.91%) MCSE
7 12 (5.91%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.93%) Degree
9 7 (3.45%) CCA
9 7 (3.45%) CCDP
9 7 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (3.45%) MCP
10 5 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.46%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.97%) CISSP
12 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.48%) PMP
12 3 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 43 (21.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.43%) NDS
5 7 (3.45%) Firmware
6 4 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.99%) vSphere
7 2 (0.99%) XenApp
8 1 (0.49%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) FortiGate
1 11 (5.42%) Nagios
1 11 (5.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (4.93%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.45%) Nessus
3 7 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.46%) SCCM
5 3 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.48%) EnCase
5 3 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.99%) Cacti
7 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.49%) SCOM
7 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 137 (67.49%) Cisco
2 56 (27.59%) CheckPoint
3 41 (20.20%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.27%) Juniper
5 22 (10.84%) F5
6 19 (9.36%) Palo Alto
6 19 (9.36%) VMware
7 16 (7.88%) Riverbed
8 13 (6.40%) Citrix
9 12 (5.91%) Novell
9 12 (5.91%) SolarWinds
9 12 (5.91%) Sourcefire
10 11 (5.42%) Fortinet
11 9 (4.43%) HP
11 9 (4.43%) Symantec
12 8 (3.94%) Splunk
13 7 (3.45%) Aruba
13 7 (3.45%) Brocade
13 7 (3.45%) Meraki
13 7 (3.45%) ScanSafe
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