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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK
Rank 506 538 490
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -48
Contract jobs citing WLAN 75 80 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.09% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 67
Median daily rate £325 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £286 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £509 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £374 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.06% +10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £28.00

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
6749 7373 7500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.52% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4286 4243
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 367 417
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +38 73 £325 -16.66% 21
London +9 30 £366 -5.48% 5
South East +14 18 £313 -22.36% 6
East of England -2 11 £300 -33.33%
Berkshire +10 9 £300 -11.11% 3
Suffolk - 8 £300 -
Hampshire +16 7 £300 -29.41% 1
City of London +2 7 £380 +26.66% 3
Basingstoke +10 5 - - 1
West Midlands +3 5 £289 -0.43% 2
Reading +12 4 £300 -21.31% 2
Yorkshire +16 3 £293 -8.59%
Birmingham -1 3 £313 -26.47% 1
Beccles - 3 £300 -
South West +11 2 £355 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - - 1
Newbury +4 2 £463 +48.00%
Haverhill - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £355 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £338 -
North West +22 1 £265 -26.89% 5
Edinburgh +20 1 £300 -20.00% 1
Scotland +19 1 £300 -20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +18 1 £265 -17.18%
Manchester +13 1 £265 -26.89% 2
Bedfordshire +8 1 £415 +66.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 1 - - 1
Oxford +4 1 £350 -17.64%

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 191 (82.33%) LAN
2 158 (68.10%) Cisco
3 153 (65.95%) WAN
4 123 (53.02%) Firewall
5 116 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (38.36%) Wireless
7 76 (32.76%) CCNP
8 59 (25.43%) CheckPoint
9 56 (24.14%) CCNA
10 55 (23.71%) VPN
11 50 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (20.26%) Microsoft
13 45 (19.40%) OSPF
14 43 (18.53%) Active Directory
15 42 (18.10%) Data Centre
16 41 (17.67%) BGP
17 39 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (16.38%) CCIE
18 38 (16.38%) TCP/IP
19 37 (15.95%) Juniper
19 37 (15.95%) Migration
20 36 (15.52%) Internet
20 36 (15.52%) DHCP
21 35 (15.09%) Windows
22 34 (14.66%) DNS
22 34 (14.66%) Network Security
23 31 (13.36%) MPLS
24 29 (12.50%) ITIL
25 28 (12.07%) VoIP
25 28 (12.07%) 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 7 (3.02%) GroupWise
2 6 (2.59%) Apache
2 6 (2.59%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (7.76%) MS Office
2 13 (5.60%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.60%) Office 365
3 5 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 191 (82.33%) LAN
2 153 (65.95%) WAN
3 123 (53.02%) Firewall
4 89 (38.36%) Wireless
5 55 (23.71%) VPN
6 50 (21.55%) Cisco ASA
7 45 (19.40%) OSPF
8 41 (17.67%) BGP
9 39 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (16.38%) TCP/IP
11 36 (15.52%) DHCP
11 36 (15.52%) Internet
12 34 (14.66%) DNS
12 34 (14.66%) Network Security
13 31 (13.36%) MPLS
14 28 (12.07%) VoIP
15 26 (11.21%) EIGRP
15 26 (11.21%) VLAN
16 22 (9.48%) SSL
17 21 (9.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.86%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (9.91%) Finance
2 21 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.16%) Retail
5 4 (1.72%) Banking
5 4 (1.72%) Electronics
6 2 (0.86%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (0.86%) Games
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
6 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (38.79%) Network Engineer
2 30 (12.93%) Analyst
3 24 (10.34%) Architect
3 24 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (9.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (9.05%) Network Analyst
5 20 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.03%) Network Architect
6 14 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (4.74%) Administrator
7 11 (4.74%) LAN Engineer
7 11 (4.74%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 11 (4.74%) WAN Engineer
8 10 (4.31%) Migration Engineer
8 10 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.88%) Consultant
9 9 (3.88%) Designer
10 8 (3.45%) Cisco Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.59%) J2EE
3 3 (1.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) CSS
4 1 (0.43%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.43%) WAP
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.33%) NHS
4 14 (6.03%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.45%) Clustering
5 8 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.02%) PKI
7 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.86%) iPhone
9 2 (0.86%) PMI
9 2 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.86%) Social Media
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.09%) Windows
2 22 (9.48%) Linux
3 10 (4.31%) Unix
4 9 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.29%) Android
6 3 (1.29%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Mandriva Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.95%) Migration
2 29 (12.50%) ITIL
3 24 (10.34%) Strategic Planning
4 20 (8.62%) Network Design
5 18 (7.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (6.03%) Information Security
6 14 (6.03%) Network Management
7 13 (5.60%) Data Analysis
7 13 (5.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (5.17%) Change Management
8 12 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.17%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 11 (4.74%) Project Management
9 11 (4.74%) TOGAF
10 10 (4.31%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.31%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.88%) SIEM
11 9 (3.88%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.16%) SQL
2 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.86%) C
4 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.43%) Perl
4 1 (0.43%) Python
4 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (32.76%) CCNP
3 56 (24.14%) CCNA
4 38 (16.38%) CCIE
5 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.03%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (5.17%) MCSE
9 8 (3.45%) Degree
10 7 (3.02%) CCA
10 7 (3.02%) CCDP
10 7 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.02%) MCP
11 5 (2.16%) CCVP
12 4 (1.72%) CISSP
12 4 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.72%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.29%) CCDA
13 3 (1.29%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 43 (18.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.88%) NDS
5 7 (3.02%) Firmware
6 4 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.86%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
7 2 (0.86%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.17%) FortiGate
1 12 (5.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (4.74%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.45%) Nagios
4 7 (3.02%) Nessus
4 7 (3.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.16%) SCCM
7 4 (1.72%) Cacti
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.86%) EnCase
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
10 1 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.43%) SCOM
10 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 158 (68.10%) Cisco
2 59 (25.43%) CheckPoint
3 47 (20.26%) Microsoft
4 37 (15.95%) Juniper
5 28 (12.07%) F5
6 22 (9.48%) Palo Alto
7 18 (7.76%) VMware
8 15 (6.47%) Riverbed
9 14 (6.03%) SolarWinds
10 13 (5.60%) HP
11 12 (5.17%) Citrix
11 12 (5.17%) Novell
11 12 (5.17%) Sourcefire
12 11 (4.74%) Fortinet
13 10 (4.31%) Brocade
13 10 (4.31%) Symantec
14 8 (3.45%) Aruba
14 8 (3.45%) Meraki
14 8 (3.45%) Splunk
15 7 (3.02%) ScanSafe
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