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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 495 561 505
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -56
Contract jobs citing WLAN 126 91 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.15% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 58 74
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £374 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.98%

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
7453 7931 8185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.44% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 4639 4670
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 459 437
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +59 116 £350 -14.11% 22
London +35 52 £370 -7.50% 6
South East +26 24 £362 -12.30% 7
East of England +8 20 £320 -28.88% 1
Berkshire +13 14 £375 +17.18% 4
City of London +4 8 £368 +18.54% 1
Essex - 8 £325 - 1
Suffolk - 8 £300 -
Yorkshire +22 7 £335 -4.28%
Basildon - 6 £325 -
West Yorkshire +24 5 £350 -
Hampshire +20 5 £300 -29.41%
Buckinghamshire +18 4 - -
Scotland +8 4 £294 -16.07% 1
Wales +1 4 £425 +54.54%
Reading -1 4 £300 -29.41% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £250 +9.89% 3
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Leeds +17 3 £380 +8.57%
Cardiff +15 3 £425 +54.54%
Basingstoke +9 3 - -
South Wales +7 3 £425 +54.54%
Hertfordshire -10 3 £243 -46.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £243 -
Beccles - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh +18 2 £294 -21.66% 1
Newbury +9 2 £463 +48.00% 2
South West +7 2 £390 - 2
Solihull +2 2 - - 1
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 234 (84.48%) LAN
2 186 (67.15%) WAN
3 177 (63.90%) Cisco
4 133 (48.01%) Firewall
5 127 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (35.74%) Wireless
7 84 (30.32%) CCNP
8 66 (23.83%) CCNA
9 60 (21.66%) VPN
10 59 (21.30%) CheckPoint
11 58 (20.94%) Microsoft
11 58 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
12 54 (19.49%) Active Directory
13 51 (18.41%) Windows
14 46 (16.61%) OSPF
15 44 (15.88%) Juniper
15 44 (15.88%) Data Centre
16 43 (15.52%) BGP
16 43 (15.52%) VLAN
17 42 (15.16%) Internet
17 42 (15.16%) Migration
18 39 (14.08%) TCP/IP
18 39 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 38 (13.72%) DHCP
20 37 (13.36%) DNS
21 35 (12.64%) Strategic Planning
21 35 (12.64%) Network Security
22 34 (12.27%) CCIE
23 33 (11.91%) VoIP
24 32 (11.55%) SAN

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 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.53%) GroupWise
5 6 (2.17%) Apache
5 6 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (9.03%) MS Office
2 19 (6.86%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (2.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.05%) Office 365
3 12 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.44%) SaaS
4 4 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 234 (84.48%) LAN
2 186 (67.15%) WAN
3 133 (48.01%) Firewall
4 99 (35.74%) Wireless
5 60 (21.66%) VPN
6 58 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
7 46 (16.61%) OSPF
8 43 (15.52%) BGP
8 43 (15.52%) VLAN
9 42 (15.16%) Internet
10 39 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (14.08%) TCP/IP
11 38 (13.72%) DHCP
12 37 (13.36%) DNS
13 35 (12.64%) Network Security
14 33 (11.91%) VoIP
15 32 (11.55%) SAN
16 29 (10.47%) EIGRP
17 28 (10.11%) MPLS
18 27 (9.75%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 21 (7.58%) Finance
2 19 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.81%) Marketing
4 5 (1.81%) Retail
5 4 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (0.72%) Electronics
6 2 (0.72%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Legal
6 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (35.74%) Network Engineer
2 39 (14.08%) Analyst
3 38 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (11.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 32 (11.55%) Architect
6 30 (10.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 24 (8.66%) Network Analyst
8 19 (6.86%) Network Architect
9 13 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) LAN Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) Wireless Engineer
11 11 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.61%) Administrator
12 10 (3.61%) Consultant
12 10 (3.61%) Migration Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Designer
13 9 (3.25%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.25%) Security Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.42%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.17%) J2EE
3 4 (1.44%) Middleware
4 3 (1.08%) CSS
4 3 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.36%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.36%) WAP
5 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.88%) Data Centre
2 31 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.39%) NHS
4 13 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.25%) Clustering
6 8 (2.89%) Replication
7 7 (2.53%) PKI
8 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.08%) Economics
10 3 (1.08%) iPhone
10 3 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.72%) DataPower
11 2 (0.72%) PMI
11 2 (0.72%) Social Media
11 2 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.41%) Windows
2 31 (11.19%) Linux
3 17 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (5.42%) Unix
4 15 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.08%) Android
6 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.08%) MVS
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) Mandriva Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.16%) Migration
2 35 (12.64%) Strategic Planning
3 31 (11.19%) ITIL
4 26 (9.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (7.58%) Network Design
6 19 (6.86%) Data Analysis
7 16 (5.78%) Load Balancing
8 15 (5.42%) Network Management
8 15 (5.42%) Problem Management
8 15 (5.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (5.05%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.33%) Information Security
10 12 (4.33%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.97%) TOGAF
12 10 (3.61%) Change Management
12 10 (3.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 10 (3.61%) Project Management
13 9 (3.25%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.25%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.17%) SQL
2 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (30.32%) CCNP
3 66 (23.83%) CCNA
4 34 (12.27%) CCIE
5 28 (10.11%) Security Cleared
6 20 (7.22%) SC Cleared
7 19 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (6.50%) MCSE
9 15 (5.42%) MCP
10 14 (5.05%) CCA
10 14 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.53%) CCDP
13 5 (1.81%) CCDA
13 5 (1.81%) CCVP
13 5 (1.81%) CISSP
13 5 (1.81%) Degree
13 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.44%) CCSA
14 4 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.53%) SLA
3 6 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 54 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.97%) Firmware
5 10 (3.61%) XenApp
6 9 (3.25%) NDS
7 8 (2.89%) DFS Replication
7 8 (2.89%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.53%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.81%) Xen
10 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.72%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.72%) vSphere
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (5.42%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.05%) SCCM
3 12 (4.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (3.61%) SCOM
5 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (2.89%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.53%) Nessus
6 7 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.17%) Cacti
7 6 (2.17%) Nagios
7 6 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.72%) EnCase
9 2 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.72%) OPNET
10 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 177 (63.90%) Cisco
2 59 (21.30%) CheckPoint
3 58 (20.94%) Microsoft
4 44 (15.88%) Juniper
5 28 (10.11%) VMware
6 27 (9.75%) F5
7 24 (8.66%) HP
8 21 (7.58%) SolarWinds
9 20 (7.22%) Palo Alto
10 18 (6.50%) Citrix
11 17 (6.14%) Fortinet
12 15 (5.42%) Brocade
13 13 (4.69%) Riverbed
13 13 (4.69%) Sourcefire
14 12 (4.33%) Aruba
14 12 (4.33%) Meraki
14 12 (4.33%) Novell
15 10 (3.61%) Symantec
16 9 (3.25%) Blue Coat
16 9 (3.25%) Splunk
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