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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 558 531 572
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +41
Contract jobs citing WLAN 98 96 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.19% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £262 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £316 £331
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -

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
8648 8054 7036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.80% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 4486 3835
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 469 398
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -17 94 £350 - 25
South East +6 43 £325 -5.10% 3
Hampshire +17 21 £277 -
Berkshire +1 18 £350 +21.73% 1
Basingstoke - 17 - -
Reading +3 12 £350 +21.73% 1
East of England +12 11 £400 +50.94%
London -30 11 £370 -1.33% 9
South West -1 8 £338 - 3
West Midlands -17 7 £363 +16.00%
Gloucestershire - 6 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +9 5 £395 +12.85% 4
Hertfordshire +6 5 £400 +77.77%
West Yorkshire +1 5 £395 +12.85%
Leeds +1 5 £395 +12.85%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £357 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £357 -
North East - 5 £357 -
Birmingham +7 4 £344 +14.58%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +8 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 3 - -
Milton Keynes +2 3 - -
Cambridge +2 3 - -
Edinburgh 0 3 £350 -
Scotland -18 3 £350 +27.27% 2
Suffolk - 3 £275 -
North West - 3 £250 - 4
Ipswich - 3 £275 -
City of London +31 2 £355 -21.11% 1

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 132 (72.53%) LAN
2 121 (66.48%) Cisco
3 101 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (47.80%) Wireless
5 79 (43.41%) WAN
6 70 (38.46%) CCNP
7 59 (32.42%) Firewall
8 44 (24.18%) CCNA
9 42 (23.08%) Telecoms
10 40 (21.98%) VPN
11 33 (18.13%) VoIP
12 30 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (14.29%) HP
13 26 (14.29%) MPLS
14 25 (13.74%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (13.19%) DNS
16 22 (12.09%) OSPF
16 22 (12.09%) EIGRP
17 21 (11.54%) BGP
17 21 (11.54%) DHCP
17 21 (11.54%) ITIL
17 21 (11.54%) Data Centre
18 19 (10.44%) TCP/IP
18 19 (10.44%) Project Management
18 19 (10.44%) IPsec
19 18 (9.89%) CheckPoint
20 17 (9.34%) CCIE
20 17 (9.34%) Network Security
21 16 (8.79%) Microsoft
21 16 (8.79%) Internet

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 3 (1.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.55%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) Node.js
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.65%) MS Office
4 2 (1.10%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 132 (72.53%) LAN
2 87 (47.80%) Wireless
3 79 (43.41%) WAN
4 59 (32.42%) Firewall
5 40 (21.98%) VPN
6 33 (18.13%) VoIP
7 30 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (14.29%) MPLS
9 25 (13.74%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (13.19%) DNS
11 22 (12.09%) EIGRP
11 22 (12.09%) OSPF
12 21 (11.54%) BGP
12 21 (11.54%) DHCP
13 19 (10.44%) IPsec
13 19 (10.44%) TCP/IP
14 17 (9.34%) Network Security
15 16 (8.79%) Internet
16 15 (8.24%) LTE
17 14 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Robot Framework
2 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 42 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.04%) Finance
3 6 (3.30%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (45.60%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 25 (13.74%) Architect
5 16 (8.79%) Analyst
5 16 (8.79%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.24%) Network Architect
7 13 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 11 (6.04%) LAN Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) WLAN Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) RF Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Wireless Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) RF Test Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.40%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
13 6 (3.30%) Consultant
13 6 (3.30%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) J2EE
3 1 (0.55%) JSON
3 1 (0.55%) OAuth
3 1 (0.55%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.55%) OpenID
3 1 (0.55%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) RESTful
3 1 (0.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.20%) Blog
4 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.10%) IVR
5 2 (1.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) PKI
5 2 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) CCTV
6 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.55%) DataPower
6 1 (0.55%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.55%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.69%) Windows
2 10 (5.49%) Linux
3 7 (3.85%) Unix
3 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.54%) ITIL
2 19 (10.44%) Project Management
3 11 (6.04%) Network Design
3 11 (6.04%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.49%) Service Management
5 9 (4.95%) Migration
5 9 (4.95%) Network Management
6 8 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (4.40%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 6 (3.30%) High Availability
9 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.20%) Change Management
10 4 (2.20%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.65%) Change Control
11 3 (1.65%) Coaching
11 3 (1.65%) Time Management
11 3 (1.65%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.75%) Perl
1 5 (2.75%) Python
2 3 (1.65%) SQL
3 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.55%) Lisp
3 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (38.46%) CCNP
3 44 (24.18%) CCNA
4 17 (9.34%) CCIE
5 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.30%) CCDP
7 6 (3.30%) Degree
7 6 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.75%) CWNA
9 3 (1.65%) MCP
10 2 (1.10%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.10%) CWNE
10 2 (1.10%) MCSE
10 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.55%) CEH
11 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) SLA
2 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.20%) QA
4 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.65%) Firmware
2 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (4.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.30%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.20%) TrustSec
4 3 (1.65%) SCCM
5 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.10%) OPNET
6 1 (0.55%) DameWare
6 1 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 121 (66.48%) Cisco
2 26 (14.29%) HP
3 18 (9.89%) CheckPoint
4 16 (8.79%) Aruba
4 16 (8.79%) Microsoft
5 15 (8.24%) Avaya
6 14 (7.69%) Juniper
7 13 (7.14%) F5
7 13 (7.14%) Meraki
7 13 (7.14%) Nortel
7 13 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.40%) Riverbed
8 8 (4.40%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.85%) Brocade
9 7 (3.85%) VMware
10 6 (3.30%) NetScout
10 6 (3.30%) Siemens
11 5 (2.75%) Genesys
12 4 (2.20%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.65%) Fortinet
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