The table below looks at the statistics for WLAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Rank 133 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing WLAN 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 1.64% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £270 £315 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +103.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +51.85%
WLAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
480 305 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.81% 12.14% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 151 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.35 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

WLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WLAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WLAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region.

WLAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN across the West Midlands region.

WLAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Solihull +7 9 - - 3
Birmingham - 5 £270 - 1
Dudley - 2 - -
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 26 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco
3 18 (69.23%) WAN
4 11 (42.31%) Juniper
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (38.46%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 9 (34.62%) Wireless
6 9 (34.62%) VLAN
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Brocade
7 8 (30.77%) VoIP
7 8 (30.77%) CCNP
8 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (19.23%) Meraki
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (19.23%) CCNA
10 5 (19.23%) CCIE
11 4 (15.38%) HP
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) ITIL
11 4 (15.38%) Unix
11 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
11 4 (15.38%) Aruba
11 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
12 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) WAN
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 9 (34.62%) VLAN
4 9 (34.62%) Wireless
5 8 (30.77%) VoIP
6 7 (26.92%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (11.54%) Network Security
9 3 (11.54%) SAN
10 1 (3.85%) BGP
10 1 (3.85%) DHCP
10 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
10 1 (3.85%) IPsec
10 1 (3.85%) OSPF
10 1 (3.85%) RIP
10 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.85%) VRRP
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 8 (30.77%) Network Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Network Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 3 (11.54%) Economics
1 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
3 3 (11.54%) MVS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
2 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.54%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
2 3 (11.54%) SOA
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) SFIA
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) High Availability
4 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNP
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) CCIE
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CCDA
4 3 (11.54%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) DameWare
2 1 (3.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Juniper
3 8 (30.77%) Brocade
4 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Meraki
6 4 (15.38%) Aruba
6 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
7 3 (11.54%) Huawei
8 2 (7.69%) F5
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp
9 1 (3.85%) Sophos