The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 99 117 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 2 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.44% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £293 £318 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.01% +10.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 366 623 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.76% 25.42% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 292 338
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in Berkshire

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WLAN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Berkshire

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in Berkshire

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +18 1 - - 1
WLAN
South East

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 7 (46.67%) CCNP
5 7 (46.67%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) VoIP
6 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (13.33%) VPN
10 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (13.33%) HP
10 2 (13.33%) EMC
10 2 (13.33%) Avaya
10 2 (13.33%) Service Management
10 2 (13.33%) OSPF
10 2 (13.33%) BGP

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) Wireless
4 6 (40.00%) VoIP
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) FTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) NetScreen
7 1 (6.67%) SMTP
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Product Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Product Management
2 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) AOP
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) CCDA
5 1 (6.67%) CCVP
5 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Avaya
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki