The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.77% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 89 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.80% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 33 52
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Birmingham

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
4 2 (28.57%) Presales
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) AirMagnet
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) CCDA
4 2 (28.57%) CCDP
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (14.29%) IBM Domino
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) 802.11
4 2 (28.57%) ATM
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) PPP
4 2 (28.57%) RIP
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) WAAS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Presales
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCDA
2 2 (28.57%) CCDP
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) AirMagnet
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware