The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 22 June 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.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 42 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.65% 0.82% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 5.56% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £225 - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £306
% change year-on-year -21.42% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year - +23.45%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 66 54 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.78% 14.75% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 42
Median daily rate £208 £413 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +42.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £625 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +119.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 9 (90.00%) Python
1 9 (90.00%) Perl
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Firmware
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 7 (70.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) WLAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Perl
1 9 (90.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco