The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 167 207
Rank change year-on-year +5 +40  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.091% 0.059% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.42% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £365 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £350 £306
% change year-on-year -21.42% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 478 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.32% 14.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 550
Median daily rate £427 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the City of London

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) OSPF
5 4 (50.00%) Avaya
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) Internet
5 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (50.00%) Network Security
6 3 (37.50%) DMVPN
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (37.50%) HSRP
6 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (37.50%) IPsec
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 3 (37.50%) BGP
6 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
7 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
7 2 (25.00%) WAAS

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Wireless
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) OSPF
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) DMVPN
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 3 (37.50%) IPsec
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (25.00%) BGP-4
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Network Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) CCTV
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCDA
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Avaya
1 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed