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 30 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.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 159 186
Rank change year-on-year +13 +27  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 1.01% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £315 £345 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -25.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £329 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £361 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% -20.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 353 398 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.38% 11.69% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 293 507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £298 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 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 City of London region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) Wireless
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
7 5 (35.71%) OSPF
7 5 (35.71%) BGP
7 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 3 (21.43%) Meraki
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) Network Security
9 3 (21.43%) Internet
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) CCNP
9 3 (21.43%) SSL
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Windows
9 3 (21.43%) Project Management
9 3 (21.43%) IPsec
10 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 2 (14.29%) Change Management
10 2 (14.29%) CCSA
10 2 (14.29%) Service Management
10 2 (14.29%) VoIP

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) Wireless
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) BGP
6 5 (35.71%) OSPF
6 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) IPsec
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 2 (14.29%) DHCP
9 2 (14.29%) DNS
9 2 (14.29%) FTP
9 2 (14.29%) MPLS
9 2 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) CCTV
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Email Filtering
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 2 (14.29%) Web Filtering
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
3 2 (14.29%) CCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Meraki
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya
4 2 (14.29%) Nortel
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam