The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England / East of England
Rank 120 116 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.37% 0.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £325 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 383 343 378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.86% 14.14% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 185 184
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 63
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +93.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in the East of England

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in the East of England

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Hertfordshire -8 2 £325 -23.52%
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 21 (80.77%) LAN
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
3 15 (57.69%) WAN
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (50.00%) CCNA
6 12 (46.15%) Wireless
6 12 (46.15%) Strategic Planning
7 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
8 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
9 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (26.92%) Firewall
10 7 (26.92%) MS Office
10 7 (26.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
11 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
11 6 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (23.08%) MCP
11 6 (23.08%) Python
11 6 (23.08%) Migration
11 6 (23.08%) Novell
11 6 (23.08%) CCA
11 6 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (23.08%) Internet
11 6 (23.08%) NHS
12 5 (19.23%) Perl
12 5 (19.23%) CCNP
12 5 (19.23%) NDS
12 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (11.54%) GroupWise
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 6 (23.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) Wireless
4 7 (26.92%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) VLAN
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (7.69%) DHCP
8 2 (7.69%) DNS
8 2 (7.69%) SAN
9 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.85%) FTP
9 1 (3.85%) H.323
9 1 (3.85%) IPsec
9 1 (3.85%) IPv4
9 1 (3.85%) ISDN
9 1 (3.85%) OSPF
9 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Designer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Designer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (23.08%) NHS
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Strategic Planning
2 7 (26.92%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Coaching
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Security Patching
7 2 (7.69%) Network Design
8 1 (3.85%) Business Development
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) Network Management
8 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) CCNA
3 8 (30.77%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (23.08%) CCA
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (23.08%) MCP
5 5 (19.23%) CCNP
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 2 (7.69%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) NDS
3 3 (11.54%) Firmware
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Novell
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Mitel
6 1 (3.85%) Peregrine
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Retalix
6 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Toshiba