Period
to 5 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 5 July 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 644 693
Rank change year-on-year +175 +49 -48
Contract jobs citing WLAN 83 174 177
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.62% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 122 110
Median daily rate £448 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.41% +13.70%
10th Percentile £180 £240 £188
90th Percentile £588 £563 £643
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.71% +6.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.45 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.29% +24.77% -12.00%
10th Percentile £19.30 £16.20 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.50 £28.75 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £18.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year +61.92% +12.29% -34.00%

WLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,885 10,773 12,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.24% 12.60% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,833 6,684 7,784
Median daily rate £438 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.57% +1.35% +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 500 686
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.09 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £19.52
% change year-on-year +51.16% +10.14% -1.91%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WLAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WLAN in England.

Daily rate trend for WLAN in England

WLAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WLAN in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WLAN in England.

Hourly rate trend for WLAN in England

WLAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WLAN in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +161 29 £425 -8.11% 3
East of England +79 18 £450 -14.29%
North of England +105 15 £350 -26.32% 4
South East +121 11 £225 -33.33% 2
North West +70 9 £475 +26.67% 1
Midlands +86 6 £300 -15.01% 3
Yorkshire +78 6 £344 -31.25% 2
East Midlands +49 5 £300 -9.37% 2
South West +58 4 £563 +125.00% 2
West Midlands +61 1 - - 1
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 71 (85.54%) LAN
2 56 (67.47%) WAN
3 55 (66.27%) Wireless
4 39 (46.99%) Firewall
5 36 (43.37%) Cisco
6 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (32.53%) 802.1X
8 26 (31.33%) Ethernet
9 23 (27.71%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (26.51%) CCNA
11 21 (25.30%) 802.11
12 20 (24.10%) Broadband
13 18 (21.69%) CCNP
13 18 (21.69%) Service Delivery
14 16 (19.28%) Device Driver
14 16 (19.28%) Software Architecture
15 15 (18.07%) Video\Live Streaming
16 14 (16.87%) Technical Leadership
17 13 (15.66%) VDSL
17 13 (15.66%) GPON
17 13 (15.66%) ADSL
18 12 (14.46%) Finance
19 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
19 11 (13.25%) Cisco Nexus
20 10 (12.05%) OSPF
21 9 (10.84%) BGP
21 9 (10.84%) VPN
21 9 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
22 8 (9.64%) Cisco Wireless
22 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving

WLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (4.82%) Confluence
1 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (7.23%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Azure
2 3 (3.61%) AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) Akamai
4 1 (1.20%) GCP
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (85.54%) LAN
2 56 (67.47%) WAN
3 55 (66.27%) Wireless
4 39 (46.99%) Firewall
5 26 (31.33%) Ethernet
6 23 (27.71%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (25.30%) 802.11
8 20 (24.10%) Broadband
9 13 (15.66%) ADSL
9 13 (15.66%) GPON
9 13 (15.66%) VDSL
10 11 (13.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
11 10 (12.05%) OSPF
12 9 (10.84%) BGP
12 9 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (10.84%) VPN
13 8 (9.64%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (8.43%) Structured Cabling
14 7 (8.43%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) JIRA
2 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.61%) Redmine
5 2 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Front Office
3 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Military
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Technical Leader
4 10 (12.05%) WAN Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) LAN Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Support
8 5 (6.02%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Data Network Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Designer
10 3 (3.61%) IP Network Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Juniper Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Designer
10 3 (3.61%) Software Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.53%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.82%) XML
3 3 (3.61%) JSON
4 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) SAML
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Device Driver
2 15 (18.07%) Video\Live Streaming
3 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.02%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (4.82%) IPTV
6 3 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.41%) CMDB
7 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.20%) Blog
8 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.20%) PKI
8 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Linux
1 7 (8.43%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.61%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Service Delivery
2 16 (19.28%) Software Architecture
3 14 (16.87%) Technical Leadership
4 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.43%) ITIL
6 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.23%) Migration
6 6 (7.23%) Open Source
6 6 (7.23%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.02%) Network Management
7 5 (6.02%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.82%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (4.82%) Defect Management
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Requirements Gathering
8 4 (4.82%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (4.82%) SIEM
8 4 (4.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) C
2 3 (3.61%) Perl
3 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.20%) Lisp
3 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.51%) CCNA
3 18 (21.69%) CCNP
4 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.23%) Degree
5 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) CCIE
7 3 (3.61%) BICSI Certification
7 3 (3.61%) CCIE Collaboration
7 3 (3.61%) HND
7 3 (3.61%) RIBA
8 2 (2.41%) MCSE
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.20%) ACSA
9 1 (1.20%) CISA
9 1 (1.20%) CISM
9 1 (1.20%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.20%) ISSMP
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) GDPR
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.20%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.20%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (1.20%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.82%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.82%) Nagios
2 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.61%) Cacti
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.61%) NetMRI
3 3 (3.61%) Puppet
3 3 (3.61%) Statseeker
3 3 (3.61%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.41%) systemd
5 1 (1.20%) Grafana
5 1 (1.20%) Istio
5 1 (1.20%) Packer
5 1 (1.20%) Terraform
5 1 (1.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 36 (43.37%) Cisco
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Palo Alto
3 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.02%) HP
3 5 (6.02%) Juniper
3 5 (6.02%) Meraki
4 4 (4.82%) BT
4 4 (4.82%) VMware
5 3 (3.61%) Apple
5 3 (3.61%) Avaya
5 3 (3.61%) NetScout
5 3 (3.61%) Polycom
5 3 (3.61%) Solarflare
5 3 (3.61%) Tandberg
6 2 (2.41%) Aruba
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) F5
6 2 (2.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.41%) Zscaler