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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
UK / England
Rank 502 539 538
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 83 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.35% 1.05% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 30
Median daily rate £331 £348 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.67% -18.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £204 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
London +30 27 £386 +8.04% 4
South East +15 25 £324 +7.73% 4
East of England +1 9 £325 -23.52% 3
West Midlands - 7 £331 - 4
Yorkshire - 6 £283 - 1
North West +26 4 £275 +10.00% 6
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 3
South West +1 2 £358 -10.62%
WLAN
UK

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 144 (77.42%) LAN
2 120 (64.52%) Cisco
3 111 (59.68%) WAN
4 101 (54.30%) Firewall
5 92 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (45.70%) Wireless
7 54 (29.03%) CCNP
8 52 (27.96%) CCNA
9 50 (26.88%) CheckPoint
10 42 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 42 (22.58%) VPN
11 40 (21.51%) Active Directory
12 36 (19.35%) TCP/IP
12 36 (19.35%) DHCP
13 35 (18.82%) DNS
14 33 (17.74%) Windows
14 33 (17.74%) OSPF
14 33 (17.74%) BGP
14 33 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (17.20%) MPLS
16 30 (16.13%) ITIL
16 30 (16.13%) Data Centre
17 29 (15.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (15.05%) Internet
18 28 (15.05%) Juniper
19 26 (13.98%) CCIE
20 25 (13.44%) Migration
21 24 (12.90%) Linux
22 23 (12.37%) Finance
22 23 (12.37%) Network Security

WLAN
Top Related 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 7 (3.76%) GroupWise
2 6 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.38%) MS Office
2 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.76%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.30%) Office 365
4 6 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 144 (77.42%) LAN
2 111 (59.68%) WAN
3 101 (54.30%) Firewall
4 85 (45.70%) Wireless
5 42 (22.58%) VPN
6 36 (19.35%) DHCP
6 36 (19.35%) TCP/IP
7 35 (18.82%) DNS
8 33 (17.74%) BGP
8 33 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (17.74%) OSPF
9 32 (17.20%) MPLS
10 29 (15.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (15.05%) Internet
12 23 (12.37%) Network Security
13 18 (9.68%) EIGRP
13 18 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (9.14%) SSL
14 17 (9.14%) VLAN
15 16 (8.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (12.37%) Finance
2 14 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.84%) Electronics
3 9 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (1.08%) Games
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (26.34%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.37%) Analyst
3 20 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Network Analyst
5 17 (9.14%) Test Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (7.53%) Administrator
8 13 (6.99%) Architect
9 9 (4.84%) Information Security Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Migration Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Network Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.84%) Network Security Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Security Administrator
10 8 (4.30%) Radio Engineer
10 8 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) Senior Network Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.91%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.15%) Web Services
3 2 (1.08%) J2EE
4 1 (0.54%) .NET
4 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.54%) Core Data
4 1 (0.54%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.54%) WAP
4 1 (0.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.99%) NHS
5 9 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.69%) Clustering
7 4 (2.15%) CESG
7 4 (2.15%) DataPower
7 4 (2.15%) User Experience
8 3 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.61%) PKI
9 2 (1.08%) CCTV
9 2 (1.08%) PMI
9 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.08%) Social Media
9 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.54%) EPoS
10 1 (0.54%) iPhone
10 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.74%) Windows
2 24 (12.90%) Linux
3 8 (4.30%) Unix
4 7 (3.76%) Android
5 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.13%) ITIL
2 25 (13.44%) Migration
3 17 (9.14%) Strategic Planning
4 14 (7.53%) Change Management
4 14 (7.53%) Network Design
4 14 (7.53%) Network Management
5 13 (6.99%) Information Security
5 13 (6.99%) Problem Management
6 12 (6.45%) Project Management
7 10 (5.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (4.84%) Service Management
8 9 (4.84%) Threat Management
9 8 (4.30%) Coaching
9 8 (4.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (4.30%) Network Architecture
9 8 (4.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (3.76%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.84%) Perl
2 8 (4.30%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.30%) Python
3 5 (2.69%) SQL
4 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.08%) C
4 2 (1.08%) VBScript
5 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 92 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (29.03%) CCNP
3 52 (27.96%) CCNA
4 26 (13.98%) CCIE
5 20 (10.75%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.91%) Degree
7 11 (5.91%) MCSE
7 11 (5.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.76%) CCA
8 7 (3.76%) CCDP
8 7 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.76%) MCP
9 6 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.69%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.61%) CCSA
11 3 (1.61%) CISSP
11 3 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.84%) NDS
5 6 (3.23%) Firmware
6 5 (2.69%) XenApp
7 4 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.15%) vSphere
8 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.53%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.91%) Nagios
3 9 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (3.23%) SCCM
5 5 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.15%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.15%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.15%) OPNET
7 3 (1.61%) EnCase
7 3 (1.61%) Nessus
7 3 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.08%) Cacti
8 2 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.08%) Puppet
8 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 120 (64.52%) Cisco
2 50 (26.88%) CheckPoint
3 42 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.05%) Juniper
5 20 (10.75%) F5
6 19 (10.22%) VMware
7 16 (8.60%) Palo Alto
8 15 (8.06%) Citrix
9 14 (7.53%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.99%) Riverbed
11 11 (5.91%) HP
12 10 (5.38%) Novell
12 10 (5.38%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.30%) BMC
13 8 (4.30%) Sourcefire
14 7 (3.76%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.76%) Remedy
14 7 (3.76%) Splunk
15 6 (3.23%) Avaya
15 6 (3.23%) Infoblox
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