Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 646 630 646
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 +2
Contract jobs citing WLAN 181 249 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.62% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 138 136
England median daily rate £361 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +3.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £158 £233 £216
90th Percentile £488 £488 £426
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 6
England median hourly rate £22.95 £25.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +26.58% +46.30%
10th Percentile £15.63 £11.65 £13.13
90th Percentile £40.63 £35.90 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00% +48.15%

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 12680 15402 14767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.88% 15.65% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7767 9460 8568
England median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 754 967
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +14.59% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% +0.23%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in England

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor 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 20 October 2017. 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 +29 91 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England -32 25 £300 +9.09% 3
South East -16 23 £360 -2.37% 3
Midlands +27 16 £313 - 3
North of England +49 15 £450 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +17 15 £313 +15.74% 2
South West +13 11 £258 - 1
Yorkshire +18 8 £435 +24.29% 4
North West +15 6 £475 +46.15% 1
North East - 1 £165 -
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 151 (83.43%) LAN
2 134 (74.03%) Cisco
3 131 (72.38%) WAN
4 100 (55.25%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (51.93%) Firewall
6 84 (46.41%) Wireless
7 70 (38.67%) CCNP
8 52 (28.73%) Data Centre
9 50 (27.62%) Cisco Wireless
10 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
11 44 (24.31%) MPLS
12 42 (23.20%) OSPF
13 41 (22.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (22.65%) Network Security
14 40 (22.10%) BGP
15 37 (20.44%) CCIE
16 36 (19.89%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (19.34%) VPN
18 34 (18.78%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (18.78%) Riverbed
19 33 (18.23%) Palo Alto
19 33 (18.23%) EIGRP
20 32 (17.68%) Finance
21 28 (15.47%) IPsec
21 28 (15.47%) VoIP
21 28 (15.47%) Active Directory
21 28 (15.47%) SolarWinds
22 27 (14.92%) CCNA
23 26 (14.36%) ITIL
24 25 (13.81%) Cisco ASA

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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 14 (7.73%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.21%) Drupal
3 4 (2.21%) WordPress
4 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.84%) Office 365
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (83.43%) LAN
2 131 (72.38%) WAN
3 94 (51.93%) Firewall
4 84 (46.41%) Wireless
5 50 (27.62%) Cisco Wireless
6 44 (24.31%) MPLS
7 42 (23.20%) OSPF
8 41 (22.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 41 (22.65%) Network Security
9 40 (22.10%) BGP
10 36 (19.89%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (19.34%) VPN
12 34 (18.78%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (18.23%) EIGRP
14 28 (15.47%) IPsec
14 28 (15.47%) VoIP
15 25 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (12.15%) Cisco ISE
17 21 (11.60%) DNS
18 20 (11.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (8.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (17.68%) Finance
2 22 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.84%) Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Law
5 7 (3.87%) Retail
6 4 (2.21%) Marketing
7 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.10%) Electronics
8 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (35.91%) Network Engineer
2 43 (23.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 40 (22.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (9.39%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.84%) Lead Network Engineer
5 16 (8.84%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.29%) Architect
7 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) LAN Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Network Manager
9 9 (4.97%) Wireless Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) WLAN Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Desktop Support
11 7 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 6 (3.31%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
12 6 (3.31%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) OAuth
3 1 (0.55%) OpenID
3 1 (0.55%) SAML
3 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (28.73%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.52%) BYOD
3 10 (5.52%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.31%) NHS
6 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.21%) Handset
8 3 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) FMCG
8 3 (1.66%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.66%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.66%) iPhone
8 3 (1.66%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.10%) PDA
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.71%) Windows
2 15 (8.29%) Linux
3 10 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.87%) Android
5 7 (3.87%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.76%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.21%) CentOS
7 4 (2.21%) Unix
8 3 (1.66%) Debian
8 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.36%) ITIL
2 21 (11.60%) Network Design
3 19 (10.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 17 (9.39%) Network Management
5 16 (8.84%) Migration
5 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
5 16 (8.84%) Service Management
6 15 (8.29%) Change Management
7 14 (7.73%) High Availability
7 14 (7.73%) Project Management
8 13 (7.18%) Information Security
8 13 (7.18%) Network Architecture
8 13 (7.18%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.08%) Load Balancing
9 11 (6.08%) Quality Management
10 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (5.52%) Supply Chain Management
11 9 (4.97%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.31%) Perl
1 6 (3.31%) Python
2 5 (2.76%) SQL
3 3 (1.66%) C
4 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (55.25%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (38.67%) CCNP
3 37 (20.44%) CCIE
4 27 (14.92%) CCNA
5 17 (9.39%) Degree
6 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.97%) CISSP
7 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.42%) CCDP
8 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (3.31%) MCSE
11 5 (2.76%) CISA
11 5 (2.76%) CWNA
11 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.76%) MCP
11 5 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (2.21%) CCSE
12 4 (2.21%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) PMO
2 7 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.31%) QA
4 5 (2.76%) GDPR
4 5 (2.76%) SLA
5 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.55%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (15.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.76%) Firmware
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.10%) Samba
5 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (12.71%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (6.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.31%) SCCM
3 6 (3.31%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.76%) Cacti
4 5 (2.76%) OpenView
4 5 (2.76%) QRadar
5 4 (2.21%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.21%) SCOM
6 3 (1.66%) Nagios
6 3 (1.66%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.66%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.10%) DameWare
7 2 (1.10%) WSUS
8 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.55%) OPNET
Vendors
1 134 (74.03%) Cisco
2 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (18.78%) Riverbed
4 33 (18.23%) Palo Alto
5 28 (15.47%) SolarWinds
6 24 (13.26%) CheckPoint
7 23 (12.71%) Juniper
8 22 (12.15%) HP
8 22 (12.15%) VMware
9 17 (9.39%) Citrix
10 11 (6.08%) SAP
11 10 (5.52%) F5
12 8 (4.42%) Aruba
12 8 (4.42%) Mitel
13 7 (3.87%) Brocade
14 6 (3.31%) Apple
14 6 (3.31%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (3.31%) Nortel
14 6 (3.31%) Siemens
15 5 (2.76%) NetApp