Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 518 633 720
Rank change year-on-year +115 +87 -75
Contract jobs citing WLAN 171 231 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 1.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 172 88
England median daily rate £425 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +20.30% -5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £208 £193
90th Percentile £540 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £345
% change year-on-year +5.63% +15.94% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
England median hourly rate £31.95 £27.50 £26.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.18% +3.87% +5.90%
10th Percentile £13.66 £18.50 £25.79
90th Percentile £61.17 £115.00 £36.44
UK median hourly rate £31.95 £27.50 £26.24
% change year-on-year +16.18% +4.81% +4.95%

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 8,126 11,653 12,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 12.84% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,914 7,092 7,689
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.76% +3.03% +0.24%
10th Percentile £181 £201 £190
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £408
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 512 634
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.97% -6.60% -6.60%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.30% -6.50% -6.98%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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 +102 79 £448 -0.44% 13
North of England +52 27 £385 -3.75% 10
South East +62 25 £425 +21.43% 26
East of England +46 23 £420 +26.32% 6
North West +33 20 £385 -3.75% 3
Midlands +54 9 £381 +17.31% 8
Yorkshire +52 7 £385 -6.67% 6
South West +17 6 - - 17
West Midlands +43 5 £450 +38.46% 6
East Midlands +43 4 £353 +7.62% 2
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 143 (83.63%) LAN
2 126 (73.68%) Cisco
3 106 (61.99%) Wireless
4 100 (58.48%) WAN
5 87 (50.88%) Firewall
6 82 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (36.26%) CCNP
8 50 (29.24%) VPN
8 50 (29.24%) Ethernet
8 50 (29.24%) MPLS
9 47 (27.49%) BGP
10 44 (25.73%) 802.1X
11 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
12 41 (23.98%) CCNA
12 41 (23.98%) ITIL
13 38 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (21.64%) OSPF
15 34 (19.88%) Multicast
16 31 (18.13%) EIGRP
17 30 (17.54%) Juniper
17 30 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (16.96%) Palo Alto
19 28 (16.37%) Cisco ISE
19 28 (16.37%) F5
19 28 (16.37%) VoIP
20 27 (15.79%) Windows
20 27 (15.79%) Cisco Wireless
21 26 (15.20%) Data Centre
21 26 (15.20%) Cisco Prime
22 24 (14.04%) 802.11

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 11 (6.43%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.68%) Confluence
3 7 (4.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) Azure
1 7 (4.09%) Office 365
2 3 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (1.75%) OneDrive
2 3 (1.75%) Yammer
3 2 (1.17%) G Suite
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.58%) AWS
4 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 143 (83.63%) LAN
2 106 (61.99%) Wireless
3 100 (58.48%) WAN
4 87 (50.88%) Firewall
5 50 (29.24%) Ethernet
5 50 (29.24%) MPLS
5 50 (29.24%) VPN
6 47 (27.49%) BGP
7 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
8 38 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (21.64%) OSPF
10 34 (19.88%) Multicast
11 31 (18.13%) EIGRP
12 30 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (16.37%) Cisco ISE
13 28 (16.37%) VoIP
14 27 (15.79%) Cisco Wireless
15 24 (14.04%) 802.11
15 24 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (14.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (9.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (4.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.58%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (13.45%) Finance
1 23 (13.45%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.94%) Banking
3 16 (9.36%) Investment Banking
4 14 (8.19%) Front Office
5 10 (5.85%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.92%) Publishing
8 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (1.17%) Legal
8 2 (1.17%) Retail
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (49.71%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.19%) Juniper Engineer
6 13 (7.60%) Developer
7 11 (6.43%) Network Support
7 11 (6.43%) Network Support Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Technical Leader
7 11 (6.43%) WAN Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Data Network Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) LAN Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Architect
10 7 (4.09%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.51%) Consultant
11 6 (3.51%) Network Specialist
11 6 (3.51%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.73%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.34%) JSON
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.02%) Device Driver
2 12 (7.02%) Video\Live Streaming
3 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.68%) IPTV
5 6 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.34%) PKI
6 4 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.75%) User Experience
8 2 (1.17%) CMDB
8 2 (1.17%) Life Science
9 1 (0.58%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.58%) FMCG
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.79%) Windows
2 17 (9.94%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.36%) Linux
4 11 (6.43%) Windows 10
5 10 (5.85%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.51%) Mac OS
7 5 (2.92%) Android
8 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.98%) ITIL
2 24 (14.04%) Service Delivery
3 20 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (11.70%) Technical Leadership
4 19 (11.11%) Change Management
5 18 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 13 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.60%) Migration
6 13 (7.60%) Project Management
7 12 (7.02%) Incident Management
7 12 (7.02%) Software Architecture
7 12 (7.02%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.43%) Network Management
8 11 (6.43%) Project Delivery
8 11 (6.43%) Scrum
9 10 (5.85%) Network Architecture
10 9 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (5.26%) Open Source
11 8 (4.68%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.87%) Python
2 16 (9.36%) Perl
3 12 (7.02%) C
4 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.17%) C#
5 2 (1.17%) SQL
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.58%) Java
6 1 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (36.26%) CCNP
3 41 (23.98%) CCNA
4 20 (11.70%) Degree
5 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.19%) CCIE
7 12 (7.02%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.92%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (2.34%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.17%) CCDA
11 2 (1.17%) CISSP
11 2 (1.17%) MCP
11 2 (1.17%) MCSE
12 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.58%) HND
12 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
3 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (9.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.43%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (5.85%) vSphere
4 7 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (15.20%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.36%) Puppet
3 15 (8.77%) Cacti
3 15 (8.77%) Nagios
3 15 (8.77%) NetMRI
3 15 (8.77%) Statseeker
3 15 (8.77%) ZABBIX
4 11 (6.43%) FortiGate
5 8 (4.68%) SCCM
6 6 (3.51%) HP ALM
6 6 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.75%) PaperCut
8 2 (1.17%) WSUS
9 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.58%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 126 (73.68%) Cisco
2 30 (17.54%) Juniper
3 29 (16.96%) Palo Alto
4 28 (16.37%) F5
5 22 (12.87%) CheckPoint
6 19 (11.11%) Meraki
7 18 (10.53%) VMware
8 17 (9.94%) Aruba
8 17 (9.94%) NetScout
8 17 (9.94%) Solarflare
9 13 (7.60%) HP
10 11 (6.43%) SolarWinds
11 10 (5.85%) Citrix
12 8 (4.68%) Microsoft
13 6 (3.51%) BT
13 6 (3.51%) McAfee
13 6 (3.51%) Riverbed
14 5 (2.92%) Extreme Networks
15 4 (2.34%) Fortinet
16 3 (1.75%) Mitel