Period
to 22 August 2018

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 22 August 2018 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 634 656
Rank change year-on-year -26 +22 0
Contract jobs citing WLAN 204 188 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.55% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 100 131
England median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £176 £157 £225
90th Percentile £643 £532 £475
UK median daily rate £415 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +14.48% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 20
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £17.34 £12.56
90th Percentile £28.75 £34.25 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% - +25.00%

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 12,558 12,123 15,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.71% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 7,308 9,504
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £207 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 675 696
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.69
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 22 August 2018.

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
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 22 August 2018. 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 -2 102 £488 +8.33% 19
South East +9 48 £425 +20.14% 19
East of England -14 19 £333 +2.31% 9
North of England -18 15 £444 +5.03% 16
North West -18 12 £450 +24.14% 8
Midlands -12 11 £263 -16.00% 5
South West -5 8 £350 +35.92% 1
West Midlands -38 6 £243 -22.40% 3
East Midlands -3 5 £288 -4.17% 2
Yorkshire -29 3 £413 -5.17% 7
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, 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.

1 184 (90.20%) LAN
2 141 (69.12%) WAN
3 124 (60.78%) Cisco
4 96 (47.06%) Firewall
4 96 (47.06%) Wireless
5 68 (33.33%) VPN
6 58 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (24.51%) ITIL
8 49 (24.02%) DNS
8 49 (24.02%) MPLS
9 45 (22.06%) Microsoft
10 44 (21.57%) Windows
11 43 (21.08%) VLAN
12 41 (20.10%) Active Directory
12 41 (20.10%) TCP/IP
13 40 (19.61%) CCNP
13 40 (19.61%) OSPF
14 36 (17.65%) DHCP
15 35 (17.16%) Data Centre
16 32 (15.69%) Migration
17 29 (14.22%) 802.1X
18 28 (13.73%) SolarWinds
18 28 (13.73%) CheckPoint
19 27 (13.24%) BGP
19 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 27 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
20 26 (12.75%) Network Security
20 26 (12.75%) Security Cleared
20 26 (12.75%) Cisco Wireless
21 24 (11.76%) Finance

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 (5.39%) Skype for Business
2 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.98%) CMS
4 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.78%) Office 365
3 16 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.39%) PaaS
5 10 (4.90%) IaaS
6 5 (2.45%) SaaS
7 3 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.98%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.49%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 184 (90.20%) LAN
2 141 (69.12%) WAN
3 96 (47.06%) Firewall
3 96 (47.06%) Wireless
4 68 (33.33%) VPN
5 49 (24.02%) DNS
5 49 (24.02%) MPLS
6 43 (21.08%) VLAN
7 41 (20.10%) TCP/IP
8 40 (19.61%) OSPF
9 36 (17.65%) DHCP
10 27 (13.24%) BGP
10 27 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (12.75%) Cisco Wireless
11 26 (12.75%) Network Security
12 22 (10.78%) Ethernet
12 22 (10.78%) IPsec
13 21 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (10.29%) Cisco ISE
14 19 (9.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) Hudson
4 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (11.76%) Finance
2 21 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.94%) Banking
3 6 (2.94%) Legal
4 5 (2.45%) Advertising
4 5 (2.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.47%) Electronics
5 3 (1.47%) Games
5 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) German Language
6 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Law
6 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (25.49%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.57%) Architect
3 25 (12.25%) Network Architect
4 22 (10.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (10.29%) Analyst
6 17 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 15 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.88%) IT Support
9 11 (5.39%) Desktop Support
9 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Architect
9 11 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (4.90%) Consultant
11 9 (4.41%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.41%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.41%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (3.92%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.43%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.22%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.96%) LDAP
2 4 (1.96%) OAuth
2 4 (1.96%) OpenID
2 4 (1.96%) SAML
3 2 (0.98%) Middleware
3 2 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) JSON
4 1 (0.49%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.16%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.82%) Private Cloud
3 15 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.90%) iPhone
4 10 (4.90%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.96%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.96%) Replication
7 4 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.98%) BYOD
9 2 (0.98%) FMCG
9 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.98%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) Animation
10 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.57%) Windows
2 22 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 17 (8.33%) Linux
4 14 (6.86%) Android
4 14 (6.86%) Windows 8
5 12 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 12 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.39%) Mac OS X
7 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.94%) Unix
9 4 (1.96%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.98%) MVS
11 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.51%) ITIL
2 32 (15.69%) Migration
3 21 (10.29%) Network Design
4 19 (9.31%) Network Management
4 19 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (8.82%) Load Balancing
6 17 (8.33%) Project Management
7 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (5.39%) Network Architecture
8 11 (5.39%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (4.90%) Change Management
9 10 (4.90%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.41%) DNA
10 9 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.41%) Service Management
11 8 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.43%) Information Security
12 7 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.92%) Perl
1 8 (3.92%) Python
2 6 (2.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.98%) Java
4 2 (0.98%) Lisp
5 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.49%) C
5 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (19.61%) CCNP
3 26 (12.75%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 23 (11.27%) CCNA
6 20 (9.80%) Degree
7 18 (8.82%) CCIE
8 5 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.47%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.47%) CCDA
9 3 (1.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (1.47%) CCIE Security
9 3 (1.47%) CCVP
9 3 (1.47%) CISA
9 3 (1.47%) CISM
9 3 (1.47%) CISSP
9 3 (1.47%) HP MASE
9 3 (1.47%) MCP
9 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) FedRAMP
2 5 (2.45%) HIPAA
2 5 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.96%) QA
4 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.49%) GxP
6 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 41 (20.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.47%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (1.47%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (6.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.43%) SCCM
4 5 (2.45%) CASB
5 4 (1.96%) Cisco CME
5 4 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.96%) Nagios
5 4 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.98%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.49%) Grafana
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) OpenView
7 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.49%) Puppet
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 124 (60.78%) Cisco
2 45 (22.06%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.73%) CheckPoint
3 28 (13.73%) SolarWinds
4 23 (11.27%) Meraki
4 23 (11.27%) VMware
5 22 (10.78%) Apple
6 19 (9.31%) Juniper
7 17 (8.33%) Aruba
8 15 (7.35%) F5
8 15 (7.35%) HP
9 14 (6.86%) Citrix
9 14 (6.86%) Palo Alto
10 10 (4.90%) Avaya
11 9 (4.41%) Polycom
12 8 (3.92%) Brocade
12 8 (3.92%) Nortel
12 8 (3.92%) Oracle
13 7 (3.43%) Forcepoint
13 7 (3.43%) Riverbed