Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 452 591
Rank change year-on-year -199 +139 +37
Contract jobs citing WLAN 88 42 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.16% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 130
10th Percentile £163 £290 £199
25th Percentile £263 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £450 £375
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -11.76%
75th Percentile £538 £701 £475
90th Percentile £610 £713 £519
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
10th Percentile £24.43 " £40.00
25th Percentile £28.81 " £41.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £50.00 £46.40
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +7.76% +181.21%
75th Percentile £38.75 " £51.91
90th Percentile £47.75 " £57.50
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £50.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year -35.00% +7.76% +181.21%

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 7,664 3,636 10,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.23% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,989 2,324 6,420
10th Percentile £213 £213 £192
25th Percentile £357 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £585 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £630 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 158 494
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.31 £15.78
Median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year -34.89% +20.00% +39.81%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.11 £47.44
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.30 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -30.16% +21.15% +39.04%

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021. 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 -194 31 £419 -23.86% 12
South East -64 26 £425 +13.33% 14
South West -43 9 £450 - 6
North of England -67 8 £268 -20.74% 16
Yorkshire -49 5 £363 +7.41% 5
Midlands -72 4 £265 -3.64% 5
East of England -62 3 £550 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -42 2 £265 -3.64% 4
North West -55 2 £140 - 5
West Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
North East - 1 £210 - 6
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 66 (75.00%) LAN
2 62 (70.45%) Cisco
3 47 (53.41%) WAN
4 42 (47.73%) Wireless
5 40 (45.45%) Firewall
6 38 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (35.23%) CCNP
8 25 (28.41%) SD-WAN
9 21 (23.86%) Social Skills
9 21 (23.86%) Aruba
10 20 (22.73%) VPN
11 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
12 18 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (20.45%) Telecoms
12 18 (20.45%) MPLS
13 17 (19.32%) Finance
13 17 (19.32%) Degree
14 16 (18.18%) VMware
14 16 (18.18%) DNS
15 15 (17.05%) DHCP
15 15 (17.05%) 802.1X
16 14 (15.91%) Data Centre
16 14 (15.91%) Network Design
16 14 (15.91%) Network Security
17 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (14.77%) Meraki
18 12 (13.64%) F5
18 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 12 (13.64%) CCNA
18 12 (13.64%) ITIL

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 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Azure
2 5 (5.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (2.27%) AWS
4 2 (2.27%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (75.00%) LAN
2 47 (53.41%) WAN
3 42 (47.73%) Wireless
4 40 (45.45%) Firewall
5 25 (28.41%) SD-WAN
6 20 (22.73%) VPN
7 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
8 18 (20.45%) MPLS
8 18 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (18.18%) DNS
10 15 (17.05%) DHCP
11 14 (15.91%) Network Security
12 13 (14.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (13.64%) BGP
13 12 (13.64%) Internet
13 12 (13.64%) OSPF
14 10 (11.36%) 802.11
14 10 (11.36%) GSM
14 10 (11.36%) VoIP
15 9 (10.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.14%) MySQL
1 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 21 (23.86%) Social Skills
2 18 (20.45%) Telecoms
3 17 (19.32%) Finance
4 7 (7.95%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Banking
7 2 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.27%) Legal
7 2 (2.27%) Military
7 2 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.14%) Back Office
8 1 (1.14%) French Language
8 1 (1.14%) Law
8 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.23%) Wireless Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Architect
4 7 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 6 (6.82%) RF Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (3.41%) Junior
7 3 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Network Support
7 3 (3.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.41%) CCTV
3 3 (3.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.41%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (3.41%) IVR
3 3 (3.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.14%) BYOD
5 1 (1.14%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) AIX
6 1 (1.14%) Debian
6 1 (1.14%) HPUX
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Slackware
6 1 (1.14%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Network Design
2 12 (13.64%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (9.09%) Information Security
5 8 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
6 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.82%) SIEM
7 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (5.68%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.55%) Change Management
9 4 (4.55%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.55%) Network Management
9 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Tcl
4 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (35.23%) CCNP
3 17 (19.32%) Degree
4 12 (13.64%) CCNA
5 10 (11.36%) CCIE
6 4 (4.55%) CCIE Wireless
6 4 (4.55%) CISSP
6 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.55%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (2.27%) CCDE
8 2 (2.27%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (2.27%) CCIE Security
8 2 (2.27%) CWNE
8 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) CCDP
9 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) GDPR
3 2 (2.27%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.14%) GRC
4 1 (1.14%) PMO
4 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (2.27%) TrustSec
3 2 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.14%) Grafana
4 1 (1.14%) Kibana
4 1 (1.14%) Nagios
4 1 (1.14%) Nessus
4 1 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
4 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (70.45%) Cisco
2 21 (23.86%) Aruba
3 16 (18.18%) VMware
4 13 (14.77%) Meraki
5 12 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 12 (13.64%) F5
5 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.09%) Juniper
6 8 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
7 7 (7.95%) Infoblox
8 6 (6.82%) Ekahau
8 6 (6.82%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.82%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.68%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.68%) Zscaler
10 4 (4.55%) ForeScout
10 4 (4.55%) McAfee
10 4 (4.55%) MikroTik
10 4 (4.55%) Oracle