Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 603 696 625
Rank change year-on-year +93 -71 +50
Contract jobs citing WLAN 242 154 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.23% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 87 144
England median daily rate £404 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.23% -5.11% -6.16%
10th Percentile £200 £212 £250
90th Percentile £550 £493 £514
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +23.08% -2.99% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
England median hourly rate £66.00 £26.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +149.29% +5.90% -37.50%
10th Percentile £21.75 £25.79 £17.15
90th Percentile £115.00 £36.44 £27.50
UK median hourly rate £66.00 £26.24 £25.00
% change year-on-year +151.55% +4.95% +21.95%

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 11,769 12,501 13,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.91% 13.53% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,125 7,788 8,204
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £214
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 623 674
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.68
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +35 104 £458 +32.61% 17
South East +26 50 £375 +1.69% 16
North of England +6 41 £400 -20.00% 15
North West +11 25 £400 -20.00% 3
Midlands -8 19 £325 +4.00% 10
West Midlands -10 16 £319 +2.00% 3
East of England +7 15 £333 +10.83% 6
South West -26 14 £250 -23.08% 9
Yorkshire -10 13 £375 -21.05% 12
East Midlands +4 3 £325 +15.45% 7
North East -6 3 £218 -63.75%
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 211 (87.19%) LAN
2 167 (69.01%) WAN
3 140 (57.85%) Cisco
4 114 (47.11%) Firewall
5 107 (44.21%) Wireless
6 85 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (30.58%) VPN
8 62 (25.62%) CCNP
9 59 (24.38%) Microsoft
10 57 (23.55%) Windows
11 53 (21.90%) Active Directory
12 49 (20.25%) Network Security
13 46 (19.01%) DNS
14 45 (18.60%) VoIP
15 44 (18.18%) MPLS
16 41 (16.94%) CheckPoint
17 39 (16.12%) OSPF
18 34 (14.05%) TCP/IP
19 33 (13.64%) DHCP
19 33 (13.64%) Linux
19 33 (13.64%) IPsec
19 33 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
20 32 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (13.22%) Wi-Fi
20 32 (13.22%) CCNA
21 31 (12.81%) BGP
22 30 (12.40%) ITIL
22 30 (12.40%) Migration
23 29 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
23 29 (11.98%) Meraki

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 10 (4.13%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.83%) CMS
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.44%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (7.02%) IaaS
4 17 (7.02%) SaaS
5 16 (6.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (6.20%) PaaS
6 15 (6.20%) Sumo Logic
7 10 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.72%) Office 365
9 4 (1.65%) GoToWebinar
10 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 211 (87.19%) LAN
2 167 (69.01%) WAN
3 114 (47.11%) Firewall
4 107 (44.21%) Wireless
5 74 (30.58%) VPN
6 49 (20.25%) Network Security
7 46 (19.01%) DNS
8 45 (18.60%) VoIP
9 44 (18.18%) MPLS
10 39 (16.12%) OSPF
11 34 (14.05%) TCP/IP
12 33 (13.64%) DHCP
12 33 (13.64%) IPsec
13 32 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (13.22%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (12.81%) BGP
15 28 (11.57%) Cisco Wireless
16 25 (10.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (9.09%) SSL
18 21 (8.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) Git (software)
1 13 (5.37%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.55%) JIRA
3 6 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) Hudson
4 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (10.74%) Finance
2 22 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.96%) Legal
4 9 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.31%) Banking
6 6 (2.48%) Retail
7 4 (1.65%) Electronics
8 3 (1.24%) Law
9 2 (0.83%) Automotive
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (34.71%) Network Engineer
2 25 (10.33%) Architect
3 24 (9.92%) Security Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (7.85%) Support Engineer
5 16 (6.61%) Analyst
5 16 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (5.79%) IT Support
7 13 (5.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) IT Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) Test Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.55%) Consultant
9 11 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.13%) Azure Architect
10 10 (4.13%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.26%) 802.1X
1 20 (8.26%) Web Services
2 11 (4.55%) SAML
3 10 (4.13%) OAuth
3 10 (4.13%) OpenID
4 2 (0.83%) XMPP
5 1 (0.41%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.79%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.13%) Cloud Native
5 10 (4.13%) iPhone
5 10 (4.13%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.13%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.07%) BYOD
7 4 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.83%) CCTV
8 2 (0.83%) CMDB
8 2 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
8 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.41%) Clustering
9 1 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.55%) Windows
2 33 (13.64%) Linux
3 23 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.20%) Android
5 14 (5.79%) Mac OS
5 14 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.37%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.37%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.96%) Apple iOS
8 8 (3.31%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.48%) Unix
9 6 (2.48%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.40%) ITIL
1 30 (12.40%) Migration
2 26 (10.74%) Identity Access Management
2 26 (10.74%) SIEM
3 21 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (8.68%) Network Management
3 21 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (7.44%) Network Architecture
5 16 (6.61%) Load Balancing
6 15 (6.20%) Malware Analysis
6 15 (6.20%) Network Design
6 15 (6.20%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (6.20%) Network Segmentation
6 15 (6.20%) Project Management
6 15 (6.20%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (5.79%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (5.79%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (5.37%) Information Security
9 12 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.26%) Python
2 15 (6.20%) Perl
3 6 (2.48%) SQL
4 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.83%) C
5 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.41%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) R
6 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 85 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (25.62%) CCNP
3 32 (13.22%) CCNA
4 23 (9.50%) CCIE
5 19 (7.85%) Security Cleared
6 16 (6.61%) CSSLP
6 16 (6.61%) ISSMP
7 15 (6.20%) CISA
7 15 (6.20%) CISM
7 15 (6.20%) CISSP
7 15 (6.20%) ISSAP
7 15 (6.20%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.55%) Degree
9 10 (4.13%) HP MASE
10 6 (2.48%) CCIE Security
11 5 (2.07%) MOS
12 4 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.24%) CCIE Wireless
13 3 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.16%) HIPAA
2 25 (10.33%) FedRAMP
3 15 (6.20%) PCI DSS
4 12 (4.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.24%) QA
5 3 (1.24%) SLA
6 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 53 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.13%) FreeRADIUS
3 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.48%) vSphere
5 5 (2.07%) Firmware
6 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (6.20%) Istio
2 10 (4.13%) CASB
2 10 (4.13%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.89%) Nagios
4 6 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.07%) SCCM
5 5 (2.07%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.41%) Cacti
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.41%) Grafana
7 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) Terraform
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 140 (57.85%) Cisco
2 59 (24.38%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.94%) CheckPoint
4 29 (11.98%) Meraki
5 27 (11.16%) VMware
6 24 (9.92%) Aruba
7 23 (9.50%) Fortinet
8 18 (7.44%) Google
8 18 (7.44%) HP
9 17 (7.02%) SolarWinds
10 16 (6.61%) Apple
10 16 (6.61%) Juniper
10 16 (6.61%) Splunk
11 15 (6.20%) CyberArk
11 15 (6.20%) F5
11 15 (6.20%) Palo Alto
12 13 (5.37%) Brocade
13 11 (4.55%) Okta
14 9 (3.72%) Avaya
15 7 (2.89%) Riverbed