Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 641 678
Rank change year-on-year -46 +37 -27
Contract jobs citing WLAN 156 156 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.33% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 95
England median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -6.04%
10th Percentile £184 £186 £231
90th Percentile £640 £538 £465
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 16
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £18.90 £22.50 £17.56
90th Percentile £35.75 £34.10 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +5.26%

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 12,404 11,688 14,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 14.00% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,679 7,184 8,796
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £223
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 653 610
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.95% -18.00% +13.64%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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 -11 91 £415 -2.35% 17
South East -43 26 £450 +38.46% 14
Midlands -11 13 £275 -8.33% 15
South West +14 9 £350 -10.26% 7
East Midlands +5 9 £275 -8.33% 8
East of England -5 9 £268 -17.69% 1
North of England -21 8 £450 +66.67% 15
North West -12 7 £375 +36.36% 13
West Midlands -22 4 £293 -11.70% 7
North East +7 1 £600 +263.64% 1
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 128 (82.05%) LAN
2 91 (58.33%) WAN
3 90 (57.69%) Cisco
4 67 (42.95%) Wireless
5 60 (38.46%) Firewall
6 51 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 41 (26.28%) ITIL
9 39 (25.00%) CCNP
10 35 (22.44%) Windows
10 35 (22.44%) VLAN
11 33 (21.15%) VPN
11 33 (21.15%) DNS
11 33 (21.15%) Office 365
12 31 (19.87%) Active Directory
13 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (16.03%) Cisco Wireless
14 25 (16.03%) DHCP
15 24 (15.38%) MPLS
16 23 (14.74%) CheckPoint
17 22 (14.10%) Cisco Prime
17 22 (14.10%) CCIE
18 21 (13.46%) CCNA
18 21 (13.46%) Data Centre
18 21 (13.46%) 802.1X
19 20 (12.82%) SolarWinds
19 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
19 20 (12.82%) Finance
20 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
20 19 (12.18%) Cisco ISE

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 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.28%) CMS
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.15%) Office 365
2 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.62%) IaaS
4 14 (8.97%) PaaS
5 8 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.21%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) SaaS
8 1 (0.64%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.64%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 128 (82.05%) LAN
2 91 (58.33%) WAN
3 67 (42.95%) Wireless
4 60 (38.46%) Firewall
5 35 (22.44%) VLAN
6 33 (21.15%) DNS
6 33 (21.15%) VPN
7 25 (16.03%) Cisco Wireless
7 25 (16.03%) DHCP
8 24 (15.38%) MPLS
9 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 19 (12.18%) Cisco ISE
11 18 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (10.90%) 802.11
13 16 (10.26%) BGP
13 16 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (9.62%) Internet
15 14 (8.97%) OSPF
16 13 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 20 (12.82%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.41%) Banking
4 7 (4.49%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.21%) Marketing
6 4 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Advertising
7 3 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.28%) Games
8 2 (1.28%) German Language
8 2 (1.28%) Law
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (27.56%) Network Engineer
2 31 (19.87%) Architect
3 18 (11.54%) Analyst
4 15 (9.62%) Wireless Engineer
5 14 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (8.33%) Azure Architect
6 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 11 (7.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (7.05%) Network Architect
9 10 (6.41%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 8 (5.13%) Desktop Support
11 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (5.13%) Network Manager
12 7 (4.49%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 6 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.56%) WAP
3 3 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.97%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) iPhone
3 5 (3.21%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.92%) FMCG
5 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.28%) NHS
5 2 (1.28%) Replication
5 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.64%) Animation
6 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) PDA
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) RIA
6 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Windows
2 19 (12.18%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.05%) Apple iOS
3 11 (7.05%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.13%) Android
4 8 (5.13%) Mac OS X
4 8 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.85%) Linux
6 6 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.28%) Unix
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.28%) ITIL
2 18 (11.54%) Project Management
3 17 (10.90%) Change Management
4 16 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (9.62%) TOGAF
6 14 (8.97%) Migration
6 14 (8.97%) Network Management
6 14 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 13 (8.33%) Network Architecture
8 12 (7.69%) IT Strategy
8 12 (7.69%) Network Design
9 11 (7.05%) Security Architecture
10 7 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (4.49%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.49%) Service Management
10 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.28%) Lisp
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) Perl
4 1 (0.64%) Python
4 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (25.00%) CCNP
3 22 (14.10%) CCIE
4 21 (13.46%) CCNA
5 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
6 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 15 (9.62%) Degree
8 11 (7.05%) CISA
8 11 (7.05%) CISM
8 11 (7.05%) CISSP
8 11 (7.05%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (3.85%) CCDP
11 4 (2.56%) CWNA
11 4 (2.56%) ISEB
11 4 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.56%) MCSE
12 3 (1.92%) CCIE Wireless
13 2 (1.28%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.64%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (19.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.92%) Firmware
4 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.64%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.49%) SCCM
3 3 (1.92%) Cacti
3 3 (1.92%) Kibana
3 3 (1.92%) Nagios
3 3 (1.92%) SCOM
4 2 (1.28%) Cisco CME
4 2 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) CASB
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) Cisco
2 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 23 (14.74%) CheckPoint
4 20 (12.82%) SolarWinds
5 17 (10.90%) Aruba
5 17 (10.90%) VMware
6 15 (9.62%) Apple
6 15 (9.62%) Meraki
7 12 (7.69%) Citrix
7 12 (7.69%) F5
8 11 (7.05%) HP
9 8 (5.13%) Juniper
10 7 (4.49%) Forcepoint
11 6 (3.85%) Avaya
11 6 (3.85%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.85%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.21%) McAfee
12 5 (3.21%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.21%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.56%) Nortel