Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 668 640
Rank change year-on-year +57 -28 +13
Contract jobs citing WLAN 245 180 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.43% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 100 136
England median daily rate £425 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +8.21% +3.08%
10th Percentile £261 £162 £231
90th Percentile £629 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £354 £335
% change year-on-year +20.14% +5.60% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
England median hourly rate £27.50 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.19% -20.40% +26.58%
10th Percentile £15.45 £15.51 £12.10
90th Percentile £115.00 £42.00 £34.85
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.96% +4.80% +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 12,505 12,580 15,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.77% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,585 7,728 9,301
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 657 745
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.56 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WLAN in England

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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 October 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 +12 115 £500 +25.00% 12
South East +14 50 £428 +18.34% 13
East of England -4 27 £333 +10.83% 3
North of England -18 26 £425 -5.56% 11
North West -5 19 £438 -7.89% 6
Midlands -13 17 £313 - 14
West Midlands -20 12 £300 -4.00% 9
South West -14 10 £363 +40.78% 8
Yorkshire -19 7 £413 -5.17% 5
East Midlands - 5 £328 - 5
WLAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 210 (85.71%) LAN
2 166 (67.76%) WAN
3 142 (57.96%) Cisco
4 130 (53.06%) Firewall
5 119 (48.57%) Wireless
6 85 (34.69%) VPN
7 76 (31.02%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (23.67%) Microsoft
9 57 (23.27%) MPLS
10 56 (22.86%) CCNP
11 53 (21.63%) Windows
11 53 (21.63%) OSPF
12 48 (19.59%) Active Directory
13 47 (19.18%) DNS
13 47 (19.18%) TCP/IP
14 44 (17.96%) ITIL
15 42 (17.14%) Network Security
16 38 (15.51%) VLAN
16 38 (15.51%) Migration
17 37 (15.10%) 802.1X
18 36 (14.69%) Data Centre
18 36 (14.69%) IPsec
18 36 (14.69%) BGP
19 34 (13.88%) CheckPoint
19 34 (13.88%) VoIP
19 34 (13.88%) DHCP
20 33 (13.47%) Wi-Fi
20 33 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
20 33 (13.47%) SolarWinds
21 32 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus

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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 14 (5.71%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.82%) CMS
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.53%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.90%) PaaS
4 11 (4.49%) IaaS
5 10 (4.08%) Office 365
5 10 (4.08%) SaaS
6 9 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.45%) Sumo Logic
8 6 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.41%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 210 (85.71%) LAN
2 166 (67.76%) WAN
3 130 (53.06%) Firewall
4 119 (48.57%) Wireless
5 85 (34.69%) VPN
6 57 (23.27%) MPLS
7 53 (21.63%) OSPF
8 47 (19.18%) DNS
8 47 (19.18%) TCP/IP
9 42 (17.14%) Network Security
10 38 (15.51%) VLAN
11 36 (14.69%) BGP
11 36 (14.69%) IPsec
12 34 (13.88%) DHCP
12 34 (13.88%) VoIP
13 33 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (13.47%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (11.84%) Cisco Wireless
16 28 (11.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (5.31%) Git (software)
1 13 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.90%) JIRA
3 11 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.82%) Hudson
5 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (12.24%) Finance
1 30 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.49%) Legal
3 8 (3.27%) Banking
4 6 (2.45%) Electronics
5 5 (2.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.22%) Law
6 3 (1.22%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.96%) Architect
3 24 (9.80%) Network Architect
4 23 (9.39%) Analyst
5 20 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (5.71%) Security Engineer
7 14 (5.71%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Consultant
9 12 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.49%) IT Support
10 11 (4.49%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.08%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.10%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.08%) OAuth
2 10 (4.08%) OpenID
2 10 (4.08%) SAML
3 7 (2.86%) Web Services
4 4 (1.63%) LDAP
5 2 (0.82%) Middleware
5 2 (0.82%) XMPP
6 1 (0.41%) COM
6 1 (0.41%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.69%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.35%) Private Cloud
3 17 (6.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.90%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.08%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.67%) iPhone
7 9 (3.67%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.22%) BYOD
9 3 (1.22%) Replication
9 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.82%) CCTV
10 2 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.82%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.82%) User Experience
11 1 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.63%) Windows
2 27 (11.02%) Linux
2 27 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.76%) Mac OS
4 15 (6.12%) Android
4 15 (6.12%) Mac OS X
4 15 (6.12%) Windows 8
5 13 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.90%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.45%) Unix
10 5 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.82%) MVS
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.96%) ITIL
2 38 (15.51%) Migration
3 24 (9.80%) Network Management
3 24 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (9.39%) Network Design
4 23 (9.39%) Project Management
5 22 (8.98%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.53%) Identity Access Management
6 16 (6.53%) SIEM
7 15 (6.12%) Information Security
7 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (5.71%) Network Architecture
9 13 (5.31%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (4.90%) SOA
11 11 (4.49%) DDoS Mitigation
11 11 (4.49%) Decision-Making
11 11 (4.49%) Presales
11 11 (4.49%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.12%) Perl
1 15 (6.12%) Python
2 8 (3.27%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.45%) SQL
4 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.82%) C
5 2 (0.82%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.41%) Lisp
6 1 (0.41%) R
6 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 76 (31.02%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (22.86%) CCNP
3 28 (11.43%) CCNA
4 27 (11.02%) Security Cleared
5 25 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 23 (9.39%) Degree
7 21 (8.57%) CCIE
8 10 (4.08%) HP MASE
9 6 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (2.45%) CCIE Security
9 6 (2.45%) CISA
9 6 (2.45%) CISM
9 6 (2.45%) CISSP
9 6 (2.45%) CSSLP
9 6 (2.45%) ISSAP
9 6 (2.45%) ISSMP
10 4 (1.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.53%) FedRAMP
1 16 (6.53%) HIPAA
2 11 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (3.27%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.45%) SLA
5 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.63%) QA
6 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) GxP
7 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (19.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.08%) FreeRADIUS
2 10 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.63%) Firmware
5 3 (1.22%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) NFS
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.57%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (4.08%) CASB
4 6 (2.45%) Istio
5 5 (2.04%) SCCM
5 5 (2.04%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.63%) Nagios
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.41%) Cacti
8 1 (0.41%) Grafana
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.41%) WSUS
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (57.96%) Cisco
2 58 (23.67%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.88%) CheckPoint
4 33 (13.47%) SolarWinds
5 30 (12.24%) Meraki
6 25 (10.20%) Aruba
7 24 (9.80%) Apple
8 22 (8.98%) F5
9 21 (8.57%) VMware
10 20 (8.16%) Fortinet
11 19 (7.76%) Juniper
12 18 (7.35%) HP
12 18 (7.35%) Palo Alto
13 16 (6.53%) Brocade
14 12 (4.90%) Riverbed
15 10 (4.08%) Citrix
15 10 (4.08%) Okta
16 9 (3.67%) Avaya
16 9 (3.67%) Polycom
17 8 (3.27%) Google