The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for WLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WLAN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England / London
Rank 375 385 384
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing WLAN 27 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 17
Median daily rate £386 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.35% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £503 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% -23.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

WLAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing WLAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WLAN in London

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WLAN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WLAN in London

WLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WLAN in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WLAN in London

WLAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WLAN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WLAN in London

WLAN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WLAN within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 5 £315 -8.69% 1
WLAN
England

WLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for WLAN.

1 72 (94.74%) LAN
2 55 (72.37%) WAN
2 55 (72.37%) Cisco
3 51 (67.11%) Firewall
4 44 (57.89%) Wireless
5 38 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (47.37%) CheckPoint
7 24 (31.58%) VPN
8 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
8 23 (30.26%) OSPF
9 22 (28.95%) BGP
9 22 (28.95%) DNS
9 22 (28.95%) DHCP
9 22 (28.95%) Juniper
10 20 (26.32%) CCIE
10 20 (26.32%) CCNP
11 18 (23.68%) Windows
11 18 (23.68%) Network Security
12 17 (22.37%) CCNA
12 17 (22.37%) Internet
12 17 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
14 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
14 14 (18.42%) Linux
14 14 (18.42%) MPLS
15 13 (17.11%) IPsec
15 13 (17.11%) SSL
15 13 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (15.79%) Migration
17 11 (14.47%) Nagios

WLAN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 4 (5.26%) GroupWise
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
1 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.21%) Office 365
4 6 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 72 (94.74%) LAN
2 55 (72.37%) WAN
3 51 (67.11%) Firewall
4 44 (57.89%) Wireless
5 24 (31.58%) VPN
6 23 (30.26%) OSPF
6 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
7 22 (28.95%) BGP
7 22 (28.95%) DHCP
7 22 (28.95%) DNS
8 18 (23.68%) Network Security
9 17 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (22.37%) Internet
10 14 (18.42%) MPLS
11 13 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (17.11%) IPsec
11 13 (17.11%) SSL
12 11 (14.47%) Ethernet
13 10 (13.16%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (11.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Brand Awareness
2 2 (2.63%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Administrator
3 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Network Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Architect
5 9 (11.84%) Information Security Administrator
5 9 (11.84%) Network Administrator
5 9 (11.84%) Network Security Administrator
5 9 (11.84%) Security Administrator
6 7 (9.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Cisco Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) Core Data
3 1 (1.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) NHS
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.95%) Clustering
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.63%) CCTV
6 2 (2.63%) Social Media
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Linux
3 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.32%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Migration
2 11 (14.47%) Information Security
3 10 (13.16%) Network Management
4 9 (11.84%) Threat Management
5 8 (10.53%) ITIL
5 8 (10.53%) Network Design
6 7 (9.21%) Change Management
6 7 (9.21%) Project Management
7 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (7.89%) Network Architecture
7 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.58%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (6.58%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.95%) DDoS Mitigation
10 3 (3.95%) E-Discovery
10 3 (3.95%) IT Strategy
10 3 (3.95%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.26%) Perl
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.63%) C
4 2 (2.63%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) CCIE
2 20 (26.32%) CCNP
3 17 (22.37%) CCNA
4 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) CCDP
6 3 (3.95%) CCSA
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.63%) CCSE
7 2 (2.63%) MCSE
8 1 (1.32%) CCA
8 1 (1.32%) CISSP
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.32%) Degree
8 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.32%) MCP
8 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.26%) NDS
4 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.95%) Firmware
6 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) Nagios
2 8 (10.53%) FortiGate
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (3.95%) EnCase
5 2 (2.63%) Cacti
5 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.63%) Puppet
5 2 (2.63%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.32%) Control-M
6 1 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.32%) Nessus
6 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (72.37%) Cisco
2 36 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 22 (28.95%) Juniper
4 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.47%) Palo Alto
6 9 (11.84%) Fortinet
6 9 (11.84%) Riverbed
6 9 (11.84%) SolarWinds
7 8 (10.53%) Citrix
8 7 (9.21%) VMware
9 6 (7.89%) Sourcefire
10 5 (6.58%) Aruba
10 5 (6.58%) F5
10 5 (6.58%) Infoblox
11 4 (5.26%) Brocade
11 4 (5.26%) Novell
11 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.95%) Meraki
12 3 (3.95%) NetScout
12 3 (3.95%) Ruckus Wireless