Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Wireless LAN (WLAN)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 518 523
Rank change year-on-year -27 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing WLAN 94 90 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.43% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 58 73
London median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% -17.58%
10th Percentile £145 £300 £209
90th Percentile £550 £680 £458
England median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
London median hourly rate £26.24 £11.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.15% -71.25% +53.85%
10th Percentile £25.76 £10.55 £24.00
90th Percentile £27.09 £18.65 £56.00
England median hourly rate £26.24 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.95% +25.00% +19.40%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5446 6281 5810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.55% 13.89% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3652 4102 3843
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +6.01% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 174
London median hourly rate £19.84 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +0.80% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

WLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
West London +13 17 £264 -
Central London -14 7 £165 -56.41%
East London - 1 £300 -
WLAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 83 (88.30%) LAN
2 76 (80.85%) Cisco
3 67 (71.28%) WAN
4 61 (64.89%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (58.51%) Wireless
6 54 (57.45%) Firewall
7 41 (43.62%) Cisco Wireless
8 39 (41.49%) MPLS
9 38 (40.43%) OSPF
9 38 (40.43%) CCNP
10 34 (36.17%) BGP
11 33 (35.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (32.98%) Data Centre
12 31 (32.98%) EIGRP
12 31 (32.98%) Network Security
13 29 (30.85%) Riverbed
13 29 (30.85%) CCIE
13 29 (30.85%) Palo Alto
14 24 (25.53%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (24.47%) Finance
16 21 (22.34%) IPsec
16 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
17 20 (21.28%) SolarWinds
17 20 (21.28%) WAN Optimisation
18 19 (20.21%) Cisco Prime
19 18 (19.15%) Network Design
20 17 (18.09%) Banking
20 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
20 17 (18.09%) CheckPoint
20 17 (18.09%) Software-Defined Networking

WLAN
Co-occurring 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 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (4.26%) Drupal
1 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
1 4 (4.26%) WordPress
2 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.51%) Office 365
3 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.19%) IaaS
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (88.30%) LAN
2 67 (71.28%) WAN
3 55 (58.51%) Wireless
4 54 (57.45%) Firewall
5 41 (43.62%) Cisco Wireless
6 39 (41.49%) MPLS
7 38 (40.43%) OSPF
8 34 (36.17%) BGP
9 33 (35.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (32.98%) EIGRP
10 31 (32.98%) Network Security
11 24 (25.53%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (22.34%) IPsec
13 17 (18.09%) Software-Defined Networking
14 16 (17.02%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (17.02%) VPN
15 13 (13.83%) Spanning Tree
16 12 (12.77%) TACACS
16 12 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (11.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Banking
3 9 (9.57%) Law
4 7 (7.45%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Electronics
6 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 31 (32.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (31.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (17.02%) Lead Network Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Network Manager
7 8 (8.51%) Architect
8 7 (7.45%) Wireless Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support
9 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) LAN Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Security Architect
10 5 (5.32%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.26%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) OAuth
3 1 (1.06%) OpenID
3 1 (1.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.06%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.98%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.64%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.38%) FMCG
4 5 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.26%) BYOD
6 3 (3.19%) Handset
6 3 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.19%) iPhone
6 3 (3.19%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.06%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.38%) Mac OS
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.32%) Android
4 5 (5.32%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.26%) CentOS
6 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.28%) WAN Optimisation
2 18 (19.15%) Network Design
3 13 (13.83%) Information Security
3 13 (13.83%) Network Architecture
3 13 (13.83%) Network Management
4 12 (12.77%) Service Management
5 10 (10.64%) Migration
5 10 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (9.57%) Change Management
6 9 (9.57%) Low Latency
6 9 (9.57%) Practice Management
6 9 (9.57%) Regulatory Compliance
6 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.57%) Supply Chain Management
7 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.51%) Supplier Management
8 6 (6.38%) ITIL
8 6 (6.38%) Open Source
9 5 (5.32%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) Perl
2 2 (2.13%) Python
2 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (64.89%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (40.43%) CCNP
3 29 (30.85%) CCIE
4 14 (14.89%) CCNA
5 7 (7.45%) CWNA
6 6 (6.38%) Degree
7 5 (5.32%) CISA
7 5 (5.32%) CISSP
8 4 (4.26%) CCSE
8 4 (4.26%) CISMP
9 3 (3.19%) CCDP
9 3 (3.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (3.19%) MCSE
9 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.13%) CCDA
10 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) GDPR
2 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (3.19%) SLA
4 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.06%) FedRAMP
5 1 (1.06%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.13%) Samba
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (20.21%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (4.26%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) SCOM
2 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.19%) Cacti
3 3 (3.19%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.19%) OpenView
3 3 (3.19%) QRadar
4 2 (2.13%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (2.13%) TrustSec
4 2 (2.13%) WSUS
5 1 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (80.85%) Cisco
2 29 (30.85%) Palo Alto
2 29 (30.85%) Riverbed
3 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.28%) SolarWinds
5 17 (18.09%) CheckPoint
6 13 (13.83%) HP
6 13 (13.83%) VMware
7 12 (12.77%) Juniper
8 11 (11.70%) Citrix
8 11 (11.70%) SAP
9 6 (6.38%) Apple
9 6 (6.38%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (5.32%) Aruba
10 5 (5.32%) Veeam
11 4 (4.26%) Adobe
11 4 (4.26%) EMC
11 4 (4.26%) EqualLogic
11 4 (4.26%) Sitecore
11 4 (4.26%) Splunk